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Verna Bloom is a Actor American born on 7 august 1938 at Lynn (USA)

Verna Bloom

Verna Bloom
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Nationality USA
Birth 7 august 1938 at Lynn (USA)
Death 9 january 2019 (at 80 years)

Verna Bloom (born August 7, 1939) is an American actress. She co-starred in Clint Eastwood's 1973 film, High Plains Drifter and in the 1974 made for TV movie Where Have All The People Gone? with Peter Graves and Kathleen Quinlan. She has had roles in more than 30 films and television episodes since the 1960s, including playing Mary, mother of Jesus, in The Last Temptation of Christ in 1988 and Marion Wormer in Animal House in 1978.

Bloom was born in Lynn, Massachusetts and attended the School of Fine Arts in Boston University, graduating with a BFA. She also studied at the HB Studio in New York City. She is Jewish.


Verna Bloom fut une actrice très remarquée dans les années 1970 et 1980, jouant par exemple au côté de Clint Eastwood dans L'Homme des hautes plaines en 1973 ou encore dans La Dernière Tentation du Christ en 1988 où elle joue le rôle de Marie, la mère de Jésus.

Dans les années 1990 et 2000, ses apparitions au cinéma se feront rares, pour cause, Verna se limitera aux séries télévisées comme À la Maison-Blanche en 2003 ou Docteur Quinn, femme médecin en 1993.

Son mari est le scénariste et critique de films Jay Cocks.

Best films

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
High Plains Drifter (1973)
After Hours (1985)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Verna Bloom (14 films)

