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Jo Van Fleet

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Biography

Oakland, California, USA
Jo Van Fleet was born on December 30, 1914 in Oakland, California. She established herself as a notable dramatic actress on Broadway over several years, winning a Tony Award in 1954 for her skill in a difficult role, playing an unsympathetic, even abusive character, in Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" with Lillian Gish and Eva Marie Saint. Her first film role was playing the estranged mother of James Dean's character in East of Eden (1955). This debut performance earned Van Fleet an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Read more...

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Character: Katie Roth

I'll Cry Tomorrow 1955

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Character: Herself - Winner: Best Supporting Role & Co-Presenter: Short Subjects Awards

The 28th Annual Academy Awards 1956

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Character: Ella Garth

Wild River 1960

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Character: Annie Crabtree

Mod Squad 1968

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Character: Dr. Anna Chaloupka

Naked City 1958

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Character: Amelia Bronston

The Wild Wild West 1965

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Character: Irini Karabetas

Police Woman 1974

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Character: Hildy Hesse

Kraft Suspense Theatre 1963

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Character: Mrs. Cissy Hawk

Thriller 1960

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Character: Hazel Quine

Route 66 1960

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Character: Mrs. Einhorn

Seize the Day 1986

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Character: Mme. Dufresne

This Angry Age 1957

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Character: Madame Dioz

The Tenant 1976

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Character: Actress 'East of Eden'

James Dean: Sense Memories 2005

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