Brenda Vaccaro Biography (1939-)

Full name, Brenda Buell Vaccaro; born November 18, 1939, in Brooklyn, NY; daughter of Mario A. (a restaurateur) and Christine M. (maiden name, Pavia) Vaccaro; married Martin Fried, 1965 (a stage manager; divorced, 1970); companionof Michael Douglas (an actor), c. 1970-76; married William Bishop (an attorney), 1977 (divorced, 1977); married Charles Cannizzaro (a photographer; divorced, 1981); married Guy P. Hector (a restaurateur). Addresses: Agent: Cunninham, Escott, Dipene & Associates, 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 130, Los Angeles, CA 90025.; Contact: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
November 18, 1939
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Angelina, The Willow Tree, Margo Jones Theatre, Dallas, TX, 1951
  • (Broadway debut) Gloria Gulock, Everybody Loves Opal, Longacre Theatre, 1961
  • Miss Novick, Tunnel of Love, Westbury Music Fair, Westbury, NY, 1962
  • Laura Howard, The Affair, Henry Miller's Theatre, New York City, 1962
  • Melissa Peabody, Children from Their Games, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1963
  • Toni, Cactus Flower, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1965
  • Reedy Harris, The Natural Look, Longacre Theatre, 1967
  • Cynthia, How Now, Dow Jones, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City,1967
  • Nancy Scott, The Goodbye People, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New YorkCity, 1968
  • Louise, Father's Day, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1971
  • Olive Madison, The Odd Couple, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City,1985
  • Diana Vreeland, Full Gallop, Coronet Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 1998
  • Major Tours
  • Miss Novick, Tunnel of Love, U.S. cities, 1962
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Molly Hirsch, Where It's At, United Artists, 1969
  • Shirley Gardner, Midnight Cowboy, United Artists, 1969
  • Jody Burrows, I Love My Wife, Universal, 1970
  • Jenny Benson, Going Home, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971
  • Vanetta, Summertree, Columbia, 1971
  • Linda Riggs, Once Is Not Enough (also known as Jacqueline Susann's "Once Is Not Enough"), Paramount, 1975
  • Eve Clayton, Airport '77, Universal, 1977
  • Diane, The House by the Lake (also known as Death Weekend),American International, 1977
  • Kay Brubaker, Capricorn One, Warner Bros., 1978
  • Grace Wolf, Fast Charlie ... The Moonbeam Rider (also known as Fast Charlie and the Moonbeam), Universal, 1979
  • Monica Gilbert, The First Deadly Sin, Filmways, 1980
  • Florinda, Zorro, the Gay Blade, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • Chanel Solitaire, United Film Distribution, 1981
  • Bianca, Supergirl, TriStar, 1984
  • Dolores, Water, Rank/Atlantic Releasing, 1985
  • Betty Rivers, Heart of Midnight, Samuel Goldwyn, 1989
  • Bunny, Cookie, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Marion Marshall, Ten Little Indians (also known as Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians and Death on Safari), Cannon, 1990
  • Lethal Games, 1990
  • Elaina Hart, The Masque of the Red Death, RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1991
  • Nora Stillman, Love Affair, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Doris, The Mirror Has Two Faces, TriStar, 1996
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Shirley Campbell, What's a Nice Girl Like You ... ?, ABC, 1971
  • Dr. Carol Gillman, Sunshine, CBS, 1973
  • Rosalie Bonanno, Honor Thy Father, CBS, 1973
  • Lillian Jacobs, A Long Way Home, ABC, 1981
  • Marion Galucci, The Pride of Jesse Hallam, CBS, 1981
  • Voice, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones (animated), syndicated, 1987
  • Lisa Jarrett, Stolen: One Husband (also known as I Want Him Back!), CBS, 1990
  • Jess McCann, Columbo: Murder in Malibu, ABC, 1990
  • Martha, The Red Shoe Diaries (also known as Wild Orchid III: Red Shoe Diaries), Showtime, 1992
  • Cecile, Following Her Heart, NBC, 1994
  • Sally, When Husbands Cheat, Lifetime, 1998
  • Series
  • Sara Yarnell, Sara, CBS, 1976
  • Detective Sergeant Kate Hudson, Dear Detective, CBS, 1979
