|Spouse(s)||Todd Merer |
(m. 1969; div. 1981)
Susan Blakely (born September 7, 1948) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her leading role in the 1976 ABC miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man , for which she received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama. Blakely also has appeared in films including The Towering Inferno (1974), Report to the Commissioner (1975), Capone (1975), The Concorde ... Airport '79 (1979), and Over the Top (1987).
The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Walt Disney Television, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company. The network is headquartered in Burbank, California on Riverside Drive, directly across the street from Walt Disney Studios and adjacent to the Roy E. Disney Animation Building, But the network's second corporate headquarters and News headquarters remains in New York City, New York at their broadcast center on 77 West 66th Street in Lincoln Square in Upper West Side Manhattan.
Rich Man, Poor Man is a 1976 American television miniseries based on the 1969 novel of the same name by Irwin Shaw that aired on ABC in one- or two-hour episodes mostly on Monday nights over seven weeks, beginning February 1. It was produced by Universal Television and was the second time programming of this nature had been attempted. The first TV miniseries, QB VII, had aired — also on ABC — in 1974. These projects proved to be a critical and ratings success and were the forerunner for similar projects based on literary works, such as Roots and Shōgun. The film stars Peter Strauss, Nick Nolte and Susan Blakely.
The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama is an award presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). The award honors the best performance by an actress in a drama television series.
Blakely was born in Frankfurt, Germany, the daughter of American parents, Mary Louise, a former art teacher, and Colonel Larry Blakely, a career Army officer. [ citation needed ] and later studied with Charles Conrad in Los Angeles. She currently studies with Warner Loughlin. She began a professional modeling career in 1967 at Ford Modeling Agency.After she attended University of Texas at El Paso, she moved to New York and studied acting with Warren Robertson, Lee Strasberg, Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse
Frankfurt is a metropolis and the largest city of the German federal state of Hesse, and its 746,878 (2017) inhabitants make it the fifth-largest city of Germany after Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, and Cologne. On the River Main, it forms a continuous conurbation with the neighbouring city of Offenbach am Main, and its urban area has a population of 2.3 million. The city is at the centre of the larger Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region, which has a population of 5.5 million and is Germany's second-largest metropolitan region after the Rhine-Ruhr Region. Since the enlargement of the European Union in 2013, the geographic centre of the EU is about 40 km (25 mi) to the east of Frankfurt's central business district. Like France and Franconia, the city is named after the Franks. Frankfurt is the largest city in the Rhine Franconian dialect area.
Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, and the Alps, Lake Constance and the High Rhine to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.
The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States, and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution. As the oldest and most senior branch of the U.S. military in order of precedence, the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army, which was formed to fight the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783)—before the United States of America was established as a country. After the Revolutionary War, the Congress of the Confederation created the United States Army on 3 June 1784 to replace the disbanded Continental Army. The United States Army considers itself descended from the Continental Army, and dates its institutional inception from the origin of that armed force in 1775.
Blakely arrived in Hollywood in the early 1970s, and began appearing in supporting roles in films including Savages , The Way We Were , and The Lords of Flatbush . Her first major role was as Patty Simmons in the 1974 disaster film The Towering Inferno . The following year, she played the female lead roles in films Report to the Commissioner alongside Michael Moriarty, and Capone opposite Ben Gazzara.
Savages is a 1972 Merchant Ivory Film directed by James Ivory and screenplay by George W. S. Trow and Michael O'Donoghue, based on an idea by Ivory.
The Way We Were is a 1973 American romantic drama film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford. Arthur Laurents wrote both the novel and screenplay based on his college days at Cornell University and his experiences with the House Un-American Activities Committee.
The Lords of Flatbush is a 1974 American drama film about street teenagers in leather jackets from the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.
