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Paula Prentiss


Discovered by a talent scout at Northwestern University in 1958, Paula Prentiss was signed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer and teamed with Jim Hutton in a string of comedies. She rapidly became one of the best American comediennes of the 1960s. Her funny voice inflexions, free acting style and brunette good looks established her as a leading lady in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Stepford Wives
The Stepford Wives Bobbie Markowe
(1975)
The Parallax View
The Parallax View Lee Carter
(1974)
The World of Henry Orient
The World of Henry Orient Stella Dunnworthy
(1964)
Man's Favorite Sport?
Man's Favorite Sport? Abigail Page
(1964)

Filmography

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 2007 Hard Four
Sweet Cherrie
 1996 Mrs. Winterbourne
Maternity Nurse (uncredited)
 1995 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Carla Martinet
- Who Killed the Hollywood Headshrinker? (1995) ... Carla Martinet
 1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Leonora Holt
- Incident in Lot 7 (1992) ... Leonora Holt
 1983 M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (TV Movie)
Lynne Wiley
 1983 Packin' It In (TV Movie)
Dianne Webber
 1981 Listening Skills (Video short)
Hostess
 1981 Managing Meetings (Video short)
Hostess
 1981 Buddy Buddy
Celia Clooney
 1981 Saturday the 14th
Mary
 1980 Mr. and Mrs. Dracula (TV Series)
Sonia Dracula (1981)
 1980 The Black Marble
Sgt. Natalie Zimmerman
 1980 Top of the Hill (TV Movie)
Norma Ellsworth Cully
 1979 Friendships, Secrets and Lies (TV Movie)
Sandy
 1977 Having Babies II (TV Movie)
Trish Canfield
 1977 No Room to Run (TV Movie)
Terry McKenna
 1975 The Stepford Wives
Bobbie Markowe
 1974 The Parallax View
Lee Carter
 1974 Crazy Joe
Anne
 1972 The Couple Takes a Wife (TV Movie)
Barbara Hamilton
 1972 Last of the Red Hot Lovers
Bobbi Michele
 1971 Born to Win
Veronica
 1970 Move
Dolly
 1970 Catch-22
Nurse Duckett
 1968 Assignment to Kill
Hotel Party Girl in Red Dress (uncredited)
 1967-1968 He & She (TV Series)
Paula Hollister
- What's in the Kitty? (1968) ... Paula Hollister
- Dog's Best Friend (1968) ... Paula Hollister
- What Do You Get for the Man Who Has Nothing? (1968) ... Paula Hollister
 1965 What's New Pussycat
Liz
 1965 In Harm's Way
Bev
 1964 Looking for Love
Paula Prentiss
 1964 The World of Henry Orient
Stella Dunnworthy
 1964 Man's Favorite Sport?
Abigail Page
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Soap model
- The Fumble (1963) ... Soap model (uncredited)
 1963 Follow the Boys
Toni Denham
 1962 The Horizontal Lieutenant
Lt. Molly Blue
 1961 Bachelor in Paradise
Linda Delavane
 1961 The Honeymoon Machine
Pam Dunstan
 1960 Where the Boys Are
Tuggle Carpenter
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Other Works:

She acted in Charles Busch's play, "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Marj Dusay, David Hedison, Ariel Shafir, and Barbara Winters Pinto in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

One day during shooting [What's New Pussycat (1965)], I just climbed up the ropes to the catwalk and started walking the beams. Very loudly and clearly I called down to everyone on the set, 'I'm going to jump.' A French technician grabbed me, and there I was, hanging by one arm.

[After transfer to the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic in New York]: It was horrendous. You're crazy because they say ... See more »

Trivia:

Appearing with Sab Shimono in the play "A Majority of One" with at the Pico Playhouse, West Los Angeles. See more »

Trademark:

Husky & sultry voice and laugh.

Star Sign:

Pisces

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