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Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York (1975)

Sheila Levine is a Jewish-American princess and a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. An innovative, bright, but painfully introverted individual, she comes to New York City with her mother... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sheila Levine
... Sam Stoneman
... Kate
Janet Brandt ... Bernice
... Manny
Charles Woolf ... Wally
Leda Rogers ... Agatha
Jack Bernardi ... Uncle Herm
Allen Secher ... Rabbi
Lynne Pope ... Rochelle
Jon Miller ... Norman
... Principal
Richard Rasof ... Attendant
Evelyn Russell ... Miss Burke
Don Carrara ... Harold
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Sheila Levine is a Jewish-American princess and a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. An innovative, bright, but painfully introverted individual, she comes to New York City with her mother and father to take an apartment with a nightclub-hopping roommate. Persuaded to go to a nightclub one night, she meets a doctor named Sam Stoneman who is on the hunt for a one-night stand. Sheila develops an intense attraction towards Sam who seemingly is attracted to Sheila's desperately flirtatious roommate. She returns to Harrisburg for a time and comes back to win the heart of Sam only to discover that he has been conned into an engagement with her ex-roommate. Meanwhile, stalwart Sheila quickly climbs the ladder at her job as a "office-singer/typist" for a record company. Written by thustlebird

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Sheila Levine is every single girl who has had to attend her younger sister's wedding.

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1 December 1975 (Sweden)  »

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Cautiva de un amor  »

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Roy Scheider was an eleventh hour replacement for another actor. Directly after the completion of the shooting, he traveled to Martha's Vineyard to film Jaws (1975). See more »

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Sam Stoneman: [repeated line, to Sheila] How are you, Harrisburg?
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Referenced in The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (1980) See more »

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Love Me or Love People
Written by Michel Legrand
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Jeanne Berlin is one of the most underrated actresses!
4 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Jeanne Berlin (daughter of Elaine May) is perfect in this movie! What a funny, brilliant woman! The movie reminds me of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. All women are not beautiful and rich. You go girl! Another wonderful aspect of this movie is an early role for Roy Scheider who plays her love interest. My favorite part is the main character's job at a children's recording studio, Wha Wha Records. Everyone does a rather mundane job until a musician needs "backup". All the employees jump up and become the chorus. Gail Parent is one of my favorite writers (remember Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman on TV?) and she develops wonderfully real women in her comedies. Great movie for then and now.


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