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How Yvonne De Carlo Overcame Adversity and Became a Star

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Who was Yvonne De Carlo?

The late Canadian-American actress Margaret Yvonne Middleton, remembered best by her professional name Yvonne de Carlo, was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on 1 September 1922, meaning that Virgo was her zodiac sign. She’d appeared in 124 TV series and movies prior to retiring from acting in 1995, while she’s perhaps still remembered best for starring as Sephora in the 1956 family adventure movie “The Ten Commandments”, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, and which also starred Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner. It follows Moses as he’s learning about his true heritage, and the movie won 12 of its 24 award nominations, including an Oscar win for Best Effects, Special Effects.

Education and early life

Yvonne was raised in Vancouver by her father William Shelton Middleton who was a New Zealand salesman, and mother Marie de Carlo who was born in France to a Scottish mother and a Sicilian father, and was a milliner. William left the family when Yvonne was three, and it’s believed that he married two more times and had several children.

Yvonne studied at Lord Roberts Elementary School, close to her grandparents’ home, and grew up wanting to become an author. At the age of seven, she wrote the poem “A Little Boy” which won a contest organized by the magazine “Vancouver Sun”, and often wrote short plays, including her own version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”.

Marie saw her daughter’s potential, and thus worked hard to pay for her dancing and singing lessons; she studied at June Roper School of the Dance, and in May 1939, performed at the Hy Singer’s Palomar Ballroom.

Yvonne matriculated in 1941 and then began pursuing an acting career rather than a college degree.

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Roles in movies

Yvonne made her debut film appearance in the 1941 musical adventure comedy “Harvard, Here I Come!”, while some of her following roles were in the 1942 musical comedy “Youth on Parade”, the 1943 romantic comedy “No Time for Love”, and the 1944 romantic war comedy “Standing Room Only”.

What marked the ‘40s for her, and made her popular in the US was perhaps playing Gina Ferrara in the 1947 crime drama “Brute Force”, directed by Jules Dassin, and which starred Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn and Charles Bickford; it follows the feud between Captain Munsey and prisoner Joe Collins.

The year 1952 saw Yvonne star as Adelaide McCall in the western “The San Francisco Story”, directed by Robert Parrish, and which also starred Joel McCrea and Sidney Blackmer; set in 1956 San Francisco, the film follows a group of honest citizens as they’re trying to fight corrupt politicians. Some of her notable performances in the remainder of the ‘50s were in the 1953 romantic musical “Sombrero”, the 1954 adventure western “Passion”, and the 1958 drama “La Spada e la Croce”.

In 1966, Yvonne starred as Lily Munster in the popular family fantasy comedy “Munster, Go Home!”, directed by Earl Bellamy, and which also starred Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis. It follows the Munsters who’ve just learned that Herman’s the new Lord of Munster Hall, and have thus travelled to England.

Yvonne had only a couple of film roles in the ‘70s, including in the 1971 drama “The Seven Minutes”, the 1974 thriller “The Girl on the Late, Late Show”, and the 1979 adventure “Black Fire”.

She was already semi-retired in the ‘80s, while her most notable performance in the decade was perhaps playing Ma in the 1987 horror “American Gothic”, directed by John Hough, and which starred Sarah Torgov, Terence Kelly and Mark Erickson. The film follows a group of people whose seaplane’s malfunctioned, and who’ve made an emergency landing on an island inhabited by a psychopathic family; the film won Yvonne a Fantafestival Award for Best Actress.

Her three final film roles were in the 1993 family drama “Seasons of the Heart”, the horror science fiction comedy “Here Come the Munsters” and the comedy “The Barefoot Executive” both in 1995.

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Roles in TV series

Yvonne spent her career focused on appearing in movies, and had only a couple of TV series roles – her debut appearance was in the 1952 episode “Another Country” of the horror science fiction mystery “Lights Out”, while she then played Madame 44 in the 1953 episode “Madame 44” of the musical comedy “The Ford Television Theatre” and Pearl Krauss in the 1956 episode “Hot Cargo” of the romantic comedy “Screen Directors Playhouse”. The remainder of the decade saw her appear in an episode or two of the comedy “Schlitz Playhouse”, the crime comedy “Playhouse 90”, and the western “Bonanza”.

From 1964 through 1966, Yvonne starred as Lily Munster in the critically acclaimed family fantasy comedy “The Munsters”, which Norm Liebmann and Ed Haas created, and which also starred Al Lewis and Fred Gwynne. It follows the adventures of a family of friendly monsters, and the series was nominated for five awards. Yvonne was then cast to appear in an episode of the action adventure comedy “The Girl from U. N. C. L. E.”, the western “Custer”, and another western “The Virginian”.

