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Ellen Burstyn (Edna Rae Gillooly)

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Detroit, Michigan, USA
Ellen Burstyn was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Correine Marie (Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. She is of mostly Irish, German, and French-Canadian descent. Ellen worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a lunch counter. After graduating from Detroit's Cass Technical High School, she went to Texas to model and then to New York as a showgirl on The Jackie Gleason Show (1952). From there, it was to Montreal as a nightclub dancer and then Broadway with her debut in "Fair Game (1957)". Read more...

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Character: Barb Weaver

Draft Day 2014

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Character: Sara Goldfarb

Requiem for a Dream 2000

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Character: Emily Micallef

The Calling 2014

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Character: Franny Saltzmann

Goodbye Charlie 1964

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Character: Dr. Pauline Swenson

For Those Who Think Young 1964

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Character: Olive Frederickson

Silence of the North 1981

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Character: Herself - Host & Presenter: Best Book of a Musical / Best Score

The 35th Annual Tony Awards 1981

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Character: Olivia Foxworth

Petals on the Wind 2014

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Character: Garnett's mother

Two Men in Town 2014

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Character: Louisa Mae Cardinal

Wish You Well 2013

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Character: Mother St. John

The Mighty Macs 2009

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Character: Dr. Lillian Guzetti

The Fountain 2006

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Character: Sister SummersIsle

The Wicker Man 2006

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Character: Diana Hunt

The Elephant King 2006

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Character: Former Tarnower Steady

Mrs. Harris 2005

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Character: Grandma Dolarhyde

Red Dragon 2002

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Character: Viviane Joan 'Vivi' Abbott Walker

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood 2002

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Character: Val Handler

The Yards 2000

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Character: Mattie Rigsbee

Walking Across Egypt 1999

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Character: Shirley Cooperberg

You Can Thank Me Later 1999

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Character: Laura Strong

Flash 1997

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Character: Yvette Watson

A Deadly Vision 1997

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Character: Emily Haberman

The Baby-Sitters Club 1995

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Character: Jo Giacalone

Getting Gotti 1994

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Character: Arlie's Mother

Getting Out 1994

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Character: Kate O'Rielly

The Color of Evening 1994

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Character: Frances Griffin

Trick of the Eye 1994

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Character: Esther Moskowitz

The Cemetery Club 1993

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Character: Mademoiselle Reisz

Grand Isle 1991

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Character: Lillian 'Lil' Lambert

Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love 1991

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Character: Nurse Cooder

When You Remember Me 1990

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Character: Tina Brogan

Surviving 1985

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Character: Kate MacKenzie

Twice in a Lifetime 1985

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Character: Georgiana Carr

Main Street 2010

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Character: Pauline Benetto

Mitch Albom's For One More Day 2007

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Character: Maud Gannon

Timepiece 1996

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Character: Iva Mae Longwell

Our Son, the Matchmaker 1996

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Character: June Clatterbuck

The Patron Saint of Liars 1998

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Character: Joan Thomas

Within These Walls 2001

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Character: Gram

Scout 2015

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Character: Bernie Stabler

Swing 2008

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Character: Margaret Barrish

Political Animals 2012

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Character: Ellen Brewer

The Ellen Burstyn Show 1986

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Character: Lois Farrow

The Last Picture Show 1971

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Character: Dr. Kate Bartok

The Doctors 1963

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Character: Rose Maxon

The Dick Powell Theatre 1961

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Character: Ann Walters

The Loretta Young Show 1953

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Character: Hilda Wesley

The Defenders 1961

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Character: Phyllis Dunning

Bus Stop 1961

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Character: Dorothy Carter

The Real McCoys 1957

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Character: Lynn Hollander

Something in Common 1986

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Character: Anne Garner

Dr. Kildare 1961

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Character: Sonia Langham

Providence 1977

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Character: Margaret Yablonski

Act of Vengeance 1986

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Character: Greta Dryden

Kraft Mystery Theater 1959

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Play

The 33rd Annual Tony Awards 1979

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Character: Beatrice Fisher

Custody 2016

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Character: Evanka

Elevator: Part 1 0

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Character: Nancy Davis Dutton

Take Me as I Am 0

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Prom Queen 0

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On Trial 0

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Outer Darkness 0

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A Seat at the Table 0

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Character: Bishop Beatrice Congreve

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