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  Telegraph | News | Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen had enjoyed a reputation as one of America's leading actresses since the 1930s, when she first acted with the legendary Lunts - Alfred Lunt and Lynne Fontanne - as Nina in The Seagull.
Uta Hagen's marriage ended after 10 years, and in 1951 she married the actor, director and teacher Herbert Berghof, whose New York Studio school of acting, widely known as the HB, she had opened with him in 1947.
Uta Hagen received a Tony Award for lifetime achievement in 1999, and was awarded the National Medal of the Arts in 2002.
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 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Obituaries / Uta Hagen; for half century, leading force, teacher of stage
Hagen's versatility extended from such modern playwrights as Albee, Clifford Odets, and Tennessee Williams to the classics, where she was at home with the works of William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, and Anton Chekhov.
Hagen also was a dedicated teacher, writing two revered acting books and mentoring generations of aspiring actors at HB Studio, the school named after her late husband, Herbert Berghof.
Hagen received a third Tony Award, one for lifetime achievement, in 1999 and was awarded the National Medal of the Arts in 2002.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2004/01/16/uta_hagen_for_half_century_leading_force_teacher_of_stage   (754 words)

  
 Zap2it.com - Movie news - Dramatic Actress Uta Hagen Dies at 84   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Hagen had appeared in various film roles including 1978's "The Boys from Brazil" and 1990's "Reversal of Fortune" opposite Jeremy Irons, but she first made a name for herself as a star of the stage.
Uta Thyra Hagen was born in 1919 in Germany, but was raised in Madison, Wisconsin where she grew up immersed in literature and the arts.
Hagen met Jose Ferrer, who she married but divorced a decade later, while working with him on "The Latitude of Love." Later, she played Desdemona opposite Ferrer's Iago in the Broadway run of "Othello" starring Paul Robeson as the title character.
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 village voice > news > Uta Hagen, 1919-2004 by
Hagen strenuously disagreed, saying that there was a natural break in the middle of the play, that an intermission would give the audience and the characters a needed sense of time passing, and that she had no intention of going an hour and a half without a cigarette.
Uta was great because she was everything—theatrical and practical, quick-witted and methodical, vulnerable and resilient.
Uta replied, "They don't come to see you relaxed; they come to see you in danger." And she taught us all how to be in danger.
www.villagevoice.com /news/0404,mcnulty,50564,1.html   (5859 words)

  
 Uta Hagen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Uta lived so completely in the present that, in the few brief times I spent with her, it never occurred to me to ask her about her illustrious past.
Uta Hagen was my acting teacher for several years when I first moved to New York in the mid '70s.
Hagen was his guest because the bartender was her pupil, as were the hatcheck girl and several of the waiters and waitresses.
www.hbstudio.org /uta.htm   (2048 words)

  
 Uta Hagen, 'Virginia Woolf' star on Broadway, dies at 84
Hagen died Wednesday at her Manhattan home, said Barnetta Carter, managing director of the HB Studio, an acting school the actress helped found.
Hagen also was a dedicated acting teacher, writing the well-regarded 1991 textbook A Challenge for the Actor and operating the HB Studio for decades with her husband, Herbert Berghof.
Hagen appeared with her husband, Jose Ferrer, on Broadway in ''Othello,'' with Paul Robeson as the title character, Ferrer as Iago and Ms.
www.suntimes.com /output/obituaries/cst-ftr-xhage16.html   (430 words)

  
 Playbill News: Uta Hagen, Legendary Stage Actress and Teacher, Dead at 84
The legendary theatre actress Uta Hagen, who was one of the American acting giants of the 20th century, died Jan. 14 at her Manhattan home, the New York Times reports.
Hagen was regarded as one of the fiercest and most commanding female presences ever to grace the American stage.
Hagen was married to actor José Ferrer from 1938 to 1948.
www.playbill.com /news/article/83806.html   (1202 words)

  
 [Deathwatch] Uta Hagen, actress, 84   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Uta Hagen, Award-Winning Stage Actress, Dead at 84 Thu Jan 15 By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Award-winning stage actress and acting teacher Uta Hagen, who originated the role of acid-tongued Martha in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" on Broadway, died on Wednesday at her Manhattan home.
Born in Goettingen, Germany, and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, Hagen was celebrated for her work in classical and modern plays ranging from Shakespeare and Chekhov to Edward Albee, Tennessee Williams and Clifford Odets.
Hagen died after a long illness, according to Barnetta Carter, managing director of HB Studios, which the actress founded in the 1950s with her late husband, Herbert Berghof.
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 Acting Great Uta Hagen Dies - Jan 15, 2004 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Uta Hagen, who, with late husband Herbert Berghof, built one of the most influential acting schools, died Wednesday in New York.
Hagen suffered a stroke in 2001, but continued to put in appearances at her professional home, HB Studio, which she began teaching at in 1947.
Hagen's screen credits were less starry--a part here (playing Sunny Von Bulow's maid in Reversal of Fortune), a part there (guesting on a 1999 episode of Oz).
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,13284,00.html   (493 words)

