Lee Remick (December 14, 1935 - July 2, 1991), was an American actress admired for her versatility and her great beauty. Among her best-known films are Anatomy of a Murder (1959) and Days of Wine and Roses (1962).
Remick was born in Quincy, Massachusetts to Frank Edwin Remick and Margaret Patricia Waldo. She studied acting at Barnard College and the Actors' Studio, making her Broadway debut in 1953 with "Be Your Age." Remick made her film debut in Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd (1957).
In 1962 she was nominated for an Oscar award for her performance as the alcoholic wife of Jack Lemmon in The Days of Wine and Roses. Remick received a Tony Award nomination in 1966 for her role as a blind woman terrorized by drug smugglers in "Wait Until Dark" (the character was played by Audrey Hepburn in the film version).
Remick died in 1991 at age 55 in Los Angeles, California of kidney cancer.
Her first husband was Bill Colleran, an American television producer, with whom she had a son and daughter. Her second husband was British film producer Kip Gowans. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6104 Hollywood Blvd.