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Eileen Heckart

Highest Rated:   89% No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)
Lowest Rated:   33% Burnt Offerings (1976)
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Birthplace:   Columbus, Ohio, USA
Over her long career, character actress Eileen Heckart has distinguished herself on stage, television, and in feature films. Tall and thin with sharp angular features, she often plays outspoken, strong-willed, and highly intelligent women. Fans of The Mary Tyler Moore show from the 1970s will remember Heckart for playing Mary's brassy Aunt Flo. Trained at the American Theater Wing following studies at Ohio State University, Heckart was on Broadway in the early '40s and appeared in numerous major productions. For the 1957-1958 theater season, Heckart earned a New York Drama Critics Award for her work in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs. She has won six Tony nominations during her stage career and in the late '90s was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. Heckart began her sporadic television career in 1952 and made her feature-film debut with Miracle in the Rain (1956). She earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination that year for her work in The Bad Seed (1956); she was also awarded a Golden Globe for the film. In 1972, she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1976 for her role in Butterflies Are Free. In 1967, Heckert received an Emmy for Win Me a Place at Forest Lawn. She won her second one in 1994 for a 1993 appearance on the sitcom Love & War. In addition to her many kudos, Heckart has also been awarded three honorary doctorates.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Sorrows of Gin
  • Actor
2002
39% The First Wives Club
  • Catherine MacDuggan
1996
No Score Yet Ultimate Betrayal
  • Sarah McNeil
1994
No Score Yet Breathing Lessons
  • Mabel
1994
83% Heartbreak Ridge
  • Little Mary
1986
No Score Yet Seize the Day
  • Funeral Woman No. 1
1986
No Score Yet Joe Dancer: The Big Black Pill
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet The Big Trade
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet White Mama
  • Three Bag Lady
1980
No Score Yet Backstairs at the White House
  • Actor
1979
33% Burnt Offerings
  • Roz Allardyce
1976
No Score Yet The Hiding Place
  • Katje
1975
No Score Yet Zandy's Bride (For Better, for Worse)
  • Ma Allan
1974
67% Butterflies Are Free
  • Mrs. Baker
1972
89% No Way to Treat a Lady
  • Mrs. Brummel
1968
80% Up the Down Staircase
  • Henrietta Pastorfield
1967
No Score Yet My Six Loves
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet Heller in Pink Tights
  • Lorna
1960
68% The Bad Seed
  • Mrs. Daigle
1956
82% Somebody Up There Likes Me
  • Ma Barbella
1956
No Score Yet Miracle in the Rain
  • Grace Ullman
1956
79% Bus Stop
  • Vera
1956

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Home Improvement
1991-1999
  • Elaine
  • 1997
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Amanda
  • 1979

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