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Born: February 5, 1948 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Hollywood, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Cast (feature film)

1.
Ninth Life of Louis Drax, The (2015)
A surreal psychological thriller following an accident-prone 9-year-old problem child lying in a deep coma and the doctor who cares for him.
3.
Left to Die (2012)
Having never left the United States, Sandra Chase bravely agrees to accompany a friend to Ecuador for a much needed vacation; but paradise quickly turns to misery when she is accosted at the airport in Quito and is unjustly imprisoned for drug trafficking. With no trial or any recourse, Sandra is se
4.
Answers to Nothing (2011)
A disparate collection of Angelenos cross paths in a web of interlocking stories. Ryan and Kate, an unhappily married therapist and lawyer; Carter a school teacher by day, fantasy gamer by night; Allegra, a self-hating television writer; and Drew, a recovering addict, all yearn for something that se
5.
Insidious (2011)
A young family makes the terrifying discovery that the body of their comatose son has become a conduit for the supernatural, while his consciousness is held hostage in the dark and insidious realm known as The Further.
6.
Black Swan (2010)
Nina is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her retired ballerina mother Erica who zealously supports her daughter's professional ambition. When artistic director Thomas Leroy decides to replace
7.
Schweitzer (2009)
The story of the fascinating life of famous humanitarian Albert Schweitzer.
8.
Vacuuming the Cat (2008)
With the help of his aunt, a young man learns to live again after the death of his wife.
10.
Love Comes Lately (2007)
Max Kohn is a writer in his seventies who is increasingly haunted by his weakening body and ebbing sexual prowess. Asleep on an Amtrak train, Max dreams the conductor asks him if he sleeps with women anymore; the questioning becoming so intense and distressing that Max awakens, still disturbed by t
11.
Bird Can't Fly, The (2007)
A middle-aged woman discovers she is to be a grandmother after her daughter dies. She wants to raise the black grandchild by herself and has to fight for her rights with the natural father.
12.
Stephen King's Riding the Bullet (2004) as Jean Parker
It's Halloween 1969 and a distraught 21-year-old New England college student hitchikes through rural Maine to visit his sick mother, only to be picked up by a mysterious driver carrying haunting secrets.
13.
Hunger Point (2003) as Marsha Hunter
Based on the book of the same name by Jillian Medoff. When Frannie's sister commits suicide after a long battle with anorexia, she is forced to examine her life which tests the already fragile family.
14.
Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (2003) as Ann Rule
Based on Ann Rule's book of the same name, in which she recounts her investigation as a police officer, into the serial killings that Ted Bundy committed. It follows a cat and mouse game as she came to suspect Bundy, a personal friend of hers at the time, who brilliantly deceived her and follows how
15.
Lantana (2001) as Doctor Valerie Somers
Plagued with grief over the murder of her daughter, Valerie Sommers suspects that her husband John is cheating on her. When Valerie disappears, Detective Leon Zat and his partner Claudia attempt to solve the mystery of her absence. As they investigate, a complex web of love, sex and deceit emerges-
16.
Sinister Saga of Making 'The Stunt Man', The (2000)
A look back at the making of Richard Rush''s unconventional action-comedy "The Stunt Man" (USA/1980).
17.
Passion (1999) as Rose
Biography of Australian concert pianist Percy Grainger (born in the early 1880s, died in 1961), who was into self-mutilation and was suspected of having an incestuous relationship with his mother, Rose. In 1928, after a concert at the Hollywood Bowl, he married Ella Strom, a woman who looked almost
18.
Breakfast of Champions (1999) as Celia Hoover
Dwayne Hoover, the most respected business man in Midland City, is on the verge of a nervous breakdown- yet his identity as the leader of the town's financial empire continues to flourish as he slowly descends from semi-sanity into madness. At the same time, Kilgore Trout, a misunderstood, impoveris
19.
Drowning on Dry Land (1999) as Kate Burns
A romance involving a recently separated New York woman and the New York cabbie she commandeers for a cross-country journey.
20.
Staircase, The (1998) as Mother Madalyn
Telefilm based on the legend of the miraculous staircase of the Sisters of Loreto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Mother Madalyn, the mother superior of an order of Catholic nuns in Santa Fe in 1878, is dying and her last wish is to see her gift to God, a beautiful chapel, completed before her death
21.
Soldier's Daughter Never Cries, A (1998) as Marcella Willis
Based on memoirs, the story of an American family living in Paris in the sixties and seventies, told from the point of view of the daughter, Channe. The father, Bill Willis, is a successful expatriate writer, a WWII veteran haunted by his experiences in the Pacific. His wife, Marcella, is an emotion
22.
Frogs for Snakes (1998) as Eva
A group of aspiring New York theater actors moonlight as debt collectors, maiming those who won't pay up. The only really talented member of the group, Eve, wants to quit and leave town with her child. But her employer and ex-husband has other ideas, and promises U B a plum role in a Mamet productio
23.
Pallbearer, The (1996) as Ruth Abernathy
