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Acknowledged on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the finest stage actresses of this century, Irene (pronounced eye-REE-nee) Worth was born in Omaha, Nebraska but raised in California. She made her Broadway debut in 1943 in "The Two Mrs. Carrolls." Deciding that she wanted to be a classical actress, she moved in 1944 to England. There she became known as an outstanding interpreter of Shakespeare, appearing with the Old Vic Theater Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company and starring opposite such luminaries as Ralph Richardson, Laurence Olivier, Alec Guinness and Noel Coward.Worth also worked with noted avant-garde director Peter Brook, starring in the famed 1962 production of "King Lear" which opened the New York State Theater two years later. She also appeared in his experimental "Oedipus" opposite John Gielgud in 1968 and toured Iran with "Orghast," Brook's attempt to develop an international language of the theater. In 1965, Worth won the first of three Tony Awards for her commanding performance as the mysterious Miss Alice in Edward Albee's metaphysical drama, "Tiny Alice."Worth re-settled in the US in 1975, when she played opposite Christopher Walken in the Broadway revival of Tennessee...

Acknowledged on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the finest stage actresses of this century, Irene (pronounced eye-REE-nee) Worth was born in Omaha, Nebraska but raised in California. She made her Broadway debut in 1943 in "The Two Mrs. Carrolls." Deciding that she wanted to be a classical actress, she moved in 1944 to England. There she became known as an outstanding interpreter of Shakespeare, appearing with the Old Vic Theater Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company and starring opposite such luminaries as Ralph Richardson, Laurence Olivier, Alec Guinness and Noel Coward.

Worth also worked with noted avant-garde director Peter Brook, starring in the famed 1962 production of "King Lear" which opened the New York State Theater two years later. She also appeared in his experimental "Oedipus" opposite John Gielgud in 1968 and toured Iran with "Orghast," Brook's attempt to develop an international language of the theater. In 1965, Worth won the first of three Tony Awards for her commanding performance as the mysterious Miss Alice in Edward Albee's metaphysical drama, "Tiny Alice."

Worth re-settled in the US in 1975, when she played opposite Christopher Walken in the Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth," which brought her a second Tony. She continued to earn critical kudos (and theater awards) as the 1990s dawned, with her role as Grandma Kurnitz in Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Lost in Yonkers," a role she recreated in Martha Coolidge's 1993 feature adaptation.

Worth's occasional forays into film include "Orders to Kill" (1958), for which she won the British Academy Award for Best Actress, "The Scapegoat" (1959), "Nicholas and Alexandra" (1971), "Eyewitness" (1981) and "Deathtrap" (1982).

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 A Double Life (1948) Woman in audience
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 Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) Musician
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 Honeymoon (1947)
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 Till the End of Time (1946) Mrs. Tompkins
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 The Bamboo Blonde (1946) Mrs. Sawyer
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 Mama Loves Papa (1945) Matron
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 The Falcon in San Francisco (1945) Dowager
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 Through the Storm (1922) Lillian Atterbury
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