Joanne Woodward

Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward (born February 27, 1930) is an American actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her performance in The Three Faces of Eve (1957), which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama.

In a career spanning over six decades, she received four Oscar nominations (winning one), ten Golden Globe Award nominations (winning three), four BAFTA Film Award nominations (winning one), and nine Primetime Emmy Award nominations (winning three).

Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward 1971
Joanne Woodward in 1971
Born
Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward

February 27, 1930 (age 89)
ResidenceWestport, Connecticut
Other names
  • Joanne Newman
  • Joanne G. T. Woodward
Alma materSarah Lawrence College Louisiana State University
OccupationActress, producer, philanthropist
Years active1955–present
Spouse(s)
Paul Newman
(m. 1958; died 2008)
Children3, including Nell and Melissa Newman

Early life

Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward was born on February 27, 1930, in Thomasville, Georgia, the daughter of Elinor (née Trimmier) and Wade Woodward, Jr., who was vice president of publishing company Charles Scribner's Sons.[1][2] Her middle and maiden names, "Gignilliat Trimmier", are of Huguenot origin.[3] She was influenced to become an actress by her mother's love of movies.[3] Her mother named her after Joan Crawford – "Joanne".[3]

Attending the premiere of Gone with the Wind in Atlanta, 9-year-old Woodward rushed into the parade of stars and sat on the lap of Laurence Olivier, star Vivien Leigh's partner. She eventually worked with Olivier in 1977 in a television production of Come Back, Little Sheba. During rehearsals, she mentioned this incident to him, and he told her he remembered.[3]

Woodward lived in Thomasville until she was in the second grade, when her family relocated to Marietta, Georgia, where she attended Marietta High School. She remains a booster of Marietta High School and of the city's Strand Theater.[4]

They moved once again when she was a junior in high school after her parents divorced.[3] She graduated from Greenville High School in Greenville, South Carolina, in 1947. Woodward won many beauty contests as a teenager.

She appeared in theatrical productions at Greenville High and in Greenville's Little Theatre, playing Laura Wingfield in the staging of The Glass Menagerie. (She returned to Greenville in 1976 to play Amanda Wingfield in another Little Theatre production of The Glass Menagerie. She also returned in 1955 for the première of Count Three And Pray, her debut movie, at the Paris Theatre on North Main Street.)

Woodward majored in drama at Louisiana State University, where she was an initiate of Chi Omega sorority, then headed to New York City to perform on the stage.[3]

Career

Early career

Joanne Woodward - 1957
Woodward in The Three Faces of Eve (1957), displaying "Eve Black", the 'bad girl' personality

Woodward managed to get roles on TV shows such as Tales of Tomorrow, Goodyear Playhouse, Danger, The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse, You Are There, The Web, The Ford Television Theatre, The Elgin Hour, Robert Montgomery Presents, Armstrong Circle Theatre, The Star and the Story, Omnibus, Star Tonight, and Ponds Theater.

In 1953-54 she understudied in the New York production of Picnic, which featured her future husband Paul Newman.[3]

Woodward's first film was a post-Civil War Western, Count Three and Pray (1955). Woodward was billed second.

She was signed to a long term contract by 20th Century Fox in January 1956.[5]

Woodward guest starred on The 20th Century-Fox Hour, The United States Steel Hour, General Electric Theater, Four Star Playhouse, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Kraft Theatre, The Alcoa Hour, Studio One in Hollywood, and Climax!.

Woodward's second feature film was A Kiss Before Dying (1956) with Robert Wagner and Jeffrey Hunter. These three actors were all under contract to Fox and were loaned out to United Artists.

In 1956 she returned to Broadway to star in The Lovers which only had a brief run (but was later filmed as The War Lord (1965)).

Film stardom

Woodward was given the lead role in her third feature, The Three Faces of Eve (1957). This was a commercial and critical success and Woodward won the Best Actress Oscar.

Fox gave her top billing in No Down Payment (1957) directed by Martin Ritt and produced by Jerry Wald. Woodward returned to TV to do "The 80 Yard Run" for Playhouse 90.

Relationship with Paul Newman

Woodward starred in The Long, Hot Summer (1958) directed by Ritt and produced by Wald, based on a novel by William Faulkner. It co starred Paul Newman who Woodward would go on to marry.

Fox promptly reteamed Woodward and Newman on Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1958), a comedy.

She was reunited with Ritt on another Faulkner adaptation, The Sound and the Fury (1959) with Yul Brynner.

