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Colleen Dewhurst Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jun 3, 1924
  • Died: Aug 22, 1991

With the same drive that had distinguished her father's hockey career, Colleen Dewhurst took any number of odd jobs to pay for her tuition at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. On Broadway from 1955, Dewhurst became one of America's foremost interpreters of such pantheon playwrights as Eugene O'Neill and Edward Albee; she won a 1981 Tony Award for her performance in the revival of O'Neill's [[Feature~V174001~A Moon for the Misbegotten~misbegotten]]. The forceful, deep-throated Dewhurst was not always easy to cast in films, but she chalked up several memorable movie portrayals, not least of which was as [[Performer~P96996~Diane Keaton~dianekeaton]]'s WASP-ish mom in [[Feature~V2547~Annie Hall~anniehall]] (1977). Her TV work included the delightful "middle aged pregnancy" comedy [[Feature~V2192~And Baby Makes Six~andbabymakessix]] (1979) and numerous appearances as [[Performer~P5591~Candice Bergen~candicebergen]]'s mom on Murphy Brown. From 1985 through 1991, Colleen was president of Actors' Equity. Twice married to actor [[Performer~P110557~George C. Scott~georgecscott]], Colleen Dewhurst is the mother of another performer, [[Performer~P64044~Campbell Scott~campbellscott]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi