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DIED. UTA HAGEN, 84, German-born American stage actress and acting teacher who originated the role of the savage and self-deluding Martha in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; in New York City. After moving to the U.S. in 1926, Hagen's first professional role was as a teenage Ophelia, and five years later she played Desdemona in Paul Robeson's 1942 Othello. She won a Tony Award in 1951 for her performance as the wife of an alcoholic husband in The Country Girl. Asked what it took to play the venomous Martha, a role that in 1962 won her a second Tony,...

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