An appreciation of Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway -
Dorothy Faye Dunaway was born in Bascom, Florida, on January 14, 1941. Her career began on the Broadway stage in the 1960s.

'The Happening' (1967) -
Faye Dunaway made her film debut aged 26 in 'The Happening,' a crime comedy starring Anthony Quinn.

'Hurry Sundown' (1967) -
Dunaway won the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles for her performance in this drama, her second movie. 

BAFTA win -
For her portrayal of Bonnie Parker, Dunaway was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. 

'A Place for Lovers' (1968) -
Italian film director Vittorio De Sica made 'A Place for Lovers,' which brought together Dunaway and Marcello Mastroianni.

'Puzzle of a Downfall Child' (1970) - Her next film, 'Puzzle of a Downfall Child,' was directed by Jerry Schatzberg, the man she left for Mastroianni.

Stage and television -
The early 1970s saw Dunaway juggle screen acting with appearances on the stage, which she found more challenging than film. 

'Chinatown' (1974) -
Jane Fonda was originally slated to play Evelyn Cross Mulwray in Roman Polanski's seminal neo-noir mystery 'Chinatown.'

Marriage to Peter Wolf -
In 1974, Dunaway met and married Peter Wolf, the lead singer of the rock group The J. Geils Band. 

"Cruelly funny" -
The film stars Peter Finch as news anchor Howard Beale, who threatens to kill himself live on air after facing the axe due to low ratings. 

Oscar win -
Faye Dunaway with her Best Actress Oscar at the 49th Academy Awards. She also won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA nomination for her effort.

Marriage to Terry O'Neill -
Dunaway married British celebrity photographer Terry O'Neill, her second husband, in 1983. 

Primetime Emmy Award -
The following year the actress won her first and to date only Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for 'Columbo.'

Still working -
Faye Dunaway recently appeared in 2019's 'Tea at Five,' in which she portrays Katharine Hepburn.

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