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Born: November 29, 1932 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Meridian, Mississippi, USA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Mrs. Munck (1996) as Director
A widow takes into her care a wheelchair-bound older man who once taunted her.

Cast (feature film)

Last Full Measure, The (2018)
Based on the true story of a present-day cover-up investigation and follows young Pentagon investigator Scott Huffman as he battles the political machine in Washington. He reluctantly teams with veterans of Operation Abilene to convince Congress to award the Medal of Honor to a courageous Air Force
Sophie and the Rising Sun (2016)
In the autumn of 1941, a wounded Asian stranger, Mr. Ohta, mysteriously appears in the fishing village of Salty Creek, South Carolina. A young woman names Sophie becomes transfixed by Mr. Ohta and a friendship born of their mutual love of art blossoms into a secret courtship. When Pearl Harbor is bo
Joy (2015)
American Cowslip (2009)
Trapped in small-town California USA Ethan Inglebrink is searching for the perfect moment in a life that is running out of time. And the odds are against him.
Mayerthorpe (2008)
Montana Sky (2007)
In order to inherit their father's huge ranch, three estranged daughters must live on the property for a year. Over that year, the three sisters bond together against a terrifying, unknown enemy and also meet someone to make each of their lives sweeter.
Come Early Morning (2006)
Lucy is a 30-something woman who keeps waking up with a stiff hangover and a guy she doesn't even want to look at. If coming to grips with why she keeps repeating this pattern isn't enough, Lucy also begins to realize that she needs to get in touch with her familial past and, more importantly, with
Inland Empire (2006)
A blonde actress is preparing for her biggest role yet, but when she finds herself falling for her co-star, she realizes that her life is beginning to mimic the fictional film that they're shooting. Adding to her confusion is the revelation that the current film is a remake of a doomed Polish produc
World's Fastest Indian, The (2005)
In the late 1960s, after a lifetime of perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle, Burt sets off from the bottom of the world, Invercargill, New Zealand, to clock his bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. With all odds against him, Burt puts his irrepressible kiwi spirit to the test, braving the
Gracie's Choice (2004) as Grandma Lou
A story of three generations of women, Gracie the granddaughter, her mother Rowena and Grandma Lou, as they face the choices associated with living in today's world, when 17-year old Gracie adopts her younger siblings after drug addicted Rowena is arrested.
Damaged Care (2002) as Mary "Rhodie" Rhodes
A female doctor joins the lucrative world of HMOs, but later becomes its most vocal critic.
Rain (2001) as Audrey
A tragic tale of sex, murder and redemption, from deep within the soil of America's heartland. Forbidden passion and buried sexuality play out against the backdrop of a town where the only place to go crazy is inside. The heat has withered the faded Iowa farm town Ellen Biddle still calls home. Pale
Daddy and Them (2001) as Jewel
Welcome to America's Heartland, home of hurricanes, tornadoes, heat waves... and Claude and Ruby Montgomery. Never has a couple in these parts been as madly in love, nor as often at odds. When news reaches them that Claude's Uncle Hazel has been arrested for attempted murder, they head to the family
Law of Enclosures, The (2000) as Bea
Beatrice and Henry are inexplicably and impossibly stuck in 1991 - stuck in the same jobs and fashions, stuck with the same scars and habits, and stuck watching the same thing on television day in and day out. For 40 years, they have been prisoners of their marriage - and the Gulf War, which rages o
Best Actress, The (2000) as Herself (Cameo Appearance)
An adaptation of John Kane's novel about five characters that are the Academy Award nominees for Best Actress. Prim and proper Fiona Covington finds herself on the brink of divorce when fellow nominee Karen Kroll, a soft-porn star turned "serious actress," publicly sets her sights on Fiona's actor-d
28 Days (2000) as Bobbie Jean
Gwen Cummings is a successful New York writer living life in the fast lane and everyone''s favorite party girl. She shares this roller-coaster lifestyle of hopping from dance club to bar to hangover with boyfriend Jasper--handsome, magnetic and equally attracted to life on the wild side. Life is just an execise in debauchery--until Gwen''s ungraceful display at her sister Lily''s wedding, when she gets drunk, commandeers the limo and earns herself a DUI and 28-days in court ordered rehab. There Gwen comes face to face with a unique set of rules (like no cell phones) and rituals (like chanting) embraced by an assortment of fascinating fellow re-habbers. A jaded city-girl to the core, Gwen is determined not to conform. Then she meets Counselor Cornell, who begins to break through her carefully constructed defenses and force her to take a closer look herself Ultimately, through the companionship of her group as well as a devastating loss, Gwen gradually begins the long struggle to take back her life.
Christy: The Movie (2000) as Alice Henderson
Christy Huddleston recounts the tales of her youth in early 20th century Tennessee to her daughter. It is the year 1912, and Christy, a young missionary comes to Cutter Gap, a fiercely traditional, independent Appalachian community. Christy is especially met with suspicion when she supports a move t
Sharing the Secret (2000) as Nina'S Mother
A mother is forced to face the self-destructive secret her daughter has been hiding -- bulimia -- and the fact that, in order for her daughter to start down the long road to recovery, painful issues must be confronted.<P>Nina is a loving mother and dedicated child psychologist who helps distressed f