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The Last Temptation of Christ, 2h44
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Demons in film, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film, Alternate history films, Films about virginity
Actors Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Harry Dean Stanton, Steve Shill, David Bowie
Roles Mary, Mother of Jesus
Rating74% 3.747713.747713.747713.747713.74771
The film begins with a man whispering in despair, "The feeling begins. Very tender, very loving. Then the pain starts. Claws slip underneath the skin and tear their way up. Just before they reach my eyes, they dig in. And I remember. First I fasted for three months. I even whipped myself before I went to sleep. At first it worked. Then the pain came back. And the voices. They call me by the name: Jesus." Jesus of Nazareth is a carpenter in Roman-occupied Judea, torn between his own desires and his knowledge that God has a plan for him. His conflict results in self-loathing, and he collaborates with the Romans to crucify Jewish rebels.
After Hours, 1h37
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée
Actors Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Tommy Chong, Linda Fiorentino, Teri Garr, John Heard
Roles June
Rating75% 3.798863.798863.798863.798863.79886
Paul Hackett, a word processor, meets Marcy Franklin in a local cafe in New York. They discuss their common interest in Henry Miller. Marcy leaves Paul her number and informs him that she lives with a sculptor named Kiki Bridges, who makes and sells plaster of Paris paperweights resembling cream cheese bagels. Later in the night, under the pretense of buying a paperweight, Paul visits Marcy, taking a cab to her apartment. On his way to visit Marcy, a $20 bill is blown out the window of the cab, leaving him with only some spare pocket change. The cab driver is furious that he cannot pay, thereby beginning the first in a long series of misadventures for Paul that turn hostile through no fault of his own. At the apartment Paul meets the sculptor Kiki and Marcy, and comes across a collection of photographs and medications which imply that Marcy is severely disfigured from burns on her legs and torso. As a result of this implication, and as a result of a strained conversation with Marcy, Paul abruptly slips out of the apartment.
The Journey of Natty Gann, 1h41
Directed by Jeremy Kagan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Meredith Salenger, John Cusack, Ray Wise, Lainie Kazan, Scatman Crothers, Verna Bloom
Roles Farm Woman
Rating69% 3.497823.497823.497823.497823.49782
Set in 1935, the movie tells the story of a 12-year-old tomboy girl, Natty Gann (Meredith Salenger). Out of work because of Depression-era unemployment, Natty's widowered father (Ray Wise) parlays his surefootedness into getting a job as a lumberjack. In order to get hired, he travels from Chicago to the state of Washington. He tells Natty that she will have to look after herself for the time being. Having no mother, Natty is left in the care of Connie (Lainie Kazan), the insensitive woman who manages the hotel Natty and her father had been living in.
Honkytonk Man, 2h2
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Western
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Clint Eastwood, Barry Corbin, Kyle Eastwood, Alexa Kenin, Joe Regalbuto, Tim Thomerson
Roles Emmy
Rating65% 3.2971053.2971053.2971053.2971053.297105
Itinerant western singer Red Stovall (Clint Eastwood), suffers from tuberculosis but has been given an opportunity to make it big at the Grand Ole Opry. He is accompanied by his young nephew Whit (Kyle Eastwood), to Nashville, Tennessee.
Playing for Time, 2h30
Directed by Daniel Mann, Joseph Sargent
Genres Drama, Historical, Musical
Themes Films about religion, Musical films, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Alexander, Maud Adams, Christine Baranski, Robin Bartlett, Marisa Berenson
Roles Paulette
Rating72% 3.6439953.6439953.6439953.6439953.643995
Fénelon, a Jewish singer-pianist, is sent with other prisoners to the Auschwitz concentration camp in a crowded train during World War II. After having their belongings and clothes taken and their heads shaved, the prisoners are processed and enter the camp. Fénelon is recognized as being a famous musician and she finds that she will be able to avoid hard manual labor and survive longer by becoming a member of the prison's female orchestra, Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz.
Animal House, 1h49
Directed by Ivan Reitman, John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Teen movie
Actors John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Tom Hulce, Peter Riegert
Roles Marion Wormer
Rating73% 3.697623.697623.697623.697623.69762
In 1962, college freshmen Lawrence "Larry" Kroger and Kent Dorfman seek to join a fraternity at Faber College. Finding themselves out of place at the prestigious Omega Theta Pi House's party, and rejected by other houses, they finally visit the slovenly and riotous Delta Tau Chi House, where Kent's brother was once a member, making Kent a "legacy", unable to be declined. Larry and Kent are invited to pledge and given the fraternity names "Pinto" and "Flounder," respectively, by John "Bluto" Blutarsky.
Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic
Directed by Richard Donner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Linda Blair, Larry Hagman, Verna Bloom, William Daniels, Mark Hamill, Michael Lerner
Roles Jean Hodges
Rating63% 3.1918653.1918653.1918653.1918653.191865
Sarah Travis (Linda Blair) is a 15-year-old girl dealing with feelings of isolation and inadequacy. Her parents are divorced and she has minimal contact with her alcoholic father. Sarah lives with her mother, JoAnne, and stepfather, Matt. They do not notice how lonely Sarah is. She feels overshadowed by her sister, Nancy, and wishes to live with her father.
Where Have All the People Gone, 1h14
