Colleen Dewhurst

Film + Stage + Television and Voice Actress
Born Jun 3, 1924

Colleen Rose Dewhurst was a Canadian-American actress known for a while as "the Queen of Off-Broadway. " In her autobiography, Dewhurst wrote: "I had moved so quickly from one Off-Broadway production to the next that I was known, at one point, as the 'Queen of Off-Broadway'. This title was not due to my brilliance but rather because most of the plays I was in closed after a run of anywhere from one night to two weeks. I would then move immediately into another.… Read More

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1924 Birth Born on June 3, 1924.


1942 18 Years Old She attended Whitefish Bay High School for her first two years of high school, moved to Shorewood High School for her junior year, and finally graduated from Riverside High School in Milwaukee in 1942. … Read More


1956 32 Years Old She later played Katharina in a 1956 production of Taming of the Shrew for Joseph Papp. … Read More
1958 34 Years Old She played Shakespeare's Cleopatra and Lady Macbeth for Papp and, years later, Gertrude in a production of Hamlet at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. Dewhurst and George C. Scott met while working together in 1958, in Children of Darkness, while they were both married to other people. … Read More
1962 38 Years Old She appeared in 1962 as Joanne Novak in the episode "I Don't Belong in a White-Painted House" in NBC's medical drama, The Eleventh Hour, starring Wendell Corey and Jack Ging.


1971 47 Years Old Dewhurst appeared opposite her then-husband, Scott, in a 1971 television adaptation of Arthur Miller's The Price, on Hallmark Hall of Fame, an anthology series, and there is another television recording of them together when she played Elizabeth Proctor to his unfaithful John in Miller's The Crucible (with Tuesday Weld. … Read More
1972 48 Years Old In 1972, she played a madam, Mrs. Kate Collingwood, in The Cowboys (1972), which starred John Wayne.


1985 61 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1985, she played the role of Marilla Cuthbert in Kevin Sullivan's adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery's novel Anne of Green Gables, and reprised the role in 1987's Anne of Avonlea (also known as Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel), and in several episodes of Kevin Sullivan's Road to Avonlea. … Read More
1989 65 Years Old 1 More Event
During 1989 and 1990, she appeared in a supporting role on the television series Murphy Brown playing the feisty mother of Candice Bergen's title character; this role earned her two Emmy Awards, the second being awarded posthumously. … Read More
1991 67 Years Old Dewhurst died of cervical cancer, age 67, at her South Salem home in 1991.
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