Maureen Stapleton Net Worth

Maureen Stapleton Net Worth is
$1.1 Million

Maureen Stapleton Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Maureen Stapleton (June 21, 1925 – March 13, 2006) was an American actress in film, theater and television. She won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, two Tony Awards and a British Academy Award. She was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981.Stapleton made her Broadway debut in 1946 in The Playboy of the Western World. She went on to win two Tony Awards, winning Best Featured Actress in a Play for the original 1951 production of The Rose Tattoo and Best Lead Actress in a Play for the original 1970 production of The Gingerbread Lady. On screen, she received the first of four Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her debut film performance in Lonelyhearts (1958) and won an Emmy for the television film Among the Paths to Eden (1967). She also received Academy Award nominations for Airport (1970) and Interiors (1978), before winning for her performance as Emma Goldman in Reds (1981). This role also won her the British Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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Date Of BirthJune 21, 1925
Place Of BirthTroy, New York, U.S.
Height5' 3" (1.6 m)
ProfessionActress, Soundtrack
SpouseDavid Rayfiel
Star SignCancer
1[after eleven years of stagework] I found movies very difficult. I couldn't remember my own name! I kept telling myself, 'You learn three acts in plays. Why can't you can't remember one little passage?' But by the time they got to me for my five minute bit, I was exhausted. I'd been gung-ho on Monday, but Thursday it was another story. But you learn how to pace yourself, how to keep up the necessary energy level, and it's not quite as nerve-wracking as performing on stage because somewhere in the back of your mind you know if you make a serious mistake, they can try again. If you do that on stage, you have to depend on your fellow actors to get you out of it.
2Looking back, I don't feel I had a choice. For a fat, struggling kid like me, the only way out was to be someone else -- an actor.
3[when asked if she thought she was going to win an Oscar for Reds (1981)] Yes, because I'm old and tired and I lost three times before".
4[referring to her "beauty"] I never had that problem. People looked at me on stage and said, "Jesus, that broad better be able to act".
5[referring to her move to New York] I was 17 years old, I weighed 180 pounds and I had a hundred bucks in my pocket. I was invincible.
6[referring to her "matronly" casting] I was born old.
7When the curtain went up or the camera rolled, I did the best I could . . . [I loved] the challenge and the opportunity to leave reality behind and become someone else.
8[finishing her acceptance speech after receiving her Oscar for Reds (1981)] I would like to thank everyone I've ever met.
9There are many roads to good acting. I've been asked repeatedly what the "key" to acting is, and as far as I'm concerned, the main thing is to keep the audience awake.
10Watching Manhattan (1979), it almost makes you forget all the dog poop on the streets.
11[on acting] I do a job. I get paid. I go home.
12[when asked, after winning her Oscar, how it felt to be recognized as one of the greatest actresses in the world] Not nearly as exciting as it would be if I were acknowledged as one of the greatest lays in the world.
1Stapleton had an airline phobia and turned down parts that required her to fly. She took a freighter to get to London for "Reds" as passenger boats don't run in winter.
2Made her Broadway debut at age 22 in the starring role in "The Rose Tattoo.".
3Was the 86th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Reds (1981) at The 54th Annual Academy Awards (1982) on March 29, 1982.
4Studied acting under Herbert Berghof and at the Actor's Studio in New york.
5Is one of 15 actresses to have won the Triple Crown of Acting (an Oscar, Emmy and Tony); the others in chronological order are Helen Hayes, Ingrid Bergman, Shirley Booth, Liza Minnelli, Rita Moreno, Jessica Tandy, Audrey Hepburn, Anne Bancroft, Vanessa Redgrave, Maggie Smith, Ellen Burstyn, Helen Mirren, Frances McDormand and Jessica Lange.
6She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
7Although she played Dick Van Dyke's mother in Bye Bye Birdie (1963), she was only six months his senior in real life.
8In 1959 she became the first actor to receive an Oscar, Emmy and Tony nomination in the same year (for Lonelyhearts (1958), All the King's Men (1958) and "The Cold Wind and the Warm", respectively).
9Received a special tribute as part of the Annual Memorial tribute at The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007).
10Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Actors Branch)
11Contrary to popular belief, she was not related to All in the Family (1971) star Jean Stapleton.
12Following her second divorce, she had a long affair with legendary Broadway fixture George Abbott that began when she was 43 and he was 81. It ended 10 years later when the director cheated on her with a younger woman.
13Once joined the Actors Studio, whose members included Marlon Brando who sometimes crashed in her one-room NY apartment.
14She admitted to having a drinking problem and confessed that she would head for the vodka right after the curtain went down. Liquor was a fixture in her dressing room but she claims that she never appeared on stage drunk.
15Is the fourth of four consecutive winners of the Best Supporting Actress Oscar to have the initials "M.S.". The others are: Maggie Smith (California Suite (1978)), Meryl Streep (Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)) and Mary Steenburgen (Melvin and Howard (1980)).
16Has won two Tony Awards: in 1951, as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for "The Rose Tattoo," and in 1971, as Best Actress (Dramatic) for "The Gingerbread Lady." She has also been nominated four other times: as Best Actress (Dramatic), in 1959 for "The Cold Wind and the Warm," in 1960 for "Toys in the Attic," and in 1968 for "Plaza Suite;" and in 1981, as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for "The Little Foxes."
17She originated the role of Serafina in Tennessee Williams' "The Rose Tattoo" on Broadway in 1951 and Lady Torrance in Williams' "Orpheus Descending" in 1957. Both roles were played by Anna Magnani in the movie versions. Stapleton appeared in the film version of "Orpheus Descending", retitled The Fugitive Kind (1960), but in a supporting role.
18In 1981, she became the tenth performer to win the Triple Crown of acting. Oscar: Best Supporting Actress, Reds (1981), Tony: Best Supporting Actress-Play, 'The Rose Tattoo' (1951), and Emmy: Best Actress-Drama, Among the Paths to Eden (1967).
19Took over the role of Rosa della Rosa because Anna Magnani (who was old enough to be her mother) didn't speak English well enough to essay the role on Broadway, so this young Irish Catholic from Troy played an Italian "Earth Mother" on Broadway to critical and popular acclaim!
20Mother of two children by her first husband, Max Allentuck: Daniel V. Allentuck and Katherine Allentuck (Bambery).
21Received a 1975 Grammy Award nomination in the Best Spoken Word category for her recording of "To Kill a Mockingbird".
22In 1981, Hudson Valley Community College in her hometown of Troy, New York, named their theatre after her.
23Inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame on April 5, 1981.
24Received the Actors Studio Award in 1980 for her contributions to the theatre.
25She did not travel by air or elevator. She traveled by rail across the country, and traveled by ship across the ocean, instead of by plane.


