Colleen Dewhurst
Film, stage, television and voice actress
Colleen Dewhurst
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.
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Today In History - Sports Radio ESPN 1420
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In 1991, actress Colleen Dewhurst died at the age of 67. In 1992, Hurricane Andrew rolled through south Florida, Louisiana, and the Bahamas causing more than 20-billion dollars damage. It was the most costly hurricane in US history
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2nd half of 'FBI's' debut season on DVD - Deseret News
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... by the bureau) mixed with action and bolstered by fine performances from regulars and guest players, including Charles Bronson, Burt Reynolds, teenage Kurt Russell, Edward Asner, Wayne Rogers, Colleen Dewhurst, Jessica Walter and Kevin McCarthy
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Gregggggg Easterbrook Is 5000 Years Old - Deadspin
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Why didn't Colleen Dewhurst ever "mature" from playing mutants to playing telepaths who have sex with vampires? The reporter for the Times' Arts page — the Arts page! — observed of Paquin's character, Sookie, "I felt like the story line in Season 3
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La Costa, un capricho made in Hollywood - La Opinión de Málaga
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Tanto como para traicionar a su novia, Colleen Dewhurst, también protagonista, y montar un infierno de opereta para escarnio de todos los que participaban en el rodaje. Las aventuras y las broncas del trío recorrieron como un enjambre todos los
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Freeport Theatre Festival classic goes beyond the laughter - Tarentum Valley News Dispatch
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The couple saw the 1983 revival with Jason Robards Jr. and Colleen Dewhurst. "The play provides actors with a real opportunity to 'play,' " says Steele, whose role is the Grand Duchess Olga Katrina, a Russian aristocrat who escaped the revolution and
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Heritage-O'Neill Theatre Company Announces A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN, 9/22-10/22 - Broadway World
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The all-time highly regarded "definitive" production of the play which starred Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst was directed by Jose Quintero and presented at The Kennedy Center which then went on to Broadway in 1974. Heading our cast is resident
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Warner Archive Completes the Rookie Year with Today's 'The 1st Season, Part 2 ... - TVShowsOnDVD.com
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Guest stars include Ed Asner, Lew Ayres, Ed Begley, Charles Bronson, Colleen Dewhurst, Arthur Hill, Paul Lukas, Kevin McCarthy and Kurt Russell. The Warner Archive Collection announces that they're following up on May's MOD (manufacture-on-demand)
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TV You Should Know: 'Decoy' - AllYourTV.com
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Guest stars included Larry Hagman, Peter Falk, Al Lewis, Diane Ladd, Colleen Dewhurst, Suzanne Pleshette and Martin Balsam. While the show was only produced for a single season, it was syndicated regularly for nearly a decade under the name Decoy
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The Throwback: 'Anne of Green Gables' - CNN (blog)
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While Montgomery's book is wonderful (and in the public domain, if you're so inclined to download it via Amazon Kindle), the performances of Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst and Richard Farnsworth cannot be topped in my book (pun intended)
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Royal Couple On Prince Edward Island - Lez Get Real
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The 1985 CBC television series, starring Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst and Richard Farnsworth created a new interest in the books and millions of new fans as it was shown around the world. The series was filmed in part on Prince Edward Island and the
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A lesson from time with Dad - Mormon Times
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There was Eugene O'Neill's "A Moon for the Misbegotten" with Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst Tuesday night; "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" in its preview run at the Civic Theatre on Wednesday night; an "Evening of Mozart" with the Chicago
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Broadway beams its offerings via movie screens - Reading Eagle
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Krass, an Emmy Award winner who has produced TV adaptations of stage plays including "You Can't Take It With You" starring Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst, thinks such HD captures of live performances are the future. She even anticipates that
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This Day in History - June 3 - Jamaica Observer
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Henry James, US philosopher (1811-1882); Sir William F Petrie, English archaeologist (1853-1942); Josephine Baker, US dancer (1906-1975); Colleen Dewhurst, US actress (1924-1991); Allen Ginsberg, US poet (1926-1997); Tony Curtis, US actor (1925-2010);
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SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS: DAY 21 - Dame Julie Andrews & Friends - Broadway World
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As does Colleen Dewhurst and Jason Robards. Lauren Bacall. In the modern age, Hugh Jackman and Neil Patrick Harris - the latter being the host of this year's show and who talked about it in an exclusive interview in Day 1 of this SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011
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Can't get to Broadway? Let Broadway come to you, or at least your local movie ... - The Canadian Press
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Krass, an Emmy Award winner who has produced TV adaptations of stage plays including "You Can't Take It With You" starring Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst, thinks such HD captures of live performances are the future. She even anticipates that
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To Life: A Broadway Celebration of Jewish Life - Toronto - Times Square Chronicles
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Toronto has always had a plethora of local talent and every time I have seen a local production I have been impressed by the talents of the directors, scene designers, musical directors, and actors, a country that has given us Colleen Dewhurst,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Colleen Dewhurst
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1991
    Age 66
    Dewhurst died of cervical cancer, age 67, at her South Salem home in 1991.
