TV Films

MARATHON

Written by: Ron Friedman
Character name: Barrie Johnson
Directed by: Jackie Cooper
Network: CBS, 1980
Starring: Bob Newhart, Herb Edelman

My comment: Bob Newhart was very quiet and gracious. I was working once again with Herb Edelman from I Love You Alice B.Toklas Jackie Cooper had been a very famous childstar. He was now a very fine television director.


Marathon on IMDB


NAPOLEON AND JOSEPHINE

Written by : James Lee – Character name: Madame de Staël
Directed by: Richard T. Heffron
Network: ABC, 1987 (airdate Nov 10,11,12)
Starring: Armand Assanté, Jacqueline Bisset, Tony Perkins

My comment: I love this character in history. It was fun to spend a month in Paris with my two great friends Jacqueline Bisset and Tony Perkins. This was a very elegantly produced movie of the week by David Wolper.


Napoleon and Josephine on IMDB


PERRY MASON: The Case of the Sinister Spirit

Written by: Anne Collins
Character name: Maura McGuire
Directed by: Ron Satlof and Richard Lang
Network: NBC, 1988 (airdate 5/24/87)
Starring: Raymond Burr, Robert Stack

My comment: I wore the largest silliest wig that kept flying off in very active scenes, but it was fun to play a porno Queen! I adored Robert Stack, a truly great raconteur whose “movie” stories helped enormously when our production got snowed in.


Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit on IMDB


WHO GETS THE FRIENDS

Written by: Lila Garrett and Sandy Krinski
Character name: Aggie Hardon
Directed by: Directed by Lila Garrett
Network: CBS, 1988 ( airdate 5/10/88)
Starring: Jill Clayburgh

My comment: Jill Clayburgh was delightful. Working with such good actors always makes me better. I adore doing comedy. I’m not cast in it often enough to suit me.


Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit on IMDB


MOMENT OF TRUTH: MURDER OR MEMORY

Written by: Daniel Levine
Character name: Barbara Hanson
Directed by: Christopher Light
Network: NBC, 1995
Starring: Michael Brandon, Karl Daird-Dejerf, Karen Austin

My comment: I took this MOW immediately after receiving my Emmy. I learned to like the challenge of doing a two hour movie in sixteen days. It this case, it helped to keep up the necessary dramatic tension. This was a very intense true story.


Moment of Truth: Murder or Memory on IMDB


AN UNFINISHED AFFAIR

Written by: Rama Stagner and Dan Witt
Character name: Cynthia Conner
Directed by: Rod Hardy
Network: ABC, 1996
Starring: Tim Mathison, Jennie Garth, Peter Facinelli,

My comment: I was playing a recovering cancer victim so I was asked to lose 10 pounds on an already slim frame in two weeks. I became very thin. I learned you can indeed be too thin!


An Unfinished Affair on IMDB


STRANGER IN MY HOME

Written by: Bob Hamilton
Character name: Anne
Directed by: Farhad Mann
Network: CBS, 1997
Starring: Veronica Hamel, Joe Penny

My comment: This was a wonderful script, that in my opinion, was compromised by too little shooting time and too small a budget.


Stranger in my Home on IMDB

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