The actress of theatre and cinema Shirley Knight, which was nominated for two Oscar awards at the beginning of his career and playing important movies, shows, and theatre, lost his life at the age of 83.
Shirley died the day of today, Wednesday, April 22 while he was in the home of his daughter in San Marcos, Texas, according to her daughter, Kaitlin Hopkins.
The successful career of Knight led Kansas direct to Hollywood and later to the theater of New York and London and back to Hollywood.
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It was nominated for two Tonys, and managed to win one of them. In recent years, had a recurring role as Phyllis Van de Kamp in the long program ABC “Desperate Housewives“, getting one of his many Emmy nominations.
The actress earned her first academy award nomination for best supporting actress in her second role on screen, as an Oklahoman in love with a jewish man in the film version of 1960 of the works of William Inges “The Dark at the Top of the Stairs“.
Two years later she was nominated for best supporting actress for her role of a woman seduced and abandoned by Paul Newman in the film of 1962 “Sweet Bird of Youth“based on the work of Tennessee Williams.
Many actors, once they got famous, they lose something beautiful inside, something that you should strive to maintain, they begin to think too well of themselves and of success,” said the artist.
He won a Tony award in 1976 as best actress in a play for “Kennedy Children“. Knight interpreted, in the words of the critic of The New York Times, “a tart, very sour with an ambition of gold”.
She was nominated for another Tony award in 1997 as best actress in “The Young Man From Atlanta“Horton Foote.
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Knight was on tv from the 80’s and was nominated for Emmy awards eight times between 1981 and 2006. Won a guest actress Emmy in 1988 for playing the mother of Mel Harris in “Thirtysomething“and then he won two Emmy awards in the same year.
His goal was to become an opera singer, but switched to acting when he saw Julie Harris in a company of tour “The Lark“.