Mary Kay Place Biography (1947-)

Born September 23, 1947, in Tulsa, OK (some sources say Port Arthur, TX); daughter of Bradley E. Place. Addresses: Agent: The Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.; Manager: Guild Management, PenthouseA, 9911 West Pico Blvd., PH-A, Los Angeles, CA 90035-2713.

Actress, director, writer, singer, songwriter
Birth Details
September 23, 1947
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Police officer in courtroom, What's Up, Doc?, 1972
  • Sue Ann (girl in bar), Bound for Glory, United Artists, 1977
  • Bernice Bennett, New York, New York, United Artists, 1977
  • Marie, Starting Over, Paramount, 1979
  • Teensa, More American Graffiti (also known as Purple Haze),Universal, 1979
  • Private Mary Lou Glass, Private Benjamin, Warner Bros., 1980
  • Lorraine, Modern Problems, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • Waltz across Texas, Atlantic, 1982
  • Voice of Doris, Terms of Endearment, Paramount, 1983
  • Meg Jameson, The Big Chill, Columbia, 1983
  • Mrs. Crandall, Explorers, Paramount, 1985
  • Donna, A New Life, Paramount, 1988
  • Judy, Bright Angel, Hemdale Releasing, 1990
  • Marilyn, Samantha, Academy, 1992
  • Katherine Harvey, Captain Ron, Buena Vista, 1992
  • Nora, Teresa's Tattoo (also known as Natural Selection), Trimark Pictures, 1994
  • Gail Stoney, Citizen Ruth (also known as Bigger Than Life,The Devil Inside, Meet Ruth Stoops, Precious, and Who's That Lady?), Miramax, 1996
  • Elaine, Manny and Lo, Sony Pictures Classics, 1996
  • Mary Bryant, How to Make the Cruelest Month, Fugue State/Magnet Productions, 1997
  • Dot Black, The Rainmaker (also known as John Grisham's The Rainmaker), Paramount, 1997
  • Claire Spencer, Eye of God, Castle Hill, 1997
  • Joyce, Pecker, Fine Line, 1998
  • Madame Celeste, Naturally Native, Red Horse Films, 1998
  • Nobody Knows Anything, Stargazer Entertainment, 1998
  • Floris, Being John Malkovich, Propaganda Films, 1999
  • McClintock's Peach, West Wind Entertainment, 1999
  • Mrs. Gilcrest, Girl, Interrupted (also known as Durchgeknallt), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1999
  • Psychiatrist, Committed, Miramax, 2000
  • Cecilia, A Woman's a Helluva Thing, Regent Moonstone, 2000
  • Patty (Nurse), My First Mister, Paramount Classics, 2001
  • Fern Romano, Nailed, 2001
  • Helen Christianson, The Safety of Objects, IFC Films, 2001
  • Nathan's mother, Human Nature, Fine Line, 2001
  • Ma, Junk, 2001
  • Sweet Home Alabama, Buena Vista, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Loretta Haggers, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (also known as Fernwood Forever), syndicated, 1976-1977
  • Camille Cherski, My So-Called Life, ABC, 1994-1995
  • Miniseries
  • Shelley Jefferson Carp, Telling Secrets (also known as Contractfor Murder), ABC, 1993
  • Prue Giroux, Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City (also known as Tales of the City), Channel 4, broadcast on American Playhouse,PBS, both 1994
  • Prue Giroux, Further Tales of the City (also known as ArmisteadMaupin's Further Tales of the City), 2001
  • Movies
  • Becky Wiggins, Act of Love, 1980
  • K. K., For Love or Money, 1984
  • Ellie Skinner, Mom's on Strike, 1984
  • Joyce Harrison, The History of White People in America, Volume 1 (also known as The History of White People in America), Cinemax, 1985
  • Joyce Harrison, The History of White People in America, Volume 2 (also known as The History of White People in America), Cinemax, 1986
  • Prissy Thrash, "The Girl Who Spelled Freedom" (also known as "The Story of Linn Yann"), The Disney Sunday Movie, ABC, 1986
  • Joyce Harrison, Portrait of a White Marriage (also known as Martin Mull in Portrait of a White Marriage and Scenes from a White Marriage), Cinemax, 1988
  • Sondra Evetts, Out on the Edge, CBS, 1989
  • Merrilee Payton, Crazy from the Heart, TNT, 1991
  • Shilda Hawk, Just My Imagination (also known as The Girl in theSong Title), NBC, 1992
  • Jean Daniel Murph, Bed of Lies, ABC, 1992
  • Norma Williams, In the Line of Duty: The Price of Vengeance, NBC,1994
  • Molly Butler, My Very Best Friend, CBS, 1996