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  • 1989
    Age 64
    In 1989, she won the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in Hitting Home.
    More Details Hide Details Of her 13 Emmy Award nominations, she won four. She was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981. Nominations 2000 Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story as Marilla Cuthbert in flashback 2008 Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning as Marilla Cuthbert in non spoken flashback
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Dewhurst won a total of two Tony Awards and four Emmy Awards for her stage and television work.
  • 1985
    Age 60
    She was president of the Actors' Equity Association from 1985 until her death from cervical cancer in 1991. Dewhurst was married to James Vickery from 1947 to 1960.
    More Details Hide Details She married and divorced George C. Scott twice. They had two sons, Alexander Scott and actor Campbell Scott; she co-starred with Campbell in Dying Young (1991), one of her last performances. During the last years of her life, she lived on a farm in South Salem, New York, with her partner, Ken Marsolais. They also had a summer home on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Dewhurst's Christian Science beliefs led to her refusal to countenance any kind of surgical treatment. Maureen Stapleton wrote about Dewhurst: Colleen looked like a warrior, so people assumed she was the earth mother. But in real life Colleen was not to be let out without a keeper. She couldn't stop herself from taking care of people, which she then did with more care than she took care of herself. Her generosity of spirit was overwhelming and her smile so dazzling that you couldn't pull the f_-kng reins in on her even if you desperately wanted to and knew damn well that somebody should.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Dewhurst died before the character of Marilla could be written out and her final scenes were picked up off the editing-room floor and pieced together for her death scene.
  • FORTIES
  • 1972
    Age 47
    In 1972, she played a madam, Mrs. Kate Collingwood, in The Cowboys (1972), which starred John Wayne.
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  • 1971
    Age 46
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In 1977, Woody Allen cast her in his film Annie Hall as Annie's mother.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1962
    Age 37
    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.
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  • 1958
    Age 33
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Hour in Night Fever in 1965 and with Ingrid Bergman in More Stately Mansions on Broadway in 1967. José Quintero directed her in O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night and Mourning Becomes Electra. She appeared in Edward Albee's adaptation of Carson McCullers' Ballad of the Sad Cafe, and as Martha in a Broadway revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, opposite Ben Gazzara which Albee directed.
  • 1956
    Age 31
    She later played Katharina in a 1956 production of Taming of the Shrew for Joseph Papp.
    More Details Hide Details She (as recounted in her posthumous obituary in collaboration with Tom Viola) wrote: With Brooks Atkinson's blessing, our world changed overnight. Suddenly in our audience of neighbors in T-shirts and jeans appeared men in white shirts, jackets and ties, and ladies in summer dresses. We were in a hit that would have a positive effect on my career, as well as Joe's, but I missed the shouting.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1942
    Age 17
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Around this time, her parents separated. Dewhurst went on to attend Milwaukee-Downer College for two years before moving to New York City to pursue an acting career. One of Dewhurst's most significant stage roles was in the 1974 Broadway revival of O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten as Josie Hogan, for which she won a Tony Award. She previously won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in 1961 for All the Way Home.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1924
    Born
    Born on June 3, 1924.
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