Geraldine Page

Actor, Lingerie model, Hat-check girl
Described by playwright Tennessee Williams, whose troubled heroines she often portrayed on stage and screen, as "the most disciplined and dedicated of actresses," Geraldine Page burst upon the NYC theatrical scene as ... Read more »
Born: 11/22/1924 in Kirksville, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

My Little Girl 1987 (Movie)

Grandmother Molly (Actor)

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Flanagan 1986 (Movie)

Mama (Actor)

Native Son 1986 (Movie)

Peggy (Actor)

Wgod 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bride 1985 (Movie)

Mrs Baumann (Actor)

Trip to Bountiful 1985 (Movie)

Mrs Carrie Watts (Actor)

White Nights 1985 (Movie)

Anne Wyatt (Actor)

The Parade 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pope of Greenwich Village 1984 (Movie)

Mrs Ritter (Actor)

The Blue and the Gray 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can 1982 (Movie)

Jean Scott Martin (Actor)

Honky Tonk Freeway 1981 (Movie)

Sister Mary Clarise (Actor)

Harry's War 1980 (Movie)

Beverly Payne (Actor)

Interiors 1978 (Movie)

Eve (Actor)

Nasty Habits 1977 (Movie)

Prioress Walburga (Actor)

The Rescuers 1977 (Movie)

of Madame Medusa (Voice)

The Day of the Locust 1974 (Movie)

Big Sister (Actor)

Happy As the Grass Was Green 1972 (Movie)

Anna Witmer (Actor)

J.W. Coop 1972 (Movie)

Mama (Actor)

Pete 'n' Tillie 1972 (Movie)

Gertrude (Actor)

The Beguiled 1970 (Movie)

Martha (Actor)

Trilogy 1969 (Movie)

Woman (Actor)

Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice? 1969 (Movie)

Mrs Marrable (Actor)

Happiest Millionaire 1966 (Movie)

Mrs Duke (Actor)

You're a Big Boy Now 1966 (Movie)

Margery Chanticleer (Actor)

Dear Heart 1964 (Movie)

Evie Jackson (Actor)

The Three Sisters 1963 (Movie)

Olga (Actor)

Toys in the Attic 1963 (Movie)

Carrie Berniers (Actor)

Sweet Bird of Youth 1962 (Movie)

Alexandra Del Lago (Actor)

Summer and Smoke 1961 (Movie)

Alma Winemiller (Actor)

Matinee Theater 1955 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Hondo 1953 (Movie)

Angie Lowe (Actor)

A Christmas Memory (TV Show)

Actor

Live Again, Die Again (TV Show)

Actor

Something For Joey (TV Show)

Actor

The Dollmaker (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Described by playwright Tennessee Williams, whose troubled heroines she often portrayed on stage and screen, as "the most disciplined and dedicated of actresses," Geraldine Page burst upon the NYC theatrical scene as the Southern spinster hoping for one last chance at love in a highly celebrated 1952 revival of Williams' "Summer and Smoke", which put both Page and off-Broadway on the map. On the strength of that performance, she secured roles in two movies released in 1953, "Taxi" and "Hondo", receiving her first of eight Oscar nominations for her supporting turn as an abandoned ranch wife who falls for John Wayne in the latter.

Relationships

Edna Pearl Page

Mother

Leon Page

Father

Alexander Schneider

Husband
married in 1954 divorced in 1957

Rip Torn Actor

Husband
Married from 1963 until her death in 1987 they had separated in the early 1980s acted together in "Sweet Bird of Youth" (1962), "You're a Big Boy Now" (1967) and "Nasty Habits" (1976)

Angelica Torn

Daughter
born in 1964 father, Rip Torn

Anthony Torn

Son
twin born in 1965 father, Rip Torn

Jonathan Torn

Son
twin of Anthony born in 1965 father, Rip Torn

EDUCATION

studied voice with Alice Hermes

trained for the stage with Sophia Swanstrom Young in Chicago in 1940

studied acting with Uta Hagen in 1949-50

The Goodman School of Drama

Chicago , Illinois 1942 - 1945
later worked there as teacher

studied acting with Mira Rostova in 1950

Milestones

1987

Was playing the eccentric spiritualist Madame Arcarti in a Broadway revival of "Blithe Spirit" at time of death

1985

Won Academy Award as Best Actress as a woman determined to return to her hometown for a final visit in "The Trip to Bountiful", written by Horton Foote and directed by Peter Masterson

1985

Acted Off-Broadway in the all-star production of Sam Shepard's "A Lie of the Mind", directed by the playwright

1984

Delivered an Oscar-nominated supporting performance in "The Pope of Greenwich Village", combining humor and pathos in a showy pair of scenes as the mother of a dead cop

1982

Played the Mother Superior in "Agnes of God" on Broadway

1978

Earned Best Actress Oscar nomination for her emotionally tormented mother in Woody Allen's Bergmanesque "Interiors"

1974

Made TV-movie debut in "Live Again, Die Again" (ABC)

1973

Played Mary Todd Lincoln in short-lived Broadway production of "Look Away"

1968

Reprised role of Aunt Sookie in another Capote adaptation, "A Thanksgiving Visitor", snagging second Emmy Award

1966

Received first Emmy Award for leading role in ABC's "Stage 67" production of "A Christmas Memory", adapted from Truman Capote's short story; played Aunt Sookie

1964

Acted in Actors Studio production of Anton Chekov's "The Three Sisters", first play directed by Lee Strasberg in 13 years; filmed and released theatrically

1963

Reteamed with Quintero for NYC revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude"

1962

Picked up another Best Actress Oscar nomination for "Sweet Bird of Youth"

1961

Returned to films after nearly a decade in breakthrough turn reprising stage role of Alma in "Summer and Smoke"; earned first Oscar nomination as Best Actress

1959

Portrayed Alexandra Del Lago in Broadway production of Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth", acting with Paul Newman and future husband Rip Torn; all three reprised roles in the 1962 movie version directed by Richard Brooks

1956

London debut, reprising role of Lizzie Curry in "The Rainmaker"

1954

Starred opposite Darren McGavin in Broadway production of "The Rainmaker"

1954

Acted on Broadway in "The Immoralist", with James Dean and Louis Jordan

1953

Broadway debut in "Midsummer"

1953

Appeared in the feature films "Taxi" and "Hondo"; for her sensitive portrayal of an abandoned ranch wife who falls in love with John Wayne in the latter received first Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress

1952

Made early TV appearance in episode of "Lux Video Theatre"

1952

Stage revival of Tennessee Williams' "Summer and Smoke" (directed by Jose Quintero) put both off-Broadway and Page on the map, securing for her a place among America's finest actors; received raves playing heroine Alma Winemuller

1947

Feature film debut in "Out of the Night"

1940

Stage debut in Chicago production of "Eat My Dust"

Joined the Mirror Repertory Theatre Company in NYC

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