Sidney Lumet cast Woodward alongside Marlon Brando and Anna Magnani in The Fugitive Kind (1960), a box office disappointment. More popular was a third film with Newman, From the Terrace (1960) which Woodward later admitted to having "affection" for "because of the way I looked like Lana Turner."[6]

They then made Paris Blues (1961) with Ritt.

Woodward played the title role in The Stripper (1963) at Fox, the directorial debut of Franklin Schaffner.

She and Newman did a comedy for Paramount, A New Kind of Love (1963).

She later said "Initially, I probably had a real movie-star dream. It faded somewhere in my mid-30's, when I realized I wasn't going to be that kind of actor. It was painful. Also, I curtailed my career because of my children. Quite a bit. I resented it at the time, which was not a good way to be around the children. Paul was away on location a lot. I wouldn't go on location because of the children. I did once, and felt overwhelmed with guilt."[7]

They returned to Broadway in Baby Want a Kiss (1964) which ran for over a hundred performances.

Woodward went to MGM for Signpost to Murder (1965), a low budget thriller. She was in two comedies, A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1965) with Henry Fonda and A Fine Madness (1966) with Sean Connery.

Rachel, Rachel

Joanne Woodward - 1960s
Woodward's 1960s publicity photo

Newman directed, but did not appear with, Woodward in Rachel, Rachel (1968). It was Newman's directorial debut and both he and Woodward earned Golden Globe Awards and Oscar nominations.

The two of them acted together in Winning (1969) and WUSA (1970).

Woodward teamed with George C. Scott in They Might Be Giants (1971). She did an adaptation of the play All the Way Home (play)All the Way Home (1971) for TV.[8]

Newman directed Woodward a second time in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972) which earned her another Golden Globe and Best Actress at Cannes.

She then starred in Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973) written by Stewart Stern.[9]

She was to have co-starred with Robert Shaw in Strindberg's Dance of Death at Lincoln Center in 1974, but withdrew from the production during rehearsals. "New York puts a pressure on you that I don't react well to, with the critics and all that," she later said. "I like to act in a relaxed atmosphere."[7]

Woodward supported Newman in The Drowning Pool (1975).

She received excellent reviews for Sybil (1976) with Sally Field and was Marmee in a ballet version of Little Women (1976).[10]

For TV Woodward did Come Back, Little Sheba (1977) with Laurence Olivier and See How She Runs (1978). The latter won her an Emmy.[11]

Woodward supported Burt Reynolds in The End (1978) and did A Christmas to Remember (1979) on TV. The decade ended with The Streets of L.A. (1979). She also directed an episode of Family in 1979.

1980s

Woodward's credits in the 1980s included The Shadow Box (1980), directed by Newman and Crisis at Central High (1981) for TV.

She returned to Broadway for Candida (1981–82) a production directed by Michael Cristofer that was filmed in 1982.[7]

She did Harry & Son (1984), directed by and co starring Newman; and some TV movies, Passions (1984) and Do You Remember Love (1985).

She wrote the teleplay and directed a 1982 production of Shirley Jackson's story Come Along with Me, for which husband Newman provided the voice of the character Hughie under the screen name of P.L. Neuman.

For Newman she starred in The Glass Menagerie (1987).

1990s

Newman and Woodward starred in Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990). She did some TV movies, Foreign Affairs (1993) and Blind Spot (1993). Woodward was a co-producer of Blind Spot, a drama about drug addiction, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie.[12]

She had supporting roles in The Age of Innocence (1993) and Philadelphia (1993). She did Breathing Lessons (1995) for TV.

In 1995, Woodward directed off-Broadway revivals of Clifford Odets' Golden Boy and Waiting for Lefty at the Blue Light Theater Company in New York.[13]

Later career

Woodward served as the artistic director of the Westport Country Playhouse from 2001 to 2005.[14]

She was executive producer of the 2003 television production of Our Town, featuring Newman as the stage manager (for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award.) She and Newman also appeared in Empire Falls (2005) for TV.

She recorded a reading of singer John Mellencamp's song "The Real Life" for his box set On the Rural Route 7609.

She had the lead in Change in the Wind (2010).

In 2011, she narrated the Scholastic/Weston Woods film All the World.

