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Hollywood actress Elizabeth Wilson passed away

May 11, 2015 18:08 IST

Veteran Hollywood actress Elizabeth Wilson passed away on 9 May 2015 following age-related illness at New Haven, Connecticut. She was 94. Wilson is survived by her sister Mary Muir Wilson and several nieces and nephews.

Elizabeth Wilson was famously known for her memorable film role as the mother of Dustin Hoffman's character, Benjamin Braddock, in Mike Nichols' 1967 film The Graduate. She made her Broadway debut in 1953 in Picnic.

After seeing the fame of Wilson's role in The Graduate, Mike Nichols casted her in his various films including Catch-22 (1970), The Day of the Dolphin (1973) and Regarding Henry (1991) and on Broadway in his 1973 revival of Uncle Vanya.

She also appeared in numerous productions including The Good Woman of Setzuan, Threepenny Opera, The Importance of Being Earnest, Morning's at Seven, You Can't Take It With You, Ah, Wildnerness! and the acclaimed 1996 revival of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance.

She won Obie Awards for her work in Taken in Marriage in 1979 and Anteroom in 1986.

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