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      Frances Sternhagen

      Frances Sternhagen

      Highest Rated: 100% The Hospital (1971)

      Lowest Rated: 13% The Rising Place (2002)

      Birthday: Jan 13, 1930

      Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

      A respected stage-trained supporting and leading player, Sternhagen made her film debut in "Up the Down Staircase" (1967). She subsequently appeared in a wide range of supporting roles, usually as either prim, slightly disapproving characters as well as warmly maternal women. Sternhagen's credits include the classic "The Hospital" (1971), "Two People" (1973) and Billy Wilder's "Fedora" (1978). She won attention for her portrayal as Burt Reynolds' relative under whose auspices he meets his new love in Alan J. Pakula's "Starting Over" (1979) and nearly stole the sci-fi thriller "Outland" (1981), providing comic relief and support to marshal Sean Connery. Sternhagen portrayed a prissy co-worker of Michael J. Fox in "Bright Lights, Big City" (1988), Farrah Fawcett's mother in Pakula's "See You in the Morning" (1989), Richard Farnsworth's wife in "Misery" (1990) and John Lithgow's psychiatrist in "Raising Cain" (1992).

      Highest rated movies

      The Hospital poster
      The Hospital
      Misery poster
      Misery
      Starting Over poster
      Starting Over
      Dolphin Tale poster
      Dolphin Tale
      Julie & Julia poster Julie & Julia The Mist poster The Mist Fedora poster
      Fedora
      Doc Hollywood poster Doc Hollywood

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      18% 40% And So It Goes Claire (Character) $15.2M 2014
      82% 80% Dolphin Tale Gloria Forrest (Character) $72.3M 2011
      78% 70% Julie & Julia Irma Rombauer (Character) $94.1M 2009
      72% 65% The Mist Irene (Character) $25.6M 2007
      13% No Score Yet The Rising Place Ruth Wilder (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To Live Again Constance Holmes (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Con Hadabelle (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Reunion Tobie Yates (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Labor of Love: The Arlette Schweitzer Story Mary Rafferty (Character) - 1993
      61% 41% Raising Cain Dr. Lynn Waldheim (Character) $20.5M 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet She Woke Up Noelle (Character) - 1992
      68% 50% Doc Hollywood Lillian (Character) $51.8M 1991
      91% 90% Misery Virginia McCain (Character) $54.7M 1990
      25% 30% Sibling Rivalry Rose Turner (Character) $16.8M 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow Your Heart Cloe Sixbury (Character) - 1990
      33% 46% Communion Dr. Janet Duffy (Character) $1.9M 1989
      55% 27% See You in the Morning Neenie (Character) $4.4M 1989
      60% 38% Bright Lights, Big City Clara (Character) $15.7M 1988
      No Score Yet 67% Resting Place Eudora McCallister (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Once Again Unknown (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet 62% Independence Day Carla Taylor (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 38% Prototype Dorothy Forrester (Character) - 1983
      29% 43% Romantic Comedy Blanche Dailey (Character) - 1983
      54% 54% Outland Dr. Lazarus (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother and Daughter: The Loving War Mrs. Lloyd (Character) - 1980
      86% 57% Starting Over Marva Potter (Character) - 1979
      71% 62% Fedora Miss Balfour (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Two People Mrs. McCluskey (Character) - 1973
      100% 74% The Hospital Mrs. Cushing (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Soldier in Love Abigail (Character) - 1967

      TV

      Credit
      83% 84% The Closer Willie Ray Johnson (Voice),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2006-2012
      88% 94% Parenthood Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet 97% Becker Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet 84% ER Millicent Carter (Guest Star) 1997-1998 2001 2003
      70% 79% Sex and the City Bunny MacDougal (Guest Star) 2000-2002
      85% 75% The Simpsons Mrs. Bellamy (Guest Voice) 2002
      No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1991 1997
      No Score Yet 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1995
      87% 94% Cheers Esther Clavin (Guest Star) 1986-1987 1990-1993
      82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stephen King's Golden Years Gina Williams (Character) 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Betty (Character) 1956