Swoosie is the only child of author Margo and Frank Kurtz. As her father was a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, she moved often during her school years, living in eight different states. At the University of Southern California she majored in drama; later she attended the London Academy of Music an...
Born on September 06, 1944
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Height 1.63m / 5' 4"
Swoosie is the only child of author Margo and Frank Kurtz. As her father was a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, she moved often during her school years, living in eight different states. At the University of Southern California she majored in drama; later she attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, collected Broadway's "triple crown" (the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards) for her portrayal of Gwen in Lanford Wilson's "The Fifth of July". Since then she has appeared in many TV shows and movies, and received several Emmy and Golden Globe nominations and an Emmy for her guest-starring performance on Carol Burnett's comedy series Carol & Company (1990).Read More
Her name "Swoosie" is derived from "Swoose" - half swan, half goose - which was the name of the B-17D bomber that her father piloted in World War II. This same aircraft (USAAC 40-3097) once carried future-president Lyndon Johnson back to Australia from Port Moresby, New Guinea, after he rode as a Navy observer on a B-26 raid on Lae. It is now owned by the National Air and Space Museum in Washington.
appearing in "Heartbreak House" for the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City. [November 2006]
Is a registered Democrat.
Nominated for the 2007 Tony Award (New York City) for Actress in a Drama for "Heartbreak House".
She was nominated for a 1975 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actress in a Principal Role for her performance in "The Philanthropist", at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
Played Terry O'Quinn's mother in the Lost (2004) episode, Lost: Deus Ex Machina (2005), being just 8 years older than him.
Appeared both in Dangerous Liaisons (1988), and a remake, Cruel Intentions (1999), in different roles.
Has twice won Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play): in 1981 for "The Fifth of July" and in 1986 for "The House of Blue Leaves." She was also nominated two other times: in 1978 as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for "Tartuffe," and in 2004 as Best Actress (Play) for "Frozen."
May 28, 1991: Starred in the first production of Terrence McNally's play "Lips Together, Teeth Apart" with Nathan Lane, Christine Baranski and Anthony Heald.
In 1962, Swoosie and her father both appeared on the game show To Tell the Truth (1956). Col. Kurtz was the contestant, and 18-year-old Swoosie came out at the end of the game to identify her father by handing him his uniform jacket.
[on her name] "Change it to what - Tiffany? It's been an advantage. It's unforgettable. I'm the only one."
I try to tell myself I'm not schizophrenic. But when I'm not acting, I'm not alive. Everyday is just not heightened enough for me. I'm more focused, more interesting when I'm working.
|As the World Turns||EllieBradley(1971)(unknownepisodes)|
|To Tell the Truth||Herself(1episode,1962)|
|The Donna Reed Show||Mimi(1episode,1962)|
|Late Night with David Letterman||Herself/...(4episodes,1982-1992)|
|The World According to Garp||TheHooker|
|A Caribbean Mystery||RuthWalter|
|Against All Odds||Edie|
|Bright Lights, Big City||Megan|
|Carol & Company||Laurie(1episode,1990)|
|A Shock to the System||LeslieMarshall|
|Stanley & Iris||Sharon|
|Terror on Track 9||MarciaHobbs|
|And the Band Played On||Mrs.Johnstone|
|The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom||MarlaHarper|
|The Magic School Bus||DorothyAnn'sMom/...(1episode,1995)|
|Touched by an Angel||LibbyGlaser(1episode,1997)|
|The Outer Limits||JusticeKendallWoods(2episodes,2000)|
|Betrayed: A Story of Three Women||JoanBixler|
|The Rosie O'Donnell Show||Herself(1episode,1996)|
|A Promise to Carolyn||Kay|
|Little Girls in Pretty Boxes||AllisonBryant|
|The Wild Thornberrys||MichelleNaidell(1episode,2003)|
|Walking the Dog|
|Get Over It||BeverlyLanders|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||JudgeHildaMarsden(1episode,2009)|
|Love & Money||EffieConklin(13episodes,1999-2000)|
|The Fighting Fitzgeralds||(1episode,2001)|
|The 35th Annual Tony Awards||Herself-Winner:BestFeaturedActressinaPlay|
|The 41st Annual Tony Awards||Herself-Presenter:BestFeaturedActessinaPlay|
|The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards||Herself-Nominated:OutstandingGuestActressinaDramaSeries|
|The 48th Annual Tony Awards||Herself-Presenter:BestRevivalofaPlay|
|The 32nd Annual Tony Awards||Herself-Nominee:BestFeaturedActressinaPlay|
|The More You Know||Herself|
|The 58th Annual Tony Awards||Herself-Presenter:RegionalTheatreAward&Nominee:BestLeadingActressinaPlay|
|The 53rd Annual Tony Awards||Herself-Presenter:BestFeaturedActressinaMusical|
|The 40th Annual Tony Awards||Herself-Winner:BestFeaturedActressinaPlay|
|The 43rd Annual Tony Awards||Herself-Presenter:BestDirectionofaPlay|
|Nadine in Date Land||Mrs.M|
|The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards||Herself-Winner:OutstandingGuestActressinComedySeries&Nominee:OutstandingSupportingActressinMiniseriesorSpecial|
|The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards||Herself-Nominee:OutstandingLeadActressinaDramaSeries|
|1st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards|
|Category 7: The End of the World||PennyHall|
|How to Get an Ed in Business||SwoosieKurtz|
|All the King's Horses||MadeleineSullivan|
|Christmas Is Ruined||MadeleineSullivan|
|Lipstick on Your Panties||MadeleineSullivan(uncredited)|
|Maps Don't Talk||MadeleineSullivan|
|Deus Ex Machina||EmilyLocke|
|Some Tuesday in July||AlexReedHalsey|
|Taking a Gamble||AlexReedBarker|
|The Best Intentions||AlexReed|
|The Truth Hurts... Bad||VictoriaVanKleek|
|A Path Through the Snow||AlexReed|
|Failure Is Not a Factory-installed Option||MarylinThacker(voice)|
|The 16th Annual CableACE Awards||Herself-Presenter|
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