Legendary character actress, Maureen Stapleton, was born Lois Maureen Stapleton on Jun 21, 1925 in Troy, NY. Stapleton died at the age of 80 on Mar 13, 2006 in Lenox, MA .
Dumpy but dynamic Maureen Stapleton was equally successful at being lonely or companionable, snobbish or down-to-earth, aggressive or vulnerable. Despite motherly looks, she played a wide variety of roles from her 1946 Broadway debut onwards, making occasional but memorable forays into films. After being three times nominated for the best supporting actress Oscar (In Lonelyhearts, Airport, and Interiors) she finally won it for Reds.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Maureen Stapleton was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Supporting Actress for Reds (as Emma Goldman) in 1981.
|1958||Best Supporting Actress||Lonelyhearts (1958)||Fay Doyle||Nominated|
|1970||Best Supporting Actress||Airport (1970)||Inez Guerrero||Nominated|
|1978||Best Supporting Actress||Interiors (1978)||Pearl||Nominated|
|1981||Best Supporting Actress||Reds (1981)||Emma Goldman||Won|
Stapleton was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame .