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- Following her high school graduation in 1938, she went to New York, changed her name to "Teresa Wright", and was hired as understudy to Dorothy McGuire and Martha Scott for the role of Emily in Thornton Wilder's stage production of "Our Town" at Henry Miller's Theatre
By 1943, at the age of 27, she was already playing mother roles, in such movies as "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn"
She was nominated for the Academy award for Best Actress in 1947 for "Gentleman's Agreement"
Richard Egan (actor)
- In 1956, he starred as Elvis Presley's older brother in Presley's first film, "Love Me Tender," and in 1959 was the male lead opposite Dorothy McGuire in "A Summer Place"
- She played a rare villainous role in the 1985 television movie "Amos", as a vicious nurse in a home for senior citizens who abuses her wards, played by, among others, Kirk Douglas and Dorothy McGuire
McGuire died of cardiac arrest following a brief illness at the age of 85 in 2001
Dorothy McGuire died in 2001
McGuire died of cardiac arrest on Thursday, September 13, 2001 following a brief illness at the age of 85, two days after the 9/11 attacks
Richard B. Jewell, "Slow Fade to Black: The Decline of RKO Radio Pictures", Uni of California, 2016