Living and Dining2003Mrs. Lundt
Wilbur Falls1998Wilbur Falls High Secretary
Addicted to Love1997Nana
Avonlea1995TV SeriesMaggie MacPhee
The Last Good Time1994Ida Cutler
Trading Mom1994Mrs. Cavour
Lincoln1992TV MovieSarah Bush Lincoln (voice)
Miss Rose White1992TV MovieTanta Perla
Passed Away1992Mary Scanlan
Last Wish1992TV MovieIda Rollin
The Equalizer1989TV SeriesEmmy Rutherford
B.L. Stryker1989TV SeriesAuntie Sue
Cocoon: The Return1988Marilyn 'Mary' Luckett
Liberace: Behind the Music1988TV MovieFrances Liberace
Doin' Time on Planet Earth1988Helium Balloon Saleslady
The Thorns1988TV SeriesPeggy / Mrs. Hamilton
Nuts1987Rose Kirk
Made in Heaven1987Aunt Lisa
Sweet Lorraine1987Lillian Garber
The Cosmic Eye1986Mother Earth (voice)
The Money Pit1986Estelle
Cocoon1985Mary Luckett
Private Sessions1985TV MovieDr. Liz Bolger
Johnny Dangerously1984Ma Kelly
Family Secrets1984TV MovieMaggie Lukauer
Sentimental Journey1984TV MovieRuthie
Great Performances1983TV SeriesWhite Queen
Little Gloria... Happy at Last1982TV MovieNurse Emma Kieslich
The Electric Grandmother1982TV MovieGrandmother
Reds1981Emma Goldman
The Fan1981Belle Goldman
On the Right Track1981Mary the Bag Lady
The Gathering, Part II1979TV MovieKate Thornton
Letters from Frank1979TV MovieBetty Miller
The Runner Stumbles1979Mrs. Shandig
Lost and Found1979Jemmy
The Gathering1977TV MovieKate
There's Always Room1977TV MovieMadelyn Fairchild
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof1976TV MovieBig Mama
Queen of the Stardust Ballroom1975TV MovieBea Asher
Voyage to Next1974ShortMother Earth (voice)
Tell Me Where It Hurts1974TV MovieConnie
A Sunday Dinner1974Short
Dig1972ShortMother (voice)
Plaza Suite1971Karen Nash
Summer of '421971Hermie's Mother (voice, uncredited)
Airport1970Inez Guerrero
Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall1969TV MovieRuthie Maxwell
Trilogy1969Mary O'Meaghan (segment "Among the Paths to Eden")
Among the Paths to Eden1967TV MovieMary O'Meaghan
New York Television Theatre1966TV SeriesGertrude
East Side/West Side1964TV SeriesMolly Cavanaugh
Bye Bye Birdie1963Mama Mae Peterson
The DuPont Show of the Week1962TV SeriesProfessor Gretchen Anna Thaelman
Naked City1961-1962TV SeriesRuth Callan / Abbey Bick
A View from the Bridge1962Beatrice Carbone
Car 54, Where Are You?1961TV SeriesGypsy Woman
Play of the Week1961TV Series
The Fugitive Kind1960Vee Talbot
CBS Repertoire Workshop1960TV SeriesTessie
The Robert Herridge Theater1960TV Series
Playhouse 901959TV SeriesPilar
Kraft Theatre1958TV SeriesSadie Burke
All the King's Men1958TV MovieSadie Burke
Lonelyhearts1958Fay Doyle
Studio One in Hollywood1956TV SeriesRachel Jackson
The Alcoa Hour1956TV SeriesVi Miller
Armstrong Circle Theatre1955-1956TV SeriesMrs. Elizabeth Steigerwald
Justice1955TV Series
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1954-1955TV SeriesMrs. Johnson / Daughter
Star Tonight1955TV Series
Medic1954TV SeriesEvelyn Strauss
Main Street to Broadway1953Maureen Stapleton - First Nighter (uncredited)
Goodyear Playhouse1953TV Series
Curtain Call1952TV Series
Actor's Studio1948TV Series


