Eva Le Gallienne

Eva Le Gallienne

Born Jan 11, 1899

Eva Le Gallienne was a theatrical actress, producer, and director during the first half of the 20th century.

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1899 Birth Born on January 11, 1899.


1914 15 Years Old She made her stage debut at the age of 15 with a walk-on role in a 1914 production of Maurice Maeterlinck's Monna Vanna, then spent several months in a drama school. … Read More
1918 19 Years Old In 1918, while in Hollywood, she began an affair with the great actress Alla Nazimova, who was at her height of fame, and who at that time wielded much power in the acting community. … Read More


1920 21 Years Old In 1920, she became involved with poet, novelist and playwright Mercedes de Acosta about whom she was passionate for several years. … Read More
1927 28 Years Old By early 1927, Le Gallienne was involved with married actress Josephine Hutchinson. … Read More
1928 29 Years Old She starred as Peter Pan in a revival that opened on November 6, 1928, and presented the lead character full of elfin and boyish charm. … Read More


1929 30 Years Old In late 1929, just after the stock market crash, Le Gallienne was on the cover of TIME. … Read More


1964 65 Years Old In 1964, Le Gallienne was presented with a special Tony Award in recognition of her 50th year as an actress and in honour of her work with the National Repertory Theatre. … Read More
1976 77 Years Old Although known primarily for her theatre work, she has also appeared in films and television productions. She earned an Oscar nomination for her work in Resurrection, for which she gained the honour of being the oldest Oscar nominee up to that time (1980) until Gloria Stuart in 1997; and won an Emmy Award for a televised version of The Royal Family after having starred in a Broadway theatre revival of that play in 1976.
1984 85 Years Old She made a rare guest appearance in a 1984 episode of St. Elsewhere which starred her former apprentice Norman Lloyd, appearing with Brenda Vaccaro and Blythe Danner as three women sharing a hospital room.
1991 92 Years Old On June 3, 1991, Le Gallienne died at her home in Weston, Connecticut from natural causes, aged 92. … Read More
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