Maureen Stapleton was an American actress in film, theater and television. She won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, two Tony Awards and a British Academy Award. She was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981.
Stapleton made her Broadway debut in 1946 in The Playboy of the Western World. She went on to win two Tony Awards, winning Best Featured Actress in a Play for the original 1951 production of The Rose Tattoo and Best Lead Actress in a Play for the original 1970 production of The Gingerbread Lady. On screen, she received the first of four Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her debut film performance in Lonelyhearts and won an Emmy for the television film Among the Paths to Eden. She also received Academy Award nominations for Airport and Interiors, before winning for her performance as Emma Goldman in Reds. This role also won her the British Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.