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Also Known As: Died: October 18, 2000
Born: January 13, 1925 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Culver City, California, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Broadway: The Golden Age (2004) as Herself
The Golden Age of Broadway theater is brought to the screen by interviews with over 100 Broadway stars, composers, writers and notables, whose stories bring Broadway's past to life. Includes archival footage of productions from the pre-video era and vintage photographs of some of Broadway's most fam
Bruno (2000) as Barbara Weetman
Eight-year-old Bruno attends a Catholic boarding school and seems a natural to win the Vatican's upcoming national spelling bee, but he has one problem -- he insists on cross-dressing. Fending off criticism, he tells everyone that he wears dresses as a source of power -- a religious vestment, inspir
Best Friends For Life (1998) as Edith
Sarah and Harriet have been best friends since childhood. They married at the same time, had children within the same year and now find themselves facing uncertain futures after the sudden deaths of their husbands. Though they have much in common, Sarah is a relaxed nature lover, while Harriet is in
Marvin's Room (1996) as Ruth
Years ago, the fiercely independent Lee took off for Ohio, while her older sister Bessie returned to the family's Florida home to look after their bedridden father Marvin and his lovably child-like sister Ruth. In Bessie's words, Marvin has been dying slowly for the past twenty years... just to make
Cocoon: the Return (1988) as Bess Mccarthy
Art, Ben, Joe and their wives, Bess, Mary and Alma have left Earth for a planet on which they never grow older. When they come back to their home planet to visit, they remember what it's like to be human.
Nadine (1987) as Vera
A woman trying to recover photos of herself and divorce her husband witnesses a murder and uncovers corrupt land dealings.
Cocoon (1985) as Bess Mccarthy
A group of elderly people are rejuvenated by aliens after swimming in a pool.
Cotton Club, The (1984) as Tish Dwyer
Multiple tales of the loves and lives of musicians, tap dancers, singers, gangsters and their molls at Harlem's legendary jazz joint, "The Cotton Club."
Jerk, Too, The (1984) as Bag Lady
The TV sequel -- bordering on a complete remake -- of Steve Martin's feature film, "The Jerk," the saga of Navin Johnson, country bumpkin who leaves the family of black sharecroppers that had raised him and proceeds to make his zany way in the world. Stand-up comic Mark Blankfield, one of Steve's pr
Legs (1983) as Maureen
Three hopefuls -- Shanna Reed, Deborah Geffner and Maureen Teefy -- each wants to be a Radio City Music Hall Rockette, vying for the one open spot the hall's choreographer, Gwen Verdon (in her TV-movie debut), has to fill. Sheree North plays Geffner's ex-Rockette mother and John Heard is a magazine
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)
A small town band makes it big, but loses track of their roots, as they get caught up into the big-time machinations of the music biz. Now, they must thwart a plot to destroy their home town. Built around the music of the beatles, this musical uses some big name groups like Peter Frampton and Aerosmith.
Damn Yankees (1958) as Lola
Film adaptation of the George Abbott Broadway musical about a Washington Senators fan who makes a pact with the Devil to help his baseball team win the league pennant.
The Farmer Takes a Wife (1953) as Abigail
Erie Canal, N.Y., 1850: Molly Larkins, cook on Jotham Klore's canal boat, has a love-hate relationship with her boss. She hires handsome new haul-horse driver Dan Harrow and the inevitable triangle develops (complicated by Dan's desire to farm and Molly's to boat) against a background of the canalmen's fight against the encroaching railroad.
The I Don't Care Girl (1953) as Specialty dancer
This musical biopic presents the life of vaudeville headliner Eva Tanguay.
The Mississippi Gambler (1953) as Voodoo dancer
Mark Fallon, with partner Kansas John Polly, tries to introduce honest gambling on the riverboats. His first success makes enemies of the crooked gamblers and of fair Angelique Dureau, whose necklace he won. Later in New Orleans, Mark befriends Angelique's father, but she still affects to despise him as his gambling career brings him wealth. Duelling, tragedy, and romantic complications follow.
Dreamboat (1952) as "Prunectar" commercial performer
A college professor faces embarrassment when his past as a silent screen heartthrob is revealed.
The Merry Widow (1952) as Specialty dancer
A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.
David and Bathsheba (1951) as Specialty dancer
King David''s lust for a married woman has disastrous consequences for Israel.
On the Riviera (1951) as Specialty dancer
A nightclub entertainer temporarily replaces a tycoon he's famous for impersonating.
Meet Me After the Show (1951) as Dancer
The star of a Broadway show suspects her husband may be having an affair with the show''''s backer.
Blonde from Brooklyn (1945) as Girl in nightclub
An aspiring singer masquerades as a Southern belle to get a radio job.

Music (feature film)

Cocoon (1985) as Special Music And Dance Coordinator
A group of elderly people are rejuvenated by aliens after swimming in a pool.

