Uta Hagen

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Birth Name: Uta Hagen
Born: 06/12/1919
Birth Place: Germany
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 01/14/2004

While building her reputation as a legendary acting teacher, Hagen also continued a thriving stage career, touring as Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire" opposite Anthony Quinn. In 1950, she received her first Tony Award creating the role of long-suffering George Elgin in Clifford Odets' "The Country Girl". Throughout the 50s and into the early 60s, Hagen continued to build on her reputation, often appearing in classics like Shaw's "Saint Joan" (1952), "A Month in the Country", with Michael Redgrave, and "The Good Woman of Setzuan" (both 1956). In 1962, she was tapped to create the role of Martha to Arthur Hill's George in Edward Albee's blistering "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?",... Continue Bio >>

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