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Born: August 15, 1950 Cause of Death:
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Cast (feature film)

Burden (The Firm) (2018)
After opening a KKK shop, Klansman Michael Burden falls in love with a single mom who forces him to confront his senseless hatred. After leaving the Klan and with nowhere to turn, Burden is taken in by an African-American reverend, and learns tolerance through their combined love and faith
Perfect Guy, The (2015)
A woman meets an IT expert who seems to be the perfect guy. But after a sex charged courtship she sees a violent side of him and dissolves the relationship. In jealous rage and fueled by insane revenge he violates her privacy.
Frank (2014)
A wannabe musician finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant garde rock band led by the enigmatic Frank -- a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head.
Sunlight Jr. (2013)
A poor couple has fallen through the cracks of society. Hard-working convenience store clerk Melissa and her paraplegic boyfriend Richie are trapped in a generational cycle of poverty and ignorance. They are genuinely excited when they learn that Melissa is pregnant. But when she loses her job and t
Fatal Secrets (2011)
A loving mother and friend connects with the wrong man.
Jam (2007)
A car crash on a sweltering Father's Day becomes a life changing experience for five groups of travelers.
Kiss the Bride (2007)
In high school, Matt and Ryan were best friends. More than friends, actually. But in the ensuing ten years, they've lost contact. So when Matt receives an invitation to Ryan's wedding he's surprised--especially that Ryan is marrying a woman! Matt interrupts his ideal alternative lifestyle to return
Saving Sarah Cain (2007)
Sarah Cain is an attractive, dynamic, newspaper columnist, no longer at the top of her game and eager to get back up there. When Sara's only sister, Ivy, dies without a will, Sarah inherits Ivy's five Amish-raised children and brings the unhappy brood to live with her in the big city. At the urgin
No Country for Old Men (2007)
A poacher has to elude the Texas Rangers and the mob after stealing drug money.
Karla (2007)
Based on the true story of husband-and-wife Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, the Ontario-based couple who tortured, raped, and murdered two schoolgirls, as well as Karla's younger sister, in the 1990s.
Broken (2006)
A waitress confronts all the wrong turns she has made in her short life and ultimately ends up facing the biggest wrong turn of all: her dangerous ex-boyfriend who's determined to win back her love or die trying.
Broken Bridges (2006)
Former high school sweethearts, Bo Price and Angela Delton return home after the deaths of their younger brothers and are forced to deal with the past and future. Keith plays a country music singer who has fallen from the spotlight. His life changes when he returns home and reunites with his true lo
Loggerheads (2005) as Cast
Three people's stories take place at different times over a Mother's Day weekend. In the first, a drifter named Mark, who is fascinated with loggerhead sea turtles, comes to a quiet coastal town in North Carolina to preserve the endangered creatures. There he meets a businessman who gives him the s
Beyond the Prairie II: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder Continues (2002) as Voice Of Laura
Laura and Almanzo Wilder leave their home in South Dakota to seek a better life in Missouri. Laura documents their daily life in her letters home to her parents, Charles and Caroline Ingalls, and late at night writes the stories she will eventually have published. Once they arrive in the small town
Rising Place, The (2002) as Emily'S Mother
Set against the landscape of the Mississippi Delta in the 1940's, the story follows the close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war. When Virginia Wilder is visiting her Aunt Milli
Lonely Place (2001)
A rugged drifter enters the life of a peach farmer and his wife, and tries to tempt the wife away from her poverty-ridden existence.
In Crowd, The (2000) as Dr Amanda Giles
Adrien Williams enters the "in crowd" when she is befriended by Brittany Foster, the charismatic leader of a clique of wealthy college students who are home for the summer. Brittany takes Adrien under her wing, attempts to show her the benefits of the good life and introduces her to other members of
Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder (2000) as Older Laura Ingalls Wilder
Television movie that covers the pivotal time in the life of author Laura Ingalls Wilder as she leaves the secure, familiar arms of her pioneer family to begin a new life as a wife and mother. In 1944, memories of her blossoming adulthood overcome an elderly Laura Ingalls Wilder as she travels back
Turning, The (1997) as Martha Harnish
Story about a young fascist man who is driven to desperate measures to keep his parents together in a small, forlorn mining town.
Walker, Texas Ranger: Sons of Thunder (1997) as Katie Malloy
In this movie pilot (which is a spinoff of the CBS series "Walker, Texas Ranger"), contemporary Texas Ranger Cordell Walker helps one of his former "Kick Drugs Out of America" students to complete the transition from childhood to adulthood and find his life's mission when the young man's father, Min
Secret, The (1997) as Tina Decapprio
Nicole, a popular cheerleader suspects that her boyfriend Greg, the star quarterback, may be guilty of murder when she learns that he had been having a secret affair with Emily, a pregnant young woman who was found dead. Nicole puts herself in danger when she tries to prove Greg's guilt, even after
Child's Wish, A (1997) as Joanne Chandler
When a young girl is diagnosed with cancer, the crisis causes her concerned father's work to suffer and he is fired. Unemployed and without medical insurance, he searches for a new job to no avail. A senator learns of the family's plight and encourages them to testify to help convince Congress to pa
Jackal, The (1997) as The First Lady
The FBI''s Deputy Director must stop the Jackal, a ruthless professional killer, before he makes his next assassination. He teams up with a female Russian officer and an imprisoned IRA terrorist in a global race against the clock to stop the Jackal before he strikes.
Road to Galveston, The (1996) as Julia Archer
