Birthday: 6/21/1925, the
Age: 80 years
Place of birth: Troy, New York, United States
Date of death: 13.03.2006 Year
Place of death: Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
Prize winner Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy and ‘Tony’, and darling of the American theater hall of fame.
Lois Maureen Stapleton was born on June 21, 1925 in the city of Troy, New York, USA. Daughter Irene Walsh and John P. Stapleton, who came from Ireland grew by strict Catholic canon. Her father was an alcoholic, and his parents divorced Maureen when she was a child.
Upon reaching adulthood, Stapleton moved to New York where he moonlighted as a model to regularly pay the bills. Through familiarity with Hollywood actor Joel McCrea, it gained access to the stage in New York, made his Broadway debut in 1946 in the play ‘The Playboy of the Western World’. After the actress played a good-natured establishment called Iras in Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Antony and Cleopatra’, she replaced Anna Magnani, for which Tennessee Williams originally wrote the role of Serafina in the production of ‘The Rose Tattoo’. The level of English at the Magnani at the time turned out to be not high enough to properly play a role, so Stapleton took advantage of this, causing won the prestigious theatrical award “Tony”. Four years later, Anna starred in the film adaptation of the same name, and won the Oscar.
Maureen has played in such productions as ’27 vans full of cotton ‘and’ Orpheus Descending ‘(as well as in its film adaptation – melodrama “The Fugitive Kind”), as well as in the play of Lillian Hellman’s “Toys in the Attic.” Stapleton won a second statuette ‘Tony’ for her role in Neil Simon’s play “The lush lady ‘, which he wrote specifically for her. Later, Maureen reminded about themselves on Broadway, including a starring role in the play ‘Chanterelle’ with Elizabeth Taylor and Jessica Tandy replacement staged ‘Gin Game’.
After shooting in film noir ‘Lonely Hearts’ in 1958, actress for her role in it Fay Doyle received a nomination for the Oscar in the category of ‘Best Supporting Actress’. She again became a contender for the prize of the American Film Academy because of its heroines Inez Guerrero in the thriller ‘Airport’ and Pearl in the drama Woody Allen ‘Interiors’. Finally, the long awaited Stapleton won the Oscar in the category ‘Best Actress’ for her role as Emma Goldman in Warren Beatty’s biopic ‘Red’.
Maureen won Emmy in 1968 for taking part in the film ‘Among the roads of Eden’ and was nominated for the prize as a member of TV movies ‘All the King’s Men’, ‘Queen of the Stardust Ballroom’ and ‘The Gathering’. Recent film projects where Maureen was included in the ensemble cast became crime comedy Amy Hekerling ‘Dangerous Johnny’ with Michael Keaton 1984, Ron Howard’s fantastic comedy ‘cocoon’ of 1985 and its 1988 sequel, “Cocoon 2: The Return ‘ directed by Daniel Petrie.
The first husband of actress Allentak Max, was general manager of the American theater producer Kermit Blumgardena. After ten years of marriage (1949-1959) and the birth of their son Daniel and daughter Katherine, the couple broke up. Stapleton married for the second time – for the playwright David Ralph. However, the new alliance did not last longer than three years.
Katherine Allentak received critical acclaim for her role played in Aggie fine sentimental drama by Robert Mulligan’s “Summer of 42 ‘. In the same film, Maureen Stapleton in the credits designated as the mother of the protagonist, although it is in the picture does not appear on the screen and can be heard only her voice.
The actress suffered from alcoholism and increased anxiety for many years. Once in an interview, she admitted: “lowers the curtain, and I reached for the vodka.” Morin also stated that this state she owes much of her unhappy childhood. Being a heavy smoker, 80-year-old Stapleton died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on March 13, 2006, at her home in Lenox, Massachusetts.
In 1981, at the College Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, a city child actress, in memory of Stapleton appeared theater of her name.
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