At the time of her Academy Award nomination in 1966 for A Patch of Blue (1965), Elizabeth Hartman was the youngest nominee ever in the category of Best Actress. She was 22 years old at the time.
Auditioned for the role of 'Pookie' Adams, in The Sterile Cuckoo (1969).
Like her characters in A Patch of Blue (1965) and The Secret of NIMH (1982), she was very shy and timid in real life.
Won Ohio's "Actress of the Year" award for playing the fragile Laura in the play "The Glass Menagerie".
Worked at a museum in Pittsburgh after she quit acting in 1983.