Shirley Knight

Shirley Knight

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: July 05, 1936
Date of Passing: April 22, 2020
Birthplace: Goessel, Kansas
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Shirley Knight was an American actress.

With over 180 acting credits to her name, Knight was nominated eight times for Emmy Awards, winning three. In 1996, she received the Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special for Indictment: The McMartin Trial.

Her television appearances include: The Eleventh Hour, The Outer Limits, The Reporter, The Fugitive, The Invaders, Murder, She Wrote, Thirtysomething, Law & Order, L.A. Law, Maggie Winters, ER, Ally McBeal, House M.D., Desperate Housewives, and many others.

Shirley Knight was an American actress.

With over 180 acting credits to her name, Knight was nominated eight times for Emmy Awards, winning three. In 1996, she received the Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special for Indictment: The McMartin Trial.

Her television appearances include: The Eleventh Hour, The Outer Limits, The Reporter, The Fugitive, The Invaders, Murder, She Wrote, Thirtysomething, Law & Order, L.A. Law, Maggie Winters, ER, Ally McBeal, House M.D., Desperate Housewives, and many others.

Knight also appeared in numerous films including The Rain People (1969), Endless Love (1981), As Good as It Gets (1997), Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002), and Grandma's Boy (2006). She was twice nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Knight died April 22, 2020, in San Marcos, Texas. She was 83.

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Awards & Nominations

8 Nominations | 3 Emmys
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2006
  • Nominee
  • Shirley Knight, as Phyllis Van de Kamp
  • Desperate Housewives
  • ABC
  • A Space Floor TV and Kudos Production in association with 20th Century Fox and ABC Studios
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series - 1995
  • Winner
  • Shirley Knight, as Agnes Cantwell
  • NYPD Blue
  • ABC
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 1992
  • Nominee
  • Shirley Knight, as Melanie Currants
  • Law & Order
  • NBC
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series - 1990
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series - 1989
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