Her only TV series role in the ‘70s was playing Fifi Aprea and Madame Jeannot in two episodes (1978-1979) of the family adventure “Fantasy Island”, which starred Herve Villechaize and Ricardo Montalban, and was created by Gene Levitt. It follows Mr. Roarke as he’s running his unique resort island, the series aired from 1977 through 1984 and was nominated for 10 awards.

Yvonne also appeared in only a single TV series in the ‘80s, playing Miss Springer in the 1985 episode “Jessica Behind Bars” of the crime mystery “Murder, She Wrote”, and her final three TV series roles were in the 1991 episode “The Second Greatest Story Ever Told: Parts 1 & 2” of the comedy “Dream On”, a 1992 episode of the drama “2000 Malibu Road”, and the 1993 episode “Death of Some Salesmen” of the crime fantasy comedy “Tales from the Crypt”.

Other credits

Yvonne sang songs in 16 TV series and movies, including “Take It or Leave It” and “Bahama Mama” in the 1955 crime thriller movie “Flame of the Islands”, “He’s Gone Away” in the 1965 episode “Far Out Munsters” of the series “The Munsters”, and the song “How Are Things in Transylvania?” in the 1981 crime family comedy movie “The Munsters’ Revenge”.

Yvonne received special thanks for two episodes, released in 2000 and 2003, of the biographical historical documentary series “Biography”.

Some of her final talk-show appearances were in “Hour Magazine”, “The Jane Wallace Show” and “Vicki!”

Awards and nominations

Yvonne won two awards, including her above mentioned award for “American Gothic”; she also won a 1949 Photoplay Award for Best Performance of the Month (November), for “The Gal Who Took the West”.

She received two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 8 February 1960, one for Motion Pictures and the other for Televisions.

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Love life and relationships

Yvonne was 20 when she met American moviemaker Billy Wilder in 1943, and she considered him to be her first big love; they split after around a year, as he fell in love with American actress Doris Dowling.

She began dating American billionaire Howard Hughes Jr. in 1945, after he flew from Los Angeles to Vancouver to meet her; they went on a date a day later, and although Yvonne wanted to marry him, Howard wasn’t ready for a serious relationship.

She then dated American actors Burton Stephen Lancaster and Robert Stack, and was engaged to American actor Howard Duff, but they split in 1948.

In 1949, Yvonne began dating famous American actor and stuntman Jacques Joseph ‘Jock’ O’Mahoney; she became pregnant with Jock, and then learned that she had a large ovarian cyst, for which she underwent surgery to remove it, but in the process lost the baby; her and Jock’s relationship ended when she learned that he was also seeing American actress Margaret Field, whom he eventually married.

In the first half of the ‘50s, Yvonne was engaged to both British photographer Cornel Lucas and British actor Robert Urquhart.

She met American stuntman Robert Drew ‘Bob’ Morgan in the first half of 1955, but he was married at the time and had a daughter. Robert’s wife died in the same year, and he and Yvonne subsequently exchanged vows on 21 November 1955, while she then gave birth to their two sons Bruce Ross and Michael. Robert was seriously injured while performing stunts in the 1962 movie “How the West Was Won”, and it took him five years to be able to walk unaided.

Yvonne and Robert’s divorce was finalized in July 1973, reasons unspecified.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Yvonne was an active Republican, and supported Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon.

She was Anglican and a member of the St. Paul’s Anglican Church.

Yvonne also tried to launch her career in the music industry; her one and only album “Yvonne De Carlo Sings” was released in 1957, while some of her most popular singles were “Rockin’ In The Orbit”, “I Would Give My Heart” and “That’s Love”.

She published her autobiography “Yvonne: An Autobiography” on 1 January 1987.

Yvonne bought an 11-room ranch house in 1950, and described it as her ‘dream home’; she added a large swimming pool and stables for her horses, and then sold the property in 1975.

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Death, appearance and wealth

Yvonne suffered a stroke in 1998, and then spent the final years of her life at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital; she died from heart failure aged 84 on 8 January 2007, and her remains were cremated.

She had brown eyes and black hair, was 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall and weighed around 115lbs (53kgs).

Yvonne’s net worth at the time of her passing was estimated at over $2 million.

