Full name, Lee Ann Remick; born December 14, 1935, in Boston (some sources say Quincy), MA; died of cancer, July 2, 1991, in Los Angeles, CA. Actress.
Remick originally planned a career in ballet, but at age sixteen she joined asummer stock company in Hyannis, Massachusetts, beginning an acting career that would last nearly forty years. She debuted on Broadway in 1953, portraying a teenager in Be Your Age, and by 1966 had earned an Antoinette Perry Award nomination for her role in Wait Until Dark. Remick's wholesomeattractiveness and emotional depth helped her gain numerous film roles in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and critics praised her performances in such movies as Anatomy of a Murder, Wild River, and Days of Wine and Roses. As she grew older and was offered fewer leading roles in films, Remickturned to television as the medium to display her talents. She appeared in anumber of mini-series, including Jennie, Ike, Haywire, and The Women's Room, as well as in numerous television movies, such as Around theWorld in Eighty Days and Bridge to Silence. She continued to perform despite suffering from kidney and lung cancer later in her life. Among her last appearances was in a 1990 production of Love Letters at BeverlyHills's Canon Theater.