Personal life

Woodward was reported to have been engaged to author Gore Vidal before she married Paul Newman.[15] However, there was no real engagement: Vidal later claimed it was just a stunt to attract Newman's attention.[16] Woodward shared a house with Vidal in Los Angeles for a short time, and they remained friends.[15]

Woodward first met Newman in 1953. They later reconnected on the set of The Long, Hot Summer in 1957. Woodward and Newman married on January 29, 1958, in Las Vegas. On March 28 of the same year, Woodward won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Three Faces of Eve. The couple remained married for 50 years until Newman's death from lung cancer on September 26, 2008.[17]

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Woodward's Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Woodward and Newman had three daughters: Elinor Teresa "Nell" (1959), Melissa Stewart (1961), and Claire Olivia "Clea" (1965). They also have two grandsons by Melissa.

In 1988, Newman and Woodward established the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a nonprofit residential summer camp, and year-round center named after the Wyoming mountain hideaway of the outlaws in Newman's film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The camp, located in Ashford, Connecticut provides services free of charge to 20,000 children and their families coping with cancer as well as other serious illnesses and conditions.[18]

In 1990, Woodward graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, along with her daughter Clea.[3] Newman delivered the commencement address, during which he said he dreamed that a woman had asked, "How dare you accept this invitation to give the commencement address when you are merely hanging on to the coattails of the accomplishments of your wife?"[19]

Woodward, widowed since 2008, makes her home in Westport, Connecticut.

Filmography

Joanne Woodward 1957 drawing
Drawing of Woodward upon winning an Oscar for The Three Faces of Eve in 1957 by artist Nicholas Volpe
Year Title Role Notes
1955 Count Three and Pray Lissy
1956 A Kiss Before Dying Dorothy "Dorie" Kingship
1957 The Three Faces of Eve Eve White / Eve Black / Jane Academy Award for Best Actress
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
National Board of Review Award for Best Actress
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress
No Down Payment Leola Boone National Board of Review Award for Best Actress
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress
1958 The Long, Hot Summer Clara Varner
Rally Round the Flag, Boys! Grace Oglethorpe Bannerman Nominated – Laurel Award for Top Female Comedic Performance
1959 The Sound and the Fury Quentin Compson / Narrator
1960 The Fugitive Kind Carol Cutrere San Sebastián International Film Festival Zulueta Prize for Best Actress
From the Terrace Mary St. John
1961 Paris Blues Lillian Corning
1963 The Stripper Lila Green Nominated – Laurel Award for Top Female Dramatic Performance
A New Kind of Love Samantha "Sam" Blake / Mimi Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1964 Signpost to Murder Molly Thomas
1966 A Big Hand for the Little Lady Mary Nominated – Laurel Award for Top Female Comedic Performance
A Fine Madness Rhoda Shillitoe
1968 Rachel, Rachel Rachel Cameron Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated – Laurel Award for Top Female Dramatic Performance
1969 Winning Elora Capua
1970 WUSA Geraldine
1971 They Might Be Giants Dr. Mildred Watson
All the Way Home Mary Follet TV movie
1972 The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds Beatrice Hunsdorfer Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
1973 Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams Rita Walden BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
1975 The Drowning Pool Iris Devereaux
1977 Come Back, Little Sheba Lola Delaney TV movie
1978 See How She Runs Betty Quinn TV movie
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
The End Jessica Lawson
A Christmas to Remember Mildred McCloud TV movie
1979 The Streets of L.A. Carol Schramm TV movie
1980 The Shadow Box Beverly TV movie
1981 Crisis at Central High Elizabeth Huckaby TV movie
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
1982 Candida Candida TV movie
1984 Harry & Son Lilly
Passions Catherine Kennerly TV movie
1985 Do You Remember Love Barbara Wyatt-Hollis TV movie
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
1987 The Glass Menagerie Amanda Wingfield Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Female
1990 Mr. and Mrs. Bridge India Bridge Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated – David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actress
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Female
Nominated – Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated – National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
1993 Foreign Affairs Vinnie Miner TV movie
Blind Spot Nell Harrington TV movie
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
Also co-producer
The Age of Innocence Narrator Voice
Philadelphia Sarah Beckett
The Roots of Woe Margaret Sanger Voice, TV movie
1994 Breathing Lessons Maggie Moran TV movie
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
1996 Even If a Hundred Ogres... Narrator Voice
2003 Our Town N/A TV movie executive producer
2010 Change in the Wind Margaret Mitchell Voice
2012 Gayby Jenn's Mother Voice, Uncredited
2013 Lucky Them Doris Voice, Also executive producer

