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Born: August 7, 1939 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Lynn, Massachusetts, USA Profession: actor

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Attractive stage-trained actress who made her screen debut as the female lead in Haskell Wexler's brilliant anti-establishment critique "Medium Cool" (1969). Alternating between film and TV, Bloom earned praise in Peter Fonda's "Hired Hand" (1971) and has appeared in films for Clint Eastwood ("High Plains Drifter" 1973; "Honkytonk Man" 1982), Jeremy Paul Kagan ("Heroes" 1977; "The Journey of Natty Gann" 1985) and Martin Scorsese ("After Hours" 1985; "The Last Temptation of Christ" 1988).

Attractive stage-trained actress who made her screen debut as the female lead in Haskell Wexler's brilliant anti-establishment critique "Medium Cool" (1969). Alternating between film and TV, Bloom earned praise in Peter Fonda's "Hired Hand" (1971) and has appeared in films for Clint Eastwood ("High Plains Drifter" 1973; "Honkytonk Man" 1982), Jeremy Paul Kagan ("Heroes" 1977; "The Journey of Natty Gann" 1985) and Martin Scorsese ("After Hours" 1985; "The Last Temptation of Christ" 1988).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Tell Them Who You Are (2004) Herself
3.
 Last Temptation of Christ, The (1988) Mary--Mother Of Jesus
4.
 Journey of Natty Gann, The (1985) Farm Woman
5.
 After Hours (1985) June
6.
 Honkytonk Man (1982) Emmy
7.
 Rivkin: Bounty Hunter (1981) Bertha
8.
 Playing for Time (1980) Paulette
9.
 National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) Marion Wormer
10.
 Contract on Cherry Street (1977) Emily Hovannes
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1967:
Broadway debut, replaced Glenda Jackson in "Marat/Sade"
1969:
Film acting debut in "Medium Cool"
1973:
First film with Clint Eastwood, "High Plains Drifter"
1974:
TV-movie debut, "Where Have All the People Gone?"
1977:
First film for director Jeremy Paul Kagan, "Heroes"
1982:
Appeared with Eastwood in "Honky Tonk Man"
1983:
Returned to Broadway to co-star in Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs"
1985:
First film with Martin Scorsese, "After Hours"
1985:
Played small role in Kagan's "The Journey of Natty Gann"
1988:
Played Mary, the mother of Jesus, in Scorcese's "The Last Temptation of Christ"
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Education

HB Studio: New York , New York -
School of Fine Arts, Boston University: Boston , Massachusetts - 1959

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