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Uta Hagen

Performer, Writer
( b. Jun 12, 1919 Gottingen, GERMANY - d. Jan 14, 2004 New York, New York, USA ) Female
Also known as: Uta Berghof
Relations: Wife of José Ferrer (1938 - 1948) divorced
Wife of Herbert Berghof (1957 - 1990) his death

Biography: Uta Thyra Hagen was born on June 12, 1919 in Göttingen, Germany to Thyra A. and Oskar Frank Leonard Hagen. She studied for a short time at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and at the University of Wisconsin. She made her professional debut as Ophelia in Le Gallienne's Hamlet at the age of 18. She married José Ferrer after performing with him in The Latitude of Love in Ridgefield, Connecticut. They subsequently appeared in several plays together, and had a daughter named Leticia. She then married Herbert Berghof, who taught actors as she did at HB Studio. She was a member of the Phoenix Theater. She wrote "Respect for Acting" in 1973 and "A Challenge for the Actor" in 1991.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "The Boys from Brazil," "Reversal of Fortune," "The Other," "Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There," and "Mary Anthony: A Life in Modern Dance." Television credits include: "Oz," "King of the Hill," "One Life to Live," "ABC Afterschool Specials," "The Twilight Zone," "Lou Grant," and "American Masters."

Other Awards: Inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981. Received a National Medal of Arts in 2002.

She is named after a 13th-century statue that her father saw in a Nuremburg cathedral.
She wrote a cook book entitled "Love for Cooking."

ProductionsDate of Productions
You Never Can Tell
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Starring: Uta Hagen [Mrs. Clandon]
Oct 09, 1986 - Jan 25, 1987
[Play, Monologue, Original]
  • Starring: Uta Hagen [Charlotte von Stein]
  • Translated and adapted from the German by Uta Berghof
Feb 27, 1980 - Mar 01, 1980
The Cherry Orchard
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Uta Hagen [Ranevskaya, Lyubov Andreevna]
Mar 19, 1968 - Jun 22, 1968
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Starring: Uta Hagen [Martha]
  • Performer: Uta Hagen
        Martha - Replacement (Sep 02, 1963 - ?)
Oct 13, 1962 - May 16, 1964
The Good Woman of Setzuan
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Uta Hagen [Shen Te]
Dec 18, 1956 - Jan 06, 1957
A Month in the Country
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Uta Hagen [Natalia Petrovna]
Apr 03, 1956 - May 13, 1956
Island of Goats
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Uta Hagen [Agata]
Oct 04, 1955 - Oct 08, 1955
The Magic and The Loss
[Play, Original]
  • Starring: Uta Hagen [Grace Wilson]
Apr 09, 1954 - May 01, 1954
In Any Language
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Uta Hagen [Hannah King]
Oct 07, 1952 - Nov 15, 1952
[Play, Comedy, Play with music, Revival]
  • Performer: Uta Hagen [Grand Duchess Tatiana Petrovna]
May 14, 1952 - May 25, 1952
Saint Joan
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Starring: Uta Hagen [Joan]
Oct 04, 1951 - Feb 02, 1952
The Country Girl
[Play, Original]
  • Starring: Uta Hagen [Georgie Elgin]
Nov 10, 1950 - Jun 02, 1951
A Streetcar Named Desire
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Performer: Uta Hagen [Blanche Du Bois]
May 23, 1950 - Closing date unknown
Angel Street
[Play, Thriller, Revival]
  • Performer: Uta Hagen [Mrs. Manningham]
Jan 22, 1948 - Feb 01, 1948
A Streetcar Named Desire
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Uta Hagen
        Blanche Du Bois - Replacement
Dec 03, 1947 - Dec 17, 1949
The Whole World Over
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Uta Hagen [Olya Vorontsov]
Mar 27, 1947 - Jun 21, 1947
[Play, Drama, Tragedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Uta Hagen [Desdemona]
May 22, 1945 - Jun 10, 1945
[Play, Drama, Tragedy, Revival]
  • Also Starring: Uta Hagen [Desdemona]
Oct 19, 1943 - Jul 01, 1944
[Play, Farce, Original]
  • Performer: Uta Hagen [Vickie Roberts]
Sep 22, 1942 - Oct 31, 1942
Key Largo
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Uta Hagen [Alegre D'Alcala]
Nov 27, 1939 - Feb 24, 1940
The Happiest Days
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Uta Hagen [Edith]
Apr 11, 1939 - Apr 1939
The Seagull
[Play, Drama, Comedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Uta Hagen [Nina]
Mar 28, 1938 - Apr 30, 1938
1999 Tony Award® Special Lifetime Achievement Tony Award
winner Uta Hagen [recipient]
1996 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Play
Uta Hagen (for "Mrs. Klein") [nominee]
1963 Tony Award® Best Actress in a Play
winner Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? [winner]
Starring: Uta Hagen
1951 Tony Award® Best Actress in a Play
winner The Country Girl [winner]
Starring: Uta Hagen
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