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Eva Marie Saint Overview:

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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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:

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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:

Roger Thornhill: When I was a little boy, I wouldn't even let my mother undress me.
Eve Kendall: Well, you're a big boy now.

Ari Ben Canaan: A year is a long time in the life of a pretty woman. Have you found another man?
Kitty Fremont: Nothing serious.
Ari Ben Canaan: Why not?
Kitty Fremont: Many reasons. On is that my husbands work took up his whole life and I presume that's good or at least most men seem to seem to think so. But I think that a man whose work is his whole life is only half a man.
Ari Ben Canaan: And you want a whole one?
Kitty Fremont: Exactly. The other half of his life must be a woman, what else?

Eve Kendall: I tipped the steward five dollars to seat you here if you should come in.
Roger Thornhill: Is that a proposition?
Eve Kendall: I never discuss love on an empty stomach.
Roger Thornhill: You've already eaten!
Eve Kendall: But you haven't.

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Got the part of Edie Doyle in On the Waterfront (1954) over Elizabeth Montgomery. Director Elia Kazan, in his autobiography "A Life," says that the choice of an actress to play the part was narrowed down to Elizabeth Montgomery and Saint, but there were also some qualms about Saint playing a teen at age 30. Although Montgomery was fine in her screen test, there was an air of finishing school about her. Kazan thought this genteel quality would not be becoming for Edie, who was raised on the waterfront in Hoboken, NJ. He gave the part to Saint, and she went on to win cinematic immortality, and a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, in the part.

She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.

Member of Delta Gamma sorority.

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