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Also Known As: Died: March 12, 2003
Born: December 22, 1948 Cause of Death: unknown cause of death
Birth Place: Joliet, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Anger Management (2003) as Judge Daniels
After a misunderstanding aboard an airplane that escalates out of control, the mild-mannered Dave Buznik is ordered by Judge Daniels to attend anger management sessions run by Doctor Buddy Rydell, which are filled with highly eccentric and volatile men and women. Buddy's unorthodox approach to thera
Novocaine (2001) as Pat
Frank Sangster is living the American Dream. Blessed with a thriving dental practice and a sleek modernist home, he is happily engaged to his ambitious dental hygienist, Jean Noble. His perfectly managed life quickly unravels, however, when Susan Ivey, a seductive new patient with an appetite for pa
Dinner and a Movie (2001) as Eleanor
Katie is an idealistic filmmaker, hell-bent on creating the next Great American Documentary. According to Katie, however, time is running out. Her parents have suddenly asked for their "student loan" money back -- with interest. Her day job as a children's party entertainer is more humiliating than
Shaft (2000) as Carla Howard
When spoiled college kid Walter Wade kills a young black student, John Shaft makes the arrest. Walter skips bail and flees the country, and after two years of waiting, Shaft hauls him back into custody as Walter secretly returns to the States. But when Walter''s wealthy father posts bail once again, Walter is back on the streets and looking to put Shaft in a body bag. So are two of Shaft''s corrupt colleagues, Jack Roselli and Jimmy Grovitch, as well as a Dominican drug lord, Peoples Hernandez, who wants revenge on Shaft for humiliating him in the neighborhood he rules. For backup, Shaft has only his two closest pals: Carmen, a colleague on the police force; and his streetwise confidant, Rasaan. Meanwhile, Shaft has to track down the one murder witness, Diane Palmieri, who can put all of his enemies away for good even as the toughest killers in the city close in on him.
American Daughter, An (2000) as Dr Judith B Kaufman
Lyssa Dent Hughes is the privileged, well-educated daughter of a well-known Republican senator and fifth-generation granddaughter of Ulysses S. Grant. She is the wife of a professor, a mother, a prominent health expert, and the president's nominee for surgeon general. When the media discovers that s
Random Hearts (1999) as Phyllis Bonaparte
Dutch Van den Broeck, a sergeant in the Internal Affairs Division of the Washington, D.C. police department, and Kay Chandler, a New Hampshire congresswoman running for re-election, know about trust. Their careers depend on it. Their marriages are founded on it. Or so they thought. When a plane crash carrying Dutch''s wife Peton and Kay''s husband Cullen crashes into Chesapeake Bay, leaving no survivors, it marks just the beginning of a mystery that will not only lead Dutch and Kay to disturbing and shocking information about their spouses, but bring these strangers together in an unlikely romance.
Insider, The (1999) as Mrs Williams
The true story of tobacco industry whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand, the former head of development at the Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. who went public on CBS-TV's "60 Minutes" as an industry informant. "60 Minutes" producer Lowell Bergman championed Wigand's cause and after many obstacles managed to
Night Ride Home (1999) as Fran
Drama about a family shattered by the death of their son and the journey they must take to heal and find each other again. Neal and Nora Mahler seem to have little in common, but their marriage has endured with the help of their lovable son Simon. Nora is devoted to Simon, while Neal and their daugh
Bicentennial Man (1999) as Female President
In the first decade of the new millennium, with advances in technology overtaking the sovereignty of human compassion, Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product, an android, is named Andrew by the youngest of the family's children. This adaptation of Isaac Asimov's short story tak
Chance of a Lifetime (1998) as Mrs Wood
Reporter Tom Maguire and his editor Irene Duncan respect each other professionally, but personally they are opposites. Irene is searching for the perfect mate, while Tom fears commitment. When Tom slips a disc in his back after pushing Irene's car out of the mud, Irene offers to let him stay with he
Mother's Instinct, A (1996) as Myke Wheelwright
A woman discovers that her new husband is still married to another woman and had kidnapped his sons six years earlier.
Boys Next Door, The (1996) as Mrs Tracy
Adaptation of Tom Griffin's off-Broadway play about a group of developmentally disturbed men who share a home in a suburban neighborhood.
Pretty Poison (1996) as Jane Azenauer
A mysterious ex-con recently released from a psychiatric prison enlists the help of a pretty high school cheerleader in a criminal scheme, but the cheerleader has a not-so-innocent scheme of her own in mind. Based on the 1968 feature film of the same title.
Just Cause (1995) as Ida Conklin
A brutal murder is committed in the Florida Everglades. Eight years later, a principled Harvard law professor tries to save the convicted man on Death Row who swears he''s innocent of that crime. For the small-town detective who investigated the killing, however, there''s no question he caught the right man--and no last-minute intervention is going to keep that cold-blooded killer out of the electric chair. Someone is the mastermind of a deadly game... and all roads lead back to the site of that long-ago murder--where, this time, there are two intended victims.
Cagney & Lacey: The View Through the Glass Ceiling (1995) as Captain Cardenas
Cagney and Lacey must investigate a local precinct when a murder leads to suspicion of police corruption. When the findings of the D.A.'s police corruption investigation turn out to be useful to Cagney's political ambitions, she makes a choice that will have a lasting impact on her life, Lacey's and
Naked in New York (1994) as Helen
A young playwright and his college sweetheart find life in the "real world" much more of a test.
Blankman (1994) as Grandma Walker
A comic-book fable set in Metro City, Chicago about the two Walker brothers--the youngest, Darryl, is a self-appointed, neighborhood crime fighter much to the dismay of his protective elder brother, Kevin, who has lost faith in everything--particularly in the notion that his brother is a superhero.
Paper, The (1994) as Janet
Workaholic New York City tabloid editor Henry Hackett loves the adrenaline rush his job gives him, but the long hours and lousy salary are starting to grate on his wife Martha. With the paper facing cutbacks and his wife pregnant, Hackett contemplates taking a more sedate job with a more respectable
Bob Roberts (1992) as Kelly Noble (Philadelphia)
Story about the cultural hysteria surrounding a right-wing folk-singer-turned-politician who runs for the Senate in Pennsylvania. Ultimately, his campaign is tarnished by reports of corruption.
Article 99 (1992) as Nurse White
The story of a dedicated and ambitious doctor at a V.A. hospital who refuses to turn people away or lower the level of care.
Impulse (1990) as Dr Gardner
Drama about a moonlighting narcotics policewoman.
Fearstalk (1989) as Barbara
A psychotic killer seeks to control the life of a successful, strong-willed soap-opera producer after he steals her credit cards and phonebook/datebook.
Lean on Me (1989) as Leona Barrett
Lean on me is the true story of high school principal Joe Clark, who armed himself with a bullhorn and a Louisville slugger and slammed the doors on losers at Eastside High in Paterson, New Jersey. Brought in to save the school, he chained the doors to keep trouble makers out and strivers in. Some p
Running on Empty (1988) as Contact At Eldridge Street
A family of fugitives deal with their son''s growing independence.
Flanagan (1987) as Woman Cop
Sweet Liberty (1986) as Claire
(Com '86). Alan Alda, Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Michelle Pfeiffer, Lise Hilboldt, Lillian Gish, Saul Rubinek, Lois Chiles, Linda Thorson. A Hollywood movie crew descends on a small North Carolina college town to make a film about the Revolutionary War which is based on a novel by the town's historical expert, Michael Burgess (Alan Alda). Naturally, the filming does not go smoothly. Written and directed by Alan Alda and featuring silent era actress Lillian Gish in her 105th film.
Rockabye (1986) as Rica Towne
A young woman, striking out on her own after having left her husband in California, has her young son snatched from her moments after getting off the bus in New York City on her way to Vermont, and reluctantly accepts the help of a hard-nosed reporter in tracking him down after being given the runaround from the police. Outdoor scenes were shot on location in Manhattan; indoor ones were done in Toronto.
Streets Of Fire (1984) as Motorwoman
A stylish, futuristic fable set to an exciting rock music beat. When rock diva Ellen Aim is abducted by the Bombers, a ruthless motorcycle gang, her manager offers her ex-boyfriend Tom Cody $10,000 to find and rescue the singer. Cody teams up with McCoy, a tough female ex-soldier, who together attack the Bombers'' stronghold, freeing Ellen from the bikers and destroying their lair. Tom and Ellen now find themselves on the run from the Bombers in the film''s eccentric futureworld.
Tootsie (1982) as Jo
An unemployed actor masquerades as a woman to win a soap-opera role.
The Warriors (1979) as Deejay
A gang is framed for the murder of rival gang''''s leader.
Godspell (1973) as Lynne
Contemporary hippies relive the story of Christ's ministry and crucifixion.

