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Kim Stanley (I) (1925–2001)

Kim Stanley's movie roles were few and far between; she is perhaps best known for her stellar performances on stage, including successes on Broadway. But when she did step in front of the camera, nothing short of memorable resulted. Her repertoire in movies and on stage covered such diversity from the sensitive glamour-girl Rita Shawn character in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »


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The Right Stuff Pancho Barnes
Frances Lillian Farmer
Ben Casey Faith Parsons


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 1984 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (TV Movie)
Big Mama
 1983 The Right Stuff
Pancho Barnes
 1983 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Edith Jordan
- Beyond the Open Door (1983) ... Edith Jordan
 1982 Frances
Lillian Farmer
 1982 It Takes Two (TV Series)
Mrs. Tandy
- Death Penalty (1982) ... Mrs. Tandy
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Elizabeth Croft (segment "A Fear of Spiders")
- A Fear of Spiders/Junior/Marmalade Wine/The Academy (1971) ... Elizabeth Croft (segment "A Fear of Spiders")
 1969-1971 Medical Center (TV Series)
Nurse Ernestine Hull / Joanna Hanson
- Secret Heritage (1971) ... Nurse Ernestine Hull
- Operation Heartbeat (1969) ... Joanna Hanson
 1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Veta Marie Goss
- The Man Who Killed a Ghost (1971) ... Veta Marie Goss
 1970 Dragon Country (TV Movie)
 1968 Flesh and Blood (TV Movie)
 1966 The Three Sisters
 1964 Seance on a Wet Afternoon
Myra Savage
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Faith Parsons
- A Cardinal Act of Mercy: Part 2 (1963) ... Faith Parsons
- A Cardinal Act of Mercy: Part 1 (1963) ... Faith Parsons
 1962 To Kill a Mockingbird
Scout as an Adult - Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1958-1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Millie Norman / Georgette Thomas
- The Cake Baker (1960) ... Millie Norman
- The Travelling Lady (1958) ... Georgette Thomas
 1957-1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Sarah Eubanks / Mae D'Amato
- Tomorrow (1960) ... Sarah Eubanks
- Clash by Night (1957) ... Mae D'Amato
 1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Sarah Anne Howe
- Ethan Frome (1960) ... Sarah Anne Howe
 1958 The Goddess
Emily Ann Faulkner
 1954-1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Hester Prynne
- The Glass Wall (1957)
- The Scarlet Letter (1954) ... Hester Prynne
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Georgette Thomas
- The Traveling Lady (1957) ... Georgette Thomas
 1952-1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- Joey (1956) ... Kay
- The Brownstone (1954)
 1955-1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Martha Anderson / Abby
- Flight (1956) ... Martha Anderson
- The Waiting Place (1955) ... Abby
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
- The Bridge (1955) ... Lili
 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
 1953-1954 Repertory Theatre (TV Series)
Ruth Pack / Wilma Thompson
- Somebody Special (1954) ... Ruth Pack
- The Sixth Year (1953)
- A Young Lady of Property (1953) ... Wilma Thompson
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
- The Hands (1954) ... Carla
 1951-1954 Danger (TV Series)
- The Bet (1954)
- The System (1952) ... Helen
- The Anniversary (1951)
 1954 Omnibus (TV Series)
Sara (segment "Paso Doble")
- The Confidential Clerk (1954) ... Sara (segment "Paso Doble")
 1953 You Are There (TV Series)
- The Death of Cleopatra (30 B.C.) (1953) ... Cleopatra
 1953 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series)
 1951 Out There (TV Series)
 1950 The Magnavox Theater (TV Series)
 1950 Sure As Fate (TV Series)
 1950 The Trap (TV Series)
 1950 Escape (TV Series)
- The Covenant (1950)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Sara Melody") in "A Touch of the Poet" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Eugene O'Neill. Directed by Harold Clurman. Helen Hayes Theatre: 2 Oct 1958-13 Jun 1959 (284 performances). Cast: Betty Field (as "Deborah" / "Mrs. Henry Harford"), Helen Hayes (as "Nora Melody"), Eric Portman (as "Cornelius Melody"), John Call ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Personal Quote:

I was happy on stage; it was my home, really - Hollywood was phony.


Paternal great granddaughter of Jesse Taylor (1830-1925) and Ellendea (née Hughes) Reid (1833-1900). Both were born and raised in the state of Alabama. See more »


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