Eileen Heckart (Performer) | Playbill

Eileen Heckart

Performer

On television, she would become widely known as Mary Richards' outspoken, ace-reporter Aunt Flo on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and the menacing Mother Buchanan on "The Five Mrs. Buchanans." Her films include "Up the Down Staircase," "Bus Stop," "Miracle in the Rain" and "Somebody Up There Likes Me," among others.

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  • Also Known As: Anna Eileen Heckart, Anna Eileen Stark
  • Born: Mar 28, 1919 in Columbus, Ohio
  • Death: Dec 29, 2001 in Norwalk, Connecticut

Roles (26)

The Cemetery Club Playbill - Opening Night, June 1990 The Cemetery Club
Opened May 15, 1990
  • as Lucille (Original)
The Cemetery Club Playbill - Opening Night, June 1990
Ladies at the Alamo Playbill - April 1977 Ladies at the Alamo
Opened April 07, 1977
  • as Bella Gardner (Original)
Veronica's Room Playbill - Oct 1973 Veronica's Room
Opened October 25, 1973
  • as The Woman (Original)
Butterflies Are Free Playbill - Nov 1969 Butterflies Are Free
Opened October 21, 1969
  • as Mrs. Baker (Original)
Butterflies Are Free Playbill - Nov 1969
The Mother Lover Playbill - Feb 1969 The Mother Lover
Opened February 01, 1969
  • as Mrs. Haber (Original)
The Mother Lover Playbill - Feb 1969
I'll Be Home For Christmas Playbill - Mar 1967 I'll Be Home For Christmas
Opened March 13, 1967
  • as Edith (Original)
You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running Playbill - Opening Night, March 1967 I'm Herbert
Opened March 13, 1967
  • as Muriel (Original)
You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running Playbill - March 1967 The Footsteps of Doves
Opened March 13, 1967
  • as Harriet (Original)
And Things That Go Bump in the Night Playbill - April 1965 And Things That Go Bump in the Night
Opened April 26, 1965
  • as Ruby (Original)
Barefoot in the Park Playbill - Nov 1963 Barefoot in the Park
Opened October 23, 1963
  • as Mrs. Banks (Replacement)
    Arrived On Sep 20, 1965
Too True to Be Good Playbill - March 1963 Too True to Be Good
Opened March 12, 1963
  • as The Nurse (Original)
A Family Affair Playbill - Jan 1962 A Family Affair
Opened January 27, 1962
  • as Tilly Siegal (Original)
Everybody Loves Opal Playbill - Oct 1961 Everybody Loves Opal
Opened October 11, 1961
  • as Opal (Original)
Invitation to a March Playbill - Nov 1960 Invitation to a March
Opened October 29, 1960
  • as Deedee Grogan (Original)
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs Playbill - Jan 6, 1958 The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
Opened December 05, 1957
  • as Lottie Lacey (Original)
A View From the Bridge Playbill - Sept 1955 A Memory of Two Mondays
Opened September 29, 1955
  • as Agnes (Original)
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 A View from the Bridge
Opened September 29, 1955
  • as Beatrice (Original)
The Bad Seed Playbill - Dec 1954 The Bad Seed
Opened December 08, 1954
  • as Mrs. Daigle (Original)
Picnic Playbill - June 1953 Picnic
Opened February 19, 1953
  • as Rosemary Sydney (Original)
In Any Language Playbill - Oct 1952 In Any Language
Opened October 07, 1952
  • as Valerie McGuire (Original)
Hilda Crane Playbill - Nov 1950 Hilda Crane
Opened November 01, 1950
  • as Nell Bromley (Original)
Trial Honeymoon Playbill - Nov 1947 Trial Honeymoon
Opened November 03, 1947
  • as Irene Smith (Original)
Brighten the Corner Playbill - Dec 1945 Brighten the Corner
Opened December 12, 1945
  • Understudy
The Voice of the Turtle Playbill - March 1944 The Voice of the Turtle
Opened December 08, 1943
  • Assistant Stage Manager
  • as Olive Lashbrooke (Replacement)
  • as Sally Middleton (Replacement)

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 Winner
Tony Award
2000 Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre Winner
1970 Best Featured Actress in a Play Nominee
1961 Best Featured Actress in a Play Nominee
1958 Best Featured Actress in a Play Nominee
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