Just out of college, Tom Thompson can''t find a job, a girlfriend or a way out of his mother''s house in Brooklyn. Still surrounded by loyal friends from his youth, Tom''s heart reels when he is reunited with his high school crush Julie DeMarco. Just when his luck seems to be changing, Tom receives a mysterious phone call from a woman asking him to be a pallbearer at the funeral of an old classmate. Struck with a sense of duty, Tom agrees despite one dilemma: he can''t remember who the classmate is. For Tom, it''s just the beginning of a series of errors and mistaken identities that will send his friendships, love life and outlook on the world spinning back into uncertainty.
24.
Portrait of A Lady, The (1996) as Madame Serena Merle
The tale of a young woman, Isabel Archer, who challenges the confines of her sheltered existence on the hermetically closed American expatriate circuit in late 19th century Europe. Hungry to experience the world, Isabel rejects a lucrative marriage proposal, stunning both her suitor and the relative
25.
Last of the Dogmen (1995) as Professor Lillian Sloan
Lewis Gates, a bounty hunter haunted by the past, is hired to track down three escaped convicts in the Oxbow region of the Rockies. Following the criminals' trail, Gates arrives at a secluded spot where he discovers signs of a struggle, but no bodies or evidence other than a strange arrow shaft. Gat
26.
Swing Kids (1993) as Frau Muller
Set in prewar Nazi Germany, the story of a group of German youths obsessed with American jazz, who must come to grips with the rise of fascism.
27.
Dangerous Woman, A (1993) as Frances
An ungainly young woman, a social outcast who lives with her widowed aunt on a ranch, becomes sexually involved with an itinerant handyman. When he, in due course, becomes involved with her sexier, worldlier aunt, she responds violently.
28.
Falling Down (1993) as Beth
This crisp, remastered deluxe edition of "Falling Down" (1993) stars Michael Douglas as a laid-off defense worker kept from seeing his child on her birthday by a restraining order. A hot, congested bad day in Los Angeles goes from bad to worse, causing him to suddenly snap, setting off on a bitter and pathetic mission to right all the wrongs that have been done to him. Douglas shines as an average white guy pushed too far.
29.
Splitting Heirs (1993) as Duchess Lucinda
After being abandoned as an infant, the rightful Duke of Bournemouth tries to kill the American who's taken his place.
30.
Public Eye, The (1992) as Kay Levitz
Set in early 1940s New York, a tabloid photographer gets involved in a black-market gas rationing coupon scandal. The story is very loosely based on the life of the famous tabloid photographer, Weegee.
31.
Defenseless (1991) as T K Katwuller
An unstable Los Angeles attorney discovers that her male lover and client is married to her long-lost college roommate. When he''s found murdered, she becomes the defense attorney for his wife, who''s been accused in the case.
32.
Paris Trout (1991) as Hanna Trout
A prominent white Southern citizen, on trial for the ruthless murder of a young black girl, is shocked to discover that he is not immune to the process of justice.
33.
Tune In Tomorrow (1990) as Aunt Julia
Set in 1950s New Orleans, a naive college boy falls for his glamorous, twice-divorced aunt and finds that his life is being manipulated by an eccentric soap-opera writer.
34.
Killing in a Small Town, A (1990) as Candy Morrison
A television movie based on a true story. A church-going Texas couple befriends an eerie woman who becomes her friend and his lover. This strange relationship climaxes in an ax murder and a sensational trial.
35.
Last Temptation of Christ, The (1988) as Mary Magdalene
A depiction of Christ's life including a vision of what his life might have been like had he not been crucified.
36.
Beaches (1988) as Hillary Whitney Essex
Childhood friends share their triumphs and tragedies through the years.
37.
A World Apart (1988) as Diana Roth
A white girl in South Africa experiences Apartheid through the eyes of her activist mother and black housekeeper.
38.
Shy People (1987) as Ruth Sullivan
A New York journalist fed up with city life and concerned for the welfare of her trendy daughter, takes off for the deep south in search of her great uncle.
39.
Tin Men (1987) as Nora
Two competing aluminum-siding salesmen try to outsmart each other in the name of revenge.
40.
Passion Flower (1986) as Julia Maitland
Exotic settings, atmospheric camerawork and performers acting as though there were no tomorrow provide whatever substance there is to this contemporary rehash of the type of plot of which long-cherished "B" movies of yore were awash -- with an expatriate American banking executive, a gorgeous heires
41.
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) as Lee
Three sisters deal with their tangled relationships amidst the wonders of New York City.
42.
Hoosiers (1986) as Myra Fleener
A troubled coach enlists the town drunk to turn a high school basketball team into winners.
43.
My Wicked, Wicked Ways... The Legend of Errol Flynn (1985) as Lili Damita
This lively if rather questionable adaptation of Errol Flynn's autobiography, mixing the usual television amalgam of real-life figures, fictitious ones and those with "names changed to protect the innocent (and guilty)" had a relative unknown Canadian actor (and fair lookalike) swashing and buckling
44.
The Natural (1984) as Harriet Bird
An overaged baseball player comes out of nowhere to save his team.
45.
The Right Stuff (1983) as Glennis Yeager
The first astronauts fight for their place in space.
46.
