Born on December 14, 1935 in Quincy, Massachusetts, Lee Ann Remick always wanted to be an actress. She studied at Barnard College where she studied dance and stage. Lee made her first film as a Southern majorette in A Face in the Crowd in 1957. She was Eula Varner in The Long, Hot Summer in 1958. Lee became a real star in Anatomy of a Murder in 1959. She won an Oscar nomination for her role as Jack Lemmon's wife in Days of Wine and Roses in 1962. She worked in television and movies for several more years until she moved to England in 1970. Lee formed a production company with James Garner and Peter Duchow in the 1980s.
Lee received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1991. She was in the last stages of kidney cancer and was very weak. Jack Lemmon was at the ceremony to lend his support. Lee died two months later on July 2, 1991.
Lee received a nomination for a Tony Award for Wait until Dark in 1966. She was also in Lady Randolph Churchill in 1974.
Lee left behind Bill Colleran who she married in 1957 and divorced in 1968. They had two children. She married Kip Gowans in 1970 and they stayed married until her death in 1991.