Partial television credits

For TV movies, see filmography.
Year Title Role Episode(s) Notes
1952 Tales of Tomorrow Pat "The Bitter Storm"
1952–1953 Omnibus Ann Rutledge "Mr. Lincoln"
1953–1954 The Philco Television Playhouse Emily "The Dancers"
1954 The Ford Television Theatre June Ledbetter "Segment"
The Elgin Hour Nancy "High Man"
Lux Video Theatre Jenny Townsend "Five Star Final"
1952–1954 Robert Montgomery Presents Elsie
Penny
"Homecoming"
"Penny"
1955 The Star and the Story Jill Andrews "Dark Stranger"
The 20th Century Fox Hour Eleanor Apley "The Late George Apley"
The United States Steel Hour Rocky "White Gloves"
1954–1956 Four Star Playhouse Ann Benton
Terry Thomas
Victoria Lee "Vicki" Hallock
"Watch the Sunset"
"Full Circle"
"Interlude"
1954–1956 Studio One Christiana
Daisy
Lisa
"A Man's World"
"Family Protection"
"Stir Mugs"
1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Beth Paine "Momentum"
GE True Ann Rutledge "Prologue to Glory"
The Alcoa Hour Margaret Spencer "The Girl in Chapter One"
Climax! Katherine "Savage Portrait"
1958 Playhouse 90 Louise Darling "The 80 Yard Run"
1976 The Carol Burnett Show Midge Gibson ”The Family”
Sybil Dr. Cornelia B. Wilbur Miniseries
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
2005 Empire Falls Francine Whiting Miniseries
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Awards

In 1958, Woodward won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Three Faces of Eve.[3] She was nominated for Best Actress in 1969 for Rachel, Rachel; in 1974 for Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams; and in 1991 for Mr. and Mrs. Bridge. She was named Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival in 1974 for her performance in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.

Woodward won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie, for See How She Runs (1978) as a divorced teacher who trains for a marathon; and in Do You Remember Love? (1985) as a professor who begins to suffer from Alzheimer's disease. She has been nominated an additional five times for her roles on television.

A popular (but untrue) bit of Hollywood lore is that Woodward was the first celebrity to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In fact, the original 1,550 stars were created and installed as a unit in 1960; no one star was officially "first".[20] The first star actually completed was director Stanley Kramer's.[21] The origin of this legend is not known with certainty, but according to Johnny Grant, the longtime Honorary Mayor of Hollywood, Woodward was the first celebrity to agree to pose with her star for photographers, and therefore was singled out in the collective public imagination as the first awardee.[22]

In 1994, she and her husband were jointly presented the Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged, an award given out annually by Jefferson Awards.[23]

References

  1. ^ "Joanne Woodward". Film Reference.com.
  2. ^ "Joanne Woodward". Yahoo Movies.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Joanne Woodward". Inside the Actors Studio. Season 9. Episode 15. 2003-05-11. Bravo.
  4. ^ "Joanne Woodward (b. 1930)". New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
  5. ^ Drama: Joanne Woodward's Pact Continued Los Angeles Times 25 Jan 1956: 20.
  6. ^ The Newmans: 2 Lives in the Movies By MEL GUSSOW. New York Times 28 Apr 1975: 33.
  7. ^ a b c JOANNE WOODWARD HAD 'A MOVIE-STAR DREAM' Lawson, Carol. New York Times 17 Sep 1981: C.19.
  8. ^ Joanne Woodward Signed Martin, Betty. Los Angeles Times 21 Nov 1969: d16.
  9. ^ Joanne Woodward: What You See Is All You Get: A Portrait of Joanne Woodward What You See Is All You Get Haun, Harry. Los Angeles Times 13 Jan 1974: n1.
  10. ^ Joanne Woodward to Host Ballet of 'Little Women' Los Angeles Times 23 Sep 1976: f24.
  11. ^ TV: Joanne Woodward, 40, 'Sweet' and Running By JOHN J. O'CONNOR. New York Times 1 Feb 1978: C23.
  12. ^ Woodward Finds Her Forum THE ACTRESS SEES TV FILMS AS A `TEACHING TOOL' FOR TIMELY ISSUES: [Home Edition] Granville, Kari. Los Angeles Times 2 May 1993: 6.
  13. ^ Simonson, Robert (February 7, 2001). "Off-Broadway's Blue Light Theatre Suspends Operations After Six Years". Playbill.
  14. ^ Simonson, Robert. "Joanne Woodward to Step Down as Westport Playhouse Artistic Director." Retrieved July 21, 2015
  15. ^ a b "A First Draft of Gore Vidal's Illustrated Memoir." Archived 2012-05-14 at the Wayback Machine December 23, 2011.
  16. ^ "'I'm guilty as hell". Daily Mail. December 23, 2011.
  17. ^ "Remembering Paul Newman." People. September 27, 2008.
  18. ^ "Who We Are". HoleInTheWallGang.org. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
  19. ^ People Magazine, June 11, 1990. People Archive. Retrieved 2010-07-06.
  20. ^ "History of WOF". Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Archived from the original on 12 June 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2010.
  21. ^ "Kramer First Name Put in Walk of Fame". Los Angeles Times. 29 March 1960. p. 15. Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2010 – via ProQuest Archiver.
  22. ^ Thermos, Wendy (July 22, 2005). "Sidewalk Shrine to Celebrities Twinkles With Stars". Los Angeles Times. p. B2. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2010 – via ProQuest Archiver.
  23. ^ "Past Winners". Jefferson Awards Foundation. Retrieved 14 March 2016.