Cast (special)

Shattering the Silences (1997) as Narration
Examines the success and distress of seven minority scholars in the humanities and social sciences at universities across the United States.
A. Philip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom (1996) as Narration
Biography of labor and civil rights leader, Asa Philip Randolph. Randolph founded the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Potrers, won the first national contract for a black union, led the fight against legalized discrimination in government and the military, and spearheaded the 1963 March on Washington. T
Listening to Children: A Moral Journey With Robert Coles (1995) as Narration
Author and child psychiatrist Robert Coles looks at the lives of eight American children who struggle to make sense of an all too turbulent world. Each child must draw upon inner resources to come to terms with difficult issues, including deteriorating families, AIDS, racism, poverty, violence and r
Listening to Children: A Moral Journey With Robert Coles (1995) as Host
Author and child psychiatrist Robert Coles looks at the lives of eight American children who struggle to make sense of an all too turbulent world. Each child must draw upon inner resources to come to terms with difficult issues, including deteriorating families, AIDS, racism, poverty, violence and r
Girlfriend (1993) as Jo Delancey
Two teenage girls -- one African-American, the other white, overcome racial animosities and begin a friendship while working on a commemorative mural following the tragic death of a black classmate by random gunfire.
Private Affairs (1989) as Mrs Meeks
A presentation of "ABC Afterschool Specials" about a girl who finds out that her father is having an extramarital affair. Meanwhile, her friend discovers that her new boyfriend has infected her with gonorrhea.
Recovery Room, The (1985) as Gail
Hoping to escape the pressures of the medical profession, Kaye Brenner, an operating room nurse, and Steve Griffin, a first year medical student, pool their resources and buy a restaurant-bar, which they name Kaye and Steve's Recovery Room, that caters to the doctors and nurses of the nearby Knicker
Pottsville (1980) as Sue
The story of Bulldog O'Halloran, a harassed labor leader and the president of Local 605 of the National Factory Workers Union in Pottsville, a small manufacturing town. The pilot episode depicts Bulldog's efforts to contend with a feminist rebellion within his own ranks and avert a strike against hi

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Separate but Equal (1991) as Alice Stovall
A two-part miniseries. Dramatizes the events leading up to the 1954 Supreme Court decision on school desegregation, "Brown vs. Board of Education."

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