Eileen Heckart

Eileen Heckart

Performer

Eileen Heckart, the Tony Award-honored actress whose stage farewell at age 81 in 2000 was as an ailing grandmother in The Waverly Gallery, Off-Broadway, died Dec. 31, 2001, after a battle with cancer, according to family and colleagues. Eileen Heckart, the Tony Award-honored actress whose stage farewell at age 81 in 2000 was as an ailing grandmother in The Waverly Gallery, Off-Broadway, died Dec. 31 after a battle with cancer, according to family and colleagues.

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  • Also known as: Anna Eileen Heckart, Anna Eileen Stark
  • Born: Mar 29, 1919 in Columbus, Ohio
  • Death: Dec 30, 2001 in Norwalk, Connecticut

Awards

Drama Desk Award
2000 Outstanding Actress in a Play The Waverly Gallery Winner
1996 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Northeast Local Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
2000 Outstanding Actress in a Play The Waverly Gallery Winner
Theatre World Awards
1953 Theatre World Award Picnic Winner
Tony Award
2000 Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre Winner
1970 Best Featured Actress in a Play Butterflies Are Free Nominee
1961 Best Featured Actress in a Play Invitation to a March Nominee
1958 Best Featured Actress in a Play The Dark at the Top of the Stairs Nominee
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