Jo Van Fleet
Her first film role, as the mother of the James Dean character in East of Eden (1955), brought her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her subsequent film work was very sporadic, and included such films as The Rose Tattoo, I'll Cry Tomorrow (both 1955), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) and Cool Hand Luke (1967).
She died in Queens, New York.
Jo Van Fleet has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to Motion Pictures, at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard.
Jo Van Fleet Facts
|Birthday||December 30, 1914|
|Birthplace||Oakland, California, USA|
|Date of death||June 10, 1996 (age 81)|
|Awards||1956 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (for East of Eden)|