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Overview (4)

Born in Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Birth NameDeanna Lee Bowers
Nickname The Scream Queen
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

This attractive, happy go lucky blonde actress, educated at the University of Kansas and a former ballet soloist, first broke into both TV and cinema screens in the mid 1970s and through her appearances in several well remembered horror and sci-fi films, and Dee quickly gained a cult following among the fantasy film fans. Poor Dee always seemed to be on the wrong side of some malevolent person or evil creature....she was pursued by a clan of cannibal killers in The Hills Have Eyes (1977), terrorized by a pack of werewolves in the superb The Howling (1981), got a break from the horror, as a sympathetic mom in the mega sci-fi hit E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and nearly ends up lunch for a rabid St. Bernard in the heart stopping Cujo (1983).

In the early 1980s, Wallace-Stone actually shared the screen several times with her then husband Christopher Stone before his unfortunate, early demise from a heart attack in October, 1995.

However, typecasting Dee Wallace-Stone as a horror heroine does not do her justice, as unlike some other scream queens whose careers quickly faded, Dee has gone on to have a very busy and varied acting career, appearing in over 90 feature films to date! Her All-American looks and easy going demeanor has seen Dee often cast as a typical suburban mother, a sympathetic friend, or a trusted ally. Fans warm to her endearing smile and natural warmth, and Dee continues to find herself in constant demand in front of the camera, plus she has her own much visited website.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: firehouse44@hotmail.com

Spouse (4)

Skip Belyea (1998 - present)
Christopher Stone (28 June 1980 - 20 October 1995) ( his death) ( 1 child)
Richard Stanley Gryebet (28 October 1975 - 7 April 1980) ( divorced)
Barry Wallace (? - ?) ( divorced)

Trivia (11)

Attended the same high school as actor Edward Asner.
Attended and graduated from Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas., and later, the University of Kansas, where she received her education degree.
During the weekend of August 23-25, 2002, Dee appeared at the Second Annual Horrorfind convention in Baltimore, Maryland.
Considers E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) to be her generation's The Wizard of Oz (1939).
She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village, New York City.
Has played a character named Mary five times: Walk a Mile in My Pradas (2011), Voodoo Moon (2006), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Child Bride of Short Creek (1981) and 10 (1979).
Has appeared with character actor Richard Lynch in three horror films: Alligator II: The Mutation (1991), Halloween (2007) and Dark Fields (2009).
Has appeared with her husband Christopher Stone in three films: The Howling (1981), Cujo (1983) and Huck and the King of Hearts (1994).
Two of her characters had relations in adulterous situations, with Christopher Stone's characters, in the horror films The Howling (1981) and Cujo (1983).
Daughter of Maxine (nee Nichols) and Robert Stanley Bowers. Her father was an alcoholic who later committed suicide.

Personal Quotes (6)

I'm the girl next door who learned how to make life work the hard way. I lived it. Victim to victory. When you find the joy, you have to share it.
A dancer knows how to move naturally. Dancing allows me to do almost subliminal things as an actress that the audience might sense, but yet not be fully aware of.
I hope I never see a Pinto again in my life.
[Concerning Steven Spielberg's decision not to make an E.T. sequel] I never heard about that at the time, but when I did hear about it, yes. He actually asked me at one point what I thought, and I said, "Steven, I think you should leave it a classic."
[Concerning her role in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)] I mean, what can you say about being involved in that film? "Thank you forever, God! Thank you that I'm involved in a film that still touches people's lives!" I have so many stories of how that film has touched people so deeply. I just feel really blessed to have been a part of it. Sometimes, after I'd been waiting in my dressing room for a week and a half without working, I didn't feel that way. But there's yin and yang in every experience.
Cujo (1983) was the hardest thing I've ever done, and it's the film I'm proudest of. You know, how far can you break down? When do you break down? How do you break down? It was just relentless. At the end of it, they treated me for exhaustion for three weeks afterwards. I'm still on adrenal supplements, because I just blew out all my adrenals! People don't understand that when an actor goes through any kind of emotional stuff, your body chemically goes through it exactly like you were in fight-or-flight in your life. I was in maximum fight-or-flight for weeks.

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