Eva Marie Saint
Eva Marie Saint
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.
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Arthur Miller's 'A View From The Bridge' Is A Cold War Political Allegory As Well As A Family Tragedy
Huffington Post - 5 months
Frederick Weller (center) in "'A View From the Bridge" at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles Last year, the 100th anniversary of playwright Arthur Miller's birth, saw a remarkable revival of five of his plays. "A View From the Bridge" and "The Crucible" opened on Broadway. A staging of "Incident at Vichy" took place Off-Broadway. The New Yiddish Rep staged a Yiddish version of his most famous work, "Death of a Salesman" (with English subtitles). Miller's lesser-known play "Broken Glass" opened at the Westport Country Playhouse in Connecticut. Ivo van Hove's production of "A View From the Bridge" generated the most interest because of the unusual staging. It got rave reviews in London (winning the Olivier award) and had a similar reception last year in New York (winning the Tony award). That production recently opened at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles and I saw it on Thursday night. I've seen the play at least five times and it is my third favorite among Miller's plays, ...
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'Matewan,' 'West Side Story' and 'Waterfront' for the classic film fan's delight
LATimes - 8 months
This is a good week to be a classic film fan, as three top productions appear on big screens around town.      On Sunday, June 26, catch Elia Kazan's 1954 "On the Waterfront" and its memorable story of love and corruption starring Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint and Lee J. Cobb. At 5:30 p.m. at...
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Religion vs. Secularism In Art and How Shahzia Sikander and Jim Shaw Turn Social Alienation Into Spiritual Engagement
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A Chemical Christmas to All! seems to be the message of Shahzia Sikander's scathing Oil and Gas Pipeline Christmas Tree and Jim Shaw's Angel of the Chemical Plant. When we stop trying to define the truth for others we can begin to appreciate to what extent the society we inhabit is an ongoing negotiation between the secular and the religious. The social contract keeping the peace between us proves only as tolerant as the quid pro quo that guarantees its citizens' mutual survival. In many senses this quid pro quo, as variable, even erratic, as it may prove to be with the passage of new laws and the election of new representatives, is as important to the climate of peace and prosperity of the society as the national constitution and laws guaranteeing religious freedom in modern democratic states. Yet in essence only two primary principles have to be agreed to. That the religious must recognize and respect the autonomy of the individual. And that the secular must refrain from i ...
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Playwright Arthur Miller, Dead for a Decade, Is Still Stirring Controversy
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Arthur Miller -- one of America's greatest playwrights whose work reflected his affinity for the underdog and who translated his social conscience into political action -- was born 100 years ago (October 17, 1915) and died in 2005. A Miller play is always being performed somewhere in the world, but there's a remarkable revival of five of his creations about to take place in New York, where he grew up. Next month, A View From the Bridge opens on Broadway, a staging of Incident at Vichy opens Off-Broadway, and a Yiddish version of his most famous work, Death of a Salesman (with English subtitles) is about to open, too. In the spring, The Crucible, starring Ben Whishaw and Sophie Okonedo, will open in New York as well. Meanwhile, his play Broken Glass recently opened at the Westport Country Playhouse in Connecticut. Each of these plays stirred controversy when they debuted, but a work that Miller never even saw staged has recently triggered a heated debate. When his long-buried ...
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On Being Inspired by Classic Movies at the TCM Classic Film Festival
Huffington Post - about 2 years
What makes something a classic? It's a question worth asking as Hollywood devotes ever more of its resources to remaking movies, TV shows, and comic books from the past as the majority of our movie content today. Not that we mind the odd sequel (we're definitely looking forward to Spectre and Star Wars) - but 2015 will see an unprecedented number of sequels and remakes, including new installments in the Mad Max, Mission Impossible, Jurassic Park, Terminator, Avengers, and Fast and Furious franchises. If you want a break and would like to see some movies that are truly unrepeatable and non-franchisable, we suggest you check out the upcoming 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival, returning to historic Hollywood from March 26th to March 29th, 2015. It's a marvelous chance to see some of the world's classic movies the way they were meant to be seen: on the big screen, and often with their original creators in attendance. The classic movies shown at the TCM Classic Film Festival are in ...
