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Ellen Burstyn


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Birth Name: Ellen Burstyn
Born: 12/07/1932
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Born Edna Rae Gillooly in Detroit, MI on Dec. 7, 1932, Burstyn's parents were divorced when she was young, and she worked a number of day jobs before earning enough money to leave home at the age of 18. She relocated to Texas to work as a model before moving to Montreal and later New York City, where she was employed as a dancer on "The Jackie Gleason Show" (CBS, 1952-1970). Determined to become an actress, her perseverance paid off with her 1957 debut on Broadway in "Fair Game," for which she was billed as Ellen McRae. Countless roles in television series followed, including a regular stint on the daytime soap opera "The Doctors" (NBC, 1963-1982). Her feature debut came with a supporting tu... Continue Bio >>


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