Shelley Duvall


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Shelley Alexis Duvall was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Bobbie Ruth (Massengale) and Robert Richardson Duvall, a lawyer. At the time of her birth, her mother was visiting her grandmother in Fort Worth, though Duvall was raised in Houston. During her childhood, Shelley's mother humorously gave Shelley the nickname "Manic Mouse", because she would ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 12 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Shining Wendy Torrance
(1980)
Popeye Olive Oyl
(1980)
3 Women Millie Lammoreaux
(1977)
(1977)

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 1994 Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- The Radish Cure (1994) ... (executive producer)
- The Pet Forgetters Cure (1994) ... (executive producer)
 1992-1993 Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Bootsie Barker Bites/Ruby the Copycat (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Elbert's Bad Word/Weird Parents (1992) ... (executive producer)
 1991 Stories from Growing Up (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1991 Backfield in Motion (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1990 Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1989 Nightmare Classics (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- The Eyes of the Panther (1989) ... (executive producer)
- The Turn of the Screw (1989) ... (executive producer)
 1987 Frog (TV Movie) (executive producer)
  Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series) (executive producer - 25 episodes, 1982 - 1987) (producer - 2 episodes, 1983 - 1986)
- The Dancing Princesses (1987) ... (executive producer)
- The Little Mermaid (1987) ... (executive producer)
- Rip Van Winkle (1987) ... (executive producer)
- The Princess Who Had Never Laughed (1986) ... (producer)
- Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1986) ... (executive producer)
  Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes, 1985 - 1986) (producer - 3 episodes, 1985 - 1986)
- Davy Crockett (1986) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- John Henry (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Ponce de Leon (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Johnny Appleseed (1986) ... (executive producer)
- My Darlin' Clementine (1986) ... (executive producer)
 1986 Popples (TV Movie) (executive producer)
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Other Works:

Music video for the song "Little Kids' World" from her album "Hello, I'm Shelley Duvall... Sweet Dreams," featured as part of the "Nick Jr. Rocks" program she produced for Nickelodeon. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 3 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on working with Stanley Kubrick] Well, of course, Robert Altman was almost the only director I'd ever worked with. It was time for me to test my own legs. There was a kind of possessiveness about Bob. He put me in so many of his films, but apart from him, I wasn't getting offered a lot of roles - hardly any, for that matter. It was like he was the only one with any confidence in me. So here was ... See more »

Trivia:

Once owned the film rights to Tom Robbins' Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993). She was to write and star in her own adaptation of the book but the project fell through and she gave up the rights after four years, long before Gus Van Sant took over the film rights. See more »

Trademark:

Wide eyes, toothy smile, and lanky figure See more »

Nickname:

The Texas Twiggy

Star Sign:

Cancer

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