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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)
Popeye
Popeye Olive Oyl
(1980)
3 Women
3 Women Millie Lammoreaux
(1977)
Annie Hall
(1977)

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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)
 1989 Nightmare Classics (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- The Eyes of the Panther (1989) ... (executive producer)
- The Turn of the Screw (1989) ... (executive 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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Music video Cinderella: "Shelter me" See more »

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1 Article | 3 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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When I turned 18, I felt I was grown up. Then when I was 21, I reflected, "Boy, I was just a kid then; now I'm grown up." The same thing happened when I was 27. It wasn't until I was in my early 30s that I realized it was a futile goal to have. You're never grown up. We're all still dealing with the same hopes, same fears, same dreams that we had as children. 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 »

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Wide eyes, toothy smile, and lanky figure See more »

Nickname:

The Texas Twiggy

Star Sign:

Cancer

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