Beth Grant

Beth Grant Headshot

Actress

Birth Date: September 18, 1949

Age: 74 years old

Birth Place: Gadsden, Alabama

Renowned for playing a whole host of love-to-hate characters, Beth Grant began her screen career in her late 30s, but became one of the most prolific character actresses of her generation. Born in Gadsden, AL in 1949, Grant graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in acting and directing and spent most of her early years treading the boards. In 1979, she made her TV debut in trucker comedy "B.J. and the Bear" (NBC 1979-1981) but with the exception of the odd daytime TV appearance, continued to focus on her theater work during the following decade. But Grant's priorities changed after she appeared in "Rain Man" (1988), the first of three Oscar-winning Best Pictures on her resume, and by the mid-90s, she'd racked up performances in horrors "Child's Play 2" (1990) and "The Dark Half" (1993), dramas "Eating" (1990) and "Love Field" (1992) and comedies "The Wizard" (1989) and "The Boyfriend School" (1990) as well as recurring roles on sitcoms "Coach" (ABC 1989-1997) and "Delta" (ABC 1992-93). Following an unforgettable cameo in the action thriller "Speed" (1994), Grant continued to combine guest parts on TV shows such as "Friends" (NBC 1994-2004), "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" (ABC 1996-2000) and "Angel" (The WB 1999-2004) with minor but memorable big-screen roles in the likes of "To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar" (1995), "A Time To Kill" (1996) and "Lawn Dogs" (1997). Grant then landed one of her defining roles when she was cast as the highly-strung Sparkle Motion mom in cult classic "Donnie Darko" (2001), and after adding to her extensive and eclectic filmography with small parts in blockbuster "Pearl Harbor" (2001), baseball flick "The Rookie" (2002) and black comedy "Daltry Calhoun" (2005), made a similar lasting impression as uptight Pageant Official Jenkins in "Little Miss Sunshine" (2006). In the same year of her career, she had a memorable guest spot on the cult favorite sitcom "My Name Is Earl" (NBC 2005-08), played Dr. Inga Von Westphalen in another Richard Kelly mindbender, "Southland Tales" (2006) and portrayed Andy Warhol's mother Julia in Edie Sedgwick biopic "Factory Girl" (2006). Following a ten-episode stint as opinionated grocery store owner Gracie Leigh in "Jericho" (CBS, 2006-08), Grant went onto play Carla Jean's mother in the Coen Brothers' Academy Award-winning "No Country For Old Men" (2007) and Mrs. Horowitz in the Razzie-winning "All About Steve" (2009), and star alongside her husband Michael Chieffo in the quirky comedy she also produced, "Herpes Boy" (2009). After appearing as Peppy's maid in silent movie homage "The Artist" (2011) and starring opposite James Franco in "As I Lay Dying" (2013), Grant was promoted to series regular on "The Mindy Project" (Fox 2012- ) as abrasive nurse Beverly.

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Mayfair Witches: Cast Diaries

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Carlotta Mayfair
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2024

Carol & The End of the WorldStream

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Pauline
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2023
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Mayfair WitchesStream

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Carlotta Mayfair
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2023
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Better Call Saul Presents: Slippin' Jimmy

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2022

Willy's Wonderland

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Sheriff Lund
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2021

Words on Bathroom Walls

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Sister Catherine
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2020

Fully Realized HumansStream

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Tipper
Movie
2020
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Wander Darkly

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Patty Healy
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2020

The Adventures of Thomasina Sawyer

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Ms. Dobbins
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2020

William

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Dr. Godwin Thomas
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2019

Andover

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Rebecca
Movie
2018

Domain

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Nadine
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2017

Heartland

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Crystal
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2017

Lucky

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Elaine
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2017

Tenn

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Edwina Williams
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2017

The Labyrinth

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Betsy
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2017

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Lady Bird Johnson
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2016
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Great Plains

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Tess
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2016

A Mother's Escape

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Tess
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2016

6 Love Stories

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Meg Albright
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2016

Odyssea

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Woman
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2015

Addicted to Fresno

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Tilda
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2015

Band of Robbers

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Widow Douglas
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2015