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Naked Truth Of Robyn Hilton – Where is she today? – Biography

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Robyn J. Molyneux was born in Twin Falls, Idaho USA on 13 July 1944, so her zodiac sign is Cancer, and she holds American nationality. She is an actress and a model, perhaps still best known for portraying Miss Stein in the comedy movie “Blazing Saddles” released in 1974. Robyn retired from acting in the ‘90s and has been living in a small city located in Sonoma County, California.

Early life and education

Robyn was raised in Twin Falls by her father James Elias Molyneux who was born in 1920, fought in the US Army in World War II, and who died in 2008 at the age of 88, and by her mother Erma Jeanne Upp, born in 1924 and who died in 2003 at the age of 79. Robyn became interested in acting at a very early age, and was a member of the Jerome High School’s drama club until matriculation in 1962.

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She continued her education at Boise Junior College and then Utah State University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in science and technology in 1966. At the same time, Robyn was practicing her acting skills at a local acting school.

Career as an actress and other ventures

After graduation, Robyn started working as a weather forecaster in Twin Falls, before being noticed by a modelling scout who invited her to a photoshoot. After several years of modelling and weather forecasting, Robyn appeared in the magazine “Playboy” two times in 1974, actually wearing all of her clothes.

In the same year, she was invited to appear in “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”.

She made her debut film appearance in “Blazing Saddles” in 1974 – the movie stars Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder in the story about a black Sheriff who turns against the corrupt politician who appointed him as Sheriff. In the same year, she was cast in two other movies – “The Single Girls” in which she portrayed Denise, and “The Last Porno Flick” in which she portrayed Linda Loveman, while she also appeared in two TV series, “The Rookies” and “Police Woman”.

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In 1975, Robyn was cast to play as Karen in the film “Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze” which stars Ron Ely and Paul Gleason, and is about Doc and his team as they fight their foe who is trying to gain control over a very important resource. In the same year, she portrayed Inga in “Video Vixens”, and was then invited to appear in the episode “Huggy Bear and the Turkey” of the TV series “Starsky and Hutch”.

Robyn’s last role was in 1985 in the comedy crime film “Maliby Express”, with the lead characters being portrayed by Darby Hinton, Sybil Danning, and Art Metrano in the story of a private detective who is trying to learn who is leaking information about hi-tech equipment to the Russians.

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Love life and relationships

In 1959, Robyn started dating Peter Knecht, a criminal defense attorney from Los Angeles and who died in 2014; the two dated for several months before splitting. In 1960, she began dating Mitch Orenstien, and after their breakup, she began seeing William Hilton, became pregnant and the two then married in 1961. She gave birth to their second child in 1964, but Robyn and William then divorced due to what appeared to be jealousy issues.

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Robyn was single for the next 20 years before meeting Alan Mihoces, whom she dated for two years before marrying him on 22 April 1990. She gave birth to their son several years later, but the two divorced in 2016. It is believed that Robyn found a man after divorcing Alan and that the two have been living together for two years now, but have agreed not to marry. According to the IMDb website, Robyn’s first two daughters died in a car accident.

Hobbies and other interests

Robyn has been interested in music since she was a teenager, and her favorite performer is Neil Diamond, while she is also keen on listening to Neil Young and Frank Sinatra. She likes to watch movies in her spare time, and her favorite actress is Carole Lombard while her favorite actor is Clark Gable – some of her favorite films include “Casablanca”, “Schindler’s List”, and “Sunset Boulevard”. She is interested in astrology and numerology, and believes in horoscope reading on a daily basis.

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Robyn is a huge lover of animals and has had several pets including dogs, cats, and rabbits. During her acting career, Robyn travelled all over the world, including countries in Europe and Asia, while her dream travel destination is Kyoto in Japan. Robyn has stated in an interview how she doesn’t smoke or drink but ‘does other things’. Many people believe that Robyn enlarged her breasts in the ‘90s, but Robyn hasn’t commented on the matter.

Appearance and net worth

Robyn is 75 years old. She has long blonde hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, and weighs around 136lbs (62kgs). As of March 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $1 million.

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About Alan Ritchson from Aquaman: Height, Weight, Net Worth

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Who is Alan Ritchson?

American actor, singer-songwriter and model Alan Michael Ritchson, was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota USA, on 28 November 1982, making Sagittarius his zodiac sign. He’s had roles in close to 50 TV series and movies, but is probably known best for playing Raphael in the 2014 action adventure comedy movie “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, which Jonathan Liebesman directed, and which starred William Fichtner, Will Arnett and Megan Fox. It follows four mutated turtle warriors as they’re defending New York City from a kingpin, and the movie won one of its 12 award nominations.

