Elizabeth Welter Wilson

4 Apr 1921
9 May 2015
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Elizabeth Welter Wilson (April 4, 1921 – May 9, 2015) was a Tony Award-winning American actress whose career spanned nearly 70 years, including memorable roles in film and television. Wilson was inducted into to the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2006.

Wilson was a character actress, appearing in over 30 movies and many Broadway plays. The Los Angeles Times noted: “Tall and elegant, Wilson often played women who had or sought authority.”

Wilson made her Broadway debut in Picnic in 1953. Her stage credits include Desk Set (1955), The Good Woman of Szechuan (1970), Sticks and Bones (1972), Uncle Vanya (1973), Threepenny Opera (1976), The Importance of Being Earnest (1977), Morning’s at Seven (1980), You Can’t Take It with You (1983), Ah, Wilderness! (1988), and A Delicate Balance (1996).

On May 9, 2015, aged 94, Wilson died at her home in New Haven, Connecticut.

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