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Geraldine Page Overview:

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.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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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: I had my picture on the cover of Life magazine! Woo-ha!
Chance Wayne: And at the same time I was... employing my other talent, lovemaking.
Alexandra Del Lago: That may be the only talent you were ever truly meant for.


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.


Miss Tait: We missed you at the awards banquet, Miss Jackson.
Evie Jackson: We ate Japanese.
Miss Tait: We had creamed chicken.
[walks away]
Harry Mork: You sorry you missed the banquet?
Evie Jackson: Oh, I've forgotten every banquet I ever went to. But I'll always remember the one I missed!


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Geraldine Page Facts
When presenting Page's Best Actress Oscar for The Trip to Bountiful (1985), F. Murray Abraham declared her "the greatest actress in the English language" and genuflected when she reached the podium.

Taught acting at the Actors Studio and Pelican Theater in New York, as well as the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles

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

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