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Encyclopedia > Jo Van Fleet
Jo Van Fleet

Born December 30, 1914
Oakland, California, USA
Died June 10, 1996 aged 81
Jamaica, Queens, New York City, USA
Academy Awards
Best Supporting Actress
1955 East of Eden

Jo Van Fleet (December 30, 1914June 10, 1996) was an Academy Award-winning American theater and film actress. Image File history File links JoVanFleet. ... December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 1 day remaining. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Oakland, founded in 1852, is the eighth-largest city in California[1] and the county seat of Alameda County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Major Mark Park Jamaica is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... East of Eden is a 1955 movie, directed by Elia Kazan, and based on the novel of the same name by John Steinbeck. ... December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 1 day remaining. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle &#8212... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ...


Van Fleet established herself as a notable dramatic actress on Broadway over several years, winning a Tony Award in 1954 for her skill in a difficult role, playing an unsympathetic, even abusive character, in Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful with Lillian Gish and Eva Marie Saint. Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... Horton Foote (born 1916), is an American author and playwright, most noted for his 1983 Oscar-winning screenplay Tender Mercies. ... The Trip to Bountiful is a 1985 film which tells the story of an elderly woman who wants to return home to the small town where she grew up, but is frequently stopped from leaving Houston, Texas by the daughter-in-law who insists that there is not enough money... Lillian Diana de Guiche (October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993), was an Oscar-nominated American actress, better known as Lillian Gish. ... Eva Marie Saint (born July 4, 1924) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ...


Her first film role, as the mother of the James Dean character in East of Eden (1955), brought her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Her subsequent film work was very sporadic, and included such films as The Rose Tattoo, I'll Cry Tomorrow (both 1955), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957), Cool Hand Luke (1967), and I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1968). James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American film actor. ... East of Eden is a 1955 movie, directed by Elia Kazan, and based on the novel of the same name by John Steinbeck. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Best Supporting Actor or Best Supporting Actress is an accolade given by a group of film or theatre professionals in recognition of the work of supporting and character actors. ... The Rose Tattoo is a Tennessee Williams play. ... Ill Cry Tomorrow is a 1955 biographical film which tells the story of Lillian Roth, a Broadway star who rebels against the pressure of her domineering mother and reacts to the death of her fiance by becoming an alcoholic. ... Newspaper coverage of the fight. ... Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American film starring Paul Newman and directed by Stuart Rosenberg. ... Released at the height of the hippie era, the film I Love You, Alice B. Toklas, based on a book (?), tells the story of one Harold Fine (Peter Sellers), a self-described square lawyer, and his theatrical mother. ...


Van Fleet was married to William Bales from 1946 until his death in 1990, and was the mother of Michael Bales, who survives her. She died in Queens, New York of undisclosed causes at the age of 81. Queens Borough in New York City, in yellow Queens is one of the five boroughs of New York City, USA. Geographically the largest borough in the city, Queens is home to many immigrants and two of New Yorks major airports. ... NY redirects here. ...


She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to Motion Pictures, at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard. A band plays on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...

Preceded by
Eva Marie Saint
for On the Waterfront
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
1955
for East of Eden
Succeeded by
Dorothy Malone
for Written on the Wind

Eva Marie Saint (born July 4, 1924) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... On the Waterfront is an American 1954 film about mob violence and corruption among longshoremen, and it has become a standard of its kind. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... East of Eden is a 1955 movie, directed by Elia Kazan, and based on the novel of the same name by John Steinbeck. ... Promotional photo for Malone Dorothy Malone (born January 30, 1925) is an American actress. ... Written on the Wind is a 1956 film with Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone. ...

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Jo Van Fleet (81 words)
The magnificent Jo Van Fleet, whose piercing glance and twisted smile brought a series of memorable mother characters to life on stage and screen, died in New York on June 10th 1996, at the age of 81.
Van Fleet was married to William Bales, a dancer and choreographer, who died in 1990.
She is survived by a son, Michael, and a grandson, Arden Rogow-Bales, born on November 14, 1988.
Jo Van Fleet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (218 words)
Jo Van Fleet (December 30, 1914 – June 10, 1996) was an American theater and film actress.
Born in Oakland, California, Van Fleet established herself as a notable dramatic actress on Broadway over several years, winning a Tony Award in 1954 for her skill in a difficult role, playing an unsympathetic, even abusive character, in Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful with Lillian Gish and Eva Marie Saint.
Jo Van Fleet has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to Motion Pictures, at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard.
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