Leora Dana

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Leora Dana
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Leora Dana in trailer for Some Came Running (1958)
Born (1923-04-01)April 1, 1923
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died December 13, 1983(1983-12-13) (aged 60)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation American film, TV and stage actress
Years active 1956–1983
Spouse(s) Kurt Kasznar (1950-1958) divorced
Awards Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

Leora Dana (April 1, 1923, New York City, New York – December 13, 1983, New York City, New York) was an American film, stage and television actress.

Education[edit]

Dana was a graduate of Barnard College and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.[1][2]

Stage[edit]

In 1947, Dana made her stage debut in London.[2] In 1948, she debuted on Broadway in The Madwoman of Chaillot.[1]

Film[edit]

On screen, after appearing in the 1957 western 3:10 to Yuma with Van Heflin and Glenn Ford, Dana had a supporting role in the 1958 film Some Came Running, a drama starring Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.

Television[edit]

Dana guest-starred in three episodes of the television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents. In 1961, Dana appeared in an episode ("The Scott Machine") of the television series The Asphalt Jungle.

Awards[edit]

Dana won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play in 1973 for The Last of Mrs. Lincoln and the Clarence Derwent Award for her work in The Madwoman of Chaillot.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Dana was married to actor Kurt KasznarCref name=fe/> from 1950 to 1958; the childless union ended in divorce.

Death[edit]

Dana died of cancer, aged 60, December 13, 1983. She was survived by a sister, Doris Dana.[1]

Radio appearances[edit]

Year Program Episode/source
1952 Grand Central Station Seed of Doubt[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Leora Dana, 60, Stage Actress". New York Times. December 14, 1983. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Katz, Ephraim (1979). The Film Encyclopedia: The Most Comprehensive Encyclopedia of World Cinema in a Single Volume. Perigee Books. ISBN 0-399-50601-2. P. 301.
  3. ^ Kirby, Walter (February 17, 1952). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 40. Retrieved June 1, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read

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