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|Also Known As:||Shirley Grayson, Shirley Crossman||Died:||August 7, 1985|
|Born:||September 18, 1923||Cause of Death:||cancer|
|Birth Place:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||Profession:||actor|
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Great Ice Rip-Off, The (1974) Helen Calso
Gargoyles (1972) Mrs Parks
Night of Dark Shadows (1971) Carlotta Drake
End of the Road (1970) Peggy Rankin
Adam at 6 A.M. (1970) Inez Treadley
House of Dark Shadows (1970) Dr. Julia Hoffman
That Darn Cat (1965) Margaret Miller
The Night of the Iguana (1964) Judith Fellowes
Satan in High Heels (1962) Pepe
Robbers, Rooftops and Witches (1982) Mrs Maloney
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Made professional acting debut billed as Shirley Grayson in "Man and Superman"
Changed billing to Grayson Hall; featured in NYC production of Jean Genet's "The Balcony"
Spent one season acting with the Hedgerow Theater in Pennsylvania
Had featured role in the Broadway musical "Subways Are For Sleeping"
Film acting debut, "Satan in High Heels"
Received Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for performance as a closeted lesbian schoolteacher in "The Night of the Iguana"
Acted in the Disney feature "That Darn Cat"
Primarily portrayed Dr. Julia Hoffman on the ABC gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows"; cast often played multiple roles; also essayed a gypsy and a French countess
Played a relative of college professor Michael Douglas in "Adam at 6 A.M."
Recreated role as Julia Hoffman for the feature "House of Dark Shadows"
Appeared in "Night of Dark Shadows", starring David Selby and Kate Jackson and loosely based on the TV serial
TV-movie debut in "Gargoyles" (ABC)
Portrayed Euphemia Ralston on the ABC daytime drama "One Life to Live"
Had small role in the CBS children's special "Robbers, Rooftops and Witches"
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Sam Hall. Screenwriter. Retired; head writer for "Dark Shadows" and "One Life to Live" when Hall appeared on the serials; married in 1956.
Matthew Hall. Actor, screenwriter, novelist. Born c. 1958; published "Nightmare Logic" (Bantam, 1989); second novel "The Art of Breaking Glass" (1997); married to Cecilia Petit; had son Caleb Daniel Hall on August 10, 2001.
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