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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.



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:

Mrs. Worth: [to George the alligator] Big ugly beast! You'd be a handbag if I had my way.

Evie Jackson: I'm a postmaster. I suppose I should say "postmistress" but that sounds a bit racy to me.

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.

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Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 677-679. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.

Returned to work four months after giving birth to her daughter Angelica Page in order to begin performing in the Broadway revival of "The Three Sisters".

Was nominated four times for Broadway's Tony Award: as Best Actress (Dramatic) in 1960, for "Sweet Bird of Youth," a role she recreated in an Oscar-nominated performance in the film version, Sweet Bird of Youth (1962); as Best Actress (Play), in 1982, for "Agnes of God;" and in 1987, for "Blithe Spirit," and as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic), in 1975, for "Absurd Person Singular" -- but never won.

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