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Peter Graves, Kathleen Denise Quinlan, Verna Bloom, Noble Willingham, Ken Sansom
Roles Jenny
Rating60% 3.0003053.0003053.0003053.0003053.000305
On a camping trip in the Sierra Nevada mountains in central California, a father (Peter Graves) and his two teenage children are exploring a cave when they experience an earthquake. After emerging, they hear from a ranch hand who was outside that there was a bright solar flash prior to the earthquake. He soon falls ill and dies, whereupon his body turns to a powdery substance. As the family comes down from the mountain to the nearest town, they discover that everyone has turned to the powdery substance inside their clothing - and there are only a few survivors left.
High Plains Drifter, 1h45
Directed by Clint Eastwood, James Fargo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror, Western
Themes Assassinat
Actors Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill, Geoffrey Lewis, Mitch Ryan, Jack Ging
Roles Sarah Belding
Rating73% 3.6996253.6996253.6996253.6996253.699625
A stranger on horseback rides into the isolated mining town of Lago. Three gun-toting men follow him into the saloon, taunting him to fight. When they follow him to the barbershop and begin threatening him, the Stranger quickly dispatches the three with little effort. Impressed with this performance, a dwarf named Mordecai, who works in the barbershop, befriends the Stranger. A woman named Callie Travers arranges to bump into the Stranger in the street, claiming loudly it was his fault. When she slaps the cigar from his mouth while insulting him, he drags her into the livery stable and has sexual relations with her in a very rough and aggressive manner (the scene is initially depicted as a rape, but by its end, the woman has clearly given her consent, as she is portrayed as an active, and seemingly enthusiastic participant in the act). Next, the Stranger rents a room at the hotel but declines to give a name to the hotelier. That night, he dreams about a man being brutally whipped. In the morning he returns to the barbershop for a bath. Callie Travers shoots at him after he is in the tub; inexplicably, he remains uninjured.
Mean Streets, 1h52
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval, Amy Robinson, Richard Romanus, Verna Bloom
Rating71% 3.5990053.5990053.5990053.5990053.599005
Charlie (Harvey Keitel) is a young Italian-American man who is trying to move up in the local New York Mafia but is hampered by his feeling of responsibility towards his reckless younger friend Johnny Boy (Robert De Niro), a small-time gambler who owes money to many loan sharks. Charlie works for his uncle Giovanni (Cesare Danova), the local caporegime, mostly collecting debts. He is also having a secret affair with Johnny Boy's cousin Teresa (Amy Robinson), who has epilepsy and is ostracized because of her condition—especially by Charlie's uncle. Charlie's uncle, a dignified man who takes his role as caporegime seriously, also wants Charlie not to be such close friends with Johnny, saying "Honorable men go with honorable men.
Badge 373
Badge 373 (1973)
, 1h55
Directed by Howard W. Koch, Howard Koch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Robert Duvall, Verna Bloom, Henry Darrow, Luis Ávalos, Tracey Walter, Orestes Matacena
Roles Maureen
Rating57% 2.8515352.8515352.8515352.8515352.851535
Eddie Ryan (Robert Duvall), a tough, no-nonsense, abrasive and racist Irish NYPD cop, has to turn in his badge after scuffling with a Puerto Rican suspect who then falls to his death from a rooftop, but that doesn't stop him from heading out on a one-man crusade to find out who killed his partner of three years, Gigi Caputo (Louis Cosentino), all the while neglecting his new live-in girlfriend, Maureen (Verna Bloom). Ryan's search leads him to Puerto Rican drug kingpin Sweet Willie (Henry Darrow), and a shipment of guns for Puerto Rican independenistas.
The Hired Hand, 1h33
Directed by Peter Fonda
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Warren Oates, Peter Fonda, Verna Bloom, Severn Darden, Ann Doran, Ted Markland
Roles Hannah Collings
Rating68% 3.4421853.4421853.4421853.4421853.442185
Harry Collings (Fonda) and Arch Harris (Oates) are two saddle tramps who have grown weary after seven years of wandering through the American Southwest. Along with a younger companion, Dan Griffen (Robert Pratt), they stop off in Del Norte, a ramshackle town in the middle of nowhere, which is run by the corrupt McVey (Severn Darden). Harris and Griffen discuss traveling to California to look for work when Collings abruptly informs them he has decided to return to the wife he left years before. Griffen temporarily leaves the two in a bar and goes to buy supplies. Some town thugs shoot him to death out of pure meanness. Collings and Harris escape, but they return that night. Collings shoots McVey in the feet, crippling him.
Medium Cool, 1h51
Directed by Haskell Wexler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about television, Political films
Actors Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill, Peter Boyle, Haskell Wexler
Roles Eileen
Rating71% 3.5952353.5952353.5952353.5952353.595235
John Cassellis is a television news cameraman. In one of the opening scenes, a group of cameramen and journalists are discussing the ethical responsibilities within their profession: When should filming a gruesome scene end and human responsibility to try to save a life begin? As viewers we are presented with issues such as violence as spectacle, political and social discontent, extreme racism, and class divisions. The film is constantly juggling documentary footage with feature film image. Among his sources, Wexler uses footage from military training camps in Illinois for military troops preparing for planned demonstrations by students and anti-war activists during the Democratic National Convention later that summer.