Education and early life

Alan and his two brothers were raised in Grand Forks by their father David Ritchson who’s a retired US Air Force Chief Master Sergeant, and mother Vickie Ritchson who was a high school teacher.

Alan and his family moved to Rantoul, Illinois before he turned eight, and then to Niceville, Florida when he was 10. He was interested in both music and acting while attending Niceville High School, from which he matriculated in 2001; Alan was then offered a full music scholarship, but instead chose to enroll at Okaloosa Walton Community College (today Northwest Florida State College), graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2004.

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Roles in TV series

Alan’s debut TV series role was voicing Chris in the 2006 episode “Save the Crane” of the animated family adventure “Wonder Pets!”, and his following role came in 2009, when cast to play a supporting character in the episode “Tying the… Not” of the comedy “Head Case”.

He gained recognition in 2010, when cast to star as Thad Castle in the hit sports comedy “Blue Mountain State”, created by Eric Falconer, and which also starred Darin Brooks and Chris Romano; it follows the lives of three aspiring football players who’ve just enrolled at college. Alan could then have been seen appearing in an episode of the comedy “Fred: The Show”, the crime action “Hawaii Five-0”, and the comedy “Don’t Talk in the Kitchen Presents”.

In 2017, Alan portrayed the lead character Arthur Bailey in all the 13 episodes of the action adventure comedy “Blood Drive”, created by James Roland, and which also starred Christina Ochoa and Thomas Dominique. Set in an alternate dystopian Earth in 1999, the series follows a former police officer who’s to take part in a death race, in which cars use human blood as fuel; the series was nominated for only a single award. Alan was then cast to make guest appearances in an episode of the crime comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, the action adventure “Supergirl”, and the action adventure “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”.

From 2018 through 2021, he portrayed Hank Hall in the critically acclaimed crime action adventure “Titans”, which Akiva Goldsman and Greg Berlanti created, and which today stars Brenton Thwaites, Anna Dop and Ryan Potter. It follows the lives of several young superheroes, the series has been airing since 2018, and has won four of its 17 award nominations.

Since 2022, Alan’s been starring as Jack Reacher in the crime action “Reacher”, which has been nominated for four awards.

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Roles in movies

Alan’s debut film role was playing Army Officer in the 2006 drama “Though None Go with Me”, while some of his following appearances were in the 2006 horror thriller “The Butcher”, the 2007 drama “Steam”, and the 2008 animated action adventure “Justice League: The New Frontier”, in which he voiced Aquaman.

The year 2009 saw Alan play Bruce in the popular sports comedy “Fired Up!”, which Will Gluck wrote and directed, and which starred Sarah Roemer, Nicholas D’Agosto and Eric Christian Olsen. It follows the lives of two teenagers who’ve chosen to attend a cheerleader camp instead of football camp – the film won only a single award.

Alan’s following notable performance was playing Gloss in the critically acclaimed 2013 action science fiction adventure “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”, which Francis Lawrence directed, and which starred Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence. It follows Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen who’ve just won the 74th Hunger Games, and have thus become targets of the Capitol; the movie won 22 of its 90 award nominations. A couple of Alan’s following roles were in the 2014 short comedy “Alpha Chow”, and in 2015 the comedy “The Wedding Ringer” and the action science fiction comedy “Lazer Team”.

The year 2019 saw him play the lead character Shayne in the romantic fantasy “Above the Shadows”, written and directed by Claudia Myers, and which also starred Olivia Thirlby and Jim Gaffigan. The movie follows a young woman who’s begun fading, and can now be seen by only a single man; the movie won six of its eight award nominations.

Alan’s since appeared in three more movies: the 2019 comedy “The Turkey Bowl”, the 2020 fantasy horror thriller “Ghosts of War”, and the 2021 action thriller comedy “Dark Web: Cicada 3301”.

Other credits

Alan produced and directed both the 2017 short family adventure movie “Tree House Time Machine”, and the 2021 action thriller comedy movie “Dark Web: Cicada 3301”; he’s also the producer and director of the upcoming horror film “Bad Seeds of Loving Spring”.

Some of his recent talk-show appearances have been in “The Talk”, “Celebrity Page” and “All About”.

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Awards and nominations

Alan won a 2015 Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble Cast, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “The Grenade”, a 2017 Best Shorts Competition Award of Merit, for “Tree House Time Machine” and a 2019 Pitch to Screen Film Award for Best Actor, for “Above the Shadows”.

