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Winde, Bea, 1987 February 17

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Actress Bea Winde lectured on 2/17/1987 (2015-0002/RR300). Also credited as Beatrice Winde, Winde was an actor who appeared in plays, musicals, TV shows, and movies in a career that spanned over 30 years. Her most notable film roles have been in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), Lone Star (1996), and The Hurricane (1999). In 1972 Winde was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress in her Broadway debut in the musical "Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death". Winde went on to win several other acting awards for her performances on stage and performed with numerous other theatre companies. Originally a voice student, Winde graduated from the Chicago Music Conservatory and briefly continued to study music at the Yale School of Music and Julliard before turning to acting.

RR 300 Ms. Winde's presentation consists of readings of poetry and scenes interspersed with discussions about the readings.


  • 1987 February 17

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Biographical / Historical

Beatrice Winde (born Beatrice Lucille Williams) was born on 5 January 1924 in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from the Chicago Music Conservatory as a voice student and continued her voice studies briefly at the Yale University School of Music and at Juilliard. An actress with a lengthy list of credits, Winde appeared on Broadway in the 1971 Melvin Van Peebles musical Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death, which won her the Theatre World Award and a Tony Award nomination. Winde's screen appearances include Oliver's Story and Jefferson in Paris and multiple television credits including The Sopranos and Law & Order.

Ms. Winde died at her home on 3 January 2004, two days before her 80th birthday.

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1 Reels (Magnetic tape audio recording ) : RR 300 1 reel, 1:02:35; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester.

Language of Materials

From the Series: English

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