Any stories about this actress?
|by Anonymous||reply 140||March 4, 2023 11:06 PM|
She was great.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||January 24, 2023 2:44 AM|
r1 Yes, yes she was.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||January 24, 2023 2:53 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||January 24, 2023 2:54 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 4||January 24, 2023 2:54 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 5||January 24, 2023 2:57 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 6||January 24, 2023 2:58 AM|
I remember best as Marilla Cuthbert in Anne Of Green Gables (1985)
|by Anonymous||reply 7||January 24, 2023 2:58 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 8||January 24, 2023 2:58 AM|
(Oh, how I've fought with people that love Anne with an E)
|by Anonymous||reply 9||January 24, 2023 2:59 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 10||January 24, 2023 3:05 AM|
She hit me in the head with a fondue pot.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||January 24, 2023 3:08 AM|
I know she did other things but I loved Marilla with Rachel Lynde.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||January 24, 2023 3:21 AM|
She doesn't look a thing like her son. Neither does the son's father. What's up with that?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||January 24, 2023 3:22 AM|
A lot of people don't look like their parents, R13. Campbell has his father's eyes.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||January 24, 2023 3:45 AM|
r12 I think her and (Richard Farnsworth) Matthew were perfectly cast...
|by Anonymous||reply 15||January 24, 2023 3:50 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 16||January 24, 2023 3:50 AM|
r12 The pudding - teacher dinner scene... I can't find an adequate link for it but it just captures all of the actors well.
Or when Rachel got told off after the ranting about the raspberry cordial
|by Anonymous||reply 17||January 24, 2023 3:56 AM|
Don't fuck with me, Dewhurst!
|by Anonymous||reply 18||January 24, 2023 4:00 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 19||January 24, 2023 4:01 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 20||January 24, 2023 4:09 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 21||January 24, 2023 4:10 AM|
Amazing actress but scared the shit out of me as the Archangel in The Nun's Story.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||January 24, 2023 4:13 AM|
What's that movie where she is the mother of a bad guy and she appears brandishing a rifle?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||January 24, 2023 4:37 AM|
Ah - The Dead Zone.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||January 24, 2023 4:39 AM|
Not a rifle, a revolver.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||January 24, 2023 4:42 AM|
Why aren’t her Anne of Green Gables films available on streaming in the US? They’re classics.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||January 24, 2023 4:55 AM|
MEDDLING in other peoples affairs!
|by Anonymous||reply 27||January 24, 2023 4:56 AM|
R14 No, not a lot. Most people look like their parents.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||January 24, 2023 5:06 AM|
I think Campbell smiles like his mother. George was not much of a smiler.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||January 24, 2023 5:20 AM|
She had a real presence and GRAVITAS.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||January 24, 2023 6:25 AM|
She was a very handsome woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||January 24, 2023 6:40 AM|
She was so handsome she looked like a man.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||January 24, 2023 6:53 AM|
Her gravel voice was the inspiration for Harvey Feirstein.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||January 24, 2023 6:54 AM|
My husband took piano lessons with Campbell when they were kids (Bedford, NY). His mother used to chat with Colleen while waiting for the lesson to be over. She said she was very nice and down to Earth. My husband didn’t like Campbell. None of the other kids did either. Said he was aloof and whined a lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||January 24, 2023 1:39 PM|
R34- You do have to admit he had a nice ass in Longtime Companion when he took off hit bathing suit to swim in the ocean.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||January 24, 2023 1:41 PM|
I would agree, R35!
