Hope Lange (1933–2003)

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One of the most natural beauties of the 1960s with a gentle voice and personality to match, blonde Hope Lange was born in Redding Ridge, Connecticut, and performed on stage from the age of nine. She studied both drama and dance under Martha Graham, did some modeling and then worked in stock companies and on television, dancing on Jackie Gleason ... See full bio »

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Death Wish Joanna Kersey
Blue Velvet Mrs. Williams


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 2016 Blue Velvet Lost Footage
Mrs. Williams
 1998 Before He Wakes (TV Movie)
Helen Rawlings
 1995 Just Cause
Libby Prentiss
 1994 Clear and Present Danger
Senator Mayo
 1993 Message from Nam (TV Movie)
Marjorie Wilson
 1987-1993 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Helen Lewis / Charlotte Newcastle
- The Big Kill (1993) ... Helen Lewis
- Night of the Headless Horseman (1987) ... Charlotte Newcastle
 1993 Cooperstown (TV Movie)
Cassie Willette
 1993 Dead Before Dawn (TV Movie)
Virginia DeSilva
 1990 Tune in Tomorrow...
Margaret Quince
 1989 Knight & Daye (TV Series)
Gloria Daye
- The Last Honest Man in America (1989) ... Gloria Daye
- Goodbye, Mr. Scrimshaw (1989) ... Gloria Daye
- Stalk Radio (1989) ... Gloria Daye
- Still Motile After All These Years (1989) ... Gloria Daye
- New York! New York? (1989) ... Gloria Daye
 1987 Trying Times (TV Series)
Frances Fletcher
- A Family Tree (1987) ... Frances Fletcher
 1987 Ford: The Man and the Machine (TV Movie)
Clara Ford
 1983-1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Dr. Hannah Fielding / Gwen Andrews
- Forsaking All Others (1986) ... Dr. Hannah Fielding
- Relative Loss (1983) ... Gwen Andrews
 1986 Blue Velvet
Mrs. Williams
 1985 Survival Guide (TV Movie)
 1985 Private Sessions (TV Movie)
Mrs. Coles
 1984 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Catherine Smith
- Maxwell Ltd: Finder of Lost Loves Pilot (1984) ... Catherine Smith
 1983 The Prodigal
Anne Stuart
 1983 I Am the Cheese
Betty Farmer
 1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Marion Stamford
- Naughty Marietta/The Winning Ticket (1983) ... Marion Stamford
 1982 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Kate Riley
- Recipe for Murder (1982) ... Kate Riley
 1980 Pleasure Palace (TV Movie)
Madelaine Calvert
 1980 Beulah Land (TV Mini Series)
Deborah Kendrick
- Part III (1980) ... Deborah Kendrick (credit only)
- Part II (1980) ... Deborah Kendrick (credit only)
- Part I (1980) ... Deborah Kendrick
 1980 The Day Christ Died (TV Movie)
 1979 Like Normal People (TV Movie)
Roz Meyers
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Sandra Newberry
- Julie's Aunt/Where Is It Written?/The Big Deal (1978) ... Sandra Newberry
 1977 The Love Boat II (TV Movie)
Elaine Palmer
 1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Ann Wells
- Nightmare on a Sunday Morning (1977) ... Ann Wells
 1976 The August (Short)
Stage Actress
 1976 Gibbsville (TV Series)
- Afternoon Waltz (1976) ... Harriet
 1976 Hazard's People (TV Movie)
Mrs. DeLacy
 1975 The Rivalry (TV Movie)
Mrs. Douglas
 1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
Diana Hopkins
- Woman in White (1975) ... Diana Hopkins
 1975 The Secret Night Caller (TV Movie)
Pat Durant
 1971-1974 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Jenny Preston
- Lt. Preston of the 4th Cavalry (1974) ... Jenny Preston
- We Met at Mama Lombardi's (1974) ... Jenny Preston
- Commercial Housewives (1974) ... Jenny Preston
- Man of Medicine (1974) ... Jenny Preston
 1974 Fer-de-Lance (TV Movie)
Elaine Wedell
 1974 Death Wish
Joanna Kersey
 1974 I Love You... Good-bye
Karen Chandler
 1973 The 500 Pound Jerk (TV Movie)
Karen Walsh
 1972 That Certain Summer (TV Movie)
Janet Salter
 1970 Crowhaven Farm (TV Movie)
Maggie Carey Porter
 1968-1970 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series)
Carolyn Muir
- Wedding Day????? (1970) ... Carolyn Muir
- Curious Cousin (1970) ... Carolyn Muir
- Amateur Night (1970) ... Carolyn Muir
- Martha Meets the Captain (1970) ... Carolyn Muir
- Pardon My Ghost (1970) ... Carolyn Muir
 1968 Jigsaw
Helen Atterbury
 1967 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Lois Graves
- Dear Friends (1967) ... Lois Graves
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Annie Johnson
- The Last Oasis (1966) ... Annie Johnson
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Rachel Douglas
- Shipwrecked (1966) ... Rachel Douglas
 1963 Love Is a Ball
Millicent 'Millie' Mehaffey
 1962 Cyrano De Bergerac (TV Movie)
 1961 Pocketful of Miracles
Elizabeth (Queenie) Martin
 1961 Wild in the Country
Irene Sperry
 1959 The Best of Everything
Caroline Bender
 1958 In Love and War
Andrea Lenaine Kantaylis
 1957-1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Alex Winter / Jessica Lovell / Raiya
- The Innocent Sleep (1958) ... Alex Winter
- Point of No Return (1958) ... Jessica Lovell
- For I Have Loved Strangers (1957) ... Raiya
 1958 The Young Lions
Hope Plowman
 1957 Peyton Place
Selena Cross
 1956 Bus Stop
Elma Duckworth
 1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Snapfinger Creek (1956) ... Randy
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Personal Quote:

[on working with Joan Crawford on The Best of Everything (1959)] "I was fortunate that there was this tension with her. Our scenes were built with tension, and there it was, even before the camera rolled. It had to have been tough for her, to have these three young upstarts - and there she was, in a non-starring role."


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