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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.



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
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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