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Lee Ann Remick (December 14, 1935 – July 2, 1991) was an American actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for the 1962 film Days of Wine and Roses, and for the 1966 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her Broadway theatre performance in Wait Until Dark. Remick made her film debut in 1957 in A Face in the Crowd. Her other notable film roles include Anatomy of a Murder
Anatomy of a Murder
(1959), Wild River (1960), The Detective (1968), The Omen
The Omen
(1976), and The Europeans (1979). She won Golden Globe Awards for the 1973 TV film The Blue Knight, and for playing the title role in the 1974 miniseries Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill. For the latter role, she also won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress. In April 1991, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Recognition 4 Personal life 5 Death 6 Popular culture 7 Filmography

7.1 Film 7.2 Television

8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Early life[edit] Lee Remick
Lee Remick
was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, the daughter of Gertrude Margaret (two sources say Patricia[1][2]) (née Waldo), an actress, and Francis Edwin "Frank" Remick, who owned a department store.[3][4][5] One of her maternal great-grandmothers, Eliza Duffield, was a preacher born in England.[6] Remick attended the Swaboda School of Dance, the Hewitt School,[2] and studied acting at Barnard College
Barnard College
and the Actors Studio, making her Broadway theatre debut in 1953 with Be Your Age.[7] Career[edit] Remick made her film debut in Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd (1957). While filming the movie in Arkansas, Remick lived with a local family and practiced baton twirling so that she would be believable as the teenager who wins the attention of Lonesome Rhodes (played by Andy Griffith). After appearing as Eula Varner, the hot-blooded daughter-in-law of Will Varner (Orson Welles) in 1958's The Long, Hot Summer, she appeared in These Thousand Hills
These Thousand Hills
(1959) as a dance hall girl. Remick came to prominence as a rape victim whose husband is tried for killing her attacker in Otto Preminger's Anatomy of a Murder. In 1960, she made a second film with Kazan, Wild River, which co-starred Montgomery Clift and Jo Van Fleet.

Rehearsing with director George Cukor
George Cukor
in 1962

In 1962 she starred opposite Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
in the Blake Edwards suspense-thriller Experiment in Terror. That same year she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress
Academy Award for Best Actress
for her performance as the alcoholic wife of Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
in Days of Wine and Roses. Bette Davis, also nominated that year for Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, said "Miss Remick's performance astonished me, and I thought, if I lose the Oscar, it will be to her." They both lost to Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
in The Miracle Worker. When Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
was fired during the filming of the comedy Something's Got to Give, the studio announced that Remick would be her replacement. Co-star Dean Martin
Dean Martin
refused to continue, however, saying that while he admired Remick, he had signed onto the picture strictly to be able to work with Monroe. Remick next appeared in the 1964 Broadway musical Anyone Can Whistle,[7] written by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
and Arthur Laurents, which ran for only a week. Remick's performance is captured on the original cast recording. This began a lifelong friendship between Remick and Sondheim, and she later appeared in the landmark 1985 concert version of his musical Follies. In 1966, she starred in the Broadway play Wait Until Dark,[7] which was another big success; Remick was nominated for a Tony award for Best Actress (Dramatic).[8] It was adapted into a successful film the following year starring Audrey Hepburn. Remick continued to star in major films throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, including Baby the Rain Must Fall
Baby the Rain Must Fall
(1965), The Hallelujah Trail (1965), No Way to Treat a Lady (1968), The Detective (1968), Hard Contract (1969), Loot (1970), Sometimes a Great Notion (1971), A Delicate Balance (1973), and Hennessy (1975). She co-starred with Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
in the 1976 horror film The Omen, in which her character's adopted son, Damien, is revealed to be the Antichrist. The film was both a critical and commercial success and was regarded as one of the best horror films ever made. She followed it up with leading actress roles in Telefon (1977), The Medusa Touch (1978) and The Europeans (1979). Remick later appeared in several made-for-TV movies and miniseries, for which she earned a total of seven Emmy Award
Emmy Award
nominations. Several were of a historical nature, including two noted miniseries, Ike, in which she portrayed Kay Summersby, alongside Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(her co-star in Wait Until Dark) as General Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill, where she portrayed Winston Churchill's mother, the American debutante Jennie Jerome who married Lord Randolph Churchill.[9] She is also remembered for Mistral's Daughter. Reviewer of The New York Times praised Remick for portraying Kate "to fresh-faced clawing perfection".[10] Recognition[edit] Remick was awarded the Women in Film Crystal Award in 1990.[11] She has a star in the Motion Pictures section on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6104 Hollywood Boulevard. (The Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
site lists it at 1615 Vine Street.) It was dedicated April 29, 1991.[12] Personal life[edit]

Remick in 1960

Remick married producer Bill Colleran in 1957. They had two children, Katherine Lee Colleran (b. 1959) and Matthew Remick Colleran (b. 1961).[1] Remick and Colleran divorced in 1968. She married British producer William Rory "Kip" Gowans in December 1970. She moved with Gowans to England and remained married to him until her death.[2] Remick and Gowans spent time in both England and Osterville, Massachusetts, which she considered her "true home".[13] Through her daughter, Remick has two grandchildren, Remick Rose Minelian (b. 1993) and Georgia Lee Minelian (b. 1997). Death[edit] Remick died of kidney and liver cancer on July 2, 1991, at the age of 55, at her home in Los Angeles. Survivors included her husband, her son, her daughter, two stepdaughters, her mother and her brother.[14] Popular culture[edit] Remick was the subject of "Lee Remick", the 1978 debut single by the Australian indie rock band The Go-Betweens. The British indie rock band Hefner also recorded a song titled "Lee Remick" in 1998, but it is unrelated to the Go-Betweens' single. Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Remick (left) with Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith
and Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal
on the set of A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Year Title Role Notes

