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Beatrice Straight (Beatrice Whitney Straight)

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Biography

Old Westbury, New York, USA
In her long career, Beatrice Straight actually did very little work in the movies, plying her trade mostly onstage. But when she did grace the silver screen, she did it with great skill. Her first love was theater, having debuted on Broadway in the 1935 "Bitter Oleander". Her work garnered her much acclaim, including laurels in her Tony-winning performance for which she won the award for best supporting actress as Elizabeth Proctor in the 1953 production of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible". In addition to theater and movies, she gave us notable work on television. Read more...

Actor

Character: Claire Fortness

Phone Call from a Stranger 1952

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Character: Mrs. Crampfurl

The Borrowers 1973

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Character: Beatrice Richmond

Killer on Board 1977

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Character: Rose Axelrod

Endless Love 1981

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Character: Dr. Lesh

Poltergeist 1982

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Character: Adrienne's Mother

Deceived 1991

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Character: Maisie Verdurin

People Like Us 1990

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Character: Claire Hastings

Power 1986

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Character: Louise Schumacher

Network 1976

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Character: Queen Veronica

Faerie Tale Theatre 1982

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Character: Ann Johns

Naked City 1958

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Character: Edith Bauer

Ben Casey 1961

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Character: Daisy Jackson

The United States Steel Hour 1953

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Character: Veronica Filmore

The Eleventh Hour 1962

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Character: Nancy Staples

Patterns 1956

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Character: Alice Dain Leggett

The Dain Curse 1978

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Character: Mother Christophe

The Nun's Story 1959

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Character: Dr. Martha Richards Zubrovnik

Mission: Impossible 1966

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Character: Pamela Rainey

Dr. Kildare 1961

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Character: Marion Hillyard

The Promise 1979

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Character: Kay Neeley

The Formula 1980

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Character: Claire Trent

Suspense 1949

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Character: Elena De Amundo

Route 66 1960

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Character: Mrs. Bendeson

The Andros Targets 1977

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