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Geraldine Page

Geraldine Page

The daughter of a physician, Geraldine Page became a professional actress at 17, winning critical raves for her performance in a 1952 off-Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke (which had only recently been expanded by Williams from his one-act play Eccentricities of a Nightingale). Within a year, Ms. Page was co-starring with John Wayne in the austere 3-D Western Hondo. Too offbeat, too mercurial, and much too overly selective to qualify for movie stardom in the 1950s, Page flourished on Broadway during that decade, again excelling as a Tennessee Williams heroine in the 1959 staging of Sweet Bird of Youth. When she repeated her stage roles in the film versions of Summer and Smoke and Sweet Bird of Youth, she was nominated for an Oscar on both occasions. She went on to win two Emmies for her portrayals of Truman Capote's eccentric aunt in the TV productions A Christmas Memory (1967) and The Thanksgiving Visitor (1969), and after seven nominations won a belated Oscar for her lead performance in 1985's A Trip to Bountiful. Married twice, Geraldine Page's second husband (from 1963 until her death in 1987) was actor Rip Torn; and, yes, the couple's country estate was named "Torn Page." ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide


Geraldine Page Trivia

When was Geraldine Page born?
Geraldine Page was born on November 22, 1924

Who did Geraldine Page portray in Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice?
Geraldine Page was Mrs. Claire Marrable in Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice?

Who did Geraldine Page portray in The Trip to Bountiful?
Geraldine Page was Mrs. Watts in The Trip to Bountiful

What role did Geraldine Page portray in J.W. Coop?
Geraldine Page played Mama in J.W. Coop

Who did Geraldine Page play in Hondo?
Geraldine Page was Angie Lowe in Hondo

Who did Geraldine Page portray in Sweet Bird of Youth?
Geraldine Page was Alexandra Del Lago, Princess Cosmonopolous in Sweet Bird of Youth

What role did Geraldine Page play in The Beguiled?
Geraldine Page played Martha Farnsworth in The Beguiled

What role did Geraldine Page portray in The Pope of Greenwich Village?
Geraldine Page played Mrs. Ritter in The Pope of Greenwich Village

Who did Geraldine Page play in The Happiest Millionaire?
Geraldine Page was Mrs. Duke in The Happiest Millionaire

Who did Geraldine Page play in White Nights?
Geraldine Page was Anne Wyatt in White Nights

What role did Geraldine Page portray in I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can?
Geraldine Page played Jean Martin in I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can

Who did Geraldine Page portray in The Day of the Locust?
Geraldine Page was Big Sister in The Day of the Locust

What role did Geraldine Page portray in Interiors?
Geraldine Page played Eve in Interiors

Who did Geraldine Page play in The Bride?
Geraldine Page was Mrs. Baumann in The Bride

What role did Geraldine Page play in Honky Tonk Freeway?
Geraldine Page played Sister Mary Clarise in Honky Tonk Freeway

Who did Geraldine Page portray in The Parade?
Geraldine Page was Sarah in The Parade

What role did Geraldine Page play in The Rescuers?
Geraldine Page played Mme Medusa in The Rescuers


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