Lee Remick

Actor, Singer, Dancer
Radiant, honey-haired beauty who combined sensuality with gentility in performances of surprising depth. Once billed as "America's answer to Brigitte Bardot," Remick made her screen debut as the nubile majorette who ... Read more »
Born: 12/13/1935 in Quincy, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (67)

An American Portrait 1984 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Gregory Peck -- His Own Man 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The 42nd Annual Tony Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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A Star-Spangled Celebration 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Eleanor -- In Her Own Words 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The 40th Annual Tony Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Vision 1986 (Movie)

Grace Gardner (Actor)

Emma's War 1984 (Movie)

Anne Grange (Actor)

Montgomery Clift 1981 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Haywire 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Tribute 1980 (Movie)

Maggie Stratton (Actor)

Ike 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Competition 1979 (Movie)

Greta Vandemann (Actor)

Arthur Hailey's "Wheels" 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Breaking Up 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Europeans 1978 (Movie)

Eugenia--Baroness Munster (Actor)

Telefon 1977 (Movie)

Barbara (Actor)

The Medusa Touch 1977 (Movie)

Dr Zonfeld (Actor)

The Omen 1976 (Movie)

Katherine Thorn (Actor)

Hennessy 1975 (Movie)

Kate Brook (Actor)

Of Men of Women 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Man Who Came to Dinner 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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A Delicate Balance 1972 (Movie)

Julia (Actor)

Sometimes a Great Notion 1971 (Movie)

Hank's Wife (Actor)

A Severed Head 1969 (Movie)

Antonia Lynch-Gibbon (Actor)

Hard Contract 1969 (Movie)

Sheila (Actor)

Loot 1969 (Movie)

Fay (Actor)

No Way to Treat a Lady 1968 (Movie)

Kate Palmer (Actor)

The Detective 1968 (Movie)

Karen (Actor)

Baby, the Rain Must Fall 1965 (Movie)

Georgette Thomas (Actor)

The Hallelujah Trail 1964 (Movie)

Corporal Mussingale (Actor)

The Running Man 1963 (Movie)

Stella Black (Actor)

Days of Wine and Roses 1962 (Movie)

Kirsten (Actor)

Experiment in Terror 1962 (Movie)

Kelly Sherwood (Actor)

The Wheeler Dealers 1962 (Movie)

Molly Thatcher (Actor)

Sanctuary 1961 (Movie)

Temple (Actor)

Wild River 1960 (Movie)

Carol Garth (Actor)

Anatomy of a Murder 1959 (Movie)

Laura Manion (Actor)

The Long, Hot Summer 1958 (Movie)

Eula Varner (Actor)

These Thousand Hills 1958 (Movie)

Callie (Actor)

A Face in the Crowd 1957 (Movie)

Betty Lou Fleckum (Actor)

A Girl Named Sooner (TV Show)

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A Good Sport (TV Show)

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And No One Could Save Her (TV Show)

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Around the World in 80 Days (TV Show)

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Bridge to Silence (TV Show)

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Dark Holiday (TV Show)

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Follies in Concert (TV Show)

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Hustling (TV Show)

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Jesse (TV Show)

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Kraft Television Theater (TV Show)

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Mistral's Daughter (TV Show)

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Of Pure Blood (TV Show)

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Qb VII (TV Show)

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Rearview Mirror (TV Show)

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Remembering Marilyn (TV Show)

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The Blue Knight (TV Show)

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The Letter (TV Show)

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The Women's Room (TV Show)

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Torn Between Two Lovers (TV Show)

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Toughlove (TV Show)

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Biography

Radiant, honey-haired beauty who combined sensuality with gentility in performances of surprising depth. Once billed as "America's answer to Brigitte Bardot," Remick made her screen debut as the nubile majorette who seduces country TV star Andy Griffith in Elia Kazan's powerful drama, "A Face in the Crowd" (1957). She played manipulators in "The Long Hot Summer" (1957) and "Anatomy of a Murder" (1959), and pathetic or victimized women in "Sanctuary" (1961) and "Days of Wine and Roses" (1962). Remick also demonstrated a flair for comedy in "A Severed Head" and "Loot" (both 1970).

Remick began her career on stage and TV in the 1950s and continued to appear in both media through the late 1980s. She received a Tony nomination for her most famous Broadway role, as the blind woman menaced by three criminals in Frederick Knott's 1966 thriller "Wait Until Dark". Her sophisticated elegance made her well suited for Stephen Sondheim musicals: she starred on Broadway in his short-lived "Anyone Can Whistle" (1964); as the sassy former showgirl Phyllis in a concert version of "Follies" (PBS, 1986); and as the glamorous actress Desiree in a 1991 Los Angeles production of his "A Little Night Music", from which she withdrew due to a relapse of cancer.

Beginning in the 70s, Remick worked increasingly in TV, becoming the queen of reality-based TV-movies and miniseries. She gave memorable performances as Jennie Jerome in "Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill" (1975); as Kay Summersby in "Ike: The War Years" (1979); as Margaret Sullavan in "Haywire" (1980); and as the scheming socialite Frances Bradshaw Schreuder in "Nutcracker: Money, Madness, and Murder" (1987).

Relationships

William Collaran

Husband
married on August 3, 1957 divorced in 1969 born c. 1930

Matthew Collaran

Son
born in 1961

William Gowans

Husband
British married on December 18, 1970 Remick was cited as the "other woman" in Gowans' first wife Valerie's divorce action

Frank Remick

Father
owner of Remick's Department Store divorced when Lee Remick was 21

Margaret Remick

Mother
married Frank Packard after divorce was actor from 1947 to 1957

Bruce Remick

Brother
born c. 1933

Kate Sullivan

Daughter
born on January 1, 1959

EDUCATION

Barnard College

New York , New York 1953
dropped out after three months to concentrate on acting career

Swaboda School of Dance

New York , New York
studied dance under Madame Swaboda from age eight to 18

Miss Hewitt's School

New York , New York

studied modern dance with Charles Weidman for a year

Milestones

1991

Star was dedicated in her honor on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (April)

1990

Made final stage appearance opposite Tom Skeritt in "Love Letters" in Los Angeles (June)

1988

Joined Garner/Duchow Productions to form Garner/Duchow/Remick Productions (with James Garner and Peter Duchow)

1985

Performed in "Follies in Concert" at Avery Fisher Hall (broadcast on PBS's "Great Performances" in 1986)

1973

TV-movie debut, "The Blue Knight"

1960

Acted in TV special "The Tempest"

1956

Film acting debut in "A Face in the Crowd"

1953

Broadway debut in "Be Your Age" at age 16

1953

TV debut in "Double Ivory" on "Kraft Television Theater"

1951

Began career as a chorus dancer in summer stock productions at the Music Circus Tent

Moved to NYC at age seven

Appeared in TV miniseries and movies including "Ike" (1979) "Toughlove" (1985) and "Nutcracker - Money, Madness and Murder" (1987)

Bonus Trivia

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"Someone asked me the other day why I play a nymphomaniac in 'The Detective.' The reason I did it was precisely because I don't really look like that kind of person. But I've played that kind of role--in 'A Face in the Crowd' I played a sexy girl and in 'Anatomy of a Murder.' They are sexy girls, but they don't really lean on it--in fact, lean away from it, which somehow becomes sexier."--Lee Remick in 1968 (DAILY NEWS obituary, July 3, 1991)

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Received the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Award from the Hasting Pudding Theatricals (1965)

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She was awarded a honorary doctor of humane letters degree by Emerson College in 1975.

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She was honored with the Cancervive Victory Award in 1990.

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