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Lois Smith (1930)

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Lois Smith is an American actress whose career in theater, film, and television has spanned five decades.

Smith was born as Lois Arlene Humbert in Topeka, Kansas, the daughter of Carrie Davis (née Gottshalk) and William Oren Humbert, who was a telephone company employee. She is a graduate of the University of Washington.

After two TV appearances, Smith made her film debut in East of Eden . Other film credits include Five Easy Pieces, Up the Sandbox, Four Friends, Fatal Attraction, Fried Green Tomatoes, How to Make an American Quilt, Hard Promises, Dead Man Walking, Twister, Minority Report, Tumbleweeds, and Hollywoodland

She has been active in television, appearing in early anthology series , soap operas , prime-time dramas (The Defenders, Dr. Kildare, Route 66, thirtysomething, The Practice, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, ER, Grey's Anatomy, Cold Case and True Blood), and sitcoms (Just Shoot Me! and Frasier).

Smith made her Broadway debut in the 1952 comedy Time Out for Ginger. A member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, she appeared as "Ma Joad" in their production of The Grapes of Wrath in Chicago, La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, and London before bringing it to New York City, where her performance earned her a Tony Award nomination.

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She was married to Wesley Dale Smith, a teacher, from November 5, 1948 until their divorce in 1970); they have one daughter.

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