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Summary Article: Dunaway, (Dorothy) Faye (1941– )
From The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

US film actor. One of the most popular actresses of the 1970s, Dunaway played neurotic, highly driven women with sex appeal, often combining the attractions of power and mystique. She received Academy Award nominations for her roles in Bonnie and Clyde (1967), in which she played opposite Warren Beatty; the neo-noir Chinatown (1974); and Sidney Lumet's satirical Network (1976), for which she finally won the Award.

Her other films include The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), Little Big Man (1970), Three Days of the Condor (1975), Mommie Dearest (1981), Barfly (1987), The Handmaid's Tale (1990), and Don Juan DeMarco (1995), in which she and Marlon Brando play an ageing and endearing couple. She has won Golden Globes for roles in the television dramas Ellis Island (1984) and Gia (1998).

She was born in Bascom, Florida.


Dunaway, (Dorothy) Faye

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