Mildred Dunnock Biography (1900?-1991)

Born January 25, 1900 (one source says 1906), in Baltimore, MD; died July 5,1991, in Martha's Vineyard, MA. Performer and director. Dunnock enjoyed a long and prolific career on both the stage and screen. Originally a school teacher, she began acting professionally in the early 1930s and made her Broadwaydebut as Miss Pinty in Life Begins in 1932. She continued to teach during the day and perform in the evenings for many years. Some of her notable stage appearances were in The Corn Is Green, Lute Song, Another Part of theForest, the original production of Death of a Salesman, Cat on a HotTin Roof, and Tartuffe. After reprising her role as Miss Ronberryin the 1945 film version of The Corn Is Green, she went on to appear in numerous films, including Viva Zapata, The Trouble with Harry, Butterfield 8, Sweet Bird of Youth, Seven Women, and The Pick-Up Artist. Dunnock was twice nominated for Academy Awards for performances in Death ofa Salesman and Baby Doll. Her acting career expanded further in the early 1950s to include television series such as Gulf Playhouse,Broadway Television Theatre, Kraft Theatre, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and, later, the television adaptation of Death of a Salesman.Later in her career, Dunnock directed two stage productions, Graduation, in 1965, and Luminosity Without Radiance: A Self- Portrait, in 1973. She also continued to make television appearances, most recently in TheBest Place to Be and The Patricia Neal Story.

performer, director
Birth Details
January 25, 1900?
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Death Details
July 5, 1991
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, United States

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