|by Anonymous||reply 36||January 24, 2023 1:43 PM|
Loved huh. A national treasure.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||January 24, 2023 3:02 PM|
She was a Christian Scientist so she refused all medical treatment. Stupid, because the cervical cancer that killed her could've been easily treatable and survivable.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||January 24, 2023 4:20 PM|
An actor I worked with told me he worked with her and George C. Scott, said nut job George got mad at her and chased her all around the theater and out the stage door and down the street.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||January 24, 2023 4:27 PM|
I saw her in two plays (one was Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf) and tbh I liked her better on TV and in movies. She was okay onstage, I don't know why but I wasn't that impressed.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||January 24, 2023 4:29 PM|
Someone upthread posted that Colleen looked like a man. She may not have aged well (or we unaccustomed to a naturally aged face), but she was a very attractive young woman and for a time had a sensuous/earthy quality.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||January 24, 2023 5:03 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 42||January 24, 2023 5:05 PM|
I never thought she looked like a man. She did have a deep, rough-sounding voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||January 24, 2023 8:10 PM|
Never looked like a man.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||January 24, 2023 8:49 PM|
R34- Here it is- his Nice ass
Play the video
|by Anonymous||reply 45||January 24, 2023 9:06 PM|
Loved her. I mentioned her name out loud a few days ago and suddenly heres a thread. I also mentioned im against people having kids for their own selfish reasons, and there was suddenly a thread. This happens a lot. Anyway i loved Coleen and Megan Follows in Anne of Green Gables...they just came out of nowhere one xmas yet so many people found it and loved it. 😍
|by Anonymous||reply 46||January 24, 2023 9:27 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 47||January 24, 2023 9:34 PM|
[quote] Based on the life of Kitty O'Neil (Stockard Channing), a young girl who overcame her deafness to become one of the top stuntwomen in Hollywood, and the holder of the women's land-speed record for driving a rocket-powered racing car.
mother played by Colleen Dewhurst
|by Anonymous||reply 48||January 24, 2023 9:37 PM|
She has some kind of speech impediment. Does she say her Vs like W?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||January 24, 2023 9:38 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 50||January 24, 2023 9:43 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 51||January 24, 2023 9:46 PM|
R46 A glitch in the matrix.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||January 24, 2023 9:58 PM|
Colleen Dewhurst - Sword of Gideon - 1986
|by Anonymous||reply 53||January 24, 2023 10:02 PM|
She gave one of the greatest stage performances I've ever seen in A Moon For The Misbegotten, with Jason Robards and Ed Flanders.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||January 24, 2023 10:13 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 55||January 24, 2023 10:20 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 56||January 24, 2023 10:28 PM|
I think she was one of our last "actresses" here in the states - they still exist in England. She was comfortable on stage (I've been told her work with O'Neill's scripts was tremendous). She could also do film and TV. She can be funny, incredibly scary and Anne's adoptive mother in Green Gables. Marvelous.
I saw her in "You Can't Take it With You" in NYC decades ago - delightful production. She was effervesant as the Russian countess, who arrives to make blintzes.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||January 24, 2023 10:31 PM|
Wow, some of you are really fucking old to have seen her on stage.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||January 24, 2023 10:33 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 59||January 24, 2023 10:35 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 60||January 24, 2023 10:38 PM|
Publisher: Scribner (April 29, 2002) Length: 400 pages ISBN13: 9780743242707
|by Anonymous||reply 61||January 24, 2023 10:41 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 62||January 24, 2023 10:44 PM|
the degrees of separation.... seriously
|by Anonymous||reply 63||January 24, 2023 10:48 PM|
I saw her onstage in "Moon for the Misbegotten." All I remember is that she was barefoot and had a big laugh and seemed to be an Earth Mother.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||January 24, 2023 11:02 PM|
[quote] had a big laugh
from her big jaw.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||January 24, 2023 11:12 PM|
She won her first Tony the first she was nominated, for "All the Way Home" in 1961.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||January 24, 2023 11:13 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 67||January 24, 2023 11:21 PM|
r67 on mobile and streaming devices, you can find the movies on cinema, beetv, most of the questionable apks.
It might end up being the only place in a few years time without being split between exuberant fees for each service and costs for individual episodes skyrocketing with this... like paramount since creating their streaming network has seemingly scrubbed the net of the love boat. She was in two episodes. season 8 episode 11 & 12.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||January 24, 2023 11:47 PM|
The NYT back in 1967 claimed that Colleen Dewhurst Outshone Ingrid Bergman in O'Neill Play.
I bet that was because Dewhurst kept on walking into Ingrid's light.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||January 24, 2023 11:57 PM|
The Moon for the Misbegotten is one of those plays that you're supposed to admire but is a chore to sit through. Even with CD and Jason Robards in the cast.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||January 25, 2023 12:02 AM|
r70 it is slow to start but has its moments midway thru
|by Anonymous||reply 71||January 25, 2023 12:05 AM|
Her reaction at 9:00 in R67 is charming.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||January 25, 2023 12:09 AM|
I was in New York in 1983 and saw You Can't Take it With You on stage. My strongest memory is Jason Robards walking in the street in the daytime and smiling at me as I passed and recognized him. My hotel was in the Broadway district.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||January 25, 2023 12:11 AM|
Fantastic smokers voice. She was one tough broad.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||January 25, 2023 12:15 AM|
Was she a self-centered megalomaniac?
|by Anonymous||reply 75||January 25, 2023 12:26 AM|
[quote]My strongest memory is Jason Robards walking in the street in the daytime and smiling at me as I passed and recognized him. My hotel was in the Broadway district.
