Maggie Smith's award-winning screen and stage career
The acclaimed British actress turns 87 on December 28
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Dame Maggie Smith is one of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation. The recipient of numerous accolades, including the prestigious "Triple Crown of Acting," comprising Academy, Tony, and Emmy awards, Smith has triumphed on the big screen, stage, and in television. Now in her late eighties, the British actress has won over a new audience with her signature role as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham in the hit show 'Downton Abbey' and its movie spin-offs. Meanwhile, she still treads the boards on stage and remains active in charitable fundraising work.
In celebration of this rare talent, click through for an appreciation of Maggie Smith's award-winning career.
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