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Eva Le Gallienne (1899–1991)


Legendary stage actress Eva Le Gallienne's life began just as grandly as the daughter of poet Richard Le Gallienne. Sarah Bernhardt was her idol growing up and, at age 18, was brought to New York by her mother. Making her London debut with "Monna Vanna" in 1914, she proved a star in every sense of the word. She appeared on Broadway first in "... See full bio »

Died:

(age 92) in Weston, Connecticut, USA

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Resurrection Grandma Pearl
(1980)
The Royal Family Fanny Cavendish
(1977)
Play of the Week Madama Raquin / Queen Elizabeth
(1960-1961)
The Devil's Disciple Mrs. Dudgeon
(1959)

Filmography

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 1984 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Evelyn Milbourne
- The Women (1984) ... Evelyn Milbourne (as Eve LeGallienne)
 1980 Resurrection
Grandma Pearl
 1977 The Royal Family (TV Movie)
Fanny Cavendish (as Eva LaGallienne)
 1960-1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Madama Raquin / Queen Elizabeth
- Therese Raquin (1961) ... Madama Raquin
- Mary Stuart (1960) ... Queen Elizabeth
 1959 The Devil's Disciple
Mrs. Dudgeon
 1958 Bitter Heritage (TV Movie)
Grandma James
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Grandma James
- Bitter Heritage (1958) ... Grandma James
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Mrs. Koernig
- The Shadow of a Genius (1958) ... Mrs. Koernig
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Abbess
- The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1958) ... Abbess
 1956 The Corn Is Green (TV Movie)
Miss Moffat
 1955 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
White Queen
 1955 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 Prince of Players
Gertrude in 'Hamlet'
 1952 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- Roman Fever (1952)
 1948-1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Lettie / Annie Jones
- Uncle Harry (1950) ... Lettie
- Years Ago (1948) ... Annie Jones
 1949 Strawhat Cinderella (Short)
Eva Le Gallienne
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She adapted William Shakespeare's play, "The Tempest," at the Alvin Theatre in New York City that ran for 100 performances. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Eva LaGallienne | Eve LeGallienne
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Personal Quote:

Innovators are inevitably controversial.

Trivia:

Shares some similarities with actress Jessica Tandy. Both were born in England but made their career in U.S. and their first Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category came at the age 82 (but Tandy already have won one in 1990 while Eva was only nominated once). See more »

Nickname:

LeG or Miss LeG

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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