Glenn Close

related topics
{film, series, show}
{son, year, death}
{style, bgcolor, rowspan}
{school, student, university}
{government, party, election}
{woman, child, man}
{album, band, music}
{day, year, event}
{work, book, publish}

Glenn Close (born March 19, 1947) is an American actress and singer of stage and screen, known for her roles as a femme fatale (the scheming marchioness of Merteuil in Dangerous Liaisons (1988), and deranged stalker Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction (1987). She is also known for playing Cruella de Vil in 101 Dalmatians (1996), and its sequel 102 Dalmatians (2000). She has been more recently known for her Emmy winning role as Patty Hewes in the FX TV series Damages. She has been nominated five times for an Oscar, and has won three Tonys, an Obie, three Emmys, two Golden Globes, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.


Early life and family

Close was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, the daughter of Bettine (née Moore) and William Taliaferro Close,[1] a doctor who operated a clinic in the Belgian Congo and served as a personal physician to Congo/Zaire President Mobutu Sese Seko.[2] Her parents came from prominent families; her paternal grandfather, Edward Bennett Close, a stockbroker and director of the American Hospital Association,[3] was first married to Post Cereals' heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, making Glenn Close a relative of screenwriter/director Preston Sturges and actress Dina Merrill. Close is also a second-cousin once-removed of Brooke Shields. Shields's great-grandmother Mary Elsie Moore (wife of Don Marino Torlonia, 4th Prince di Civitella-Cesi) was Close's great-aunt, a sister of Close's maternal grandfather, Charles Arthur Moore.

Full article ▸

related documents
The Apartment
Max von Sydow
David Jason
Eve Arden
Shirley MacLaine
Blade Runner 3: Replicant Night
Jamie Lee Curtis
The Awful Truth
Eric Cartman
Dana Carvey
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
James Whale
Donald Sutherland
Jack Lemmon
Patrick Macnee
Kyle MacLachlan
Some Like It Hot
Hilary Swank
Otaku no Video
Alfonso Cuarón
Charlize Theron
Chris Sarandon
Graeme Garden
Leo McKern
Night Gallery
Warren Mitchell
Antonio Banderas
Sherlock, Jr.
Little Women