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Born: July 7, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Began collecting children's books at age 17
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Met director Robert Altman while working in Houston, TX
1970:
Cast by Altman in debut film, "Brewster McCloud"
1971:
Re-teamed with Altman for "McCabe & Mrs. Miller"
1974:
Won critical attention for Altman's "Thieves Like Us"
1975:
Joined the ensemble of Altman's award-winning film, "Nashville"
1977:
Received critical acclaim for her portrayal of the delusional Millie Lammoreaux in Altman's "3 Women"
1977:
Cast in "Annie Hall" as Woody Allen's one-night stand
1980:
Co-starred with Jack Nicholson in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining"
1980:
Played Olive Oyl, opposite Robin Williams in the title role, for Altman's big-screen adaptation of "Popeye"
1981:
Had a supporting roles in Terry Gilliam's "Time Bandits"
1982:
Formed Platypus Productions; released first series under the Platypus banner, the award-winning "Faerie Tale Theatre" for Showtime
1984:
Starred in Tim Burton's short film, "Frankenweenie"
1985:
Created the anthology series, "Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales and Legends," for Showtime; earned an Emmy nomination
1987:
Had a supporting role, opposite Steve Martin, in "Roxanne"
1988:
Founded the production company, Think Entertainment, to develop programs and made-for-TV movies for cable channels
1989:
Created her third Showtime anthology series, "Nightmare Classics," under the banner of Think Entertainment and Platypus Productions
1990:
Duvall's Think Entertainment joined forces with Universal Cartoon Studios in creating the original Showtime series, "Shelly Duvall's Bedtime Stories"; earned second Emmy nomination
1994:
Produced her fifth and final series for Showtime, "Mrs. Piggle Wiggle"
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Sold Think Entertainment and retired as a producer
1994:
Moved to Texas after her Los Angeles home was damaged in the Northridge earthquake
1996:
Co-starred with Nicole Kidman and John Malkovich in Jane Campion's "The Portrait of a Lady" as Countess Gemini
1998:
Played Drew Barrymore's mother in the big-screen comedy, "Home Fries"
1999:
Had a supporting role in the film, "The 4th Floor"
2002:
Last film to date was a small role in the independent film, "Manna from Heaven"

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