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Frances Sternhagen is a Actor American born on 13 january 1930 at Washington, D.C. (USA)

Frances Sternhagen

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Birth name Frances Hussey Sternhagen
Nationality USA
Birth 13 january 1930 (90 years) at Washington, D.C. (USA)

Frances Hussey Sternhagen (born January 13, 1930) is an American actress. Sternhagen has appeared On- and Off-Broadway, in movies, and on TV since the 1950s.


Sternhagen met her husband, actor and drama teacher Thomas Carlin (who died in 1991), at The Catholic University of America. They had six children – Paul, Amanda, Tony, Sarah, Peter, and John – several of whom are also professional actors and musicians.

Sternhagen is a longtime resident of New Rochelle, New York, where she lives in the Sutton Manor historic district and is honored on the community's "Walk of Fame".

Best films

Misery (1990)
Outland (1981)

Usually with

Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner
(2 films)
Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Frances Sternhagen (26 films)

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And So It Goes, 1h34
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Frances Sternhagen, Yaya DaCosta, Paloma Guzmán, Sterling Jerins
Roles Claire
Rating58% 2.902712.902712.902712.902712.90271
Oren Little (Douglas), a realtor by trade, develops self-absorption, turning his back on his neighbors and shunning the notion of kindness to others, after his wife dies; part of his self-absorption is having no patience for children, not even his own now-adult son, from whom he has been estranged. He has a next-door neighbor, Leah (Keaton), whose own husband has likewise died, never having had any children of her own, which leads her to throw her soul and her tears into reviving a singing career that had stagnated.
Dolphin Tale, 1h52
Directed by Charles Martin Smith
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Seafaring films, Transport films, Cétacé, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Actors Harry Connick, Nathan Gamble, Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Kris Kristofferson, Cozi Zuehlsdorff
Roles Gloria Forrest
Rating68% 3.4496953.4496953.4496953.4496953.449695
Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble), a lonely 11-year-old, has fallen behind in school since being abandoned by his father five years earlier. His only friend is his cousin Kyle (Austin Stowell), a champion swimmer who hopes to compete in the Olympics. Kyle leaves to spend time in the army.
Julie & Julia, 2h3
Directed by Nora Ephron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Cooking films
Actors Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina, Linda Emond, Jane Lynch
Roles Irma Rombauer
Rating69% 3.497223.497223.497223.497223.49722
In 2002, Julie Powell (Adams) is a young writer with an unpleasant job at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation's call center, where she answers telephone calls from victims of the September 11 attacks and members of the general public complaining about the LMDC's controversial plans for rebuilding the World Trade Center. To do something she enjoys, she decides to cook every recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) by Julia Child (Streep) in one year; Powell decides to write a blog to motivate herself and document her progress.
The Mist
The Mist (2007)
, 2h6
Directed by Frank Darabont
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about children, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Giant monster films, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher, Toby Jones, William Sadler
Roles Irene
Rating70% 3.5483053.5483053.5483053.5483053.548305
After a violent thunderstorm, David Drayton (Thomas Jane), a graphic artist, and wife Stephanie (Kelly Collins Lintz) check the damage. They find a large tree planted by David's grandfather has fallen on the house and another tree belonging to next-door neighbor Brent Norton (Andre Braugher) has demolished their boat house. David and Stephanie notice a strange mist floating across the surface of the lake towards their property.
The Laramie Project, 1h37
Directed by Moisés Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Nestor Carbonell, Clancy Brown, Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi, Dylan Baker, Jeremy Davies
Roles Marge Murray
Rating72% 3.648413.648413.648413.648413.64841
En 1998, les membres d'une compagnie de théâtre new-yorkaise se rendent à Laramie, dans le Wyoming, trois semaines après le meurtre brutal d'un étudiant homosexuel de 21 ans, Matthew Shepard. Ils espèrent ainsi comprendre comment un acte d'une telle violence a pu être commis et quelles réactions suscite le crime au sein de la population locale.
Highway (2002)
, 1h37
Directed by James Cox
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Road movies
Actors Jared Leto, Jake Gyllenhaal, Selma Blair, John C. McGinley, Jeremy Piven, Shannon Leto
Roles Mrs. Murray
Rating61% 3.0977653.0977653.0977653.0977653.097765
Set in 1994, the film opens in Las Vegas with Pilot Kelson (Jake Gyllenhaal), a drug dealer, who poses as a valet and takes a customer's Rolls Royce to give his girlfriend a ride to work. His best friend Jack Hayes (Jared Leto) is a self-employed pool cleaner, who gets caught having sex with the wife of Burt Miranda (Mark Rolston), an organized crime figure. While Jack escapes the initial confrontation with Miranda unharmed, Miranda sends a trio of goons (referred to throughout the remainder of the film as "Miranda's Pandas") to break Jack's feet. Jack convinces Pilot to flee and Pilot proposes they go to Seattle without telling him they're going there to see an old fling of Pilot's.
Curtain Call, 1h34
Directed by Peter Yates
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Ghost films
Actors James Spader, Polly Walker, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Julianne Nicholson, Buck Henry
Roles Amy
Rating58% 2.9010252.9010252.9010252.9010252.901025
Stevenson Lowe (James Spader) has a publishing business that's in trouble and a girlfriend (Polly Walker), who is also being pursued by a U.S. Senator (Sam Shepard).
Raising Cain, 1h31
Directed by Brian De Palma
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry
Actors John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich, Steven Bauer, Frances Sternhagen, Gregg Henry, Tom Bower