A widow devastated by the death of her husband tries to rebuild her life and save her farm by turning the homestead into a nursing home for three women with Alzheimer's disease.
Stranger to Love, A (1996) as Linda Grant
A man suffering from amnesia must choose between the woman he loves and the the family he was once devoted to but now cannot remember.
Dirty Laundry (1996) as Beth Greene
Meet the Greens: Joey Green ia a dry cleaning magnate with a crumbling empire who's fretting impotence and hair loss rather than his impending financial ruin. His wife Beth, an advice columnist for a national woman's magazine, is ready to feature her own marital strife in her publication. She is int
Death in Small Doses (1995) as Assistant District Attorney Jerri Sims
Based on a real-life courtroom drama in which a man is accused of poisoning his wife slowly with arsenic-laced vitamin pills. Events become suspicious to the victim's brother and to the victim herself, until the truth is finally realized.
Colors of Love, The (1994)
An adopted racially mixed infant grows up and searches for her biological parents.
In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion (1992) as Vicky
Based on the true story of a religious fanatic wanted for the bombing of a government building. He held his wife and children hostage in their home for two weeks as police in the small Utah town of Marion tried to capture him without harming his family.
My New Gun (1992) as Kimmy
A suburban housewife's husband forces a gun on her for own protection. As a result the six-shooter becomes catalyst for marriage's end, as the wife gets involved in the mysterious and comical shenanigans of a handsome, odd young man who lives across the street.
Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story (1992) as Verna Heath
A television movie based on the story of Wanda Holloway of Channelview, Texas, who was found guilty of conspiring to kill the mother of her daughter's cheerleading competitor.
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991) as Cheryl Hornby
A family drama involving an aging cowpoke's attempt to repatch strained relationships with his father and former girlfriend.
Man in the Moon, The (1991) as Abigail Trant
Based on a true story, two sisters compete for the romantic attentions of the same man.
Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? (1990) as Sara Lee
A group of squabbling siblings settled old scores beside their father's deathbed.
Her Alibi (1989) as Sally Blackwood
A writer becomes involved with a beautiful murder suspect.
Unconquered (1989) as Mary Flowers
The true story of Richmond Flowers Jr who overcame illness, a physical handicap and the derision of his classmates because of his father's liberal views on integration, to become a world-class hurdler and football star.
Incident At Dark River (1989) as Betty Mcfall
A man's daughter dies as a result of toxic waste dumping. His determination to uncover the truth causes him to be maligned in the press, attacked by the powerful management of the town's only factory and estranged from his wife.
Far North (1988) as Rita
Four generations of a family in northern Minnesota are brought together when the head of the family lands in the hospital after being thrown by his horse.
Little Girl Lost (1988) as Clara Brady
A true story about a family which fights to adopt their foster child when they believe she is being sexually molested by her natural father.
Criminal Law (1988) as Detective Stillwell
A lawyer discovers that his client, freed of murder charges, is actually guilty, and that he is now the murderer's next victim.
Ishtar (1987) as Willa
Two bad singers booked by a Moroccan hotel get mixed up in international politics.
Daddy (1987) as Ann Burnette
Two high school students are ill-prepared for the bitter reality of teenage parenthood.
Crimes Of The Heart (1986) as Chick Boyle
Based on Beth Henley's play about Mississippi sisters: fast Meg, nervous Lenny and Babe, out on bail.
Reckless Disregard (1985) as Meredith Craig
Based largely on the 1983 trial in Los Angeles of Dr. Carl A. Galloway against both CBS and Dan Rather, following a Rather report on "60 Minutes" linking the doctor with a pill-dispensing clinic, this fictional account (filmed in Toronto) parallels the case to a great extent, pitting a small-time la
Promises To Keep (1985) as Gwen Palmer
Three generations of the Robert Mitchum family united for this project, initially called "Fathering," with the veteran actor playing a dying rancher who decides to visit the family he had deserted thirty years earlier. His son Christopher, and Christopher's son, Bentley (in his acting debut), play h
Summer to Remember, A (1985) as Jeannie Wyler
A deaf boy (played by a deaf boy -- Sean Gerlis -- making his acting debut) established a unique friendship with an orangutan that understands sign language (thanks to scientist Louise Fletcher) after the animal takes refuge near the youngster's home following a highway accident allowing it to escap
Flashpoint (1984) as Ellen
Tender Mercies (1983) as Rosa Lee
An alcoholic country star stranded in a small town finds love.
Starflight One (1983) as Janet Briggs
A hypersonic passenger jet is forced into orbit.
Silkwood (1983) as Linda Dawson
A laborer at a nuclear power plant risks her life to report unsafe practices.
Kentucky Woman (1983) as Lorna Whateley
To support her ailing coal miner father disabled with black lung disease, and her young son, a divorcee leaves her low-paying job as a waitress in the local diner to seek employment in the mines and struggles to retain her dignity while encountering harassment, humiliation, a near rape -- and expuls
Amityville 3: The Demon (1983) as Nancy Baxter

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Angel in the Family (2004) as Cast
Celebrity (1984) as Susan French
Three inseparable Fort Worth buddies from the high school class of 1950 find their destinies intertwined by a youthful crime relived 25 years later -- one (Marley) an ambitious writer who becomes a celebrated journalist (a semi-autobiographical character patterned after Thomas Thompson, the best-sel
Chiefs (1983) as Carrie Lee (Parts One And Two)
Three different police chiefs in three different eras become involved in a growing mystery -- who is the mass murderer behind the killing of transient youths in and around the fictional southern town of Delano over a forty year period? In this three-part, six-hour miniseries, Charlton Heston, in his

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