Actress Lee Remick

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on July 6, 2003

What's the status of the talented and attractive actress Lee Remick? Has she retired from acting and is she in good health?
—Charles G., New York

The actress who once said, "I make movies for grownups. When Hollywood starts making them again, I'll start acting in them again," died July 2, 1991, of liver and kidney cancer at age 55. The blonde, blue-eyed performer made her film debut at age 21 in Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd, playing a drum majorette who becomes involved with a television personality Lonesome Rhodes, played by Andy Griffith. She emerged as a real star after her 1959 role in Anatomy of a Murder. Born in Boston, she moved with her mother at age 7 to New York, where she studied at Barnard College and the Actors' Studio. She earned an Academy Award nomination for her role as an alcoholic in Days of Wine and Roses, but returned to theater and television between movies, then moved to England in 1970. Her television roles included A Delicate Balance and The Women's Room. She formed a production company with James Garner and Peter Duchow in 1988. She was married twice and had two sons.