Youngstown, Ohio, USA
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Place of Death
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Claim to Fame
A Patch of Blue, The Beguiled
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This slender, striking, red-haired, freckle-faced American leading lady, a Carnegie-Tech student in the 60s, made a stunning, sensitive film debut as the blind, abused, uneducated white girl who falls in love with compassionate Sidney Poitier in the racially-charged drama A Patch of Blue (1965). That glorious performance earned Elizabeth a Golden Globe award, an Oscar nomination and a ticket to stardom. She went on to display amazing versatility in other films as well - as an upperclass collegiate in The Group (1966), a capricious, hurtful young flirt in You`re a Big Boy Now (1966), and a decidedly offbeat performance as a nurse who tends to Clint Eastwood in the Gothic-styled The Beguiled (1971). Elizabeth also gave a deeply-felt stage performance as "Emily" in a production of "Our Town" in 1969. But, soon things went terribly wrong for this obviously fragile young lady. Plagued by acute depression and insecurity as she saw her once promising career decline sharply within a decade, she turned into a virtual recluse. Her last work was a voiceover job in the animated film The Secret of NIMH (1982). Nothing had been heard of Elizabeth for years until June 10, 1987, when it was reported that she had thrown herself out of a fifth-floor apartment window. Divorced for three years at the time of her death, it was learned that she had been an outpatient at a psychiatric hospital in Pittsburgh and had called her doctor earlier that fateful day informing him that she was despondent. A sad, sad end to an extremely bright and beautiful talent.
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Full Name at Birth
Mary Elizabeth Hartman
Mary Elizabeth Hartman (December 23, 1943 – June 10, 1987) was an American actress, best known for her performance in the 1965 film A Patch of Blue, playing a blind girl named Selina D'Arcy, opposite Sidney Poitier, a role for which she won the Golden Globe Award for New Star Of The Year – Actress and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama. The next year, she appeared in You're a Big Boy Now as Barbara Darling, for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
Cause of Death
Suicide-fell to her death from a fifth-floor window
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passed away on 10th Jun 1987 aged 43. |||
Elizabeth Hartman passed away on 10th Jun 1987 aged 43.
Elizabeth Hartman was in a relationship with Gill Dennis.
Elizabeth Hartman is a 43 year old American Actress. Born Mary Elizabeth Hartman on 23rd December, 1943 in Youngstown, Ohio, USA, she is famous for A Patch of Blue, The Beguiled in a career that spans 1964–1982. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Elizabeth Hartman was in an on-screen matchup with Sidney Poitier in A Patch of Blue (1965).
Elizabeth Hartman is a member of the following lists:
Actresses from Youngstown, Ohio,
Actors from Youngstown, Ohio and
Suicides by jumping in the United States.
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