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Eileen Heckart

Actress | * 03/29/1919 († 82, 12/31/2001) | Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Eileen Heckart (born Anna Eileen Herbert, March 29, 1919 – December 31, 2001) was an American actress whose career spanned nearly 60 years. She first became known for her role as schoolteacher Rosemary Sydney in the original 1953 cast of William Inge's play Picnic on Broadway. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as the overprotective mother of a blind adult son in Butterflies Are Free (1972), a role she originated on Broadway before playing it in the film. She often played mothers, including Rocky Graziano's mother in Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956); the mother of a murdered child in The Bad Seed (1956); the elderly mother of an estranged son in the PBS production of the one-act play Save Me a Place at Forest Lawn (1966); the mother of reporter Jack Stein on the 1990s television sitcom Love & War; the mother of two separate characters on the daytime soap opera One Life to Live in the 1980s and 1990s; and t... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Eileen Heckart

Primetime Emmy Award Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Theatre World Award 2x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress 3x Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play

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Movies with Eileen Heckart as Actress(27)

as Catherine MacDuggan1996 The First Wives Club
as Mabel1994 Breathing Lessons
as Sarah McNeil1994 Ultimate Betrayal
as Little Mary Jackson1986 Heartbreak Ridge
as Rose Pennywell1985 Stephen King's Golden Tales
as Eleanor Roosevelt1980 F.D.R.: The Last Year
as Three Bag Lady1980 White Mama
as Rosemary1979 The Sorrows of Gin
as Mrs. Malloy1978 Suddenly, Love
as Bertha Hayden1977 Sunshine Christmas
as Roz Allardyce1976 Burnt Offerings
as Ma Allan1974 Zandy's Bride
as Herman's Mother1974 Wedding Band
as Mrs. Florence Baker1972 Butterflies Are Free
as Mrs. Hawkes1972 The Victim
as Sally Dunning1969 The Tree
as Mrs. Brummel1968 No Way to Treat a Lady
as Henrietta Pastorfield1967 Up the Down Staircase
as Ethel1963 My Six Loves
as Mrs. Lorna Hathaway1960 Heller in Pink Tights
as Kristine Lind1959 A Doll's House
as Alma's friend1958 Hot Spell
as Hortense Daigle1956 The Bad Seed
as Ma Barbella1956 Somebody Up There Likes Me
as Vera1956 Bus Stop
as Grace Ullman1956 Miracle in the Rain
as Birdie1956 The Little Foxes

TV Shows/Series with Eileen Heckart as Actress(36)

Additional Information

Full Name: Eileen Heckart
Born: Saturday, 03/29 1919 (March) in Columbus
Died: Monday, 12/31 2001 (December) in Norwalk (aged: 82)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Educated at: Ohio State University
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:214467, Added: 07/26/2018, Last updated: 05/11/2019