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    • Gerladine's final film was My Little Girl (1987), which was the film debut of singer Jennifer Lopez.

    • When accepting her Oscar for Best Actress in 1985, Geraldine received a standing ovation. Her speech was notable because she openly acknowledged the fact that she has been nominated a previous seven times and took over two minutes to reach the stage because she had taken her shoes off, not expecting to win.

    • Even though she died of a heart attack, Geraldine had had kidney disease for many years.

    • Geraldine's daughter, Angelica Torn, is an actress.

    • Geraldine starred in the play Sweet Bird of Youth in 1959. Three years later it was turned into a movie of the same name and also starred Geraldine. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the play and for an Academy Award for her performance in the movie, but won neither.

    • Geraldine won the prestigious Sarah Siddons Award, in 1960, for her work in Chicago theatre.

    • Gerladine was married to fellow actor Rip Torn from 1963 until her death in 1987.

    • Geraldine was a Methodist.

    • Gerladine was married to violinist Alexander Schneider from 1954 to 1957.

    • Gerladine attended the Goodman Theatre Dramatic School in Chicago .

  • Quotes

    • Geraldine: I didn't want to be a Hollywood actress who every so often does a Broadway play. I wanted to be a Broadway actress who every so often does a movie.