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Brenda Vaccaro

Brenda Vaccaro

Vaccaro began her film career in the acclaimed Midnight Cowboy. For her work in Jacquline Susann's Once Is Not Enough in 1975, she was honored with an Academy Award nomination, plus Golden Globe and People's Choice awards.

Among her other motion pictures are Where It's At, I Love My Wife, Going home, Summertree, Airport '77, The House by The Lake, Capricorn One, Fast Charlie, The Moonbeam Rider, The First Deadly Sin, Zorro, The Gay Blade, Supergirl, Water, Heart Of Midnight, Cookie, Masque Of The Red Death, Ten Little Indians and Love Affair.

Her acting career began on the New York stage, where she studied at the famed Neighborhood Playhouse School Of The Theatre. For her Broadway bow, in Everybody Loves Opal, she received the Theatre World Award and a Tony nomination. Her next Broadway production was the London success of C.P. Snow's The Affair. She is a Tony Award winner for Cactus Flower with The Mirror Has Two Faces co-star Lauren Bacall. She received Tony nominations for The Goodbye People and How Now Dow Jones. She starred with Gene Hackman in the The Natural Look.

Her other Broadway credits include The Odd Couple. The Affair, California Suite, Tunnel Of Love, Children From Their Games, Father's Day and Jake's Women.

Among Vaccaro's considerable television work are three films that turned into series, Paper Dolls, Dear Detective and Sara, the last bringing her an Emmy nomination. She won an Emmy for the special, The Shape of Things, and Emmy nominations for Honor Thy Father and Sunshine, and additional nominations for guest appearances on the series The Streets of San Francisco and The Golden Girls.

TV appearances include the Ann-Margret film Sing Me the Blues, Lena Pie and guest starring roles on Friends and Touched By An Angel.

Like Barbra Streisand and Lauren Bacall, her associates in The Mirror Has Two Faces, Vaccaro was born in Brooklyn. She grew up in Dallas, Texas. She lives in California with her husband and several animals who bless their lives.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Brenda Vaccaro Facts

BirthdayNovember 18, 1939 (84)
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Brenda Vaccaro compared to you?
Awards1976 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough)

Selected Filmography

Boynton Beach Club
Kubo and the Two Strings
Pride Of Jesse Hallum
The Mirror Has Two Faces
Airport: The Complete Collection
Capricorn One
The Jetsons Meet The Flintstones
Love Affair
Airport '77
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