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60 Years An Actor, June Squibb Takes A Bow

June Squibb recently ducked into a Times Square office above the theaters she spent decades knocking about, taking any decent part she could get. "We ran around," she rec... More June Squibb recently ducked into a Times Square office above the theaters she spent decades knocking about, taking any decent part she could get. "We ran around," she recalls. "We ate matinee days." After a lifetime of Broadway, regional theater, cabaret, musicals, summer stock and bit movie roles, Squibb is, at 84, an Oscar nominee. Her supporting actress nod came not for playing — as you might expect — a dignified elderly woman or regal historical figure, but for a prickly, foul-mouthed Midwestern matriarch who, in her most memorable scene, lifts her skirt up at a gravestone. In Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," her Kate Grant epitomizes heartland tenacity.She plans to attend the Academy Awards with her son, Harry Kakatsakis, a filmmaker. Squibb shared the morning of Oscar nominations with him."I said, 'Harry, did they really call my name?'" says Squibb. "I wasn't sure. I truly wasn't. And he said, 'Yes, mom. They did. You did it.' Less

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