Remick in 1974
|Born||Lee Ann Remick
December 14, 1935
Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||July 2, 1991
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||kidney and liver cancer|
|Spouse(s)||Bill Colleran (1957–1968; divorced; 2 children)
Kip Gowans (1970–1991; her death)
Lee Ann Remick (December 14, 1935 – July 2, 1991) was an American film and television actress. Among her best-known films are Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Days of Wine and Roses (1962), and The Omen (1976).
Early life 
Remick was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, the daughter of Gertrude Margaret (née Waldo), an actress, and Francis Edwin "Frank" Remick, who owned a department store. Her maternal great-grandmother, Eliza Duffield, was an English-born preacher. Remick attended the Swaboda School of Dance, The Hewitt School and studied acting at Barnard College and the Actors Studio, making her Broadway theatre debut in 1953 with Be Your Age.
Remick made her film debut in Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd (1957). While filming the movie in Arkansas, Remick lived with a local family and practiced baton twirling so that she would be believable as the teenager who wins the attention of Lonesome Rhodes (played by Andy Griffith).
After appearing as Eula Varner, the hot-blooded daughter-in-law of Will Varner (Orson Welles) in 1958's The Long, Hot Summer, she appeared in These Thousand Hills as a dance hall girl. Remick came to prominence as a rape victim whose husband is tried for killing her attacker in Otto Preminger's Anatomy of a Murder. In 1960, she made a second film with Kazan, Wild River, which co-starred Montgomery Clift and Jo Van Fleet.
In 1962, she starred opposite Glenn Ford in the Blake Edwards suspense-thriller Experiment in Terror. That same year she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as the alcoholic wife of Jack Lemmon in Days of Wine and Roses.
When Marilyn Monroe was fired during the filming of the comedy Something's Got to Give, the studio announced that Remick would be her replacement. However, co-star Dean Martin refused to continue, saying that while he admired Remick, he had signed onto the picture strictly to be able to work with Monroe.
Remick next appeared in the 1964 Broadway musical Anyone Can Whistle, written by Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents, which ran for only a week. Remick's performance is captured on the original cast recording. This began a lifelong friendship between Remick and Sondheim, and she later appeared in the landmark 1985 concert version of his musical Follies.
Remick later appeared in several made-for-TV movies and miniseries, for which she earned a total of seven Emmy nominations. Several were of a historical nature, including two noted miniseries: Ike, in which she portrayed Kay Summersby, alongside Robert Duvall (her co-star in Wait Until Dark) as General Dwight Eisenhower, and Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill where she portrayed Winston Churchill's mother, the American debutante Lady Randolph Churchill who married Lord Randolph Churchill.
Remick has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6104 Hollywood Boulevard.
Personal life 
Remick married producer Bill Colleran in 1957. They had two children, Katherine and Matthew. Remick and Colleran divorced in 1968. She married British producer William Rory 'Kip' Gowans in 1970. She moved with Gowans to England and remained married to him until her death.
Popular culture 
- A Face in the Crowd (1958)
- The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
- These Thousand Hills (1959)
- Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
- Wild River (1960)
- Sanctuary (1961)
- Experiment in Terror (1962)
- Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
- The Running Man (1963)
- The Wheeler Dealers (1963)
- Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965)
- The Hallelujah Trail (1965)
- No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)
- The Detective (1968)
- Hard Contract (1969)
- Loot (1970)
- A Severed Head (1970)
- Sometimes a Great Notion (1971)
- A Delicate Balance (1973)
- Touch Me Not (1974)
- Hennessy (1975)
- The Omen (1976)
- Telefon (1977)
- The Medusa Touch (1978)
- The Europeans (1979)
- The Competition (1980)
- Tribute (1980)
- Emma's War (1986)
- Faerie Tale Theatre (The Snow Queen) (1987)
Television work 
- The Tempest (1960)
- The Farmer's Daughter (1962) (pilot for series)
- Damn Yankees (1967)
- The Man Who Came to Dinner (1972)
- And No One Could Save Her (1973)
- The Blue Knight (1973)
- QB VII (1974) (miniseries)
- Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (1974) (miniseries)
- Hustling (1975)
- A Girl Named Sooner (1975)
- The Ambassadors (1977)(miniseries)
- Ike: The War Years (1978)
- Breaking Up (1978)
- Wheels (1978) (miniseries)
- Torn Between Two Lovers (1979)
- Ike (1979) (miniseries)
- Haywire (1980)
- The Women's Room (1980)
- I Do! I Do! (1982)
- The Letter (1982)
- The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (1983)
- Mistral's Daughter (1984) (miniseries)
- A Good Sport (1984)
- Rearview Mirror (1984)
- Toughlove (1985)
- Eleanor: In Her Own Words (1986)
- Follies in Concert (1986)
- Of Pure Blood (1986)
- Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder (1987) (miniseries)
- The Vision (1988)
- Jesse (1988)
- Bridge to Silence (1989)
- Around the World in 80 Days (1989) (miniseries)
- Dark Holiday (1989)
- Playing Jennie - The Churchill Centre
- "LEE REMICK: FROM A FACE TO A FIRM PLACE IN THE HOLLYWOOD CROWD". Philadelphia Inquirer. July 3, 1991.
- Champlin, Charles (March 6, 1990). "Remick Endures Despite Personal Ordeal : Profile: Actress waged a 'drastic and horrible and successful' fight against kidney cancer. Now, she prepares for a role in the miniseries 'The Young Catherine.'". Los Angeles Times.
- "Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill". IMDb. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
- "Past Recipients: Crystal Award". Women In Film. Retrieved May 10, 2011.
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- Lee Remick at Find a Grave