Geraldine Page

Highest Rated: 100% The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Birthday: Nov 22, 1924
Birthplace: Not Available
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."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Riders to the Sea Actor 1988
No Score Yet My Little Girl Grandmother 1987
56% Native Son Peggy 1986
No Score Yet Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story Itta Halaunbrenner 1986
100% The Trip to Bountiful Carrie Watts 1985
25% The Bride Mrs. Baumann 1985
No Score Yet Walls Of Glass Mama 1985
46% White Nights Anne Wyatt 1985
90% The Pope of Greenwich Village Mrs. Ritter 1984
No Score Yet The Dollmaker Mrs. Kendrick 1984
No Score Yet Loving Actor 1984
20% I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can Jean Martin 1982
No Score Yet Honky Tonk Freeway Sister Mary Clarise 1981
No Score Yet Harry's War Beverly Payne 1981
No Score Yet Blue and the Gray Actor 1981
79% Interiors Eve 1978
80% The Rescuers Mme. Medusa 1977
No Score Yet Something for Joey Ann Cappelletti 1977
No Score Yet Nasty Habits Walburga 1977
64% The Day of the Locust Big Sister 1975
No Score Yet Hazel's People Anna Witmer 1973
80% Pete 'n' Tillie Gertrude 1972
88% The Beguiled Martha 1971
No Score Yet J.W. Coop Mama 1971
No Score Yet What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? Mrs. Marrable 1969
No Score Yet La Chica del Lunes Carol Richardson 1967
50% The Happiest Millionaire Mrs. Duke 1967
82% You're a Big Boy Now Margery Chanticleer 1966
No Score Yet The Three Sisters Olga 1965
No Score Yet Dear Heart Evie Jackson 1964
40% Toys in the Attic Carrie Berniers 1963
75% Sweet Bird of Youth Alexandra Del Lago 1962
No Score Yet Summer and Smoke Alma Winemiller 1961
86% Hondo Angie Lowe 1953

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
  • 1976
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Mrs. Evans Woman
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Sally Phelps
No Score Yet The Hitchhiker
1983-1991

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