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 .

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 studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.

1959 Deb Star.

Two daughters: Kaitlin Hopkins and Sophie C. Hopkins

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