Dance (feature film)

The Mississippi Gambler (1953) as Choreographer
Mark Fallon, with partner Kansas John Polly, tries to introduce honest gambling on the riverboats. His first success makes enemies of the crooked gamblers and of fair Angelique Dureau, whose necklace he won. Later in New Orleans, Mark befriends Angelique's father, but she still affects to despise him as his gambling career brings him wealth. Duelling, tragedy, and romantic complications follow.

Cast (special)

Shirley MacLaine: This Time Around (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of dancer/actress/author Shirley MacLaine.
Ray Walston: No Antennae, Please (1999) as Interviewee
Profile of actor Ray Walston.
Bob Fosse: Dancing on the Edge (1999) as Interviewee
Biography of choreographer Bob Fosse. He gave the world "The Pajama Game," "Sweet Charity" and "Cabaret." But behind the scenes, Fosse was a tortured, addictive person who had a fascination with death. Features interviews with some of the stars with whom he worked.
Music of Kander and Ebb: Razzle Dazzle, The (1997)
Performance documentary on the songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb whose 35-year collaboration has produced Broadway and movie classics such as "Chicago," "Cabaret," "New York, New York," "Woman of the Year," and "Kiss of the Spider Woman."
48th Annual Tony Awards, The (1994) as Presenter
A live presentation of the annual Tony Awards, honoring excellence in the theater.
Very Best of The Ed Sullivan Show -- II, The (1991)
A special highlighting performances from 23 years of Ed Sullivan's classic variety show as well as interviews with some of the celebrities who appeared on the series.
Bob Fosse: Steam Heat (1990) as Narration
A documentary profile of director/choreographer Bob Fosse. Includes clips from his films and television specials as well as interviews with Fosse, remembrances from his friends, and commentary by Gwen Verdon. A "Dance in America" presentation, broadcast as part of "Great Performances."
Sanford Meisner: The Theater's Best Kept Secret (1990) as Interviewee
A documentary about one of the founding members of the Group Theater and one of the American theater's best-known teachers of actors, Sanford Meisner.
Wolf Trap Salutes Victor Borge: An 80th Birthday Celebration (1990)
A special celebrating Victor Borge's 80th birthday, taped at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.
43rd Annual Tony Awards, The (1989)
Live broadcast of the 43rd Annual Tony Awards, presented by the American Theatre Wing and the League of American Theatres and Producers, honoring excellence in theater.
41st Annual Tony Awards, The (1987)
The forty-first annual presentation of the American Theatre Wing's Antoinette Perry (or "Tony") Awards honoring excellence in the Broadway theater. Broadcast live from the Mark Hellinger Theatre In New York City, the program is the first presentation of the Tonys under the aegis of the Tony Awards P
Night of 100 Stars II, The (1985)
A star-studded sequel to "The Night of 100 Stars." A celebrity benefit for the Actors Fund of America, featuring music, songs, dances and comedy. Three hundred and eight stars participated in a seven-hour marathon that was edited to three hours for television.
38th Annual Tony Awards, The (1984)
A live presentation of the 1984 Antoinette Perry (or "Tony") Awards honoring outstanding achievement in the Broadway theater.
Strippers (1983) as Narration
The program explores the art of the striptease via the lives of six of the world's most famous strippers: Lydia Thompson, Josephine Baker, Gypsy Rose Lee, Little Egypt, Carrie Farrell, and Sally Rand. The special, which contains nudity, incorporates rare film clips, still photographs, and recreation
Parade of Stars (1983) as Guest
Celebrities perform in a benefit for the Actor's Fund Charity in a program that recalls vaudeville's golden age.
Ed Sullivan's Broadway (1973)
A look at Broadway's past, present (1973), and future.
Jane Powell Show, The (1961) as Guest
A lively hour of music, song, and dance.

Dance (special)

Loretta Lynn in the Big Apple (1982) as Choreography
A concert benefit for the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse taped at the Majestic Theater in New York City and hosted by country-western singer Loretta Lynn.

Misc. Crew (special)

From Broadway: Fosse (2002) as Artistic Advisor
A revue of dances from various Bob Fosse musicals, including "Sweet Charity," "Pajama Game" and "Pippin."

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Walking Across Egypt (2000) as Alora
In Cold Blood (1996) as Sadie Truitt
Miniseries adaptation of Truman Capote's 1965 nonfiction book, "In Cold Blood," about the vicious murder of a central Kansas family. Chronicles the events leading up to the slayings, the state police investigation and subsequent cross-country pursuit of the killers.
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994) as Etta Pell
A two-part miniseries based on the novel by Allan Gurganus that dramatizes the post-Civil War years to the present through the irreverent eyes of 100-year-old Lucy Marsden, a widow now living in a North Carolina charity home.

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