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Skipworth & Turner

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Eighties performing duo Skipworth & Turner burst around the scene using the catchy dance strike “CONSIDERING Your Like.” Made by Patrick Adams (Musique, Internal Existence, the 1980 strike disco remake “Ain’t Zero Hill High Enough” on Salsoul Information), “CONSIDERING Your Like” strike quantity ten R&B on Billboard’s graphs in springtime 1985. Syracuse, NY-born keyboardist Rodney Skipworth and vocalist Phil Turner, a Memphis indigenous, had been a startling mixture that came collectively at a distinctive period that allowed for the fusing from the duo’s gospel/R&B/spirit influences using the growing MIDI/key pad synthesizer technology, exactly the same synergy that result in the creation of some fascinating, trailblazing music epitomized by such organizations as the Program. Though Skipworth & Turner’s just other charting solitary was “Can’t Provide Her Up” (which Turner shows his amazing falsetto range) at quantity 63 R&B, they documented some outstanding songs that range between smokin’ dance songs to heart-melting ballads. The debut LP Skipworth and Turner, that your duo shared creation credits with Adams and Philly spirit keyboardist/maker Ron Kersey (the Trammps’ “Disco Inferno”), premiered by Warner Bros. in the summertime of 1986. Aside from the two charting singles, the album’s shows are Kersey’s Latin-tinged “Will not Obtain No Better,” “I WANT TO Down Easy,” as well as the instrumental “Nepenthe.” The mid-tempo groover “ALLOW IT TO BE Last,” co-written by Raymond Earl and Kim Miller of Quick Funk, was included on the duo’s Harlem Evenings LP, released by 4th and Broadway. The propulsive “Someday You’ll Get back to Me” offers influences gleamed using their ’80s contemporaries the machine. The sensitive ballad “JUST HOW MUCH Is AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF” was created and made by regular Adams collaborator Leroy Burgess (Dark Ivory, Phreek, Herbie Mann) and originally on Harlem Evenings.

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Full Name Skipworth & Turner
Music Songs Thinking About Your Love, Make It Last, Can't Give Her Up, Let Me Down Easy, Won't Get No Better, Hot Pursuit!, This Is The Night, Street Parade, Could Get Over You, Nepenthe
Albums Skipworth & Turner


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#Fact
1 Her mother, Patsy (Magee) Turner, passed away on February 13th, 2015, aged 91.
2 Is one of 20 actresses who did not receive an Oscar nomination for their Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Golden Globe-winning performance; hers being for Romancing the Stone (1984) and Prizzi's Honor (1985). The others, in chronological order, are: June Allyson for Too Young to Kiss (1951), Ethel Merman for Call Me Madam (1953), Jean Simmons for Guys and Dolls (1955), Taina Elg and Kay Kendall for Les Girls (1957), Marilyn Monroe for Some Like It Hot (1959), Rosalind Russell for A Majority of One (1961) and Gypsy (1962), Patty Duke for Me, Natalie (1969), Twiggy for The Boy Friend (1971), Raquel Welch for The Three Musketeers (1973), Barbra Streisand for A Star Is Born (1976), Bernadette Peters for Pennies from Heaven (1981), Miranda Richardson for Enchanted April (1991), Jamie Lee Curtis for True Lies (1994), Nicole Kidman for To Die For (1995), Madonna for Evita (1996), Renée Zellweger for Nurse Betty (2000), Sally Hawkins for Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), and Amy Adams for Big Eyes (2014).
3 (October 9-23, 2014) Presided over the 50th Chicago International Film Festival's International Feature Competition Jury. She also received a tribute.
4 Turner named Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) as her favorite film in an American Film Institute poll.
5 Presiding the international jury of this 34th edition of the Ghent Film Festival (Flanders, Belgium). [October 2007]
6 Turner became pregnant by her husband, Jay Weiss, in November 1985 shortly after filming on Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) was completed. However, she went on to suffer a miscarriage in January 1986 during a flight to Italy, where she was to begin filming Julia and Julia (1987).
