Rita Gam

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Rita Gam

Gam in the trailer for King of Kings
Born(1927-04-02) April 2, 1927 (ageĀ 85)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupationactress
Years active1950-1997
Spouse(s)Sidney Lumet (m.1949-1954)
Thomas Guinzburg (m.1956-1963) 2 children
ChildrenKate Guinzburg (b. 1957)
 
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Rita Gam

Gam in the trailer for King of Kings
Born(1927-04-02) April 2, 1927 (ageĀ 85)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupationactress
Years active1950-1997
Spouse(s)Sidney Lumet (m.1949-1954)
Thomas Guinzburg (m.1956-1963) 2 children
ChildrenKate Guinzburg (b. 1957)

Rita Gam (born April 2, 1927) is an American film and television actress and documentary film maker. She was nominated for a Golden Globe and won the Silver Bear for Best Actress.

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Career

Her career began on Broadway and in television, after which she moved on to films, appearing first in the 1952 film noir The Thief, which starred Ray Milland. Another notable role was Herodias in 1961's King of Kings.

She shared the Silver Bear for Best Actress award with Viveca Lindfors at the 1962 Berlin Film Festival, for their performances in Tad Danielewski's No Exit.[1]

In 1963, Gam was a leading member of The Minnesota Theatre Company in the opening season of The Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, along with George Grizzard, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, and Zoe Caldwell.

Gam appeared in a few more American films before finding work in Europe. She returned to the U.S. to appear in small parts in films including Klute in 1971 before taking up documentary film making.

In 2003 she appeared in the rotating cast of the Off-Broadway staged reading of Wit & Wisdom.[2] In 2004, she appeared in one of a series of ads for the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Personal life

Gam's first husband was director Sidney Lumet - the marriage ended in divorce. In 1956, she married publisher Thomas Guinzburg. This union also ended in divorce.[3]

She was a bridesmaid at the wedding of her close friend Grace Kelly to Prince Rainier in Monaco.

She is of French and Romanian descent.[4]

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