Geraldine Sue Page (November 22, 1924 – June 13, 1987) was an American film, television and stage actress. An eight-time Academy Award nominee, she was nominated for Hondo (1953), Summer and Smoke (1961), Sweet Bird of Youth (1962), You're a Big Boy Now (1966), Pete 'n' Tillie (1972), Interiors (1978) and The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), before winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Carrie Watts in The Trip to Bountiful (1985).
Page made her Broadway debut in 1953 and went on to receive Tony Award nominations for Sweet Bird of Youth (1959–60), Absurd Person Singular (1974–75), Agnes of God (1982) and Blithe Spirit (1987). She won Golden Globe Awards for Summer and Smoke (1961) and Sweet Bird of Youth (1962); Emmy Awards for A Christmas Memory (1966) and The Thanksgiving Visitor (1967), both written by Truman Capote, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Interiors. She was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1983.
She is also known as Geraldine Sue Page.
Page, who suffered from kidney disease, died of a heart attack in 1987 during a run on Broadway in Sir Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit at the Neil Simon Theatre. She did not arrive for either of the show's two June 13 performances; at the end of the evening performance, the play's producer announced that she had died at the age of 62.
Five days after her death, "an overflow crowd of colleagues, friends and fans", including Sissy Spacek, James Earl Jones, Amanda Plummer, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, and husband Rip Torn filled the Neil Simon Theatre to pay tribute.
Her achievements as a stage actress and teacher were highlighted; actress Anne Jackson stated at the tribute that " used a stage like no one else I'd ever seen. It was like playing tennis with someone who had 26 arms." Rip Torn called her "Mi corazon, mi alma, mi esposa" ("My heart, my soul, my wife") and said they had "never stopped being lovers, and ... never will." Page was cremated.