Beatrice Straight

Stage Actress / Film Actress / Television Actress | * 08/02/1914 († 86, 04/07/2001) | Old Westbury, New York, USA
Beatrice Whitney Straight (August 2, 1914 – April 7, 2001) was an American theatre, film and television actress and a member of the prominent Whitney family. She was an Academy Award and Tony Award winner as well as an Emmy Award nominee. Straight made her Broadway debut in The Possessed (1939). Her other Broadway roles included Viola in Twelfth Night (1941), Catherine Sloper in The Heiress (1947) and Lady Macduff in Macbeth (1948). For her role as Elizabeth Proctor in the production of The Crucible (1953), she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. For the satirical film Network (1976), she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her performance is the shortest ever to win an Academy Award for acting, at five minutes and two seconds of screen time. She also received an Emmy Award nomination for the miniseries The Dain Curse (1978). Straight also appeared as Mother Christophe in The Nun's Story (1959) and Dr. Martha Lesh in Poltergeist (1982). ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Crime | TV Movies

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Awards & Nominations for Beatrice Straight

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress

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Movies with Beatrice Straight as Actress(21)

as Adrienne's Mother1991 Deceived
as Margaret Sloan1986 Under Siege
as Claire Hastings1986 Power
as Marion Creighton1985 Chiller
as Queen Veronica / Woman in Museum1984 The Princess and the Pea
as Ruth1983 Two of a Kind
as Dr. Lesh1982 Poltergeist
as Rose Axelrod1981 Endless Love
as Kay Neeley1980 The Formula
as Marion Hillyard1979 The Promise
as Kate Erling1979 Bloodline
as Joanna Sanford1977 The World of Darkness
as Louise Schumacher1976 Network
as Mrs. Crampfurl1973 The Borrowers
as Mrs. Burns1964 The Young Lovers
as Mother Christophe1959 The Nun's Story
as Theora1956 The Silken Affair
as Nancy Staples1956 Patterns
as Goneril1953 King Lear
as Claire Fortness1952 Phone Call from a Stranger

TV Shows/Series with Beatrice Straight as Actress(18)

as Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy1985 Robert Kennedy & His Times
as Alice Dain Leggett1978 The Dain Curse
as Dr. Martha Richards Zubrovnik1966 Mission: Impossible
as Goneril1952 Omnibus

Full Name: Beatrice Straight
Born: Sunday, 08/02 1914 (August) in Old Westbury
Died: Saturday, 04/07 2001 (April) in Los Angeles (aged: 86)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Spouses (current/former): Peter Cookson, Louis Dolivet
Children: Gary Cookson, Tony Cookson
Siblings: Michael Whitney Straight, Whitney Straight
Father: Willard Dickerman Straight
Mother: Dorothy Payne Whitney
Beatrice Straight frequently works together with these people:
William Shatner (10x, Actor)
Darren McGavin (9x, Actor)
Steven Hill (9x, Actor)
Leslie Nielsen (8x, Actor)
Pat Hingle (8x, Actor)
John Larch (8x, Actor)
Bethel Leslie (8x, Actress)
Eileen Heckart (8x, Actress)
Frank Marth (8x, Actor)
Neva Patterson (8x, Actress)
John Newland (8x, Crew)
Franz Waxman (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3866, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/03/2020