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Channing, Stockard (1944–)

Channing, Stockard (1944–)

American actress. Born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard, Feb 13, 1944, in New York, NY; attended Chapin and Madeira schools; Radcliffe College, BA in history and literature; m. Walter Channing, 1963 (div. 1967); m. Paul Schmidt, 1970 (div. 1976); m. David Debin, 1976 (div. 1980); m. David Rawle, 1980 (div. 1988).

Won a Tony award for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1985) and was acclaimed for performance in John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation (1990); films include The Fortune, The Big Bus, The Cheap Detective, Grease, The Fish That Save Pittsburgh, Without a Trace, Heartburn, Meet the Applegates, Married to It, Six Degrees of Separation, Moll Flanders, The First Wives Club, Edie & Pen, The Venice Project, Le Divorce and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar; on tv, starred in "The Stockard Channing Show" (1980) and began appearing as the first lady, Abbey Bartlet, on "The West Wing" (1999).

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