Priscilla Pointer

Highest Rated: 94% Blue Velvet (1986)
Lowest Rated: 0% Desert Heat (1999)
Birthday: May 18, 1924
Birthplace: Not Available
American character actress Priscilla Pointer was the wife of famed theatrical director Jules Irving, and the mother of actress Amy Irving and writer/director David Irving. After extensive theatrical experience, Pointer attained her first major TV job in the daytime drama Where the Heart Is (1969-73). She went on to play Mrs. Austin in From Here to Eternity (1980). Rebecca Barnes Wentworth in Dallas (1981-83) and Lillie in Call to Glory (1984-85). One of her more memorable film assignments was the 1976 chiller Carrie, in which she played the mother of the character played by her daughter Amy. Perhaps as a by-product of Carrie, Priscilla Pointer was engaged to play important roles in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) and the made-for-TVTwilight Zone: The Lost Classics (1994).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
0% Desert Heat Mrs. Howard 1999
No Score Yet Alone Susan Hight 1998
64% Carried Away Lily Henson 1996
No Score Yet The Magic Bubble Grandma 1992
No Score Yet Runaway Father Mary Bennett 1991
No Score Yet The Flash Nora Allen 1990
No Score Yet A Show of Force Alice Ryan 1990
No Score Yet Disturbed Nurse Francine 1990
No Score Yet A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story Tracey's Mother 1989
No Score Yet C.H.U.D. II Dr. Berllin 1989
74% A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Dr. Elizabeth Simms 1987
22% From the Hip Mrs. Martha Williams 1987
94% Blue Velvet Mrs. Beaumont 1986
No Score Yet Cannon Movie Tales: Rumpelstiltskin Queen Grizelda 1986
80% The Falcon and the Snowman Mrs. Lee 1985
71% Micki + Maude Diana Hutchison 1984
59% Twilight Zone: The Movie Miss Cox 1983
No Score Yet Mysterious Two Actor 1982
50% Mommie Dearest Mrs. Chadwick 1981
No Score Yet The Archer Actor 1981
83% The Competition Mrs. Donellan 1980
60% Honeysuckle Rose Rosella 1980
85% The Onion Field Chrissie Campbell 1979
No Score Yet Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years Missy LeHand 1977
No Score Yet The Great Texas Dynamite Chase Miss Harris 1977
73% Looking for Mr. Goodbar Mrs. Dunn 1977
14% Nickelodeon Mabel 1976
94% Carrie Mrs. Snell 1976
No Score Yet Eleanor and Franklin Actor 1976
No Score Yet Death Takes a Holiday Marion Chapman 1971

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Lillian
  • 2006
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Margaret Palmer
  • 2001
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Elizabeth
  • 1996
82% Picket Fences
1992-1996
Dr. Smithie
  • 1995
No Score Yet Newhart
1982-1990
Clara
  • 1987
No Score Yet Too Close for Comfort
1980-1987
Grandmother
  • 1984
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Helen Richter
  • 1983
No Score Yet Dallas
1978-1991
Rebecca Wentworth Rebecca
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Nurse Kathy Benson Mrs. Neilsen
  • 1983
  • 1978
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Regina Meadows
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Helen Morris
  • 1974

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