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Betty Buckley is a Actor and Producer American born on 3 july 1947 at Big Spring (USA)

Betty Buckley

Betty Buckley
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Birth name Betty Lynn Buckley
Nationality USA
Birth 3 july 1947 (75 years) at Big Spring (USA)
Awards Daytime Emmy Award

Betty Lynn Buckley (born July 3, 1947) is an American stage, film and television actress, and singer. She starred from 1977 to 1981 on the ABC series Eight is Enough, before going on to win the 1983 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Grizabella in the original Broadway production of Cats. Her other musical roles include playing Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard from 1994 to 1996, in both London and New York, receiving an Olivier Award nomination. She is a 2012 American Theater Hall of Fame inductee.

Buckley made her Broadway debut in the 1969 musical 1776. Other Broadway musical credits include Pippin (1973) and Drood (1985). She played gym teacher Ms. Collins in the 1976 Brian de Palma film Carrie and went on to star in the short-lived Broadway musical version of Carrie in 1988, this time playing Carrie's mother, Margaret White. She received a Tony Award nomination for the 1997 musical Triumph of Love, and Grammy Award nominations for The Diaries of Adam and Eve (1999) and Stars and the Moon: Live at the Donmar (2001). Her other film roles include Dixie Scott in Tender Mercies (1983), Sondra Walker in Frantic (1988), Kathy in Another Woman (1988) and Mrs. Jones in The Happening (2008). She also had a recurring role in the HBO series Oz (2001–03). In the 2010s, her stage work includes Dear World (2013) in London, and The Old Friends (2013) and Grey Gardens (2015) in New York.


Buckley was married to Peter Flood in 1972, divorced in 1979, and has no children.

She lives on a ranch in Texas and participates in NCHA cutting horse competitions while continuing to appear in films, television and theater and to sing concerts in a wide variety of venues.

Buckley has also taught song interpretation and scene study for over 40 years. She conducts master classes in Fort Worth, New York City, Los Angeles and other cities around the country.

Buckley's official website contains her concert and theater schedule, a detailed biography and timeline, and summaries of her singing and acting accomplishments.

Best films

The Happening (2008)
Frantic (1988)
Tender Mercies (1983)

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Filmography of Betty Buckley (17 films)

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Glass (2019)
, 2h9
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Superhero films, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Spencer Treat Clark
Roles (archive footage)
Rating66% 3.301433.301433.301433.301433.30143
David Dunn, l'homme « incassable », se lance à la poursuite de « La Bête », la personnalité surhumaine de Kevin Wendell Crumb. Elijah Price, le « Bonhomme qui casse », en hôpital psychiatrique depuis dix-neuf ans après avoir commis des attentats pour révéler les pouvoirs de Dunn, attend cet affrontement depuis sa cellule. Cependant, le docteur Ellie Staple veut les réunir pour les libérer de ce qu'elle considère comme un délire et les convaincre que leurs capacités surhumaines ne sont qu'une illusion.
Split (2017)
, 1h57
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Films about psychiatry
Actors James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Kimberly Ann Director, Haley Lu Richardson, Sterling K. Brown, Jessica Sula
Roles Karen Fletcher
Rating73% 3.650393.650393.650393.650393.65039
Kevin Wendell Crumb souffre d'un trouble dissociatif de l'identité. Il échange régulièrement avec sa psychiatre dévouée, le docteur Fletcher, qui a déjà pu distinguer vingt-trois personnalités différentes s'exprimer à tour de rôle durant leurs conversations. Selon Fletcher, Kevin aurait subi des maltraitances et des humiliations au cours de son histoire et une 24 e personnalité, plus sombre et plus menaçante que toutes les autres, nommée « la Bête », demeure encore enfouie. Le docteur Fletcher met en exergue le fait que son patient s'est forgé ces nombreuses personnalités différentes dans un besoin existentiel de se protéger des autres. La situation se complique lorsque Kevin enlève trois jeunes filles.
The Happening, 1h26
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action
Themes Films about education, Environmental films, La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about suicide, Films set in the future, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Betty Buckley, Spencer Breslin, Ashlyn Sanchez
Roles Mrs. Jones
Rating50% 2.5020952.5020952.5020952.5020952.502095
In New York City's Central Park, people begin committing mass suicide. Initially believed to be caused by a bio-terrorist attack using an airborne neurotoxin, the behavior quickly spreads across the northeastern United States. Elliot Moore, a high school science teacher in Philadelphia, hears about the attacks and decides to go to Harrisburg by train with his wife, Alma. They are accompanied by his friend Julian and Julian's eight-year-old daughter Jess. Julian's wife is stuck in Philadelphia but is expected to meet them in Harrisburg. The train loses all radio contact en route and stops at a small town. They receive word that Philadelphia has been attacked by the toxin and Julian's wife was not able to get on the train to Harrisburg. Julian decides to go look for her, leaving his daughter with the Moores while he hitches a ride. However, the town has already been hit by the toxin. Succumbing to it, the driver and Julian both commit suicide.
Vinegar Hill, 1h26
Directed by Peter Werner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Mary-Louise Parker, Tom Skerritt, Larissa Laskin, Tim Guinee, Betty Buckley, Roberta Maxwell
Roles Mary Margaret Grier
Rating56% 2.810172.810172.810172.810172.81017
Un homme quitte Chicago avec sa famille après avoir été licencié pour recommencer une nouvelle vie. Il s'installe dans la ferme familiale. C'est alors que son passé revient le hanter. Des parents odieux qui ne cesse de pleurer, et d'idolâtrer un fils mort après un accident de la route qui n'était autre que son frère aîné,... .
Simply Irresistible, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Cooking films
Actors Sarah Michelle Prinze, Sean Patrick Flanery, Patricia Clarkson, Dylan Baker, Christopher Durang, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.
Roles Aunt Stella
Rating52% 2.6019452.6019452.6019452.6019452.601945
Amanda Shelton (Sarah Michelle Gellar) inherits her late mother's restaurant, but lacks her mother's ability to cook. The restaurant is failing when Amanda meets a mysterious and possibly magical man at the local market. He introduces himself as Gene O'Reilly and claims to be an old friend of her mother's. He sells her crabs, one of which escapes cooking to become her personal mascot. This special crab is magical and it casts spells, with a wave of its claw. Amanda meets her love interest at the market, Tom Bartlett (Sean Patrick Flanery), a department store manager at Henri Bendel on Fifth Avenue, who is opening an ambitious new restaurant inside his store. It is never explicitly explained why, but this eventful day transforms Amanda into a miraculous food magician; people who now eat her impressive new dishes start feeling exactly what she was feeling when she was making the dish. These are inspired by her emotions and created with the help of her magic crab. Amanda saves her restaurant overnight, and her relationship with Tom blossoms just as fast. However, Tom, being a career-minded control freak, panics when he realizes that not only could she be a witch who could be casting spells on him, but that his own emotions are getting the best of him, and he promptly dumps her. When Amanda goes to confront Tom one last time at his office, she witnesses the violent tantrum and resignation of a celebrity French chef hired for the opening of Tom's new restaurant. When it is discovered that Amanda is in fact the hot new chef in town everyone is talking about, she is hired on the spot, despite Tom's protests. Once Amanda overcomes her self-doubts and insecurities, she reaches her full potential as a chef, and the opening is a complete success. Though Tom refuses to taste Amanda's food during the opening, he eventually admits to himself he was wrong to reject Amanda because she made him feel emotional. He finally decides to embrace his feelings for her and goes after her. At the last minute, he reaches her with his own personal magic (a paper airplane), and the two reconcile on the dance floor.
Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp (1994)
, 3h11
Directed by Lawrence Kasdan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Adventure, Historical, Western
Actors Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, JoBeth Williams, David Andrews, Linden Ashby
