Una Merkel

Una Merkel (December 10, 1903 – January 2, 1986) was an American film actress.

Born in Covington, Kentucky, Merkel resembled the popular actress Lillian Gish, and her resemblance allowed her to enter films in 1920 as Gish's double in the film Way Down East. She appeared in several films during the silent era but spent most of her time in New York working on Broadway. She returned to Hollywood and achieved her greatest success with the advent of "talkies". She played Ann Rutledge in the 1930 film Abraham Lincoln and during the 1930s became a popular second lead in a number of films, usually playing the wisecracking best friend of the heroine.

Her career went into decline during the 1940s and although she continued working it was in less prestigious productions. She made a comeback as a middle aged woman playing mothers and maiden aunts, and in 1956 won a Tony Award for her role in The Ponder Heart. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Summer and Smoke (1961). Her final film role was in the 1966 Elvis Presley film Spinout.

She died in Los Angeles, California.

Una Merkel has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to Motion Pictures, at 6230 Hollywood Boulevard.


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Una Merkel has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to Motion Pictures, at 6230 Hollywood Boulevard. She lives in New York. She died in Los Angeles, California. She returned to worldwide prominence with her role as Rogue in the blockbuster X-Men movie in 2000 and its sequel in 2003. Her final film role was in the 1966 Elvis Presley film Spinout. She studied at Columbia University for one year, but has been on a leave of absence in order to continue her acting career. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Summer and Smoke (1961). She completed her secondary education in Los Angeles, and took several well-regarded roles in various movies while doing so.

She made a comeback as a middle aged woman playing mothers and maiden aunts, and in 1956 won a Tony Award for her role in The Ponder Heart. Her début performance, in the 1993 film The Piano, which was widely regarded as extraordinary even by critics who didn't like the film, saw her win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress; the second-youngest person to win an Oscar. Her career went into decline during the 1940s and although she continued working it was in less prestigious productions. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and the child of two teachers, she moved to New Zealand when she was four. She played Ann Rutledge in the 1930 film Abraham Lincoln and during the 1930s became a popular second lead in a number of films, usually playing the wisecracking best friend of the heroine. July 24, 1982) is an Oscar-winning actress. She returned to Hollywood and achieved her greatest success with the advent of "talkies". Anna Helene Paquin (b.

She appeared in several films during the silent era but spent most of her time in New York working on Broadway. 1994 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - for The Piano. Born in Covington, Kentucky, Merkel resembled the popular actress Lillian Gish, and her resemblance allowed her to enter films in 1920 as Gish's double in the film Way Down East. 2001 - Blockbuster Entertainment Award - Favorite Actress - Science Fiction for X-Men (movie). Una Merkel (December 10, 1903 – January 2, 1986) was an American film actress. 2001 - Saturn Award - Best Performance by a Younger Actor for X-Men (movie). 2001 - MTV Movie Award - Best On-Screen Team for X-Men (movie).

1993 - LAFCA Award - Best Supporting Actress for The Piano. 1994 - Oscar - Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Piano. The Squid and the Whale, 2004. X2, 2003.

25th Hour, 2002. Darkness, 2002. Buffalo Soldiers, 2001. Finding Forrester, 2000.

Almost Famous, 2000. X-Men, 2000. All The Rage, 1999. She's All That, 1999.

A Walk On The Moon, 1999. Hurlyburly, 1998. Amistad, 1997. Fly Away Home, 1996.

Jane Eyre, 1996. The Piano, 1993.

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