ELIZABETH ASHLEY Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Elizabeth Ashley                                                           
Born: 30 August 1939 Ocala, Florida                                               
Elizabeth Ashley (born August 30, 1939 in Ocala, Florida) is an American actress 
who first came to prominence in the Broadway play Take Her, She's Mine, which     
earned her a Tony Award as Best Featured Actress in a Play.                       
She starred as Corie in the original Broadway production of Neil Simon's         
Barefoot in the Park and as Maggie in a successful Broadway revival of Tennessee 
Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, receiving Tony nominations for both             
performances. Ashley is in pre-production of the play Looped (a day in the life   
of Tallulah Bankhead).                                                           
Ashley has been married to actors George Peppard (the leading man in her first   
movie, The Carpetbaggers, 1964) and James Farentino. In a memoir entitled         
Actress. Postcards from the Road (1978; written with Ross Firestone), she gave   
conspicuous exposure to a relationship with novelist Thomas McGuane. With         
Peppard she had a son, Christian, in 1968.                                       
She co-starred in the TV show Evening Shade from 1990-1994. Other television     
career includes appearances in Murder, She Wrote, Dave's World, Law & Order:     
Special Victims Unit, and Homicide: Life on the Street.