Stapleton, Maureen, 1925–, American actress, b. Troy, N.Y. Stapleton's first major stage success was in The Rose Tattoo (1951). Best-known for intelligent character roles, she has appeared on Broadway in Orpheus Descending (1957), Toys in the Attic (1960), The Gingerbread Lady (1970), and The Country Girl (1973). Her films include A View from the Bridge (1962), Plaza Suite (1972), Reds (1982), Cocoon (1985), and Nuts (1988).
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