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Birth name Anna Eileen Herbert (adopted shortly afterwards by her grandfather)Nationality USABirth 29 march 1919
at Columbus (USA
)Death 31 december 2001
(at 82 years) at Norwalk (USA
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.