Uta Thyra Hagen (12 June 1919 – 14 January 2004) was a German-born American actress and drama teacher. She originated the role of Martha in the 1963 Broadway premiere of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee (who called her "a profoundly truthful actress"). Hagen was on the Hollywood blacklist, in part because of her association with Paul Robeson, and this curtailed film ... more »
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''More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic.''Uta Hagen (b. 1919), U.S. actor. Respect for Acting, pt. 1, introduction (1973).