Maureen Stapleton

Maureen Stapleton

Performer

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

Roles (26)

The Little Foxes Playbill - Opening Night, May 1981 The Little Foxes (1981)
Opened May 7, 1981
  • as Birdie Hubbard (Original)
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The Gin Game Playbill - Oct 1977 The Gin Game (1977)
Opened Oct 6, 1977
  • as Fonsia Dorsey (Replacement)
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The Glass Menagerie Playbill - Dec 1975 The Glass Menagerie (1975)
Opened Dec 18, 1975
  • as The Mother (Original)
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The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild Playbill - Nov 1972 The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild (1972)
Opened Nov 14, 1972
  • as Mildred Wild (Original)
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The Country Girl Playbill - Opening Night, March 1972 The Country Girl (1972)
Opened Mar 15, 1972
  • as Georgie Elgin (Original)
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The Gingerbread Lady Playbill - Dec 1970 The Gingerbread Lady (1970)
Opened Dec 13, 1970
  • as Evy Meara (Original)
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Norman, Is That You? Playbill - Feb 1970 Norman, Is That You? (1970)
Opened Feb 19, 1970
  • as Beatrice Chambers (Original)
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Plaza Suite Playbill - Opening Night, Feb 1968 Plaza Suite (1968)
Opened Feb 14, 1968
  • as Norma Hubley (Visitor From Forest Hills) (Original)
  • as Muriel Tate (Visitor From Hollywood) (Original)
  • as Karen Nash (Visitor From Mamaroneck) (Original)
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The Rose Tattoo Playbill - Nov 1966 The Rose Tattoo (1966)
Opened Nov 9, 1966
  • as Serafina Delle Rose (Original)
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The Glass Menagerie Playbill - Opening Night, May 1965 The Glass Menagerie (1965)
Opened May 4, 1965
  • as The Mother (Original)
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Awards

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