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Born: May 16, 1955 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1972:
Lived in Israel with an Israeli youth program; served in the Israeli army for three months
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Return to Los Angeles and joined an acting workshop led by Michael Gazzo
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At 18, was involved in an automobile accident and suffered a cerebral hemorrhage as a result; was left partially paralyzed and blind for ten months; after she recovered, decided that she would pursue acting in Los Angeles
1976:
Made TV acting debut as the title character's younger sister Drusilla on the CBS series "Wonder Woman"
1977:
Film acting debut in "Slumber Party '57"
1978:
Made TV-movie debut in "Special Olympics" (CBS)
1980:
Breakthrough screen role as John Travolta's love interest in "Urban Cowboy"
1982:
Lent her voice (mixed with the voice of an elderly woman) to the title character of "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial"
1982:
Received first Best Actress Academy Award nomination as Richard Gere's love interest in "An Officer and a Gentleman"
1982:
First film with Nick Nolte, "Cannery Row"; hired to replace Raquel Welch
1983:
Played a terminally ill woman in a strained relationship with her mother and husband in "Terms of Endearment"; garnered second Best Actress Academy Award nomination
1986:
Starred opposite Robert Redford in the Ivan Reitman comedy "Legal Eagles"
1987:
Had a box-office hit as the detective tracking down a female serial killer in "Black Widow"
1987:
Made an uncredited appearance in "Made in Heaven," starring then-husband Timothy Hutton
1990:
Second feature with Nolte, "Everybody Wins"; film scripted by Arthur Miller
1990:
Co-starred with John Malkovich in "The Sheltering Sky"
1993:
Earned third Best Actress Oscar nomination as American poet Joy Gresham opposite Anthony Hopkins as C. S. Lewis in "Shadowlands"
1995:
Last film for six years, starring with Billy Crystal in the comedy "Forget Paris"
1996:
Announced "retirement" from acting
1998:
Co-starred with husband Arliss Howard in the stage production of "How I Learned to Drive"
1998:
Narrated the documentary about the 13th century writer, "Rumi: Poet of the Heart"
2001:
Returned to features co-starring with husband Arliss Howard (who also directed) in "Big Bad Love"
2002:
Subject of the documentary directed by actress Rosanna Arquette titled "Searching for Debra Winger"; film focused on the various pressures women face working in the film industry while trying to juggle their professional commitments with their personal responsibilities
2003:
Featured in "Radio" with Ed Harris and Cuba Gooding, Jr.
2004:
Appeared in Michael Clancy's black comedy "Eulogy"
2005:
Co-starred in the HBO film "Sometimes in April" about the Rwandan Genocide of 1994
2005:
Directed by husband Arliss Howard in the Lifetime movie "Dawn Anna"; received an Emmy nomination for portraying a woman dealing with severe brain disease and family tragedy
2008:
Played Anne Hathaway's emotionally unavailable mother in Jonathan Demme's "Rachel Getting Married"; earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female
2008:
Wrote a book based on her personal recollections titled <i>Undiscovered</i>
2010:
Joined the third season of HBO's "In Treatment" as a new patient
2012:
Co-starred with Greta Gerwig in the comedy "Lola Versus"

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