Blakely gained wide critical acclaim with her leading role in the 1976 ABC television miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man , based on the 1969 novel of the same name by Irwin Shaw. For her performance, Blakely won that year's Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and earned a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.She earned a second Emmy Award nomination the following year when she reprised her role in Rich Man, Poor Man Book II . After her television success, she played leading roles in two movies in 1979: the disaster film The Concorde ... Airport '79 opposite Alain Delon, and the sport drama Dreamer with Tim Matheson.
Rich Man, Poor Man is a 1969 novel by Irwin Shaw. It is the last of the novels of Shaw's middle period before he began to concentrate, in his last works such as Evening In Byzantium,Nightwork,Bread Upon The Waters, and Acceptable Losses, on the inevitability of impending death. The title is taken from the nursery rhyme "Tinker, Tailor". The novel was adapted into a 1976 miniseries.
Irwin Shaw was an American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and short-story author whose written works have sold more than 14 million copies. He is best known for two of his novels: The Young Lions (1948), about the fate of three soldiers during World War II, made into a film of the same name starring Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, and Rich Man, Poor Man (1970), about the fate of two siblings after World War II. In 1976, it was made into a popular miniseries starring Peter Strauss, Nick Nolte, and Susan Blakely.
Rich Man, Poor Man Book II is an American television miniseries that aired on ABC in one-hour episodes at 9:00pm ET/PT on Tuesday nights between September 21, 1976 and March 8, 1977. A sequel to Rich Man, Poor Man that had aired the previous season, it focused on the further exploits and conflicts of the Jordache family.
During 1980s and 1990s, Blakely played leading roles in many made-for-television movies. She portrayed Frances Farmer in the 1982 film based on Farmer's autobiography, Will There Really Be a Morning?, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film. She played Eva Braun opposite Anthony Hopkins in the Adolf Hitler biographical film The Bunker (1981), and Joan Kennedy in The Ted Kennedy Jr. Story (1986). She appeared in such feature films as Over the Top (1987), My Mom's a Werewolf (1989), and Hate Crime (2005). She recently guest-starred on This Is Us and NCIS and in past years on Hotel , The Twilight Zone , Falcon Crest , Murder, She Wrote , Nip/Tuck , Brothers & Sisters , Southland , and Cougar Town .
Frances Elena Farmer was an American actress and television host. She appeared in over a dozen feature films over the course of her career, though she garnered notoriety for the various sensationalized accounts of her life, especially her involuntary commitment to psychiatric hospitals and subsequent mental health struggles.
The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film or Best Actress – Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television is an award presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). It is given in honor of an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role on a miniseries or motion picture made for television for the calendar year. The award was first presented at the 39th Golden Globe Awards on January 30, 1982 to Jane Seymour for her role on East of Eden. Performances by actresses in a miniseries or television film were originally awarded in the Best Actress – Television Series Drama category before the creation of this category.
Eva Anna Paula Hitler was the longtime companion of Adolf Hitler and, for less than 40 hours, his wife. Braun met Hitler in Munich when she was a 17-year-old assistant and model for his personal photographer Heinrich Hoffmann. She began seeing Hitler often about two years later. She attempted suicide twice during their early relationship. By 1936, she was a part of his household at the Berghof near Berchtesgaden and lived a sheltered life throughout World War II. Braun was a photographer, and she took many of the surviving colour photographs and films of Hitler. She was a key figure within Hitler's inner social circle, but did not attend public events with him until mid-1944, when her sister Gretl married Hermann Fegelein, the SS liaison officer on his staff.
