Actress. Lee Ann Remick was the daughter of Frank and Margaret Waldo Remick. Although born in Massachusetts, it was her family's move to New York City in the early 1940s that became the stepping stone for her acting career. Lee studied ballet for ten years and was also a child model. She appeared in her first Broadway play at the age of 16. In the mid-1950s she performed in a number of television productions. Legendary producer Elia Kazan was impressed by her performance in All Expenses Paid, on Robert Montgomery Presents, and cast her in a small role in the 1957 film Faces in the Crowd. She graced the screen with memorable performances in The Long, Hot Summer, Anatomy of a Murder and Wild River. Her most acclaimed role came in 1962 as an alcoholic in The Days of Wine and Roses, which garnered her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. In 1966 she earned a Tony nomination for Best Dramatic Actress in the Broadway production of Wait Until Dark. Her other films included Experiment in Terror (which she also coproduced), The Hallelujah Trail and The Omen. She appeared in numerous television productions such as The Women's Room, The Tempest, QB VII, Jennie; Lady Randolph Churchill and Haywire. She also toured in stage productions that included The Seven Year Itch, Annie Get Your Gun and Brigadoon. Lee married William Colleran, a television director, in 1957. They divorced in 1968. They had a daughter, Katherine and a son, Matthew. While filming Hard Contract in Europe, she met William "Kip" Gowans, a producer, and they were later married in 1970. Diagnosed with cancer in the spring of 1989, Lee subjected herself to experimental cancer treatments with the hope of being cured. Despite being cancer free for a year, the cancer returned. Eight weeks before her death, a frail Lee Remick attended the International Churchill Societies Dinner where she received the ICS Blenheim Award for her portrayal of Lady Randoph Churchill. Gregory Peck lauded her accomplishments with these remarks, "She plays her roles with an open heart, an open mind, keen intelligence, and a depth of feeling that takes the play acting out of her work and makes the events on the screen appear to be real. For an actress seemingly without a manic, driving obsession for more success, more acclaim, more publicity, Lee has built a body of work that has won her the respect and affection of her collegues and of the public."
Bio by: Nan
1923–2000 (m. 1957)