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Maureen Stapleton is a Actor American born on 21 june 1925 at Troy (USA)

Maureen Stapleton

Maureen Stapleton
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Birth name Lois Maureen Stapleton
Nationality USA
Birth 21 june 1925 at Troy (USA)
Death 12 march 2006 (at 80 years) at Lenox (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

Maureen Stapleton (June 21, 1925 – March 13, 2006) was an American actress in film, theater and television. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Lonelyhearts (1958), Airport (1970) and Interiors (1978), before winning for her performance as Emma Goldman in Reds (1981). She was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981.

Stapleton made her Broadway debut in 1946 in The Playboy of the Western World, and went on to win the 1951 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for The Rose Tattoo and the 1971 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for The Gingerbread Lady. She also won an Emmy Award for the television film Among the Paths to Eden (1967) and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Reds. Her other film roles included Bye Bye Birdie (1963), Plaza Suite (1971), The Fan (1981), Cocoon (1985) and The Money Pit (1986).


Elle fut mariée à David Rayfiel de juillet 1963 à juin 1966, puis à Max Allentuck du 22 juillet 1949 à février 1959, avec lequel elle a eu deux enfants.

Best films

Reds (1981)

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Filmography of Maureen Stapleton (37 films)

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Addicted to Love, 1h40
Directed by Griffin Dunne
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Meg Ryan, Matthew Broderick, Kelly Preston, Tchéky Karyo, Maureen Stapleton, Remak Ramsay
Roles Nana
Rating61% 3.0502753.0502753.0502753.0502753.050275
Two pairs of lovers play out a comedy of errors, in which Maggie (Ryan) and Sam (Broderick), an astronomer, try several unethical and nasty tricks to break apart the envied union of their respective former partners, Anton (Karyo) and Linda (Preston).
The Last Good Time, 1h30
Directed by Bob Balaban
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Armin Mueller-Stahl, Olivia D'Abo, Maureen Stapleton, Lionel Stander, Adrian Pasdar, Zohra Lampert
Roles Ida Cutler
Rating65% 3.290823.290823.290823.290823.29082
The film opens showing a small New York City apartment building at night, where a young couple
Trading Mom, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Children's films
Actors Sissy Spacek, Anna Chlumsky, Aaron Michael Metchik, Maureen Stapleton, Schuyler Fisk, Frank Welker
Roles Mrs. Cavour, the Gardener
Rating54% 2.7081852.7081852.7081852.7081852.708185
Elizabeth, Jeremy, and Harry Martin are three children who have had up to the edge with their mother, a nagging workaholic. Soon, they meet a mysterious gardener named Mrs. Cavour, who tells them of an ancient spell that will make her disappear. After saying the incantation one night, the next morning, she has disappeared along with their memories of her. Mrs. Cavour tells them of a place in town called the Mommy Market, where they have about every kind of mother one can think of. It has a policy, however, that one receives three tokens to take one of the mothers home, and if they do not find a suitable one by their third token, they can not return. Unfortunately for them, the mothers they pick: a snappy French woman, a nature-hiker, and a circus performer, do not sit well with them. Feeling lost without a guardian to look after them, they soon learn that their real mother has been sent to the Mommy Market herself, where she has been all along. In order to break the spell and see her return, they must remember something about her.
Passed Away, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Bob Hoskins, Jack Warden, William Petersen, Nancy Travis, Pamela Reed, Tim Curry
Roles Mary Scanlan
Rating58% 2.9003452.9003452.9003452.9003452.900345
Jack Scanlan is a union leader who is returning to work after having a heart attack. His son Frank arranges a welcome back surprise party for Jack, which more than surprises him, as he has a heart attack and dies. His large, dysfunctional family is brought together and finds themselves dealing with all of their emotional baggage.
Miss Rose White, 1h40
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Kyra Sedgwick, Amanda Plummer, D. B. Sweeney, Maximilian Schell, Penny Fuller, Milton Selzer
Roles Tanta Perla
Rating69% 3.47663.47663.47663.47663.4766
Sœur abandonnée par une famille italienne pour être réunie 22 ans plus tard.
Doin' Time on Planet Earth, 1h25
Directed by Charles Matthau
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy
Themes Comedy science fiction films
Actors Martha Scott, Adam West, Andrea Thompson, Gloria Hendry, Hugh Gillin, Matt Adler
Roles Helium Balloon Saleslady
Rating50% 2.5033452.5033452.5033452.5033452.503345
Ryan Richmond (Nicholas Strouse) is a high school student from Sunnydale, Arizona, who fantasizes about the lounge singer, Lisa Winston (Andrea Thompson) at the hotel where he lives.
Cocoon: The Return, 1h56
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Charles Lampkin, Jack Gilford, Maureen Stapleton
Roles Mary Luckett
Rating54% 2.7290352.7290352.7290352.7290352.729035
Five years after they left, the Antareans return to Earth to rescue the cocoons that were left behind. Before they can be retrieved, one of the cocoons is discovered by a science research team and taken to a secure laboratory for testing. The aliens and their human allies must find a way to retrieve the cocoon in time for their rendezvous with the rescue ship, while the humans travelling with them must decide whether to return to Antarea or stay on Earth and become mortal again.
Liberace: Behind the Music, 1h37
Directed by David Greene
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Victor Garber, Saul Rubinek, Michael Dolan, Maureen Stapleton, Frances Hyland, Shawn Levy
Roles Frances Liberace