In 1969, Blakely married a lawyer, Todd Merer, but divorced in 1981. In 1982, Blakely married media consultant, film and television producer Steve Jaffe. They reside in Beverly Hills. In 2003, Blakely created a semi-precious jewelry line from her own designs.
|1973||The Way We Were||Judianne|
|1974||The Lords of Flatbush||Jane Bradshaw|
|1974||The Towering Inferno||Patty|
|1975||Report to the Commissioner||Patty Butler|
|1975||Shampoo||Girl on Street||Uncredited|
|1979||The Concorde ... Airport '79||Maggie Whelan|
|1987||Over the Top||Christina Hawk|
|1987||The Survivalist||Linda Ryan|
|1989||Dream a Little Dream||Cherry Diamond|
|1989||My Mom's a Werewolf||Leslie Shaber|
|1990||Out of Sight, Out of Mind||Alice Lundgren|
|1992||Russian Holiday||Susan Dennison|
|2001||Crash Point Zero||Barbara Esmond|
|2002||Hungry Hearts||Barbi Harris|
|2005||Hate Crime||Martha Boyd|
|2008||Grizzly Park||Unhappy Camper|
|2008||Mating Dance||Abby's Mother|
|2010||The Genesis Code||Beverly Truman|
|2011||Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2||Vivian Ashe|
|1976||Rich Man, Poor Man||Julie Prescott||Miniseries|
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama
Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
|1976||Rich Man, Poor Man Book II||Julie Prescott||Miniseries|
Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
|1977||Secrets||Andrea Fleming||Television film|
|1980||Make Me an Offer||Joyce Windsor||Television film|
|1980||A Cry for Love||Polly Harris||Television film|
|1981||The Oklahoma City Dolls||Sally Jo Purkey||Television film|
|1981||The Bunker||Eva Braun||Television film|
|1983||Will There Really Be a Morning?||Frances Farmer||Television film|
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
|1984||The Hitchhiker||Melody||Episode: "Remembering Melody"|
|1985||Stingray||Evelyn Decter||Television film|
|1985||The Love Boat||Nicole Phillips||2 episodes|
|1986||Blood & Orchids||Marie Farrell||Television film|
|1986||The Ted Kennedy Jr. Story||Joan Kennedy||Television film|
|1987||The Twilight Zone||Linda Wolfe||Episode: "The Card/The Junction"|
|1985–1987||Hotel||Marion Thorne / Dr. Ann Vargo / Allison||3 episodes|
|1987||Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery||Patricia Erdain||Television film|
|1988||Broken Angel||Catherine Coburn||Television film|
|1988||April Morning||Sarah Cooper||Television film|
|1988||Hiroshima Maiden||Betty Bennett||Television film|
|1988||Ladykillers||Lilah Corbett||Television film|
|1988||In the Heat of the Night||Claudia Merrill||Episode: "The Family Secret"|
|1990||The Incident||Billie||Television film|
|1990||Falcon Crest||Anne Bowen||3 episodes|
|1990||Dead Reckoning||Alex Barnard||Television film|
|1990||Murder Times Seven||Gert Kiley||Television film|
|1991||And the Sea Will Tell||Gail Bugliosi||Television film|
|1991||Wildflower||Ada Guthrie||Television film|
|1992||Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore||Billie||Television film|
|1993||No Child of Mine||Peggy Young||Television film|
|1994||Walker, Texas Ranger||Meredith Clancy||Episode: "Deadly Vision"|
|1994||The True Story of the Menendez Murders||Leslie Abramson||Television film|
|1989–1994||Murder, She Wrote||Various||4 episodes|
|1995||Step by Step||Pam Marshall||Episode: "She Came in Through the Bedroom Window"|
|1995-2000||Diagnosis: Murder||Various||2 episodes|
|1996||Co-ed Call Girl||Teri Halbert||Television film|
|1996||Color Me Perfect||Dr. Linda Ryan||Television film|
|1998||Broken Silence: A Moment of Truth Movie||Margaret Carlyle||Television film|
|1998||7th Heaven||Elizabeth Brown||Episode: "And a Nice Chianti"|
|2000||Chain of Command||Meg Danforth||Television film|
|2000||The Perfect Nanny||Dr. Julia Bruning||Television film|
|2000||Her Married Lover||Laura Mannhart||Television film|
|2001||A Mother's Testimony||Donna Mulroney||Television film|
|2001||Strong Medicine||Camille Cantrell||Episode: "Rebirth"|
|2005||The Perfect Neighbor||Jeannie Costigan||Television film|
|2006||Cold Case||Mollie Felice||Episode: "Baby Blues"|
|2007||Side Order of Life||Margot McIntyre||3 episodes|
|2007||Nip/Tuck||Valerie Farrell||Episode: "Everett Poe"|
|2008||Murder 101: New Age||Camilla Meera||Television film|
|2008||Two and a Half Men||Angie||2 episodes|
|2010||Brothers & Sisters||Celia Calmartin||Episode: "Faking It"|
|2009, 2011||Southland||Linda Sherman||2 episodes|
|2012||Cougar Town||Betsy||Episode: "Ways to Be Wicked"|
|2013||The Perfect Boyfriend||Clara||Television film|
|2017||NCIS||Dr. Cadence Darwin||Episode: "Exit Strategy"|
|2017||Crazy Ex-Girlfriend||Gigi Plimpton||Episode: "Josh Is Irrelevant."|
