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Also Known As: Died:
Born: January 31, 1929 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: London, England, United Kingdom Profession: Cast ...
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Cast (feature film)

1.
Shadows in the Sun (2008)
A mysterious young loner changes the lives of one family and helps them rediscover their roots and deep affection for one another.
2.
Howl's Moving Castle (2004) as Voice (Usa)
Sophie, a diligent teenage girl working in her family's hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome-but-mysterious wizard named Howl. This innocent encounter engages the vain and conniving Witch of the Waste, who transforms into a 90-year-old woman. Sophie's efforts to break the curse bring her to Howl's magical moving castle, where she befriends Markl, Howl's apprentice, and the hot-headed fire demon Calcifer. Her love and support have a major impact on Howl, who can be maddeningly self-indulgent and singularly noble: He defies royal orders to participate in a meaningless war and risks his life to bring peace to the kingdom.
3.
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) as Voice Of Council Member 2
Earth humans are invaded by phantoms and beseiged in isolated caves until a scientist and a young girl neutralize the mother phantom.
4.
Barbara Taylor Bradford's "Her Own Rules" (1998) as Kate Stratton
Adaptation of Barbara Taylor Bradford's novel, "Her Own Rules." Meredith Sanders, a successful 30-something New York business woman, has always been unlucky in love. She has issues of abandonment since the age of four when her mother died. She was forced to live in an abusive orphanage where her onl
5.
How To Make An American Quilt (1995) as Em
A woman is about to get married, but she soon starts falling for another man. It is only when she goes home to visit her grandmother nad her friends she realizes the right course in her life.
6.
Daisies in December (1995) as Katherine Palmer
A seaside hotel for senior citizens is the setting for late-season love between a stuffy ex-stockbroker and a warm and friendly resident with a soaring spirit and a zest for life.
7.
One More Mountain (1994) as Sarah Keyes
Based on the true story of the Reed faily, who in 1846, as members of an emigrant wagon train, were trapped by winter snowstorms high in the Sierra Nevadas as part of the Donnner party.
8.
Laker Girls (1990) as Connie Harrison
Three young women lives change when they become part of the famous dance squad that performs at home games for the world champion Los Angeles Lakers.
9.
Inherit The Wind (1988) as Lucy Brady
An adaptation of the play based on the Scopes "monkey trial" of 1925, in which a high school teacher in Tennessee was prosecuted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution. The leading characters of Matthew Harrison Brady and Henry Drummond are thinly veiled portraits of the actual attorneys in the c
10.
Going Undercover (1988) as Maxine De La Hunt
11.
Dawning, The (1988) as Aunt Mary
Set in Southern Ireland in 1920, a young woman befriends a revolutionary she finds hiding out in her beach house.
12.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love (1987) as Laura Kilgallen
In this fourth Perry Mason television movie, the famous attorney is asked by his former lover to defend her husband against murder charges that could destroy both their careers.
13.
Midas Valley (1985) as Molly Hammond
A television movie depicting the passion and intrigue that reign as alliances and rivalries change daily in the highly competitive world of computer electronics in Northern California's Silicon Valley.
14.
Golden Gate (1981) as Jane Kingsley
A venerable San Francisco publishing family becomes embroiled in a bitter power struggle between the iron-fisted but ailing patriarch's son and a ruthless businessman who tries for a takeover. This splashy pilot is in the "Dallas-Dynasty-Falcon Crest" soap opera school.
15.
Small Killing, A (1981) as Margaret Lawrence
A woman college professor (Jean Simmons) is recruited, against his better judgement, by an undercover cop (Edward Asner) to pose as a bag lady to track down a drug connection following the brutal killing of a skid row crone (Sylvia Sidney).
16.
Beggarman, Thief (1979) as Gretchen Jordache Burke
