Hope Lange

Hope Lange

Highest Rated: 94% Blue Velvet (1986)

Lowest Rated: 26% Just Cause (1995)

Birthday: Nov 28, 1931

Birthplace: Redding Ridge, Connecticut, USA

As a soft-spoken, natural beauty, Hope Lange was the antithesis of many of her glamorous contemporaries, such as Marilyn Monroe, whom Lange supported in "Bus Stop" (1956). Her quiet, calm manner may not have inspired the same kind of lurid celebrity as Monroe, but Lange's assured performance in the racy, taboo-flaunting "Peyton Place" (1957) the following year earned her nominations for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. Paired with the hottest young stars on the Twentieth Century Fox lot, Lange spent a decade as the on-call ingénue before her affair with older actor Glenn Ford, who demanded that she be cast in his films, sidelined her career with two back-to-back disappointments. Lange found her way back to the top of her form on television, winning two Emmy Awards for her starring role on the romantic sitcom "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" (NBC, 1968-69 / ABC, 1969-1970). She would also play Dick van Dyke's wife in "The New Dick Van Dyke Show" (CBS, 1971-74) and star in a constant stream of made for television movies before poor health forced her into retirement in the late 1990s. Hope Lange's long and acclaimed career, which eschewed the shallow trappings of glamour and celebrity, was a testament to her quiet, subtle and assured talent.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Before He Wakes Helen Rawlings (Character) - 1998
26% 46% Just Cause Libby Prentiss (Character) $35.7M 1995
79% 74% Clear and Present Danger Senator Mayo (Character) $121.5M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Message From Nam Marjorie Wilson (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cooperstown Cassie Willette (Character) - 1993
50% 52% Tune in Tomorrow... Margaret Quince (Character) - 1990
94% 88% Blue Velvet Mrs. Williams (Character) $8.6M 1986
41% 33% A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge Cheryl Walsh (Character) $29.9M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prodigal Anne Stuart (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 35% I Am the Cheese Betty Farmer (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pleasure Palace Madelaine Calvert (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Very Special Love Roz Meyers (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Boat II Elaine Palmer (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazard's People Mrs. DeLacy (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Night Caller Pat Durant (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fer de Lance Elaine Wedell (Character) - 1974
68% 68% Death Wish Joanna Kersey (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Underwater Panic Elaine Wedell (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Love You... Goodbye Karen Chandler (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 500 Pound Jerk Karen Walsh (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Certain Summer Janet Salter (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 24% Crowhaven Farm Maggie Porter (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jigsaw Helen Atterbury (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Is a Ball Millicent "Millie" Mehaffey (Character) - 1963
50% 58% Wild in the Country Irene Sperry (Character) - 1961
50% 72% Pocketful of Miracles Queenie Martin (Character) - 1961
67% 59% The Best of Everything Caroline Bender (Character) - 1959
71% 77% The Young Lions Hope Plowman (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 80% In Love and War Andrea Lenaine Kantaylis (Character) - 1958
86% 35% The True Story of Jesse James Zee James (Character) - 1957
65% 72% Peyton Place Selena Cross (Character) - 1957
79% 62% Bus Stop Elma Duckworth (Character) - 1956

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1986 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gibbsville Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Dick Van Dyke Show Jenny Preston (Character) 1971-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Unknown (Character) 1968-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Annie johnson (Guest Star) 1966

QUOTES FROM Hope Lange CHARACTERS

Mrs. Walsh says: (about Jesse) - He needs professional help. I think we have to take him to see a psychiatrist.

Mrs. Walsh says: (about Jesse) He needs professional help. I think we have to take him to see a psychiatrist.

Mr. Walsh says: Oh come, Cheryl. Are you out of your gourd? What the hell will that do?

Mrs. Walsh says: I don't know. I just feel he needs help and we don't know how to give it to him.

Mr. Walsh says: Oh come, Cheryl.

Mrs. Walsh says: Are you hearing me? That boy's in trouble!

Mr. Walsh says: No, he's not in trouble! What that boy needs is a good god damn kick in the butt, that's what he needs! Tell you what he needs. He needs a methadone clinic.

Jesse Walsh says: How come it took five years to sell this house?

Mr. Walsh says: Oh, I don't know. Just couldn't get the right price, I suppose.

Jesse Walsh says: You didn't know anything about the murder across the street and the crazy girl who lived here that saw the whole thing?

Mr. Walsh says: They told me something about it.

Mrs. Walsh says: You mean you knew something about this and...

Mr. Walsh says: Oh come, Cheryl. How do think we got such a good deal?

Jesse Walsh says: Did they tell you that that girl lost her mind and her mother killed herself in our living room?

Mrs. Walsh says: What?

Jesse Walsh says: Did they tell you that?

Angela says: Mom, I'm scared.