Shelley Duvall Biography (1949-)

Born July 7, 1949, in Houston, TX; daughter of Robert and Bobby (Crawford) Duvall; married Bernard Sampson, 1973 (divorced, 1977). Addresses: Agent: The Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Suite 201, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Duvall was named after Frankenstein author Mary Shelley.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, producer
Birth Details
July 7, 1949
Houston, Texas, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Suzanne, Brewster McCloud, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970
  • Ida Coyle, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Warner Bros., 1971
  • Keechie Mobley, Thieves Like Us, United Artists, 1974
  • Voice, Un homme qui dort, 1974
  • L. A. Joan, Nashville, Paramount, 1975
  • Mrs. Cleveland, Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (also known as Buffalo Bill and the Indians), UnitedArtists, 1976
  • Millie Lammoreaux, Three Women, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977
  • Pam, Annie Hall (also known as Anhedonia), United Artists,1977
  • Olive Oyl, Popeye, Paramount, 1979
  • Wendy Torrance, The Shining (also known as Stanley Kubrick's The Shining), Warner Bros., 1980
  • Pansy, Time Bandits, Embassy, 1981
  • Susan Frankenstein, Frankenweenie (short film), Buena Vista, 1984
  • Dixie, Roxanne, Columbia, 1987
  • Jenny Wilcox, Suburban Commando, New Line Cinema, 1991
  • Night nurse, The Underneath (also known as Present Tense),Gramercy Pictures, 1995
  • Countess Gemini, The Portrait of a Lady, Gramercy Pictures, 1996
  • Sister Agatha, Changing Habits, A-pix Entertainment, 1996
  • Amelia, Twilight of the Ice Nymphs, Alliance International, 1997
  • Mrs. Randall, Rocket Man (also known as RocketMan), Buena Vista, 1997
  • Mrs. Fink, Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework, Catalyst Entertainment Production, 1997
  • Guy Maddin: Waiting for Twilight (documentary), Marble Island Pictures, 1997
  • Big Monster on Campus (also known as Teen Monster), RegentEntertainment, 1998
  • Mrs. Jackson, Home Fries, Warner Bros., 1998
  • Casper Meets Wendy (also known as Casper: A Magical Friendship and Casper 3), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 1998
  • Edith Butros, Russell Mulcahy's Tale of the Mummy (also knownas Tale of the Mummy), Buena Vista, 1999
  • Martha Stewart, The Fourth Floor, Millennium Films, 1999
  • Nellie, Dreams in the Attic, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Host, Faerie Tale Theatre, Showtime, 1982-87
  • Host, Nightmare Classics, Showtime, beginning in 1989
  • Host and narrator, Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (also known as Bedtime Stories), Showtime, 1991-96
  • Television Work
  • Executive Producer; Series
  • Faerie Tale Theatre, Showtime, 1982-87
  • Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales and Legends (also known as TallTales and Tall Tales and Legends), Showtime, 1985-87
  • Nick, Jr. Rocks, Nickelodeon, 1991
  • Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (also known as Bedtime Stories), Showtime, 1991-96
  • Shelley Duvall Presents Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (also known as Mrs.Piggle-Wiggle), Showtime, 1993-95
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Annie, "Frogs!," WonderWorks Family Movie, PBS, 1992
  • Estelle, Alone (also known as Horton Foote's Alone), 1997
  • Television Work
  • Executive Producer; Movies
  • Dinner at Eight, TNT, 1989
  • Backfield in Motion, ABC, 1991
  • "Frogs!," WonderWorks Family Movie, PBS, 1992
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Making The Shining, 1980
  • Secret World of the Very Young, CBS, 1984
  • Little Bo Peep, Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme, The Disney Channel, 1990
  • The Chipmunks Rockin' through the Decades (animated), NBC, 1990
  • Together for Our Children--M.U.S.I.C., syndicated, 1993
  • Ms. Hastings, "Aliens for Breakfast," McDonald's Family Theatre, ABC, 1995