The two-part, four-hour sequel to Irwin Shaw's "Rich Man, Poor Man" and the vastly successful miniseries made from it (and the subsequent, less-successful short-lived series, "Rich Man, Poor Man -- Book II," during the 1976-77 season). Moviemaker Gretchen Jordache, the sister not seen in either of t
17.
Dominique (1979) as Dominique Ballard
The wife of a greedy man comes back to haunt him after he scares her to death in this horror-thriller. He is after her money and must try several times before he finally succeeds. Because she is mentally exhausted from being frightened all the time, she commits suicide, but soon the husband begins experiencing her ghostly presence.
18.
Mr. Sycamore (1974) as Estelle Benbow
A man who works as a postman and poet longs for peace, and inspired by a Greek legend, decides that he would rather be a tree. When he begins to stand in the backyard waiting for his transformation, his wife has him committed to a mental institution, but he later escapes.
19.
Say Hello to Yesterday (1971) as Woman
20.
The Happy Ending (1969) as Mary Wilson
A middle-aged woman leaves her husband and children in search of herself.
21.
Rough Night in Jericho (1967) as Molly Lang
In A Western town a US Marshall corrals the townsfolk to take a stance and fight a gang boss who terrorizes them.
22.
Divorce American Style (1967) as Nancy Downes
A bored couple drifts toward divorce, only to discover how hard the single life is.
23.
Mister Buddwing (1966) as The blonde
A man suffering from amnesia confronts a series of women in his search for his memory.
24.
Life at the Top (1965) as Susan Lampton
After marrying the boss' daughter, a workingman begins to doubt his abilities.
25.
All the Way Home (1963) as Mary Follet
In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the tragedy, but slowly rise up from the ashes to face the hope of renewed life.
26.
The Grass Is Greener (1961) as Hattie Durrant
Impoverished aristocrats consider splitting up to pursue wealthy spouses.
27.
Spartacus (1960) as Varinia
The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes. Meanwhile, in Rome, the slave revolt has become a deciding factor in the power struggle between two senators: the republican Gracchus and the militarist Crassus, each of whom sees the fortunes of the rebellion as the key to his own rise to power or humiliating defeat. As the two statesmen attempt to aid, hinder and manipulate the rebels for their own benefit, Spartacus and his followers press on toward freedom.
28.
Elmer Gantry (1960) as Sister Sharon Falconer
A young drifter finds success as a traveling preacher until his past catches up with him.
29.
This Earth Is Mine (1959) as Elizabeth Rambeau
In 1931, Elizabeth Rambeau comes from England to live in California with her aunt and uncle of a winemaking dynasty, who are still wealthy despite 12 years of Prohibition. Object: marriage to the heir of another vineyard, to further consolidate holdings in the Valley. But John Rambeau, Elizabeth's illegitimate cousin, has other ideas about who she should marry, and sharply opposes patriarch Philippe's refusal to sell wine grapes to bootleggers. John's activities bring violence to the valley, and soap opera to the Rambeau family...
30.
Home Before Dark (1958) as Charlotte Bronn
A woman struggles to adjust to her unhappy marriage after time in a mental institution.
31.
The Big Country (1958) as Julie Maragon
Feuding families vie for water rights in the old West.
32.
This Could Be the Night (1957) as Anne Leeds
A schoolteacher gets a secretarial job at a gangster-run nightclub.
33.
Until They Sail (1957) as Barbara Leslie Forbes
Four sisters in New Zealand fall for Allied sailors en route to World War II.
34.
Hilda Crane (1956) as Hilda Crane
35.
Footsteps in the Fog (1955) as Lily Watkins
An ambitious housemaid learns her employer murdered his wife.
36.
Guys and Dolls (1955) as [Sergeant] Sarah Brown
A big-city gambler bets that he can seduce a Salvation Army girl.
37.
The Egyptian (1954) as Merit
In eighteenth-dynasty Egypt, Sinuhe, a poor orphan, becomes a brilliant physician and with his friend Horemheb is appointed to the service of the new Pharoah. Sinuhe's personal triumphs and tragedies are played against the larger canvas of the turbulent events of the 18th dynasty. As Sinuhe is drawn into court intrigues, and bizarre secrets are revealed to him, he learns the answers to the questions he has sought since his birth. Short on historical accuracy but strong on plot and characterization.
38.
Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954) as Diana
