Tuesday Weld

Tuesday Weld

  • Highest Rated: 100% Pretty Poison (1968)
  • Lowest Rated: 14% Feeling Minnesota (1996)
  • Birthday: Aug 27, 1943
  • Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
  • A leading teen ingénue of the 1950s and 1960s, Tuesday Weld later emerged as one of the more intriguing actresses in Hollywood, delivering a string of well-received performances in the kinds of offbeat and idiosyncratic projects rarely visited by performers of her beauty and glamour. Born Susan Weld August 27, 1943, in New York City, the name "Tuesday" was an extension of a girlhood nickname, "Tu-Tu." She began working as a child model at age four to help support her family after the death of her father, quickly moving from mail-order catalogues to television commercials. She made her film debut in 1963's Rock, Rock, Rock before understudying in Broadway's 1957 production of The Dark at the Top of the Stairs. Upon signing a seven-year contract with 20th Century Fox, Weld was labeled by the press as "Fox's answer to Sandra Dee," but after just one film, 1959's Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!, the studio dropped her.Weld shot to prominence through her work in the television comedy The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, which premiered in 1959. That same year she appeared on the silver screen opposite Danny Kaye in The Five Pennies, followed in 1960 by the campus drama Because They're Young. Also in 1960, Weld began appearing under schlockmeister Albert Zugsmith, first in Sex Kittens Go to College and later in the following year's The Private Lives of Adam and Eve. Successive roles in Return to Peyton Place and the Elvis Presley vehicle Wild in the Country further crippled her attempts to mount a serious acting career, although her turn in the 1962 Frank Tashlin comedy Bachelor Flat showed signs of life. Weld then turned down the seemingly tailor-made title role in Stanley Kubrick's Lolita in order to study her craft at the Actors' Studio, and after holding her own opposite Steve McQueen and Jackie Gleason in 1963's Soldier in the Rain, she announced she would no longer accept teenage roles.However, teen roles were all that continued to come Weld's way, and after a two-year absence from the screen she resurfaced in 1965's I'll Take Sweden as the young daughter of star Bob Hope. She followed with an appearance in the McQueen gambling drama The Cincinnati Kid, and in 1966 delivered her strongest performance to date in George Axelrod's little-seen satiric gem Lord Love a Duck. That same year Weld married, later giving birth to her first child. Motherhood brought a temporary halt to her career, forcing her to turn down plum assignments including Bonnie and Clyde, Cactus Flower, True Grit, and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. She returned to work in 1968's Pretty Poison, again earning strong critical notices, but after 1970's I Walk the Line, it was reported that she had moved to Britain and retired from film.The move was not permanent, for in 1971 Weld appeared in her friend Henry Jaglom's A Safe Place. After 1972's Play It As It Lays, she returned to television work, starring in the TV films Reflections of Murder and F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood. In 1977, Weld appeared in Looking for Mr. Goodbar, and a year later she starred in Who'll Stop the Rain? From 1980 to 1985, Weld was married to Dudley Moore, a period during which she appeared in Michael Mann's 1981 thriller Thief and Sergio Leone's 1984 classic Once Upon a Time in America. In the latter half of the decade, however, she appeared more infrequently before the camera, with only a pair of TV-movie credits, 1986's Something in Common and Circle of Violence: A Family Drama, and a lead role in the 1988 feature Heartbreak Hotel. In the 1990s, Tuesday Weld sightings were even more rare, including only 1991's Mistress, 1993's Falling Down, and 1996's Feeling Minnesota.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Investigating Sex Sasha 2002
26% Chelsea Walls Greta 2001
14% Feeling Minnesota Nora Clayton 1996
74% Falling Down Mrs. Prendergast 1993
72% Mistress Actor 1991
38% Heartbreak Hotel Marie Wolfe 1988
No Score Yet Circle of Violence: A Family Drama Georgia Benfield 1986
No Score Yet Something in Common Shelly Grant 1986
86% Once Upon a Time in America Carol 1984
No Score Yet Author! Author! Gloria Travalian 1982
93% Thief Jessie 1981
No Score Yet Serial Kate Holroyd 1980
No Score Yet Mother and Daughter: The Loving War Actor 1980
No Score Yet A Question of Guilt Doris Winters 1978
80% Who'll Stop the Rain Marge Converse 1978
71% Looking for Mr. Goodbar Katherine 1977
No Score Yet Reflections of Murder Vicky 1974
No Score Yet Play It as It Lays Maria Wyeth 1972
No Score Yet A Safe Place Susan / Noah 1971
No Score Yet I Walk the Line Alma McCain 1970
100% Pretty Poison Sue Ann Stepanek 1968
71% Lord Love a Duck Barbara Ann Greene 1966
85% The Cincinnati Kid Christian 1965
No Score Yet I'll Take Sweden JoJo Holcomb 1965
No Score Yet Soldier in the Rain Bobby Jo Pepperdine 1963
No Score Yet Bachelor Flat Libby Bushmill aka Libby Smith 1962
50% Wild in the Country Noreen Braxton 1961
No Score Yet Return to Peyton Place Selena Cross 1961
No Score Yet Sex Kittens Go to College JODY 1960
No Score Yet High Time Joy Elder 1960
No Score Yet Because They're Young Anne Gregor 1960
No Score Yet The Five Pennies Dorothy at 12 to 14 1959
25% Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! Comfort Goodpasture 1958
No Score Yet Rock Rock Rock! Dori Graham 1956
91% The Wrong Man Giggly Girl 1956

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Mattie Braydon
  • 1964
No Score Yet The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
1952-1966
Cathy Connie
  • 1959

QUOTES FROM Tuesday Weld CHARACTERS

Carol
He laughs at you. He makes fun of you. He says Eve has got you by the balls. Every time you walk past this place, you shit in your pants. You'd do anything for the cops to pick you up, so you wouldn't have to do this. Well then, do it. Do it! Put him in jail. Put him in jail. Not long, just long enough so he can get the idea out of his mind. If you can't stand being away from him, put yourself there too. Better off than being dead. You know what to do. And if you don't, I will.