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Also Known As: Died: April 8, 2001
Born: August 2, 1914 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: Old Westbury, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

From Russia to Hollywood: The 100-Year Odyssey of Chekhov and Shdanoff (1999)
The legacy of actor-teacher Michael Chekhov and his student-protege George Shdanoff on classical Hollywood actors such as Gregory Peck and Patricia Neal is explored. Coming to Hollywood during World War II, both men helped to create and define a school of acting that offered an alternative to Stanis
Deceived (1991) as Adrienne'S Mother
Mystery set in the New York City art world, about an expert art restorer who, after her husband''s death, discovers she has been deceived for many years.
Run Till You Fall (1988) as Margaret Channing
A small-time private eye tries to win back his estranged wife and their young disabled son.
Power (1986) as Claire Hastings
Pete St. John is an image advisor to powerful and sometimes dishonest politicians. He is reluctantly working on the campaign of conservative industrialist Jerome Cade who is running for the Senate seat once held by Pete's friend Sam Hastings. Before long, Pete is butting heads with Cade's public rel
Chiller (1985) as Marion Creighton
A supernatural suspense drama involving a young man, dead ten years and frozen in cryogenic suspension, who is brought back to life, returned to his family, reinstated to the board of the family-owned company -- all with sinister results. Horror movie veterans, director Wes Craven, writer J.D. Feige
Two of a Kind (1983) as Ruth
Poltergeist (1982) as Dr Lesch
Evil spirits abduct a suburban family''s daughter causing chaos and havoc.
Endless Love (1981) as Rose Axelrod
The obssessive love between two teens leads to disaster.
The Formula (1980) as Kay Neely
A detective is in jeopardy after discovering a synthetic formula for gasoline.
Bloodline (1979) as Kate Erling
Elizabeth Roffe inherits her family-owned multi-national pharmaceutical company and soon finds herself targeted after an investigation reveals her father's death was not an accident.
Promise, The (1979) as Marion
Two college students, one from a rich background, and the other from a poor one, decide to elope. They are involved in a serious car wreck, with the young girl's face severely injured. In order to get the necessary surgery, the mother of the young man injured in the accident offers a deal to the young woman - to stay out of her son's life permanently, and in return, get the plastic surgery to restore her face. What comes after that is something none of them expected.
Killer on Board (1977) as Beatrice Richmond
A cruise ship, with a traditional roster of TV faces, is swept with fear and panic when hit by a mysterious, deadly virus, disrupting the fun and games.
Network (1976) as Louise Schumacher
Television programmers turn a deranged news anchor into 'the mad prophet of the airwaves.'
Borrowers, The (1973) as Mrs Crampfurl
An engaging fantasy about a family of inches-tall little people who live beneath the floorboards of a Victorian country house in peace and quiet until discovered by an eight-year-old boy. The taped movie was Emmy-nominated as Outstanding Children's Special, with nominations also going to Dame Judith
The Nun's Story (1959) as Mother Christophe
A headstrong girl fights the strictures of the Catholic church in Europe and the Belgian Congo.
Silken Affair, The (1958) as Theora
Patterns (1956) as Nancy Staples
A replacement in a large corporation encounters loyalty and power struggles.
Phone Call from a Stranger (1952) as Claire Fortness
David Trask, the sole survivor of an airplane crash, takes it upon himself to contact the families of the various victims. He is quite surprised at who he finds: the wife and son of a troubled doctor; a domineering mother-in-law of an aspiring actress; and the invalid wife of an obnoxious traveling salesman.

Cast (special)

Pax et Bonum Are Met: Assisi, City of Peace (1986) as Narration
A documentary recalling the life and peace efforts of St. Francis of Assisi, including a visit to his tomb. The documentary also examines an unusual event that took place in September, 1986, when religious leaders from all over the world, led by Pope John Paul II, met in Assisi to celebrate a symbol
World of Darkness, The (1977) as Joanna Sanford (Guest)
The first of two pilot films about Paul Taylor, a sportswriter who dies on the operating table and is brought back from the brink of death. Though in the world of the living, Taylor still holds a connection to the world beyond, one that commands him to help people threatened by the occult. In the fi

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Robert Kennedy and His Times (1985) as Rose Kennedy
Brad Davis offered up his Robert Kennedy interpretation in this three-part, seven-hour dramatization of Arthur Schlesinger Jr.'s biography. Davis followed in the acting footsteps of other Robert Kennedys over the years, like Martin Sheen (who later played brother Jack) in "The Missiles of October,"

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

People Like Us (1990) as Maisie
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.
Dain Curse, The (1978) as Alice Dain Leggett
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

Cast (short)

Poltergeist (Featurette) (1982)
A behind-the-scenes promotional short on the making of "Poltergeist" (1982).

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