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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)

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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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Personal Details

Other Works:

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 »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on The Shining (1980) and Stanley Kubrick]: Stanley's head to head approach brought the very best out of Jack, Scatman, me, Danny, everybody. The mixture of anger, frustration, and ideas made the film really fly. I might have hated him at the time, but I now see him as a really important filmmaker who gave me the role of my life and made me the sort of actress I never dared think I'd become. See more »

Trivia:

Is a huge fan of Sean Connery, and was lured by Terry Gilliam into making Time Bandits (1981) under the assumption that she would be working with him. Gilliam called Duvall while she was completing work on Popeye (1980) to ask her to appear in the film. When she displayed reluctance, Gilliam, knowing her adoration of Connery, told her "Sean Connery's going to be in it," to which Duvall ... See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

The Texas Twiggy

Star Sign:

Cancer

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