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Alexis Smith

Born Jun 8, 1921

Alexis Smith was a Canadian-born stage, film, and television actress. She appeared in several major Hollywood movies in the 1940s and had a notable career on Broadway in the 1970s, winning a Tony Award in 1972.

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    NYTimes - Sep 13, 2011
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    NYTimes - Sep 04, 2011
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1921 Birth Born on June 8, 1921.


1952 31 Years Old She also appeared on the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Radio (NBC) broadcast on 25 January 1952
1955 34 Years Old She toured in several stage hits including the 1955 National company of Plain and Fancy co-starring her husband Craig Stevens, Jean Kerr's Mary, Mary and Cactus Flower also co-starring Stevens.


1971 50 Years Old She appeared on the cover of the May 3, 1971 issue of Time as the result of the critical acclaim for her singing and dancing role in Hal Prince's Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's Follies, which marked her long-awaited Broadway debut.
1972 51 Years Old In 1972, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance.
1973 52 Years Old Her stage career continued through the 1970s, with appearances in the 1973 all-star revival of The Women (1973), the short-lived re-working of William Inge's drama Picnic, re-titled Summer Brave (1975), and the ill-fated musical Platinum (1978), which earned her another Tony nomination for her performance but closed after a brief run. … Read More


1988 67 Years Old She also starred in the short-lived 1988 series Hothouse, and was nominated for an Emmy Award for her guest appearance on Cheers in 1990.
1993 72 Years Old Smith died of brain cancer in Los Angeles in 1993 on the day after her 72nd birthday. … Read More
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