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Maureen Stapleton

Performer
( b. Jun 21, 1925 Troy, New York, USA - d. Mar 13, 2006 Lenox, Massachusetts, USA ) Female
Relations: Wife of David Rayfiel (7/63 - 6/66) divorced
Wife of Max Allentuck (7/49 - 2/59) divorced

Biography: Lois Maureen Stapleton was born on June 21, 1925 in Troy, New York to Irene and John P. Stapleton. She studied with Herbert Berghof at the New School, and joined the Actors Studio in 1947. She married Max A. Allentuck, with whom she had two children. She then married David Rayfiel.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "The Money Pit," "Cocoon," "Reds," "Bye Bye Birdie," "Addicted to Love," "Airport," "Heartburn," "Summer of '42," "Johnny Dangerously," "Cocoon: The Return," "Interiors," and "The Fugitive Kind." Television credits include: "Saturday Night Live," "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," "Avonlea," "The Equalizer," "The Hollywood Squares," "Great Performances," "Naked City," and "American Masters."

Other Awards: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Drama for "Among the Paths to Eden" in 1968. Inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981. Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for "Reds" in 1982.

Trivia:
Her 1995 autobiography, written with Jane Scovell, is entitled "A Hell of a Life."
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in her honor on March 13, 2006.



ProductionsDate of Productions
The Little Foxes
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Also Starring: Maureen Stapleton [Birdie Hubbard]
May 07, 1981 - Sep 05, 1981
The Gin Game
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Maureen Stapleton
        Fonsia Dorsey - Replacement
Oct 06, 1977 - Dec 31, 1978
The Glass Menagerie
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Starring: Maureen Stapleton [The Mother]
Dec 18, 1975 - Feb 22, 1976
The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Maureen Stapleton [Mildred Wild]
Nov 14, 1972 - Dec 02, 1972
The Country Girl
[Play, Revival]
  • Performer: Maureen Stapleton [Georgie Elgin]
Mar 15, 1972 - May 06, 1972
The Gingerbread Lady
[Play, Comedy, Drama, Original]
  • Starring: Maureen Stapleton [Evy Meara]
Dec 13, 1970 - May 29, 1971
Norman, Is That You?
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Maureen Stapleton [Beatrice Chambers]
Feb 19, 1970 - Feb 28, 1970
Plaza Suite
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Maureen Stapleton [Karen Nash, Muriel Tate, Norma Hubley]
Feb 14, 1968 - Oct 03, 1970
The Rose Tattoo
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Starring: Maureen Stapleton [Serafina Delle Rose]
Nov 09, 1966 - Dec 31, 1966
The Glass Menagerie
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Starring: Maureen Stapleton [The Mother]
May 04, 1965 - Oct 02, 1965
Toys in the Attic
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Starring: Maureen Stapleton [Carrie Berniers]
Feb 25, 1960 - Apr 08, 1961
The Cold Wind and the Warm
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Maureen Stapleton [Ida]
Dec 08, 1958 - Mar 21, 1959
Orpheus Descending
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Maureen Stapleton [Lady Torrance]
Mar 21, 1957 - May 18, 1957
All in One
[Play, One Act, Original]
  • Performer: Maureen Stapleton [Flora Meighan]
Apr 19, 1955 - May 28, 1955
Richard III
[Play, History, Revival]
  • Performer: Maureen Stapleton [Lady Anne]
Dec 09, 1953 - Dec 20, 1953
The Emperor's Clothes
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Maureen Stapleton [Bella]
Feb 09, 1953 - Feb 21, 1953
The Crucible
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Maureen Stapleton
        Elizabeth Proctor - Replacement
Jan 22, 1953 - Jul 11, 1953
The Rose Tattoo
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Starring: Maureen Stapleton [Serafina Delle Rose]
Feb 03, 1951 - Oct 27, 1951
The Bird Cage
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Maureen Stapleton [Emily Williams]
Feb 22, 1950 - Mar 11, 1950
Detective Story
[Play, Drama, Melodrama, Original]
  • Performer: Maureen Stapleton [Miss Hatch]
Mar 23, 1949 - Aug 12, 1950
Antony and Cleopatra
[Play, Tragedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Maureen Stapleton [Iras]
Nov 26, 1947 - Mar 13, 1948
The Playboy of the Western World
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Maureen Stapleton
        Sara Tansey
        Pegeen Mike - Replacement
Oct 26, 1946 - Jan 04, 1947
Special EventsDate of Special Events
V.I.P. Night on Broadway
[Special, Benefit, Original]
  • Starring: Maureen Stapleton
Apr 22, 1979 - Apr 22, 1979
1981 Tony Award® Best Featured Actress in a Play
The Little Foxes [nominee]
Also Starring: Maureen Stapleton
1971 Tony Award® Best Actress in a Play
winner The Gingerbread Lady [winner]
Starring: Maureen Stapleton
1971 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Performance
winner The Gingerbread Lady [winner]
Starring: Maureen Stapleton
1968 Tony Award® Best Actress in a Play
Plaza Suite [nominee]
Starring: Maureen Stapleton
1960 Tony Award® Best Actress in a Play
Toys in the Attic [nominee]
Starring: Maureen Stapleton
1959 Tony Award® Best Actress in a Play
The Cold Wind and the Warm [nominee]
Performer: Maureen Stapleton
1951 Theatre World Award
winner The Rose Tattoo [recipient]
Starring: Maureen Stapleton
1951 Tony Award® Best Featured Actress in a Play
winner The Rose Tattoo [winner]
Starring: Maureen Stapleton
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