Maureen Stapleton

  • Birth Place: Troy, New York, United States
  • Died: March 13, 2006
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Moved to New York City at the age of 17 with $100 in her pocket.
  • Studied at New York's famed Actors Studio alongside classmates Marlon Brando and Marilyn Monroe.
  • Worked a number of odd jobs (salesgirl, hotel clerk, artists' model) while she studied acting.
  • Won the National Institute of Arts and Letters Award in 1969.
  • Was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 1981.
  • Published A Hell of a Life: An Autobiography in 1995.
  • Openly discussed her alcoholism (for which she was treated at a psychiatric facility) and her various phobias, including a lifelong fear of airplanes.

Awards

  • 1983, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Winner
  • 1968, Tony — Actress (Dramatic): Nominee
  • 1971, Tony — Actress (Dramatic): Winner
  • 1951, Tony — Actress, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic): Winner
  • 1959, Tony — Actress (Dramatic): Nominee
  • 1960, Tony — Actress (Dramatic): Nominee
  • 1972, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1970, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1978, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1958, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1971, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 1968, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Drama: Winner
  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1959, Emmy — Best Single Performance by an Actress: Nominee
  • 1981, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
  • 1982, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special: Nominee
  • 1981, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1975, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1979, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1971, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1959, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • John P. Stapleton — Father
  • Daniel V. Allentuck — Son
  • Katherine Bambery — Daughter
  • Max Allentuck — Ex-husband
  • George Abbott — Ex-significant Other
  • Jack Stapleton — Brother
  • David Rayfiel — Ex-husband
  • Irene Stapleton — Mother

College

  • Attended Siena College, Loudonville, New York, United States

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