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Born: May 8, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Spring Thaw (2007)
Heart of the Storm (2004)
A woman and her daughters are stuck in their house during a raging hurricane when three escaped cons invade the premises. When the woman's estranged husband suspects trouble at the house, he fights his way through the storm to check up on his family.
Jackie Collins' Hollywood Wives: The Next Generation (2003) as Taylor Singer
In this adaptation of the bestseller, two Hollywood actresses deal variously with being the victim or the perpetrator of infidelity.
Sanctuary (2001) as Jo Hathaway
Photojournalist Jo Hathaway, overworked and under stress, begins to have nightmares about her mother, who disappeared years earlier. At the same time, she starts receiving peculiar private photographs of herself via e-mail from an unknown "friend." Jo retreats to her childhood island home -- Sanctua
Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle, A (2000) as Donielle
Based on a true story, a psychic works with the police to find a serial killer. Donielle is a woman terrorized by psychic abilities that cause her to envision violent crimes before they happen. She discovered her unique ability as a young girl and it ultimately destroyed her relationship with her mo
Soul Collector, The (1999) as Rebecca
Zachariah, an ethereal being who has neglected his soul-collecting duties, is banished to Earth for one month by his supervisor, Mordecai, to learn compassion for the human race that he often neglects. Landing on the farm of a young widow named Rebecca, Zach, now in a more helpless, human state, soo
Two Babies: Switched at Birth (1999) as Sarah Barlow
Two women, Sarah Barlow and Linda Wells, learn after several years that their babies were switched at birth in a hospital mix-up and, after deciding to keep the children they have been raising, go to extraordinary lengths to protect the relationships between themselves and their children.
Murder at 75 Birch (1999) as Gwen Todson
Gwen and Dave Todson are awakened one morning by a phone call from Dave's brother Rick, with the news that his wife Pat is dead. Rick says that a burglar is responsible, but the police don't believe it and want to question Dave and Gwen about Rick and Pat's marriage. On his way to the police station
Barbara Taylor Bradford's "Her Own Rules" (1998) as Meredith Sanders
Adaptation of Barbara Taylor Bradford's novel, "Her Own Rules." Meredith Sanders, a successful 30-something New York business woman, has always been unlucky in love. She has issues of abandonment since the age of four when her mother died. She was forced to live in an abusive orphanage where her onl
Childhood Sweetheart? (1997) as Karen Carlson
Karen Carlson, a young woman who has been missing since she was 12-years-old, suddenly reappears at the door of her former childhood sweetheart, Greg Davis. The two quickly rekindle their romance and she reveals the terrifying story of her kidnap and abuse. Although her family and friends have compa
Seduction in a Small Town (1997) as Sarah Jenks
A couple's idyllic life is shattered when authorities accuse them of child abuse and take away their three young children. When they desperately search for the source of the rumors about them, their suspicions lead them to a young woman who recently arrived in their small town, but they can't believ
Christmas in My Hometown (1996) as Emma Murphy
Just before Christmas, a high-powered executive is ordered to return to his small Nebraska hometown to downsize the tractor factory that employs most of the community. While pretending to be there in order to place a large order for tractors, he falls in love with a local woman who is engaged to som
Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story (1994) as Melissa Prentice
The true story of Carrie Buck, who becomes the test case for a landmark 1927 Supreme Court decision concerning the sterlization of mentally deficient women against their will.
Seeds of Deception (1994) as Mary Bennett
Inspired by actual events surrounding a fertility doctor indicted for inseminating his patients with his own sperm and for giving false positive pregnancy results.
Cries From the Heart (1994) as Karen Barth
Two women overcome their adversarial relationship to help an autistic child testify against his molester.
House of Secrets (1993) as Marion Ravinel
Two abused women, a wife and a mistress, conspire to murder the man who dominates their lives. When the victim''s body disappears and clues suggest that he is alive, the women''s guilt turns to fear for their own lives.
Dying to Remember (1993) as Lynn Matthews
A clothing designer returns to a "past life" during hypnotherapy and discovers that she was murdered. She flies to San Francisco to investigate her history and discovers that the man who killed her is still alive.
With Hostile Intent (1993) as Miranda Berkley
Based on the true story of two female Long Beach, California police officers who sued their force for sexual harrassment and won a $3.1 million judgment.
Family of Strangers, A (1993) as Julie
A woman discovers she is adopted and must find her natural parents to trace her family medical history in order to have a life-saving operation.
