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Shirley Stoler (1929–1999)

Her homely, pudding face was Laughtonesque in style, incapable of warmth much less a smile. It was held up by an immense frame that was both intimidating and foreboding at the same time. In return, it allowed her to play a couple of the most loathsome and terrifying women ever presented on the 70s screen. Born to Polish immigrants on March 30, 1929... See full bio »

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 1997 The Deli
Irma
 1995 Grumpier Old Men
Organist at wedding (uncredited)
 1993 Me and Veronica
Shouting Woman
 1992 Mac
Customer
 1991 Law & Order (TV Series)
Charlie Maylen
- Misconception (1991) ... Charlie Maylen
 1990 Sons
German housewife
 1990 Miami Blues
Edie Wulgemuth
 1989 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Adah Boone
- The Pig Woman of Sparta (1989) ... Adah Boone
 1989 Kate & Allie (TV Series)
 1988 Sturdy Browns (Short)
Tante Elka
 1988 Shakedown
Irma
 1988 Sticky Fingers
Reeba
 1987 Three O'Clock High
Eva
 1985 Brass (TV Movie)
Woman in window
 1985 Desperately Seeking Susan
Jail Matron
 1983 The Brass Ring (TV Movie)
Marge
 1983 The Powers of Matthew Star (TV Series)
Tattoo Artist
- The Quadrian Caper (1983) ... Tattoo Artist
 1982 Splitz
Dean Hunta
 1981 Second-Hand Hearts
Maxy
 1980 Below the Belt
Trish
 1980 Seed of Innocence
Corky
 1980 Skag (TV Series)
Dottie Jessup
- What Passes for Love in East Pittsburgh (1980) ... Dottie Jessup
- The Working Girl: Part 2 (1980) ... Dottie Jessup
- The Working Girl: Part 1 (1980) ... Dottie Jessup
- The Wildcatters (1980) ... Dottie Jessup
- In Trouble at 15 (1980) ... Dottie Jessup
 1979 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Big Aggie Kemp
- Caged Angel (1979) ... Big Aggie Kemp
 1978 NBC Special Treat (TV Series)
Rink Cashier
- Snowbound (1978) ... Rink Cashier
 1977 The Liberation of Honeydoll Jones
Mrs. Jones (uncredited)
 1977 The Displaced Person (TV Movie)
Mrs. Shortley
 1976 A Real Young Girl
Grocer in Aupom
 1975 Seven Beauties
The Prison Camp Commandant
 1971 Klute
Momma Reese
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Roberta 'Tiny' Coleman (1986-1987)
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Frankie (1980)
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Weight shouldn't be a hindrance, but casting people are afraid of it. I could play 'Medea,' but they wouldn't cast me for it.

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Director Martin Scorsese was the first director on Shirley's debut film The Honeymoon Killers (1969). The inexperienced Scorsese was actually replaced because of artistic and personality clashes with producer Warren Steibel. See more »

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