American actress Shirley Knight died at the age of 83 “from natural causes,” writes the Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Shirley Knight was born in 1936 in Kansas. She debuted in the series in 1955, and five years later was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the film “The Dark at the Top of the Stairs” (1960). Her second nomination was for the film “Sweet Bird of Youth” (1962).
In the 1960s, knight almost stopped acting in Hollywood and became a Broadway star. In 1976, she was awarded a Tony award for her production of the Kennedy Children. In the late 1980s, she again became active in films and television, but still preferred the latter.
She won three Emmy awards (as a best guest actress in a drama television series, and best drama actress in a miniseries).
In 1997, she starred in the Oscar-winning film “As Good as It Gets” (1997), in the noughties she played in the series “Desperate Housewives,” “House M.D.” and “ER.”