Tuesday Weld


Actor
Tuesday Weld

About

Also Known As
Susan Ker Weld
Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
Born
August 27, 1943

Biography

Luminous, ageless beauty who supported her family as a child model and TV performer; the strains precipitated a nervous breakdown at the age of nine, an alcohol problem at 10 and a suicide attempt at 12. Weld appeared in her first film in 1956 at the age of 13 and, drawing on experience beyond her years, played various oversexed and underage nymphets in a bevy of low-rent productions and...

Photos & Videos

Pretty Poison - Movie Posters
The Cincinnati Kid - Publicity Stills
The Cincinnati Kid - Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Family & Companions

Claude Harz
Husband
Married in October 1965; divorced in 1971; father of Weld's daughter Natasha.
Henry Jaglom
Companion
Director, screenwriter.
Dudley Moore
Husband
Actor, comedian. Married on September 20, 1975; divorced; father of Weld's son Nicholas.
Pinchas Zuckerman
Husband
Violinist. Married on October 18, 1985; Zuckerman filed for divorce in 1998.

Bibliography

"Pretty Poison: The Tuesday Weld Story"
Floyd Conner, Barricade Books (1995)

Biography

Luminous, ageless beauty who supported her family as a child model and TV performer; the strains precipitated a nervous breakdown at the age of nine, an alcohol problem at 10 and a suicide attempt at 12. Weld appeared in her first film in 1956 at the age of 13 and, drawing on experience beyond her years, played various oversexed and underage nymphets in a bevy of low-rent productions and the TV series "Dobie Gillis."

Weld's tempestuous off-screen adventures made her fodder for the gossip columnists, but she went on to display a quirky, unique talent in several fine dramas, including "The Cincinnati Kid" (1966) and "Pretty Poison" (1968)--in which she suggested both innocence and evil as few performers had since the heyday of Louise Brooks. Her reputation fully rehabilitated, Weld carved a niche as a dependable lead in a number of fine films, from "Lord Love a Duck" (1966), "A Safe Place" (1971), with Orson Welles and Jack Nicholson, and "Play It as It Lays" (1972). Beginning with "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" (1977), which earned her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination, she began alternating second leads and character roles with leads in films like "Thief" (1981). She worked more in TV as the 80s progressed, but still performed well in features including "Once Upon a Time in America" (1984). By the 90s, she had all but abandoned acting, appearing in only two features to date, "Falling Down" (1993) and "Feeling Minnesota" (1996).

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Investigating Sex (2001)
Chelsea Walls (2001)
Feeling Minnesota (1996)
Falling Down (1993)
Heartbreak Hotel (1988)
Something in Common (1986)
Circle Of Violence (1985)
Georgia Benfield
Once Upon a Time in America - Extended Cut (1984)
Scorned And Swindled (1984)
Sharon Clark
Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
John Steinbeck's "The Winter of Our Discontent" (1983)
Author! Author! (1982)
Madame X (1981)
Thief (1981)
Serial (1980)
Kate
Mother and Daughter: The Loving War (1980)
A Question Of Guilt (1978)
Who'll Stop The Rain? (1978)
Marge Converse
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
Katherine Dunn
F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood (1976)
Reflections of Murder (1974)
Play It As It Lays (1972)
Maria [Wyeth]
I Walk the Line (1970)
Alma McCain
Pretty Poison (1968)
Sue Ann Stepanek
Lord Love a Duck (1966)
Barbara Ann Greene
I'll Take Sweden (1965)
JoJo Holcomb
The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Christian
Soldier in the Rain (1963)
Bobby Jo Pepperdine
Bachelor Flat (1962)
Libby Bushmill
Return to Peyton Place (1961)
Selena Cross
Wild in the Country (1961)
Noreen
The Private Lives of Adam & Eve (1961)
Vangie Harper
High Time (1960)
Joy Elder
Because They're Young (1960)
Anne [Gregor]
Sex Kittens Go to College (1960)
Jody
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1959)
Comfort Goodpasture
The Five Pennies (1959)
Dorothy Nichols, age 13
The Wrong Man (1957)
Giggly girl
Rock Rock Rock! (1956)
Dori [Graham]

Cast (Special)

The Rainmaker (1982)
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Women I Love - Beautiful but Funny (1982)

Life Events

1956

Film acting debut, at age 13, in "Rock Rock Rock"

1959

Played Thalia Menninger on "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (CBS)

1968

Had one of her best screen roles in "Pretty Poison"

1972

Starred in the film adaptation of "Play It as It Lays"; last film for five years

1974

Co-starred with Joan Hackett and Sam Waterston in TV remake of "Diabolique", titled "Reflections of a Murder"; marked Weld's first TV appearance in a decade

1977

Returned to films as Diane Keaton's sister in "Looking for Mr. Goodbar"; earned Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress

1978

Starred in the superior TV-movie "A Question of Guilt" (CBS)

1982

Starred opposite Tommy Lee Jones in the HBO TV remake of "The Rainmaker", directed by John Frankenheimer

1986

Last TV-movie to date, "Something in Common" (CBS)

1988

Last feature for five years, "Heartbreak Hotel"

1993

Returned to films in "Falling Down"

1996

Had featured role in "Feeling Minnesota"

2001

Appeared in her final film "Chelsea Walls"

Photo Collections

Pretty Poison - Movie Posters
Here are two different styles of American one-sheet movie posters for Fox's Pretty Poison (1968), starring Anthony Perkins and Tuesday Weld. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
The Cincinnati Kid - Publicity Stills
Here are a few publicity stills of Ann-Margret and Tuesday Weld taken to publicize The Cincinnati Kid (1965). Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
The Cincinnati Kid - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are some stills taken behind-the-scenes during production of The Cincinnati Kid (1965), starring Steve McQueen, Ann-Margret, Tuesday Weld, and Edward G. Robinson, and directed by Norman Jewison.

