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      Frances Lee McCain

      Frances Lee McCain

      Highest Rated: 86% Gremlins (1984)

      Lowest Rated: 21% Patch Adams (1998)

      Birthday: Jul 28, 1944

      Birthplace: York, Pennsylvania, USA

      Born in York, Pennsylvania, Frances Lee McCain traveled the country growing up, living in New York, Illinois, Colorado and California. She studied philosophy at Ripon College before moving to London to attend the Central School of Speech and Drama. Returning to New York, she was cast in the Broadway production of Woody Allen's "Play It Again, Sam" before moving to San Francisco to join the permanent troupe of the American Conservatory Theater. After starring in a well-received production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" opposite Jon Voight and Faye Dunaway, she began landing TV roles, starting with an episode of "The Mod Squad." In 1974, she was given the lead role in her own series, "Apple's Way," on which she played the wife of an architect who moved from Los Angeles to a small town in Iowa. After the series ended, McCain moved on to a number of film roles, including a part in Albert Brooks's first film, "Real Life." Throughout the 1980s, McCain landed parts playing mothers in flicks like "Footloose" and "Gremlins." She tapered off her acting career over the next few decades, but had some notable parts in the first "Scream" movie and the TV series "Second Chances." In 2000, she returned to school, earning a Master's in Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She continues to act for the stage in San Francisco.

      Highest rated movies

      Real Life
      Ideal Home Footloose End of the Road Patch Adams


      REAL LIFE, Charles Grodin, Lisa Urette, Frances Lee McCain, Robert Stirrat, 1979, (c) Paramount Pictures FOOTLOOSE, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow, Frances Lee McCain, Lori Singer, 1984, © Paramount / GREMLINS, Frances Lee McCain, 1984, (c)Warner Bros. GREMLINS, Zach Galligan, Frances Lee McCain, Hoyt Axton, 1984, (c)Warner Bros.



      31% 16% End of the Road Val (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet 100% After Masks 'Bubbie' Lieberman (Character) - 2021
      68% 66% Ideal Home Doris (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pinky Promise Astrid (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stitch in Time Joan (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Return Mother (Character) - 2003
      21% 73% Patch Adams Judy (Character) $135.0M 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland Flo (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 41% It Takes Two Joyce Rogers (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 35% Murder in Three Acts Miss Milray (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Fighting Choice Virginia Hagan (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Can You Feel Me Dancing? Joan Nichols (Character) - 1986
      53% 71% Footloose Ethel McCormack (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Single Bars, Single Women Patti (Character) - 1984
      86% 78% Gremlins Lynn Peltzer (Character) - 1984
      85% 65% Tex Mrs. Johnson (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet 14% Two of a Kind Nurse Mary (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of a Rebel: The Remarkable Mrs. Sanger Ethel (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Other Love Pat Hollister (Character) - 1979
      81% 83% Real Life Jeannette Yeager (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets Dr. Lee (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald Jan Holder (Character) - 1977


      61% 87% Midnight, Texas Janice (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Second Chances Felicity Cook (Character) 1993-1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Sara Devane (Guest Star) 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet 94% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Leslie Callahan (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show Janet (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Apple's Way Barbara Apple (Character) 1974-1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Alice (Guest Star) 1973