Further reading

  • Morella, Joe; Epstein, Edward Z. (1988). Paul and Joanne: A Biography of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. New York: Delacorte Press. ISBN 978-0-440-50004-9. OCLC 18016049.
  • Netter, Susan (1989). Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. London, England: Piatkus. ISBN 978-0-86188-869-6. OCLC 19778734.

External links

A Fine Madness

A Fine Madness is a 1966 American Technicolor comedy film based on the 1964 novel by Elliott Baker that tells the story of Samson Shillitoe, a frustrated poet unable to finish a grand tome. It stars Sean Connery (in the midst of his James Bond roles), Joanne Woodward, Jean Seberg, Patrick O'Neal, and Clive Revill. It was directed by Irvin Kershner.

A Jest of God

A Jest of God is a novel by Canadian author Margaret Laurence. It was first published in 1966. It won the Governor General's Award for 1966 and was made into the Paul Newman/Joanne Woodward film Rachel, Rachel.

A Kiss Before Dying (1956 film)

A Kiss Before Dying is a 1956 American color film noir, directed by Gerd Oswald in his directorial debut. The screenplay was written by Lawrence Roman, based on Ira Levin's 1953 novel of the same name, which won the 1954 Edgar Award for "Best First Novel." The drama stars Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Leith, Joanne Woodward, and Mary Astor. It was remade in 1991 under the same title.

Wagner plays a charming, intelligent man who will stop at nothing to get his life where he wants it to go. His problem is a pregnant woman — played by Joanne Woodward in one of her first film roles — who loves him. The solution involves desperate measures.

A New Kind of Love

A New Kind of Love is a 1963 American romantic comedy film directed by Melville Shavelson and starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Frank Sinatra sings "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" over the opening credits.

Count Three and Pray (film)

Count Three and Pray is a 1955 CinemaScope western film starring Van Heflin, Joanne Woodward (in her film debut) and Raymond Burr. The film was directed by George Sherman. It was based on the story "Calico Pony" (also the working title of the film) by Herb Meadow. It premiered in Woodward's home town, Greenville, South Carolina, at the Paris Theatre.

Crisis at Central High

Crisis at Central High is a 1981 made-for-television movie about the Little Rock Integration Crisis of 1957, based on a draft of the memoir by the same name by former assistant principal Elizabeth Huckaby.William Link and Richard Levinson wrote the screenplay and were executive producers together with David Susskind of Time-Life Productions. The film starred Joanne Woodward as Huckaby and told the events from that character's point of view, although one obituary at the time of Huckaby's death cited her as saying the TV-movie enlarged her role. Woodward was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special and a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV, in 1981 and 1982 respectively.

Do You Remember Love (film)

Do You Remember Love is a 1985 American made-for-television drama film starring Joanne Woodward and Richard Kiley. It won three Emmy Awards, the Humanitas Prize, the Writers Guild of America Award, and a Peabody Award.

From the Terrace

From the Terrace is a 1960 American DeLuxe Color drama film in CinemaScope directed by Mark Robson, and starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Myrna Loy, Ina Balin, George Grizzard, and Leon Ames, with a young Barbara Eden appearing in one scene.

The screenplay was written by Ernest Lehman based on the 1958 novel by John O'Hara that tells the story of the estranged son of a Pennsylvania factory owner who marries into a prestigious family and moves to New York to seek his fortune.

This was the third movie that real-life spouses Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward made together.

Mr. and Mrs. Bridge

Mr. & Mrs. Bridge is a 1990 American drama film based on the novels by Evan S. Connell of the same name. It is directed by James Ivory, with a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and produced by Ismail Merchant.

