Elizabeth Hartman (I) (1943–1987)


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This slender, striking, red-haired, freckle-faced American leading lady, a Carnegie-Tech student in the 60s, made a stunning, sensitive film debut as the blind, abused, uneducated white girl who falls in love with compassionate Sidney Poitier in the racially-charged drama A Patch of Blue (1965). That glorious performance earned Elizabeth a Golden ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

A Patch of Blue Selina D'Arcey
(1965)
The Secret of NIMH Mrs. Brisby
(1982)
You're a Big Boy Now Barbara Darling
(1966)
The Beguiled Edwina
(1971)

Filmography

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 1982 The Secret of NIMH
Mrs. Brisby (voice)
 1981 Full Moon High
Miss Montgomery
 1980 Willow B: Women in Prison (TV Movie)
Helen
 1975 Doctors' Hospital (TV Series)
Bobbie Marks
- Come at Last to Love (1975) ... Bobbie Marks
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Wilma More (segment "Love and the Locksmith")
- Love and the Big Top/Love and the Locksmith/Love and the Odd Couples/Love and the Unwedding (1973) ... Wilma More (segment "Love and the Locksmith") (uncredited)
 1973 Intermission
Wife
 1973 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Camilla
- A Little Bit Like Murder (1973) ... Camilla
 1973 Walking Tall
Pauline
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Judith Timm (segment "The Dark Boy")
- The Dark Boy/Keep in Touch - We'll Think of Something (1971) ... Judith Timm (segment "The Dark Boy")
 1971 The Beguiled
Edwina
 1968 The Fixer
Zinaida
 1966 You're a Big Boy Now
Barbara Darling
 1966 The Group
Priss Hartshorn Crockett
 1965 A Patch of Blue
Selina D'Arcey
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Our Town. Drama (revival). Written by Thornton Wilder. Directed by Donald Driver. ANTA Playhouse: 27 Nov 1969- 27 Dec 1969 (36 performances + 3 previews). Cast: Steve Alpert (as "Baseball Player"), John Beal (as "Simon Stimson"), Ed Begley (as "Dr. Gibbs") [final Broadway role], Stellar Bennett (as "Townsperson"), Milo Boulton ... See more »

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

Acting is what I do best. I'm not trained for anything else, and I enjoy it. See more »

Trivia:

Like her characters in A Patch of Blue (1965) and The Secret of NIMH (1982), she was very shy and timid in real life. See more »

Nickname:

Biff See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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