Consumed

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Kristin Kessler
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2015

The Bridge Partner

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Mattie Whalen
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2015

Faults

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Evelyn
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2014

The Midnight Swim

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Amelia Brooks
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2014

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Myra
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2013
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Out West

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Tiffany Alcott
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2013

Miss Dial

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Mrs. Wojiechowski
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As I Lay Dying

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2013

Szalone Serce

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Jo Ann
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2012

The Mindy ProjectStream

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Beverly
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2012
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The Mindy ProjectStream

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2012
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Blues for Willadean

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Willadean Winkler
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2012

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2012

The ArtistStream

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Peppy's Maid
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2011
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Life of Lemon

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Phyllis
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2011

Valley of the Sun

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Deb
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2011

JustifiedStream

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2010
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Operation: Endgame

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Susan
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2010

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Maxine
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2009
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All About SteveStream

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Mrs. Horowitz
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2009
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Mary
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2009

Dear Lemon Lima

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2009

In My Sleep

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Evelyn
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2009

Herpes Boy

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Mom
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2009

Herpes Boy

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2009

Sordid Lives: The Series

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2008

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Candy
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2008

Henry Poole Is Here

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Josie
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2008

Polar Opposites

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General Railen
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2008

Pushing DaisiesStream

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2007
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Drive

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2007

The Better Show

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2007

No Country for Old MenStream

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Carla Jean's Mother
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2007
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Welcome to Paradise

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Frances
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2007

The Ungodly

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Emma Lemac
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2007

DexterStream

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Donna Randall
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2006
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JerichoStream

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2006
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Hard Scrambled

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Alice
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2006

La chute de la maison Usher

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Mrs. Hill
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2006

Southland TalesStream

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Dr. Inga Von Westphalen/Marion Card
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2006
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Running With Scissors

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Winnie
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2006

Little Miss SunshineStream

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Nancy Jenkins
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2006
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Factory Girl

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Julia Warhola
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2006

Hot Tamale

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Dori Woodriff
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2006

The House of Usher

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Mrs. Thatcher
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2006

Criminal Minds: EvolutionStream

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2005

My Name Is EarlStream

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Lorraine Mariano
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2005
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BonesStream

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Lizbeth Harding
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2005
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Grey's AnatomyStream

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2005
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The OfficeStream

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Dwight's Babysitter
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2005
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American DadStream

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MediumStream

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2005

Homefront

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2005

Hard Pill

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Mom
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2005

Our Very Own

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Virginia Kendal
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2005

Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend

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Angela Hobbs
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2005

Daltry Calhoun

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Aunt Dee
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2005

Wonderfalls

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2004
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The Pitts

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2003

Matchstick Men

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Laundry Lady
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2003

The RookieStream

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Jimmy's Mother
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2002
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The Rising Place

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Melvina Pou
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2002

Evil Alien Conquerors

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Sheila
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2002

According to JimStream

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2001

Six Feet UnderStream

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2001
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Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man

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Louisa Ashland
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Mrs. Cole
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2001

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2001

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AngelStream

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Judging Amy

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Ruby
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Maggie Winters

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1998

Buddy Faro

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1998

Maximum Bob

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1998

Two Guys and a Girl

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1998
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Making Sandwiches

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Mrs. Hellman
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1998

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Lovejoy
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1998

Michael Hayes

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1997

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Tilly Hill
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1997

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Stephanie
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1997

To Dance With Olivia

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1997

Lawn Dogs

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1997

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1996

Something So Right

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1995

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Loretta
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1995
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FriendsStream

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Lizzy
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1994
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SpeedStream

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Helen
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1994
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1993

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Iris Finster
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1993
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The Dark Half

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Shayla Beaumont
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1993

Delta

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1992

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Roz Kincaid
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1992

Love FieldStream

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Hazel
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1992
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Fall From Grace

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Paulene
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Babette
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Miss Kettlewell
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1990
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CoachStream

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The Golden GirlsStream

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Terry Franco
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Mr. Belvedere

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Murder, She WroteStream

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1984

HunterStream

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Dottie Pinder
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1984

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