Judith Anderson

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Birthday
10, 1897
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Dec 3, 1992 (95)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
10, 1897
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Dec 3, 1992 (95)

About

Known for her Tony Award-winning portrayal of Medea in the 1948 Broadway production of the Greek tragedy, this prominent stage and screen actress also won an Emmy Award for her on-screen portrayal of Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth. In addition, she earned an Oscar nomination for her supporting role in the 1940 Alfred Hitchcock film, Rebecca.

Before Fame

She performed in her first professional stage production, A Royal Divorce, at Sydney, Australia's Theatre Royal. Seven years later, in 1922, she debuted on Broadway in On The Stairs.

Trivia

She was nominated for a Grammy Award for her recording of Emily Bronte's famous novel Wuthering Heights.

Family Life

Born Frances Margaret Anderson, she grew up in Adelaide, South Australia. Her first marriage, to University of California-Berkeley professor Benjamin Lehmann, lasted just two years, and her later marriage, to theater producer Luther Greene, was also short-lived.

Associated With

She performed with John Gielgud and Lillian Gish in the 1936 Broadway production of Hamlet.