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Uta Hagen

​ Uta Thyra Hagen (12 June 1919 – 14 January 2004) was a German-born American actress and drama teacher. She originated the role of Martha in the 1963 Broadway premiere of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee (who called her "a profoundly truthful actress"). Hagen was on the Hollywood blacklist, in part because of her association withPaul Robeson, and this curtailed film opportunities, focusing her to perform in New York theaters. She won the Tony Award three times. She later became a highly influential acting teacher at New York's Herbert Berghof Studio and authored best-selling acting texts, Respect for Acting, with Haskel Frankel, and A Challenge for the Actor. She was elected to the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981. 

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Jun 12, 1919
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series CBS Playhouse 1966-12-08
Latest Project:
Movie Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There 2003-01-01
Known For
Poster of Paul Robeson: Here I Stand
Poster of Oz
Poster of The Twilight Zone
Poster of Lou Grant
Movie Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Self 2003-01-01
Movie Paul Robeson: Here I Stand Self / Desdemona in 'Othello' (voice) 1999-02-24
Series Oz Unknown 1997-07-12
Movie The Sunset Gang Sophie (segment "The Home") 1991-04-04
Movie Reversal of Fortune Maria, Sunny's Personal Maid 1990-10-05
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1985-09-27
Movie A Doctor's Story Mrs. Hilda Reiner 1984-04-23
Movie The Boys from Brazil Frieda Maloney 1978-10-05
Series Lou Grant Unknown 1977-09-20
Series ABC Afterschool Special Unknown 1972-10-04
Movie The Other Ada 1972-05-23
Series CBS Playhouse Unknown 1966-12-08