Fascinating. Start your own fucking thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||January 25, 2023 12:43 AM|
r72 That was her gift, she could communicate so much with so little.
her acting itself was spotty at times in performance to performance but her body language, movement was always stellar. A lot of actresses are afraid to look ugly, afraid to react, afraid to laugh, screram or cry on camera or in front of an audience. She would let loose. Or with Marilla, so tightly wound and yet also fidgety, repressed and ready to explode. . . that quiver in her voice that sounded as if she was frustrated and on the verge of tears, whenever she spoke
|by Anonymous||reply 77||January 25, 2023 12:43 AM|
r75 As much as any other performer. She was the stereotype of the bohemian artist with a touch of a sailor's wife or house madam. . . flightly and always moving, introspective and focused on her craft, with a whiskey voice and a cigarette always nearby, with bawdy stories to tell and a wild infectious laugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||January 25, 2023 12:48 AM|
R78- That's the definition of a BROAD.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||January 25, 2023 12:50 AM|
She was a classy broad.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||January 25, 2023 12:53 AM|
A drunk George C. Scott would beat Colleen black and blue.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||January 25, 2023 12:54 AM|
R77- You torture me. I was getting into the scene and the show and then the video ended.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||January 25, 2023 12:55 AM|
r82 I've tried looking for popup free streaming options, even a few of the sites that play ads of the full thing. That bloody teachers dinner and Marilla's reaction....
or the 2nd one with frenemy teacher coworker -- I really wish they expanded on that story with Ms Brooks more...
Or Diana's great aunt and her love of Anne-girl... more so than her great niece.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||January 25, 2023 1:02 AM|
George C. Scott beat the shit out of Ava Gardner when they were dating. Frank Sinatra intervened - he told Scott that if he ever went near Gardner again he would be a dead man.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||January 25, 2023 1:03 AM|
She was absolutely lovely in person. I met her when she emceed a small fundraiser that was a private Natalie Cole concert. Randomly , it was hosted by the Limited’s Lex Wexner and we all met Jeffrey Epstein that night too. He was a nobody then, it was pre-island and only a little money. It was in the first couple of years of hanging out with Wexner.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||January 25, 2023 1:12 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 86||January 25, 2023 1:16 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 87||January 25, 2023 1:27 AM|
R44 You really think that looks like a man?
|by Anonymous||reply 88||January 25, 2023 1:29 AM|
She lacked discipline as a punching bag.
In two marriages to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||January 25, 2023 1:32 AM|
I've always gotten a kick out of the fact that the two Emmys she won in 1989, for Murphy Brown and Those She Left Behind, were for performances that aired on the same night.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||January 25, 2023 1:39 AM|
r85 did you rail lines with Natalie?
|by Anonymous||reply 91||January 25, 2023 1:41 AM|
Her voice and Bergen's matched up well. Bergen's parents said the only thing she learned to do in her Swiss boarding school was smoke and drink.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||January 25, 2023 1:42 AM|
We'll have to do a side thread on Candice Bergen, but Edgar and Frances were kinda cunts, weren't they?
|by Anonymous||reply 93||January 25, 2023 1:44 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 94||January 25, 2023 1:50 AM|
Here's a story about Colleen Dewhurst for you, OP.
When I was a young gayling watching Murphy Brown, I gasped with shocked delight when THE Marilla Cuthbert came on as Avery Brown. I may have even jumped up and down while clasping my chest. My father, who enjoyed watching Anne of Green Gables with me, was amused that I didn't realize she acted in other parts.
When she died, I was inconsolable, and sobbed when Murphy named the baby after her.