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Carnegie Mellon's Kathy Newman Reflects on 60th Anniversary of "On the Waterfront" And How Oppressive Working Conditions Still Plague Labor Workers
Yahoo News - over 2 years
PITTSBURGH, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "On the Waterfront," the Academy Award-winning film about an ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman who stands up to his corrupt union bosses, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this week. Starring Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Madden and other iconic actors, the film, widely considered to be one of the best ever made, also was surrounded in political controversy. Most people believe that Director Elia Kazan made the movie in response to those who condemned him for naming former communists working in the film industry before the 1952 House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC). Carnegie Mellon University's Kathy M. Newman, a labor issues expert, reflects on the film in "Revisiting 'On the Waterfront,'" an opinion piece published in "Jacobin Magazine." Newman, associate professor of English in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, notes that the movie's central theme — oppressive and dangerous working condi ...
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Colin Farrell and Eva Marie Saint talk 'Winter's Tale'
Fox News - about 3 years
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Eva Marie Saint talks Hollywood ageism at ‘Winter’s Tale’ premiere
Fox News - about 3 years
“Winter’s Tale” marks the first time in eight years, since 2006′s “Superman Returns,” that legendary screen actress Eva Marie Saint has appeared in a movie.
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Home to Mt. Rushmore, Rapid City, S.D., Serves Up Hospitality, History... and a Hearty Meal
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Until recently the closest I've come to Mount Rushmore was watching Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint hang on for dear life in North By Northwest. In my mind it was something abstract -- a tourist destination that could be seen in a movie or photograph, but not really a place that was high on my list for visiting. Only now after standing in front of it can I say that seeing this monument in real life is pretty mind-blowing. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that Mt. Rushmore is a jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring experience that you really have to see in person to understand. I had this great experience as a part of a recent trip to Montana, which they call Big Sky Country. Since Rapid City, S.D., is just nine hours away from where I was staying, it seemed like a fun road trip. For sure it was a long drive, but well worth the time and tedium it took to get there. Fine Dining in Downtown Rapid City Since we arrived in the early evening, a meal was in order. As a vegetarian, I ...
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Music to Murder By: San Francisco Symphony Screens Hitchcock
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Alfred Hitchcock never thought music should merely inhabit the background of a film. Hailed as a master of suspense, Hitchcock was also a master in the use of music. The celebrated director knew music could convey emotion in ways images could not. The soundtracks to many of Hitchcock's best films take on a role of their own, becoming at times like characters in the story being told on screen. Throughout his more than 50 year career, Hitchcock employed some of greatest names in film music -- including Bernard Herrmann (Psycho, Vertigo, and North by Northwest), Franz Waxman (Rebecca, Suspicion, and Rear Window), Dimitri Tiomkin (Shadow of a Doubt, Strangers on a Train, I Confess, and Dial M for Murder), and Miklos Rozsa (Spellbound). The latter score won an Academy Award, while a handful of the others were nominated for an Oscar. Despite the fact it did not win, some consider Herrmann's music for Vertigo the greatest Hollywood film score of all time. A symphony of images accom ...
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‘Legend of Korra’ creators, star talk about show’s Eastern morality
LATimes - over 3 years
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Sigourney Weaver Will Star in 'Exodus'
Forward - over 3 years
Sigourney Weaver is set to team up again with Ridley Scott, the director who made her a star. That was in “Alien,” singular; this time there are a bunch of aliens. Weaver will star in “Exodus.” For the record, this is not a re-imagining of the Leon Uris book that featured Paul Newman and Eva Marie Saint, among others, but that other Book of Exodus. According to the Hollywood Reporter, she will play Tuya, mother of Ramses II (Joel Edgerton). The perhaps inappropriately named Christian Bale stars as Moses, while Aaron Paul, of “Breaking Bad” fame, will be Joshua. Filming begins in Spain, Morocco and England next month. Steve Zaillian (“Schindler’s List”) wrote the screenplay following previous versions written by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage. Click here for the rest of the article...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eva Marie Saint
  • 2012
    Age 87
    In September 2012, she was cast as the adult version of Willa in the film adaptation of the novel Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin.
    More Details Hide Details The film was released on Valentine's Day 2014. She has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for motion pictures at 6624 Hollywood Boulevard, and one for television at 6730 Hollywood Boulevard. Saint has been married to producer and director Jeffrey Hayden since October 28, 1951. They have two children together: son Darrell Hayden (born 1955) and daughter Laurette Hayden (born 1958). Saint is a registered Democrat.
    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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  • 2011
    Age 86
    In 2011, Saint participated in two screenings of North by Northwest with Robert Osborne.
    More Details Hide Details The films were shown in Seattle and Cleveland. Saint and Osborne participated in meet-and-greet sessions as well as a pre-movie question and answer session.
  • 2009
    Age 84
    In 2009, she made a rare public appearance at the 81st Academy Awards ceremony as a Best Supporting Actress presenter.
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  • 2007
    Age 82
    She was presented one of the Golden Boot Awards in 2007 for her contributions to western cinema.
