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Robin Menken

Robin Menken was born on December 22, 1946 in the USA. She is an actress and writer, known for This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Thank God It's Friday (1978) and High Anxiety (1977). See full bio »


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Known For

This Is Spinal Tap
This Is Spinal Tap Angelo's Associate
High Anxiety
High Anxiety Cocktail Waitress
Any Which Way You Can


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 1993 Designing Women (TV Series)
 1988 The Telephone
Voice on the Freeway (voice)
 1987 The New Adventures of Beans Baxter (TV Series)
Hippie Mom
- Beans Gets His Drivers License (1987) ... Hippie Mom
 1987 Hollywood Erotic Film Festival (Video)
Mona (segment: Thin Walls)
 1986 The Alan King Show (TV Movie)
Miss Kemper
 1984 Body Rock
 1984 This Is Spinal Tap
Angelo's Associate (as Robin Mencken)
 1980 Any Which Way You Can
Tall Woman
 1978 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
- Dinner for Four (1978) ... Christine
 1978 Thank God It's Friday
 1977 High Anxiety
Cocktail Waitress
 1970 Fools
 1970 The Strawberry Statement
Guerilla Theatre Troupe
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 1989 Teen Witch (written by)
 1984 Young Lust (screenplay)
 1972 FTA (Documentary) (screenplay)
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 1972 FTA (Documentary) (writer: "Nothing Could Be Finer Than to Be in Indochina!", "So Nice to Be a Member of the Military Class", "Save Our Soldiers")

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Writer and performer in the anti-war vaudeville troupe "FTA" (which variously stood for "Free The Army" or "Fuck The Army"), formed by Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland in the early 1970s. See more »

Alternate Names:

Robin Mencken

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As a teenager, studied with legendary improvisational theater teacher Viola Spolin; one of her classmates in Spolin's workshop was future actor-writer-director Bob Balaban.

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