Jo Van Fleet

Biography

Jo Van Fleet was born on December 30, 1914 in Oakland, California. She established herself as a notable dramatic actress on Broadway over several years, winning a Tony Award in 1954 for her skill in a difficult role, playing an unsympathetic, even abusive character, in Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" with Lillian Gish and Eva Marie Saint. Her first film role was playing the estranged mother of James Dean's character in À l'est d'Eden (1955). This debut performance earned Van Fleet an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her subsequent film work was steady through 1960, then very sporadic, and include such films as La rose tatouée (1955), Une femme en enfer (1955), Le roi et quatre reines (1956), Règlement de comptes à O.K. Corral (1957) and Luke la main froide (1967). In 1958, Van Fleet was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her performance in "Look Homeward, Angel" on Broadway. Other films include Le fleuve sauvage (1960), Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (1965) and Le baiser papillon (1968). Her television work include Alfred Hitchcock présente (1955), Bonanza (1959), Thriller (1960) and Les mystères de l'Ouest (1965). Jo Van Fleet died at age 81 of undisclosed causes on June 10, 1996 in Queens, New York City.

Filmography

Movie Name Vizyon Tarihi
Parmaklıklar Arasında — Cool Hand Luke 1 December 1967