7 Has played Chandler Bing's (Matthew Perry) cross-dressing father Charles Bing in three episodes of Friends (1994) in 2001. To this day, Matthew Perry still calls her "Dad".
8 Delivered her daughter Rachel Ann Weiss via emergency Caesarean section after the midwife was concerned that her lungs had not developed properly.
9 Was 9 months pregnant with her daughter Rachel Ann Weiss when she completed recording Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988); she actually went into labor on the final day of recording.
10 Has been a long time member of the People For the American Way Foundation Board of Directors, and was previously on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood of America.
11 In the early 1990s, as Rheumatoid Arthritis began impacting her acting career and her personal life in a significant way, she also began to see a decline in the number of acting roles she was being offered. When the diagnosis was finally made in 1992, she had already been suffering with "unbearable" pain for over one year. By that time, she could not easily turn her head, and was already having difficulty walking, and her doctors told her that she was most likely going to be needing a wheelchair to remain mobile. By the mid to late 1990s, the progression of the illness and the medications (steroids, among others) to treat the illness quickly began to change her appearance. All of this caused her once vibrant acting career to slow considerably. Due to newly available drugs and other treatments, her Rheumatoid Arthritis has been in remission since 2006.
12 By her own admission, she turned down every role offered of a victimized, weak woman.
13 As in 2012, she said the director she has learned the most from is Francis Ford Coppola.
14 Drama classmates at Missouri State University included John Goodman and Tess Harper.
15 Despite playing her mother in Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), Turner was just 9 years older than Helen Hunt.
16 Referenced by Emma Suárez in Una casa en las afueras (1995).
17 Former accomplished gymnast.
18 Her former assistant was Polly Brown.
19 Was raised in Canada, Cuba and England where her father was a diplomat.
20 Companions with David Guc [1977 - 1982].
21 She discovered she had developed rheumatoid arthritis in 1992, but did not publicly disclose her illness until 1994, during filming for Serial Mom (1994) in Baltimore.
22 Referenced by Jack Black in High Fidelity (2000). He says that his band's name is very close to being called "Kathleen Turner Overdrive".
23 Ranked #1 in Fotogramas magazine's "Favourite Foreign Actress" poll (1988).
24 Ranked #1 in Fotogramas magazine's "Favourite Foreign Actress" poll (1987).
25 Was awarded the 2006 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for her performance in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?".
26 Was nominated for Broadway's 2005 Tony Award as Best Actress in a Play for portraying Martha in the 2005 revival of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?".
27 Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004. At the 1994 Cannes Film Festival, she presented Quentin Tarantino with the Palme d'Or for Pulp Fiction (1994).
28 Was nominated for Broadway's 1990 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for portraying Maggie the Cat in a revival of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof".
29 Received a lifetime achievement award from the Savannah College of Art and Design at the Savannah Film Festival. [October 2004]
30 Speaks Spanish fluently.
31 On December 3, 1999, she checked herself into Marworth in Waverly, Pennsylvania, for alcohol abuse.
32 Gave birth to her only child at age 33, a daughter Rachel Ann Weiss (aka Rachel Ann Weiss) on October 14, 1987. Child's father is her ex-husband, Jay Weiss.
33 Upon meeting the legendary Lauren Bacall, to whom she has often been compared, she reportedly introduced herself by saying, "Hi, I'm the young you.".
34 Her father, Richard, was a foreign service diplomat who was imprisoned by the Japanese during World War II.
35 Somewhat resembles Lauren Bacall (looks and voice).
36 Ex-sister-in-law of fashion designer Donna Karan.
37 Attended the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England.
38 Was considered for the role of Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct (1992), which went to Sharon Stone.
39 Spoke the voice (uncredited) of sexy Jessica Rabbit in the toon-noir Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).
40 She performed some of her own stunts in Romancing the Stone (1984), Undercover Blues (1993) and V.I. Warshawski (1991). Her nose was broken while filming V.I. Warshawski (1991).
