Madeleine Sherwood

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Birth Name: Madeleine Sherwood
Born: 11/13/1926
Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, CA

Sherwood made her stage debut in her native Montreal in "The Corn Is Green" and by the early 50s was in New York where she made her Broadway debut replacing Kim Stanley in Horton Foote's "The Chase". In 1953, she played Abigail, who "named names" of supposed witches in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible". Two years later, Sherwood was Mae (Sister Woman), mother of a brood of "no-necked monsters" in Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer-winning "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", directed by Elia Kazan, a role which she reprised in the 1958 film version, directed by Richard Brooks. She also played Miss Lucy in both the 1959 Broadway and 1962 film versions of Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth". Her other impressive stage... Continue Bio >>

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