  
 Actress Uta Hagen dies at 84; was Martha in `Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Hagen, who had been in poor health since suffering a stroke in 2001, died Wednesday at her Manhattan home, said Barnetta Carter, managing director of the HB Studio, a school the actress helped found.
Hagen's versatility extended not only to such modern playwrights as Albee, Clifford Odets and Tennessee Williams but to the classics, where she was at home with the works of Shakespeare, Shaw, Chekhov and more.
Hagen met her first husband, Jose Ferrer, while acting opposite him in "The Latitude of Love" in Ridgefield, Conn. She later appeared with him on Broadway in a memorable "Othello," with Paul Robeson as the title character, Ferrer as Iago and Hagen as Desdemona.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2004/01/15/obituary0946EST0513.DTL&type=printable   (858 words)

  
 Respect for Acting
For those unable to avail themselves of her personal tutelage, her book is the best substitute." —Publishers Weekly "Uta Hagen's Respect for Acting is not only pitched on a high artistic level but it is full of homely, practical information by a superb craftswoman.
Uta Hagen has an excellent writing method, and "Respect for Acting" is understandable and effortless to read.
In her introduction to "Respect for Acting", actress and teacher Uta Hagen talks about a time when she herself had no respect for the art of acting.
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 Theater News - Theater News: Uta Hagen, Legendary Actress and Teacher, Dies at 84 -
Hagen co-starred with David Hyde Pierce in the two-character play; plans for the production to move to Broadway with its stars intact were scuttled when Hagen suffered a stroke.
Hagen and her second husband, Herbert Berghof (who died in 1990), ran the Herbert Berghof Studio, dedicated to professional training of actors of all ages.
Uta Hagen is survived by her daughter, Letitia Ferrer, a granddaughter, and a great-granddaughter.
www.theatermania.com /content/news.cfm?int_news_id=4283   (739 words)

  
 Uta Hagen's Acting Class (video)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Hagen’s exploration with the students of scenes they’ve prepared as well as all ten of her celebrated acting exercises.
Hagen’s observations of human behavior, her onstage demonstrations of acting technique and the wonderful anecdotes from her rich and long career come to life.
UTA HAGEN is the recipent of the 2002 National Medal of the Arts and has received the Tony and Drama Critics Award for her performances in Odets’ The Country Girl and Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
www.hbstudio.org /utavideo.html   (261 words)

  
 CNN.com - Uta Hagen dies at 84 - Jan. 15, 2004
Hagen's family immersed her in the arts from a young age.
Hagen taught at HB Studio, a performing arts training school, from 1947 until her health began failing.
In addition to her daughter, Hagen is survived by a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.
www.cnn.com /2004/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/15/obit.hagen.ap   (904 words)

  
 Playbill News: Uta Hagen Remembered as Inspiration and Role Model at New York Memorial
"Uta said she had not wanted a memorial," said Carden in his opening remarks, "and I know from experience that when you set out to do something Uta didn't want, it could be pretty tough.
The afternoon event was replete with similar affectionate and humorous tales of Hagen's legendary tenacity and take-no-prisoners approach to her profession and life in general.
Talking of Hagen's influential books "Respect for Acting" and "Challenge for the Actor," Pendleton said, to general laughter, "I always had this theory that Uta was afraid that she was in danger of becoming a 19th century actress, just tearing around the stage.
www.playbill.com /news/article/85186.html   (1047 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Actress Uta Hagen, Broadway star of '60s, dies at 84   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Uta Hagen in 1999, when she received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tony Awards ceremony.
Hagen also was a dedicated acting teacher, running HB Studios with her husband, Herbert Berghof, who died in 1990.
Hagen met her first husband, Jose Ferrer, while acting opposite him in The Latitude of Love in Ridgefield, Conn. She later appeared with him on Broadway in Othello, with Paul Robeson as the title character, Ferrer as Iago and Hagen as Desdemona.
www.usatoday.com /life/theater/2004-01-15-hagen-obit_x.htm   (461 words)

  
 Uta Hagen Dies at Age 84 - German Culture
Uta Hagen, a German actress who achieved fame in her role in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, died on Wednesday.
Uta was born on June 12, 1919 in Gottingen, Germany.
Uta was best known for playing Martha in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in the 60s on Broadway.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art16340.asp   (184 words)

  
 WashingtonPost.com: Uta Hagen, Rising Above the Lines
A legend is playing a legend when Uta Hagen appears in the title role of "Mrs.
Hagen negotiates Klein's journey of loss with extraordinary, almost clinical perfection: Every sigh, every outburst, every gesture is in the absolutely correct place.
You could subtitle this evening "Master Class" as Hagen, as renowned a teacher as she is an actress, demonstrates the skills honed over a lifetime.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/local/longterm/theater/reviews/mrsklein.htm   (493 words)

