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Also Known As: Died:
Born: June 20, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Norman, Oklahoma, USA Profession: actor, model

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Unusual, dynamic model-turned-actress who followed her film debut in John Huston's "Fat City" (1972) with a memorable, Oscar-nominated performance in George Lucas's seminal coming-of-age film, "American Graffiti" (1973). Clark's subsequent career, however, has not lived up to her fine work of the 1970s in such films as "The Man Who Fell to Earth" (1976) and "When You Coming Back, Red Ryder?" (1978) and her country turns in the TV films, "Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill" (1979) and "Rodeo Girl" (1980). She has appeared mostly in fairly obscure or routine genre fare, from "National Lampoon Goes to the Movies" (1982) to "Stephen King's Cat's Eye" (1985) and several appearances as mothers ("Radioland Murders" 1994, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" 1992).

Unusual, dynamic model-turned-actress who followed her film debut in John Huston's "Fat City" (1972) with a memorable, Oscar-nominated performance in George Lucas's seminal coming-of-age film, "American Graffiti" (1973). Clark's subsequent career, however, has not lived up to her fine work of the 1970s in such films as "The Man Who Fell to Earth" (1976) and "When You Coming Back, Red Ryder?" (1978) and her country turns in the TV films, "Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill" (1979) and "Rodeo Girl" (1980). She has appeared mostly in fairly obscure or routine genre fare, from "National Lampoon Goes to the Movies" (1982) to "Stephen King's Cat's Eye" (1985) and several appearances as mothers ("Radioland Murders" 1994, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" 1992).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Informant, The (2009)
2.
 Dog Tags (2008)
3.
 Zodiac (2007)
4.
 Cherry Falls (2000) Marge Marken
5.
 Radioland Murders (1994) Billy'S Mom
6.
 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) Buffy'S Mom
7.
 Deuce Coupe (1992) Jean Fitzpatrick
8.
 Original Intent (1992) Jessica Cameron
9.
 Price She Paid, The (1992) Marlene Thomas
10.
 Cool As Ice (1991) Grace Winslow
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Milestones close milestones

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Grew up in Texas
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Began modeling in NYC
1972:
Film acting debut, "Fat City"
1973:
Earned Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination as the platinum-haired Debbie in "American Graffiti"
1976:
Co-starred in "The Man Who Fell to Earth"
1977:
Had prominent role in "Handle With Care/Citizen's Band"
1979:
Reprised her signature role in the sequel "More American Graffiti"
1981:
Off-Broadway debut, "A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking"
1986:
Acted in "At Close Range"
1988:
Appeared in the remake of "The Blob"
1992:
Portrayed the slayer's mom in "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer"
1994:
Played small role in "Radioland Murders", scripted by Willard Huyck from a story by George Lucas
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companion:
Jeff Bridges. Actor. Involved in the early to mid-1970s; met during the filming of "Fat City".
husband:
Marjoe Gortner. Actor, former evangelist. Married briefly in the late 1970s.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Thomas Clark. Chef.
mother:
Ella Clark.

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