|2017-2018||This Is Us||Anne||Recurring role|
Jessica Phyllis Lange is an American actress. She is the thirteenth actress in history to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting, winning two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, one Tony Award, one Screen Actors Guild Award and five Golden Globe Awards. Additionally, she is the second actress in history to win the Academy Award for Best Actress after winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress; the third actress and first performer since 1943 to receive two Oscar nominations within the same year; the fifth actress and ninth performer to win Oscars in both the lead and supporting acting categories; and is tied as the sixth most Oscar-nominated actress in history. She is the only performer ever to win Primetime Emmy Awards in both the supporting and lead acting categories for the same miniseries. Lange has also garnered one Critics Choice Award and three Dorian Awards, making her the most honored actress by the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association. In 1998, Entertainment Weekly listed Lange among the 25 Greatest Actresses of the 1990s. In 2014, Lange was scheduled to receive a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, though she has yet to claim it.
Winifred Jacqueline Fraser Bisset is an English actress. She began her film career in 1965, first coming to prominence in 1968 with roles in The Detective, Bullitt, and The Sweet Ride, for which she received a most promising newcomer Golden Globe nomination. In the 1970s, she starred in Airport (1970), Day for Night (1973) which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Deep (1977), and Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978), which earned her a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actress in a Comedy.
Ellen Burstyn is an American actress best known for her roles in films of the 1970s, such as The Last Picture Show, The Exorcist, and Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, for which she won an Academy Award.
Sally Margaret Field is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award and has been nominated for a Tony Award and two BAFTA Awards.
Madeleine Marie Stowe is an American actress. She appeared mostly on television before her breakthrough role in the 1987 crime-comedy film Stakeout. She went on to star in the films Revenge (1990), Unlawful Entry (1992), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Blink (1993), Bad Girls (1994), China Moon (1994), 12 Monkeys (1995), The General’s Daughter (1999), and We Were Soldiers (2002). For her role in the 1993 independent film Short Cuts, she won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Kelly Macdonald is a Scottish actress best known for her roles in Trainspotting (1996), Gosford Park (2001), Intermission (2003), Nanny McPhee (2005), Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011) and Brave (2012). For the 2005 TV film The Girl in the Cafe, she was nominated for a Golden Globe and won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie. In 2003, she appeared in the acclaimed BBC miniseries State of Play as journalist Della Smith.
Susan Flannery is an American actress and director known for her roles in the daytime dramas The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of Our Lives.
Best Actress is a girl it is also the name of an award which is presented by various film, television and theatre organizations, festivals, and people's awards to leading actresses in a film, television series, television film or play. The first Best Actress award was awarded for acting in a film, on May 16, 1929 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) at the Academy Awards to Janet Gaynor for her role of Diane in 7th Heaven, Angela in Street Angel and The Wife - Indre in Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans. In theatre, it was first awarded on April 6, 1947 by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League at the Tony Awards to Ingrid Bergman for her role of Mary Grey / Joan of Arc in Joan of Lorraine and to Helen Hayes for her role of Addie in Happy Birthday. In television, it was first awarded on January 23, 1951 by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the Primetime Emmy Awards to Gertrude Berg for her role of Molly in The Goldbergs. In a film festival, presented as the Volpi Cup, it was first awarded between August 1–20, 1934 by the Venice Film Festival to Katharine Hepburn for her role of Josephine 'Jo' March in Little Women.