Entity, The (1982) as Carla Moran
An invisible, supernatural presence sexually assaults a woman several times. No one will believe her, and in fact, she doubts her own sanity until she undergoes psychological therapy and meets with experts on the supernatural. Eventually, the entity is coerced into materializing, and this leads to i
47.
Take This Job And Shove It (1981) as "J M" Halstead
Frank Maclin is given a project by his corporate bosses, to revitalize the run-down brewery that they recently acquired in his hometown. Frank has become a success with the company and is not eager to move back to the town in Iowa he left ten years before, so he wants to make the changes quickly and leave. But things are complicated when his orders to increase productivity mean betraying the workers, and he doesn''t have the heart to do it.
48.
Americana (1981) as Girl
49.
Stunt Man, The (1980) as Nina Franklin
A disturbed Vietnam vet stumbles upon a movie set and pretends to be a stunt man for an egocentric director.
50.
Angel on My Shoulder (1980) as Julie
A small time Chicago hood, now deceased, gets a second chance at life by striking a bargain with the Devil by inhabiting -- and attempting to corrupt -- a totally honest politician. In this contemporary version of the 1946 fantasy-comedy that starred Paul Muni, Anne Baxter and Claude Rains, the comp
51.
Sunshine Christmas (1977) as Cody
In the sequel to "Sunshine" (1973) and the brief series that followed it in the spring of 1975, musician Sam Hayden, moody over the marriage of his sometime lover, decides to take his adopted young daughter home to Texas to celebrate Christmas with his family, and he rekindles a romance with a child
52.
In the Glitter Palace (1977) as Ellen Lange
A murder melodrama in which a defense lawyer-detective is urged by his ex-girl friend to defend her lesbian lover, charged with a killing of which she claims she is innocent.
53.
Just a Little Inconvenience (1977) as Nikki Klausing
A Vietnam veteran attempts to rehabilitate his buddy who has become bitter and withdrawn after losing an arm and a leg in combat -- a loss that he feels his friend could have prevented. This film marked actor James Stacy's return to TV (he previously had acted in the theatrical movie "Posse" with Ki
54.
Flood! (1976) as Mary Cutler
Irwin Allen''s first made-for-TV disaster movie follows the course charted by its wide-screen big brothers, only this time it''s a small town about to be devastated by a flood when a faulty dam bursts. At a reported cost of $2.5 million, this was, according to network publicity, the most expensive film made to that time for television. A companion Irwin Allen movie called "Fire" was aired several weeks later, and then each was trimmed to ninety minutes and rerun as a TV double bill subsequently. This movie''s formal title was "Irwin Allen''s Production of ''Flood''."
55.
Choice of Weapons, A (1976) as Marion Evans
A group of British aristocrats, who call themselves "Knights of Avalon", isn't content with the system of justice and executes judgment themselves. Instead of just killing the people they believe guilty, they give 'em a chance in traditional combat. When one day Sir Grifford witnesses their sessions, they have to remove him too. His son and heir, Sir John from America, starts to investigate with help from Ms. Marion and Colonel Cook from Scotland Yard.
56.
Last Hard Men, The (1976) as Susan Burgade
In the early 20th century, some convicts while on a road gang escape and one of the convicts is Zach Provo, a half Indian, who was sent to prison during the latter part of the 19th century. He escapes with 6 others to exact vengeance on Sam Burgade the lawman who not only captured him but was also responsible for the death of Provo's wife, at least in Provo's mind. Part of his plan is to kidnap Burgade's daughter, which prompts him to strap on his guns and go after him on horseback. Can Burgade who has been retired for sometime still have what it takes to track Provo down?
57.
You and Me (1975)
A young boy and a biker become best friends on the road.
58.
Diamonds (1975) as Sally
Charles Hodgson is a British aristocrat who becomes a thief, partly to get back at this twin brother Earl. Earl is a security expert who has built a vault in Tel Aviv that holds some invaluable diamonds and is supposed to be impregnable. Along with a small group he has assembled to help him, Charle
59.
Crazy World of Julius Vrooder, The (1974) as Nurse Willis
After returning home, a Vietnam veteran lives in the psychiatric ward on the V.A. hospital, because he cannot cope with the craziness of the world.
60.
Angela (1973) as Angela
61.
Boxcar Bertha (1972) as Boxcar Betha [Thompson]
A union leader enlists his girlfriend in a plot to get back at the railroad''s evil management.
63.
The Pursuit of Happiness (1971) as Jane Kauffman
A student goes on the run to evade a sentence for vehicular manslaughter.
64.
The Liberation of L. B. Jones (1970) as Nella Mundine
A black undertaker stands against racism in a small Southern town.
65.
The Baby Maker (1970) as Tish Gray
A free-spirited woman agrees to be a surrogate mother for a wealthy California couple. The original arrangement begins to unravel, however, when emotional feelings on the part of the surrogate mother emerge.
66.
Heaven With a Gun (1969) as Leloopa
A gunslinger-turned-preacher is forced to return to his old ways.
67.
Last Summer (1969) as Sandy
Three vacationing students set out to humiliate an insecure girl.
68.
With Six You Get Eggroll (1968) as Stacey Iverson
A widow and a widower have to contend with hostile children when they fall in love.

