Eileen Heckart in Bus Stop (1956)
Anna Eileen Herbert (adopted shortly afterwards by her grandfather)|
March 29, 1919
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
December 31, 2001 (aged 82)|
Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||John Harrison Yankee, Jr. (m. 1942–97)|
Eileen Heckart (March 29, 1919 – December 31, 2001) was an American movie, television and stage actress. 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.