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Born: March 24, 1954 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor

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An affable, petite actress who got her big break with a role as the rejected partner of dancer Tony Manero (John Travolta) in "Saturday Night Fever" and followed up as the star of the ABC sitcom "Angie" Donna Pescow was a New York native who got her start on stage and has worked steadily on television since the late 1970s. After seeing "Funny Girl" on Broadway at age thirteen and realizing that the stage held the key to her future, Pescow attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and upon graduating landed a featured role in the national touring company of "Ah! Wilderness". While working alongside Barbara Bel Geddes and Richard Kiley no doubt taught the young actress important lessons, she resumed her studies in NYC when the tour was over with the legendary Lee Strasberg.

An affable, petite actress who got her big break with a role as the rejected partner of dancer Tony Manero (John Travolta) in "Saturday Night Fever" and followed up as the star of the ABC sitcom "Angie" Donna Pescow was a New York native who got her start on stage and has worked steadily on television since the late 1970s. After seeing "Funny Girl" on Broadway at age thirteen and realizing that the stage held the key to her future, Pescow attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and upon graduating landed a featured role in the national touring company of "Ah! Wilderness". While working alongside Barbara Bel Geddes and Richard Kiley no doubt taught the young actress important lessons, she resumed her studies in NYC when the tour was over with the legendary Lee Strasberg.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Partners (2000)
3.
 Ivory Tower, The (2000) Bonnie Benitez
4.
 Jackie's Back! (1999) Bored Housewife
5.
 Dead Husbands (1998) Rosemary Monroe
6.
 Jake Speed (1986) Wendy
7.
8.
 Policewoman Centerfold (1983) Sissy Owens
9.
 Day the Bubble Burst, The (1982) Gloria Block
10.
 Advice to the Lovelorn (1981) Janice Vernon
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Acted for six months in the national touring company of "Ah! Wilderness" starring Richard Kiley and Barbara Bel Geddes
1977:
Made feature debut in the legendary "Saturday Night Fever", playing Annette, a dancer in love with John Travolta's Tony Manero
1979:
Starred as "Angie", a waitress who marries a doctor on the ABC sitcom
1982:
Featured in the TV-movie "The Day the Bubble Burst", a chronicle of the 1929 stock market crash
1983:
Made daytime history, playing a lesbian child psychologist on the ABC soap "All My Children"
1983:
Acted in the NBC TV-movie "Policewoman Centerfold"
1985:
Had a supporting role in the ABC TV-movie "Obsessed With a Married Woman"
1986:
Guest starred on episodes of "Murder, She Wrote" (CBS) and "The Love Boat" (ABC)
1986:
Returned to the big screen in the action comedy "Jake Speed"
1987:
Featured in the HBO comedy miniseries "Glory Years"
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Starred as the mother of a half-alien teen on the syndicated sitcom "Out of This World"
1997:
Guested on episodes of "Clueless" and "NYPD Blue" (both ABC)
1998:
Featured in the TV-movie "Dead Husbands" (USA Network)
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Had recurring role on the daytime drama "General Hospital" (ABC), playing what she described as "a villainous Auntie Mame"
1999:
Had a cameo in the Lifetime TV-movie "Jackie's Back"
2000:
Featured in the TV-movie "The Ivory Tower"
2000:
Starred on the Disney comedy series "Even Stevens"
2000:
Acted in "The Ivory Tower", an independent drama premiered on Showtime
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Education

Sheepshead Bay High School: Brooklyn , New York -
American Academy of Dramatic Arts: New York , New York -
P S 254: Brooklyn , New York -

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husband:
Arnold Zelonka. Advertising executive.

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son:
Jack Casey Zelonka. Born on August 23, 1989.

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