41 Was immortalized in the 1980s song, "The Kiss of Kathleen Turner," by techno-pop singer Falco.
42 Suffers from rheumatoid arthritis.
43 Education: Southwest Missouri State University (SMSU), Springfield, Missouri; transferred after two years University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Maryland; B.F.A., 1977. She was involved in SMSU's Tent Theatre in the same summer as Tess Harper.
44 Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars" in film history (#73) (1995).


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Someone Else's Wedding 2017 post-production Barbara Haines
Overture announced Larissa (rumored)
The Path 2016-2017 TV Series Brenda Roberts
Emily & Tim 2015 Narrator (voice)
Dumb and Dumber To 2014 Fraida
Nurse 3D 2013 Head Nurse
The Perfect Family 2011 Eileen Cleary
Californication 2009 TV Series Sue Collini
Marley & Me 2008 Ms. Kornblut
Nip/Tuck 2006 TV Series Cindy Plumb
Monster House 2006 Constance (voice)
Law & Order 2006 TV Series Rebecca Shane
Friends 2001 TV Series Charles Bing Helena Handbasket
Prince of Central Park 2000 Rebecca Cairn
Beautiful 2000 Verna Chickle
National Geographic Kids: Creepy Creatures 2000 Video short Clawdette the Black Cat (voice)
King of the Hill 2000 TV Series Miss Liz Strickland
Cinderella 2000/I TV Movie Claudette
Love and Action in Chicago 1999 Middleman
The Virgin Suicides 1999 Mrs. Lisbon
Baby Geniuses 1999 Elena
Legalese 1998 TV Movie Brenda Whitlass
Stories from My Childhood 1998 TV Series The Snow Queen / The Magic Woman
The Real Blonde 1997 Dee Dee Taylor
A Simple Wish 1997 Claudia
Bad Baby 1997 Mom (voice)
The Best of Roger Rabbit 1996 Video Jessica Rabbit (voice)
Moonlight and Valentino 1995 Alberta Russell
Friends at Last 1995 TV Movie Fanny Connelyn
Leslie's Folly 1994 TV Short
Serial Mom 1994 Mom
The Simpsons 1994 TV Series Stacy Lavelle
Naked in New York 1993 Dana Coles
Undercover Blues 1993 Jane Blue
House of Cards 1993 Ruth Matthews
Trail Mix-Up 1993 Short Jessica Rabbit (voice)
We All Have Tales: Rumpelstiltskin 1992 Video short Narrator (voice)
V.I. Warshawski 1991 Vic
Roller Coaster Rabbit 1990 Short Jessica Rabbit (voice)
The War of the Roses 1989 Barbara Rose
Tummy Trouble 1989 Short Jessica Rabbit (voice)
The Accidental Tourist 1988 Sarah Leary
Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 Jessica Rabbit (voice, uncredited)
Switching Channels 1988 Christy Colleran
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam 1987 TV Movie documentary 1st Lt. Lynda Van Devanter (voice)
Julia and Julia 1987 Julia
Peggy Sue Got Married 1986 Peggy Sue
The Jewel of the Nile 1985 Joan
Prizzi's Honor 1985 Irene Walker
Crimes of Passion 1984 Joanna Crane China Blue
A Breed Apart 1984 Stella Clayton
Romancing the Stone 1984 Joan Wilder
The Man with Two Brains 1983 Dolores Benedict
Body Heat 1981 Matty Walker
The Doctors 1979 TV Series Nola Aldrich

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Perfect Family 2011 executive producer
Friends at Last 1995 TV Movie producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Friends 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Peggy Sue Got Married 1986 performer: "America My Country, 'Tis of Thee" - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Leslie's Folly 1994 TV Short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wade in the Water, Children 2007 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ruth Documentary post-production Herself
A Conversation with Director John Waters, Actress Kathleen Turner and Actress Mink Stole 2017 Video documentary short Herself
America's Diplomats 2016 Documentary voice
Watch What Happens: Live 2012-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
All In with Chris Hayes 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
That's Awesome! The Story of 'Dumb and Dumber To' 2015 Video documentary Herself
Sunday AM 2006-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Paul O'Grady Show 2006-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
This Morning 2006-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Olivier Awards 2014 2014 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actor
Entertainment Tonight 1986-2013 TV Series Herself
The Broadway.com Show 2013 TV Series Herself
The 67th Annual Tony Awards 2013 TV Special documentary Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Masterclass 2013 TV Series Herself
Never the Same: The Prisoner-of-War Experience 2013 Documentary Poetry (voice)
The Stages of Edward Albee 2012 Documentary Herself
