Joanne Woodward

Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward ( born February 27, 1930 in Thomasville, Georgia ) is an American actress.

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She comes from humble Southern circumstances, her acting career was launched by the film her mother's love and greatly influenced. When Gone with the Wind in the cinema came, she was a big fan of Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh's husband. With Olivier they played together in 1979 in a television production of Come Back, Little Sheba.

Woodward won some beauty contests as a teenager. She attended the High School in Greenville, studied at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and then moved to New York where she studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse with Sanford Meisner. In 1956, she performed on Broadway.

For the first time in the cinema Woodward appeared in 1955 in George Sherman's Western film Count Three and Pray (1955 ) in appearance. They continue back and forth between Hollywood and Broadway. In the New York theater production of William Inge's Picnic, she performed together with the five years older and then-unknown actor Paul Newman, whom she married in 1958. In the same year she played the role of a patient with dissociative identity disorder in the film The Three Faces of Eve, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Also this year, Woodward and Newman were the first time in the long, hot summers together in front of the camera (along with Orson Welles and Lee Remick; further collaborations followed ). Newman sat Woodward also in some of his few directorial work one, including The Love of a Summer ( 1968) and the effect of gamma rays on Marigold (1973 ) for which they are the Golden Globe for best actress in a drama or the Best Actor Award at the Film Festival of Cannes 1973 won.

The actress acted continue in film, television and on stage. Most recently, she worked as a wealthy matron next to her husband in television production to see 2005 Empire Falls.

Woodward lives in Connecticut. It is politically active today and is the artistic director of the Westport Country Playhouse. Her daughter Susan Kendall Newman is also an actress.

On February 9, 1960 Woodward received the first ever star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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