Beatrice Straight

Beatrice Straight

  • Born on
    • August 2nd, 1914
  • Died on
    • April 7th, 2001
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.


Acting (12 Credits)

1991Deceived as Adrienne's Mother
1986Power as Claire Hastings
1985Chiller as Marion Creighton
1983Two of a Kind as Ruth
1982Poltergeist as Dr. Lesh
1981Endless Love as Rose Axelrod
1980The Formula as Kay Neeley
1979Bloodline as Kate Erling
1976Network as Louise Schumacher
1959The Nun's Story as Mother Christophe
1956Patterns as Nancy Staples
1952Phone Call from a Stranger as Claire Fortness

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