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Legendary actress, Geraldine Page, was born Geraldine Sue Page on Nov 22, 1924 in Kirksville, MO. Page died at the age of 62 on Jun 13, 1987 in New York City, NY and was cremated and her ashes given to family or friend.

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Geraldine Page was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actress for The Trip to Bountiful (as Mrs. Watts) in 1985.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1953Best Supporting ActressHondo (1953)Angie LoweNominated
1961Best ActressSummer and Smoke (1961)Alma WinemillerNominated
1962Best ActressSweet Bird of Youth (1962)Alexandra Del LagoNominated
1966Best Supporting ActressYou're a Big Boy Now (1966)Margary ChanticleerNominated
1972Best Supporting ActressPete 'n' Tillie (1972)GertrudeNominated
1978Best ActressInteriors (1978)EveNominated
1984Best Supporting ActressThe Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)Mrs. RitterNominated
1985Best ActressThe Trip to Bountiful (1985)Mrs. WattsWon
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Geraldine Page Quotes:

Chance Wayne: This is pretty high-class pot. Where'd you get it?
Alexandra Del Lago: You beautiful, stupid young man. That is not pot. It's hashish, Moroccan, and the finest.


Evie Jackson: They're after me, you know.
Harry Mork: [laughs] What for?
Evie Jackson: Oh, a fourth at bridge, getting tables in restaurants. There comes a time when women band together. Sometimes they don't even call each other by their first names. Because they're not even friends.


Margery Chanticleer: Remember my promise: If you don't smoke until you're 21, I'll give you a special no-smoking present. Say goodbye to Rover, he's heartbroken.
Bernard Chanticleer: Goodbye, Dog.
Margery Chanticleer: Don't eat too much, don't stay out too late, don't go to suspicious places to play cards, and stay away from girls. But most of all, Bernard, try to be happy.


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Geraldine Page Facts
In 1960, she was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Actress for her role in "Sweet Bird of Youth." She lost to Anne Bancroft for "The Miracle Worker." In 1962, she received an Oscar nomination for Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) but lost to Bancroft for the film version of The Miracle Worker (1962). In 1982 she originated the role of Mother Superior in "Agnes of God" but was passed over Agnes of God (1985) that went to Bancroft. Bancroft was nominated for an Oscar but lost to Page.

Daughter: Angelica Page.

In 1985, she became the first woman to receive seven Oscar nominations for acting without winning. The following year, she received her eighth nomination and finally won.

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