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Her comeback novel, Quartet in Autumn ( 1977 ), was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and her work found new audiences in the United States.
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Her and comeback
Her main competitor for the prize was Judy Garland's much heralded comeback performance in A Star Is Born ; playing not only the part of an up and coming actress-singer, but also ironically, the wife of an alcoholic movie star.
In 1987, following a period of personal and professional issues, Robinson made a comeback with the album, One Heartbeat and the singles, " Just to See Her " and " One Heartbeat ", which both peaked at the top ten, with " Just to See Her " winning Robinson his first Grammy Award in 1988.
Her performance in Anastasia was considered a comeback — she had suspended her career for several years due to the death of her daughter Mary, and her husband's failing health.
Her comeback came in a dual role as a young actress, Elsa Brinkmann, and an early-day movie goddess who was murdered, Lylah Clare, in producer-director Robert Aldrich's The Legend of Lylah Clare ( 1968 ) with Peter Finch and Ernest Borgnine for MGM.
Her television career stalled for a period, although she made a successful comeback as host of Today with Des and Mel ( with Des O ' Connor ) in 2003.
The songwriting duo also penned " Hearts in Her Eyes " for The Searchers, who made an unexpected comeback with their power pop-oriented album The Searchers in 1979.
Her comeback had been preceded by a guest appearance as a fill-in sportscaster, at Sports Director Joe Schmit's request.
Her final comeback was at the age of 73 in the original Broadway production Follies ( 1971-1972 ) with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Her last public performance was in 2005 in a comeback performance in Cardiff doing excerpts from her celebrated Isolde and other Wagner performances.
Her and novel
Her second and last novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, which is considered to be one of the first sustained feminist novels, appeared in 1848.
Her award-winning 1974 novel The Dispossessed, a book in the Hainish Cycle, tells of the invention of the ansible.
Her 1872 work, Middlemarch, has been described as the greatest novel in the English language by Martin Amis and by Julian Barnes.
Her first complete novel, published in 1859, was Adam Bede and was an instant success, but it prompted an intense interest in who this new author might be.
Her last novel was Daniel Deronda, published in 1876, whereafter she and Lewes moved to Witley, Surrey ; but by this time Lewes's health was failing and he died two years later on 30 November 1878.
Her latest and third adult novel Summer Sisters ( 1998 ) was widely praised and has sold more than 3 million copies.
Her subsequent novel The Dispossessed made her the first person to win both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novel twice for the same two books.
Her 1971 novel The Lathe of Heaven has been adapted twice: first in 1980 by thirteen / WNET New York, with her own participation, and again in 2002 by the A & E Network.
Her most famous novel was Madame de ..., published in 1951, which was adapted into the celebrated film The Earrings of Madame de ... ( 1953 ), directed by Max Ophüls and starring Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux and Vittorio de Sica.
Her novel Quartet in Autumn ( 1977 ) was nominated for the Booker Prize that year, and she was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Her next role would significantly reinforce her position as a bona fide international movie star, The English Patient, based on the prize winning novel by Michael Ondaatje and directed by Anthony Minghella, was a worldwide hit.
Her first novel, Les variations Goldberg ( 1981 ), was awarded the Prix Contrepoint and was shortlisted for the Prix Femina.
Her last novel, Unless ( 2002 ), was nominated for the 2002 Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award, the Booker Prize and the 2003 Orange Prize for Fiction.
Her last novel, Unless, contains a passionate defense of female writers who write of ' domestic ' subjects.
Her first novel, Bonheur d ' occasion ( 1945 ), gave a starkly realistic portrait of the lives of people in Saint-Henri, a working-class neighbourhood of Montreal.
Her first novel, Seven Poor Men of Sydney ( 1934 ) dealt with the lives of radicals and dockworkers, but she was not a practitioner of social realism.
Stead's Letty Fox: Her Luck, often regarded as an equally fine novel, was officially banned in Australia for several years because it was considered amoral and salacious.
Her novel La plaça del diamant (' The diamond square ', translated as ' The Time of the Doves ', 1962 ) has become the most acclaimed Catalan novel of all time and since the year it was published for the first time, it has been translated into over 20 languages.
Her and Quartet
Her music has been performed extensively in the U. S. and abroad by ensembles including the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, KlangForum ( Vienna ), the Cassatt and Kronos Quartets, Zeitgeist, Bang on a Can All-Stars, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Boston Musica Viva, The California Ear Unit, the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet and the St. Louis Symphony.
Her third release, Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites, features work scored for solo violin accompanied by satellite transmissions, as well as solo and chamber works performed by Joan Jeanrenaud and the Flux Quartet.
Her second string quartet, Terra Memoria, was commissioned for the Emerson Quartet by Carnegie Hall for a June 2007 premiere.
Arrangements on " The Old Laughing Lady ", " String Quartet from Whiskey Boot Hill " and " I've Loved Her So Long " by Young, Nitzsche and Ry Cooder.
Her 2003 album Bowmboï has two tracks recorded with the Kronos Quartet but still sung in the Bamana language, and was awarded the prestigious BBC Radio 3 World Music Award.
Miles Davis Quintet w / Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Dave Holland & Jack DeJohnette, Thelonious Monk Quartet, Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams, Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Roberta Flack & Her Trio, Sly and the Family Stone, and Buddy Rich Band
Diana Krall Trio, Gerald Wilson Orchestra, Sonny Rollins, David Sanborn Group, Myra Melford Trio, Otis Rush, Arturo Sandoval, Koko Taylor & Her Blues Machine, and Charlie Hunter Quartet.