Rating60% 3.044693.044693.044693.044693.04469
A gifted classical pianist, fueled by poverty, Wladiziu Valentino Liberace was already playing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the age of 17.
Made in Heaven, 1h42
Directed by Alan Rudolph
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about religion
Actors Timothy Hutton, Kelly McGillis, Maureen Stapleton, Ann Wedgeworth, Mare Winningham, Don Murray
Roles Aunt Lisa
Rating63% 3.152573.152573.152573.152573.15257
In a small Pennsylvania town in 1957, Mike Shea (Hutton) dreams of escaping small town life and moving to California with his girlfriend Brenda Carlucci. But Brenda leaves him with his motor running and Mike takes off alone. Along the way, he rescues a woman and her children from a river but perishes himself. He finds himself in Heaven, where his Aunt Lisa greets him, and explains the rules and regulations. Once in the ethereal realm, Mike falls in love with a heavenly guide named Annie Packert (McGillis).
Nuts (1987)
, 1h55
Directed by Martin Ritt
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Films based on plays, Erotic thriller films
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Maureen Stapleton, Eli Wallach, Barbra Streisand, Karl Malden, Leslie Nielsen
Roles Rose Kirk
Rating65% 3.2973153.2973153.2973153.2973153.297315
When call girl Claudia Draper kills client Allen Green in self-defense, her mother Rose and stepfather Arthur attempt to have her declared mentally incompetent by Dr. Herbert Morrison in order to avoid a public scandal. Realizing if her parents succeed she will be remanded to a psychiatric facility for an indefinite period of time, strong-willed Claudia is determined to prove she is sane enough to stand trial.
The Money Pit, 1h31
Directed by Richard Benjamin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexandre Godounov, Maureen Stapleton, Joe Mantegna, Philip Bosco
Roles Estelle
Rating64% 3.200843.200843.200843.200843.20084
Attorney Walter Fielding (Tom Hanks) and his classical musician girlfriend, Anna Crowley (Shelley Long), learn of Walter Sr.'s wedding to a beautiful young woman named Florinda (Tetchie Agbayani) in Rio de Janeiro shortly after fleeing the country for embezzling millions of dollars from their musician clients. The next morning, they are told they need to vacate the apartment they are subletting from Anna's ex-husband, Max Beissart (Alexander Godunov), a self-absorbed conductor who has returned early from Europe.
Heartburn (1986)
, 1h48
Directed by Mike Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Stockard Channing, Jeff Daniels, Miloš Forman, Maureen Stapleton
Roles Vera
Rating60% 3.04923.04923.04923.04923.0492
New York City food writer Rachel Samstat and Washington, D.C. political columnist Mark Forman meet at a mutual friend's wedding and, after a whirlwind courtship, they marry, despite Rachel's reservations. They purchase a dilapidated Georgetown townhouse in Washington D.C. and the ongoing and seemingly never-ending renovations create some stress in their relationship. Rachel, overjoyed to discover she is pregnant, is determined to make her marriage work and becomes a stay-at-home mom. When she discovers evidence of Mark's extramarital affair with socialite Thelma Rice during her pregnancy with her second child, she leaves him and takes their daughter Annie to New York, where she moves in with her father and tries to jump start her career. Mark eventually convinces her to return home, but when it is obvious his philandering will never end, Rachel leaves him for good.
Cocoon (1985)
, 1h53
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Vieillesse, Films based on science fiction novels, Comedy science fiction films, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films set in Atlantis
Actors Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy, Jack Gilford, Steve Guttenberg
Roles Mary Luckett
Rating66% 3.349253.349253.349253.349253.34925
About 10,000 years ago, peaceful aliens from the planet Antarea set up an outpost on the planet Earth, on an island later known to mankind as Atlantis. When Atlantis sank, twenty aliens were left behind, kept alive in large rock-like cocoons at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Now a group of Antareans have returned to Earth to collect them. Disguising themselves as humans, they rent a house with a swimming pool, and charge the water with "life force" to give the cocooned Antareans energy to survive the trip home. They charter a boat from a local captain named Jack (Steve Guttenberg) who helps them retrieve the cocoons. Jack likes Kitty (Tahnee Welch), a beautiful woman from the team who chartered his boat. When he spies on her while she undresses in her cabin, Jack is shocked when he discovers she is an alien. After the aliens reveal themselves to him and explain what's going on, he decides to help them.
Private Sessions, 1h35
Directed by Michael Pressman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Mike Farrell, Kelly McGillis, Tom Bosley, Maureen Stapleton, Denise Miller, Kathryn Walker
Roles Dr. Liz Bolger
Rating53% 2.6554952.6554952.6554952.6554952.655495
Dr. Joe Braden (Farrell) is a therapist living and working in Manhattan, who also gives advice on the radio. His wife Claire (Walker) has divorced him six months earlier, and he still has not progressed the emotional impact this has had on him. When their teenaged daughter Millie (Tanner) learns that Claire is dating a new man, a goofy writer named Quentin Byrd (Genest), Millie neglects her school work in order to set up her father with a woman. She encourages him to allow his gym buddy Jerry Sharma (Garber) to set him up a blind date with a woman named Tippi (Malick). Even though they both like each other, Joe soon concludes that he is not ready to date again, and cannot keep his mind from Millie. At his work, Joe is eventually bothered by Millie's guidance counselor Susan Prescott (Dowling), whom he agrees to date; announcing that he is finally ready to move on, going even as far as meeting Quentin.