  • Julia Blake, Paper Dolls, ABC, 1984
  • Voice of Scuple, The Smurfs (animated; also known as Smurfs' Adventures), 1986-1990
  • Voice of Bunny Bravo, Johnny Bravo (animated), Cartoon Network, 1997
  • Pilots
  • Jenny Penny, My Lucky Penny, CBS, 1966
  • Lucille Sand, Travis Logan, D.A., CBS, 1971
  • Lily, NBC, 1974
  • Brenda Brooks, The Big Ripoff, NBC, 1975
  • Dear Detective, CBS, 1979
  • Maxine, Changing Patterns, CBS, 1987
  • Voice of Ardeth, The Critic, ABC, 1994
  • Miniseries
  • Jane Briggs, Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (also known asThe Mad Messiah), CBS, 1980
  • Dolores Baker, The Star Maker, NBC, 1981
  • Helen Adams, Deceptions, NBC, 1985
  • Episodic
  • "The Corpse Ran down Mulberry Street," Naked City, ABC, 1961
  • Voice, The Jetsons (animated), 1962
  • Felicia Sartene, "Don't Look Down, Don't Look Back," The Greatest Showon Earth, ABC, 1963
  • Joanne Spencer, "See Hollywood and Die," The Fugitive, ABC, 1963
  • "Hollow Triumph," The Defenders, CBS, 1964
  • "The Sworn Twelve," The Defenders, CBS, 1965
  • "The Heroine," The Doctors and the Nurses, CBS, 1965
  • Julie, "A Charade for Murder," Coronet Blue, CBS, 1967
  • "Scapegoat," The F.B.I., ABC, 1969
  • "Jenny," The Name of the Game, NBC, 1970
  • "One of the Girls in Research," Name of the Game, NBC, 1970
  • "Such Civil War in My Love and Hate," The Psychiatrist, NBC, 1971
  • "Appointment in Palermo," Name of the Game, NBC, 1971
  • Sharon Clark, "To Steal a King," Banacek, NBC, 1972
  • Officer Sereno, "The Park Avenue Rustlers," McCloud, NBC, 1972
  • Marilyn Hoffman, "House of Mirrors," Marcus Welby, M.D., 1972
  • Officer Sherry Reese, "Act of Duty," The Streets of San Francisco,ABC, 1973
  • The Helen Reddy Show, NBC, 1973
  • "Judgement: The Trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg," ABC Theater,ABC, 1974
  • Sydney, Jewel Ferguson, Sally Banning, "The Most Deadly Species," Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1974
  • "Mr. Right," Good Heavens, ABC, 1976
  • McCoy, NBC, 1976
  • "Blood, Sweat and Circuits ... ," Fame, NBC, 1983
  • Eleanor Savage, "Polly's Poker Palace/Shop Ahoy/Double Date/The Hong KongAffair/Two Tails of a City: Parts 1 & 2," Love Boat, ABC, 1984
  • "The Women," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1984
  • "Attic Suite," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1988
  • "Marsha and the Nun," 9 to 5, syndicated, 1988
  • Mimi Harcourt, "Just Another Fish Story," Murder, She Wrote, CBS,1988
  • Angela Petrillo, "Ebbtides Revenge," The Golden Girls, NBC, 1990
  • Didi Blair, "The Fixer-Upper," Murder, She Wrote, 1990
  • Sheila Kowalski Finley, "The Family Jewels," Murder, She Wrote, 1990
  • "Oceans White with Phone," Civil Wars, 1992
  • Voice of Ardeth, "Marty's First Date," The Critic, ABC, 1994
  • Voice of Ardeth, "Miserable," The Critic, ABC, 1994
  • Voice of Ardeth, "A Day at the Races and a Night at the Opera," The Critic, ABC, 1994
  • Mrs. Gloria Tribbiani, "The One with the Boobies," Friends, NBC, 1994
  • Al, "Out of the Darkness," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1996
  • Karen Horowitz, "The Attitude," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1997
  • Voices, Spawn (also known as Todd McFarlane's Spawn), HBO,1997
  • Sheila, "Paternal Affairs," The King of Queens, CBS, 1998
  • Specials
  • The Shape of Things, CBS, 1973
  • Host, That Was the Year That Was, NBC, 1976
  • Oscar Presents John Wayne and the War Movies, ABC, 1977
  • Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes, CBS, 1977
  • The Fourth Annual International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo, CBS, 1978
  • Voice of Tillie, Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (animated), ABC, 1978
  • The Paul Lynde Comedy Hour, ABC, 1978
  • Battle of the Network Stars, ABC, 1984
  • The Love Boat Fall Preview Party, ABC, 1984
  • Supergirl: The Making of the Movie, ABC, 1985
  • Hollywood Women, syndicated, 1988
  • Seventh Annual Genesis Awards, The Discovery Channel, 1993
  • Narrator, Siegfried & Roy: Masters of the Impossible, Fox, 1996
  • Intimate Portrait: Stefanie Powers, Lifetime, 1999

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