  • Voice, The U.S.--Mexican War (1846-1848), PBS, 1998
  • Television Work
  • Executive Producer; Specials
  • Mr. Bill's Real Life Adventures, Showtime, 1986
  • Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme, The Disney Channel, 1990
  • Stories from Growing Up, 1991
  • (With Thomas F. Frank) "Aliens for Breakfast," McDonald's Family Theatre, ABC, 1995
  • Television Appearances
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 19th Annual NAACP Image Awards, 1987
  • The 9th Annual CableACE Awards (also known as The 9th Annual ACE Awards), 1988
  • Presenter, The 11th Annual ACE Awards (also known as The 11th Annual ACE Awards), 1990
  • Presenter, The 20th International Emmy Awards, 1992
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Jack Nicholson, CBS, 1994
  • Episodic
  • Liz Christie, "The Seventh Grave," Cannon, CBS, 1973
  • "The Prisoners," Cannon, CBS, 1973
  • "Love and Mr. and Mrs. Love," Love, American Style, ABC, 1973
  • "Aggie," Baretta, ABC, 1976
  • Bernice, "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," American Short Story, PBS, 1977
  • Title role, "Rapunzel," Faerie Tale Theatre, Showtime, 1982
  • The miller's daughter, "Rumpelstiltskin," Faerie Tale Theatre,Showtime, 1982
  • "Booker," WonderWorks, PBS, 1984
  • "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," Faerie Tale Theatre, Showtime,1984
  • Margaret, "A Saucer of Loneliness," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1986
  • Title role, "Darlin' Clementine," Shelley Duvall's Tall Talesand Legends (also known as Tall Tales and Tall Tales and Legends), Showtime, 1987
  • "The Tombstone," The Ray Bradbury Theatre, USA Network, 1992
  • Voice of Caroline, "Dark Victory," Frasier, NBC, 1994
  • Potsi Piggle-Wiggle, "There's Something in My Attic," Shelley Duvall Presents Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (also known as Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle),Showtime, 1994
  • Potsi Piggle-Wiggle, "The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings," ShelleyDuvall Presents Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (also known as Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle), Showtime, 1994
  • Alice Flitt, "The Case of the Wannabe Witch," The Adventures of Shirley Holmes, YTV, 1997
  • Muriel, "Dinner at Rachel's," Maggie Winters, CBS, 1998
  • The Reel to Reel Picture Show, PAX TV, 1998
  • Druscilla Krump, "Storm o' the Century," The Hughleys, ABC, 1999
  • Television Work
  • Executive Producer; Episodic
  • "Carmilla," Nightmare Classics, Showtime, 1989
  • "The Eyes of the Panther," Nightmare Classics, Showtime, 1989
  • "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," Nightmare Classics,Showtime, 1989
  • "The Turn of the Screw," Nightmare Classics, Showtime, 1989
  • Television Appearances
  • Pilots
  • Title role, Lily, CBS, 1986
  • An American Saturday Night, ABC, 1991
  • Television Work
  • Pilots
  • Executive producer (with Andy Borowitz) and creator, Lily, CBS, 1986
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Readings
  • The Animal Express, 1992
  • Hello, I'm Shelley Duvall: Sweet Dreams, 1992
  • Hello, I'm Shelley Duvall: Merry Christmas, 1992
  • CD-
  • ROMs
  • Narrator, Digby's Adventures, Sanctuary Woods, 1994
  • WRITINGS
  • Teleplays
  • Series
  • Live action sequences, Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (alsoknown as Bedtime Stories), Showtime, 1991-96
  • Composer for Television
  • Series
  • "Humpty's Theme," Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (also known as Bedtime Stories), Showtime, 1991-96
  • CD-
  • ROMs
  • Digby's Adventures, Sanctuary Woods, 1994

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • American Film, May 15, 1992, /August, 1989, p. 56.
    • Entertainment Weekly, .
    • Savvy Woman, November 15, 1990, p. 34.
    • Texas Monthly, July 15, 1999, Anne Dingus, "Shelley Duvall," p. 152.

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