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Also Known As: Cheryl Gates Mcfadden, Cheryl Mcfadden Died:
Born: March 2, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA Profession: actor, dancer, choreographer, playwright

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Tall, red-haired character actor and dancer who, after studying in Paris, acted in New York in plays including "Emerald City," "Cloud 9" and "The Matchmaker." She also played a small role as a secretary in the feature "The Muppets Take Manhattan" (1984), and later worked with Jim Henson again when she served as director of choreography and puppet movement for the elaborate fantasy film, "Labyrinth" (1986). After acting in a not-dissimilar CBS TV series, "The Wizard" (1986-87), McFadden enjoyed considerable success in another venture into fantasy and adventure with the popular syndicated series, "Star Trek: The Next Generation." With her placid alto voice and mature, wide-eyed good looks, she brought a quiet authority to the role of Dr. Beverly Crusher, and even got to dance on occasion. McFadden has also acted in a handful of features including "The Hunt for Red October" -- orginiating the role of Dr. Caroline Ryan -- and "Taking Care of Business" (both 1990). She continued to make guest appearences on TV series including "Mad About You," "The Practice" and "The Division," but her highest profile role continued to be Dr. Crusher, a part she reprised in the big-screen adventures "Star Trek:...

Tall, red-haired character actor and dancer who, after studying in Paris, acted in New York in plays including "Emerald City," "Cloud 9" and "The Matchmaker." She also played a small role as a secretary in the feature "The Muppets Take Manhattan" (1984), and later worked with Jim Henson again when she served as director of choreography and puppet movement for the elaborate fantasy film, "Labyrinth" (1986). After acting in a not-dissimilar CBS TV series, "The Wizard" (1986-87), McFadden enjoyed considerable success in another venture into fantasy and adventure with the popular syndicated series, "Star Trek: The Next Generation." With her placid alto voice and mature, wide-eyed good looks, she brought a quiet authority to the role of Dr. Beverly Crusher, and even got to dance on occasion. McFadden has also acted in a handful of features including "The Hunt for Red October" -- orginiating the role of Dr. Caroline Ryan -- and "Taking Care of Business" (both 1990). She continued to make guest appearences on TV series including "Mad About You," "The Practice" and "The Division," but her highest profile role continued to be Dr. Crusher, a part she reprised in the big-screen adventures "Star Trek: Generations" (1994), "Star Trek: First Contact" (1996), "Star Trek: Insurrection" (1998) and "Star Trek: Nemesis" (2002).

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 Dirty (2005)
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 Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) Dr Beverly Crusher
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 Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) Dr Beverly Crusher
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 Crowned and Dangerous (1997) Patrice
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 Star Trek: First Contact (1996) Beverly
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 Star Trek: Generations (1994) Dr Beverly Crusher
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 Taking Care of Business (1990) Diane
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 Hunt for Red October, The (1990) Caroline Ryan (Konovalov)
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1990:
Appeared as Dr. Caroline Ryan, the wife of CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin) in "The Hunt for Red October"
1997:
Appeared in the movie-of-the-week "Crowned and Dangerous"
1998:
Had lead in East Coast premiere of "Voices in the Dark" at the George Street Playhouse
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Had recurring role as Paul Resier's boss Allison Roukre on "Mad About You"
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Lived in Paris after finishing undergraduate degree to continue theater studies
2002:
Again played Dr. Crusher in "Star Trek: Nemesis"
1984:
First notable feature film work, a small role in "The Muppets Take Manhattan"
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Played Darcy Stafford on the CBS fantasy-adventure series, "The Wizard"
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Played Dr. Beverly Crusher on the syndicated science-fiction series, "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
1994:
Recreated the role of Dr. Crusher for the feature, "Star Trek: Generations"
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Raised in Ohio
1995:
Co-starred in the UPN startup series, "Marker"
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Moved to New York; played in several leading roles in a number of stage productions
1998:
Reprised Dr. Crusher for "Star Trek: Insurrection"
1996:
Returned as Dr. Crusher for "Star Trek: First Contact"
1986:
Served as director of choreography and puppet movement for the feature film, "Labyrinth"
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Took off one season from "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
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Education

Brandeis University: Waltham, Massachusetts -

Notes

Has taught theater at institutions including Brandeis, NYU and the University of Pittsburgh

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husband:
John Cleveland Talbot.

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son:
James Cleveland McFadden-Talbot. Born June 10, 1991.

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