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Eva Marie Saint

Eva Marie Saint (born July 4, 1924) is an American actress. She played the blond, graceful leading lady in many films, starting in the 1950s.

Saint was born in Newark, New Jersey, USA. She studied acting at Bowling Green University, and did some work in radio and television before winning the Drama Critics Award for her stage role in A Trip to Bountiful (1953).

Saint at 35 in Hitchcock's
North by Northwest
Her first film role was in On the Waterfront (1954) with Marlon Brando, for which she won and Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Her best known films were in the early years of her career: A Hatful of Rain (1957) with Don Murray, North by Northwest (1959) with Cary Grant, and Exodus (1960) with Paul Newman. Other films include: That Certain Feeling (1956), Raintree County (1957), All Fall Down (1962), 36 Hours (1964), The Sandpiper (1965), The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966), Grand Prix (1966),The Stalking Moon (1969), Loving (1970), Cancel My Reservation (1972), and Nothing in Common (1986).

Because of the second-rate film roles that came her way in the 1970s, Saint returned to television and the stage in the 1980s. She has appeared in a number of made-for-TV movies, and won an Emmy in 1990 for the miniseries People Like Us.