Beatrice Straight

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Birthday
2, 1914
Birthplace
Old Westbury, NY
Death Date
Apr 7, 2001 (86)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
2, 1914
Birthplace
Old Westbury, NY
Death Date
Apr 7, 2001 (86)

About

Noted stage actress who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Louise Schumacher in Network.

Before Fame

She began acting after her family moved to Britain, and made her Broadway debut in 1939 in a production of The Possessed.

Trivia

While mostly staying on stage, she had several memorable roles on television. She played Dr. Lesh in Poltergeist, and the mother of the title character in Wonder Woman.

Family Life

She was born in New York City as the daughter of Willard Dickerman Straight, an investment banker, and Dorothy Payne Whitney, a philanthropist. She was raised as a member of the powerful Whitney family.

Associated With

Lynda Carter played Wonder Woman, her daughter, on the show Wonder Woman.

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