Shirley Knight Movies and Career Information

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Jul 05, 1936

Shirley Enola Knight (born July 5, 1936) is an American stage, screen, and television actress. She has been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, in 1960 for The Dark at the Top of the Stairs and in 1962 for Sweet Bird of Youth. Knight's feature films include The Group (1966), The Dutchman (1966), Petulia (1968), The Rain People (1969) and As Good As It Gets (1997). Recently she completed Elevator, in which she plays one of several people trapped in a Wall Street elevator with someone who has a bomb. The movie is expected to be released in 2011. Knight's stage credits include Three Sisters (1964), We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1966), Kennedy's Children (1975), which earned her the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play, and A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (1979). She was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play twice, for Landscape of the Body and The Young Man from Atlanta, which also garnered her a Tony nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Play. Knight's many television credits include Target: The Corruptors!, The Eleventh Hour, The Virginian, The Reporter, L.A. Law, Murder, She Wrote, Law

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