Jo Van Fleet, Best Supporting Actress 1955: MovieMonday.com

EAST OF EDEN

(Drama - NR)

Jo Van Fleet won her Supporting Oscar for playing a madam who comes back into the lives of the family she deserted... in EAST OF EDEN, her first film.


Jo Van Fleet (1919 - 1996 )

American character actress based in New York. Jo Van Fleet was known for her potrayal of abrasive, coarse women. Jo Van Fleet first made a name for her self as a character actress on Broadway. In 1954, she won a Best Featured Actress Tony Award for her performance in Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful."

Jo Van Fleet's other films include:

THE ROSE TATTOO
I'LL CRY TOMORROW
GUNFIGHT AT THE OK CORRAL
WILD RIVER
COOL HAND LUKE
THE TENANT
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