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Eileen Heckart is a Actor American born on 29 march 1919 at Columbus (USA)

Eileen Heckart

Eileen Heckart
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Birth name Anna Eileen Herbert (adopted shortly afterwards by her grandfather)
Nationality USA
Birth 29 march 1919 at Columbus (USA)
Death 31 december 2001 (at 82 years) at Norwalk (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Primetime Emmy Award

Eileen Heckart (March 29, 1919 – December 31, 2001) was an American actress of film, stage, and television.


Heckart was married to John Harrison Yankee, Jr. for 55 years from 1942 until his death in 1997. Her son Luke Yankee is the author of Just Outside the Spotlight: Growing Up with Eileen Heckart (ISBN 0-8230-7888-4), published by Back Stage Books in 2006.

Best films

Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
Butterflies Are Free (1972)
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

Usually with

Edith Head
Edith Head
(3 films)
Dan Curtis
Dan Curtis
(1 films)
Hal Pereira
Hal Pereira
(2 films)
Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Eileen Heckart (17 films)

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The First Wives Club, 1h43
Directed by Hugh Wilson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, Bette Midler, Stephen Collins, Dan Hedaya, Victor Garber
Roles Catherine MacDuggan
Rating64% 3.2010453.2010453.2010453.2010453.201045
At Middlebury College in 1969, four young friends, Elise Elliot (Goldie Hawn), Brenda Morelli (Bette Midler), Annie MacDuggan (Diane Keaton), and Cynthia Swann (Stockard Channing), are graduating. As graduation gifts, valedictorian Cynthia presents the girls with matching Bulgari pearl necklaces. As the graduates take a commemorative picture of the four of them (presumably for the last time), Cynthia makes Annie, Brenda and Elise promise that they will always be there for each other throughout the remainder of their lives.
Heartbreak Ridge, 2h5
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill, Mario Van Peebles, Moses Gunn, Eileen Heckart
Roles Little Mary Jackson
Rating68% 3.4484353.4484353.4484353.4484353.448435
Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Highway (Clint Eastwood) is nearing mandatory retirement from the Marine Corps when he finagles a transfer back to his old unit. On the bus trip to his new assignment, he meets fellow passenger "Stitch" Jones (Mario Van Peebles), a flashy wannabe rock musician who borrows money for a meal at a rest stop and then steals Highway's bus ticket, leaving him stranded.
Burnt Offerings, 1h56
Directed by Dan Curtis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Bette Davis, Lee Montgomery, Anthony James, Eileen Heckart
Roles Roz Allardyce
Rating65% 3.2503153.2503153.2503153.2503153.250315
The Rolf family takes a summer-long vacation at a large, shabby neo-classical 19th-century mansion in the California countryside. The family consists of Marian (Karen Black), her husband Ben (Oliver Reed), their twelve-year-old son Davey (Lee H. Montgomery), and Ben's elderly Aunt Elizabeth (Bette Davis). The owners of the house are the Allardyce siblings, Arnold and Roz (Burgess Meredith and Eileen Heckart); there is also a caretaker called Walker. The Allardyces inform the Rolfs of a particularly odd requirement for their rental: their mother will continue to live in her upstairs room, and the Rolfs are to provide her with meals during their stay. The siblings explain that the old woman is obsessed with privacy and will not interact with them, so meals are to be left outside her door. Marian eagerly accepts this task, having already succumbed to the allure of the ornate house and its period decor. She becomes obsessed with caring for the home, begins to dress as if she is from the Victorian age, and distances herself from her family. Of particular interest to her is a room near the bedroom of Mrs. Allardyce, which contains collections of framed portraits of people from different eras and a music box.
The Hiding Place, 2h30
Directed by James F. Collier
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Julie Harris, Eileen Heckart, Arthur O'Connell, David de Keyser, Nigel Hawthorne, Cyril Shaps
Rating74% 3.7431053.7431053.7431053.7431053.743105