Not the type of story you were searching for, but the only one I have to offer. I will always adore that woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||January 25, 2023 1:51 AM|
Gently, R95, do you allow your Dad's amusement might have been about something else entirely?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||January 25, 2023 2:10 AM|
you can't take it with you (1984)
|by Anonymous||reply 97||January 25, 2023 6:48 AM|
R97 - thanks for the link. That's the production I saw with my parents! Similar story to R95's but with a different actor. When the character Tony Kirby arrived on stage, I gasped, because it was the same actor who played Mike Roy on All My Children (and I loved Mike Roy) - Nicolas Surovy. For all of the famous people on stage, I thought it was so cool that Surovy was doing TV during the day and a Broadway show at night.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||January 25, 2023 9:36 AM|
I loved that TV movie she did with Farrah Fawcett where she played Farrah’s mother in law.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||January 25, 2023 11:12 AM|
[QUOTE]Her voice and Bergen's matched up well. Bergen's parents said the only thing she learned to do in her Swiss boarding school was smoke and drink.
This is BS about her voice. I smoked and drank and my voice hasn't changed in 40 years. Back when everyone smoked a lot, they all didn't sound like Colleen Dewhurst (or the older Lucille Ball). Those of you who push this line 24/7 ought to realize that.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||January 25, 2023 10:07 PM|
There should be a Colleen Dewhurst Channel.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||January 25, 2023 10:14 PM|
She was great in When a Stranger Calls. Colleen Dewhurst and Charles Durning turned the movie from C list to A list. Scary and wonderful.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||January 25, 2023 10:28 PM|
[quote]Why aren’t her Anne of Green Gables films available on streaming in the US? They’re classics.
R26, they're available to rent or buy as stand-alone films, trilogy, or bundle on Gazebo, unfortunately, there is no option to buy only the first two films as a bundle. Gazebo also has free content:
[quote][bold]Free Previews of Anne of Green Gables[/bold] Enjoy the first 15 minutes of Anne of Green Gables for free.
This includes Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story, and Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning Preview
[quote][bold]Unforgettable Anne Moments:[/bold] A series of fans' favorite moments from the films.
[quote][bold]Green Gables: Behind The Scenes:[/bold] Exclusive never before seen archival footage. Find out everything you need to know about how the iconic Anne of Green Gables movies were created.
[quote][bold]The Missing Story of Marilla Cuthbert:[/bold] In this stand alone episode from Road to Avonlea, Marilla passes away and Rachel is left with Green Gables and the two young children they have adopted. This story provides the missing link in the chronology of the Green Gables films; between Anne of Avonlea (Anne II) and Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (Anne III).
Registration is required to watch free content, I haven't watched any of it so I can't say how it is. I own the "Anne of Green Gables" and "Anne of Avonlea" DVDs but have also considered buying digital copies.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||January 25, 2023 10:58 PM|
I defy you bitches not to mist up for this:
|by Anonymous||reply 104||January 25, 2023 11:42 PM|
Or this... Dewhurst uses her voice like a delicately played instrument.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||January 25, 2023 11:44 PM|
Her JAW is bigger and WIDER than Rachel Kempson's.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||January 26, 2023 12:09 AM|
couldn't stand Megan Swallows
|by Anonymous||reply 107||January 26, 2023 12:23 AM|
I saw her in Long Day’s Journey into Night.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||January 26, 2023 1:17 AM|
She was so totally miscast as Marilla.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||January 26, 2023 1:47 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 110||January 26, 2023 3:11 AM|
R110 To whom are you shrieking?
|by Anonymous||reply 111||January 26, 2023 3:14 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 112||January 26, 2023 3:23 AM|
R109- She WAS Marilla Cuthbert
|by Anonymous||reply 113||January 26, 2023 4:26 AM|
Much as I love Colleen, the quintessential Marilla was Helen Westley in the 1934 movie version.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||January 26, 2023 3:56 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 115||January 26, 2023 3:57 PM|
Megan Follows was brilliant in Long Day's Journey Into Night.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||January 26, 2023 4:13 PM|
R114, some of us weren't actually born then.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||January 26, 2023 7:21 PM|
Colleen IS Marilla and Richard Farnsworth IS Matthew, even though he's an American.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||January 26, 2023 10:32 PM|
R118 Thanks for getting us back to Colleen. I appreciate the opinions about actors in the same roles but the thread is about Colleen.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||January 26, 2023 11:14 PM|
Is Colleen a true Irish colleen?
|by Anonymous||reply 120||January 26, 2023 11:21 PM|
No, she was NOT Marilla. She was too hearty.
