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Geraldine Page

Geraldine Page (November 22, 1924 - June 13, 1987) was an American actress.

She was born Geraldine Sue Page in in Kirksville, Missouri. She attended the Goodman Theatre Dramatic School and studied acting with Uta Hagen. She began appearing in stock at the age of seventeen. She earned critical accolades for her performances in several Tennessee Williams plays like Summer and Smoke and Sweet Bird of Youth.

She was active in film as well as Broadway. Her film debut was in Out of the Night (1947). Her role in Hondo, garnered her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In all, despite her relatively small filmography, Page received eight Academy Award nominations. She won for her final nomination for The Trip to Bountiful (1985).

Page has also appeared in television productions and won Emmy Awards for two Truman Capote stories, A Christmas Memory (1967) and The Thanksgiving Visitor (1969).

She was married to violinist Alexander Schneider from 1954 to 1957.

She was married to actor Rip Torn from 1963 until her death. They have three children, a daughter and twin sons.

She died of a heart attack in 1987 while appearing in Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit on Broadway.

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