More Than Puppy Love (1999) as Aunt Edna
Tale of a girl, her dog, and a man who needs to regain his self-reliance.
Forever Together (1999)
Everyone eventually meets the love of their life. Sometimes, like Danny and Julia, that person comes along when you are 13 years-old in the form of your best friend. Other times, like Hubbie and his sweet-heart, star-crossed love makes getting together a life-long adventure.
Primary Colors (1998) as Mamma Stanton
The fictional story of a presidential run by Jack Stanton, a womanizing, idealistic Southern governor who battles other Democratic candidates in a primary run in 1992. As seen through the eyes of his African-American campaign manager, the Stanton campaign is filled with enthusiastic young Democrats all of whom have dreams that their man is going to win. The story behind the scenes, however, is a little more bawdy and involves Jack Stanton's politically astute wife; an attempt to blackmail the candidate with doctored audiotapes detailing a past sexual encounter; an alleged bastard child of Stanton's from a black teenager; a possibly illegal real estate deal known as Tidewater Estates; the uncovering of a candidate's past as a cocaine-addicted homosexual by Stanton's campaign; and the suicide of one of Stanton's longtime friends.
Staircase, The (1998) as Sister Margaret
Telefilm based on the legend of the miraculous staircase of the Sisters of Loreto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Mother Madalyn, the mother superior of an order of Catholic nuns in Santa Fe in 1878, is dying and her last wish is to see her gift to God, a beautiful chapel, completed before her death
James Dean: Race With Destiny (1997) as Pier Angeli'S Mother
A biography of the late actor James Dean, focusing on his tragic romance with Pier Angeli and the final year of his life, which ended with a fatal car crash on September 30, 1955.
Westing Game, The (1997) as Mrs Crow
When millionaire Sam Westing turns up dead, the tenants of the Sunset Towers apartment complex are summoned to a reading of his will. They are told one of them is the murderer and whoever discovers the killer's identity in one week will inherit Westing's $20 million fortune. The building's residents
Breach of Faith: Family of Cops II (1997) as Aunt Shelly
Sequel to "Family of Cops" about Inspector Paul Fein, the proud patriarch of a family that includes two law-enforcing sons, a daughter who is a public defender and another who is a free spirit looking for a job. When a priest is murdered, Fein returns to the neighborhood he left 40 years ago. The ev
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) as Caroline Moore
Shortly after midnight on June 12, 1963, an assassin''s bullet ended the life of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, the first field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in the state of Mississippi. His killer was white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith, who was released after two trials in 1963 ended in hung juries. Nearly thirty-one years would pass before justice would make its peace with Medgar Evers. After he is assigned to reopen the case, Assistant District Attorney Bobby DeLaughter enlists the aid of investigators Charlie Crisco and Benny Bennett in uncovering evidence once thought impossible to reclaim. Throughout a journey filled with self-doubt and public criticism, he pursues not only justice for Medgar and Myrlie, his victimized widow, but also proof that Mississippi can change for the better as well.
Citizen Ruth (1996) as Ruth'S Mother
Ruth Stoops is a down-on-her-luck drifter who gets two pieces of unexpected news after a "routine" arrest: she's pregnant for the fifth time, and she's facing felony charges. Behind closed doors, the judge offers Ruth an intriguing proposition: if she agrees to visit the doctor and "take care of her
Mrs. Munck (1996) as Rose Munck
A widow takes into her care a wheelchair-bound older man who once taunted her.
Raging Angels (1995) as Sister Kate
The story of two teenage rock musicians who are suddenly drawn into the world of the supernatural. Darkness covers our planet. Invisible demons destroy the youth. The approaching One World Government enslaves mankind. But Generation X is ready to do battle. And when they rip the mask off the One Wor
Hush Little Baby (1994) as Edie
A woman is reunited with her biological mother after years of separation, but the latter is a psychopath who doesn't want to share her daughter with anybody, not even her own grandchildren.
Father Hood (1993) as Rita
A wayward father takes his children on a trip to teach what real family values are all about.
Carnosaur (1993) as Dr Jane Tiptree
A mad scientist in the Nevada desert cross-fertilizes chicken eggs with the DNA from a tyrannosaur, creating a creature that preys on truckers and military/industrial workers.
Cemetery Club, The (1993) as Lucille Rubin
The story of three Pittsburgh widows who gather once a month to visit their husband's graves. Their friendship becomes strained when one of them starts dating.
Forever (1992) as Mabel Normand
A hot-shot music video director moves into a haunted house where he's seduced and possessed by two alluring and sexy women. One, a beautiful ghost, the other his lustful agent.
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (1992) as Lucille
A groom accidentally shoots his wife-to-be on the altar and hides out with two odd sisters in a trailer park.
Shadow of a Doubt (1991) as Emma Newton
A television movie remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1943 thriller about a young girl who discovers that her uncle is the notorious "Merry Widow" serial killer.
Rambling Rose (1991) as Mother Hillyer
A warmly comic drama set in the South in 1935 about a housemaid's sensual effect on the oddball family she works for.