The Hour 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Ryan 1995-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Breakfast Television 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Tavis Smiley 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Talk 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 77th Annual Drama League Awards 2011 TV Special Herself - Host
Gylne tider 2010 TV Series documentary Herself / Joan Wilder
Life Is a Banquet 2009 Documentary Narrator (voice)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Michael Douglas 2009 TV Movie Herself
Today 2008-2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
Shrink Rap 2008 TV Series Herself
GMTV 2008 TV Series Herself
Richard & Judy 2005-2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Larry King Live 2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
The View 1997-2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Body Heat: The Plan 2006 Video short Herself
Body Heat: The Post-Production 2006 Video short Herself
Body Heat: The Production 2006 Video short Herself
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Herself - Interviewee / Herself
Rekindling the Romance: A Look Back at 'Romancing the Stone' 2006 Video documentary short Herself
Romancing the Nile: A Winning Sequel 2006 Video documentary short Herself
Romancing the Stone: Douglas, Turner and DeVito - Favorite Scenes 2006 Video short Herself
Parkinson 2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
Today with Des and Mel 2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
Answering the Call: Ground Zero's Volunteers 2005 Documentary Narrator (voice)
Getaway 2005 TV Series Herself
Charlie Rose 2005 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 59th Annual Tony Awards 2005 TV Special Herself - Nominee & Presenter
50th Annual Drama Desk Awards 2005 TV Special Herself - Presenter & Nominee: Outstanding Actress in a Play
The Daily Show 2005 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Lady in Question Is Charles Busch 2005 Documentary Herself
Character Studies 2005 TV Series Herself
... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
Sexiest Moments in Film: The Seducers 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hardball with Chris Matthews 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
NY Graham Norton 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
Last of the Wild Chimps 2004 Short documentary Herself - Narrator (voice)
Women on Top: Hollywood and Power 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
TV's Most Memorable Weddings 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: America's Greatest Love Stories 2002 TV Special documentary Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995-2002 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-2002 TV Series Herself - Guest
In Bad Taste 2000 TV Special documentary Herself
24 Hours 2000 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Brian Conley Show 2000 TV Series Herself - Guest
Vértigo 1999 TV Series Herself - Guest
American Masters 1999 TV Series documentary Herself - Narrator
Caiga quien caiga 1999 TV Series Herself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999 TV Series Herself - Guest
Corazón, corazón 1998 TV Series Herself - Interviewee
The 50th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
An Audience with Elton John 1997 TV Special Herself (uncredited)
Love in the Ancient World 1997 TV Movie Herself - Host
The Good, the Bad & the Beautiful 1996 TV Special documentary Herself
Howard Stern 1996 TV Series Herself - Guest
Ancient Mysteries 1995-1996 TV Series documentary Herself - Narrator
The Conspiracy of Silence 1995 Video documentary Herself - Narrator
Lauren Hutton and... 1995 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 49th Annual Tony Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Leading Actor in a Play
American Cinema 1995 TV Series documentary Herself - Narrator
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson 1994 TV Special Herself
Wetten, dass..? 1994 TV Series Herself - Guest
Cinema 3 1990-1994 TV Series Herself - Interviewee
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-1994 TV Series Herself - Guest
HBO First Look 1994 TV Series documentary short Herself - Interviewee
Primer plano 1993 TV Series Herself - Interviewee
Great Performances 1993 TV Series Herself
A Day at a Time 1992 Documentary Recitations (voice)
The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992 TV Special Herself - Presenter: 'Bugsy' Film Clip
Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home to 1991 TV Movie documentary Herself - Host
The 44th Annual Tony Awards 1990 TV Special Herself - Host, Presenter: Best Play & Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Play
Night of 100 Stars III 1990 TV Movie Herself
