Lee Strasberg

Angelica Page's 'Turning Page' a beguiling, uncanny tribute

Angelica Page's 'Turning Page' a beguiling, uncanny tribute

Before announcing the winner for lead actress at the 1986 Academy Awards, F. Murray Abraham, elated that the recipient was his stage friend Geraldine Page, exclaimed, "I consider this woman the greatest actress in the English language."

This wasn't simply congratulatory rhetoric. Page, who had been previously nominated seven times by the academy before winning on her eighth try for her performance in the "The Trip to Bountiful," was the consummate actor's actor.

With her refreshing bag-lady style, emotional delicacy and curveball comedy, she had a habit of stealing whatever film she was in, no matter how minor the part. But her chief contribution was in the...

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