Eva Marie Saint
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|Eva Marie Saint|
Newark, New Jersey, USA
|North by Northwest (1959)|
Eva Marie Saint is an Academy Award-winning American actress. She played blonde, graceful leading ladies in many films, starting in the 1950s.
Saint was born in Newark, New Jersey. She studied acting at Bowling Green State University, while a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, and did some work in radio and television before winning the Drama Critics Award for her stage role in "A Trip to Bountiful" (1953).
Saint's first film role was in "On the Waterfront" (1954) with Marlon Brando, for which she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Her best known films were in the early years of her career: "A Hatful of Rain" (1957) with Don Murray, Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest" (1959) with Cary Grant, and "Exodus" (1960) with Paul Newman.
Because of the second-rate film roles that came her way in the 1970s, Saint returned to television and the stage in the 1980s. She has appeared in a number of made-for-TV movies, and won an Emmy in 1990 for the mini-series "People Like Us".
Saint played Martha Kent, the adoptive mother of Superman, in "Superman Returns" (2006).
Saint has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for motion pictures at 6624 Hollywood Blvd., and one for television at 6730 Hollywood Blvd.
- North by Northwest (1959) - cast: Eve Kendall
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