Queen of the Stardust Ballroom1975TV Movie performer: "Pennies and Dreams", "A Big Mistake", "Who Gave You Permission?", "I Love To Dance"
Bye Bye Birdie1963performer: "Kids"


Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There2003DocumentaryHerself
Jack Lemmon: America's Everyman1996TV Movie documentaryHerself
A History of Women Photographers1996Documentary shortNarrator
American Masters1994TV Series documentaryHerself
Street Scenes: New York on Film1992TV Movie documentaryHerself
When We Were Young...: Growing Up on the Silver Screen1989TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hello Actors Studio1988TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 4th Annual American Cinema Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
The 40th Annual Tony Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1968-1986TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 1986 Annual D.W. Griffith Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1985TV SpecialHerself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1984TV MovieHerself
America and Lewis Hine1984Documentary voice
Montgomery Clift1983DocumentaryHerself
The 54th Annual Academy Awards1982TV Special documentaryHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1981TV Special documentaryHerself
The 35th Annual Tony Awards1981TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Play
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1979TV SpecialHerself
Arthur Miller on Home Ground1979TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 33rd Annual Tony Awards1979TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
The Mike Douglas Show1974-1979TV SeriesHerself - Actress / Herself - Guest / Herself - Taped Tribute
Saturday Night Live1979TV SeriesHerself - Host / Various
The Muppets Go Hollywood1979TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
V.I.P. Night on Broadway Benefit1979TV MovieHerself - Performer
The 51st Annual Academy Awards1979TV Special documentaryHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role & Co-Presenter: Sci-Tech Awards
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Lively Arts1976TV Series documentaryAmanda Wingfield in 'The Glass Menagerie'
The Hollywood Squares1975TV SeriesHerself - Guest Appearance
The Sunshine Boys1975/IIDocumentary shortHerself
Busby Berkeley1974DocumentaryHerself
What's My Line?1968-1974TV SeriesHerself - Mystery Guest
Tennessee Williams' South1973TV Movie documentaryAmanda Wingfield
The 25th Annual Tony Awards1971TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a Play
NET Playhouse1970TV SeriesHerself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Johnny Carson Special1969TV MovieHerself / Sketch Actor
The 20th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1968TV SpecialHerself
Girl Talk1968TV SeriesHerself
The 22nd Annual Tony Awards1968TV SpecialHerself
The 19th Annual Tony Awards1965TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Today1965TV SeriesHerself - Guest
What Happened?1952TV SeriesHerself / panelist

Archive Footage

Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2017Documentary post-productionHerself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
The 79th Annual Academy Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Memorial Tribute
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Memorial Tribute
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHerself
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection2003VideoMa Kelly (This Is The Life) (uncredited)
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryMarilyn Luckett
Biography1999TV Series documentaryMary Luckett
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Videos1996VideoMa Kelly (This Is The Life)
My Universe Inside Out1996Short
The 'Weird Al' Yankovic Video Library: His Greatest Hits1992Video shortMa Kelly (This Is The Life) (uncredited)

Won Awards

1983BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActressReds (1981)
1982OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleReds (1981)
1982NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActressReds (1981)
1981LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressReds (1981)
1978LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressInteriors (1978)
1978NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressInteriors (1978)
1971Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting Actress - Motion PictureAirport (1970)
1968Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a DramaAmong the Paths to Eden (1967)

Nominated Awards

1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesRoad to Avonlea (1990)
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a SpecialMiss Rose White (1992)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesB.L. Stryker (1989)
1982Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion PictureReds (1981)
1979OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleInteriors (1978)
1979Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion PictureInteriors (1978)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy SpecialThe Gathering (1977)
1975Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Special Program - Drama or ComedyQueen of the Stardust Ballroom (1975)
1972Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting Actress - Motion PicturePlaza Suite (1971)
1971OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleAirport (1970)
1971BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActressAirport (1970)
1959OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleLonelyhearts (1958)
1959Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting ActressLonelyhearts (1958)
1959Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Single Performance by an ActressAll the King's Men (1958)

2nd Place Awards

1981NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressReds (1981)
1979NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActressInteriors (1978)

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