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Eileen Heckart Biography (1919-2001)
Full name, Anna Eileen Heckart; born March 29, 1919, in Columbus, OH; daughter of Leo Herbert and Esther (Stark) Heckart; married John Harrison Yankee, Jr. (an insurance broker), June 26, 1943; children: five sons. Addresses: HOME--135 Comstock Hill Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. AGENT-- International Creative Management, 40 W. 57th Street, New York, NY 10019.
- Birth Details
- March 29, 1919
- Columbus, Ohio, United States
- Death Details
- December 31, 2001
- Norwalk, Connecticut
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Understudy and assistant stage manager, The Voice of theTurtle, Morosco Theatre, December 8, 1943.
- LONDON DEBUT--Mrs. Baker, Butterflies Are Free, Apollo Theatre, November4, 1970.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Tinker's Dam, Blackfriars Guild Theatre, 1943.
- appeared in Our Town, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1944.
- performed with the Shorewood Players, Milwaukee, WI, 1944-45.
- understudy, Brighten the Corner, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1945.
- Elaine, Waltz Me Around Again, Brighton Theatre, Brooklyn, NY, 1948.
- understudy, They Knew What They Wanted, Music Box Theatre, New York City,1949.
- appeared in The Stars Weep, Boston, 1949.
- Eva Mckeon, The Traitor, 48th Street Theatre, New York City, 1949.
- Nell Bromley, Hilda Crane, Coronet Theatre, New York City, 1950.
- Valerie McGuire, In Any Language, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1952.
- Rosemary Sidney, Picnic, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1953.
- Mrs. Daigle, The Bad Seed, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1954.
- Beatrice, A View from the Bridge and Agnes, A Memory of Two Mondays, bothat the Coronet Theatre, New York City, 1955.
- Lottie Lacey, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1957.
- Before Breakfast, Congress Hall Theatre, Berlin, West Germany, then Theatre de Lys, New York City, 1959. Deedee Grogan, Invitation to a March, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1960.
- Melba Snyder, Pal Joey, City Center, New York City, 1961.
- title role, Everybody Loves Opal, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1961.
- Tilly Siegel, A Family Affair, Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, 1962.
- Nurse Sweetie, Too True to Be Good, 54th Street Theatre, New York City, 1963.
- Regina Giddens, The Little Foxes, Stadium Theatre, Columbus, OH, 1964.
- Ruby, And Things That Go Bump in the Night, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1965.
- Mrs. Banks, Barefoot in the Park, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1965.
- Harriet, Edith, and Muriel, You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1967.
- Mrs. Haber, The Mother Lover, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1969.
- Mrs. Baker, Butterflies Are Free, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1969.
- Martha, Remember Me, Westport Country Playhouse, CT, 1972.
- the woman, Veronica's Room, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1973.
- title role, Mother Courage and Her Children, McCarter Theatre, Princeton,NJ, 1975.
- Mrs. Gibbs, Our Town, Stratford, CT, 1975.
- Bella Gardner, Ladies at the Alamo, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1977.
- Thelma Cates, 'Night, Mother, Westport Country Playhouse, CT, 1985.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Janie, U.S. cities, 1944.
- Windy Hill, U.S. cities, 1945.
- Leora Samish, The Time of the Cuckoo, U.S. cities, 1964.
- Beatrice, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, U.S. cities, 1971.
- Eleanor Roosevelt, Eleanor, U.S. cities, 1976.
- FILM DEBUT--Miracle in the Rain, Warner Brothers, 1956.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Bad Seed, Warner Brothers, 1956.
- Bus Stop, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1956.
- Somebody Up There Likes Me, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1957.
- Hot Spell, Paramount, 1958.
- Heller in Pink Tights, Paramount, 1960.
- My Six Loves, Paramount, 1963.
- Up the Down Staircase, Warner Brothers, 1967.
- No Way to Treat a Lady, Paramount, 1968.
- Butterflies Are Free, Columbia, 1972.
- Zandy's Bride, Warner Brothers, 1974.
- The Hiding Place, World Wide Pictures, 1975.
- Burnt Offerings, United Artists, 1976.
- TELEVISION DEBUT--1947.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Aunt, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, CBS, 1976.
- Eleanor Roosevelt, Back Stairs at the White House, NBC, 1979.
- Boss Angel, Out of the Blue, ABC, 1979.
- Amy Decker, Trauma Center, ABC, 1983.
- Jeanine, Partners in Crime, NBC, 1984.
- The New Breed, ABC, 1964.
- The Fugitive, ABC, 1964.
- Eleventh Hour, NBC, 1964.
- The Doctors and Nurses, CBS, 1965.
- Naked City, ABC, 1965.
- Gunsmoke, CBS, 1965.
- The F.B.I., ABC, 1965.
- Girl Talk, ABC, 1966.
- Ben Casey, ABC, 1966.
- Felony Squad, ABC, 1966.
- The Defenders, CBS, 1967.
- "Secrets" and "The Web,"both on CBS Playhouse, CBS, 1968.
- Also appeared on Kraft Suspense Theatre, NBC; Philco Playhouse, NBC. Teleplays: Clara, "Save Me a Place at Forest Lawn," and Beatrice, "The Effect ofGamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds," both New York Television Theatre, PBS, 1966.