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Maureen Stapleton Overview:

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 .

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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:

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Maureen Stapleton was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Supporting Actress for Reds (as Emma Goldman) in 1981.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1958Best Supporting ActressLonelyhearts (1958)Fay DoyleNominated
1970Best Supporting ActressAirport (1970)Inez GuerreroNominated
1978Best Supporting ActressInteriors (1978)PearlNominated
1981Best Supporting ActressReds (1981)Emma GoldmanWon
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Stapleton was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame .

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Maureen Stapleton Quotes:

Mae Peterson: I got maybe one tenth a normal heart


Adam White, nee Lassiter: Well, uh...
Fay Doyle: Well, say something nice to me.
[he remains quiet]
Fay Doyle: Goodbye kiss, maybe?
[he remains still]
Fay Doyle: You're not a very appreciative fellow. Love 'em and leave 'em, is that it?
Adam White, nee Lassiter: Mrs. Doyle, I didn't call you...
Fay Doyle: All right, what did you call me up for? Who are you kidding? Listen, you wanted a sad story, you heard a sad story! You also wanted some action!
Adam White, nee Lassiter: You're right.
Fay Doyle: You're damn right I'm right!


Mae Peterson: [singing] Kids! Never once appreciate how I sacrificed. Working, slaving, scrimping, saving pennies... and livin' with your father!


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Maureen Stapleton Facts
Had a self-admitted drinking problem (her Irish-born father was a heavy drinker) and confessed that she would head for the vodka right after the curtain went down. Liquor was a fixture in her dressing room but claims she never appeared on stage drunk.

In 1981, she became the tenth performer to win the Triple Crown of acting. Oscar: Best Supporting Actress, Reds (1981), Tony: Best Supporting Actress-Play, 'The Rose Tattoo' (1951), and Emmy: Best Actress-Drama, Among the Paths to Eden (1967) (TV).

Mother of two children by her first husband, Max Allentuck: Daniel V. Allentuck and Katherine Allentuck (Bambery).

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