Shirley Knight Overview:

Actress, Shirley Knight, was born Shirley Enola Knight on Jul 5, 1936 in Goessel, KS. Knight died at the age of 83 on Apr 22, 2020 in San Marcos, TX .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1960Best Supporting ActressThe Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)ReenieNominated
1962Best Supporting ActressSweet Bird of Youth (1962)Heavenly FinleyNominated
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Shirley Knight Quotes:

Heavenly Finley: [Parting words to her father] Papa, I'm never comin' into that house again.


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Ex-mother-in-law of Daniel Passer.

The runaway story of her character Natalie Ravenna in The Rain People (1969) inspired the character of Dolors (Montse Caminal) in the Short film Silence (2007).

She was nominated for a 1977 Joseph Jefferson Award for Guest Artist for her performance in the play, "The Landscape of the Body," at the Academy Festival Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

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