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Hope Lange

Biography

She was nominated for an Academy Award in 1958 on her behalf risque role within the film, Peyton Place. The next year, she performed Hope Plowman within the Youthful Lions. She grew up within a theatrical family members and began her profession singing within the play Lifestyle, Laughter and Tears in 1942. She became well-known for a variety of movies and television applications during a profession that spanned five years. Her first hubby was Don Murray, who she fulfilled on the group of the 1956 film Bus Prevent. She gained reputation within the film sector for her function in Bus Prevent, which starred Marilyn Monroe.

Quick Facts


Full Name Hope Lange
Date Of Birth November 28, 1933
Died December 19, 2003, Santa Monica, California, United States
Place Of Birth Redding, CT
Height 1.57 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Reed College
Nationality American
Spouse Charles Hollerith, Jr., Alan J. Pakula, Don Murray
Children Christopher Murray, Patricia Murray
Parents Minette Lange, John George Lange
Siblings David Lange, Minelda Lange, Joy Lange
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star - Female, TV Land Favorite Character from the "Other Side" Award
Movies Death Wish, Peyton Place, Blue Velvet, The Best of Everything, Bus Stop, Pocketful of Miracles, Wild in the Country, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, The Young Lions, The True Story of Jesse James, Clear and Present Danger, Love Is a Ball, Just Cause, In Love and War, I Am the Cheese, That Certain Summer, Tune in Tomorrow, Dead Before Dawn, Private Sessions, Ford: The Man and the Machine, Crowhaven Farm, The Prodigal, Jigsaw, Before He Wakes, Like Normal People, Message From Nam, The Secret Night Caller, The Love Boat II, Cooperstown, The 500 Pound Jerk, Pleasure Palace, Hazard's People, I Love You... Goodbye, Underwater Panic, Fer de Lance
TV Shows The New Dick Van Dyke Show, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, Backstory, Knight & Daye
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1Studied dance with Martha Graham.
2Would occasionally walk Fala, a Scotch terrier belonging to former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
3Hope appeared on Radio-Electronics magazine, June 1949 cover wearing the "Man from Mars" Radio Hat.
4She was the niece of photographer Dorothea Lange, famous for her Depression-era photographs, including the iconic "Migrant Mother".
5Dated Don Hastings during high school.
6Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 323-324. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
7She delivered a stirring eulogy at the funeral for her close friend, Natalie Wood.
8As of 2014, she and Nan Martin [Amanda Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)] are the only deceased cast members of the Nightmare on Elm Street films.
9For two years, Lange lived in a sparsely furnished home with crates for coffee tables and only a box spring and mattress for her bed. "She put all her money into the refugee project because that is the kind of person she was", Don Murray said.
10When she co-starred with Marilyn Monroe in Bus Stop (1956), Monroe disliked the presence of a younger blonde and sent a series of memos to producers and the director, even suggesting that Lange be made to dye her hair brown.
11Made her acting debut on Broadway at the age of 11 in Sidney Kingsley's play "The Patriots".
12Lange earned the only Oscar nomination of her career for her supporting role in the provocative film Peyton Place (1957), in which she murders her rapist stepfather.
13In 1968, Lange turned to television, taking on the role of Carolyn Muir in the popular series The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968). She won two consecutive Emmys for that role, in 1969 and 1970.
14With her ex-husband, Don Murray, they had a son, actor Christopher Murray, and a daughter, Patricia Murray. The marriage was dissolved in 1961.
15Father, Arthur Lange, was the music arranger for Florenz Ziegfeld Jr..


