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Born: October 28, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Nashville, Tennessee, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Grew up in Franklin, KY; Nashville, where she was born, was the location of the nearest hospital
1964:
Amateur stage debut in "Heidi" at age 12 (date approximate)
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Worked in summer stock theater
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Was struck by an automobile whose driver was drunk; suffered two broken legs and was left with traumatic arthritis
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Worked for a time at the Community Theater of Santa Fe, NM where she was involved in costume and set design while recuperating from her injuries
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Moved to Los Angeles
1976:
Toured with stage production of "Charley's Aunt," starring Roddy McDowall, Vincent Price, and Coral Browne
1977:
TV debut in a special, the busted pilot for "Hollywood High" (NBC)
1977:
TV-movie debut, "Black Market Baby" (ABC)
1978:
Feature film debut, "Corvette Summer"; also marked first leading role in films
1983:
Delivered memorable supporting turn as the secretary to the "Ghostbusters"
1986:
Portrayed Mary Jo Shively, a partner in the design firm on the popular CBS ensemble sitcom "Designing Women"
1986:
Landed small but memorable role as Molly Ringwald's advice-giving friend in "Pretty in Pink"
1989:
Reprised role in "Ghostbusters II"
1990:
Delivered a strong supporting turn as Jeff Bridges' unhappy wife in "Texasville," the sequel to "The Last Picture Show"
1993:
Joined the cast of the CBS sitcom "Love & War," replacing Susan Dey as the series' female lead; played Dana Palladino until show's cancellation
1995:
Provided the voice of Bo Peep in the computer animated hit "Toy Story"
1996:
Returned to series TV playing LouAnne Johnson on ABC drama series "Dangerous Minds," based on the 1995 film starring Michelle Pfeiffer
1997:
Cast opposite Tim Curry on the short-lived ABC sitcom "Over the Top"
1998:
Undertook another TV series. the Lifetime original drama "Any Day Now"; played Mary Elizabeth Sims, a Southern woman who reconnects with her childhood friend, a black woman now a high-powered attorney
1999:
Again voiced Bo Peep for the animated sequel "Toy Story 2"
2000:
Made New York stage debut in "The Vagina Monologues" (April)
2004:
Landed recurring role on "Joan of Arcadia" (CBS)
2007:
Had a multi-episode arc on ABC's "Men in Trees"
2008:
Played an overweight girl's mother in Lifetime movie "Queen Sized"
2011:
Cast in Lifetime's breast cancer anthology "Five"
2012:
Co-starred on ABC comedy-drama series "GCB"

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