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Beatrice Straight

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Beatrice Whitney Straight (August 2, 1914 – April 7, 2001) was an American theatre, film, and television actress. Hers remains the shortest acting performance in a film to win an Oscar. In her winning role in the 1976 film Network, she was on screen for five minutes and forty seconds. She also received an Emmy nomination for her role in The Dain Curse. Straight can also be recognized as Dr. Lesh in Poltergeist. Description above from the Wikipedia article Beatrice Straight, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Aug 2, 1914 In Old Westbury, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Studio One 1948-11-07
Latest Project:
Movie Deceived 1991-09-27
Known For
Poster of King's Crossing
Poster of The Young Lovers
Poster of Patterns
Poster of King Lear
Movie Deceived Adrienne's Mother 1991-09-27
Movie Power Claire Hastings 1986-01-31
Movie Under Siege Margaret Sloan 1986-02-09
Series Robert Kennedy & His Times Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy 1985-01-27
Movie Chiller Marion Creighton 1985-05-22
Movie The Princess and the Pea Queen Veronica / Woman in Museum 1984-04-16
Movie Two of a Kind Ruth 1983-01-01
Series King's Crossing 1982-01-16
Movie Poltergeist Dr. Lesh 1982-06-04
Movie Endless Love Rose Axelrod 1981-07-17
Movie The Formula Kay Neeley 1980-12-19
Movie The Promise Marion Hillyard 1979-03-08
Movie Bloodline Kate Erling 1979-06-29
Series The Dain Curse Alice Dain Leggett 1978-05-22
Series The Andros Targets Unknown 1977-01-31
Movie Killer on Board Beatrice Richmond 1977-10-10
Movie The World of Darkness Joanna Sanford 1977-04-17
Movie Network Louise Schumacher 1976-11-01
Series Beacon Hill 1975-08-25
Series Wonder Woman Unknown 1975-11-07
Movie The Borrowers Mrs. Crampfurl 1973-12-14
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Series Felony Squad Unknown 1966-09-12
Movie The Young Lovers Mrs. Burns 1964-11-12
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Movie The Nun's Story Mother Christophe 1959-06-18
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie Patterns Nancy Staples 1956-03-27
Movie The Silken Affair Theora 1956-10-02
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Series Inner Sanctum Unknown 1954-01-09
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie King Lear Goneril 1953-10-18
Movie Phone Call from a Stranger Claire Fortness 1952-02-01
Series Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Series Love of Life 1951-09-24
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series Suspense Unknown 1949-01-06
Series Lights Out Unknown 1949-07-19
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07