Shelley Duvall


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Shelley Alexis Duvall was born in Fort Worth, Texas, the first child to Bobbie Ruth (Massengale, 1929-2020), a real estate broker, and Robert Richardson Duvall (1919-1994), 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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

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

Filmography

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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 - 3 episodes)
- The Eyes of the Panther (1989) ... (executive producer)
- Carmilla (1989) ... (executive producer)
- The Turn of the Screw (1989) ... (executive producer)
 1988 Frog (TV Movie) (executive producer)
  Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series) (executive producer - 24 episodes, 1982 - 1987) (producer - 5 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 Mr. Bill's Real Life Adventures (Short) (executive producer)
 1986 Popples (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1984 The Princess Who Had Never Laughed (TV Movie) (executive producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Series of children's records entitled the "Hello, I'm Shelley Duvall" collection for Lou Adler's Ode 2 Kids label, including a lullaby album ("Sweet Dreams") and a Christmas album ("Merry Christmas"). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Bernard Sampson  (divorced)

Parents:

(Massengale), Bobbie Ruth | Duvall, Robert Richardson

Relatives:

Duvall, Scott (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on filming The Shining (1980)] That was a life experience like the Vietnam War probably was for veterans. It was grueling -- six days a week, 12- to 16-hour days, half an hour off for lunch, for a year and one month. The role demanded that I cry for, whew, at least nine of those months. Jack [Nicholson] had to be angry all the time, and I had to be in hysterics all the time. It was very ... See more »

Trivia:

Was in France attending the 1977 Cannes Film Festival when offered the role of Wendy Torrence in The Shining (1980). See more »

Trademark:

Playing quirky and eccentric characters See more »

Nickname:

The Texas Twiggy

Star Sign:

Cancer

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