Working in the Theatre 1990 TV Series documentary Herself - Guest
The Barbara Walters Summer Special 1989 TV Series Herself - Guest
Saturday Night Live 1985-1989 TV Series Herself - Host / Various
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary 1989 TV Special Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1988 TV Special Herself
The 1988 Annual Women in Film Awards 1988 TV Special Herself
Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toon Town 1988 TV Special documentary Herself
The 42nd Annual Tony Awards 1988 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Talking Pictures 1988 TV Series documentary Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1984-1988 TV Series Herself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbara Stanwyck 1987 TV Special documentary Herself (uncredited)
The 41st Annual Tony Awards 1987 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 59th Annual Academy Awards 1987 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
The Annual National Board of Review Awards 1987 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Actress
De película 1987 TV Series Herself - Interviewee
The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
La nuit des Césars 1986 TV Series documentary Herself - Presenter
The National Association of Theater Owners Awards 1985 TV Special Herself - Winner
The 57th Annual Academy Awards 1985 TV Special documentary Herself - Presenter: Best Documentary, Best Original Song Score & Best Live Action Short Film
The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1985 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
Bitte umblättern 1984 TV Series documentary Herself
The 54th Annual Academy Awards 1982 TV Special documentary Herself - Presenter: Best Original Score
Body Heat: Interviews with Kathleen Turner and William Hurt 1981 Video short Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Días de cine 1992-2016 TV Series Matty Walker / Herself / Mom / ...
Welcome to the Basement 2015 TV Series Peggy Sue
The O'Reilly Factor 2013 TV Series Herself (segment "Watters' World")
Ànima 2011 TV Series Peggy Sue
Versión española 2011 TV Series Peggy Sue
The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2011 TV Special Sister Jamison Connelly
Visionado obligado 2011 TV Series Mom
Cinema 3 1986-2010 TV Series Irene Walker / Ms. Kornblut / Matty Walker / ...
Nit vint-i-cinc 2008 TV Special Christy Colleran (uncredited)
Loops! 2008 TV Series Alberta Trager
Silenci? 2005-2008 TV Series Christy Colleran / Mrs. Lisbon / Peggy Sue / ...
Corazón de... 2008 TV Series Herself
Corazón, corazón 2008 TV Series Herself
20 to 1 2006-2007 TV Series documentary Jessica Rabbit Joan Wilder
Bienvenue à Cannes 2007 Documentary Herself
The Angry Video Game Nerd 2006 TV Series Jessica Rabbit
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz 2005 TV Special Herself (uncredited)
Sexes 2005 TV Series Barbara Rose China Blue
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Herself
Dos rombos 2005 TV Series China Blue
Retrosexual: The 80's 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary
It's Like Life 2004 Video documentary short Herself Sarah Leary Matty Walker
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second 2003 Video documentary Matty Walker (uncredited)
The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003 TV Special Joan Wilder (uncredited)
The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
The Directors 2001 TV Series documentary Matty Walker Joan Wilder
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years 2000 TV Movie documentary Joan Wilder Barbara Rose
Coppola: un hombre y sus sueños 1999 TV Movie Peggy Sue
... y otras mujeres de armas tomar 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! 1994 TV Special Herself
The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards 1990 TV Special Barbara Rose
Entertainment Tonight 1990 TV Series Herself
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989 TV Special Sarah Leary (uncredited)
The World's Greatest Stunts: A Tribute to Hollywood Stuntmen 1988 TV Movie documentary
The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards 1986 TV Special Irene Walker

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Honorary Award Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival
2013 Grand Prix Special des Amériques Montréal World Film Festival
2007 Lifetime Achievement Award Provincetown International Film Festival
2004 Lifetime Achievement Award Savannah Film Festival
1993 Gold Award WorldFest Houston Best Actress House of Cards (1993)
1992 Piper-Heidsieck Award Chicago International Film Festival For work that exemplifies independence, courage and risk-taking.
