Lee Ann Remick (December 14, 1935 – July 2, 1991) was an American film and television actress. Among her best-known films are Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Days of Wine and Roses (1962), and The Omen (1976).
- 2 Career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Death
- 5 Popular culture
- 6 Filmography
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Remick was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, the daughter of Gertrude Margaret (née Waldo), an actress, and Francis Edwin "Frank" Remick, who owned a department store. Her maternal great-grandmother, Eliza Duffield, was an English-born preacher. Remick attended the Swaboda School of Dance, The Hewitt School and studied acting at Barnard College and theActors Studio, making her Broadway theatre debut in 1953 with Be Your Age.
Remick made her film debut in Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd (1957). While filming the movie in Arkansas, Remick lived with a local family and practised baton twirling so that she would be believable as the teenager who wins the attention of Lonesome Rhodes (played by Andy Griffith).
After appearing as Eula Varner, the hot-blooded daughter-in-law of Will Varner (Orson Welles) in 1958's The Long, Hot Summer, she appeared in These Thousand Hills as a dance hall girl. Remick came to prominence as a rape victim whose husband is tried for killing her attacker in Otto Preminger's Anatomy of a Murder. In 1960, she made a second film with Kazan, Wild River, which co-starred Montgomery Clift and Jo Van Fleet.Rehearsing with director George Cukorin 1962
In 1962, she starred opposite Glenn Ford in the Blake Edwards suspense-thriller Experiment in Terror. That same year she was nominated for anAcademy Award for Best Actress for her performance as the alcoholic wife of Jack Lemmon in Days of Wine and Roses. Bette Davis, also nominated that year for Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, said "Miss Remick's performance astonished me, and I thought, if I lose the Oscar, it will be to her." They both lost to Anne Bancroft in The Miracle Worker.
When Marilyn Monroe was fired during the filming of the comedy Something's Got to Give, the studio announced that Remick would be her replacement. However, co-star Dean Martin refused to continue, saying that while he admired Remick, he had signed onto the picture strictly to be able to work with Monroe.
Remick next appeared in the 1964 Broadway musical Anyone Can Whistle, written by Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents, which ran for only a week. Remick's performance is captured on the original cast recording. This began a lifelong friendship between Remick and Sondheim, and she later appeared in the landmark 1985 concert version of his musical Follies.
Remick later appeared in several made-for-TV movies and miniseries, for which she earned a total of seven Emmy nominations. Several were of a historical nature, including two noted miniseries: Ike, in which she portrayed Kay Summersby, alongside Robert Duvall (her co-star in Wait Until Dark) as General Dwight Eisenhower, and Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill where she portrayed Winston Churchill's mother, the American debutante Lady Randolph Churchill who married Lord Randolph Churchill.
Remick has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6104 Hollywood Boulevard.Remick at home in 1974
Remick married producer Bill Colleran in 1957. They had two children, Katherine and Matthew. Remick and Colleran divorced in 1968. She married British producer William Rory 'Kip' Gowans in 1970. She moved with Gowans to England and remained married to him until her death.
|1958||A Face in the Crowd||Betty Lou Fleckum|
|1958||The Long, Hot Summer||Eula Varner|
|1959||These Thousand Hills||Callie|
|1959||Anatomy of a Murder||Laura Manion||Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama|
|1960||Wild River||Carol Garth Baldwin|
|1962||Experiment in Terror||Kelly Sherwood|
|1962||Days of Wine and Roses||Kirsten Arnesen Clay||Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actress|
|1963||The Running Man||Stella|
|1963||The Wheeler Dealers||Molly Thatcher|
|1965||Baby the Rain Must Fall||Georgette Thomas|
|1965||The Hallelujah Trail||Cora Templeton Massingale|
|1968||No Way to Treat a Lady||Kate Palmer|
|1969||Hard Contract||Sheila Metcalfe|
|1970||The Loot||Nurse Fay McMahon|
|1970||A Severed Head||Antonia Lynch-Gibbon|
|1971||Sometimes a Great Notion||Viv Stamper|
|1973||A Delicate Balance||Julia|
|1974||Touch Me Not||Elanor|
|1976||The Omen||Katherine Thorn|
|1978||The Medusa Touch||Doctor Zonfeld|
|1979||The Europeans||Eugenia Young|
|1980||The Competition||Greta Vandemann|
|1986||Emma's War||Anne Grange|
|1960||The Tempest||Miranda||Television movie|
|1962||The Farmer's Daughter||Katrin Holstrom||Television movie|
|1967||Damn Yankees||Lola||Television movie|
|1972||The Man Who Came to Dinner||Maggie Cutler||Television movie|
|1973||And No One Could Save Her||Fern O'Neil||Television movie|
|1973||The Blue Knight||Cassie Walters||Television movie|
|1974||QB VII||Lady Margaret||2 episodes|
|1974||Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill||Jennie, Lady Randolph Churchill||7 episodes|
|1975||Hustling||Fran Morrison||Television movie|
|1975||A Girl Named Sooner||Elizabeth McHenry||Television movie|
|1978||Ike: The War Years||Kay Summersby||Television movie|
|1978||Wheels||Erica Trenton||Television movie|
|1979||Torn Between Two Lovers||Diana Conti||Television movie|
|1979||Ike||Kay Summersby||Television movie|
|1980||Haywire||Margaret Sullavan||Television movie|
|1980||The Women's Room||Mira Adams||Television movie|
|1982||I Do! I Do!||She||Television movie|
|1982||The Letter||Leslie Crosbie||Television movie|
|1983||The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story||Janet Broderick||Television movie|
|1984||Mistral's Daughter||Kate Browning||4 episodes|
|1984||A Good Sport||Michelle Tenney||Television movie|
|1984||Rearview Mirror||Terry Seton||Television movie|
|1985||Toughlove||Jan Charters||Television movie|
|1986||American Playhouse||Eleanor Roosevelt||Episode: "Eleanor: In Her Own Words"
Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Informational Programming
|1986||Of Pure Blood||Alicia Browning||Television movie|
|1987||Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder||Frances Schreuder||Television movie|
|1988||Jesse||Jesse Maloney||Television movie|
|1989||Bridge to Silence||Marge Duffield||Television movie|
|1989||Around the World in 80 Days||Sarah Bernhardt||3 episodes|
|1989||Dark Holiday||Gene LePere||Television movie|