Music (feature film)

69.
Beaches (1988) as Song Performer ("You Are My Sunshine")
Childhood friends share their triumphs and tragedies through the years.

Cast (special)

70.
Paradise (2004)
Drama that centers on a former astronaut who found God on a disastrous and near-fatal space voyage and became a world-renowned televangelist. Show provides a look at the lucrative business of TV preachers through his perspective as he juggles his profession, faith and family.
71.
Intimate Portrait: Bette Midler (1997) as Narration
Profile of entertainer Bette Midler, from her family life growing up in Hawaii to her personal life as a wife and mother today. Includes interviews with colleagues and family members, archival footage, movie clips, concert footage and personal photographs.
72.
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (1997) as Presenter
Live presentation of the third annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, honoring the American public's favorite stars of motion pictures, home videos and music.
73.
Lost Kingdoms of the Maya (1993) as Narration
Documentary presenting new evidence concerning the abrupt collapse of Maya civilization after 700 years of great achievements.
74.
Martin Scorsese Directs (1990)
A documentary about director Martin Scorsese. This portrait captures the director at work on his film, "Good Fellas," and features interviews with directors, actors, and associates.
75.
61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1989)
Live coverage of the sixty-first annual Academy Awards ceremony from the Shrine Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles. Highlights include: an opening production number which recreates Hollywood's glittering past and such landmarks as the Cocoanut Grove and the Chinese Theater; a tribute to the great musi
76.
Working (1982)
A musical adaptation of Studs Terkel's book about the average working man and woman which takes the viewpoint that he or she is anything but average.
77.
Weekend (1982) as Lenore
In this adapatation of an Ann Beattie short story, George, an attractive college professor, has lived with Lenore for many years. When he is attracted to a young coed, George must re-examine his relationship with Lenore in this drama of commitment and infidelity.
78.
Twilight Theater (1982)
A program of skits that satirize people and events.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

79.
Return to Lonesome Dove (1993) as Clara Allen
Three-part sequel to the "Lonesome Dove" miniseries that aired on CBS in 1989. With the death of his friend Gus, ex-Texas ranger Woodrow F. Call immerses himself in ranching on a grand scale.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

80.
Abraham (1994) as Sarah
The Biblical patriarch, Abraham, and his wife, Sarah, heed a divine command to leave their home for the promise of future generations and dominion over a new homeland, if they hold true to their faith. Time and again, God tests Abraham during the difficult journey.
81.
Man Called Intrepid, A (1979) as Madelaine
A fanciful suspense drama inspired by William Stevenson's best-selling account of the formation of an Allied espionage network during World War II by a wealthy Canadian using his own funds. David Niven made his TV movie debut as the man behind the operation.

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