1989 Woman of the Year Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1986 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Prizzi's Honor (1985)
1986 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actress Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
1986 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Best Foreign Actress (Mejor Actriz Extranjera) Crimes of Passion (1984)
1985 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Romancing the Stone (1984)
1984 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Crimes of Passion (1984)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Spoken Word Album · Amy Poehler
· Carol Burnett
· Seth Meyers
· Michael Schur
· Patrick Stewart
2001 Video Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Supporting Actress Love and Action in Chicago (1999)
2001 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Spoken Word Album · Gerry Bamman
· Robert Bella
· Claire Bloom
· Lindsay Crouse
· Ossie Davis
· Ruby Dee
· Brian Dennehy
· Denise Dumont
· Jill Gascoine
· Amy Irving
· Anne Jackson
· Jordan Lage
· Brian Stokes Mitchell
· Alfred Molina
· Al Pacino
· Natasha Richardson
· Patrick Stewart
· Allyson Tucker
· Eli Wallach
· Fritz Weaver
2001 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Friends (1994)
1995 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actress Serial Mom (1994)
1990 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical The War of the Roses (1989)
1990 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera) The War of the Roses (1989)
1990 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actress
1988 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Best Foreign Actress (Mejor Actriz Extranjera) Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
1987 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
1987 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
1987 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actress Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
1987 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actress
1986 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actress
1983 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Most Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film Roles Body Heat (1981)
1982 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture Body Heat (1981)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1987 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actress Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
1986 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
1985 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actress Crimes of Passion (1984)

TitleSalary
Body Heat (1981) $30,000

#Quote
1 We have no National Theater support in this country. However, we have some wonderful regional theaters. Face it, in New York on Broadway we don't really create much work or new talent, it comes into Broadway after it's been elsewhere. The regional theaters are what we need, so every year (or two years at most), I work at a regional theater. It makes a difference.
2 I sign more Jessica Rabbit photos than mine, almost. I'm not kidding. Isn't that crazy?
3 No, I don't look like I did 30 years ago. Get over it.
4 Being a sex symbol has to do with an attitude, not looks. Sexuality is not just looks; it's a sense you have of yourself. I think most men think it's all looks; most women know otherwise.
5 [on Steve Martin] Steve just wasn't somebody you want to grab a beer with after work. I don't know why he's so contained, but when the camera's rolling, he's a genius.
6 [on Lawrence Kasdan] I find his sense of humor is rather low, but he thinks I'm stuffy.
7 [on Francis Ford Coppola] I'm really about the only lead woman he's worked with. He's shy, but we worked out well. I said, 'You give me a martini at the end of the day and everything will be fine.
8 [on the Oscars] They just don't vote for comedies, do they? I think I need a good crying scene.
9 [on Jack Nicholson] There's this thing when you're the new girl in town in L.A., right? And they all have to take you out for dinner and make sure they get a shot at you. I'm an old-fashioned Midwestern girl, so this doesn't work well for me. Once we got that straight we were friends.
10 [on Robert Zemeckis] I remember terrible arguments doing Romancing. He's a film-school grad, fascinated by cameras and effects. I never felt that he knew what I was having to do to adjust my acting to some of his damn cameras - sometimes he puts you in ridiculous postures. I'd say, 'This is not helping me! This is not the way I like to work, thank you!
11 [on Danny DeVito] He provides a sickness, the tastelessness, that dark underside. It's like being groped all day long - being somewhat short, he gets to casually drape his arm around parts of your anatomy that no one usually would.
12 [on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences] I would encourage more young people to join, because the average age now is over 60. Not to sound sour grapes, but I think there is a lot of politics involved. They like a classic with the hottest young actors who can barely speak English. Oooh, didn't I sound like an old lady then?
