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Frances Sternhagen passed away

Frances Sternhagen, the winner of two Tony Awards, died on November 27th at the age of ninety-three.

Theater Online: Frances Sternhagen, an actress who was active in cinema, television and theater and performed in more than 26 famous shows, died on the 27th of November at the age of 93.

This veteran actor was born on January 13, 1930 in Washington, D.C. and was interested in acting from an early age. She was studying at Vassar College when She gave an impressive performance in Richard III. As a teacher at the Milton Academy in Massachusetts, she taught theater to children, and from the age of 18 she gradually got to know more theater artists, and at the age of 25, she appeared on Broadway in the role of “Miss T. Muse” took the stage in the show “Kinden John” by Toronto Wild.

In the same year, She starred in “Off-Broadway” in “Carnival of Thieves” and on TV in “The Great Bank Robbery”. Sternhagen appeared in seven critically acclaimed Broadway productions in the late 1960s, including The Dear Gentleman and TS Eliot’s Cocktail Party.

In the field of cinema, Frances Sternhagen has a prolific career that includes acting in 26 films and appearing in 51 television series. She was nominated for many Emmy Awards. She played in Billy Wilder’s movie, “Shapo’s Hat”, “Hospital” by Arthur Hiller, “Misery” by Rob Reiner and… She also gained the attention of fans of TV series by playing in the series “Cheers”.

The artist appeared on Broadway in 26 shows and won two Tony Awards. She first won the Best Supporting Actor award in 1974 for appearing in Neil Simon’s “Sweet Doctor” and won her second Tony Award in 1995 for her role in “The Heiress” by Ruth Ganz.

Frances Sternhagen was also active in “Off-Broadway” and was nominated three times for the “Drama Desk” award for her performances in “Beside the Golden Pond”, “Echoes of War” and “Long Day’s Journey in the Night”, she co-starred with her son, Paul Karin.

Her last appearance was on Broadway and at Lincoln Center Theater in Edward Albee’s “Seascape” in 2005. But she was busy in “Off-Broadway” until 2013 and in recent years she appeared on the stage with the play “Madrid”.