Glenn Close (born March 19, 1947) is an American actress, singer and producer….who is the recipient of numerous accolades including three Tony Awards….three Golden Globe Awards….three Primetime Emmy Awards….and two Screen Actors Guild Awards….and as a seven-time Academy Award nominee…. she has more nominations without a win than any other living actor….while holding the record for being the actress with the most nominations without winning.
She began her professional career on stage in 1974 with Love for Love….who was mostly a New York stage actress until the early 1980’s…..wherein her work included Broadway productions of Barnum in 1980 and The Real Thing in 1983….for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Her film debut came in The World According to Garp in 1982….which was followed by supporting roles in the films The Big Chill in 1983 and The Natural in 1984….wherein all three earned her nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Close went on to establish herself with lead roles in Fatal Attraction in 1987 and Dangerous Liaisons in 1988….both of which earned her nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Close won two more Tony Awards for Death and the Maiden in 1992 and Sunset Boulevard in 1995….then she won her first Primetime Emmy Award for the 1995 television drama film Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story…as she continued a successful career in Hollywood with starring roles in Reversal of Fortune (1990), 101 Dalmatians (1996), and Air Force One (1997). Further television work came for Close in the 2000’s with her portrayal of Eleanor of Aquitaine in the 2003 television film The Lion in Winter….while earning her a Golden Globe Award. From 2007 to 2012, Close starred as Patty Hewes in the drama series Damages ….which won her a Golden Globe Award and two more Primetime Emmy Awards. She returned to the Broadway stage in a 2014 revival of A Delicate Balance….and during this period, she also received two Academy Award nominations for Albert Nobbs (2011) and The Wife (2017), and also won a third Golden Globe for the latter. In 2016,
Close was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame….but in this video seen herewith….she sings The Star Spangled Banner before the first pitch of Game 1 of the 1986 MLB World Series featuring the New York Mets verses the Boston Red Sox.