13 [on Hollywood (1995)] We need women producers, writers and executives. Otherwise, it is like expecting male senators to write legislation for us. Hollywood in general is at least 10 to 15 years behind the times. We just last year made a big fuss over Tom Hanks playing gay.
14 [on the differences between the West End and Broadway] On Broadway, the star gets an automatic standing ovation. In the West End, they don't. I swear this is true, or if it isn't, Dustin Hoffman won't kill me. But he was here (in the West End) in "The Merchant of Venice" when Laurence Olivier passed away, and at the end he said: "It is my sad duty to inform you that Lord Olivier has died." And the audience rose to their feet. And as Dustin was going off, he muttered: "You have to die, you have to fucking die.".
15 [on her looks] You know, I was so naive. Still am. When I arrived in L.A., Michael Douglas, Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, they would all call me up. And I thought: how nice, they are looking after me. It was only later I found out it was a competition to see who could get the new girl.
16 [on Rheumatoid arthritis] The day I was told, I went from the hospital to kindergarten for a meeting with my daughter's teacher and looked at these little chairs and started crying because I knew there was no way I would be able to get into that chair.
17 [on her divorce] I don't think there is a simple explanation. I don't think there ever is. I think we became too difficult for each other because our lives were going different ways. He wanted to be part of the public world less and less. He was tired of the publicity, and the travel, and being, as he would call it, "Mr. Turner".
18 I do not have a great deal of belief in the so-called method. Yes, you run into actors who have to have their quiet time, you must not speak to them as they're preparing or they want to be called by their character's name not their own since that jars them out of their reality. And you go, "Okay fine, whatever you need. Just stay out of my way.".
19 [on what is the most important lesson life has taught her] That you are not the center of the world.
20 [on what was her most embarrassing moment] When I met Gregory Peck and he said, "You have a lovely voice." And I replied, "Oh, so do you, sir!" What an idiot. It was my first Oscars, so I was very young.
21 The studios are no longer creative institutions. Their job is to raise a great deal of money for their shareholders, to hedge their bets about risk. All this does not spell creativity. You might as well be talking real estate. Thank goodness for the independents. Except that distribution is still controlled by the studios. So they take the first week's profit and, after that, they don't give a damn. They take their money and they leave. It sucks.
22 I'm not a naturalistic actor. I believe acting is a planned process of communication. I don't see anything naturalistic about it.
23 I find the idea of today's icons being teenagers incredibly uninspiring. I think the Europeans have enough tradition and respect for the experience and body of work of an actress that they don't sell out to the new ones.
24 Then when I was about 40, the roles started slowing down. I started getting offers to play mothers and grandmothers. I'd say the cut-off point for leading ladies today is 35/40, whereas half the men in Hollywood get their start then. It's a terrible double standard.
25 It's always been my first love, I never feel more alive than when I'm on stage. On film you feel chopped up, you can be acting from the neck up, or the hand, there is a lot of close up.
26 I often play women who are not essentially good or likable, and I often go through a stage where I hate them. And then I find the reasons why they are that way, and end up loving and defending them.
27 When I was 20, I had so many more insecurities and looked for approbation from everyone. But by the time I was 40 and now at 50, you wake up and think, "Fuck you, I don't have to prove myself anymore", and that makes you sexy.
28 I learned years ago, I adore acting and I think it's the most alive I know how to be -- almost -- but I really want a good life. I've been married for 17 years -- I know, they call us the last couple. I have a 13-year-old daughter. I have a lovely home life with good friends who aren't in the business... and I have no desire to cost my whole life in pursuit of the career alone.
29 I know there are nights when I have that power, when I could put on something and walk in somewhere, and if there's a man there who doesn't look at me, it's because he's gay.
30 I feel I get recognized for my voice more than for my face.
31 A woman my age is not supposed to be attractive or sexually appealing. I just get kinda tired of that.

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