1957 A Face in the Crowd Betty Lou Fleckum Film debut

1958 The Long, Hot Summer Eula Varner

1959 These Thousand Hills Callie

1959 Anatomy of a Murder Laura Manion Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

1960 Wild River Carol Garth Baldwin

1961 Sanctuary Temple Drake

1962 Experiment in Terror Kelly Sherwood

1962 Days of Wine and Roses Kirsten Arnesen Clay Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actress Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

1963 The Running Man Stella

1963 The Wheeler Dealers Molly Thatcher

1965 Baby the Rain Must Fall Georgette Thomas

1965 The Hallelujah Trail Cora Templeton Massingale

1968 No Way to Treat a Lady Kate Palmer

1968 The Detective Karen

1969 Hard Contract Sheila Metcalfe

1970 Loot Nurse Fay McMahon

1970 A Severed Head Antonia Lynch-Gibbon

1971 Sometimes a Great Notion Viv Stamper

1973 A Delicate Balance Julia

1974 Touch Me Not Elanor

1975 Hennessy Kate Brooke

1976 The Omen Katherine Thorn

1977 Telefon Barbara

1978 The Medusa Touch Doctor Zonfeld

1979 The Europeans Eugenia Young

1980 The Competition Greta Vandemann

1980 Tribute Maggie Stratton

1988 Emma's War Anne Grange Final film


Year Title Role Notes

1956 Studio One Elaine Baylee Episode: "The Landlady's Daughter"

1960 The Tempest Miranda Television movie

1962 The Farmer's Daughter Katrin Holstrom Television movie

1967 Damn Yankees Lola Television movie

1972 The Man Who Came to Dinner Maggie Cutler Television movie

1972 'Summer and Smoke' Alma Winemiller BBC Play of the Month, by Tennessee Williams, directed by Alvin Rakoff

1973 And No One Could Save Her Fern O'Neil Television movie

1973 The Blue Knight Cassie Walters Television movie Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

1974 QB VII Lady Margaret 2 episodes Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

1974 Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill 7 episodes BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

1975 Hustling Fran Morrison Television movie

1975 A Girl Named Sooner Elizabeth McHenry Television movie

1977 The Ambassadors Maria Gostrey Television movie

1978 Ike: The War Years Kay Summersby Television movie

1978 Wheels Erica Trenton Television movie Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

1979 Torn Between Two Lovers Diana Conti Television movie

1979 Ike Kay Summersby Television movie

1980 Haywire Margaret Sullavan Television movie Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

1980 The Women's Room Mira Adams Television movie

1982 I Do! I Do! She Television movie

1982 The Letter Leslie Crosbie Television movie Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film

1983 The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story Janet Broderick Television movie

1984 Mistral's Daughter Kate Browning TV miniseries

1984 A Good Sport Michelle Tenney Television movie

1984 Rearview Mirror Terry Seton Television movie

1985 Toughlove Jan Charters Television movie

1985 The Snow Queen The Snow Queen Faerie Tale Theatre

1986 American Playhouse Eleanor Roosevelt Episode: "Eleanor: In Her Own Words" Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Achievement in Informational Programming

1986 Of Pure Blood Alicia Browning Television movie

1987 Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder Frances Schreuder Television movie Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

1988 Jesse Jesse Maloney Television movie

1988 The Vision (film) Grace Gardner Television movie

1989 Bridge to Silence Marge Duffield Television movie

1989 Around the World in 80 Days Sarah Bernhardt 3 episodes

1989 Dark Holiday Gene LePere Television movie, (final film role) a.k.a. Passport to Terror [15]

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^ a b Mead, Mimi (April 6, 1967). "She Prefers Musicals". The Daily Reporter. p. 7. Retrieved September 26, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ a b c Shearer, Lloyd (January 11, 1976). "Lee Remick: From Baton Twirler to 'Jennie'". The San Bernardino County Sun. pp. 99–100. Retrieved September 26, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ Playing Jennie - The Churchill Centre ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20071103015007/http://www.rememberleeremick.com/family/remember_remicks1.htm. Archived from the original on November 3, 2007. Retrieved January 26, 2008.  Missing or empty title= (help) ^ "LEE REMICK: FROM A FACE TO A FIRM PLACE IN THE HOLLYWOOD CROWD". The Philadelphia Inquirer. July 3, 1991.  ^ Champlin, Charles (March 6, 1990). "Remick Endures Despite Personal Ordeal : Profile: Actress waged a 'drastic and horrible and successful' fight against kidney cancer. Now, she prepares for a role in the miniseries 'The Young Catherine.'". Los Angeles Times.  ^ a b c "Lee Remick". Playbill Vault. Retrieved September 26, 2015.  ^ "Search Results: Lee Remick". Tony Awards. Retrieved September 26, 2015.  ^ "Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill". IMDb. Retrieved 2012-08-15.  ^ John J. O'Connor (September 24, 1984). "TV REVIEW; 'MISTRAL'S DAUGHTER' STARTS TONIGHT". The New York Times. Retrieved December 22, 2013. ^ "Past Recipients: Crystal Award". Women In Film. Archived from the original on July 24, 2011. Retrieved May 10, 2011.  ^ "Lee Remick". Hollywood Walk of Fame. Retrieved September 26, 2015.  ^ Actress Lee Remick, a Quincy native, would have been 75 today Retrieved 2017-05-04. ^ Yarrow, Andrew L. (July 3, 1991). "Lee Remick, 55, Actress in Roles From Enticing to Tormented, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved September 27, 2015.  ^ decades on CBS

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