But then that whole series was a travesty.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||January 26, 2023 11:53 PM|
I found this LAME ASS version of Anne Of Green Gables from 1975- TEN years before the best version. Anne is played by an actress who looks 35 years old. The Marilla in this sounds like an amateur in small town production. What sayeth the dl about this version?
|by Anonymous||reply 122||January 27, 2023 3:35 AM|
Actually this is Anne Of Avonlea- Anne is still FAR too old and this version still SUCKS ASS.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||January 27, 2023 3:36 AM|
[quote] SUCKS ASS.
An American slang idiom. Not to be done literally.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||January 27, 2023 3:42 AM|
I work for one of the largest international film festivals in the Country, and a few years back she visited. She was connected to one of the independent films we had. She was lovely. She insisted we close the office at noon on a Saturday and took the entire staff and interns out to lunch (not cheap) - she was friendly and kind....loved her
|by Anonymous||reply 125||January 27, 2023 4:30 AM|
Campbell was beautiful and should have had a bigger career.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||January 27, 2023 4:47 AM|
Campbell was the Armie Hammer of his era.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||January 27, 2023 7:02 AM|
[quote]Wow, some of you are really fucking old to have seen her on stage.
Tell us you're not the sharpest knife in the drawer without telling us you're not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||January 27, 2023 7:42 AM|
[quote]Wow, some of you are really fucking old to have seen her on stage.
Imagine how old that makes her!
|by Anonymous||reply 129||January 27, 2023 7:54 AM|
That’s the BBC version of Anne of Avonlea. They also did Anne of Green Gables, but it’s lost.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||January 27, 2023 10:57 AM|
She voiced Pazuzu in Exorcist III.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||January 27, 2023 1:00 PM|
She was born in Canada.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||January 28, 2023 3:02 PM|
This thread prompted me to read her autobiography, which is pretty good. She died before she finished writing it, so the editor Tom Viola interviewed her friends and family (including both sons and her last partner) and deftly interspersed their perspectives with her own. After she and George C. Scott divorced for the second time, a gay couple, antiques dealers she knew from Greenwich Village, moved in with her at "The Farm" in South Salem, NY, and helped raise her sons. Another gay man, whom she met when she was in Malibu and he knocked on her door randomly looking for work as a housecleaner, eventually moved to the Farm too and stayed for over a decade, trying to keep her chaotic house in order and in the process becoming a close friend. When she was President of Actors' Equity in the 1980s, she helped spur fundraising for AIDS support, and writes very movingly of the death of her friend the actor Orrin Reiley in 1984 at age 37, who was the first person she knew who had AIDS. She was a very loyal friend and by instinct a positive force in her personal and professional circles, although she memorably recounts her epic dust-ups with the directors Alan Schneider (on "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe") and Nikos Psacharopoulos (on "The Cherry Orchard"). Like Scott, she drank way too much for way too long, but sobered up in her last couple of years when she was battling cancer. Her mother had been a Christian Science "practitioner," and, surprisingly, her own misplaced faith in this religion led her to reject the advice of her oncologists. She worked for money when she had to, but even then would only take parts where she believed she could somehow create a interesting character, even if the script wasn't great. She had no regrets about turning down the role of Nurse Ratched in the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," telling her disappointed agent who called her when Louise Fletcher won an Oscar for her performance, "Don't worry about it. I wouldn't have won it. You can't play someone you hate."
|by Anonymous||reply 133||February 20, 2023 6:16 AM|
R133- What you said is very interesting. I can imagine her as Nurse Ratched. I can picture Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford as Nurse Ratched
DON'T FUCK WITH ME FELLAS!
|by Anonymous||reply 134||February 20, 2023 2:55 PM|
I loved her so much as an actress. After seeing her play Murphy's mother and the mother in And Baby Makes Six, I wanted her as my mother. I truly think she brought realness and warmth to every character she played. Thank god for YouTube!
|by Anonymous||reply 135||March 2, 2023 3:52 PM|
^I forgot to mention Ice Castles too. I haven't seen it in many years but I remember watching that movie over and over. Colleen was great and motherlike I remember.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||March 2, 2023 4:05 PM|
Um, R135, don't ever watch the movie The Dead Zone... she's not very nice in that! And she plays a mother.
But I agree, she had a very warm quality that just cam off the screen.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||March 2, 2023 6:05 PM|
It's that I gargle glass voice and the whole earth mother demeanour.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||March 2, 2023 6:10 PM|
It's a real nice ham this year, Ma.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||March 2, 2023 9:47 PM|
Colleen played mother to Candice, Diane and Stockard.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||March 4, 2023 11:06 PM|