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Mercedes Ruehl is an Academy Award-winning American theater and film actress. On the stage, Ruehl won the 1985 Obie Award for her performance in “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” and twenty years later, an Obie for “Woman Before a Glass”. She also received a 1991 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for “Lost in Yonkers”.
Ruehl’s most acclaimed film role was in “The Fisher King”; her performance in the film earned her the 1992 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress as well as an American Comedy Award, a Boston Society of Film Critics Award, a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, and a Golden Globe. Earlier she had won the 1989 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Married to the Mob”.
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