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Eileen Heckart

Eileen Heckart


3/29/1919, Columbus, Ohio



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  • Trivia

    • Eileen suffered from whooping cough as a child, giving her her trademark hoarse voice.

    • Eileen had 3 sons named Mark, Philip and Luke.

    • Eileen has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6140 Hollywood Blvd.

    • Eileen Heckart won the Oscar for Best-Supporting Actress in 1972 for the film "Butterflies Are Free".

    • Eileen was nominated for the Following Emmy's:
      1976 Outstanding Supporting Actress - Drama or Comedy Series Eileen Heckart - "Mary's Aunt" - The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
      1977 Outstanding Supporting Actress - Single Performance - Comedy or Drama Series
      Eileen Heckart- "Lou Proposes" - The Mary Tyler Moore Show
      1979 Outstanding Supporting Actress - Limited Series or Special Eileen Heckart - Backstairs at the White House
      1980 Outstanding Supporting Actress - Limited Series or Special Eileen Heckart - F.D.R. The Last Years
      1988 Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series
      The Cosby Show - Mrs. Hickson in "Autumn Gifts".

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  • What an actress! There is something to be said about a secondary character who literally steals the show, Eileen is one of those people. She was so talented and subtle in her performances that you were always taken by surprise.moreless

    One of Eileen's finest moments is in the movie "Butterflies Are Free", with Edward Albert, Goldie Hawn and Paul Michael Glaser. The scene is Goldie telling that she isn't a prude because the role requires her to be nude. Eileen's reply sarcastically, "Of course not dear". Just steals the whole scene. Great talent!