Summary: Tony Award-winning theatre actress considered as one of the all time greats who was best known for creating the role of the spiteful Martha in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (played by Elizabeth Taylor in the film), but who also starred opposite Marlon Brando in Tennessee William's A Streetcar Named Desire, who received her first Tony Award for best actress in The Country Girl, who was equally known as a teacher for starting HB Studios, a school of the performing arts in New York's Greenwich Village, and who was a recipient of a 1999 Tony for lifetime achievement and a 2002 National Medal of Arts, the government's top recognition for artists.
Cause of Death: Complications from a stroke
Born: June 12, 1919
Died: January 14, 2004
Location: New York City, New York