Geraldine Page - Rotten Tomatoes

Geraldine Page

Highest Rated:   100% The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Lowest Rated:   22% The Bride (1985)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Something for Joey
  • Actor
1993
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
22% 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
No Score Yet 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
77% Interiors
  • Eve
1978
83% 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
91% 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
No Score Yet The Happiest Millionaire
  • Mrs. Duke
1967
80% 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
No Score Yet Black History: The Classics
  • Actor
1951

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