Mary Beth Hurt

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Birth Name: Mary Beth Hurt
Born: 09/26/1948
Birth Place: Marshalltown, Iowa, USA

Because of her theater commitments, Hurt's film career has not been especially prolific, but she has regularly appeared in features. Her lack of movie-star beauty has kept her largely in supporting roles, but she seems to prefer offbeat parts which register prominently just the same. Although she has played a number of uptight, emotionally strung-out wives, mothers and friends, Hurt's intensity is one of the few unvarying qualities to her work. (Indeed, an early stage appearance in "More Than You Deserve" (1973) cast her as a 98 year-old Vietnamese man.) She played Garp's wife in "The World According to Garp" (1986) but was outshone by the other, more outlandish characters peopling novelist ... Continue Bio >>

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