Frances Lee McCain

Born in York, Pennsylvania, Frances Lee McCain traveled the country growing up, living in New York, Illinois, Colorado and California. She studied philosophy at Ripon College before moving to London to attend the ... Read more »
Born: 07/27/1944

Filmography

Actor (40)

Patch Adams 1998 (Movie)

Judy (Actor)

Scream 1996 (Movie)

Mrs Riley (Actor)

Second Chances 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Poisoned By Love: The Kern County Murders 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Leap of Faith 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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It Takes Two 1988 (Movie)

Joyce Rogers (Actor)

Agatha Christie's "Murder in Three Acts" 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Father's Day 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Stand By Me 1986 (Movie)

Mrs Lachance (Actor)

Back to the Future 1985 (Movie)

Stella Baines (Actor)

The Rape of Richard Beck 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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All the Kids Do It 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Footloose 1984 (Movie)

Ethel MacCormack (Actor)

Gremlins 1984 (Movie)

Lynn Peltzer (Actor)

Two of a Kind 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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All the Way Home 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Tex 1982 (Movie)

Mrs. Johnson (Actor)

Honky Tonk Freeway 1981 (Movie)

Claire Calo (Actor)

Portrait of a Rebel: Margaret Sanger 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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13 Queens Boulevard 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Real Life 1979 (Movie)

Jeanette Yeager (Actor)

Secrets 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Apple's Way 1973 - 1975 (TV Show)

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A Fighting Choice (TV Show)

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At Mother's Request (TV Show)

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Can You Feel Me Dancing? (TV Show)

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Dying to Love You (TV Show)

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First Steps (TV Show)

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Marian Rose White (TV Show)

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No Other Love (TV Show)

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Scandal in a Small Town (TV Show)

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Single Bars, Single Women (TV Show)

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The Lookalike (TV Show)

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Three's Company (TV Show)

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Biography

Born in York, Pennsylvania, Frances Lee McCain traveled the country growing up, living in New York, Illinois, Colorado and California. She studied philosophy at Ripon College before moving to London to attend the Central School of Speech and Drama. Returning to New York, she was cast in the Broadway production of Woody Allen's "Play It Again, Sam" before moving to San Francisco to join the permanent troupe of the American Conservatory Theater. After starring in a well-received production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" opposite Jon Voight and Faye Dunaway, she began landing TV roles, starting with an episode of "The Mod Squad". In 1974, she was given the lead role in her own series, "Apple's Way", on which she played the wife of an architect who moved from Los Angeles to a small town in Iowa. After the series ended, McCain moved on to a number of film roles, including a part in Albert Brooks's first film, "Real Life". Throughout the 1980s, McCain landed parts playing mothers in flicks like "Footloose" and "Gremlins". She tapered off her acting career over the next few decades, but had some notable parts in the first "Scream" movie and the TV series "Second Chances". In 2000, she returned to school, earning a Master's in Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She continues to act for the stage in San Francisco.

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