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Kim Stanley is a Actor American born on 11 february 1925 at New Mexico (USA)

Kim Stanley

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Birth name Patricia Reid
Nationality USA
Birth 11 february 1925 at New Mexico (USA)
Death 20 august 2001 (at 76 years) at Santa Fe (USA)

Kim Stanley (February 11, 1925 – August 20, 2001) was an American actress, primarily in television and theatre, but with occasional film performances.

She began her acting career in theatre, and subsequently attended the Actors Studio in New York City, New York. She received the 1952 Theatre World Award for her role in The Chase (1952), and starred in the Broadway productions of Picnic (1953) and Bus Stop (1955). Stanley was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her roles in A Touch of the Poet (1959) and A Far Country (1962).

In the 1950s, Stanley was a prolific performer in television, and later progressed to film, with a well-received performance in The Goddess (1959). She was the narrator of To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) and starred in Séance on a Wet Afternoon (1964), for which she won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She was less active during the remainder of her career; two of her later film successes were as the mother of Frances Farmer in Frances (1982), for which she received a second Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress, and as Pancho Barnes in The Right Stuff (1983). She received an Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Miniseries or a Movie for her performance as Big Mama in a television adaptation of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 1985. That same year, Kim Stanley was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.


Stanley was married four times – to Bruce Hall (1945–1946), Curt Conway (1949–1956), Alfred Ryder (1958–1964) and Joseph Siegel (1964–1967) – with all four marriages ending in divorce.

She had three children, one by Conway, one by Brooks Clift (brother of Montgomery Clift) while she was married to Conway, and one by Ryder (Laurie). During her marriage to Ryder, Stanley converted to Judaism.

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Filmography of Kim Stanley (9 films)

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 2h24
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films based on plays
Actors Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones, Rip Torn, Kim Stanley, David Dukes, Macon McCalman
Roles Big Mama
Rating65% 3.2901553.2901553.2901553.2901553.290155
This adaptation revived the sexual innuendos which had been muted in the 1958 film.
The Right Stuff, 3h13
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Historical
Themes Space adventure films, Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Space opera, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Fred Ward, Dennis Quaid, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Sam Shepard, Barbara Hershey
Roles Pancho Barnes
Rating77% 3.898373.898373.898373.898373.89837
The film begins in 1947 at Muroc Army Air Field, an arid California military base where test pilots often die flying high-speed aircraft such as the rocket-powered Bell X-1. After another pilot, Slick Goodlin, demands $150,000 to attempt to break the sound barrier, war hero Captain Chuck Yeager receives the chance to fly the X-1. While on a horseback ride with his wife Glennis, Yeager collides with a tree branch and breaks his ribs, which inhibits him from leaning over and locking the door to the X-1. Worried that his injury might become known, Yeager confides in friend and fellow pilot Jack Ridley. Ridley cuts off part of a broomstick and tells Yeager to use it as a lever to help seal the hatch to the X-1, and Yeager becomes the first man to fly at supersonic speed, defeating the "demon in the sky".
Frances (1983)
, 2h20
Directed by Graeme Clifford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about television, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, Lobotomie
Actors Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, Sam Shepard, Jonathan Banks, Jeffrey DeMunn, Allan Rich
Roles Lillian Farmer
Rating73% 3.6979953.6979953.6979953.6979953.697995
Born in Seattle, Washington, Frances Elena Farmer is a rebel from a young age, winning $100 in 1931 from The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for a high school essay called God Dies. In 1935, she becomes controversial again when she wins (and accepts) an all-expenses-paid trip to the USSR to visit the Moscow Art Theatre. Determined to become an actress, Frances is equally determined not to play the Hollywood game: she refuses to acquiesce to publicity stunts, and insists upon appearing on screen without makeup. She marries her first husband, Dwanye Steele, despite being advised not to, but cheats on him with alleged Communist Harry York on the night of her hometown's premiere of Come and Get It. Her defiance attracts the attention of Broadway playwright Clifford Odets, who convinces Frances that her future rests with the Group Theatre.
Seance on a Wet Afternoon, 2h1
Directed by Bryan Forbes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Kim Stanley, Richard Attenborough, Nanette Newman, Mark Eden, Patrick Magee, Marie Burke
Roles Myra Savage
Rating78% 3.945333.945333.945333.945333.94533
Myra Savage (Kim Stanley) is a medium who holds séances in her home. Her husband Billy (Richard Attenborough), unable to work because of asthma and cowed by Myra's domineering personality, assists in her séances. Myra's life and psychic work are dominated by her relationship with the spirit of her son Arthur, who died at birth.
To Kill a Mockingbird, 2h9
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about racism
Actors Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, John Megna, Phillip Alford, Robert Duvall, Alice Ghostley
Roles Scout as an Adult - Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Rating81% 4.0993654.0993654.0993654.0993654.099365
The film's young protagonists, Jean Louise "Scout" Finch (Mary Badham) and her brother Jeremy Atticus "Jem" Finch (Phillip Alford), live in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the 1930s. The story covers three years, during which Scout and Jem undergo changes in their lives. They begin as innocent children, who spend their days happily playing games with each other and spying on Arthur "Boo" Radley (Robert Duvall), who has not been seen for many years by anybody as a result of never leaving his house and about whom many rumors circulate. Their widowed father, Atticus (Gregory Peck), is a town lawyer and has a strong belief that all people are to be treated fairly, to turn the other cheek, and to stand for what you believe. He also allows his children to call him by his first name. Early in the film, the children see their father accept hickory nuts, and other produce, from Mr. Cunningham (Crahan Denton) for legal work because the client has no money. Through their father's work as a lawyer, Scout and Jem begin to learn of the racism and evil in their town, aggravated by poverty; they mature quickly as they are exposed to it.
The Goddess, 1h45
Directed by John Cromwell
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about television
Actors Kim Stanley, Lloyd Bridges, Patty Duke, Steven Hill, Bert Freed, Joan Copeland
Roles Emily Ann Faulkner (Rita Shawn)
Rating66% 3.3456153.3456153.3456153.3456153.345615
Emily Ann Faulkner (Patty Duke) is born into poverty in The South, has no father, no friends, and is unloved by her indifferent mother (Betty Lou Holland), who does not want to be tied down by a child. When Emily Ann becomes a teenager (Kim Stanley) she remains a loner but has a sensual sexuality that attracts boys. She marries young but leaves her first husband, a world-weary GI, John Tower (Steven Hill), for Hollywood.