Heckart, Eileen

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Heckart, Eileen Gender: F
Heckart, Anna Eileen
born on 29 March 1919 at 06:02 (= 06:02 AM )
Place Columbus OH, USA, 39n58, 83w00
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 07°45' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 04°56 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 22°25'

Eileen Heckart


American actress who is more noted for legitimate theater than for film. However, she was nominated for an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for her role in "The Bad Seed," 1956. The role was reproduced from her Broadway triumph of two years prior. She was acclaimed for the Broadway plays "Picnic," 1953 and "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs," 1957-1958.

In 1995 she moved into TV, playing a malicious mother-in-law with comedic skill on the series "The Five Mrs. Buchanans." She completed her career with two Emmys and a special Tony for career excellence.

He was diagnosed with cancer in 1998, Heckart died on 12/31/2001, at her home in Norwalk with her son by her side.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1953 ("Picnic")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1956 ("The Bad Seed")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1957 ("The Dark at the Top of the Stairs")

Source Notes

Paul Rosner quotes her, 1979


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Terminal)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (The Five Mrs. Buchanans)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection