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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 .



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

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Shirley Knight Facts
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).

Appeared in the L.A. stage and British film version of Dutchman (1967), a racial drama, which was produced by her then-husband Eugene Persson. She won the Venice Film Festival award for her cinematic performance.

Two daughters: Kaitlin Hopkins and Sophie C. Hopkins

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