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Beth Henley was born on May 8, 1952 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA as Elizabeth Becker Henley. She is a writer and actress, known for Crimes of the Heart (1986), True Stories (1986) and Miss Firecracker (1989). See full bio »

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Known For

(1986)
True Stories Writer
(1986)
(1989)
Swing Shift Bible Pusher
(1984)

Filmography

Jump to: Writer | Actress | Self
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 2004 It Must Be Love (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1989 Crimes do Coração (TV Movie) (play)
 1989 Miss Firecracker (play "The Miss Firecracker Contest") / (screenplay)
 1987 Trying Times (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Family Tree (1987) ... (writer)
 1986 Crimes of the Heart (play) / (screenplay)
 1986 Nobody's Fool
 1986 True Stories (written by)
 1985 Survival Guide (TV Movie)
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 1984 Swing Shift
Bible Pusher
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 2002 Primetime (TV Series documentary)
Herself - Author (segment "The Betrayal")
- Love Song/The Betrayal (2002) ... Herself - Author (segment "The Betrayal")
 1993 Intimate Portrait (TV Series documentary)
Herself
- Holly Hunter ... Herself
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1983 to 1984 season) Her play, "Crimes of the Heart," was performed at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island. Paul Benedict was director. Robert D. Soule was set designer. William Lane was costume designer. John F. Custer was lighting designer. See more »
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Personal Quote:

Compared to being a playwright, when you're on the set you're really not meant to talk to people or give any advice. In theater you have more of a relationship with the director. You can say things to the actor. If the movie gets made, there's something so beautiful about it being seen all over the world. [With Crimes of the Heart (1986)] you made a lot more money. That was to my liking.

Trivia:

With Stephen Tobolowsky, she co-wrote David Bryne's "True Stories". Tobolowsky documents much of their time together on his podcast "The Tobolowsky Files". See more »

Trademark:

Female bonding as a central theme See more »

Star Sign:

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