A Greek slave who keeps Christ's robe after the crucifixion is sentenced to be one Caligula's gladiators.
39.
A Bullet Is Waiting (1954) as Cally Canham
A plane crash strands a policeman and his prisoner in the wilderness.
40.
She Couldn't Say No (1954) as Corby Lane, also known as Corby Johnson
An heiress decides to pass out anonymous gifts in a small town.
41.
Désirée (1954) as Désirée Clary Bernadotte
A young woman wins the heart of Napoleon, though the two can never be together.
42.
The Robe (1953) as Diana
Biblical epic in which a Roman military tribune, who commands the unit that crucified Jesus Christ, tries to learn about the man he killed.
43.
Angel Face (1953) as Diane Tremayne
An unscrupulous woman murders her loved ones for profit.
44.
The Actress (1953) as Ruth Gordon Jones
True story of Ruth Gordon's early struggles on the road to stage stardom.
45.
Affair with a Stranger (1953) as Carolyn Parker Blakeley
A playwright and his wife search the past for the key to saving their troubled marriage.
46.
Androcles and the Lion (1953) as Lavinia
Androcles is a Christian who follows that religion's teachings even as they apply to the treatment of animals. Seeing a lion in pain, he removes a huge thorn from the beast's paw, creating a friend for life. Androcles and a number of other Christians are evenutally arrested and condemned to death in the arena. They are to die by being eaten by lions. Is it too much to hope that one of the lions may have a paw that has healed recently and might remember who helped heal it?
47.
Young Bess (1953) as Young Bess [Queen Elizabeth I]
The future Elizabeth I fights court intrigue in the turbulent years before her ascension to the throne.
48.
So Long at the Fair (1950)
A woman searches for her missing brother in Paris despite the fact that nobody believes he exists.
49.
Clouded Yellow, The (1950)
When Secret Service agent David Somers is fired, he takes a quiet job with the Fentons at their country estate - cataloging butterflies, hence the title insect. David grows fond of Jess Fenton's niece, a fragile, fey young woman named Sophie. Because he hates traps of any kind, he reacts quickly when Sophie is framed for the murder of Hick, the nasty handyman. He helps her escape London by using his agent's skills and a network of old friends. The pair lead the police and David's ex-employers an exciting chase, from Newcastle to the Lake District to Liverpool. As the fugitives try to catch a ship for France, everyone, including the murderer, join in the finale.
50.
Trio (1950) as Evie Bishop
W. Somerset Maugham introduces three more of his stories about human foibles.
51.
Cage Of Gold (1950) as Judith Moray
A young bride believes her husband has been killed. After a suitable period of mourning, she re-marries. But then her "dead" husband comes back and tries to extort money from her.
52.
Blue Lagoon, The (1949) as Emmeline Foster
53.
Adam And Evelyne (1949) as Evelyne Wallace
When a friend dies, a gambler adopts his daughter.
54.
Hamlet (1948) as Ophelia
The melancholy Dane flirts with insanity while trying to prove his uncle murdered his father.
55.
Hungry Hill (1947) as Jane Brodrick
Two Irish families feud over a copper mine.
56.
Uncle Silas (1947) as Caroline Ruthyn
A young woman's uncle and governess plot to kill her for her inheritance.
57.
Woman In The Hall, The (1947) as Jay Blake
58.
Black Narcissus (1947) as Kanchi
Nuns founding a convent in the Himalayas are tormented by the area's exotic beauty.
59.
Great Expectations (1946) as Estella--As A Child
A mysterious benefactor finances a young boy's education.
60.
The Way to the Stars (1945) as Singer
A young flyer deals with the strains of wartime service and survivors' guilt during World War II.
61.
Caesar And Cleopatra (1945) as Girl
Julius Caesar gives the famed Egyptian queen lessons in government.
62.
Give Us the Moon (1944) as Heidi
Set just after the end of WWII (but filmed in the middle of it) in a time of general euphoria at having won the war, with full employment and general happiness for all (or nearly all). Peter, the young wastrel son of a hard working hotel owner doesn't like the idea of having to work for a living. He discovers a society of "White Elephants" who are quite willing to be poor as long as they don't have to work. They are protected and guided by Nina (Margaret Lockwood) and her precocious sister Heidi ('Jean Simmons' .
63.

