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Also Known As: Penny Arcade, Mary Woronow Died:
Born: December 8, 1943 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: actor, painter

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This tall, leggy and strikingly attractive performer has built a cult following with three decades of appearances in some decidedly off-center films. Sometimes lesbian, often formidable and usually sexually aggressive, Woronov has played leads and supporting roles in more than 40 films ranging from low-budget horror, sci-fi and actioners to soft-core adult fare to major Hollywood releases. She seems most comfortable on the margins however; her best work has been done for actor-writer-director Paul Bartel.

This tall, leggy and strikingly attractive performer has built a cult following with three decades of appearances in some decidedly off-center films. Sometimes lesbian, often formidable and usually sexually aggressive, Woronov has played leads and supporting roles in more than 40 films ranging from low-budget horror, sci-fi and actioners to soft-core adult fare to major Hollywood releases. She seems most comfortable on the margins however; her best work has been done for actor-writer-director Paul Bartel.

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 I Pass For Human (2004)
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 Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) Acme Vp, Bad Ideas
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 New Women, The (2001) Lisa Lastrada
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 Straight Right (2000)
9.
 Invisible Mom 2 (1999)
10.
 Sweet Jane (1997)
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1964:
Moved to New York City; became involved with Andy Warhol's Factory
1964:
Film acting debut, Warhol's "Screen Test"
1967:
Portrayed Hanoi Hannah in Warhol's cult hit feature "Chelsea Girls"
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Toured with the Velvet Underground, a leading "underground" rock group of the 1960s
1970:
Played a supporting role in the Italian production "Kemek", a surreal sci-fi mystery written and directed by Theodore Gershuny (her husband until 1969)
1974:
First Broadway lead, played Susan in "Boom Boom Room"
1975:
First feature lead, played Calamity Jane in Paul Bartel's "Death Race 2000"; first collaboration with actor-writer-director Bartel
1977:
TV-movie debut, "In the Glitter Palace", an NBC crime melodrama
1983:
Played a recurring role on the Fox sitcom "Flying Blind"
1982:
Co-starred as Mary Bland in "Eating Raoul", perhaps her best known role
1985:
First TV special, "Cheech and Chong Get Out of My Room" on Showtime
1986:
Appeared in "The Secret Cinema", an episode of "Amazing Stories" written and directed by Bartel
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Education

Cornell University: Ithaca , New York -

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husband:
Theodore Gershuny. Stockbroker, director, screenwriter. Divorced in 1969.
husband:
Ted Whitehead. Race car driver, agent.

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father:
Victor D Woronov. Doctor.
mother:
Carol Woronov.

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"Swimming Underground: My Years in the Warhol Factory" Journey Editions

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