Ronee Blakely

Lowest Rated: 40% Renaldo and Clara (1978)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
During the early '70s, country & western artist Ronee Blakley was a favorite singer/songwriter of Bob Dylan and had a fairly successful singing career. In film, she penned a few songs for Welcome Home Soldier (1972). She made a stellar acting debut in 1975 playing Barbara Jean, a tragic, frail singer (alleged to be loosely patterned after Loretta Lynn) who is nearly destroyed by fame in Robert Altman's Nashville. Blakley is said to have written much of the part herself and was so convincing in the role that it won her a nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She has continued to pursue a career in film, but has since been relegated to leading and supporting roles in low-budget and independent features ranging from Walter Hill's The Driver (1978) and Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) to Someone to Love (1987). In 1985, Blakley directed and starred in the docudrama I Played It for You.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Murder by Numbers Faith 1989
71% Someone to Love Attendee 1988
No Score Yet Student Confidential Jenny Sheldon 1987
No Score Yet A Return to Salem's Lot Sally 1987
94% A Nightmare on Elm Street Marge Thompson 1984
63% Lightning Over Water Ronee Blakley 1980
No Score Yet The Baltimore Bullet Carolina Red 1980
No Score Yet Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff Betsy 1979
73% The Driver The Connection 1978
No Score Yet The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover Carrie DeWitt 1978
40% Renaldo and Clara Mrs. Dylan 1978
No Score Yet Desperate Women Selena Watson 1978
No Score Yet She Came to the Valley Willy Westall 1977
93% Nashville Barbara Jean 1975

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Guest Patsy Maynard
  • 1989
  • 1984

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