Priscilla Pointer

Priscilla Pointer

Highest Rated: 93% Blue Velvet (1986)

Lowest Rated: 0% Desert Heat (1999)

Birthday: May 18, 1924

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

An actor who came to the fore in prominent supporting roles in film and TV relatively late in life, Pointer did her professional best typecast as concerned wives and mothers, assured career women and the occasional stern villain. Trained for the stage, she first performed in a touring company of "Kiss and Tell"; Broadway work over the years would include original productions and revivals of "The Country Wife," "Condemned of Altona" and "A Streetcar Named Desire." Married to actor turned TV producer-director Jules Irving from 1947 until his death in 1979, Pointer devoted much of her energy to raising their three children, one of whom is actress Amy Irving. Work in TV, in fact, only got underway for Pointer in the early 1970s as she approached age 50. She played a doctor in the daytime soap "Where the Heart Is," a history teacher in "The Failing of Raymond" (1971), Gen. Douglas MacArthur's (Henry Fonda) wife in "Collision Course" (1976) and a deaf parent in the ABC Afterschool Special "Mom and Dad Can't Hear Me" (1978).

Highest rated movies

Blue Velvet
Carrie
The Onion Field
The Competition
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Micki & Maude
Carried Away
Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coyote Moon Mrs. Henry Howard (Character) - 1999
0% 35% Desert Heat Mrs. Henry Howard (Character) - 1999
64% 41% Carried Away Lily Henson (Character) $155.6K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics Woman In Cinema (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Painted Desert Barbara (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 20% Un-Becoming Age Grandma (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories: The Movie VI Older Charlie (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Runaway Father Mary Bennett (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 85% The Flash Nora Allen (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 43% Disturbed Nurse Francine (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 58% Rumpelstiltskin Queen Grizelda (Character) $142.8K 1987
72% 68% A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Dr. Elizabeth Simms (Character) $44.1M 1987
93% 88% Blue Velvet Mrs. Beaumont (Character) $8.6M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Generation Ellen Breed (Character) - 1985
70% 44% Micki & Maude Diana Hutchison (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow Me If You Dare She (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gift of Life Rosalee Boyer (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mysterious Two She (Character) - 1982
48% 72% Mommie Dearest Mrs. Chadwick (Character) - 1981
75% 63% The Competition Mrs. Donellan (Character) - 1980
50% 77% Honeysuckle Rose Rosella Ramsey (Character) - 1980
85% 64% The Onion Field Chrissie Campbell (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 3,000 Mile Chase Emma Dvorak (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years Missy LeHand (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Badge Judge Cudahy (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night Laura Atherton (Character) - 1977
64% 74% Looking for Mr. Goodbar Mrs. Dunn (Character) - 1977
93% 77% Carrie Mrs. Snell (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Keegans Helen Hunter McVey (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Rip-Off Lucy Meredith (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Takes a Holiday Marion Chapman (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Failing of Raymond History Teacher (Character) - 1971

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 83% ER Mrs. Abernathy (Guest Star) 1994
89% No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1987 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dallas Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1976-1977 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Edith Cunningham (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1971

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