1. Glenn Close has six Academy Award nominations, and is creating major Oscar buzz for her 2018 performance in 'The Wife.
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3. Glenn Close will be honored for her more than 40-year career, which includes six Oscar nominations, 14 Emmy nominations, and 13 Golden Globe nominations.
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6. On June 16, 2016, Glenn Close donated $75,000 to the Mental-Health Association of Central Florida in order to fund counselling and other assistance to victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.
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7. In 2013 Glenn Close went to the White House to urge passage of the Excellence in Mental-Health Act that was written to expand treatment for the mentally ill and to provide access to mental-health services.
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8. Glenn Close had director and friend Ron Howard direct the foundation's first PSA.
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11. Glenn Close is a trustee of The Wildlife Conservation Society and volunteers at Fountain House in New York City, a facility dedicated to the recovery of men and women who suffer with mental illness.
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15. Glenn Close voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election and attended his inauguration.
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18. In February 2006, Glenn Close married executive and venture capitalist David Evans Shaw in Maine.
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23. In 2016, Glenn Close was inducted into The Theater Hall of Fame for her work on stage.
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26. In 2008, Glenn Close performed at Carnegie Hall, narrating the violin concerto The Runaway Bunny, a concerto for reader, violin and orchestra, composed and conducted by Glen Roven.
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30. Glenn Close kept in contact with her co-star Rose Byrne, and the two have become great friends.
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34. Glenn Close has provided the voice of Mona Simpson, from The Simpsons, since 1995.
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37. That same year, Glenn Close starred in an adaptation of novelist Meg Wolitzer's The Wife, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and garnered her critical acclaim.
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41. Glenn Close was asked about the fact of not having an Oscar during the film's awards campaign, for which she answered: "And I remember being astounded that I met some people who were really kind of almost hyper-ventilating as to whether they were going to win or not, and I have never understood that.
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42. Glenn Close expressed that it became more important for her to make this film to stimulate conversations about transgender issues, "There came a point where I asked, 'Am I willing to live the rest of my life having given up on this?' And I said, 'No I won't.
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43. In 2007, Glenn Close joined friend and previous co-star Meryl Streep in the ensemble drama Evening.
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45. In 1999, Glenn Close provided the voice of Kala in Disney's animated film Tarzan.
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46. Glenn Close appeared in the newsroom comedy-drama The Paper, directed by her good friend Ron Howard.
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48. In 1992, Glenn Close starred in Meeting Venus for which she received critical acclaim and won Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival.
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50. In 1990 Glenn Close went on to play the role of Sunny von Bulow opposite Jeremy Irons in Reversal of Fortune to critical acclaim.
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55. In 1985 Glenn Close starred in the legal thriller Jagged Edge, opposite Jeff Bridges.
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57. In 1984 Glenn Close was given a part in Robert Redford's baseball drama The Natural, and although it was a small supporting role she earned a third consecutive Oscar nomination.
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58. Glenn Close became the third actor to receive a Tony, Emmy, and Oscar nomination all in the same calendar year after the release of The Big Chill.
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60. Glenn Close traveled for several years in the mid-to-late 1960s with an MRA singing group called Up With People and attended Rosemary Hall, graduating in 1965.
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63. Glenn Close has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.
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