Eileen Heckart (March 29, 1919 – December 31, 2001) was an American actress of film, stage, and television. Primarily known as a character actress, her career spanned nearly 60 years. She first became known for her role as schoolteacher Rosemary Sydney in the original 1953 cast of William Inge's play Picnic on Broadway. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as the overprotective mother of a blind adult son in Butterflies Are Free (1972), a role she originated on Broadway before playing it in the film. Read more on Wikipedia.
|Born Name:||Anna Eileen Herbert|
|Born:||Mar 29, 1919 in Columbus, OH, United States|
|Died:||Dec 31, 2001|