Ellen Burstyn

Ellen Burstyn

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Ellen Burstyn

Ellen Burstyn (born Edna Rae Gillooly; December 7, 1932) is an American actress. Known for her portrayal of complicated women in dramas, Burstyn is the recipient of various accolades, and is among the few performers to have won an Oscar, Emmy, and Tony (Triple Crown of Acting).

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Full name at birth
Edna Rae Gillooly
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Claim to fame
Alice Doesnt Live Here Anymore, The Exorcist and Requiem for a Dream.
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Date of birth
7 December 1932
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Place of birth
Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Age
88
Occupation
Actress, Producer
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5' 7" (170 cm)
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8
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Net worth
$20,000,000 USD
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High school
Cass Technical High School, Detroit, MI (dropped out 1950)
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Talent agency
The Schiff Company, Llc
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It was about this school teacher who went to Jerusalem and started bleeding from the palms. It just didn`t make an awful lot of sense to me.
  • Turned down the lead role in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) because she had an ill husband to take care of.
  • Says she is often mistaken for fellow actress Louise Fletcher. People tell her she was great in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) (for which Fletcher won an Oscar). Fletcher reports being told frequently that she did a wonderful job in one of Burstyn's roles.
  • Is Irish American.
  • Wore 20- and 40-pound fat suits and prosthetic necks to play Sara Goldfarb in Requiem for a Dream (2000).
  • Is a Vegetarian.

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