Amy Marie Madigan is an American actress, producer, and singer. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1985 film Twice in a Lifetime. Her other film credits include Love Child (1982), Places in the Heart (1984), Field of Dreams (1989), Uncle Buck (1989), The Dark Half (1993), Pollock (2000), and Gone Baby Gone (2007). Madigan won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her portrayal of Sarah Weddington in the 1989 television film Roe vs. Wade.
Frances Ann O'Connor is an English-born Australian actress. She is best known for her roles in the films Mansfield Park (1999), Bedazzled (2000), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), The Importance of Being Earnest (2002), and Timeline (2003). O'Connor has won an AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Blessed (2009), and earned Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film nominations for her performances in Madame Bovary (2000) and The Missing (2014).
Lynn Whitfield is an American actress and producer. She began her acting career in television and theatre, before progressing to supporting roles in film. She won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance as Josephine Baker in the HBO biographical drama film The Josephine Baker Story (1991).
Aunjanue L. Ellis is an American film, stage, and television actress, and producer. She began her acting career in theater, and made her film debut in Girls Town. She later had leading roles in a number of independent movies, and co-starred in several mainstream films.
Katherine Whitton Baker is an American actress. Baker began her career in theatre and made her screen debut in the 1983 drama film, The Right Stuff. She received the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her performance in Street Smart (1987). Baker also has appeared in over 50 films, including Jacknife (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990), The Cider House Rules (1999), Cold Mountain (2003), Nine Lives (2005), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007), Last Chance Harvey (2008), Take Shelter (2011), Saving Mr. Banks (2013) and The Age of Adaline (2015).
Linda Jean Kelsey is an American actress. She is best known for her role on the CBS drama television series Lou Grant (1977–1982), which earned her three Golden Globe Award nominations and five Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
Jeannie Berlin is an American film, television and stage actress and screenwriter, known for her role in the 1972 film The Heartbreak Kid, for which she received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. She later played the leading role in Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York (1975), and in 2000s returned to screen appearing in films such as Margaret (2011), Inherent Vice (2014) and Cafe Society (2016), as well as the miniseries The Night Of (2016). In 2018 she played the President of the United States of America in the Hulu original series The First, a science fiction drama about NASA astronauts exploring the planet Mars.
Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story is a 1987 television biographical drama starring Farrah Fawcett. The film chronicles the life of Barbara Hutton, a wealthy but troubled American socialite. Released as both a television movie and a miniseries, the film won a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film. Fawcett earned her fifth Golden Globe Award nomination, for Best Actress in a Miniseries of Television Film.
Miss Evers' Boys is a 1997 American made-for-television war drama film starring Alfre Woodard and Laurence Fishburne, based on the true story of the decades-long Tuskegee experiment. It was directed by Joseph Sargent and adapted from the 1992 stage play written by David Feldshuh. The film was nominated for eleven Emmy Awards and won in four categories, including Outstanding Made for Television Movie.
Claire Elizabeth Foy is an English actress. She studied acting at the Liverpool John Moores University and the Oxford School of Drama and made her screen debut in the pilot of the supernatural comedy series Being Human, in 2008. Following her professional stage debut at the Royal National Theatre, she played the title role in the BBC One miniseries Little Dorrit (2008), and made her film debut in the American historical fantasy drama Season of the Witch (2011). Following leading roles in the television series The Promise (2011) and Crossbones (2014), Foy received further praise for portraying the ill-fated queen Anne Boleyn in the miniseries Wolf Hall (2015).