A Kiss Before Dying (1991) as Mrs Corliss
A serial killer tries to marry into a wealthy family.
Lookalike, The (1990) as Mary Helen Needham
A woman desperately fights for her sanity after being haunted by the exact lookalike of her dead daughter.
Rock Hudson (1990) as Kay Fitzgerald
A television movie based on the life of movie star Rock Hudson, whose career spanned 30 years until he died of complications from AIDS in 1985.
Wild at Heart (1990) as Marietta Pace
The mother of a young woman hires a gunman to track down her daughter and her daughter's male companion.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) as Nora
Unexpected guests and a run of bad luck turn Christmas into a season in hell.
Plain Clothes (1988) as Jane Melway
Nick Dunbar, a baby-faced undercover policeman, poses as a high school student after a teacher is murdered. Back in school, Nick is subjected to bullies, crushes, and swings in popularity typical of most teenagers. Making matters worse, his brother is the prime suspect in the murder case. Nick wil
Celebration Family (1987) as Mrs Heflin
A young couple devote their lives to adopting unwanted children of mixed age, ethnic background, nationality, and mental and physical capability.
Black Widow (1987) as Etta
Federal agent Alexandra Barnes is working on a case involving several millionaires who all died mysteriously. Alexandra suspects that the men were killed by the same person and comes to believe that it was Catherine Petersen, who in fact was married to each of the victims and escaped detection by li
Crime Of Innocence (1985) as Rose Hayward
A teenage girl is unjustly imprisoned by a fanatical judge resulting in an emotional nightmare for her and her parents.
I Married a Centerfold (1984) as Jeanette Bryan
Tenacious young engineer flips over the centerfold model he spots on television and embarks on a romantic adventure on a bet with his buddies. A lightweight comedy that takes full advantage of Teri Copley's undeniable assets at the expense of much of the other talent involved.
Grace Kelly (1983) as Margaret Kelly
This valentine to the Philadelphia socialite who hit it big in show business before giving up her career to marry Monaco's Prince Rainier in 1956 reportedly had Princess Grace's blessing, as well as her participation and input, until her death from a stroke and an automobile accident in September, 1
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) as Mrs Nightshade
Two boys find themselves in a tangled web when a strange carnival comes to town, accompanied by the eerie proprietor who claims to grant your every wish...for the price you are willing to pay.
Desperate Lives (1982) as Carol Cameron
High school brother and sister Helen Hunt and Doug McKeon (in this second TV-movie in as many nights) get involved with drugs. Tom Atkins and Diane Ladd are their parents, Diana Scarwid their student counselor, and Sam Bottoms the local pusher. William Windom and Dr. Joyce Brothers are members of th
All Night Long (1981) as Helen Dupler
George Dupler is fed up with his life. He hates his job as the manager of an all-night drugstore, the fact that he is in debt, and he is also fairly dissatisfied with his wife Helen, so enters into an affair with one of her relatives.
Willa (1979) as Mae
A truck-stop waitress, determined to make a better life for her young children after being abandoned by her husband, leaves hash-slinging behind her to embark on new career as a trucker in the rig her late father used to drive.
Thaddeus Rose and Eddie (1978) as Carlotta
The adventures of two good old boys from Texas, no-account buddies who are finally forced to face reality for themselves and for their girlfriends.
November Plan, The (1976) as Laura Taylor
Embryo (1976) as Martha
A scientist doing experiments on a human fetus discovers a method to accelerate the fetus into a mature adult in just a few days. However, the "adult" fetus turns into a homicidal psycho and looks for a new formula to prevent her from aging further.
Alice Doesn't Live Here Any More (1974) as Flo--Waitress
A widow dreaming of a singing career ends up waiting tables in Phoenix.
Chinatown (1974) as Ida Sessions
A Los Angeles private eye unwittingly sets up an innocent man for murder, then joins his seductive widow to unearth the corruption behind the crime.
White Lightning (1973) as Maggie
A convicted moonshiner helps police track down the bayou bad guys who killed his brother.
Devil's Daughter, The (1973) as Alice Shaw
A young girl whose mother had sold her soul to the devil in infancy is now called to the fold by Satan (in the guise of Shelley Winters) who tries to marry her off to a fellow demon. This devil-worshipping horror tale was assembled by the producers and the writer of such later collaborations as "Sil
The Steagle (1971) as Mrs. Forbes
WUSA (1970) as Barmaid at railroad station
Rheinhardt, a cynical drifter, gets a job as an announcer for right-wing radio station WUSA in New Orleans. Rheinhardt is content to parrot WUSA's reactionary editorial stance on the air, even if he doesn't agree with it. Rheinhardt finds his cynical detachment challenged by a lady friend, Geraldine, and by Rainey, a neighbor and troubled idealist who becomes aware of WUSA's sinister, hidden purpose. And when events start spinning out of control, even Rheinhardt finds he must take a stand.
Rebel Rousers (1970) as Karen
A businessman fights to rescue his pregnant girlfriend from a motorcycle gang.
Macho Callahan (1970) as Girl
A bitter Union soldier escapes from prison and seeks revenge against the man who put him there.
The Reivers (1969) as Phoebe
A young man comes of age when he stows away in his grandfather''''s stolen car.
The Wild Angels (1966) as Gaysh
Attempts to retrieve a stolen motorcycle land a gang member in the hospital.
Something Wild (1961) as
A rape victim runs away from her family and takes shelter with a romantic auto mechanic.