Love life and marriage

Alan avoids sharing the details of his love life with the public, but it’s widely known that he and American screenwriter and producer Catherine Ritchson have been married since May 2006.

Catherine helped Alan produce the 2017 movie “Tree House Time Machine”, and has received special thanks for the 2006 episode “Save the Crane” of the animated family adventure series “Wonder Pets!” and three episodes of the 2019 comedy series “Spellagram”. She and Alan have three children together, but they’re keeping them away from the media’s attention, thus their names and birthdates haven’t been disclosed.

Alan’s yet to speak about other women whom he’s perhaps dated, he’s married to Catherine Ritchson as of April 2023, and they have three children together.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

In 2022, Alan revealed that he’d been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

He’s a devout Catholic, and goes to church nearly every week.

Alan’s passionate about music, and released his debut (and so far only) album “This Is Next Time” in 2005; he once audition for the music show “American Idol”, but was rejected.

He was featured in a Russian commercial for Orbit gum.

Alan auditioned for the role of Thor in the Marvel Universe, which eventually went to Chris Hemsworth.

He tried alcohol for the first time at his 21st birthday, having a glass of wine with his parents.

Both of Alan’s parents served in the US Army, which is why he’s today a supporter of the charity organization Heart and Armor Foundation for Veterans’ Health.

Alan’s favorite actor is the late Heath Ledger, while some of his favorite movies include “A Knight’s Tale”, “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” and “The Dark Knight”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Alan’s age is 40. He has brown eyes and hair, is 6ft 3ins (1.91m) tall and weighs around 210lbs (95kgs).

Alan’s net worth’s been estimated at over $6 million, as of April 2023.

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Who is Debra Winger?

American actress Debra Lynn Winger was born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio USA, on 16 May 1955, making Taurus her zodiac sign. She’s appeared in 48 TV series and movies, and is perhaps still known best for portraying the main character Emma Horton in the 1983 comedy movie “Terms of Endearment”, written and directed by James L. Brooks, and which also starred Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson. It follows Aurora who’s searching for the man of her dreams, and the movie won 32 of its 50 award nominations, including five Oscar wins, some of which for Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

Debra’s still today active in the movie industry, and is currently working on several upcoming projects.

Education and early life

Debra was raised in Cleveland Heights by her mother Ruth (nee Felder) who was an office manager, and father Robert Winger who was a meat packer.

Debra spent a lot of time in Israel while growing up, volunteering on a kibbutz; she also said in an interview that she’d joined the Israel Defense Forces, but in 2008 denied her own statement. She was 18 when she returned to the US and was involved in a car crash, which left her blind and partially paralyzed for nearly a year; Debra was told she might never see again, and decided that if she were to recover, she would move to Los Angeles, California and pursue acting.

She studied at James Monroe High School, matriculating in 1973.

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Roles in movies

Debra’s debut film role was playing Debbie, one of the main characters in the 1976 comedy “Slumber Party ‘57”, written and directed by William A. Levey, and which also starred Janet Wood and Noelle North; it follows six members of a high school female basketball team, who’ve organized a party during which they will speak about their first sexual encounter. The remainder of the ’70s saw Debra appear in the sports drama “Special Olympics” and the musical comedy “Thank God It’s Friday” both in 1978,  and the 1979 romantic comedy “French Postcards”.

She made an uncredited appearance in the evergreen 1982 adventure family science fiction “E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial”, and the same year saw her play the main character Paula Pokrifki in the hit romantic drama “An Officer a and a Gentleman”, which Taylor Hackford directed, and which also starred David Keith and Richard Gere. It follows a man who’s trying to graduate from the Navy Officer Candidate School, and the movie won nine of its 22 award nominations, including two Oscar wins for Best Music, Original Song and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Louis Gossett Jr). Debra could then have been seen appearing in the 1984 mystery thriller “Mike’s Murder”, the 1987 crime thriller “Black Widow”, and the 1988 crime thriller “Betrayed”.

Debra had a couple of film roles in the ‘90s – the most popular amongst these was perhaps the 1993 biographical romantic drama “Shadowlands”, in which she starred alongside Anthony Hopkins and Julian Fellowes, and which was directed by Richard Attenborough. It follows the life of Christian theologian C. S. Lewis, and the movie won seven of its 21 award nominations, including Oscar nominations for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Published and Best Actress in a Leading Role (Debra).

