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Judith Anderson

Actress, Soundtrack
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Net worth 2018: $1.7 Million
Industry: Actress
Residence:  Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
BirthDay: 10 February 1897
Sigh: Pisces
Died On: 3 January 1992(1992-01-03) (aged 94) Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
Height: 5' 6½" (1.69 m)
BIOGRAPHY

Dame Judith Anderson was born Frances Margaret Anderson on February 10, 1897 in Adelaide, South Australia. She began her acting career in Australia before moving to New York in 1918. There she established herself as one of the greatest theatrical actresses and was a major star on Broadway throughout the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Her notable stage works included the role of Lady Macbeth, which she played first in the 1920s, and gave an Emmy Award-winning television performance in Macbeth (1960). Anderson's long association with Euripides's "Medea" began with her acclaimed Tony Award-winning 1948 stage performance in the title role. She appeared in the television version of Medea (1983) in the supporting character of the Nurse.Anderson made her Hollywood film debut under director Rowland Brown in a supporting role in Blood Money (1933). Her striking, not conventionally attractive features were complemented with her powerful presence, mastery of timing and an effortless style. Anderson made a film career as a supporting character actress in several significant films including Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca (1940), for which she was Oscar nominated for Best Supporting Actress. She worked with director Otto Preminger in Laura (1944), then with René Clair in And Then There Were None (1945). Her remarkable performance in a supporting role in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) fit in a stellar acting ensemble under director Richard Brooks.Anderson was awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1960 Queen's New Year's Honours List for her services to the performing arts. Living in Santa Barbara in her later years, she also had a successful stint on the soap opera Santa Barbara (1984) and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in 1984. In the same year, at age 87, she appeared in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) as the High Priestess, and was nominated for a Saturn Award for that role. She was awarded Companion of the Order of Australia in the 1991 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to the performing arts. Anderson died at age 94 of pneumonia on January 3, 1992 in Santa Barbara, California.

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1992

Anderson died at age 94 of pneumonia on January 3, 1992 in Santa Barbara, California

1991

She was awarded the AC (Companion of the Order of Australia) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List on June 10, 1991 for her services to the performing arts

1986

Received the Women's International Center (WIC) Living Legacy Award in 1986

1984

She was 87 years old when she appeared as the High Priestess in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

1983

She appeared in the television version of Medea (1983) in the supporting character of the Nurse

1982

In 1982, she received a Tony nomination as best actress - featured role - play for playing the supporting role of the Nurse in "Medea", repeating that performance in a 1983 telecast of the play

1960

Anderson was awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1960 Queen's New Year's Honours List for her services to the performing arts

1959

In 1959, she reprised the role on television, and in a 1983 telecast of the play, she played the supporting role of the Nurse

1958

Her remarkable performance in a supporting role in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) fit in a stellar acting ensemble under director Richard Brooks

1954

The first and perhaps the only actress to win two Emmy Awards for playing the same role (Lady Macbeth) in two separate television productions of the same play, the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" on Macbeth (1954) and Macbeth (1960), with the same leading actor, Maurice Evans

1948

Won Broadway's 1948 Tony Award as best actress - dramatic for playing the title role in "Medea" -- an award shared with Katharine Cornell for "Antony and Cleopatra", and Jessica Tandy for "A Streetcar Named Desire"

1944

She worked with director Otto Preminger in Laura (1944), then with René Clair in And Then There Were None (1945)

1940

Appeared in four Oscar Best Picture nominees: Rebecca (1940), Kings Row (1942), The Ten Commandments (1956) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), with only the first being a winner in the category

1933

Anderson made her Hollywood film debut under director Rowland Brown in a supporting role in Blood Money (1933)

1930

There she established herself as one of the greatest theatrical actresses and was a major star on Broadway throughout the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s

1920

Her notable stage works included the role of Lady Macbeth, which she played first in the 1920s, and gave an Emmy Award-winning television performance in Macbeth (1960)

1918

She began her acting career in Australia before moving to New York in 1918

1897

Dame Judith Anderson was born Frances Margaret Anderson on February 10, 1897 in Adelaide, South Australia

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