Roles Virginia Earp
Rating67% 3.3502153.3502153.3502153.3502153.350215
A teenage Wyatt Earp lives on the family farm. His older brothers, Virgil and James, are away at war serving with the Union Army. Wyatt dreams of war, and packs some belongings, bids his younger brothers & sisters goodbye, and attempts to run away, intending to lie about his age and join the Union Army. He doesn't make it off the farm before his father catches him and forces him to return home. A short while later, both brothers return home at the war's end, with James gravely wounded. Shortly afterwards, the family moves west. It is during this move that Wyatt first sees a man killed, shot during a gunfight. He gets sick at the sight, and vomits.
Rain Without Thunder, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Films set in the future, Documentary films about politics, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Betty Buckley, Carolyn McCormick, Jeff Daniels, Robert Earl Jones, Linda Hunt, Iona Morris
Roles Beverly Goldring
Rating51% 2.567422.567422.567422.567422.56742
Note: This plot summary is a linear account of the Goldrings' story. The film itself does not reveal all plot details in order.
Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Tracey Needham, Dana Ashbrook, Doug Savant, Betty Buckley, Michael Bowen, Libby Villari
Roles Mrs. Parker
Rating55% 2.7598852.7598852.7598852.7598852.759885
Bonnie et Clyde (Bonnie Parker et Clyde Barrow) sont deux criminels américains qui ont perpétré leurs méfaits dans le Sud-Ouest des États-Unis pendant la Grande Dépression. Ils étaient spécialisés dans l'attaque à main armée de banques
Babycakes (1989)
, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Ricki Lake, Craig Sheffer, Paul Benedict, John Karlen, Betty Buckley, Cynthia Dale
Roles Wanda
Rating66% 3.301893.301893.301893.301893.30189
Obese mortuary cosmetician Grace Hart (Ricki Lake) rides the subway everyday. Her somewhat unhappy existence is noted as she shops in a department store with her best friend, Keri (Nada Despotovich), and is rudely asked to please look at their "Large Ladies Department". That same night she and Keri are at a local skating ring when a young, attractive, amateur ice skater, Rob (Craig Sheffer), catches Grace's eye; she claims that he is the most beautiful man she has ever laid eyes on.
Frantic (1988)
, 2h
Directed by Roman Polanski
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley, John Mahoney, Emmanuelle Seigner, Yorgo Voyagis, Gérard Klein
Roles Sondra Walker
Rating68% 3.44843.44843.44843.44843.4484
Dr. Richard Walker is a surgeon visiting Paris with his wife Sondra for a medical conference. At their hotel, she is unable to unlock her suitcase, and Walker determines that she has picked up the wrong one at the airport. While Walker is taking a shower, his wife mysteriously disappears from their hotel room.
Another Woman, 1h18
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about families
Actors Gena Rowlands, Ian Holm, Mia Farrow, Gene Hackman, Blythe Danner, Betty Buckley
Roles Kathy
Rating71% 3.597373.597373.597373.597373.59737
Marion Post (Gena Rowlands) is a New York philosophy professor past the age of 50 on a leave of absence to write a new book. Due to construction work in their building, she sublets a furnished flat downtown to have peace and quiet.
Wild Thing
Wild Thing (1987)
, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Robert Knepper, Kathleen Denise Quinlan, Robert Davi, Maury Chaykin, Betty Buckley, Christine Jones
Roles Leah
Rating52% 2.614322.614322.614322.614322.61432
When his parents are killed in a botched drug deal, a young boy is taken in by a bag lady who teaches him about the Blue Coats (Cops) and White Coats (Doctors). After her death he becomes an urban Tarzan defending innocents in a large city. He soon becomes an urban legend and champion of street justice, espousing a 1960s philosophy and coming to the aid of the helpless and oppressed. Jane (Kathleen Quinlan) is the concerned social worker who falls for the hero. Armed with a bow and arrow and makeshift equipment such as a grappling hook made from an old umbrella he and his cat sidekick set out to avenge his parents death when he finds the drug dealer that killed them. The song Wild Thing by the Troggs is played as a sort of theme music for this unlikely hero, played by Robert Knepper.
Roses Are for the Rich, 3h2
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Bruce Dern, Joe Penny, Richard Masur, Jim Youngs, Betty Buckley, Peggy Pope
Roles Ella
Rating63% 3.1907853.1907853.1907853.1907853.190785
Dans une petite ville près d'Appalachia, la jeune Autumn veut se venger de Douglas Osborne, le propriétaire d'une mine, le croyant responsable de la mort de son mari survenue dans une explosion. Elle décide de s'offrir à lui pour le piéger...
The Three Wishes of Billy Grier, 1h40
Origin USA
Actors Ralph Macchio, Betty Buckley, Season Hubley, Hal Holbrook, Jeffrey Tambor, Lawrence Pressman
Roles Nancy Grier
Rating67% 3.3823453.3823453.3823453.3823453.382345
Ralph Macchio plays Billy Grier, the 15-year-old victim of a rare degenerative disease that speeds up the aging process. After Billy suddenly becomes ill, a series of tests are run, with the diagnosis tragic. A team of doctors tell Billy and his mother Nancy (Betty Buckley) that there is no cure for his condition and that he will die of old age related natural causes decades before his time. Shortly after this, Billy breaks down following a rage-filled rant where he destroys almost everything in his bedroom.
Tender Mercies, 1h32
Directed by Bruce Beresford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Films about religion, Musical films
Actors Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Wilford Brimley, Ellen Barkin, Lenny Von Dohlen
Roles Dixie
Rating72% 3.6468553.6468553.6468553.6468553.646855
Mac Sledge (Robert Duvall), a washed up, alcoholic country singer, awakens at a run-down Texas roadside motel and gas station after a night of heavy drinking. He meets the owner, a young widow named Rosa Lee (Tess Harper), and offers to work in exchange for a room. Rosa Lee, whose husband was killed in the Vietnam War, is raising her young son, Sonny (Allan Hubbard), on her own. She agrees to let Mac stay under the condition that he does not drink while working. The two begin to develop feelings for one another, mostly during quiet evenings sitting alone and sharing bits of their life stories.