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Karen Arthur is a Actor and Director American born on 24 august 1941 at Omaha (USA)

Karen Arthur

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Nationality USA
Birth 24 august 1941 (79 years) at Omaha (USA)
Awards Emmy Award

Karen Arthur (born August 24, 1941, in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American film director, producer, and actress.

Arthur has directed three feature films, including Lady Beware (1987) and The Mafu Cage (1978), but the majority of her work has been in television, where she has had a long and prolific career directing television movies and series. In 1985, she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (for an episode of Cagney & Lacey).

She is currently a resident of the town of Springfield, Vermont.

Usually with

Stanley Kamel
Stanley Kamel
(3 films)
Cotter Smith
Cotter Smith
(3 films)
Joanna Kerns
Joanna Kerns
(2 films)
Brock Peters
Brock Peters
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Karen Arthur (19 films)

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Actress

Winning
Winning (1969)
, 2h3
Directed by James Goldstone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Robert Wagner, Richard Thomas, Clu Gulager, Karen Arthur
Roles Miss Dairy Queen
Rating60% 3.0004153.0004153.0004153.0004153.000415
Professional racecar driver Frank Capua (Paul Newman) meets divorcee Elora (Newman's real-life wife Joanne Woodward). After a whirlwind romance they are married. Charley (Richard Thomas), Elora's teenage son by her first husband, becomes very close to Frank, and helps him prepare his cars for his races. But Frank is so dedicated to his career that he neglects his wife, who has an affair with Frank's main rival on the race track, Luther Erding (Robert Wagner). Frank finds them in bed together and storms out. The couple separate, but Frank still sees Charley regularly. Frank's bitterness fuels his dedication to his work, and he becomes a much more aggressive driver. At the Indianapolis 500, Elora and Charley watch while Frank drives the race of his life and wins. After winning, Frank attends a victory party. He is uninterested when attractive women throw themselves at him, and he slips away. Luther finds Frank and apologizes to him for the affair, but Frank punches him. Frank visits Elora and tells her he wants to start again. Elora is unsure. The film ends with a freeze-frame as the two look uncertainly at each other.
A Guide for the Married Man, 1h29
Directed by Gene Kelly
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Walter Matthau, Robert Morse, Inger Stevens, Sue Ane Langdon, Elaine Devry, Aline Towne
Roles Lady Dinner Partner at Romanoff's
Rating66% 3.348893.348893.348893.348893.34889
Paul Manning discovers one day that his dear friend and neighbor Ed Stander has been cheating on his wife. Curious, he asks Ed about it and is given the history and tactics of men who have successfully committed adultery. With each new story, Paul can't help but notice the attractive blonde, Irma Johnson, who lives nearby.

