Elizabeth Franz

Elizabeth Franz

Elizabeth Franz

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Elizabeth Franz was born on June 18, 1941 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Elizabeth Frankovich. She is an actress, known for Another World (1964), Christmas with the Kranks (2004) andSabrina (1995). She was previously married to Edward Binns.

Won Broadway’s 1999 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role – Play) for a revival ofArthur Miller‘s “Death of a Salesman.” Was also nominated two other times in the same category: in 1983 for “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and in 2002 for a revival of “Morning’s at Seven.”Plaintive, reedy-framed, award-winning stage actress (“Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You” – Obie, 1980) who took her towering, Tony-winning portrayal of Linda Loman in “Death of a Salesman” to TV in 2000 and earned an Emmy nomination.   Raised in Akron, Ohio, she saw the Loretta Young film The Bishop’s Wife (1947) when she was young and decided then to become an actress.   Worked as a secretary after graduating from high school in order to earn enough money to enroll in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC.   Husband Edward Binns was 25 years her senior. They married in 1983. He died seven years later.   She was awarded the 1999 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Supporting Role in a Play for “Death of a Salesman” at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.   National Theatre, London, making her UK stage debut in a major revival of “Buried Child” by Sam Shepard. [September 2004]  On Broadway in “Mornings at Seven”

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