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Brenda Vaccaro

A leading lady on screen, stage and sometimes television. Brenda Vaccaro, was born in Brooklyn but was actually raised in Dallas, Texas. Her appetite for acting increased following several appearances in high school productions, and she finally started a professional career in the 1960s. Memorable to many in Supergirl (1984), she was nominated for ... See full bio »
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 2016 Light Wounds (pre-production)
 2015 30-Love (completed)
 2015 Just Let Go
Nadine Williams
 2012 Crackers (Short)
 2011 Johnny Bravo Goes to Bollywood (TV Movie)
Bunny Bravo (voice)
 2010 You Don't Know Jack (TV Movie)
Margo Janus
 2006 Cartoon Network Racing (Video Game)
Bunny Bravo (voice)
 2006 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Beatrice Madsen
- Diana Lubey (2006) ... Beatrice Madsen (as Brenda Vacarro)
 2006 The War at Home (TV Series)
- The West Palm Beach Story (2006) ... Barbara
 2005 American Dad! (TV Series)
Strip Club Manager
- Stan Knows Best (2005) ... Strip Club Manager (voice)
 2004 Just Desserts (TV Movie)
 2002 Sonny
 2001 Becker (TV Series)
Bob's Mother / Mom
- The Ghost of Christmas Presents (2001) ... Bob's Mother / Mom
 1997-1999 Spawn (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Hunter's Moon (1999) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Seed of the Hellspawn (1999) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Twitch Is Down (1999) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- No Rest, No Peace (1997) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Evil Intent (1997) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1998 When Husbands Cheat (TV Movie)
 1997 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Karen Horowitz
 1996 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
- Out of the Darkness (1996) ... Al
 1996 The Legend of Sarmoti: Siegfried & Roy (TV Series) (voice)
 1994-1995 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
Chi / Marge
- In Zarm's Way (1995) ... Chi (voice)
- No Place Like Home (1994) ... Marge (voice)
 1994 Following Her Heart (TV Movie)
 1994 The Critic (TV Series)
- Eyes on the Prize (1994) ... Ardeth (voice, uncredited)
- Miserable (1994) ... Ardeth (voice)
- Marty's First Date (1994) ... Ardeth (voice)
- The Pilot (1994) ... Ardeth (voice)
 1992 Goof Troop (TV Series)
- Date with Destiny (1992) ... (voice)
 1992 Red Shoe Diaries (TV Movie)
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Laverne Briggs
- Oceans White with Phone (1992) ... Laverne Briggs
 1991 The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (TV Series)
- Wolf Pack (1991)
 1991 Darkwing Duck (TV Series)
- You Sweat Your Life (1991) ... Slim (voice)
 1990 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
- Ebbtide's Revenge (1990) ... Angela
 1988-1990 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Sheila Kowalski Finley / Didi Blair / Mimi Harcourt
- The Family Jewels (1990) ... Sheila Kowalski Finley
- Just Another Fish Story (1988) ... Mimi Harcourt
 1990 Columbo (TV Series)
Jess McCurdy
 1990 Stolen: One Husband (TV Movie)
Lisa Jarrett
 1989 The Masque of the Red Death
Elaina Hart
 1989 Cookie
 1988 Heart of Midnight
 1987 The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones (TV Movie)
Didi (voice)
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
- Changing Patterns (1987) ... Maxine
 1985 Deceptions (TV Movie)
Helen Adams
 1985 Water
 1984 Supergirl
 1984 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Rose Orso
- The Women (1984) ... Rose Orso
 1981 A Long Way Home (TV Movie)
Lillian Jacobs
 1981 Zorro: The Gay Blade
 1981 The Star Maker (TV Movie)
Dolores Baker
 1981 The Pride of Jesse Hallam (TV Movie)
Marion Galucci
 1980 The First Deadly Sin
Monica Gilbert
 1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (TV Movie)
Jane Briggs
 1979 Dear Detective (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Kate Hudson
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Det. Sgt. Kate Hudson
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Det. Sgt. Kate Hudson
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Det. Sgt. Kate Hudson
- Pilot (1979) ... Det. Sgt. Kate Hudson
 1977 Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (TV Short)
Tilly (voice)
 1976 The House by the Lake
 1976 Sara (TV Series)
Sara Yarnell
- Grandpa's Girl (1976) ... Sara Yarnell
- The Visit (1976) ... Sara Yarnell
- Mountain Man (1976) ... Sara Yarnell
- Child Bride (1976) ... Sara Yarnell
- Lady (1976) ... Sara Yarnell
 1976 Good Heavens (TV Series)
- Mr. Right (1976) ... Doris
 1975 Once Is Not Enough
Linda Riggs
 1975 McCoy (TV Series)
- The Big Ripoff (1975) ... Brenda
 1975 The Big Rip-Off (TV Movie)
Brenda Brooks
 1973-1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Sydney Bruce / Officer Sherry Reese, SFPD
- The Most Deadly Species (1974) ... Sydney Bruce
- Act of Duty (1973) ... Officer Sherry Reese, SFPD
 1974 Lily (TV Movie)
 1973 Sunshine (TV Movie)
Carol Gillman
 1973 Honor Thy Father (TV Movie)
Rosalie Bonnano
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Officer Margaret Sereno
- The Park Avenue Rustlers (1972) ... Officer Margaret Sereno
 1972 Banacek (TV Series)
Sharon Clark
- To Steal a King (1972) ... Sharon Clark
 1972 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Marilyn Hoffman
- House of Mirrors (1972) ... Marilyn Hoffman
 1971 Going Home
Jenny Benson
 1971 Summertree
 1971 Travis Logan, D.A. (TV Movie)
Lucille Sand
 1970-1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Gemma / Sandy Graham
- Appointment in Palermo (1971) ... Gemma
- One of the Girls in Research (1970) ... Sandy Graham
 1970 I Love My Wife
Jody Burrows
 1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Geri Coates
- Scapegoat (1969) ... Geri Coates
 1969 Midnight Cowboy
 1969 Where It's At
 1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series)
- A Charade for Murder (1967) ... Julie
 1966 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Jenny Penny
- My Lucky Penny (1966) ... Jenny Penny
 1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
- The Heroine (1965) ... Sheila
 1962-1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Debbie Briggs / Renee Shube / Shirley Thysen
- The Sworn Twelve (1965) ... Debbie Briggs
- Hollow Triumph (1964) ... Renee Shube
- The Hidden Jungle (1962) ... Shirley Thysen
 1964 The Reporter (TV Series)
- Rachel's Mother (1964)
 1963 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Joanne Spencer
- See Hollywood and Die (1963) ... Joanne Spencer
 1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
- Don't Look Down, Don't Look Back (1963) ... Felicia
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Rosa Alloro
- The Corpse Ran Down Mulberry Street (1961) ... Rosa Alloro
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Stage Play: Everybody Loves Opal. Comedy. Written by John Patrick. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Noel Taylor. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Associated with Designer to Mr. Mielziner: Richard Casler. Assistant Scenic Design: Aristides Gazetas. Assistant to Mr. Taylor: George Sullivan. Directed by Cyril Ritchard. ... See more »

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