Jo Van Fleet
Born on December 30, 1914
From Oakland, California
Jo Van Fleet as "Kate"
In this film based on John Steinbeck's epic novel, Cal Trask (James Dean), the son of a California farmer (Raymond Massey), feels that his father cares only about his brother, Aron (Richard Davalos). When Cal embarks on a business venture to gain the favor of his dad, he finds himself dealing with his estranged mother (Jo Van Fleet), now the owner of a brothel, and tensions in the family rise even further when he begins to fall for Aron's girlfriend, Abra (Julie Harris).
|Academy Award (1955)||Won||Actress in a Supporting Role|
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1955)||Nominated||Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles|