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East of Eden
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Lois Smith (born November 3, 1930) is an American actress whose career in theater, film, and television has spanned five decades. Smith was born Lois Arlene Humbert in Topeka, Kansas, the daughter of Carrie Davis (née Gottshalk) and William Oren Humbert, who was a telephone company employee. She is a graduate of the University of Washington. After two TV appearances, Smith made her film debut in East of Eden in 1955. Additional film credits include Five Easy Pieces, Up the Sandbox, Four Friends, Fatal Attraction, Fried Green Tomatoes, How to Make an American Quilt, Dead Man Walking, Twister, Minority Report, Tumbleweeds, Hollywoodland and Sweet Land. Much of Smith`s career has been spent in television, appearing in early anthology series (Studio One, Robert Montgomery Presents), soap operas (Another World, Somerset, The Edge of Night, All My Children, One Life to Live), and numerous primetime dramas, including The Defenders, Dr. Kildare, Route 66, thirtysomething, The Practice, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent Grey`s Anatomy, Cold Case (1 episode, 2004) and True Blood. Smith made her Broadway debut in the 1952 comedy Time Out for Ginger. A member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, she appeared as Ma Joad in their production of The Grapes of Wrath in Chicago, San Diego, and London before bringing it to New York City, where her performance earned her a Tony Award nomination. Smith lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
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Lois Arlene Smith (née Humbert; born November 3, 1930) is an American actress. She has played supporting roles in films including East of Eden, Five Easy Pieces, Fatal Attraction, Dead Man Walking, Tumbleweeds, and The Nice Guys. In television, she has performed in series that have included The Americans, True Blood, and Desperate Housewives.
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