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January 2, 2023

Vintage Photos of Geraldine Page in the 1950s and ’60s

Born 1924 in Kirksville, Missouri, American actress Geraldine Page studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and with Uta Hagen and Lee Strasberg in New York City before being cast in her first credited part in the Western film Hondo (1953), which earned her her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She continued to appear on television and on stage and earned her first Tony Award nomination for her performance in Sweet Bird of Youth (1959–60), a role she reprised in the 1962 film adaptation, the latter of which earned her a Golden Globe Award.

Page earned additional Academy Award nominations for her roles in Summer and Smoke (1961) (another Golden Globe award for Best Actress - Drama), You’re a Big Boy Now (1966) and Pete ‘n’ Tillie (1972), followed by a Tony nomination for her performance in the stage production of Absurd Person Singular (1974–75). In 1977, she provided the voice of Madam Medusa in Walt Disney’s The Rescuers, followed by a role in Woody Allen’s Interiors (1978), which earned her a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

After being inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1979 for her stage work, Page returned to Broadway with a lead role in Agnes of God (1982), earning her her third Tony Award nomination. She was nominated for Academy Awards for her performances in The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984) and The Trip to Bountiful (1985), the latter of which earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Page died in New York City in 1987 in the midst of a Broadway run of Blithe Spirit, for which she earned her fourth Tony Award nomination. Take a look at these vintage photos to see portraits of Geraldine Page in the 1950s and 1960s.


  1. Photo number 18 is actually Geraldine Chaplin

  2. Dang, you beat me. Well, consider it confirmed then.




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