  • Betty Ann Dustin, For My Daughter's Honor (also known as For MyDaughter's Honor: The Betty and Amy Dustin Story, Indecent Seduction, Seduction of Innocence, and The Seduction of Jane Doe), CBS, 1996
  • Sam, Love in Another Town (also known as Barbara Taylor Bradford's "Love in Another Town"), CBS, 1997
  • Coreen Davis, Point Last Seen, CBS, 1998
  • Jan Martinez, Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story, USA Network, 1999
  • Specials
  • John Denver: Thank God I'm a Country Boy, 1977
  • "Bread," The Booth, 1985
  • Katherine, "Smooth Talk," American Playhouse, PBS, 1986
  • "The Wide Net," American Playhouse, PBS, 1987
  • The Gospel According to Jesus, Cinemax, 1995
  • April March, "Twirler," Talking With (also known as Great Performances), PBS, 1995
  • Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Christine Lahti, Lifetime, 1998
  • Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Primetime Special, NBC, 1999
  • Voiceover, The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story, Cinemax, 2000
  • Pilots
  • Margie, a cheerleader, The Cheerleaders, NBC, 1976
  • Chaos Theory, NBC, 1999
  • Episodic
  • Betty Sue, "Archie Goes Too Far," All in the Family, CBS, 1973
  • "The Donation," Temperatures Rising, 1973
  • Louise, "Springtime," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1974
  • Sally Jo Hotchkiss, "Murray in Love," The Mary Tyler Moore Show, CBS, 1975
  • Loretta Haggers, Fernwood 2-Nite, syndicated, 1977
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1977
  • Host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1977
  • Elizabeth Van Lew, "Traitor in My House," WonderWorks, PBS, 1990
  • Patsy Klein, "Happy New Year," thirtysomething, ABC, 1990
  • Trudy, "The Gift," Directed By, Showtime, 1994
  • Susan, "Leslie's Folly," Directed By, Showtime, 1994
  • Joan Kenneally, "Freeze Outs," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995
  • Voice of Helen Snell, "Peggy's Pageant Fever," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 1998
  • Voice of Nancy Tucker, "Birthday Quake," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 2000
  • Surgeon General Millicent Griffith, "Ellie," The West Wing, NBC, 2001
  • Francesca Dunlop, "The Appraisal," Citizen Baines, CBS, 2001
  • Mrs. Lindquist, "Parents' Weekend," Undeclared, Fox, 2002
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • Lassie (also known as The New Adventures of Lassie), syndicated, 1989
  • "Where There's Smoke, You're Fired," Dream On, HBO, 1994
  • "Those Who Can't, Edit," Dream On, HBO, 1994
  • Friends, NBC, 1995
  • Also directed "Tenants, Anyone?," Dream On, HBO; directed episodesof Arli$$ (also known as Arliss), HBO, and Baby Boom, NBC.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Cary Davis, Juno's Swans, Second Stage Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Albums
  • Tonite! At the Capri Lounge, Loretta Haggers, 1976
  • Aimin' to Please, Columbia, 1977
  • New York, New York (film soundtrack), 1977
  • Singles include "Baby Boy," 1976.
  • Albums; Contributing Vocals
  • (And bass player) John Stewart, Bombs Away Dream Baby, 1979
  • Television Episodes
  • (With Linda Bloodworth) "Hot Lips and Empty Arms," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1973
  • (With Bloodworth) "Springtime," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1974
  • (With Bloodworth) "Mad Dogs and Servicemen," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1974
  • Also wrote episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, CBS; Paper Moon, ABC; Phyllis, CBS; and Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers.
  • Songs for Television
  • Series
  • Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (also known as Fernwood Forever), syndicated, 1976-1977
  • Film Music
  • Composer of songs "Soldiers of Christ" and "The Joyful Song," and lyricist for "Don't Give Up on Baby Tanya," Citizen Ruth (also known as Bigger Than Life, The Devil Inside, Meet Ruth Stoops, Precious, and Who's That Lady?), Miramax, 1996

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