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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 12 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Shining
The Shining Wendy Torrance
(1980)
Annie Hall
(1977)
Time Bandits
Time Bandits Dame Pansy / Pansy
(1981)
3 Women
3 Women Millie Lammoreaux
(1977)

Filmography

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 1994 Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- The Radish Cure (1994) ... (executive producer)
- The Pet Forgetters Cure (1994) ... (executive producer)
 1992-1993 Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Bootsie Barker Bites/Ruby the Copycat (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Elbert's Bad Word/Weird Parents (1992) ... (executive producer)
 1991 Stories from Growing Up (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1991 Backfield in Motion (TV Movie) (executive producer)
  Nightmare Classics (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode, 1989) (producer - 1 episode, 1989)
- The Eyes of the Panther (1989) ... (executive producer)
- The Turn of the Screw (1989) ... (producer)
 1987 Frog (TV Movie) (executive producer)
  Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series) (executive producer - 25 episodes, 1982 - 1987) (producer - 2 episodes, 1983 - 1986)
- The Dancing Princesses (1987) ... (executive producer)
- The Little Mermaid (1987) ... (executive producer)
- Rip Van Winkle (1987) ... (executive producer)
- The Princess Who Had Never Laughed (1986) ... (producer)
- Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1986) ... (executive producer)
 1986 Popples (TV Movie) (executive producer)
  Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes, 1985 - 1986) (producer - 3 episodes, 1985 - 1986)
- Pecos Bill (1986) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- Davy Crockett (1986) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- John Henry (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Ponce de Leon (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Johnny Appleseed (1986) ... (executive producer)
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Other Works:

Series of children's records entitled the "Hello, I'm Shelley Duvall" collection for Lou Adler's Ode 2 Kids label, including a lullaby album ("Sweet Dreams") and a Christmas album ("Merry Christmas"). See more »

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3 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

The trick to acting is not to be afraid. If you're not afraid of making mistakes, you usually don't make them. See more »

Trivia:

Was discovered in 1970 by Brian McKay and Tommy Thompson, who spotted her at a party while scouting locations for Robert Altman's Brewster McCloud (1970) in Houston, Texas. At the time, she was majoring in nutrition and diet therapy at South Texas Junior College and working as a cosmetics salesperson at a Foley's department store. Although she had no prior acting experience, she was casted by ... See more »

Trademark:

Playing quirky and eccentric characters See more »

Nickname:

The Texas Twiggy

Star Sign:

Cancer

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