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Shelley Duvall


Shelley Alexis Duvall was born in Houston, Texas, to Bobbie Ruth (Massengale) and Robert Richardson Duvall, a lawyer. During her childhood, Shelley's mother humorously gave Shelley the nickname "Manic Mouse", because she would often run around her house and tip over furniture. Shelley however was more than a mouse, but rather quite the little ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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 2002 Manna from Heaven
Detective Dubrinski
 2000 Dreams in the Attic (TV Movie)
Nellie
 2000 Big Monster on Campus
Mrs. Stein
 1999 The 4th Floor
Martha Stewart
 1999 The Hughleys (TV Series)
Mrs. Crump
- Storm o' the Century (1999) ... Mrs. Crump
 1999 Wishbone (TV Series)
Renee Lassiter
- Groomed for Greatness (1999) ... Renee Lassiter
 1998 Maggie Winters (TV Series)
Muriel
- Dinner at Rachel's (1998) ... Muriel
 1998 Home Fries
Mrs. Jackson
 1998 Casper Meets Wendy (Video)
Gabby
 1997 The Player (TV Movie)
 1997 Alone (TV Movie)
Estelle
 1997 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series)
Ocka
- Oblina Without a Cause/Slick Ick (1997) ... Ocka (voice)
 1997 RocketMan
Mrs. Randall (uncredited)
 1997 Twilight of the Ice Nymphs
Amelia Glahn
 1997 Changing Habits
Sister Agatha
 1997 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
Fairy
- Perseverance (1997) ... Fairy (voice, uncredited)
 1997 The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (TV Series)
Alice Flitt
- The Case of the Wannabe Witch (1997) ... Alice Flitt
 1995 Frasier (TV Series)
Caroline
- Dark Victory (1995) ... Caroline (voice)
 1995 The Underneath
Nurse
 1994 Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (TV Series)
 1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Margo Stanton
- Tunnel of Love (1994) ... Margo Stanton
 1992 The Ray Bradbury Theatre (TV Series)
Leota Bean
- The Tombstone (1992) ... Leota Bean
 1991 Frogs! (TV Movie)
Annie
 1987 Frog (TV Movie)
Mrs. Anderson
 1987 Roxanne
Dixie
 1985-1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
Hostess / Clementine / Host / ...
- John Henry (1986) ... Hostess
- My Darlin' Clementine (1986) ... Clementine / Host
- Annie Oakley (1985) ... Narrator
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Margaret (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness")
- The Once and Future King/A Saucer of Loneliness (1986) ... Margaret (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness")
 1982-1986 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Host / Narrator / Host, Narrator / ...
- Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1986) ... Host, Narrator / Various Characters
- Puss in Boots (1985) ... Host / Narrator / Various
- The Nightingale (1983) ... Hostess / Nightingale / Narrator (voice)
- Rapunzel (1983) ... Host / Marie / Rapunzel
 1984 Booker (TV Short)
Laura
 1982 Twilight Theater (TV Movie)
 1981 Time Bandits
Dame Pansy / Pansy
 1980 Popeye
Olive Oyl
 1977 Annie Hall
Pam
 1976 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Patron
- Paul Simon/George Harrison (1976) ... Patron (uncredited)
 1976 Bernice Bobs Her Hair (TV Movie)
Bernice
 1976 Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson
The First Lady (Mrs. Grover Cleveland)
 1976 Baretta (TV Series)
Aggie
- Aggie (1976) ... Aggie
 1974 Thieves Like Us
Keechie
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Bonnie Lee (segment "Love and the Mr. and Mrs.")
- Love and the Mind Reader/Love and the Mr. and Mrs./Love and the Soap Opera (1973) ... Bonnie Lee (segment "Love and the Mr. and Mrs.")
 1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Liz Christie
- The Seventh Grave (1973) ... Liz Christie
 1971 McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Ida Coyle
 1970 Brewster McCloud
Suzanne Davis
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Music video for the song "Little Kids' World" from her album "Hello, I'm Shelley Duvall... Sweet Dreams," featured as part of the "Nick Jr. Rocks" program she produced for Nickelodeon. See more »

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3 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

I might get killed, but I wouldn't die. I'd be born again as another me - or a lampshade, but I'll be on earth - always... (I) believe in everything and everybody existing forever and on and on in the same or other forms. See more »

Trivia:

Guest of honor at the International Children's Film Festival in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. See more »

Trademark:

Playing quirky and eccentric characters See more »

Nickname:

The Texas Twiggy

Star Sign:

Cancer

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