Cast (special)

64.
Heaven and Hell (2001) as Host
Documentary that examines Christian beliefs about the afterlife. The idea of Heaven and Hell has permeated Western culture for thousands of years. The program examines how these concepts evolved and how the Bible interprets eternal punishment and eternal salvation.
65.
Scarlet Women of the Bible (2001) as Host
Documentary that about the Bible's more infamous females, including Jezebel, Delilah and Queen Athaliah, women who used their feminine powers to lead men into temptation. The program explores whether these women existed, or if they were allgories to teach important lessons about faith, charity and t
66.
Lost Years of Jesus (2001) as Host
Documentary that examines why the Bible says nothing about Jesus for nearly 30 years of his life. Some scholars believe he traveled as far away as India and England. Others claim he was plotting a revolt against the Romans.
67.
On Cukor (2000) as Narration
Profile of director George Cukor (1899-1983). In 1939, Cukor suffered what many considered the largest setback in the history of Hollywood. After 18 days on the set, he was fired as director of "Gone With the Wind." Yet, despite being discharged from the biggest production the film industry had ever
68.
Deborah Kerr: Getting to Know Her (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of actress Deborah Kerr.
69.
Spencer Tracy: Triumph and Turmoil (1999) as Interviewee
Profile of actor Spencer Tracy.
70.
Alien Voices (1999)
Radio-style dramatization of three horror classics -- Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," Rudyard Kipling's "Mark of the Beast" and Oscar Wilde's "The Canterville Ghost." Performed by the Alien Voices troupe before an audience. Live foley (sound effects) artists, on-stage music, audience pa
71.
19th Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Kirk Douglas, The (1991)
A broadcast in which the American Film Institute (AFI) presents its coveted Life Achievement Award to actor Kirk Douglas.
72.
Sensibility and Sense (1990) as Older Elinor
Three friends since the 1930s are reunited, not altogether joyfully. Through scenes that alternate between the present and the past, a web of relationships is explored. A presentation of "American Playhouse."
73.
December Flower (1987) as Etta Marsh
A drama from Britain about the growing bond of affection between a lonely woman and her 85-year-old still vigorous-minded aunt. Etta Marsha, now a widow and having no other family to turn to, visits her mother's elderly sister, whom she has not seen in many years. She finds her aunt in the care of
74.
Home Front, The (1980) as Enid Travis
The story, set during World War II in Shelter Cove, Massachusetts, follows the lives of John Travis, a shipyard owner, and his wife Enid, and the problems they and their friends and family face during wartime.
75.
Easter Promise, The (1975) as Constance Payne
The third of four pilot films about the Mills family and life in Nebraska during the '40s. The story focuses on Addie, the twelve-year-old daughter of widower James Mills, and her experiences with Constance Payne, a visiting actress who overcomes great difficulties thanks to Addie's caring and under

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

76.
They Do It With Mirrors (1992) as Carrie-Louise Serrocold
77.
Friendship in Vienna, A (1988) as Narration

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

78.
Dark Shadows (1991) as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
A television miniseries for NBC based on the original gothic horror series, "Dark Shadows," which aired on ABC from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971. Revolves around the residents of an isolated manor house in the sleepy seaboard town of Collinsport, Maine.
79.
People Like Us (1990) as Peach Bailey
A miniseries chronicling the adventures of Gus Bailey, a journalist obsessed with avenging his daughter's murder. In his search for the truth, he gets caught in the world of New York's rich and powerful.
80.
Great Expectations (1989) as Miss Havisham
81.
North and South: Book II (1986) as Clarissa Main
The two American families introduced in the miniseries "North and South" -- the Hazards of Pennsylvania and the Mains of South Carolina -- are swept into the ferocious conflict and turbulent passions of the Civil War in this six-part, twelve-hour miniseries. The story plunges the Mains, South Caroli
82.
North and South (1985) as Clarissa Main
A twelve-hour miniseries, adapted from John Jakes' best-selling novel, that depicts the turbulent historical background of conflict between the North and the South during the years 1842 to 1861. Orry Main, a young southern West Point cadet, establishes a life-long friendship with a fellow cadet, nor
83.
Valley Of The Dolls (1981) as Helen Lawson
This contemporary updating of Jacqueline Susann's 1960s best-seller (plus, apparently, material omitted from the published novel) offers Catherine Hicks, Lisa Hartman and Veronica Hamel in the roles played in the 1967 film by Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke and Sharon Tate. Jean Simmons has the part tha
84.
Dain Curse, The (1978) as Aaronia Haldorn
Actor James Coburn returned to TV acting after fourteen years to star as Dashiell Hammett's fictional detective in this complex tale of the 1920s that has the private eye looking into a diamond robbery and finding himself involved with a young woman's obsession with a deadly family curse. The Myster

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