Uta Hagen (Uta Thyra Hagen)
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BiographyGöttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
Noted stage actress who has also done limited work in TV and film. Born in Germany and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Her Broadway debut was in "The Seagull" in 1938. She won her first Tony (and other awards) in 1950 for Clifford Odets "The Country Girl". Her second Tony was for the role of Martha in Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?". Since 1957, she has been teaching at the Herbert Berghof (her late husband) Studio in New York City's Greenwich Village. Recent Off-Broadway appearances include "Mrs. Read more... and "Collected Stories" in 1998.