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Jo Van Fleet

Highest Rated:   100% Cool Hand Luke (1967)
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A product of New York's Neighborhood Playhouse, Jo Van Fleet launched her career in 1944, specializing in playing women far older than herself. On the strength of her work in the 1954 Broadway play A Trip to Bountiful, she was cast as the slatternly mother of James Dean in the film version of Steinbeck's East of Eden, winning an Academy Award for her performance. Her later screen assignments included the role of an octogenarian in Elia Kazan's Wild River (1960) and the part of Paul Newman's dying mother in Cool Hand Luke (1967). Jo Van Fleet's TV resumé included three appearances on Alfred Hitchcock's anthology series and a virtuoso turn as the title character's wicked stepmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (1965). Van Fleet passed away in New York's Jamaica Hospital on June 10, 1996; she was 76.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Seize the Day
  • Mrs. Einhorn
1986
90% The Tenant
  • Madame Dioz
1976
No Score Yet Paradise Lost
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet Satan's School for Girls
  • Mrs. Jessica Williams
1973
No Score Yet The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight
  • Big Momma
1971
17% I Love You, Alice B. Toklas
  • Mother
1968
100% Cool Hand Luke
  • Arletta
1967
No Score Yet Cinderella
  • Stepmother
1965
100% Wild River
  • Ella Garth
1960
82% Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
  • Kate Fisher
1957
No Score Yet The King and Four Queens
  • Ma MacDade
1956
No Score Yet I'll Cry Tomorrow
  • Katie Roth
1955
80% The Rose Tattoo
  • Bessie
1955
88% East of Eden
  • Kate
1955

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