Eileen Heckart

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Eileen Heckart
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Eileen Heckart in Bus Stop (1956)
Born Anna Eileen Herbert (adopted shortly afterwards by her grandfather)
(1919-03-29)March 29, 1919
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Died December 31, 2001(2001-12-31) (aged 82)
Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1943–2000
Spouse(s) John Harrison Yankee, Jr. (m. 1942–97)

Eileen Heckart (March 29, 1919 – December 31, 2001)[1] was an American movie, television and stage actress.[2] She was born Anna Eileen Herbert. "Heckart" is the last name by which she was known for most of her life.

On Broadway, she acted in The Bad Seed, Picnic, Barefoot in the Park, A Memory of Two Mondays and The Cemetery Club. In movies, she acted in The First Wives Club. She also appeared in the Clint Eastwood movie Heartbreak Ridge. On television, Heckart acted in Partners in Crime, Love Story and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Heckart was born in Columbus, Ohio. She died of lung cancer in Norwalk, Connecticut at age 82.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Eileen Heckart". Famous Birthdays. Retrieved Jan 23, 2016. 
  2. "Eileen Heckart is Dead at 82". The New York Times. Retrieved Jan 23, 2016.