Director

Moonlight & Mistletoe, 1h27
Directed by Karen Arthur
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Christmas films
Actors Candace Cameron Bure, Tom Arnold, Kevin Chapman, Barbara Niven, Christopher Wiehl, Matt Walton
Rating62% 3.147423.147423.147423.147423.14742
Holly Crosby is the daughter of Nick Crosby, the owner of Santaville, an amusement park focusing on Christmas, open 365 days a year. Fed up with being the second fiddle of her father, who is devoted to the amusement park with all of his heart and soul, she leaves him in her teenage years. Years later, she is a successful businesswoman in the big city. Although devoted to her work, she does not have a social life. One day, near Christmas, she receives a call from Peter, her father's employee, informing her he was injured in a sleighing accident. Although she is estranged from her father, she immediately packs her bags and heads back to Santaville.
The Christmas Blessing, 1h36
Directed by Karen Arthur
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Christmas films
Actors Neil Patrick Harris, Rebecca Gayheart, Rob Lowe, Angus T. Jones, Shaun Johnston, Max Morrow
Rating61% 3.098663.098663.098663.098663.09866
When a doctor, Nathan (Neil Patrick Harris) loses a patient on the operating table, he decides that being a doctor isn't meant for him, and he wants to give it up. He decides to take a vacation to his hometown, and stay with his father (Hugh Thompson). While volunteering at the local grade school, he meets Charlie (Angus T. Jones), a young boy who has also lost his mother, and Meghan (Rebecca Gayheart), Charlie's teacher. Charlie and his father have also just arrived in town, to work at estates doing chores. Nathan, searching for the shoes he gave his mother the Christmas she died (Even though in the "17 years later" epilogue of The Christmas Shoes he left them on her grave and walked away), learns that Charlie now has them. And Meghan, wanting to buy a house for those in need, may not be able to. Soon after his arrival, Nathan learns that Charlie is ailing from an irregular heart defect, and Meghan has cirrhosis of the liver, and will die unless she has a transplant. In the end, it is Charlie who saves her life, by giving her his liver. As a dying wish, he asks Nathan, whom he calls coach, to give her the shoes. And Robert (Rob Lowe), Meghan's friend, buys the house for her. In honor of Charlie, Meghan names the house after him.
The Locket
The Locket (2002)
, 1h40
Directed by Karen Arthur
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Vanessa Redgrave, Marguerite Moreau, Chad Willett, Lori Heuring, Lourdes Benedicto, Terry O'Quinn
Rating71% 3.58543.58543.58543.58543.5854
Esther (Redgrave) is a disillusioned and bitter nursing home resident who shares much with her attendant, Michael (Willett), in terms of personal sacrifices that they have both made. Esther also hides a dark secret. Michael has spent the last several years of his life looking after his cancer-stricken late mother and now faces rejection from his fiancee's father. Michael makes it his mission to improve the last years of Esther's life.
A Will of their Own, 3h45
Directed by Karen Arthur
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Lea Thompson, Ellen Burstyn, Sônia Braga, Reiko Aylesworth, Faye Dunaway, Thomas Gibson
Rating69% 3.483993.483993.483993.483993.48399
The film begins in the 1890s and ends in the 1980s. Annie Jermaine (Aylesworth) immigrates from Europe to America where she becomes a housemaid for a wealthy doctor. She breaks class restrictions when she marries the doctor's son and begins training as a nurse. However, she is unable to utilize her knowledge due to the popular belief that women were not capable of practicing medicine.
True Women
True Women (1997)
, 2h34
Directed by Karen Arthur
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Historical, Romance, Western
Actors Dana Delany, Annabeth Gish, Angelina Jolie, Julie Carmen, Rachael Leigh Cook, Tina Majorino
Rating67% 3.3964653.3964653.3964653.3964653.396465
The story starts with young Euphemia Texas Ashby (Tina Majorino) and her older sister Sara McClure (Dana Delany). When Euphemia gets back to the house from picking flowers she finds out that Sam Houston is coming to the house. Santa Anna is on his way so they must head east in the Runaway Scrape. While they attempt to cross a river Sara suffers from a miscarriage while her young son Little Johnnie dies in Euphemia's arms. Many other young and old Texans die and Euphemia is almost lost in a sea of graves. After a month and a week, Sam Houston defeats Santa Anna's army and Texas is reborn as the Republic of Texas. They now live in a new home with their horses. Their sisters Fannie and Jane Isabella come to live with them after their father dies at sea. They are very different from Sara and Phemie (Annabeth Gish) and must adapt to their new brutal life.
Au-dessus de tout soupçon, 3h5
Directed by Karen Arthur
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Ken Olin, Lindsay Frost, Annette O'Toole, John Terry, Sherilyn Lawson, Marlyn Mason
Rating68% 3.4377953.4377953.4377953.4377953.437795
Âgé d'une quarantaine d'années, Brad Cunningham a toujours eu ce qu'il voulait : les plus belles femmes, comme les plus puissants bolides. Marié cinq fois et père de six enfants, il a aimé, puis abandonné, toutes celles qui ne cédaient plus à ces caprices.
The Jacksons: An American Dream, 4h
Directed by Karen Arthur
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Angela Bassett, Holly Robinson Peete, Margaret Avery, Bumper Robinson, Monica Calhoun
Rating77% 3.8801553.8801553.8801553.8801553.880155
The miniseries stars Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs as the Jacksons' patriarch Joseph Jackson, Angela Bassett as the family matriarch Katherine Jackson, Alex Burrall, Jason Weaver and Wylie Draper played Michael Jackson in different eras, while Bumper Robinson and Terrence Howard played Jackie Jackson in different eras, Shakiem Jamar Evans and Angel Vargas played Tito Jackson, Margaret Avery as Katherine's mother Martha Scruse, Holly Robinson Peete as Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams as Berry Gordy and Vanessa L. Williams as Suzanne de Passe. The opening titles of the film shows footage of the real Jacksons rehearsing, performing on stage, a few clips from the "Can You Feel It" music video, album covers, magazine covers and pictures of the family.
Fall From Grace, 1h40
Directed by Karen Arthur
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Kevin Spacey, Bernadette Peters, Richard Herd, Beth Grant, Richard Paul, John McLiam
Rating57% 2.8658052.8658052.8658052.8658052.865805
In the 1980s, televangelist and PTL Club founder Jim Bakker (Spacey), and his wife Tammy (Peters), decide to expand their PTL television ministry to include a village resort with an amusement park, which they christen Heritage USA.
Lady Beware, 1h48
Directed by Karen Arthur
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Diane Lane, Cotter Smith, Michael Woods, Tyra Ferrell, Don Brockett, Clayton Hill
Rating59% 2.9535952.9535952.9535952.9535952.953595
Katya Yarno is a window dresser for Horne's department store who specializes in displays with sexy, slightly kinky themes. Surrounded by the equipment of her trade — mannequins and lingerie — Katya lives in a loft apartment in downtown Pittsburgh. She spends her evenings taking her bath by candlelight and thinking up new and more provocative window displays.