With a Vengeance (1992) as Gena King
An amnesia victim starts a new life working as a live-in nanny for a single father who helps her uncover her disturbing past.
Shattered Trust (1992) as Shari Karney
While prosecuting a child-abuse case, a lawyer realizes she has repressed an incident of abuse from her childhood. Based on a true story.
Without Her Consent (1990) as Emily Briggs
A true story of a young woman who is violently assaulted by a new acquaintance and whose fiance takes the law into his own hands.
Donor (1990) as Dr Kristine Lipton
A young doctor stumbles across a series of mysterious series of events at a hospital, including a case of human experimentation, murder, and a cover-up.
Forbidden Nights (1990) as Judith Shapiro
Based on the true story of Judith Shapiro, an American who teaches in a provincial Chinese city shortly after the Cultural Revolution. She is caught between her Western liberal upbringing and the harsh laws of a foreign government when she falls in love with one of her students.
Joshua's Heart (1990) as Claudia Cassara
A young woman breaks up with her boyfriend and comes to face the painful reality that she will also be separated from the man's son, a boy she has come to love as her own.
Lookalike, The (1990) as Gina Crandall
A woman desperately fights for her sanity after being haunted by the exact lookalike of her dead daughter.
Funny (1989) as Actress
Various celebrities and non-celebrities tell jokes, and funny stories.
Ice House (1989) as Kay
Having forsaken a successful career working the oil fields of his native Texas in order to break into the music business, Pake finds himself broke and dejected in a hotel room in L.A. He arranges a meeting with an old girlfriend Kay, hoping to convince her to return to Texas with him and get married
Killer Instinct (1988) as Dr Lisa Devito
A young psychiatrist finds herself in danger after releasing a dangerous mental patient.
Blood Vows:Story Of A Mafia Wife (1987) as Marian Winslow
A young woman marries a charming lawyer only to find out that he and his family are high-ranking members of the underworld.
Choices (1986) as Terry Granger
A family and marriage are torn apart at the seams when a man who believes that abortion is wrong is faced with the unwanted pregnancies of his beautiful second wife and his unmarried teenage daughter.
Penalty Phase (1986) as Leah Furman
A judge ponders letting a mass murderer go free on a legal technicality. During the trial, Judge Kenneth Hoffman discovers that the prisoner's rights may have been violated by the police. Even though the jury has found the defendent guilty, Judge Hoffman could be forced to make a ruling that could
Sylvester (1985) as Charlie
An orphaned girl tries to raise her younger brothers while training a wild horse for the Olympics.
Family Secrets (1984) as Sara Calloway
A recently widowed mother, her advertising executive daughter, and her teenage granddaughter, reunite for an emotion charged weekend to close up the recently-sold family home, relive painful memories and resolve long-standing tensions. For this film, initially called "Mother's Day" (after the day on
Choices of the Heart (1983) as Jean Donovan
The dramatization of the story of Jean Donovan, who evolved from a free-spirited college student to a deeply committed lay missionary, giving up her family, friends and finance to work on behalf of the poor in El Salvador. In December 1980, she and three Maryknoll nuns were slain by five members of
Splendor in the Grass (1981) as Deanie Loomis
In this TV adaptation of Elia Kazan's notable 1961 film of William Inge's bittersweet drama of young love in 1928 Kansas, Melissa Gilbert and Cyril O'Reilly take the roles played originally by Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty as Deanie Loomis, the girl from the strict home who is on the verge of an em
Diary of Anne Frank, The (1980) as Anne Frank
Melissa Gilbert's version of the memorable drama recounting a Jewish teenager's ordeal hiding from the Nazis in occupied Amsterdam with her family and their friends for two years continued the star's projects (through her Half Pint Productions) to do new TV versions of film classics, including "The
Nutcracker Fantasy (1979) as Voice Of Clara
Miracle Worker, The (1979) as Helen Keller
Coming full circle, this television remake of the 1962 film tells once again about the relationship between young Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan. Patty Duke Astin, who won her Academy Award for playing Helen Keller in the earlier version, here is cast as Anne Sullivan and received an Em
Christmas Miracle In Caufield, Usa (1978) as Kelly Sullivan
A dramatic re-creation of the Christmas Eve 1951 coal mine disaster in which union workers, threatened with replacement by scabs, were forced to enter an unsafe mine and then were trapped underground by an explosion. Veteran actor John Carradine is billed, curiously, as John Carradine Sr., for the f
Little House on the Prairie (1974) as Laura Ingalls
Faithful adaptation of the charming book about a family's attempts to adjust to life on the Kansas frontier became the forerunner to the long-running TV series in which Michael Landon not only starred but which he also produced and frequently wrote and directed.

