Eva Marie Saint

Born Jul 4, 1924

Eva Marie Saint is an American actress who has starred in films, on Broadway, and on television in a career spanning seven decades. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama film On the Waterfront (1954), and later starred in the thriller film North by Northwest (1959), directed by Alfred Hitchcock.… Read More

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1924 Birth Born on July 4, 1924.


1942 18 Years Old She attended Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar, New York, near Albany, graduating in 1942. … Read More


1944 20 Years Old She was an active member in the theater honorary fraternity, Theta Alpha Phi, and served as Secretary of the Bowling Green Student Government in 1944.
1946 22 Years Old Saint's introduction to television began as an NBC page. She appeared in the very early live NBC TV show Campus Hoopla in 1946 - 47. … Read More
1947 23 Years Old She appeared in a 1947 Life Magazine special about television, and also in a 1949 feature Life article about her as a struggling actress earning minimum amounts from early TV while trying to make ends meet in New York City. … Read More
1953 29 Years Old In 1953 she won the Drama Critics Award for her Broadway stage role in the Horton Foote play, The Trip to Bountiful (1953), in which she co-starred with such formidable actors as Lillian Gish and Jo Van Fleet.


1955 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1955, Saint was nominated for her first Emmy for "Best Actress In A Single Performance" on The Philco Television Playhouse, for playing the young mistress of middle-aged E. G. Marshall in Middle of the Night by Paddy Chayefsky.
1959 35 Years Old The change in Saint's screen persona, coupled with her adroit performance as a seductive woman of mystery who keeps Cary Grant (and the audience) off balance, was widely heralded. In his New York Times review of August 7, 1959, critic Bosley Crowther wrote, "In casting Eva Marie Saint as Grant's romantic vis-a-vis, Mr. Hitchcock has plumbed some talents not shown by the actress heretofore. … Read More


1977 53 Years Old …  She received an Emmy nomination for the 1977 miniseries, How The West Was Won, and a 1978 Emmy nomination for Taxi!!! … Read More


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2005 81 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005 she co-starred with Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard in Don't Come Knocking.
2006 82 Years Old In 2006, Saint appeared in Superman Returns as Martha Kent, the adoptive mother of Superman, alongside Brandon Routh and a computer-generated performance from her On the Waterfront co-star Marlon Brando.
2007 83 Years Old She was presented one of the Golden Boot Awards in 2007 for her contributions to western cinema. … Read More
2009 85 Years Old In 2009, she made a rare public appearance at the 81st Academy Awards ceremony as a Best Supporting Actress presenter.
2011 87 Years Old In 2011, Saint participated in two screenings of North by Northwest with Robert Osborne. … Read More
2012 88 Years Old 1 More Event
Saint has lent her voice to the 2012 Nickelodeon animated series The Legend of Korra, a sequel to the hit TV show Avatar: The Last Airbender, playing the now-elderly Katara, a main character from the original series.
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