LEE REMICK Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Lee Ann Remick                                                                 
Born: 14 December 1935 Quincy, Massachusetts                                         
Died: 2 July 1991 Los Angeles, California, United States                             
Lee Ann Remick (December 14, 1935 – July 2, 1991) was an Academy Award- and Tony   
Award-nominated American film and television actress. Among her best-known films     
are Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Days of Wine and Roses (1962), and The Omen, as     
Katherine Thorn (1976).                                                             
Remick was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, the daughter of Margaret Patricia (née   
Waldo), an actress, and Francis Edwin "Frank" Remick, who owned a department         
store. She attended the Swaboda School of Dance and studied acting at               
Barnard College and the Actors Studio, making her Broadway theatre debut in 1953     
with Be Your Age.                                                                   
Remick made her film debut in Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd (1957). When they     
were filming the movie in Arkansas, Remick lived with a local family and             
practiced baton twirling so that she would be believable as the teenager who         
wins the heart of Lonesome Rhodes (played by Andy Griffith). In 1962, she was       
nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actress for her performance as the           
alcoholic wife of Jack Lemmon in Days of Wine and Roses.                             
Remick appeared in the 1964 musical Anyone Can Whistle, written by Stephen           
Sondheim and Arthur Laurents; the highly unconventional show ran for only a week,   
although Remick's performance is captured on the popular original cast recording.   
This began a lifelong friendship between Remick and Sondheim, and she later         
appeared in the landmark 1985 concert version of his musical Follies. Remick         
received a Tony Award nomination in 1966 for her role as a blind woman               
terrorized by drug smugglers in the hit play Wait Until Dark (the character was     
played by Audrey Hepburn in the film version).                                       
Remick has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6104 Hollywood Boulevard.         
Remick's first husband was Bill Colleran, an American television producer, with     
whom she had a son and daughter. Her second husband was British film producer       
Kip Gowans.                                                                         
Remick died in 1991 at age 55 in Los Angeles, California, of kidney and liver