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K Callan is a Actor American born on 9 january 1942 at Dallas (USA)

K Callan

K Callan
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Birth name Katherine Borman
Nationality USA
Birth 9 january 1942 at Dallas (USA)
Death 9 april 2011 (at 69 years)

K Callan (born January 9, 1936) is an American actress known for playing Clark Kent's mother Martha in the ABC television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

Born Katherine Borman in Dallas, Texas, Callan made her first TV appearance at the age of 20, playing a Western Union operator on an episode of Route 66 that happened to be shooting in Dallas. She did not resume her on-camera career until 1970, but worked steadily thereafter, having guest-starring roles on One Day at a Time, St. Elsewhere, Carnivàle, JAG, Coach and King of the Hill. She played a key role in the Emmy Award-winning episode "Cousin Liz" of All in the Family and portrayed the mother of April Stevens Ewing in several episodes of the penultimate season of Dallas. She played Daisy LaRue in the TV show Meet the Browns and appeared as Gabe Duncan's teacher, Mrs. Monroe, in Good Luck Charlie. She also appeared in the third season finale of Desperate Housewives as Ilene Britt, the mother of Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan), and has portrayed Lily's maternal grandmother on several episodes of How I Met Your Mother. She played the part of Charlie (as an elderly woman) in "Heroes" for one episode.

She appeared in the films Joe (1970), The Onion Field (1979), American Gigolo (1980), A Change of Seasons (1980) and Fast-Walking (1982), as well as the television adaptation of the Lanford Wilson play The Rimers of Eldritch.

She has written several books, including Script Is Finished, Now What Do I Do?, Directing your directing career, and How to Sell Yourself as an Actor.

Best films

A Touch of Class (1973)

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Filmography of K Callan (13 films)

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Knives Out
Knives Out (2019)
, 2h10
Directed by Rian Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Assassinat
Actors Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette
Roles Greatnana Wanetta
Rating78% 3.9499553.9499553.9499553.9499553.949955
Le romancier Harlan Thrombey convie dans son manoir sa famille, aussi excentrique que dysfonctionnelle, pour célébrer son 85e anniversaire. Mais le lendemain matin, le riche patriarche est retrouvé mort la gorge tranchée. Alors que tout indique un suicide, le détective privé Benoit Blanc s'invite dans l'enquête de l'inspecteur Elliott et commence à suspecter un meurtre.
Why Did I Get Married Too?, 2h1
Directed by Tyler Perry
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Janet Jackson, Tyler Perry, Tasha Smith, Jill Scott, Louis Gossett Jr., Malik Yoba
Rating47% 2.3571752.3571752.3571752.3571752.357175
The four couples prepare for their next marriage retreat in the Bahamas. Sheila and her new husband, Troy, are the first to arrive, followed (in order) by Patricia and Gavin, Terry and Dianne, and Angela and Marcus. The men and the women separate to talk about the good and bad about their marriages. In a surprising twist, Sheila's ex-husband, Mike, arrives, and Angela immediately starts a fight until he leaves the women alone to go see the guys.
Nine Lives
Nine Lives (2005)
, 1h55
Directed by Rodrigo García
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about disabilities, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Sissy Spacek, Glenn Close, Holly Hunter, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Kathy Baker, Amanda Seyfried
Roles Marisa
Rating66% 3.3484453.3484453.3484453.3484453.348445
Imprisoned Sandra (Elpidia Carrillo) has an emotional breakdown when the broken telephone in her cubicle prevents her from communicating with her daughter on visiting day.
The Unborn
The Unborn (1991)

