UTA HAGEN Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Uta Hagen (12 June 1919 - 14 January 2004) was an American theatrical actress and acting teacher.


She was born in Gottingen in Germany and raised in Madison, Wisconsin.

She studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.


She was primarily noted for stage roles. Because of blacklisting, she had more limited output in film, not making her cinematic debut until 1972. She married Jose Ferrer in 1938; they divorced in 1948. They had one daughter. She taught at HB Studios , a well-known New York City acting school, starting in 1957, and married its co-founder, Herbert Berghoff , on 25 January 1957. After his death in 1990 she became the school’s chairman.