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Date of Birth 7 August 1939Lynn, Massachusetts, USA

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Verna Bloom was born on August 7, 1939 in Lynn, Massachusetts, USA. She is an actress, known for High Plains Drifter (1973), After Hours (1985) and The Last Temptation of Christ (1988).

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Jay Cocks (? - ?)

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Her arresting performance as assassin Charlotte Corday (replacing Glenda Jackson) in the Broadway production of "Marat/Sade" in 1967 led to film offers, most notably in Medium Cool (1969) and Clint Eastwood's High Plains Drifter (1973). Her last acting film role to date was as Mary, the mother of Jesus, in the highly controversial Martin Scorsese film The Last Temptation of Christ (1988).
Attended the School of Fine Arts in Boston University, graduating with a BFA in 1959. She later studied at the Herbert Berghof Studio in New York City.
Worked in a coffee shop and shared a basement apartment with two other girls while studying at university.
Went to Maine's Bar Harbour Theatre.
Co-founded the Trident Playhouse in Denver and also worked as a box-office custodian, publicity chief and janitress.

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