As the Nazis invade the Netherlands in 1940, Corrie and her family allow Jews to hide in a part of their home that is specially remodeled by members of the Dutch resistance. However, the Nazis eventually discover that Corrie and her family are hiding Jews, and on February 28, 1944, the entire family and their friends are arrested after their betrayal by a Dutch collaborator. The hidden Jews are never found by authorities. Corrie's father, Casper, dies before he reaches the concentration camp, and Corrie worries that she will never see her home again. The Nazis send Corrie and her sister, Betsie, to the Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany for hiding Jews in their home. At the concentration camp, Betsie encourages Corrie to remain hopeful that God will rescue them from the brutalities they experience. With little food and constant work, the women suffer constantly, and Corrie's sister Betsie (Julie Harris), dies. Ultimately, Corrie (Jeanette Clift George) leaves the camp in December, 1944 through what is discovered years later to have been a clerical error, as everyone else in her group of prisoners was gassed the following month (January, 1945). Her life after this ordeal was dedicated to showing that Jesus' love is greater than the deepest pit into which humankind finds itself.
Zandy's Bride, 1h56
Directed by Jan Troell
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Gene Hackman, Liv Ullmann, Eileen Heckart, Susan Tyrrell, Harry Dean Stanton, Joe Santos
Roles Ma Allan
Rating62% 3.149313.149313.149313.149313.14931
Zandy Allan is a hard-working cattle rancher in a remote part of the American West who needs a hired hand more than he needs a wife. He sends away for a mail-order bride, a Swedish woman who lives near Minneapolis. Expecting a woman in her 20s, Zandy is disappointed when Hannah Lund turns out to be 32. He is not interested in love, only in work, although this does not keep him from misbehaving around a local woman named Maria. Hannah is here, in his mind, strictly to help Zandy run his ranch and provide future sons. However, the more time he spends with Hannah, the less he comes to treat her as a possession that he has bought, in no small part because of her insistence that she be treated with respect.
Butterflies Are Free, 1h49
Directed by Milton George Katselas
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Théâtre, Films about disabilities, Films based on plays, La cécité
Actors Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert, Eileen Heckart, Paul Michael Glaser, Michael Warren, Debralee Scott
Roles Mrs. Florence Baker
Rating71% 3.5980353.5980353.5980353.5980353.598035
In the San Francisco of the 1970s, Don Baker (Edward Albert), who was born blind, has lived all his life with his mother (Eileen Heckart). Don moves out into an apartment on his own, but Don finds himself all alone. He has made a contract that his mother will not come to see him for at least two months.
No Way to Treat a Lady, 1h48
Directed by Jack Smight
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Rod Steiger, Lee Remick, George Segal, Eileen Heckart, Murray Hamilton, Michael Dunn
Roles Mrs. Brummel
Rating70% 3.54333.54333.54333.54333.5433
Rod Steiger stars as Christopher Gill, a serial killer who is fixated on his late mother, who had been an actress. Gill preys on older women who remind him of her. A Broadway theater director and costumer, he adopts various disguises, e.g. priest, policeman, plumber, hairdresser, etc., to put his victims at ease (and also avoid being identified) before strangling them and painting a pair of lips on their foreheads with garish red lipstick.
Up the Down Staircase, 2h3
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about education
Actors Sandy Dennis, Eileen Heckart, Jean Stapleton, Ruth White, Sorrell Booke, Florence Stanley
Roles Henrietta Pastorfield
Rating73% 3.69543.69543.69543.69543.6954
The film's title is a reference to the staircases inside a public, overcrowded New York City high school with a number of troubled students. Sylvia Barrett, fresh out of graduate school, has just been hired to teach English to the teens in this place, who come from various races and ethnicities. Many are undisciplined; a few are hanging with gangs. She is confused at first by the required regulations, daily reporting and other paperwork. Her students also seem continually disruptive and playful. One girl has a crush on a male teacher, and tries to jump out of a window; another appears with a black eye. A boy on court probation, with a high I.Q. but a mixed academic record, tests her patience, while another boy works nights and falls asleep in class. Not everyone is agreeable with Sylvia's quiet approach to the situation, but she intends to get the teens to become good students and get them into real learning. She succeeds finally in getting them into a lively discussion about classic literature, followed by a lively mock trial, before weighing whether to continue or resign from her position.
