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Joanne Woodward (Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward)

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Biography

Thomasville, Georgia, USA
Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward was born on February 27, 1930, in Thomasville, Georgia, to Wade Woodward and Elinor Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward in a modest household. Her one older brother, Wade Jr., who was the favorite of her father, eventually became an architect. Elinor Woodward was a quite a movie buff and enjoyed going to picture shows often. Joanne claims she was nearly born in the middle of a Joan Crawford movie (Our Modern Maidens (1929)). Her mother wanted to name her Joan, but being Southern, she changed it to Joanne. Read more...

Actor

Character: Dorothy Kingship

A Kiss Before Dying 1956

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Character: Eve White / Eve Black / Jane

The Three Faces of Eve 1957

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Character: Leola Boone

No Down Payment 1957

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Character: Quentin Compson / Narrator

The Sound and the Fury 1959

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Character: Samantha Blake / Mimi

A New Kind of Love 1963

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Play

The 22nd Annual Tony Awards 1968

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Character: Jenn's Mother

Gayby 2012

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Character: Francine Whiting

Empire Falls 2005

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Character: Sarah Beckett

Philadelphia 1993

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Character: Nell Harrington

Blind Spot 1993

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Character: Vinnie Miner

Foreign Affairs 1993

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Character: Marmee March

NBC Special Treat 1975

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Character: Midge Gibson

The Carol Burnett Show 1967

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Character: Lillian Corning

Paris Blues 1961

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Character: June Ledbetter

The Ford Television Theatre 1952

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Character: Eleanor Apley

The 20th Century-Fox Hour 1955

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Character: Ann Benton

Four Star Playhouse 1952

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Character: Grace Bannerman

Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! 1958

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Character: Elizabeth Huckaby

Crisis at Central High 1981

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Character: Mildred McCloud

A Christmas to Remember 1978

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