Director (special)

Me and My Hormones (1996) as Director
Comical look at three generations of women coming together under the same roof as they all experience their own life changes.

Cast (special)

10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, The (2004) as Presenter
Live coverage of the 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild awards, honoring the best in acting for film and television.
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, The (2003) as Presenter
Live coverage of the ninth annual Screen Actors Guild Awards presentation from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Intimate Portrait: Patty Duke (2001) as Interviewee
Portrait of actor Patty Duke.
Melissa Gilbert (2001) as Interviewee
Profile of actress Melissa Gilbert.
70s: The Decade That Changed Television, The (2000) as Segment Host ("Family")
A Museum of Television & Radio special that celebrates the 1970s, an era when television underwent sweeping changes, forever altering the medium.
Child Stars: Their Story (2000) as Interviewee
Account of the child star experience. Features interviews with more than 30 former child stars, TV clips, home movies, additional archive footage and a "round table," in which eight one-time child stars, representing eight decades of film and TV experience hold forth on the trials of life in the spo
Michael Landon (1999) as Interviewee
Biography that chronicles the life of actor Michael Landon.
Barney's First Adventures (1998)
Special featuring Barney, the purple dinosaur from the "Barney & Friends" childrens' series on PBS. With the help of Barney and friends, including Teri Garr, Melissa Gilbert and Captain Kangaroo, children learn that new adventures are learning experiences and an important part of growing up.
Intimate Portrait: Melissa Gilbert (1998) as Interviewee
Documentary on the life of actor Melissa Gilbert.
Michael Landon: The E! True Hollywood Story (1997) as Interviewee
Special explores the life of actor Michael Landon who died of pancreatic cancer in July of 1991. Landon's wholesome on-screen image was in sharp contrast to his off-screen struggles with drug and alcohol addiction and infidelity. He eventually overcame these personal problems to become one of televi
21st Annual People's Choice Awards, The (1995) as Presenter
Live presentation of the 21st Annual People's Choice Awards, honoring entertainers in the fields of television, motion pictures and music, as determined by a special Gallup Poll.
People's 20th Birthday (1994)
On the the 20th anniversary of "People" magazine, this special looks back at some important memorable events of the '70's, '80's, and '90's as seen on the pages of the periodical.
Michael Landon: Memories With Laughter and Love (1991)
A special focusing on the life and career of actor/director/producer Michael Landon.
1991 Emmy Awards (1991)
A presentation of the forty-third annual prime-time Emmy Awards honoring the best in television.
Drug Free Kids: A Parent's Guide (1988)
A special designed to help parents learn how to communicate with their children about drug abuse. The program features performers in a series of dramatizations involving teens and drugs. These role-playing exercises demonstrate the communication skills parents must learn to help their children preve
NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration (1986)
A special featuring more than 100 stars and highlights from the most memorable moments in radio and television history spanning six decades on America's first broadcast network. NBC stars, past and present, recall, via film clips and personal memories, unforgettable moments from the past 60 years. H
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast, The (1984) as Guest
Michael Landon is roasted in this special.
Battle of the Network Stars XIII (1982) as Nbc Team Member
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
Like Magic (1981)
A variety special hosted by Australian ventiloquist Chris Kirby and spotlighting magicians.
Battle of the Network Stars XI (1981) as Nbc Team Member
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
Battle of the Network Stars X (1981) as Nbc Team Member
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes (1980)
The final challenge, wherein celebrities compete in various athletic contests to determine which is the better sex.
Battle of the Network Stars VII (1979) as Nbc Team Member
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
Battle of the Network Stars IV (1978) as Nbc Team Member
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
Circus Lions, Tigers and Melissas Too (1977) as Host
The program features performances by circus acts from around the world.

Producer (special)

Child Stars: Their Story (2000) as Executive Producer
Account of the child star experience. Features interviews with more than 30 former child stars, TV clips, home movies, additional archive footage and a "round table," in which eight one-time child stars, representing eight decades of film and TV experience hold forth on the trials of life in the spo

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Zoya (1995) as Zoya
A Russian girl, Zoya, flees the Revolution and goes to Paris with her grandmother. She then marries an American soldier, moves to New York, is widowed, struggles to support her children, marries a garment-industry magnate, becomes a successful businesswoman and finally makes a poignant return to her

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