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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
1958:
TV debut as an extra on "Playhouse 90"
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Made guest appearances on TV shows like "The Millionnaire" (CBS) and "77 Sunset Strip" (ABC) during the late 1950s and early 1960s
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Lived in London during the 1960s
1974:
Returned to acting in feature film debut, Robert Altman's "Thieves Like Us"
1974:
TV-movie debut, "Can Ellen Be Saved?" (ABC)
1975:
Gave Oscar-winning performance as Nurse Ratched in Milos Forman's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
1977:
Flopped with "Exorcist II: The Heretic"
1980:
Starred as "Mamma Dracula", in Leonard Maltin's words "an eternity away from the cuckoo's nest"
1983:
Gave standout performance as a research scientist in "Brainstorm", a film marred by the drowning of star Natalie Wood
1984:
Appeared in Sergio Leone's epic "Once Upon a Time In America"
1986:
First film with Eric Roberts, "Nobody's Fool"
1988:
Played Grandma Belle in "Two Moon Junction"
1987:
Essayed another grandma in "Flowers in the Attic"
1989:
Reteamed with Roberts for "Best of the Best"
1989:
Acted the part of Agnes Carpenter in "The Karen Carpenter Story" (CBS)
1991:
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
1992:
Appeared in Altman's "The Player"
1992:
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
1993:
Reteamed with McLoughlin for CBS miniseries "The Fire Next Time"
1994:
Reprised Grandma Belle for "Return to Two Moon Junction"
1995:
Portrayed crime czar Elizabeth Deane in "Virtuosity", starring Denzel Washington
1995:
Had regular role on Fox's short-lived, futuristic "VR.5"
1996:
Played bat-wielding principal in "High School High"
1996:
Enjoyed her turn as a nasty, authoritarian, almost psycho teacher in "Frankenstein and Me"
1996:
Had small role in John Herzfeld's "2 Days in the Valley"
1999:
Appeared as Aunt Eva in the absorbing Showtime Holcaust drama "The Devil's Arithmetic"
1999:
Portrayed Sarah Michelle Gellar's aunt in "Cruel Intentions"
1999:
Acted in "A Map of the World", New York theater director Scott Elliott's feature directing debut
2001:
Appeared in "AfterImage"; screened at Sundance Film Festival
2004:
Had a Guest-starring role on CBS' "Joan of Arcadia"; received an Emmy nomination for Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series
2006:
Co-starred with Donald Sutherland in the family drama, "Aurora Borealis"

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