Legallienne, Eva

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Legallienne, 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'


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 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 6/03/1991 Weston, CT.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Bankhead, Tallulah (born 31 January 1902). Notes: "Algonquin Round Table"


  • Work : New Career 1926 (Director of the N.Y. Civic Repertory)
  • Work : Start Business 1946 (Founded the American Repertory Theater)
  • 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."


  • 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
  • Notable : Awards : Tony
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Two)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Founded the American Repretory Theater)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women