|Birth: ||Dec. 21, 1925|
|Death: ||Oct. 30, 2011|
Actress. Raised in Des Moines, Iowa, her father was a Scottish immigrant and proprietor of a food market. During her preteen years she experienced her initial encounter with acting, as she played a princess in a small production. That event would lead to a lifelong friendship with actress Cloris Leachman, whom she shared the play's billing. Not long after, she was enthralled with the concept of making a career out of performing and upon her graduation from high school, she embarked on her training. First at Carnegie Tech's School of Dramatic Arts (now Carnegie Mellon University) and onto New York at the Actors Studio, where she studied with Marlon Brando and Paul Newman. Her break came when she replaced Julie Harris (whom she was the understudy of) as Muriel in the Broadway production of "The Member of the Wedding" (1950 to 1951), and would follow this with a string of parts in several memorable, long-running plays, including "The Country Girl" (1950 to 1951), "The Rose Tattoo" (1951, for which she was recipient of the Clarence Derwent Award for her role of Rosa Delle Rose), "The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker" (1953 to 1954) and "Bus Stop" (1955 to 1956). During the early days of television, Love began what was to be an extensive body of work, as she had guest roles in the programs "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "The Twilight Zone" (1962 episode "Four O'Clock"), "The F.B.I." and "Harry O", among many others. Her motion picture credits include a memorable performance as Gary Cooper's daughter in "Friendly Persuasion" (1956) and "The Young Doctors" (1961). Love gave up acting during the 1970s to become an English teacher in Inglewood, California. She died from complications of Alzheimer's disease. (bio by: C.S.)
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