Some of Debra’s most notable performances in the 2000s were perhaps in the 2003 biographical sports drama “Radio”, the 2005 drama “Dawn Anna”, and the 2008 romantic drama “Rachel Getting Married”.

Her three most recent film roles have been in the 2017 romantic comedy “The Lovers”, the 2020 crime comedy “Kajillionaire”, and the 2021 drama “With/In: Volume 2”.

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Roles in TV series

Debra’s debut TV series role was playing Drusilla, aka Wonder Girl in three episodes of the 1976 action fantasy adventure “Wonder Woman”, and the remainder of the decade saw her appear in single episodes of the comedy “Szysznyk”, the crime action “Police Woman”, and the drama “James at 16”.

She had no roles in TV series in the ‘80s, and her next came in 1992, when cast to play the title role in the episode “A Day With Debra” of the animated adventure comedy “Sesame Street”. Debra once again had no TV series roles for several years, until cast to play Principal Woodside in the 2010 episode “Boy on Fire” of the crime mystery “Law & Order”.

In the same year, she portrayed Frances Greer in seven episodes of the critically acclaimed drama “In Treatment”, created by Rodrigo Garcia and Hagai Levi, and which starred Gabriel Byrne, Uzo Aduba and Dianne Wiest. It follows a psychotherapist who’s begun seeing his old therapist, the series aired from 2008 through 2021, and won eight of its 61 award nominations.

From 2016 through 2020, Debra played Maggie Bennett in the popular western comedy “The Ranch”, created by Jim Patterson and Don Reo, and which also starred Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliott and Grady Lee Richmond; the series follows a professional Football Player who’s returned home to help run the family ranch; the series won three of its eight award nominations.

Debra’s since appeared in two more TV series, playing Trish McSapphire in six episodes of the 2021 crime comedy “Ultra City Smiths”, and Ruth Corman in four episodes of the 2021 comedy “Mr. Corman”.

Other credits

Debra worked as a creative consultant on the 2010 documentary movie “GasLand”.

She produced the 2001 romantic comedy movie “Big Bad Love” and the 2012 biographical documentary film “Bel Borba Aqui”.

Some of Debra’s recent talk-show appearances have been in “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen”, “The Comedy Store” and “Hollywood Insider”.

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Awards and nominations

Debra’s won five of her 33 award nominations, including her three Oscar nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 1983, 1984 and 1994, for her performance in “An Officer and a Gentleman”, “Terms of Endearment” and “Shadowlands”, respectively.

Some of her wins include a 1983 ShoWest Award for Female Star of the Year, a 1984 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress, for “Terms of Endearment”, and a 1994 Tokyo International Film Festival Award for Best Actress, for “A Dangerous Woman”.

Love life and relationships

Debra’s married twice, and has been in several relationships.

She and American actor Andrew Rubin were in a relationship from 1977 through 1980, and she was then in a relationship with American politician Joseph Robert ‘Bob’ Kerrey from 1983 through 1985 – at that time, Bob was the governor of Nebraska. Debra then dated American actor Nick Nolte, who starred alongside her in the movies “Everybody Wins” and “Cannery Row”.

She married famous American actor and director Timothy Tarquin Hutton in a large ceremony in 1986, and Debra gave birth to their son Noah Hutton on 29 April 1987, but she and Timothy divorced in 1990.

Since 1996, she’s been married to her second husband, American actor, screenwriter and director Leslie Richard ‘Arliss’ Howard. Debra gave birth to their son Gideon Babe Ruth Howard on 15 June 1997, while Leslie also has a son with his former wife.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Debra was invited to portray the lead character in the 1981 action adventure movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, but declined, and the role went to Karen Allen, who starred alongside Harrison Ford in the movie which went on to become one of the highest grossing of all time. She was then also offered a starring role in the 1986 fantasy comedy movie “Peggy Sue Got Married”, but had to reject the offer because she had suffered an injury while cycling; the film also became a hit.

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The main character in the 1987 romantic comedy movie “Broadcast News” was written specifically for Debra, however, she was pregnant and didn’t want to act; the character was thus portrayed by Holly Hunter, and she was nominated for an Oscar for her performance.

Her son Noah’s married to American actress, producer and director Taylor Hess.

Debra’s favorite actress is Bette Davis, while some of her favorite movies include “The Whales of August”, “A Piano for Mrs Cimino”, and “Right of Way”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Debra’s age is 67. Her eyes are blue and hair is brown, she’s 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall and weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).

Debra’s net worth’s been estimated at over $8 million, as of April 2023.

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