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Shirley Knight Overview:

Actress, Shirley Knight, was born Shirley Enola Knight on Jul 5, 1936 in Goessel, KS. As of December 2018, Shirley Knight was 82 years old.

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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Shirley Knight Facts
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.

Ex-mother-in-law of Daniel Passer.

Won Broadway's 1976 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for "Kennedy's Children." She was also nominated in 1997 as Best Actress (Play) for "The Young Man from Atlanta."

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