  
 Blog of Death: Uta Hagen
Hagen made her professional debut as Ophelia in the 1937 production of "Hamlet" in Dennis, Mass.
Although she was dedicated to teaching aspiring actors, Hagen still obeyed the siren song of the stage.
Hagen was honored with a third Tony in 1999 for lifetime achievement.
www.blogofdeath.com /archives/000673.html   (869 words)

  
 WIC Biography - Uta Hagen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Uta Hagen made her professional debut in 1937 at the age of eighteen as Ophelia in an Eva Le Galliene Hamlet in Dennis, Massachusetts.
Since her husband's death three years ago, Hagen has taken over the chairmanship of HB Studio and the theatre of the HB Playwrights Foundation.
Uta Hagen has brought beauty, drama and dreams to the world, leaving her extraordinary legacy every step of the way.
www.wic.org /bio/hagen.htm   (441 words)

  
 Theater News - Theater News: Uta Hagen in Fall From Stage -
The actress Uta Hagen fell from the stage of the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles last night during a preview performance of the play Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks by Richard Alfieri, co-starring David Hyde-Pierce.
Hagen expressed her desire to continue with the show....but management of the Geffen Playhouse decided to take precautionary measures and have Ms.
One of the American theater's most highly respected actresses and acting teachers, Hagen made her professional debut in 1937 at the age of 18 in the Eva Le Gallienne Hamlet in Dennis, Massachusetts.
www.theatermania.com /content/news.cfm?int_news_id=1559   (423 words)

  
 Hagen, Uta Thyra --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
The side-blotched lizard, or ground uta (Uta stansburiana), is found as far north as Washington state.
Uta species range in length from 10 to 27 cm (4 to 11 inches).
Hagen treacherously murdered Kreimhild's husband, Siegfried, and concealed the Nibelung treasure hoard that belonged to Siegfried.
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 UW professor remembers Uta Hagen (Jan 15, 2004)
The death of renowned stage actress Uta Hagen, who studied at the University of Wisconsin and received an honorary degree from UW-Madison in 2000, leaves a tremendous void in the theatrical world, according to a UW-Madison professor who knew Hagen.
Hagen had been ailing since suffering a stroke in 2001.
The daughter of Oskar Hagen, founder of the UW Department of Art History, she made her stage debut in Madison, in the Bascom Hall Theatre on campus in 1935.
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 Actress Uta Hagen dies at 84 - MORE MOVIE NEWS AND FEATURES - MSNBC.com
Actress Uta Hagen enjoys a domestic moment with her husband, actor Jose Ferrer, and their three-year-old daughter Leticia, in their New York apartment in October 1943.
Hagen also was a dedicated acting teacher, writing a well-regarded acting textbook and operating the HB Studio for decades with her husband, Herbert Berghof.
The family moved to Wisconsin when she was 7 after her father took a job heading the art history department at the University of Wisconsin.
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 Sheet Music Plus - Uta Hagen's Acting Class: The Dvds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Hagen and the actors and audience puts the viewer right in the room.
Hagen herself states, When I believe that there is a human being in action up there, in that moment, alive - right there - then I get spellbound.
Uta Hagen has received the Tony and Drama Critics Awards for her roles in Odets' The Country Girl and Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
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 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Obituaries / Uta Hagen; for half century, leading force, teacher of stage
In London, where he is overseeing rehearsals of his play "The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?," Albee issued a statement.
Among her other roles: Desdemona, opposite Paul Robeson's Othello; Georgie in Odets's "The Country Girl," winning her first best-actress Tony in 1951; and Blanche DuBois in Williams's "A Streetcar Named Desire," playing opposite Marlon Brando after Jessica Tandy left the show.
She made her professional debut at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis in 1937, playing Ophelia for Eva LeGallienne's company production of "Hamlet." Her first Broadway production was "The Seagull" in 1938 with Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2004/01/16/uta_hagen_for_half_century_leading_force_teacher_of_stage?mode=PF   (770 words)

  
 Stage Legend Uta Hagen Dead at Age 84, Broadway.com Buzz
Hagen was born in Gottigen, Germany on June 12, 1919.
In the mid-1940s Hagen started teaching the acting craft and become one of the leaders in her field.
Hagen last appeared on the stage in the world premiere of Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks at the Geffen Playhouse in June 2001 opposite David Hyde Pierce.
www.broadway.com /gen/Buzz_Story.aspx?CI=33457   (531 words)

  
 International Herald Tribune: Uta Hagen, 84, wide-ranging Broadway actress and teacher OBITUARY@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Uta Hagen, 84, wide-ranging Broadway actress and teacher OBITUARY
Uta Hagen, the formidable and wide-ranging stage actress who electrified audiences with her Tony Award-winning performance as the ferocious, tart-tongued Martha in the original Broadway production of Edward Albee's ''Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'' in 1962, died Wednesday at her home in Manhattan, said her daughter, Leticia Ferrer.
Over seven decades, Hagen acted in Shakespeare, Chekhov and Shaw as well as in plays by Albee and Tennessee Williams.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:89508089&refid=holomed_1   (200 words)

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