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Also Known As: Died:
Born: October 31, 1941 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, acting teacher, singer

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This onetime associate of Andy Warhol gained a degree of notoriety in the 1960s for her nude stage appearances and other experimental theatrics. By the 70s, Sally Kirkland had become a prolific character actor, appearing in small roles in numerous mainstream films. Examples include "The Sting", "Cinderella Liberty" and "The Way We Were" (all 1973), "A Star Is Born" (1976) and "Private Benjamin" (1980). She gained considerable acclaim and attention with her Oscar-nominated performance as an aging European actress who befriends a young aspiring fellow countrywoman (Paulina Porizkova) in "Anna" (1987). One might have expected her to move into more mainstream features, but Kirkland has continued to pursue offbeat roles in smaller films.

This onetime associate of Andy Warhol gained a degree of notoriety in the 1960s for her nude stage appearances and other experimental theatrics. By the 70s, Sally Kirkland had become a prolific character actor, appearing in small roles in numerous mainstream films. Examples include "The Sting", "Cinderella Liberty" and "The Way We Were" (all 1973), "A Star Is Born" (1976) and "Private Benjamin" (1980). She gained considerable acclaim and attention with her Oscar-nominated performance as an aging European actress who befriends a young aspiring fellow countrywoman (Paulina Porizkova) in "Anna" (1987). One might have expected her to move into more mainstream features, but Kirkland has continued to pursue offbeat roles in smaller films.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Awakened, The (2014)
2.
 Broken Roads (2012)
4.
 Stars In Shorts (2012)
7.
 Jack the Reaper (2011)
8.
 Richard III (2008)
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1962:
Made Broadway debut in "Step on a Crack"
1964:
Appeared in Andy Warhol's underground short film "The 13 Most Beautiful Women"
1969:
Recreated stage role in film version of "Futz!"
1970:
Landed featured role in Shelley Winters' play writing debut "One Night Stands of a Noisy Passenger"
1971:
First Hollywood film, "Going Home"
1973:
Began making guest appearances on TV shows like "Hawaii Five-O" (CBS), "Kojak" (CBS), and "The Rookies" (ABC)
1975:
TV movie debut, "Death Scream" (ABC)
1983:
Founded Sally Kirkland Acting Workshop; program combined meditation, yoga, and drama
1986:
Created role of Suzana in Vaclav Havel's "Largo Desolato"
1987:
Earned Best Actress Oscar nomination for playing title role in "Anna"
1988:
Formed Artists Alliance Productions with Mark and David Buntzman
1990:
Recreated stage role in TV production of "Largo Desolato"
1994:
Cast in regular role on short-lived syndicated series "Valley of the Dolls"
1999:
Played Matthew McConaughey's mother in "EDtv"
1999:
Joined cast of NBC soap opera "Days of Our Lives" for a limited role
2000:
Feature directing debut, "The Boys Behind the Desk"
2003:
Acted opposite Jim Carrey in "Bruce Almighty"
2005:
Co-starred with Chris Kattan in Craig Chester's directing debut "Adam & Steve"
2006:
Portrayed Grandma Sedgwick opposite Sienna Miller in "Factory Girl"
2010:
Produced and starred in "Wish Makers of West Hollywood"
2011:
Produced and starred in short film "When Sally Met Rascal..."
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Education

Actors Studio: New York , New York -

Notes

In August 1998, Kirkland underwent surgery to remove breast implants which were causing her health problems.

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husband:
Michael Jarrett. Divorced.

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mother:
Sally Kirkland. Fashion editor. Worked at LIFE magazine.

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