    More Details Hide Details Saint has appeared in a number of television specials and documentaries, particularly since 2000. These include The Making of North by Northwest, which she narrated and hosted.
  • 2006
    Age 81
    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.
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  • 2005
    Age 80
    Also in 2005, she appeared in the family film Because of Winn-Dixie, co-starring AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels, and Cicely Tyson.
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    In 2005 she co-starred with Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard in Don't Come Knocking.
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  • 2000
    Age 75
    In 2000, Saint returned to feature films in I Dreamed of Africa with Kim Basinger.
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  • 1999
    Age 74
    She appeared in a number of television productions in the 1990s and was cast as the mother of radio producer, Roz Doyle, in a 1999 episode of the comedy series Frasier.
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  • 1990
    Age 65
    Saint was soon back on the small screen in numerous projects. After receiving five nominations, she won her first Emmy Award for the 1990 miniseries People Like Us.
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  • 1977
    Age 52
    She received an Emmy nomination for the 1977 miniseries, How The West Was Won, and a 1978 Emmy nomination for Taxi!!!
    More Details Hide Details She was reunited with On the Waterfront co-star Karl Malden in the television film Fatal Vision, this time as the wife of his character, as he investigated the murder of his daughter and granddaughters. Saint returned to the big screen for the first time in over a decade in Nothing in Common (1986), in which she played the mother of Tom Hanks' character; it was directed by Garry Marshall. Critics applauded her return to features.
  • 1959
    Age 34
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Although she is seemingly a hard, designing type, she also emerges both the sweet heroine and a glamorous charmer." In 2000, recalling her experience making the picture with Cary Grant and Hitchcock, Saint said, "Grant would say, 'See, Eva Marie, you don't have to cry in a movie to have a good time. Just kick up your heels and have fun.' Hitchcock said, 'I don't want you to do a sink-to-sink movie again, ever. You've done these black-and-white movies like On the Waterfront. It's drab in that tenement house. Women go to the movies, and they've just left the sink at home. They don't want to see you at the sink.' I said, 'I can't promise you that, Hitch, because I love those dramas.'" Although North by Northwest might have propelled her to the top ranks of stardom, Saint chose to limit her film work in order to spend time with her husband since 1951, director Jeffrey Hayden, and their two children. In the 1960s, Saint continued to distinguish herself in both high-profile and offbeat pictures. She co-starred again with Paul Newman in Exodus (1960), a historical drama about the founding of the state of Israel adapted from the novel of the same name by Leon Uris. It was directed by Otto Preminger. She also co-starred with Warren Beatty, Karl Malden and Angela Lansbury as a tragic beauty in the drama All Fall Down (1962).
  • 1955
    Age 30
    She won another Emmy nomination for the 1955 television musical version of Our Town, adapted from the Thornton Wilder play of the same name.
    More Details Hide Details Co-stars were Paul Newman and Frank Sinatra. Her success and acclaim in TV productions were of such a high level that the young Saint earned the nickname "the Helen Hayes of television." Saint made her feature film debut in On the Waterfront (1954), starring Marlon Brando and directed by Elia Kazan — a performance for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her performance as Edie Doyle (whose brother's death sets the film's drama in motion), which she won over such leading contenders as Claire Trevor, Nina Foch, Katy Jurado, and Jan Sterling, also earned her a British Academy of Film and Television Award nomination for "Most Promising Newcomer." In his review for The New York Times, film critic A. H. Weiler wrote, "In casting Eva Marie Saint — a newcomer to movies from TV and Broadway — Mr. Kazan has come up with a pretty and blond artisan who does not have to depend on these attributes. Her parochial school training is no bar to love with the proper stranger. Amid scenes of carnage, she gives tenderness and sensitivity to genuine romance."
    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.
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  • 1953
    Age 28
    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.
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  • 1947
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In the late 1940s, Saint continued to make her living by extensive work in radio and television.
  • 1946
    Age 21
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Her performances on this program are recorded on rare kinescope, and audio recordings of these telecasts are preserved in the Library of Congress. She also appeared in the Bonnie Maid's Versa-Tile Varieties on NBC in 1949 as one of the original singing "Bonnie Maids" used in the live commercials.
  • 1944
    Age 19
    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.
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  • 1942
    Age 17
    She attended Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar, New York, near Albany, graduating in 1942.
    More Details Hide Details She was inducted into the high school's hall of fame in 2006. She studied acting at Bowling Green State University and joined Delta Gamma Sorority. A theater on Bowling Green's campus is named after her.
  • 1924
    Born on July 4, 1924.
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