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Also Known As: Ronee S Blakley Died:
Born: August 24, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Stanley, Idaho, USA Profession: singer, actor, writer, songwriter

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Blakley, a country-and-western singer, was indelible as Barbara Jean in "Nashville" (1975). In this role, her acting debut, she played an adored and infantilized singer, victimized by both her own childlike fragility and by stardom itself. After this brilliantly attuned performance, Blakely appeared in Nicholas Ray's last screen effort "Lightning Over Water" (1979) and in numerous, less-than-memorable roles. Her later credits tended toward low budget genre and independent fare including an early Walter Hill effort, "The Driver" (1978), Wes Craven's original "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984), playing a campy alcoholic mother, and Henry Jaglom's "Someone to Love" (1987). She wrote, directed, produced, scored and acted in the little-seen docudrama "I Played It For You" (1985). Her last feature role to date was in Paul Leder's "Murder By Numbers" (1990).

Blakley, a country-and-western singer, was indelible as Barbara Jean in "Nashville" (1975). In this role, her acting debut, she played an adored and infantilized singer, victimized by both her own childlike fragility and by stardom itself. After this brilliantly attuned performance, Blakely appeared in Nicholas Ray's last screen effort "Lightning Over Water" (1979) and in numerous, less-than-memorable roles. Her later credits tended toward low budget genre and independent fare including an early Walter Hill effort, "The Driver" (1978), Wes Craven's original "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984), playing a campy alcoholic mother, and Henry Jaglom's "Someone to Love" (1987). She wrote, directed, produced, scored and acted in the little-seen docudrama "I Played It For You" (1985). Her last feature role to date was in Paul Leder's "Murder By Numbers" (1990).

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DIRECTOR:

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  I Played It For You (1985) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Student Confidential (1987) Jenny Selden
3.
 Someone to Love (1987)
4.
 Return To Salem's Lot, A (1987) Sally
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 Nightmare On Elm Street, A (1984) Marge Thompson
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 Oklahoma City Dolls (1981) Valene Burns
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 Baltimore Bullet, The (1980) Carolina Red
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 Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (1979) Betsy
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1971:
Contributed songs to "Welcome Home, Soldier Boys"
1975:
Appeared on tour with Bob Dylan
1975:
Film acting debut in "Nashville"
1978:
TV-movie debut, "Desperate Women" (NBC)
1985:
Produced, wrote, scored, directed and acted in "I Played It For You"
1988:
Last TV appearance to date, guest appearance on the ABC series "Hotel"
1990:
Last feature role to date, "Murder by Numbers"
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Education

Stanford University: Stanford , California -

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husband:
Wim Wenders. Director. Married in 1979; divorced in 1981.

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