Kim Stanley Overview:

Actress, Kim Stanley, was born Patricia Kimberley Reid on Feb 11, 1925 in Tularosa, NM. Stanley died at the age of 76 on Aug 20, 2001 in Santa Fe, NM .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Stanley was nominated for two Oscars, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1964Best ActressSeance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)Myra SavageNominated
1982Best Supporting ActressFrances (1982)Lillian FarmerNominated
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Kim Stanley Quotes:

Emily Ann Faulkner, age 8: [to her cat] Kitty, I got promoted today


Emily Ann Faulkner: It's fraud, John - isn't it. It's a fraud. You know, I can hardly get out of a taxi in New York City but what there's people crowding around me, screaming about how much they love me!


Emily Ann Faulkner: ...there is no God! Do you hear me? there is no God! Did you hear what I said?... there is no God! There is no God! There... There is no God!


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Kim Stanley Facts
While appearing on Broadway in "Bus Stop", the highly strung actress kept a waste basket in the wings to throw up in between scenes. Costar Elaine Stritch told her, "Save that sh*t for the Actors Studio".

A brilliant and sensitive stage actress, she was so shaken by the hostile press reception given the London staging of the Actors' Studio production of Anton Chekhov's "The Three Sisters", in which she played Masha, that she vowed never to act onstage again, and she never did. (The production was torn to shreds by critics who were accustomed to seeing classical actors, not Method actors, in productions of Chekhov.)

After successfully playing the lead in "Bus Stop" on Broadway, she was unsuccessful in her campaign to recreate the part of Cherie in the screen version, and the role went to Marilyn Monroe. Ironically, just two years later, Stanley won an Oscar nomination for "The Goddess," a role loosely based on Monroe's life.

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