Writer (feature film)

Mrs. Munck (1996) as Screenwriter
A widow takes into her care a wheelchair-bound older man who once taunted her.

Music (feature film)

Cemetery Club, The (1993) as Song Performer ("Kiss Of Fire")
The story of three Pittsburgh widows who gather once a month to visit their husband's graves. Their friendship becomes strained when one of them starts dating.

Cast (special)

Shelley Winters: Full Disclosure (2001) as Interviewee
Biography of actor Shelley Winters.
Family Film Awards (1996) as Presenter
Live coverage of the "Family Film Awards," which honors feature films and television programs that are popular with and appropriate for all members of the family.
Cold Lazarus (1996) as Martina Masdon
In this sequel to Dennis Potter's "Karaoke," the cryogenically frozen head of Daniel Feeld is revived by scientists hoping to tap into his memory and learn about the past. In the year 2368, a team of cryobiologists under the leadership of Professor Emma Porlock and two laboratory technicians succee
Gift, The (1994) as Evie
A woman must cope with life after she and her longtime lover break up.
18th Annual People's Choice Awards, The (1992) as Presenter
A live presentation of the "18th Annual People's Choice Awards" honoring America's favorite entertainers, in which the public determines the winners by special Gallup Poll.
Star-athon '92: A Weekend with the Stars (1992)
A live broadcast of the annual telethon to benefit the United Cerebral Palsy Association.
Comic Relief V (1992)
A live broadcast of the fifth annual "Comic Relief" fundraiser to help homeless Americans.
Movie Awards, The (1991) as Presenter
A live broadcast of "The Movie Awards" based on box-office performance. Nominees are chosen from the top-10 grossing films of 1990, and winners chosen by balloting in movie theaters.
Battle of the Network Stars IX (1980) as Cbs Team Member
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
Addie and the King of Hearts (1976) as Irene Davis
The fourth of four pilot films about the Mills family and their lives in a small town in Nebraska during the '40s. The story details thirteen-year-old Addie Mills' jealousy when she discovers that her widowed father is dating Irene Davis, the local beautician.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Not in Our House (2003) as Carol'S Mother
Living With The Dead (2002) as Regina
Miniseries based on the autobiography of James Van Praagh, which chronicles his stories of contact with the dead. James has been haunted by visitations from the time he was a child and has found them disturbing. Although he is encouraged by his mother, Regina, when she is alive and after she dies, a
Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy (1996) as Irma Coulter
Miniseries about the 11-day siege and shootout at the Ruby Ridge, Idaho, home of white separatist Randy Weaver, which left his wife and son dead and the FBI seriously discredited amidst charges of a coverup.
Bluegrass (1988) as Verna Howland
A two-part miniseries based on the novel by Borden Deal, about a woman's struggle to achieve success and acceptance in an elite horse-breeding society.
Guyana Tragedy: Story of Jim Jones (1980) as Lynetta Jones
Then-relatively unknown Powers Boothe's dynamic performance as the charismatic self-styled preacher who led the settlers of Jonestown, Guyana, to mass suicide in 1978, won him the Emmy Award as Outstanding Actor. His appearance at the presentation ceremony as the only performer to show up (an actors

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Christy: Choices of the Heart (2001) as Alice Henderson
Young teacher Christy Huddleston celebrates her one-year anniversary in Cutter Gap, Tennessee. It is the beginning of the 20th century, and a deadly typhoid epidemic hits the residents of the isolated mountain community. Dr. MacNeill exhausts himself caring for them, trying to get them to see that t

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