Genres Science fiction, Horror
Actors Brooke Adams, James Karen, Lisa Kudrow, Kathy Griffin, Janice Kent, K Callan
Roles Martha Wellington
Rating44% 2.214922.214922.214922.214922.21492
The story centers around a married couple. The infertile wife Virginia (Brooke Adams) and her husband Brad Marshall (Jeff Hayenga) decide to join an experimental in-vitro fertilization program developed by Dr. Richard Meyerling (James Karen). The trial succeeds, but during the pregnancy Virginia finds that something unusual is happening to the fetus. A further investigation shows that she is part of an experiment conducted by an insane doctor.
Flight of Black Angel, 1h35
Directed by Jonathan Mostow
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Peter Strauss, William O'Leary, K Callan, Michele Pawk
Roles Mrs. Gordon
Rating56% 2.8061852.8061852.8061852.8061852.806185
Captain Eddie Gordon, a top gun pilot of an Air Force academy, is a talented and aggressive pilot who proves too much for his fellow instructees to match. His flight instructor, Matt Ryan (Peter Strauss) tries to encourage him to practice restraint, but with little success.
Fast-Walking, 1h55
Directed by James B. Harris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Themes Prison films
Actors James Woods, Tim McIntire, Kay Lenz, Robert Hooks, K Callan, M. Emmet Walsh
Roles Motel Manager
Rating64% 3.246823.246823.246823.246823.24682
Frank Miniver, aka Fast-Walking, is a corrupt but lovable Oregon state prison guard. Not the most obliging or honest of public servants, he smokes and peddles marijuana and compliments his meager salary by running prostitutes for Mexican laborers out of his cousin Evie's convenience store.
Splendor in the Grass, 1h36
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Melissa Gilbert, Cyril O'Reilly, Ned Beatty, Eva Marie Saint, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jim Youngs
Roles Miss Metcalf
Rating57% 2.870922.870922.870922.870922.87092
The film takes place in the Pre-Depression era in Kansas. Deanie Loomis and Bud Stamper are a high school couple, being pressured by the enforced rules. Especially Deanie's old fashioned mother is against their relationship, warning her daughter he only wants to sleep with her. She fears her daughter will eventually go all the way with him, after which he will lose his respect for her.
American Gigolo, 1h57
Directed by Paul Schrader
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Héctor Elizondo, Nina, Baroness van Pallandt, Bill Duke, K Callan
Roles Lisa Williams
Rating62% 3.14763.14763.14763.14763.1476
Julian Kaye (Richard Gere) is a male escort in Los Angeles whose job supports his expensive taste in cars, stereophonic equipment and clothes. He is blatantly narcissistic and superficial; however, he claims to take some pleasure in his work from being able to sexually satisfy women.
A Change of Seasons, 1h35
Directed by Stephen Frears, Noel Black, Richard Lang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Shirley MacLaine, Anthony Hopkins, Bo Derek, Michael Brandon, Mary Beth Hurt, K Callan
Roles Alice Bingham
Rating53% 2.6602052.6602052.6602052.6602052.660205
When fortysomething Karen Evans discovers her arrogantly self-centered professor husband Adam is having an affair with student Lindsey Rutledge, she retaliates by having a dalliance of her own with young, philosophical campus carpenter Pete Lachappelle. Adam is infuriated when he learns about his wife's new relationship, and she in turn defends her right to enjoy the same carnal pleasures he does. The four decide to share a Vermont ski house, where their efforts to behave like liberal adults are tested by middle-aged angst, hurt feelings, and teenager Kasey Evans, who unexpectedly arrives to confront her parents with their outrageous behavior.
Fast Break
Fast Break (1979)
, 1h47
Directed by Jack Smight
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Kaplan, Harold Sylvester, Laurence Fishburne, Randee Heller, Reb Brown, Michael Warren
Roles Ms. Tidwell
Rating61% 3.099273.099273.099273.099273.09927
David Greene (Gabe Kaplan) is a basketball fanatic living in Brooklyn, NY, who alternates his time between playing in neighborhood pick-up games and managing a delicatessen. He dreams of making his living coaching basketball (David was once a junior high school basketball coach) and has sent numerous letters to colleges in the hope of fulfilling that dream—much to the chagrin of his long-suffering wife Jan (Randee Heller), who wants only to buy a home and start a family. This is a challenge for him.
The Onion Field, 2h2
Directed by Harold Becker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales, Ted Danson, Ronny Cox, David Huffman
Roles Mrs. Powell
Rating67% 3.3956653.3956653.3956653.3956653.395665
The film focuses on an actual 1963 event in which Los Angeles Police Department detectives Karl Hettinger and Ian Campbell were kidnapped by criminals Greg Powell and Jimmy Smith (aka "Jimmy Youngblood") in Hollywood and driven to an onion field near Bakersfield, where Campbell was shot and killed and Hettinger managed to escape.
A Touch of Class, 1h46
Directed by Melvin Frank
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors George Segal, Glenda Jackson, Paul Sorvino, Hildegarde Neil, Mary Barclay, K Callan
Roles Patty Menkes
Rating64% 3.2487953.2487953.2487953.2487953.248795
Glenda Jackson plays Vickie Allessio, a divorced British mother of two. George Segal plays Steve Blackburn, an American married man who 'has never cheated on his wife... in the same town.' After sharing a taxi together Steve invites Vickie to tea, and then lunch, where he takes Vickie up to a hotel room, hoping to have sex. Vickie admits that she would like to have uncomplicated sex, but isn't impressed by the setting, wanting somewhere sunny. Steve arranges a trip to Málaga.
Joe (1970)
, 1h42
Directed by John G. Avildsen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Peter Boyle, Dennis Patrick, Susan Sarandon, K Callan, Frank Vitale
Roles May Lou Curran (as K. Callan)
Rating67% 3.3967653.3967653.3967653.3967653.396765
Advertising executive Bill Compton (Patrick), his wife Joan (Audrey Caire), and daughter Melissa (Sarandon) are a wealthy family living in New York's Upper East Side. Melissa has been living with her drug dealer boyfriend. After Melissa overdoses and is sent to a hospital, Compton goes to her boyfriend's apartment to get her clothes. He confronts and kills the boyfriend in a fit of rage. At a nearby bar he hears factory worker Joe Curran (Boyle) ranting about how he hates hippies, and blurts out that he just killed one. Joe reacts favorably, but Compton says it was a joke.