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Legendary actress, Eva Marie Saint, was born on Jul 4, 1924 in Newark, NJ. As of December 2018, Eva Marie Saint was 94 years old.


Waif-like blonde Eva Marie Saint was seen playing harried heroines or in sympathetic roles. She made her first film, On the Waterfront, at the age of 30 (fortunately she looked very young for her age) and won an Academy Award for it. Proper casting for her, however, proved elusive and she has not always made the impact that she might.

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Eva Marie Saint was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actress for On the Waterfront (as Edie Doyle) in 1954.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1954Best Supporting ActressOn the Waterfront (1954)Edie DoyleWon

She was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Television.

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Warner Archive Blu-ray: James Garner, and Rod Taylor in 36 Hours (1964)

By KC on May 30, 2017 From Classic Movies

36 Hours is an unusual exploration of World War II era deception and intrigue, examining the vulnerability of its victims and the ruthlessness of those in power. It is a tense thriller, but with a substantial emotional core. The film is now available on Blu-ray from Warner Archive. James Garner is ... Read full article

2012 tcm SUTS Blogathon Day 19:

By ScribeHard on Aug 19, 2012 From ScribeHard on Film

Did you know … is the only star for this year’s SUTS with three names? ?Fact. Up first, Joel Williams focuses on?On the Waterfront with his piece,?“Doing the Right Thing”. Next, The Joy and Agony of Movies‘ Sean Gallagher looks at Saint in?Loving.... Read full article

Day 19:

By Jill Blake on Aug 19, 2012 From Sittin' on a Backyard Fence

. Classy, beautiful, iconic. Today we honor a living Hollywood legend. Joel Williams focuses on?On the Waterfront with his piece, “Doing the Right Thing” The Joy and Agony of Movies’ Sean Gallagher looks at Saint in?Loving Related posts:Day 13: Deborah KerrDay 27:... Read full article

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About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. and Jeffrey Hayden Married 61 years and counting In 2011, and Jeffrey Hayden were on stage performing Love Letters, a two-person act in which t... Read full article

By Dawn on Feb 22, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

's television carrer began as an NBC page. In the late 1940s, she began working in radio and television before winning the Drama Critics Award for her Broadway stage role in The Trip to Bountiful (1953), in which she co-starred with Lillian Gish and Jo Van Fleet. In 1955, she was nomi... Read full article

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Eva Marie Saint Quotes:

Eve Kendall: How do I know you aren't a murderer?
Roger Thornhill: You don't.
Eve Kendall: Maybe you're planning to murder me right here, tonight.
Roger Thornhill: Shall I?
Eve Kendall: Please do.

Sarah Carver: I didn't have the courage to die. I knew what I had to do to stay alive.

Echo O'Brien: Just a little trouble with the distributor.

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Has campaigned to ban the usage of cell phones by motorists.

There is a key scene in that film where Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed are dancing the Charleston at the "Bedford Falls High School" prom, when suddenly the gym floor slides open, plunging the dancers into a swimming pool. (Later, when walking home, wearing a bathrobe, Donna gets stuck in the bushes without any clothes on.) That dance scene was filmed using an actual covered swimming pool in the gym at Beverly Hills High School (241 Moreno Drive) near Century City. The gym is located on the south side of the campus, near the high school's track.

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