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Uta Hagen

Uta Hagen
Hagen with Paul Robeson in the 1943 - 1945 Theatre Guild production of Othello
Personal information
Birth date12 June 1919
Place of birthGöttingen, Germany
Date of death14 January 2004(age 84)
Death placeNew York City, New York, U.S.
SpouseHerbert Berghof (1957 - 1990)
José Ferrer (1938 - 1948)

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Uta Thyra Hagen (12 June 1919 - 14 January 2004) was a German-born American actress and drama teacher. She originated the role of Martha in the 1963 Broadway premiere of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee (who called her "a profoundly truthful actress"). Hagen was on the Hollywood blacklist, in part because of her association with Paul Robeson, and this curtailed film opportunities, focusing her to perform in New York theaters. She won the Tony Award three times. She later became a highly influential acting teacher at New York's Herbert Berghof Studio and authored best-selling acting texts, Respect for Acting, with Haskel Frankel, and A Challenge for the Actor. She was elected to the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981.

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