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Beth Brickell

Highest Rated:   80% Posse (1975)
Lowest Rated:   80% Posse (1975)
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Birthplace:   Camden, Arkansas, USA
Beth Brickell began her film career as an actress, training in New York withSanford Meisner, Lee Strasberg and membership at the legendary Actors Studio. Sheperformed in leading roles in over 25 stage productions in and out of the city,including "Thurber Carnival" with Jean Stapleton, "Room Service" with Bill Macy,and "Take Her, She's Mine" with Walter Pidgeon.Moving to Hollywood, she starred for two seasons in the popular CBS series, "GentleBen" (1967), with Dennis Weaver. Subsequently, she appeared in some 100 TV shows andmovies, receiving Emmy consideration for guest roles on "Bonanza" (1959) and "HawaiiFive-O" (1968). Motion picture roles include Posse (1975) with Kirk Douglas andBruce Dern, Death Game (1977) with Sondra Locke and Seymour Cassel and The Only WayHome (1972) with Bo Hopkins.While teaching film acting for three years at the Lee Strasberg Institute in NewYork and Los Angeles, Beth developed an interest in directing. She put her actingcareer aside to accept a Director Fellowship at the American Film Institute in LosAngeles from which she graduated with an MFA in film directing and screen writing.She has written, produced and/or directed a dozen films. A Rainy Day (1978) starringMariette Hartley and Tracey Gold, was written, produced and directed by Beth. Thefilm received seven top festival awards, including First Place at the USA FilmFestival in Dallas. The film was broadcast on PBS. Summer's End (1984), alsowritten, produced and directed by Beth, won 16 film festival awards, including aBlue Ribbon at the American Film & Video Festival in New York, a Gold Plaque at theChicago International Film Festival, and Second Place at the San FranciscoInternational Film Festival. The film was broadcast on Showtime, A&E, Nickelodeonand PBS.Beth has directed episodes of the CBS series "Knots Landing" (1979) and two dramas,Little Boy Blue (1975) starring Chynna Phillips and Robert Walden, and To Tell theTruth (1987). She developed the story for a CBS movie, "A Family Matter" and aminiseries for PBS, "Susan B.", about Susan B. Anthony and the women's suffragemovement.Beth graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BA in political science andhas been active in state and national politics. As a Field Organizer in 1988 for theMichael Dukakis for President campaign, she organized and supervised some 500volunteers to get out the vote in 50 Beverly Hills precincts. In 1992, she organizedand supervised a project that raised $250,000 for the Bill Clinton for Presidentcampaign. Also in 1992, she campaign managed Blanche Lincoln's first congressionalprimary victory over a 26-year incumbent in Arkansas. Lincoln is now a U.S. Senatorfrom that state.Another interest, newspaper writing, has resulted most notably in a 18-articlefront-page investigative series for the Pulitzer Prize winning "Arkansas Gazette" inLittle Rock. The series, entitled "Mystery at Camden", uncovered a motive for themurder of attorney Maud Crawford, a one-time associate of U.S. Senator John L.McClennan, who disappeared in 1957 in Camden, Arkansas - an unsolved crime to thisday.Beth's civic activities have included Chair of the Director's Guild of America (DGA)Women's Steering Committee, member of the DGA Special Projects Committee, Board ofDirectors for Women in Film, Emmy Awards Panel for the Academy of Television Arts &Sciences, Actors Studio-West Executive Steering Committee, and Screening Committeefor the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. She has been honored with membershipin the Southwest theater Association Hall of Fame.Today, she divides her time between a home in Beverly Hills and a 103-acre ruralretreat west of Little Rock.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Mr. Christmas
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
2005
No Score Yet Death Game
  • Karen Manning
1977
80% Posse
  • Mrs. Ross
1975
No Score Yet The Only Way Home
  • Marcia
1972

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