The film stars real-life couple Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward as Mr. and Mrs. Bridge. The character of Mrs. Bridge is based on Connell's mother, Ruth Connell.

Paris Blues

Paris Blues is a 1961 American drama film made on location in Paris, starring Sidney Poitier as expatriate jazz saxophonist Eddie Cook, and Paul Newman as trombone-playing Ram Bowen. The two men romance two vacationing American tourists, Connie Lampson (Diahann Carroll) and Lillian Corning (Joanne Woodward) respectively. The film also deals with American racism of the time contrasted with Paris's open acceptance of black people. The film was based on the 1957 novel of the same name by Harold Flender.The film also features trumpeter Louis Armstrong (as Wild Man Moore) and jazz pianist Aaron Bridgers; both play music within the film. It was produced by Sam Shaw, directed by Martin Ritt from a screenplay by Walter Bernstein, and with cinematography by Christian Matras. Paris Blues was released in the U.S. on September 27, 1961.

Rachel, Rachel

Rachel, Rachel is a 1968 American Technicolor drama film produced and directed by Paul Newman and starring Joanne Woodward in the title role. The screenplay by Stewart Stern is based on the 1966 novel A Jest of God by Canadian author Margaret Laurence. The plot concerns a schoolteacher in smalltown Connecticut, whose sexual awakening and gaining of independence takes place in her mid thirties. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, and won two Golden Globes for Best Director and Best Actress.

Rally Round the Flag, Boys!

Rally Round the Flag, Boys! is a 1958 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Max Shulman, directed by Leo McCarey, starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, and released by 20th Century Fox. The title comes from a line in the song "Battle Cry of Freedom".

Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams

Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams is a 1973 American Technicolor drama film directed by Gilbert Cates, starring Joanne Woodward, Martin Balsam, Sylvia Sidney and Tresa Hughes, and written by Stewart Stern. It tells the story of a New York City housewife who rethinks her relationships with her husband, her children and her mother.

Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams garnered nominations for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Joanne Woodward) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Sylvia Sidney).

Sybil (1976 film)

Sybil is a 1976 two-part, ​3 1⁄4-hour American television film starring Sally Field and Joanne Woodward. It is based on the book of the same name and was broadcast on NBC on November 14–15, 1976.

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (film)

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds is a 1972 American drama film produced and directed by Paul Newman. The screenplay by Alvin Sargent is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same title by Paul Zindel. Newman cast his wife, Joanne Woodward, and one of their daughters, Nell Potts, in two of the lead roles. Roberta Wallach, daughter of Eli Wallach, played the third lead.

The Fugitive Kind

For the 1937 Tennessee Williams play, see Fugitive Kind.The Fugitive Kind is a 1960 American drama film starring Marlon Brando and Anna Magnani, and directed by Sidney Lumet. The screenplay by Meade Roberts and Tennessee Williams was based on the latter's 1957 play Orpheus Descending, itself a revision of his unproduced 1940 work Battle of Angels.

Despite being set in the Deep South, the United Artists release was filmed in Milton, New York. At the 1960 San Sebastián International Film Festival, it won the Silver Seashell for Sidney Lumet and the Zulueta Prize for Best Actress for Joanne Woodward.

The film is available on videotape and DVD. A two-disc DVD edition by The Criterion Collection was released in April 2010.

A stage production also took place in 2010 at the Arclight Theatre starring Michael Brando, grandson of Marlon Brando, in the lead role. This particular production used the edited film version of the text as opposed to the original play.

WUSA (film)

WUSA is a 1970 American drama film, directed by Stuart Rosenberg. It was written by Robert Stone, based on his 1967 novel A Hall of Mirrors. The story involves a radio station in New Orleans with the eponymous call sign which is apparently involved in a right-wing conspiracy. It culminates with a riot and stampede at a patriotic pep-rally when an assassin on a catwalk opens fire.

The cast included Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Perkins, Laurence Harvey, Cloris Leachman and Wayne Rogers.

Westport Country Playhouse

Westport Country Playhouse, is a not-for-profit regional theater in Westport, Connecticut.

It was founded in 1931 by Lawrence Langner, a New York theater producer. Langner remodeled an 1830s tannery with a Broadway-quality stage.

Winning

Winning is a 1969 American motion picture starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. The film is about a racecar driver who aspires to win the Indianapolis 500. A number of racecar drivers and people associated with racing appear in the film, including Bobby Unser, Tony Hulman, Bobby Grim, Dan Gurney, Roger McCluskey, and Bruce Walkup.

Awards for Joanne Woodward

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