Eva Marie Saint

Actor
Though her film appearances were sporadic at best - less than 20 movies between 1955 and 2006 - Academy Award winner Eva Marie Saint enjoyed revered status among her peers due to her emotionally complex performances in ... Read more »
Born: 07/03/1924 in East Orange, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (75)

Winter's Tale 2014 (Movie)

Adult Willa (Actor)

81st Annual Academy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Don't Come Knocking 2006 (Movie)

Howard's Mother (Actor)

Superman Returns 2006 (Movie)

Martha Kent (Actor)

Because of Winn-Dixie 2005 (Movie)

Miss Franny Block (Actor)

Open House 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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I Dreamed of Africa 2000 (Movie)

Franca (Actor)

Alfred Hitchcock: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Frasier 1999 (Tv Show)

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The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Mariette in Ecstasy 1996 (Movie)

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Paul Newman: Hollywood's Charming Rebel 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Legend to Legend Night 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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People Like Us 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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I'll Be Home For Christmas 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Cary Grant: The Leading Man 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Norman Rockwell's Breaking Home Ties 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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A Year in the Life 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Nothing in Common 1986 (Movie)

Lorraine Basner (Actor)

Splendor in the Grass 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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The Curse of King Tut's Tomb 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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How the West Was Won 1976 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Taxi 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Cancel My Reservation 1974 (Movie)

Sheila Bartlett (Actor)

Loving 1970 (Movie)

Selma Wilson (Actor)

The Stalking Moon 1968 (Movie)

Sarah Carver (Actor)

Grand Prix 1966 (Movie)

Louise Frederickson (Actor)

The Sandpiper 1965 (Movie)

Claire Hewitt (Actor)

Her School For Bachelors 1963 - 1964 (TV Show)

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36 Hours 1963 (Movie)

Anna Hedler (Actor)

The United States Steel Hour 1953 - 1963 (TV Show)

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All Fall Down 1962 (Movie)

Echo O'Brien (Actor)

Exodus 1960 (Movie)

Kitty Fremont (Actor)

North By Northwest 1959 (Movie)

Eve Kendall (Actor)

A Hatful of Rain 1957 (Movie)

Celia Pope (Actor)

Raintree County 1957 (Movie)

Nell Gaither (Actor)

Philco Television Playhouse 1948 - 1956 (TV Show)

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That Certain Feeling 1956 (Movie)

Dunreath Henry (Actor)

One Man's Family 1949 - 1955 (TV Show)

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Jamie 1952 - 1954 (TV Show)

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On the Waterfront 1954 (Movie)

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Revlon Mirror Theater 1952 - 1954 (TV Show)

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A Christmas to Remember (TV Show)

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After Jimmy (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's "Palomino" (TV Show)

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Fatal Vision (TV Show)

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Jackie's Back! (TV Show)

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Jane Doe (TV Show)

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Kiss of a Killer (TV Show)

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Love Leads the Way (TV Show)

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Malibu (TV Show)

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Moonlighting (TV Show)

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My Antonia (TV Show)

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Our Town (TV Show)

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Papa's Angels (TV Show)

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The Last Days of Patton (TV Show)

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The Macahans (TV Show)

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The Web (TV Show)

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Time to Say Goodbye? (TV Show)

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Titanic (TV Show)

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When Hell Was in Session (TV Show)

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Biography

Though her film appearances were sporadic at best - less than 20 movies between 1955 and 2006 - Academy Award winner Eva Marie Saint enjoyed revered status among her peers due to her emotionally complex performances in several iconic films. She was perhaps best known as the delicate object of affection for dock worker Marlon Brando in "On the Waterfront" (1951), which earned her an Oscar. She would play variations on the role in several subsequent features, including "A Hatful of Rain" (1957), though Alfred Hitchcock would tap her inner sexiness as a double agent opposite Cary Grant in "North by Northwest" (1959). Sadly, the majority of Saint's films never rose to her skill level, so she found more substantive work on television, where she contributed greatly to such projects as "Fatal Vision" (1984) and "People Like Us" (1990). Her return to the big screen in "Superman Returns" (2006) reminded moviegoers not only of her timeless, ethereal beauty, but her acting chops, which - though rarely given their proper showcase - had been substantial enough to hold her own against the Brando's and Grant's of the world.

Relationships

Jeff Hayden

Husband
married in 1951

Laurette Hayden

Daughter
born on July 19, 1958

Darrell Hayden

Son
born c. 1955

EDUCATION

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green , Ohio 1946

Actors Studio

New York , New York 1950

Milestones

2006

Cast in Wim Wenders' neo-Western "Don't Come Knocking" starring Sam Shepard

2006

Played Martha Kent, the adoptive mother of Clark Kent in the Bryan Singer-directed "Superman Returns"

2005

Cast opposite Jeff Daniels in the family drama "Because of Winn-Dixie"

2000

Starred opposite Kim Basinger in "I Dreamed of Africa"

1996

Cast in John Bailey's "Mariette in Ecstasy"

1987

Played recurring role as Cybill Shepherd's mother in the ABC series "Moonlighting

1986

Returned to features to play Tom Hanks' mother in "Nothing in Common"

1979

Returned to the stage to star in "First Monday in October"

1976

Co-starred with James Arness in the TV-movie "The Machans"; her character was killed off in the first episode of the subsequent series, "How the West Was Won"

1972

Last film appearance for 14 years, "Cancel My Reservation"

1964

First TV appearance in nine years the TV-movie "Her School for Bachelors"

1955

Won praise for appearing as Emily in "Our Town" (NBC)

1954

Screen debut in "On the Waterfront"

1952

Made Broadway debut in "The Trip To Bountiful"

1950

TV series debut as regular, "One Man's Family"

Raised in Delmar, New York

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