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Also Known As: Helen Schlacter Died:
Born: December 15, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Long Island, New York, USA Profession: actor, pianist, writer, composer

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This fresh-faced, tall blonde lead literally soared to fame as "Supergirl" (1983). Slater later turned in creditable performances in "The Legend of Billie Jean" (1985), as a youth unjustly accused of murder, and "Ruthless People" (1986), as a ditsy kidnapper. After stalling a bit in such mild fare as "Sticky Fingers" (1988) and "Happy Together" (1989), Slater enjoyed her biggest popular success to date in "City Slickers" (1991) as the one female member of the big cattle drive. Her subsequent feature work was in generally forgettable fare, except for the family film "Lassie" (1994).

This fresh-faced, tall blonde lead literally soared to fame as "Supergirl" (1983). Slater later turned in creditable performances in "The Legend of Billie Jean" (1985), as a youth unjustly accused of murder, and "Ruthless People" (1986), as a ditsy kidnapper. After stalling a bit in such mild fare as "Sticky Fingers" (1988) and "Happy Together" (1989), Slater enjoyed her biggest popular success to date in "City Slickers" (1991) as the one female member of the big cattle drive. Her subsequent feature work was in generally forgettable fare, except for the family film "Lassie" (1994).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Echo Park (2014)
2.
 Downers Grove (2012)
3.
 Beautiful Wave (2012)
4.
 Rock the House (2010)
6.
 Seeing Other People (2004) Penelope
7.
 Best Friends For Life (1998) Pammy
8.
 Long Way Home, The (1997) Voice
9.
 Toothless (1997) Mary
10.
 No Way Back (1996) Mary
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Made stage debut at age eight in a production of "Pinocchio"
1982:
TV acting debut in "Amy and the Angel", an "ABC Afterschool Special" starring alongside James Earl Jones, and Matthew Modine
1983:
Screen debut, opposite Faye Dunaway and Peter O'Toole in "Supergirl" a spin-off of 1978 Superman franchise
1985:
Cast as a modern day Joan of Arc in the cult classic "The Legend of Billie Jean"
1985:
Made Off-Broadway debut in "Repsonsible Parties"
1986:
Cast as a sweet-tempered kidnapper in the comedy "Ruthless People" starred Danny Devito and Bette Midler
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Formed own theater group in Los Angeles, Otis Inspired
1987:
Starred opposite Michael J. Fox in the romantic comedy "The Secret of my Success" directed by Herbert Ross
1987:
Co-founded the New York theater group, "The Naked Angels," with Gina Gershon
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Began performing as a pianist in clubs in L.A.
1990:
TV series debut as a regular, "Capital News"
1991:
Starred opposite Billy Crystal in the comedy "City Slickers"
1991:
With her husband, co-founded a theater group in L.A., The Bubalaires
1992:
Voiced several characters in the FOX series "Batman: the Animated Series:
1994:
Cast in "Lassie," Daniel Petrie's updated version of the family classic
1994:
Co-starred in the Showtime drama "Parallel Lives" with James Belushi, Liza Minnelli and James Brolin;
1996:
Stared in "Heavenzapoppin'!" a short film written and directed by her husband Robert Watzke
2004:
Starred in "Seeing Other People," opposite Jay Mohr, Andy Richter
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Education

The School of Performing Arts: New York , New York - 1982

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husband:
Robert Watzke. Editor, actor, comic, director. Co-founder of the theater troupe The Bubelaires.

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father:
Gerald Slater. Executive. Divorced from Slater's mother c. 1974.
mother:
Alice Joan Slater. Lawyer. Divorced from Slater's father c. 1974.
daughter:
Hannah Nika Watzke. Born August 28, 1995.

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