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Gwen Welles is a Actor American born on 4 march 1951 at Chattanooga (USA)

Gwen Welles

Gwen Welles
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Birth name Gwen Goldberg
Nationality USA
Birth 4 march 1951 at Chattanooga (USA)
Death 13 october 1993 (at 42 years) at Santa Monica (USA)

Gwen Welles (March 4, 1951 – October 13, 1993) was an American actress.


Gwen Welles was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, as Gwen Goldberg. She was the daughter of actress Rebecca Weis Welles (born 1928) and Barton Goldberg; her sisters were Elizabeth (Betsy) Goldberg Welles and Lori Yarum. Gwen graduated from University High School in Los Angeles, California and attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Welles was married to actor Harris Yulin in 1975.

Gwen Welles may be best remembered for her portrayal of talentless singer "Sueleen Gay", in Robert Altman's 1975 film Nashville, for which she was nominated for a BAFTA Award, for Best Supporting Actress. Welles also appeared in several films directed by Henry Jaglom, including New Year's Day (1989) and Eating (1990).

She died in 1993 from anal cancer, aged 42. Her younger sister, Elizabeth (Betsy Goldberg Welles), died from colon cancer 10 years later. Donna Deitch directed a documentary about Welles' illness in 1992, which appeared at the 1998 Berlin Film Festival.

Usually with

Henry Jaglom
Henry Jaglom
(3 films)
Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(2 films)
Alan Rudolph
Alan Rudolph
(2 films)
Catlin Adams
Catlin Adams
(1 films)
Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Gwen Welles (13 films)

