Uta Hagen

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Birthday
12, 1919
Birthplace
Gottingen, Germany
Death Date
Jan 1, 2004 (84)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
12, 1919
Birthplace
Gottingen, Germany
Death Date
Jan 1, 2004 (84)

About

One of Broadway's greatest actresses and acting teachers, she won a Tony Award for playing Martha in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Before Fame

She made her professional stage debut in 1937, playing Ophelia in Hamlet. She later starred as Nina in the Broadway production of Chekhov's The Seagull.

Trivia

A respected acting theorist and teacher, she published a famous acting manual entitled Respect for Acting.

Family Life

Her second husband, Herbert Berghof, ran his own acting studio HB Studio. At the studio, Hagen and Berghof taught such renowned actors as Fred Ward and Jeff Bridges.

Associated With

She replaced Jessica Tandy in the role of Blanche DuBois in the national tour of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire.