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|Born:||July 22, 1934||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Birmingham, Alabama, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Raised in Alabama
TV debut as an extra on "Playhouse 90"
Made guest appearances on TV shows like "The Millionnaire" (CBS) and "77 Sunset Strip" (ABC) during the late 1950s and early 1960s
Lived in London during the 1960s
Returned to acting in feature film debut, Robert Altman's "Thieves Like Us"
TV-movie debut, "Can Ellen Be Saved?" (ABC)
Gave Oscar-winning performance as Nurse Ratched in Milos Forman's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
Flopped with "Exorcist II: The Heretic"
Starred as "Mamma Dracula", in Leonard Maltin's words "an eternity away from the cuckoo's nest"
Gave standout performance as a research scientist in "Brainstorm", a film marred by the drowning of star Natalie Wood
Appeared in Sergio Leone's epic "Once Upon a Time In America"
First film with Eric Roberts, "Nobody's Fool"
Played Grandma Belle in "Two Moon Junction"
Essayed another grandma in "Flowers in the Attic"
Reteamed with Roberts for "Best of the Best"
Acted the part of Agnes Carpenter in "The Karen Carpenter Story" (CBS)
Excelled as Grandmother battling for the custody of her murderer son's boy in first TV miniseries, "In a Child's Name" (CBS), directed by Tom McLoughlin
Appeared in Altman's "The Player"
Played Richard Farnsworth's wife in short-lived CBS series "The Boys of Twilight", a modern Western about aging lawmen in a small Utah town
Reteamed with McLoughlin for CBS miniseries "The Fire Next Time"
Reprised Grandma Belle for "Return to Two Moon Junction"
Portrayed crime czar Elizabeth Deane in "Virtuosity", starring Denzel Washington
Had regular role on Fox's short-lived, futuristic "VR.5"
Played bat-wielding principal in "High School High"
Enjoyed her turn as a nasty, authoritarian, almost psycho teacher in "Frankenstein and Me"
Had small role in John Herzfeld's "2 Days in the Valley"
Appeared as Aunt Eva in the absorbing Showtime Holcaust drama "The Devil's Arithmetic"
Portrayed Sarah Michelle Gellar's aunt in "Cruel Intentions"
Acted in "A Map of the World", New York theater director Scott Elliott's feature directing debut
Appeared in "AfterImage"; screened at Sundance Film Festival
Had a Guest-starring role on CBS' "Joan of Arcadia"; received an Emmy nomination for Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Co-starred with Donald Sutherland in the family drama, "Aurora Borealis"
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