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Paula Prentiss

Highest Rated:   92% The Parallax View (1974)
Lowest Rated:   7% Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)
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Texas native Paula Prentiss was the daughter of an Italian-born oil company labor relations man. Her reputation as a cut-up at Virginia's Randolph Macon School would haunt her in "I knew her when" magazine articles for the rest of her life. She buckled down long enough to study drama at Northwestern University, where she met future husband Richard Benjamin. In 1960, Prentiss was signed by MGM, which groomed her for stardom in such films as Where the Boys Are (1960), The Honeymoon Machine (1961), and The Horizontal Lieutenant (1963). Her unique comic gifts and offbeat personality would seem to make her more suited to screwball supporting parts than romantic leads, though she's certainly had her share of both. In 1967, Prentiss co-starred with husband Dick Benjamin in He and She, a TV sitcom which, despite low ratings, accrued a loyal cult following. She continued popping up in excellent film roles into the 1980s, as well as appearing in TV movies like MADD: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (1983). Paula Prentiss is the older sister of actress Ann Prentiss.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
60% I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House
  • Iris Blum
2016
No Score Yet Hard Four
  • Sweet Cherrie
2010
No Score Yet Hard Four
  • Actor
2005
7% Mrs. Winterbourne
  • Rude Nurse (uncredited)
1996
No Score Yet M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Packin' It In
  • Actor
1983
62% Buddy Buddy
  • Celia Clooney
1981
10% Saturday the 14th
  • Mary
1981
No Score Yet The Black Marble
  • Sgt. Natalie Zimmerman
1980
No Score Yet No Room to Run
  • Terry McKenna
1978
69% The Stepford Wives
  • Bobbie Markowe
1975
92% The Parallax View
  • Lee Carter
1974
No Score Yet Crazy Joe
  • Anne
1974
No Score Yet Last of the Red Hot Lovers
  • Bobbi Michele
1972
40% Born to Win
  • Veronica
1971
85% Catch-22
  • Nurse Duckett
1970
31% What's New, Pussycat?
  • Liz
1965
40% In Harm's Way
  • Bev McConnel
1965
89% The World of Henry Orient
  • Stella Dunnworthy
1964
64% Man's Favorite Sport?
  • Abigail Page
1964
No Score Yet Follow The Boys
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet Bachelor in Paradise
  • Linda Delavane
1961
No Score Yet The Honeymoon Machine
  • Pam Dunstan
1961
No Score Yet The Horizontal Lieutenant
  • Molly Blue
1961
86% Where the Boys Are
  • Tuggle Carpenter
1960

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Guest
  • 1980

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