ZOE CALDWELL Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Zoe Caldwell                                                                   
Born: 14 September 1933                                                               
Zoe Caldwell (b.September 14, 1933, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is a U.S.-based   
Australian-born actress. She was born as Ada Caldwell but changed her forename,       
taking that of her own mother, Zoe.                                                   
She has won four Tony Awards - for her performances on Broadway in Slapstick         
Tragedy, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Medea and Master Class. In the last she       
portrayed legendary diva Maria Callas.                                               
Other Broadway credits include The Creation of the World and Other Business and       
Macbeth. She has also appeared on film, most notably as an imperious dowager in       
Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo.                                               
Zoe Caldwell was married in 1968 to Canadian-born Broadway producer Robert           
Whitehead, a cousin of actor Hume Cronyn. They had two sons and were married         
until Whitehead's death in 2002. She has not remarried.