Stapleton, Maureen

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Stapleton, Maureen Gender: F
Lois Maureen Stapleton
born on 21 June 1925 at 11:30 (= 11:30 AM )
Place Troy, New York, 42n44, 73w42
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 29°45' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 04°25 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 24°40'

Maureen Stapleton (with Charles Durning in "Queen of the Stardust Ballroom")


American stage and screen actress who had a fine talent for comedy, as shown in Plaza Suite (1971), but she was usually considered a dramatic actress. Earthy, vulnerable and strong, she could be homely or matronly as the role demanded. She starred in several Tennessee Williams plays and Broadway vehicles from the time of her debut in 1946 and establishing her reputation in Rose Tattoo (1951), winning a Tony for her role. She won a second Tony Award for Neil Simon's The Gingerbread Lady, which was written especially for her, in 1971.

Stapleton was nominated for an Oscar in her film debut, Lonelyhearts (1958), and again for Interiors (1978). She won the Oscar as Best Supporting Actress in Reds (1981) and did TV productions as well, winning a 1968 Emmy Award for her performance in Among the Paths of Eden.

In her autobiography, A Hell of a Life released in 1995, she admitted to heavy drinking, taking a swing at Burt Lancaster, serious cussing and two failed marriages. Her first was to theater producer Max Allentuck and her second to David Rayfiel, a playwright. A son, Danny, was born in 1950 and she lived with him in Massachusetts to be close to her grandchildren.

Stapleton died on 13 March 2006 from chronic pulmonary disease, aged 80, in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Murray, Don (born 31 July 1929). Notes: Co-stars in 1951 play "The Rose Tattoo"
  • role played of/by Goldman, Emma (born 27 June 1869). Notes: 1981 film "Reds"


  • Work : New Job 1946 (Broadway debut)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 8 July 1950 (Birth of son, Daniel Vincent)
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  • Work : Prize 1981 (American Theatre Hall of Fame)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1995 (Autobiography "A Hell of a Life")
  • Death by Disease 13 March 2006 (Chronic pulmonary disease in Lenox, MA, age 80)
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Source Notes

B.R. in hand from Steinbrecher


  • Traits : Personality : Personality robust (Earthy, vulnerable, strong)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Lung (Pulmonary disease)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Lifelong heavy smoker)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Anxiety Disorder
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Phobias (Fear of flying)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son, one daughter)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film, TV, stage)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater, Broadway)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("A Hell of a Life")
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (American Theatre)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Best Supporting Actress)
  • Notable : Awards : Tony (Two)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women