Mildred Dunnock

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Birth Name: Mildred Dunnock
Born: 01/25/1901
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Death Place: Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 07/05/1991

Formerly a schoolteacher, Dunnock made her stage debut in 1932 and won acclaim on Broadway in 1940 as a Welsh teacher in Emlyn Williams' autobiographical drama "The Corn Is Green", a role she reprised in her film debut in 1945. Although she is memorable in the brief role as the wheelchair bound victim whom Richard Widmark pushes down the stairs in "Kiss of Death" (1948), Dunnock gave her finest performances as seemingly genteel spinster types who display surprising inner strength and sympathy.

Dunnock studied acting with Actors Studio founders Lee Strasberg, Robert Lewis and Elia Kazan and after directing her in "Death of a Saleman", Kazan repeatedly cast her as a figure of quiet moral au... Continue Bio >>

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