Geraldine Page Overview:

Legendary actress, Geraldine Page, was born Geraldine Sue Page on Nov 22, 1924 in Kirksville, MO. Page died at the age of 62 on Jun 13, 1987 in New York City, NY and was cremated and her ashes given to family or friend.


This light-haired American lady of the theatre was perhaps unfortunate, as far as her cinema career was concerned, to have the tag "great actress" pinned on her from the start. Following her stage successes in the works of Tennessee Williams, she tended to be cast as fading southern belles, although eight Oscar nominations (before she finally won the award for The Trip to Bountiful) testify to the depth of feeling that went into her work. Married (second) to Rip Torn from 1963. Died from a heart attack.

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Geraldine Page was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actress for The Trip to Bountiful (as Mrs. Watts) in 1985.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1953Best Supporting ActressHondo (1953)Angie LoweNominated
1961Best ActressSummer and Smoke (1961)Alma WinemillerNominated
1962Best ActressSweet Bird of Youth (1962)Alexandra Del LagoNominated
1966Best Supporting ActressYou're a Big Boy Now (1966)Margary ChanticleerNominated
1972Best Supporting ActressPete 'n' Tillie (1972)GertrudeNominated
1978Best ActressInteriors (1978)EveNominated
1984Best Supporting ActressThe Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)Mrs. RitterNominated
1985Best ActressThe Trip to Bountiful (1985)Mrs. WattsWon

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Geraldine Page Quotes:

Evie Jackson: They're after me, you know.
Harry Mork: [laughs] What for?
Evie Jackson: Oh, a fourth at bridge, getting tables in restaurants. There comes a time when women band together. Sometimes they don't even call each other by their first names. Because they're not even friends.

Margery Chanticleer: Remember my promise: If you don't smoke until you're 21, I'll give you a special no-smoking present. Say goodbye to Rover, he's heartbroken.
Bernard Chanticleer: Goodbye, Dog.
Margery Chanticleer: Don't eat too much, don't stay out too late, don't go to suspicious places to play cards, and stay away from girls. But most of all, Bernard, try to be happy.

Mrs. Worth: [to George the alligator] Big ugly beast! You'd be a handbag if I had my way.

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Geraldine Page Facts
She received a standing ovation when she won her Oscar.

Her husband Rip Torn is the cousin of Sissy Spacek.

Was nominated four times for Broadway's Tony Award: as Best Actress (Dramatic) in 1960, for "Sweet Bird of Youth," a role she recreated in an Oscar-nominated performance in the film version, Sweet Bird of Youth (1962); as Best Actress (Play), in 1982, for "Agnes of God;" and in 1987, for "Blithe Spirit," and as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic), in 1975, for "Absurd Person Singular" -- but never won.

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