- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (9,36,53)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Upheaval 1
American actress who is more noted for legitimate theater than for film. However, she was nominated for an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for her role in "The Bad Seed," 1956. The role was reproduced from her Broadway triumph of two years prior. She was acclaimed for the Broadway plays "Picnic," 1953 and "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs," 1957-1958.
In 1995 she moved into TV, playing a malicious mother-in-law with comedic skill on the series "The Five Mrs. Buchanans." She completed her career with two Emmys and a special Tony for career excellence.
He was diagnosed with cancer in 1998, Heckart died on 12/31/2001, at her home in Norwalk with her son by her side.