Priscilla Pointer

Highest Rated: 100% The Competition (1980)
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 Un-Becoming Age 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
61% Twilight Zone: The Movie Miss Cox 1983
No Score Yet Mysterious Two Actor 1982
53% Mommie Dearest Mrs. Chadwick 1981
No Score Yet The Archer Actor 1981
100% The Competition Mrs. Donellan 1980
60% Honeysuckle Rose Rosella 1980
83% 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
76% Looking for Mr. Goodbar Mrs. Dunn 1977
14% Nickelodeon Mabel 1976
93% 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 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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