My Six Loves, 1h41
Directed by Gower Champion
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Debbie Reynolds, Cliff Robertson, David Janssen, Barry Livingston, Eileen Heckart, Hans Conried
Roles Ethel
Rating68% 3.4392453.4392453.4392453.4392453.439245
Janice Courtney is a big success on Broadway, but the busy actress collapses from exhaustion. A doctor orders her to return to her Connecticut home for a long rest.
Heller in Pink Tights, 1h40
Directed by George Cukor, Arthur Rosson
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Themes Théâtre
Actors Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Steve Forrest, Margaret O'Brien, Ramón Novarro, Eileen Heckart
Roles Mrs. Lorna Hathaway
Rating60% 3.000823.000823.000823.000823.00082
In the 1880s, followed by bill collectors, the Healy Dramatic Company arrives in Cheyenne to play at the west’s grandest theater. Continental actress, Angela, and owner-manager, Tom Healy, head a troupe that includes Della as ingenue, her mother, a character actress, Lorna, and a grand old Shakespearean ham, Doc Montague. After a creditor arrives, Angela collects a night’s receipt from a man named, Pierce, the theater owner. She risks it all in a poker game with gunslinger Clint Mabry, puts herself up as collateral, and loses.
Hot Spell
Hot Spell (1958)
, 1h26
Directed by George Cukor, Daniel Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Films based on plays
Actors Shirley Booth, Anthony Quinn, Shirley MacLaine, Earl Holliman, Eileen Heckart, Warren Stevens
Roles Alma's friend
Rating68% 3.4404253.4404253.4404253.4404253.440425
Alma Duval is a Louisiana housewife planning a 45th birthday party for husband John Henry, known to all as Jack, who is carrying on with a much younger woman behind her back.
Bus Stop
Bus Stop (1956)
, 1h36
Directed by Joshua Logan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Transport films, Films based on plays, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field, Eileen Heckart, Hope Lange
Roles Vera
Rating63% 3.1977553.1977553.1977553.1977553.197755
A naive, rambunctious, overly enthusiastic and socially inept cowboy, Beauregard Decker, and his friend and father-figure Virgil Blessing take the bus from Timber Hill, Montana to Phoenix, Arizona, to participate in a rodeo. Virgil has encouraged the 21-year-old virgin, Beau, to take an interest in "girls." Initially reluctant and frightened of the idea, Beau declares that he hopes to find an "angel" and will know her when he sees her. Making trouble everywhere they go, he continues his bad behavior in the Blue Dragon Café. There he imagines himself in love with the café's singer, Chérie, a talentless but ambitious performer from the Ozarks with aspirations of becoming a Hollywood star. Her rendition of "That Old Black Magic" entrances him and he forces her outside, despite the establishment's rules against it, kisses her and thinks that means they're engaged. Chérie is physically attracted to him but resists his plans to take her back to Montana. She has no intention of marrying him and tells him so, but he's too stubborn to listen.
The Bad Seed, 2h9
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Théâtre, Films about psychiatry, Films based on plays
Actors Nancy Kelly, William Hopper, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart, Evelyn Varden
Roles Hortense Daigle
Rating74% 3.7466853.7466853.7466853.7466853.746685
On her piano, eight year old Rhoda Penmark (Patty McCormack) plays the French song "Au clair de la lune", while her father (William Hopper) says his goodbyes to her and his wife, Christine (Nancy Kelly), as he goes away on military duty. Their neighbor and landlord, Monica Breedlove (Evelyn Varden), comes in with a present for Rhoda - a locket. Rhoda, looking pristine and proper in her perfect pinafore dress and long blonde pigtails, thanks Monica for the gift. She then tap dances on the hard floor. Monica notices Rhoda's tap shoes, and Rhoda says that adding the taps to the shoes was her own idea. They then discuss a penmanship medal competition that Rhoda lost to her schoolmate, Claude Daigle; Monica speaks of it as a childish disappointment, but Rhoda's face darkens with fury. Christine and Rhoda leave for the school picnic at a nearby lake.