Maureen Stapleton

Maureen Stapleton, a tough, earthy actress who, through a series of roles on Broadway and in film—including the original The Rose Tattoo and the film "Reds"—established herself as a commanding, sympathetic, and improbably sexy presence, died March 13, 2006, in Lenox, Massachusetts, her son, Daniel Allentuck told MSNBC. She was 80. The cause was natural causes.

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  • Born: Jun 21, 1925 in Troy, New York
  • Death: Mar 13, 2006 in Lenox, Massachusetts


Drama Desk Award
1971 Outstanding Performance The Gingerbread Lady Winner
Theatre World
1951 Theatre World Award The Rose Tattoo Winner
Tony Award
1981 Featured Actress in a Play The Little Foxes Nominee
1971 Actress in a Play The Gingerbread Lady Winner
1968 Actress in a Play Plaza Suite Nominee
1960 Actress in a Play Toys in the Attic Nominee
1959 Actress in a Play The Cold Wind and the Warm Nominee
1951 Featured Actress in a Play The Rose Tattoo Winner