Jane Alexander

Alexander in 2008 Jane Alexander (née Quigley; born October 28, 1939) is an American-Canadian actress and author. She is the recipient of two Primetime Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, and nominations for four Academy Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. From 1993 to 1997, Alexander served as the chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Alexander won the 1969 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in the Broadway production of ''The Great White Hope''. Other Broadway credits include ''6 Rms Riv Vu'' (1972), ''The Night of the Iguana'' (1988), ''The Sisters Rosensweig'' (1993) and ''Honour'' (1998). She has received a total of eight Tony Award nominations and was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1994.

Her film breakthrough came with the romantic drama ''The Great White Hope'' (1970), which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her subsequent Oscar nominations were for her roles in ''All the President's Men'' (1976), ''Kramer vs. Kramer'' (1979), and ''Testament'' (1983). An eight-time Emmy nominee, she received her first nomination for playing Eleanor Roosevelt in ''Eleanor and Franklin'' (1976), a role that required her to age from 18 to 60. She has won two Primetime Emmy Awards for ''Playing for Time'' (1980) and ''Warm Springs'' (2005). Provided by Wikipedia