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1966TV SeriesRachel Douglas
Love Is a Ball1963Millicent 'Millie' Mehaffey
Cyrano De Bergerac1962TV MovieRoxane
Pocketful of Miracles1961Queenie Martin
Wild in the Country1961Irene Sperry
The Best of Everything1959Caroline Bender
In Love and War1958Andrea Lenaine Kantaylis
Playhouse 901957-1958TV SeriesAlex Winter / Jessica Lovell / Raiya
The Young Lions1958Hope Plowman
Peyton Place1957Selena Cross
The True Story of Jesse James1957Zee James
Bus Stop1956Elma Duckworth
Kraft Theatre1956TV SeriesRandy
Before He Wakes1998TV MovieHelen Rawlings
Just Cause1995Libby Prentiss
Clear and Present Danger1994Senator Mayo
Message from Nam1993TV MovieMarjorie Wilson
Murder, She Wrote1987-1993TV SeriesHelen Lewis / Charlotte Newcastle
Cooperstown1993TV MovieCassie Willette
Dead Before Dawn1993TV MovieVirginia DeSilva
Tune in Tomorrow...1990Margaret Quince
Knight & Daye1989TV SeriesGloria Daye
Trying Times1987TV SeriesFrances Fletcher
Ford: The Man and the Machine1987TV MovieClara Ford
Hotel1983-1986TV SeriesDr. Hannah Fielding / Gwen Andrews
Blue Velvet1986Mrs. Williams
Survival Guide1985TV Movie
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge1985Cheryl Walsh
Private Sessions1985TV MovieMrs. Coles
Finder of Lost Loves1984TV SeriesCatherine Smith
I Am the Cheese1983Betty Farmer
The Prodigal1983Anne Stuart
Fantasy Island1983TV SeriesMarion Stamford
Matt Houston1982TV SeriesKate Riley
Pleasure Palace1980TV MovieMadelaine Calvert
Beulah Land1980TV Mini-SeriesDeborah Kendrick
The Day Christ Died1980TV MovieClaudia
Like Normal People1979TV MovieRoz Meyers
The Love Boat1978TV SeriesSandra Newberry
The Love Boat II1977TV MovieElaine Palmer
Police Story1977TV SeriesAnn Wells
Gibbsville1976TV SeriesHarriet
Hazard's People1976TV MovieMrs. DeLacy
The Rivalry1975TV MovieMrs. Douglas
Medical Story1975TV SeriesDiana Hopkins
The Secret Night Caller1975TV MoviePat Durant
Fer-de-Lance1974TV MovieElaine Wedell
Death Wish1974Joanna Kersey
I Love You... Good-bye1974Karen Chandler
The New Dick Van Dyke Show1971-1974TV SeriesJenny Preston
The 500 Pound Jerk1973TV MovieKaren Walsh
That Certain Summer1972TV MovieJanet Salter
Crowhaven Farm1970TV MovieMaggie Porter
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir1968-1970TV SeriesCarolyn Muir Mrs. Muir
Jigsaw1968Helen Atterbury
CBS Playhouse1967TV SeriesLois Graves
The Fugitive1966TV SeriesAnnie Johnson

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wild in the Country1961performer: "Husky Dusky Day" - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentary dedicated in loving memory of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Backstory2000-2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Biography1998TV Series documentaryHerself / Hope Plowman
Josh, the Logan Legend1986DocumentaryHerself
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration1986TV Special documentaryHerself
Tom Cottle: Up Close1983TV SeriesHerself
Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady1982TV Movie documentaryHerself
Good Morning America1977TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show1977TV SeriesHerself - Actress
The Hollywood Squares1974TV SeriesHerself - Guest Appearance
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 21st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1969TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHerself
Special Gala to Support Kennedy Campaign1960TV MovieHerself - Performer
The 32nd Annual Academy Awards1960TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Short Subjects Awards
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood1960TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Linkletter Show1959TV SeriesHerself
What's My Line?1958TV SeriesHerself - Mystery Guest Duo
The 30th Annual Academy Awards1958TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role & Co-Presenter: Scientific & Technical Awards
Back That Fact1953TV SeriesHerself (1953)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV SpecialHerself (Memorial Tribute)
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second2003Video documentary
Larry King Live2002TV SeriesElma Duckworth
Frank Capra's American Dream1997TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1990TV SeriesMargaret Dubarque from film TUNE IN TOMORROW...
Hollywood My Home Town1965DocumentaryHerself
Marilyn1963DocumentaryHerself (scene from "Bus Stop") (uncredited)
Hollywood: The Great Stars1963TV Movie documentaryMillie Mehaffey (uncredited)
Hollywood Without Make-Up1963DocumentaryHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1970Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy SeriesThe Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968)
1969Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy SeriesThe Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite Character from the "Other Side"The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968)
1973Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleThat Certain Summer (1972)
1969Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Star - FemaleThe Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968)
1958OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RolePeyton Place (1957)
1958Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting ActressPeyton Place (1957)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1958Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop New Female Personality


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#Quote
1[on working with Joan Crawford on The Best of Everything (1959)] "I was fortunate that there was this tension with her. Our scenes were built with tension, and there it was, even before the camera rolled. It had to have been tough for her, to have these three young upstarts - and there she was, in a non-starring role."


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