Videos

Movie Clip

Pretty Poison (1968) - Sorry, That's Classified Paroled patient Dennis (Anthony Perkins) is working his secret agent spell with plausible machismo on high schooler Sue Ann (Tuesday Weld) in an early scene from director Noel Black's Pretty Poison, 1968.
Pretty Poison (1968) - The CIA Does Cover This? Fake secret agent Dennis (Anthony Perkins) is looking to impress his high-schooler girlfriend Sue Ann (Tuesday Weld) by letting her help sabotage the lumber mill, when she unexpectedly raises the stakes, in director Noel Black's Pretty Poison, 1968.
Pretty Poison (1968) - Lascivious Carriage Mischievous parolee Dennis (Anthony Perkins) is talking crime with short-order cook Pete (Joseph Bova) when Sue Ann (Tuesday Weld), whom he's been kind of stalking, initiates their fateful first meeting, in director Noel Black's Pretty Poison, 1968.
Pretty Poison (1968) - Ice Cold Nerves Spiky conversation between Mrs. Stepanek (Beverly Garland) and daughter Sue Ann (Tuesday Weld) when her scheme to pass date Dennis (Anthony Perkins) off as a family friend falters, in director Noel Black's Pretty Poison, 1968.
Pretty Poison - Credits, Sue Ann Tuesday Weld (as drill-teamer Sue Ann) in her memorable first appearance, Dennis (Anthony Perkins) observing, as the credits roll in the second scene from director Noel Black's Pretty Poison, 1968.
Looking For Mr. Goodbar (1977) - Your Daughter Has A Beautiful Body Theresa (Diane Keaton) has just been dumped by her married professor boyfriend (Alan Feinstein) then enters into one of her wildest daydreams, Brian Dennehy the doctor, Richard Kiley her dad, then joining her increasingly free-living sister (Tuesday Weld), in writer-director Richard Brooks’ Looking For Mr. Goodbar,1977.
Looking For Mr. Goodbar (1977) - You're The Rock, Baby So far we’ve mostly seen Theresa (Diane Keaton) in her affair with her professor, now we meet her family, parents Richard Kiley and Priscilla Pointer, and flight attendant and formerly-married sister Katherine (Academy Award-nominated Tuesday Weld) in Looking For Mr. Goodbar,1977.
Cincinnati Kid, The - I'll Be The Man Steve McQueen (title character) is surprised by girlfriend Christian (Tuesday Weld) planning to leave town as his big poker game approaches, in Norman Jewison's The Cincinnati Kid, 1965.
I'll Take Sweden (1965) - We Place Our Women On Pedestals Widowed executive Bob Hope, who’s taken a job in Sweden in order to get is daughter (Tuesday Weld) away from a boyfriend he doesn’t like, arrives, the two of them greeted by charmer Erik (Jeremy Slate), whose own attitude about women is explored, in I’ll Take Sweden, 1965.
I'll Take Sweden (1965) - This Lobster Trap Biker and boyfriend Kenny (Frankie Avalon) delivers single dad Bob (Bob Hope) to the ill-appointed trailer where his daughter JoJo (Tuesday Weld) awaits, in I'll Take Sweden, 1965.
I'll Take Sweden (1965) - He's Only Mr. Right Widower dad Bob (Bob Hope) introducing himself, arriving home to find daughter JoJo (Tuesday Weld) partying with the kids, especially Kenny (Frankie Avalon), opening I'll Take Sweden, 1965.
Soldier In The Rain (1963) - We Weren't Drinking Gasoline Clay (Steve McQueen) in another get-rich-quick scheme has Meltzer (Tony Bill) running pre-dawn time trials when M-P Lenahan (Lew Gallo) speeds by with date Bobby Jo (Tuesday Weld), police chief (Paul Hartman) taking over until bad guy Priest (Ed Nelson) shows up, in Soldier In The Rain, 1963.

Trailer

Family

Lathrop Motley Weld
Father
Aileen Weld
Mother
Natasha Harz
Daughter
Born on August 26, 1966; father, Claude Harz.
Patrick Moore
Son
Born on February 26, 1976; father, Dudley Moore.

Companions

Claude Harz
Husband
Married in October 1965; divorced in 1971; father of Weld's daughter Natasha.
Henry Jaglom
Companion
Director, screenwriter.
Dudley Moore
Husband
Actor, comedian. Married on September 20, 1975; divorced; father of Weld's son Nicholas.
Pinchas Zuckerman
Husband
Violinist. Married on October 18, 1985; Zuckerman filed for divorce in 1998.

Bibliography

"Pretty Poison: The Tuesday Weld Story"
Floyd Conner, Barricade Books (1995)