Maggie Smith Overview:

Legendary actress, Maggie Smith, was born Margaret Natalie Smith on Dec 28, 1934 in Ilford, England. As of December 2020, Maggie Smith was 86 years old.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Maggie Smith was nominated for six Academy Awards, winning two for Best Actress for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (as Miss Jean Brodie) in 1969 for Best Supporting Actress for California Suite (as Diana Barrie) in 1978.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1965Best Supporting ActressOthello (1965)DesdemonaNominated
1969Best ActressThe Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)Miss Jean BrodieWon
1972Best ActressTravels with My Aunt (1972)Aunt AugustaNominated
1978Best Supporting ActressCalifornia Suite (1978)Diana BarrieWon
1986Best Supporting ActressA Room with a View (1986)Charlotte BartlettNominated
2001Best Supporting ActressGosford Park (2001)N/ANominated
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BlogHub Articles:

Day 22:

By Jill Blake on Aug 22, 2013 From Sittin' on a Backyard Fence

Thanks to everyone who contributed to yesterday’s tribute to William Holden. Please make sure you check out all the great contributions dedicated to Holden.? For the next 24 hours we honor a living legend: . Actually, it’s Dame to you. Trivia on : ... Read full article


Classic Movie Legend Tribute:

By minooallen on Dec 28, 2012 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, , Born December 29, 1934! Although I adore the woman to no end, I must admit, I would not necessarily consider a classic movie legend. Now, please, don’t get me wrong. is a legend. The woman is a Dame for heaven̵... Read full article


Hollywood?s Greatest: Then and Now ? Part 3

By Josh Kaye on Apr 22, 2012 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Where Is She Now? From 1966 to 2000, had won two Oscars and had been nominated five times in total. She appeared in comedies, romances, even epics (Clash of the Titans). But within a span of three days in the year 2001, had truly proven to the world that she hasn’t re... Read full article


Hollywood?s Greatest: Then and Now ? Part 2

By Josh Kaye on Apr 21, 2012 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

One of England’s most prominent stars, Dame has been gracing the stage and the theaters with her presence since the early 1950′s. Born on the 28th of December in 1934, Smith is the youngest child to Margaret and Nathaniel Smith. She would go on to study at Oxford High School... Read full article


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Maggie Smith Quotes:

Jean Brodie: "Dear Miss Brodie, I hope it will be convenient for you to see me in my office this afternoon at 4:15. Emily Mackay." Four fifteen. Not four, not four thirty, but four fifteen. Hm. She thinks to intimidate me by the use of quarter hours?


Jean Brodie: I am a teacher! First, last, always!


Jean Brodie: For those who like that sort of thing, that is the sort of thing they like.


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Maggie Smith Facts
She was awarded the 1994 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in "Three Tall Women".

Was a member of the Old Vic Company from 1959 to 1963, when the company was dissolved. It served as the basis for the new National Theatre being organized by Laurence Olivier, whom invited her to join. She gave a memorable performance as Desdemona opposite Olivier's Othello at The National Theatre's temporary home at the Old Vic theater building in 1964. Repeating the performance in the 1965 film made of that production, she won a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination, her first of six Oscar nods.

Is one of twelve actresses to have won the Triple Crown of Acting (an Oscar, Emmy and Tony); the others in chronological order are Helen Hayes, Ingrid Bergman, Shirley Booth, Liza Minnelli, Rita Moreno, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy, Audrey Hepburn, Anne Bancroft, Vanessa Redgrave and Ellen Burstyn.

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