Geraldine Page biography
Actress Geraldine Page, born in Missouri 1924, was well respected for her dedication to her roles on stage and screen, winning an Oscar and an Emmy.
Actress. Born Geraldine Sue Page on November 22, 1924 in Kirksville, Missouri. After attending Chicago's Goodman Theatre Dramatic School, Page moved to New York City to study acting with Uta Hagen. Primarily a stage actress, she received her first Tony nomination for her performance opposite Paul Newman in Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth. She also received an Academy Award nod for the film adaptation. Other notable theater credits include The Three Sisters, Black Comedy/White Lies, Absurd Person Singular and Agnes of God. The Broadway production of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit was her final performance before her death.
Page made her film debut in Out of the Night in 1947. Despite the fact that she appeared in relatively few films, she received eight Academy Award nominations throughout her career. She won the coveted Oscar in 1986 for her performance in The Trip to Bountiful. Other notable screen roles include 1961's Summer and Smoke, 1975's The Day of the Locust and 1978's Interiors.
Page was married to violinist Alexander Schneider from 1954 to 1957. She wed Texan actor Rip Torn in 1963; they had three children.