Birth Name: Irene Worth
Birth Place: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Worth also worked with noted avant-garde director Peter Brook, starring in the famed 1962 production of "King Lear" which opened the New York State Theater two years later. She also appeared in his experimental "Oedipus" opposite John Gielgud in 1968 and toured Iran with "Orghast," Brook's attempt to develop an international language of the theater. In 1965, Worth won the first of three Tony Awards for her commanding performance as the mysterious Miss Alice in Edward Albee's metaphysical drama, "Tiny Alice."Worth re-settled in the US in 1975, when she played opposite Christopher Walken in the Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth", which brought her a second Tony. She ...