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Maggie McNamara

Maggie McNamara (June 18, 1928 - February 18, 1978) was an American actress. Born in New York City, she began her acting career on the stage. She starred in the national company of The Moon Is Blue for eightteen months, before debuting on Broadway in The King of Friday's Men. She went to Hollywood when Otto Preminger cast her in the lead of his film version of The Moon is Blue, and she garnered a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

McNamara's second film role was in Three Coins in the Fountain. But she only made two more films, and, at at the time of her death, from an overdose of sleeping pills, she was supporting herself as a typist.



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