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Eating (1990)
, 1h50
Directed by Henry Jaglom
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama
Actors Frances Bergen, Mary Crosby, Gwen Welles, Elizabeth Kemp, Taryn Power, Sherry Boucher
Roles Sophie
Rating63% 3.1963253.1963253.1963253.1963253.196325
Set entirely inside and around a spacious house in Los Angeles with an all-female cast, Helene is a woman turning 40 years old and her friends, whom include French filmmaker Martine, house guest Sophie, and Lydia throw her a party. But also there is Kate, a friend turning 30, and Sadie, a Hollywood film agent turning 50. So, all of Helene's, Kate's, and Sadie's friends arrive for the triple-birthday party where Martine films the events with her movie camera and the shocking secrets revealed by Helene's mother Whitney, and her younger sister Nancy whom confide in their interviews about their obsession with food, and their roles in life.
New Year's Day, 1h28
Directed by Henry Jaglom
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Maggie Wheeler, Gwen Welles, Henry Jaglom, David Duchovny, Miloš Forman, Harvey Miller
Roles Annie
Rating60% 3.0044053.0044053.0044053.0044053.004405
Set entirely inside a New York City apartment on a snowy New Years Day, Drew is a recently divorced, middle-aged Hollywood writer/director who arrives back in New York looking for a path to start his life over and upon arriving at his old apartment, finds three young women residing there until the end of the day. They are the free-spirited Lucy, a multi-career woman and part-time actress who wants to move to Hollywood to start her life over; Annie is a photographer and Lucy's best friend who wants to move to L.A. with Lucy, but is unsure at what she wants to do with her life; Winona is a 30-year-old magazine editor who feels her biological clock ticking and wants to start a family. An assortment of people soon arrive at the apartment for a party where they talk amongst each other about their stance in life in which Drew sees the inspiration from the conversations on deciding to start his life over.
Sticky Fingers, 1h37
Directed by Catlin Adams
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Helen Slater, Melanie Mayron, Christopher Guest, Danitra Vance, Shirley Stoler, Eileen Brennan
Roles Marcie
Rating50% 2.5264652.5264652.5264652.5264652.526465
Two young, unflappable street musicians are entrusted with a bag of drug money, and immediately set about spending it. Hijinks and shopping montages ensue.
Nobody's Fool, 1h47
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Rosanna Arquette, Eric Roberts, Mare Winningham, Louise Fletcher, Gwen Welles, Stephen Tobolowsky
Roles Shirley
Rating54% 2.707592.707592.707592.707592.70759
Cassie (Rosanna Arquette) a un travail qu'elle considère misérable dans un bar. Elle est seule et dépressive. Un jour, alors qu'elle lui annonce être enceinte, son petit ami prend la fuite. Après plusieurs tentatives ratées de suicide, elle décide de faire adopter son enfant — ce qu'elle regrettera par la suite. Quand une troupe de théâtre de Los Angeles vient à Buckeye, elle rencontre Riley (Eric Roberts), un technicien. Discrètement, ils sortent ensemble, et Cassie tombe amoureuse de ce dernier. Néanmoins, elle éprouve toujours des sentiments pour son ancien petit ami …
Desert Hearts, 1h36
Directed by Donna Deitch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Denise Crosby, Dean Butler, Gwen Welles
Roles Gwen
Rating69% 3.4997753.4997753.4997753.4997753.499775
Set in 1959, Vivian Bell (Shaver), a 35-year-old English professor at Columbia University in New York City, travels to the Reno, Nevada area to establish residency in Nevada (a process that takes six weeks), in order to obtain a quickie divorce (which Nevada was especially well known for in the 1950s/60s/70s). She stays at a guest house ranch for women who are waiting for their divorces to be finalized. The guest ranch is owned by Frances Parker (Lindley).
The Men's Club, 1h41
Directed by Peter Medak
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Roy Scheider, Harvey Keitel, Richard Jordan, Craig Wasson, Frank Langella, Treat Williams
Roles Redhead
Rating47% 2.3636552.3636552.3636552.3636552.363655
A band of friends go on a drunken, all-night spree, spending a night in a high-class San Francisco brothel.
Between the Lines, 1h41
Directed by Joan Micklin Silver
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors John Heard, Lindsay Crouse, Jeff Goldblum, Bruno Kirby, Jill Eikenberry, Marilu Henner
Roles Laura
Rating68% 3.440663.440663.440663.440663.44066
The story revolves around a group of people who work at The Back Bay Mainline, an alternative newspaper in Boston.
Nashville (1975)
, 2h39
Directed by Robert Altman, Alan Rudolph
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films about disabilities, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Ned Beatty, Ronee Blakley, Keith Carradine, Barbara Baxley, Geraldine Chaplin, Scott Glenn
Roles Sueleen Gay
Rating76% 3.8481653.8481653.8481653.8481653.848165
The overarching plot takes place over five days leading up to a political rally for Replacement Party candidate Hal Phillip Walker, who is never seen throughout the entire movie. The story follows 24 characters roaming around Nashville, in search of some sort of goal through their own (often overlapping) story arcs.
California Split, 1h48
Directed by Robert Altman, Alan Rudolph
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors George Segal, Elliott Gould, Ann Prentiss, Gwen Welles, Jeff Goldblum, Joseph Walsh
Roles Susan Peters
Rating71% 3.594963.594963.594963.594963.59496
It is less concerned with plot than behavior as a friendship develops between Bill Denny (George Segal) and Charlie Waters (Elliott Gould) over their mutual love of gambling. Charlie is a wisecracking joker and experienced gambler constantly looking for the next score. Initially, Bill is not as committed a gambler (he works at a magazine during the day), but he is well on his way.
Hit! (1973)
, 2h14
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, Paul Hampton, Warren J. Kemmerling, Gwen Welles, Sid Melton
Roles Sherry Nielson
Rating61% 3.052843.052843.052843.052843.05284
Un agent fédéral décide de venger la mort de sa fille, victime d'une overdose, en s'attaquant aux trafic d'héroïne.
Hellé (1972)
, 1h30
Directed by Roger Vadim
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Gwen Welles, Jean-Claude Bouillon, Didier Haudepin, Bruno Pradal, Robert Hossein, Maria Schneider
Roles Hellé
Rating68% 3.448673.448673.448673.448673.44867
An angry and embittered army veteran returns from Vietnam to his village, high in the Savoy mountains of France, where he attempts to brutalize those around him.
A Safe Place, 1h34
Directed by Henry Jaglom
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Tuesday Weld, Jack Nicholson, Orson Welles, Philip Proctor, Gwen Welles
Roles Bari
Rating52% 2.6079752.6079752.6079752.6079752.607975
A young woman, named Noah, lives alone in a small apartment New York City. She is a mentally disturbed flower child, who retreats into her past, yearning for lost innocence. She recalls her childhood, searching for a "safe place." As a child, whose real birth name was Susan, she met a charismic magician in Central Park who presented her with magical objects: a levitating silver ball, a star ring, and a Noah's ark. In the present day, Noah is currently and romantically involved with two totally different men named Fred and Mitch. Fred is practical, but dull. Mitch is dynamic and sexy, her ideal fantasy partner. Neither man is able to totally fulfill her needs.