Roles Dr. Lynn Waldheim
Rating60% 3.048983.048983.048983.048983.04898
Dr. Carter Nix (John Lithgow) is a respected child psychologist. His wife, Jenny (Lolita Davidovich), becomes concerned that Carter is obsessively studying their daughter, Amy; he regards her like a scientist tracking the development of his creation. But Carter himself suffers from multiple personality disorder consisting of Cain, a street hustler, Josh, a shy 10-year-old boy, and Margo, a middle-aged nanny. Carter and Cain are killing young mothers to procure their children for his experiments.
Doc Hollywood, 1h44
Directed by Michael Caton-Jones
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Michael J. Fox, Julie Warner, Woody Harrelson, Barnard Hughes, David Ogden Stiers, Bridget Fonda
Roles Lillian, Welcoming Committee
Rating62% 3.1004953.1004953.1004953.1004953.100495
Dr. Benjamin Stone is a promising young surgeon working in Washington, D.C. with plans of making more money working for a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. On his last day, he realizes that none of his colleagues care enough about him to say good-bye to him, instead leaving him a cake with an insult made out of icing.
Misery (1990)
, 1h47
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Films about pigs, Films about psychiatry, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen, Graham Jarvis
Roles Virginia McCain
Rating77% 3.8991453.8991453.8991453.8991453.899145
Famed novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan) is the author of a successful series of Regency romance novels featuring a character named Misery Chastain. Wanting to focus on more serious stories, he writes a manuscript for the final Misery novel. While traveling from Silver Creek, Colorado to his home in New York City, he is caught in a blizzard and his car goes off the road, rendering him unconscious. Paul is rescued by a nurse named Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), who brings him to her remote home. When Paul regains consciousness he finds himself bedridden, with both his legs broken as well as a dislocated shoulder. Annie claims she is his "number one fan" and talks a lot about him and his novels. As a reward for saving him, Paul gives Annie his new manuscript which she saved from the wreckage. While feeding him, she is angered and spills soup on him but regains control and apologizes. She buys a copy of Paul's most recently published book, Misery's Child, giving glowing praise to Paul as she progresses through the book. However, when Annie discovers that Misery dies at the end of the book she flies into a rage, almost smashing a table on Paul's head. She reveals that she lied about calling his agent and the authorities; nobody knows where he is. Annie leaves and Paul tries to escape from his room, but she has locked the door.
Sibling Rivalry, 1h28
Directed by Carl Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Kirstie Alley, Sam Elliott, Jami Gertz, Bill Pullman, Carrie Fisher, Scott Bakula
Roles Rose Turner
Rating54% 2.701682.701682.701682.701682.70168
Marjorie Turner has been married for eight years and is tired of her husband Harry's neglect and his snooty relatives, most of them doctors. One day her sister, Jeanine, urges her to break out of her rut and have a fling.
See You in the Morning, 1h59
Directed by Alan J. Pakula
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Jeff Bridges, Alice Krige, Farrah Fawcett, Drew Barrymore, Lukas Haas, David Dukes
Roles Neenie
Rating57% 2.8550752.8550752.8550752.8550752.855075
While Beth Goodwin (Alice Krige) is a happily married mother of two children, living with a pianist (David Dukes), psychiatrist Larry Livingstone (Jeff Bridges) is living in New York with wife Jo (Farrah Fawcett) and their two young children. Three years later, Beth’s husband Peter suddenly becomes paralyzed in his hands and commits suicide, leaving Beth and the children heartbroken. Larry is abandoned by his wife and two children, who have moved to London since the split.
Communion (1989)
, 1h46
Directed by Philippe Mora
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Biography, Horror
Themes Psychologie, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Christopher Walken, Lindsay Crouse, Frances Sternhagen, Andreas Katsulas, Basil Hoffman, John Dennis Johnston
Roles Dr. Janet Duffy
Rating55% 2.7985252.7985252.7985252.7985252.798525
L'écrivain Whitley Strieber part passer quelques jours dans une maison en forêt avec sa famille et ses amis Alex et Sara. Une nuit, il est réveillé par une forte lueur et sort voir ce qu'il en est. Le lendemain, il a tout oublié de ce qui s'est passé mais commence peu après à avoir des hallucinations. Il consulte la psychiatre Janet Duffy qui utilise la régression hypnotique afin de découvrir ce qui s'est passé cette nuit.
Bright Lights, Big City, 1h47
Directed by James Bridges
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates, Frances Sternhagen, Swoosie Kurtz, Tracy Pollan
Roles Clara
Rating57% 2.8510452.8510452.8510452.8510452.851045
Originally from Pennsylvania, Jamie Conway (Michael J. Fox) works as a fact-checker for a major New York magazine, but because he spends his nights partying with his glib best friend (Kiefer Sutherland) and his frequent cocaine abuse, he's on the verge of getting fired by his boss, Clara Tillinghast (Frances Sternhagen). His wife Amanda, a fast-rising model (Phoebe Cates), just left him; he's still reeling from the death of his mother (Dianne Wiest) a year earlier; and he's obsessed with a tabloid story about a pregnant woman in a coma. The movie captures some of the glossy chaos and decadence of the New York nightlife during the 1980s and also its look at a man desperately trying to escape the pain in his life.
At Mother's Request, 4h
Origin USA
Actors E. G. Marshall, Stefanie Powers, Jenna von Oÿ, Corey Parker, Frances Lee McCain, Terry O'Quinn
Roles Berenice Bradshaw
Rating72% 3.638763.638763.638763.638763.63876
Frances Schreuder, a mother who is a very mean mother to her kids and very greedy decides she wants her inheritance from her rich father, multimillionaire Frank Bradshaw. Frances has done some things to get what she wants. For example, she has forged some of her father's checks to get things she wants and other things. She decides she wants her money really soon and manipulates her son Marc into murdering her father.