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Beatrice Straight (1914–2001)

In her long career, Beatrice Straight actually did very little work in the movies, plying her trade mostly onstage. But when she did grace the silver screen, she did it with great skill. Her first love was theater, having debuted on Broadway in the 1935 "Bitter Oleander". Her work garnered her much acclaim, including laurels in her Tony-winning ... See full bio »

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 1991 Deceived
Adrienne's Mother
 1990 People Like Us (TV Movie)
Maisie Verdurin
 1988 Run Till You Fall (TV Movie)
 1988 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Marjorie Andrews
- Split Decision (1988) ... Marjorie Andrews
- Requiem for a Heavyweight (1988) ... Marjorie Andrews
- The Naked Civil Surgeon (1988) ... Marjorie Andrews
 1987 Jack and Mike (TV Series)
Mike's mother
- Spirits in the Night (1987) ... Mike's mother
 1986 Under Siege (TV Movie)
Margaret Sloan
 1986 Power
Claire Hastings
 1985 Chiller (TV Movie)
Marion Creighton
 1984 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Queen Veronica / Woman in Museum
- The Princess and the Pea (1984) ... Queen Veronica / Woman in Museum
 1983 Two of a Kind
 1982 King's Crossing (TV Series)
Louisa Beauchamp
- Strangers (1982) ... Louisa Beauchamp
- One Afternoon (1982) ... Louisa Beauchamp
- Family Reunion (1982) ... Louisa Beauchamp
- The Home Front (1982) ... Louisa Beauchamp
- Confusion by Cupid (1982) ... Louisa Beauchamp
 1980 The Formula
Kay Neeley
 1979 Bloodline
Kate Erling
 1979 The Promise
Marion Hillyard
 1978 The Dain Curse (TV Mini-Series)
Alice Dain Leggett
 1977 Killer on Board (TV Movie)
Beatrice Richmond
 1977 The World of Darkness (TV Movie)
Joanna Sanford
 1977 The Andros Targets (TV Series)
Mrs. Bendeson
- Requiem for a Stolen Child: Part 1 (1977) ... Mrs. Bendeson
 1975 Beacon Hill (TV Series)
Mrs. Hacker
 1973 The Borrowers (TV Movie)
Mrs. Crampfurl
 1973 The Garden Party (Short)
Mrs. Sheridan
 1970 Matt Lincoln (TV Series)
- Doc (1970)
 1967 Felony Squad (TV Series)
Victoria Cahill
- Who'll Take Care of Joey (1967) ... Victoria Cahill
 1966 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Dr. Martha Richards Zubrovnik
- Zubrovnik's Ghost (1966) ... Dr. Martha Richards Zubrovnik
 1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Mrs. Campbell
- Eyewitness (1965) ... Mrs. Campbell
 1964 The Young Lovers
Mrs. Burns
 1961-1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Elena De Amundo / Mother Teresa / Kitty Chamberlain
- The Cage Around Maria (1963) ... Elena De Amundo
- Kiss the Maiden All Forlorn (1962) ... Mother Teresa
- Most Vanquished, Most Victorious (1961) ... Kitty Chamberlain
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Edith Bauer
- Rigadoon for Three Pianos (1963) ... Edith Bauer
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Veronica Filmore
- Where Have You Been, Lord Randall, My Son? (1963) ... Veronica Filmore
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Ann Johns
- Memory of a Red Trolley Car (1962) ... Ann Johns
 1961 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Pamela Rainey
- For the Living (1961) ... Pamela Rainey
 1960 Diagnosis: Unknown (TV Series)
Rhoda Clarence
- Final Performance (1960) ... Rhoda Clarence
 1959-1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Ida Blythe / Cynthia Fortnam
- The Cuckoo Clock (1960) ... Ida Blythe
- Special Delivery (1959) ... Cynthia Fortnam
 1959 The Nun's Story
Mother Christophe (Sanatorium)
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- Shadows Tremble (1958) ... Grace
 1955-1958 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Katherine Grant / Daisy Jackson
- The Roads to Home (1955) ... Daisy Jackson
 1951-1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Pamela Baxter
- Act of Mercy (1957) ... Pamela Baxter
- The Target (1951)
 1956 The Silken Affair
 1956 Patterns
Nancy Staples
 1955 Danger (TV Series)
- The Dark Curtain (1955)
 1953-1954 Omnibus (TV Series)
- Antigone (1954)
- King Lear (1953) ... Goneril
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
- Pattern of Fear (1954) ... Louise
 1952-1954 Suspense (TV Series)
Mrs. de Spain / Claire Trent
- The Red Signal (1952) ... Claire Trent
 1954 Love Story (TV Series)
- The Yo-Yo People (1954)
- The Matchmaker (1954)
 1952-1953 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Gavin (1953)
- The Iron Gate (1952)
 1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Betrayal (1952)
- Image (1952)
 1952 The Magnificent Failure (TV Movie)
Louisa May Alcott
 1952 The Web (TV Series)
- Hear Footsteps (1952)
 1952 Phone Call from a Stranger
Claire Fortness
 1952 Love Story (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Barrett
 1951 Cosmopolitan Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Vinnie Phillips (1970)
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
- Grey Reminder (1951) ... Charlotte
 1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
- The Treasure (1951)
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The Possessed (1939). Drama. Written by George Shdanoff. Based on works of Fyodor Dostoevsky. Translated by Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood. Directed by Michael Chekhov. Cast: Ronald Bennett, Donald Bouche, Erika Chambliss, Woodrow Chambliss, Burke Clarke, James P. Corr, Blair Cutting, Louis Dowdney, Jeanne Elgart, John Flynn, Bert ... See more »

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Her final film appearance was playing Goldie Hawn's mother in the thriller Deceived (1991). Her role was a mere five seconds long. See more »

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