won the very first Tony Award for performance for his Broadway turn
as Cyrano de Bergerac in 1946, and won the Oscar for the film version
4 years later.
He was also nominated for an Emmy for playing Cyrano on television
but lost that award to Lloyd Nolan playing Captain Queeg in the
TV production of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial. He was also
his performance as Cyano on The Philco Television Playhouse in 1951
(losing to Alan Young), although that nomination didn't specify
any single role.
Dunnock created the role of Linda Loman in
Death of a Salesman on the Broadway stage and received an
Oscar nomination for the 1951 film version and an Emmy Award
for the 1966 television version. The Tony for Outstanding Supporting
was won by Shirley Booth in Goodbye My Fancy in the year
debuted as Linda Loman, and in those early years of the award
the nominations were not made public. While it seems
unlikely that Dunnock wasn't one of the finalists for the Tony,
she was never officially declared a nominee.
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