Barbara Bel Geddes

Barbara Bel Geddes, the actress who originated the role of antsy, hungry Maggie the Cat in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof decades before she played the more composed matriarch Miss Ellie Ewing on TV's "Dallas," died Aug. 8, 2005, of cancer, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

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  • Born: Oct 31, 1922 in New York, New York
  • Death: Aug 8, 2005 in Northeast Harbor, Maine


Clarence Derwent Award
1946 Most Promising Female Performer Deep Are the Roots Winner
Theatre World
1946 Theatre World Award Deep Are the Roots Winner
Tony Award
1961 Actress in a Play Mary, Mary Nominee
1956 Actress in a Play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Nominee