Le Gallienne, Eva

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Le Gallienne, Eva Gender: F
born on 11 January 1899 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 20°53' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 11°31 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 02°11'

Eva Le Gallienne


British-American actress, teacher, counselor and director. As a child she saw a stage performance and set her goal for theater. Performing from the age of 16, she was called brilliant by the critics even though she received little success with the public as a performer.

Primarily teaching and counseling, she became the director of the New York Civic Repertory from 1926-1932. In 1946 she founded the American Repertory Theater.

Le Gallienne was nominated for an Academy Award as best supporting actress for her performance in Resurrection in 1980. She received a special Tony Award in 1964, the Norwegian Grand Cross of the Royal Order of St. Olav and in 1968 she received the National Medal of Arts from President Reagan.

She is also the author of two volumes of memoirs, a children’s book and a study of Eleonora Duse.

A lesbian, she lived with her companion on a Connecticut farm when not on tour. Known as the "Grande Dame of American Theater," she died of heart failure on 3 June 1991 at age 92 in Weston, Connecticut.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • lover relationship with Bankhead, Tallulah (born 31 January 1902). Notes: "Algonquin Round Table"
  • (has as) student relationship with Vance, Vivian (born 26 July 1909)
  • role played of/by Elizabeth I, Queen of England (born 7 September 1533 Jul.Cal. (17 Sep 1533 greg.)). Notes: 1950s off-Broadway play "Mary Stuart"


  • Work : New Career 1926 (Director of the N.Y. Civic Repertory)
  • Social : Acquired Citizenship 1927 (USA)
  • Work : Start Business 1946 (Founded the American Repertory Theater)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1949 (Children's book "Flossie and Bossie")
  • Work : Prize 1964 (Special Tony Award)
  • Work : Prize 1968 (National Medal of Arts)
  • Work : Gain social status 1980 (Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination)

Source Notes

LMR quotes data in Current Biography 1942; same in Sabian Symbols No.560; same from Kraum in NAJ 1933 "from her."

Sy Scholfield quotes from Current Biography (H.W. Wilson Company, 1986), page 494: "At seven o'clock on the morning of January 11, 1899, in London, England, to the sound of Bow Bells ringing, a Cockney baby was brought into the world, for no baby born within the sound can be anything but Cockney. Screaming lustily and unusually hideous, it was a great disappointment to its artistic parents. The baby was Eva Le Gallienne."


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Burned her hands)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Same sex
  • Passions : Sexuality : Lesbian
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 92)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Secondary)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Theatrical)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (From age 16)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater actress and director)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Children's literature ("Flossie and Bossie")
  • Notable : Awards : Tony
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Two)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Founded the American Repretory Theater)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women