STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,750 this week

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 onscreen. Born to Polish-Jewish immigrants on March 30, 1929, ... See full bio »

IMDb's Guide to Streaming

Check out our Streaming Guide to find out what shows are trending, if your favorite streaming show has been canceled, and what to binge next.

Visit our Streaming Guide

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 20 people
created 31 Aug 2011
 
a list of 284 people
created 04 May 2013
 
a list of 25 people
created 14 Dec 2013
 
a list of 656 people
created 10 Sep 2014
 
a list of 36 people
created 9 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Shirley Stoler's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

The Deer Hunter
The Deer Hunter Steven's Mother
(1978)
Malcolm X
Malcolm X Mrs. Swerlin
(1992)
The Honeymoon Killers
The Honeymoon Killers Martha Beck
(1970)
Frankenhooker
Frankenhooker Spike the Bartender
(1990)

Filmography

Jump to: Actress | Soundtrack | Self
Hide Hide Show Show Actress (41 credits)
 2016 Chief Zabu
Joan Ironwood
 1997 The Deli
Irma
 1995 Grumpier Old Men
Organist at wedding (uncredited)
 1993 Me and Veronica
Shouting Woman
 1992 Malcolm X
Mrs. Swerlin
 1992 Mac
Customer
 1991 Law & Order (TV Series)
Charlie Maylen
- Misconception (1991) ... Charlie Maylen
 1990 Sons
German housewife
 1990 Miami Blues
Edie Wulgemuth
 1990 Frankenhooker
Spike the Bartender
 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
 1986 Pee-wee's Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Steve
- Party! (1986) ... Mrs. Steve
- Stolen Apples (1986) ... Mrs. Steve
- Monster in the Playhouse (1986) ... Mrs. Steve
- Beauty Makeover (1986) ... Mrs. Steve
- Now You See Me, Now You Don't (1986) ... Mrs. Steve
 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 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Frankie
- Episode #1.6331 (1980) ... Frankie (uncredited)
- Episode #1.6330 (1980) ... Frankie (uncredited)
- Episode #1.6329 (1980) ... Frankie
- Episode #1.6328 (1980) ... Frankie (uncredited)
- Episode #1.6327 (1980) ... Frankie (uncredited)
 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 The Deer Hunter
Steven's Mother
 1978 NBC Special Treat (TV Series)
Rink Cashier
- Snowbound (1978) ... Rink Cashier
 1977 The Liberation of Honeydoll Jones
Verna 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
 1970 The Honeymoon Killers
Martha Beck
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Roberta 'Tiny' Coleman (1986-1987)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (3 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

(Broadway) Lolita (1981) See more »
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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.

Trivia:

Shirley lived most of her career on W. 17th St., between 8th and 9th Aves., in New York, NY. It was her last known address, as well. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

Contribute to This Page

The New Class of Holiday Classics

"The IMDb Show" breaks down some of the most memorable and festive animated holiday specials and connects the dots between IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017.

Watch now