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Holly Near

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Actress-musician Holly Near made a splash in Hollywood both on and off-screen for three decades. Near began her acting career in film, appearing in such titles as the drama "Angel, Angel Down We Go" (1969) with Jennifer Jones, the Don Johnson drama "The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart" (1970) and the crime flick "The Todd Killings" (1971) with Robert F Lyons. She also appeared in the dramatic comedy "Minnie and Moskowitz" (1971) with Gena Rowlands and "FTA" (1972). She worked in television in her early acting career as well, including a part on "All in the Family" (CBS, 1970-79). She continued to act in productions like "The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time!" (1981), the documentary "In Our Hands" (1983) with Dr. Helen Caldicott and the Pete Seeger documentary "Medan vi annu lever" (1984). She also appeared in "The Women of Summer" (1985). Toward the end of her career, she tackled roles in the Martin Sheen documentary "Just One Step: The Great Peace March" (1989), the Chris Willliamson documentary "The Changer: A Record of the Times" (1991) and the dramedy "Dogfight" (1991) with River Phoenix. Near's music was most recently featured in "Soldiers in the Army of God" (HBO, 2000-01). Additionally, she appeared on the television special "Unauthorized Biography: Jane Fonda" (1988-89). Near also contributed music to "Nightbreaker" (TNT, 1998-99).

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