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Beth Henley was born on May 8, 1952 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA as Elizabeth Becker Henley. She is a writer and actress, known for Crimes of the Heart (1986), Miss Firecracker (1989) and True Stories (1986). See full bio »
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Known For

Crimes of the Heart
Miss Firecracker
True Stories
True Stories Writer
Nobody's Fool
Nobody's Fool Writer


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 2004 It Must Be Love (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1989 Miss Firecracker (play "The Miss Firecracker Contest") / (screenplay)
 1989 Crimes do Coração (TV Movie) (play)
 1987 Trying Times (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Family Tree (1987) ... (writer)
 1986 Crimes of the Heart (play) / (screenplay)
 1986 Nobody's Fool
 1986 True Stories
 1985 Survival Guide (TV Movie)
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 1984 Swing Shift
Bible Pusher
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 1993 Intimate Portrait (TV Series documentary)
- Holly Hunter ... Herself

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Her play, "Crimes of the Heart," was performed at the Bush Theatre in London, England with Brenda Blethyn, Janine Duvitski, Will Knightley, Amanda Redman, and Robert Glenister in the cast. See more »

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Compared to being a playwright, when you're on the set you're really not meant to talk to people or give any advice. In theater you have more of a relationship with the director. You can say things to the actor. If the movie gets made, there's something so beautiful about it being seen all over the world. [With Crimes of the Heart (1986)] you made a lot more money. That was to my liking.


While studying at an acting workshop in the Burbank, California, she wrote a play called "Crimes of Passion". The title was later changed to "Crimes of the Heart" and it won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. See more »


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