Paula Prentiss

Paula Prentiss

Highest Rated: 91% The World of Henry Orient (1964)

Lowest Rated: 10% Saturday the 14th (1981)

Birthday: Mar 04, 1938

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA

A vivacious brunette comic player, Paula Prentiss began in lightweight, coquettish roles in the 1960s and shifted to more meaty dramatic fare in the 70s before curtailing her career in favor of raising a family. The daughter of an Italian immigrant and his wife, Prentiss graduated from the famed acting program at Northwestern University. Spotted by talent scouts, she was put under contract at MGM, where she was frequently partnered onscreen with Jim Hutton, beginning with her debut feature "Where the Boys Are" (1960). Having conquered the teen audience, Prentiss offered what many feel is her best performance as Rock Hudson's overbearing girlfriend in Howard Hawks' "Man's Favorite Sport?" (1964) She continued to win the attention of adult moviegoers as Peter Sellers' married conquest in "The World of Henry Orient" (1964) and as a stripper chasing Peter O'Toole in "What's New Pussycat" (1965). She retired from features for five years, during which she co-starred with her husband Richard Benjamin in the CBS sitcom "He and She" (1967-68) as a scatterbrained social worker married to a cartoonist.

Highest rated movies

The World of Henry Orient
The Parallax View
Where the Boys Are
Catch-22
The Stepford Wives
Man's Favorite Sport?
Buddy Buddy
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
58% 24% I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House Iris Blum (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Four Sweet Cherrie (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet M.A.D.D.: The Candy Lightner Story Lynne Wiley (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Packin' It In Dianne Webber (Character) - 1983
63% 44% Buddy Buddy Celia Clooney (Character) - 1981
10% 31% Saturday the 14th Mary (Character) - 1981
40% 50% The Black Marble Sgt. Natalie Zimmerman (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Friendships, Secrets and Lies Sandy (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Room to Run Terry McKenna (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Having Babies II Trish Canfield (Character) - 1977
67% 65% The Stepford Wives Bobbie Markowe (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 38% Crazy Joe Anne (Character) - 1974
89% 78% The Parallax View Lee Carter (Character) - 1974
33% 81% Last of the Red Hot Lovers Bobbi Michele (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Couple Takes a Wife Barbara Hamilton (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Move Dolly Jaffe (Character) - 1970
79% 76% Catch-22 Nurse Duckett (Character) - 1970
36% 81% In Harm's Way Beverly McConnell (Character) - 1965
29% 56% What's New, Pussycat? Liz Bien (Character) - 1965
64% 72% Man's Favorite Sport? Abigail Page (Character) - 1964
91% 57% The World of Henry Orient Stella Dunnworthy (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow the Boys Toni Denham (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Horizontal Lieutenant Molly Blue (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 44% The Honeymoon Machine Pam Dunstan (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 40% Bachelor in Paradise Linda Delavane (Character) - 1961
88% 71% Where the Boys Are Tuggle Carpenter (Character) - 1960

TV

Credit
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Carla Martinet (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet He & She Paula Hollister (Character) 1967

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