From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Charlotte Rae
Charlotte Rae Lubotsky was born on April 22, 1926, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Russian Jewish immigrants Esther (née Ottenstein), who was a childhood friend of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, and Meyer Lubotsky, a retail tire business owner. She is one of three sisters, along with Miriam and the late Beverly (December 21, 1921 – June 2, 1998).
She graduated from Shorewood High School in 1944. For the first ten years or so of her life, Rae's family lived in Milwaukee, then moved to Shorewood, Wisconsin. She did radio work and was with the Wauwatosa Children's Theatre. At 16, she was an apprentice with the Port Players, a professional theater company that came for the summer to Milwaukee, with several established actors such as Morton DaCosta, who would eventually direct The Music Man on Broadway.
Rae attended Northwestern University, although she did not complete her studies, where she met Cloris Leachman, ... Show more...
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Runtime: 101 min.
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Veteran character actor and Tony Award winner, Mary Louise Wilson, age 79, teaches her first acting class to skeptical members of the YouTube generation, smashing their red carpet illusions and challenging them to bring emotional honesty into their acting. Features interviews with Frances McDormand, Melissa Leo, Tyne Daly, Estelle Parsons, Valerie Harper and playwright Doug Wright, discussing what it means ...
Runtime: 74 min.
Directed by: Ron Nyswaner
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Runtime: 83 min.
Directed by: Christian Charles
As: Mrs. Greenhouse
An Israeli counterterrorism soldier with a secretly fabulous ambition to become a Manhattan hairstylist. Zohan's desire runs so deep that he'll do anything -- including faking his own death and going head-to-head with an Arab cab driver -- to make his dreams come true.
Runtime: 113 min.
Directed by: Dennis Dugan
Inspired by the picturesque paintings of Thomas Kinkade, The Christmas Cottage tells the semi-autobiographical tale of how a young boy is propelled to launch a career as an artist after he learns that his mother is in danger of losing the family home.
Runtime: 103 min.
Directed by: Michael Campus
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Runtime: 91 min.
Directed by: Noel Nosseck
As: Lola Miller
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Runtime: 104 min.
Directed by: Douglas Schwartz
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Runtime: 87 min.
Directed by: Paul Aaron
As: Miss Cackle
Mildred is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can't seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers. The headmistress of the school, Miss Cackle, has an evil twin sister (Agatha) who plans to destroy the school. Can Mildred foil the plan before the Grand Wizard (Tim Curry) comes to the Academy for the Halloween celebration you'll never forget?!!
Runtime: 70 min.
Directed by: Robert Young
As: Mary Tom Chism
The only black family living in a small midwestern town at the turn of the century confront prejudice, as seen through the eyes of the young daughter.
Runtime: 120 min.
Directed by: Robert Thompson
As: Edna Garrett
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Runtime: 94 min.
Directed by: Asaad Kelada
As: Lady in Pink
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Runtime: 121 min.
Directed by: Miloš Forman
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Runtime: 120 min.
Directed by: Mel Stuart
An all-star educational film about the positive side of hiring people with disabilities. A board sit and watch the film Michael Keaton's character's assembled to sell companies on hiring the handicapped, which takes "a different approach" by combining several approaches--most of them suggested by Hollywood personalities.
Runtime: 21 min.
Directed by: Fern Field
A middle-aged woman finds herself simply a widow, a grandmother and a person when a friend takes her to the Stardust Ballroom, a dance hall which recreates the music and atmosphere of the 1940s. There she encounters a most unlikely Prince Charming, a middle-aged mailman. With this encounter, life takes on a new meaning for the film's heroine.
Runtime: 98 min.
Directed by: Sam O'Steen
As: Mrs. Mellish
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Runtime: 82 min.
Directed by: Woody Allen
As: Bella Star
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Runtime: 86 min.
Directed by: George Bloomfield
As: Myrtle Ruth
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Runtime: 88 min.
Dustin Hoffman stars in this television adaptation of Ivan Turgenev's tale about Dmitri Zoditch, a simple manuscript reader at a publishing house whose grand dreams don't square with his dead-end job and miserable apartment. When he's assigned to read the diary of a nobleman, he finds bitter parallels between his own pathetic existence and the wasted life described in the journal. Michael Tolan and ...
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Runtime: 10 min.
Directed by: Mal Wittman