Penelope Milford

Actor
Stage-trained Penelope Milford made her feature debut in Frank Perry's "Man on a Swing" (1974) and three years later earned an Academy Award nomination (Best Supporting Actress) as Jane Fonda's fellow hospital worker ... Read more »
Born: 03/23/1948 in St Louis, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (17)

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Part II 1998 (Movie)

Woman in Woods (Actor)

Night of the Lawyers 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Normal Life 1996 (Movie)

Adele Anderson (Actor)

Cold Justice 1991 (Movie)

Eileen (Actor)

Miss Missouri 1990 (Movie)

Ann (Actor)

Heathers 1989 (Movie)

Pauline Fleming (Actor)

The Burning Bed 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Link 1984 (Movie)

Dr Julie Warren (Actor)

The Golden Seal 1982 (Movie)

Tania Lee (Actor)

Endless Love 1981 (Movie)

Ingrid Ochester (Actor)

Take This Job and Shove It 1981 (Movie)

Lenore Meade (Actor)

Coming Home 1978 (Movie)

Viola Munson (Actor)

The Last Word 1978 (Movie)

Denise Travis (Actor)

Valentino 1977 (Movie)

Lorna Sinclair (Actor)

The Oldest Living Graduate (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Stage-trained Penelope Milford made her feature debut in Frank Perry's "Man on a Swing" (1974) and three years later earned an Academy Award nomination (Best Supporting Actress) as Jane Fonda's fellow hospital worker keeping an eye on her brother (Robert Caradine) in Hal Ashby's "Coming Home". She acted in a couple of turkeys for distinguished directors Ken Russell ("Valentino" 1977) and Franco Zeffirelli ("Endless Love" 1981) but landed work in quality projects for the small screen: "Seizure: The Story of Kathy Morris" (CBS, 1980), in which she played the titular singer who nearly died as a result of brain surgery; "Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story" (CBS, 1982), as sister Betty Clooney; and "The Burning Bed" (NBC, 1984), one of the highest rated TV movies of all time. Although her appearances have been sporadic, Milford portrayed one of the adults in the outrageous black comedy "Heathers" (1989) and also acted in John McNaughton's "Normal Life" (HBO, 1996).

Relationships

Kim Milford

Sister

Richard Gere Actor

Companion
Dated for five years

Milestones

1996

Portrayed Adele Anderson in John McNaughton's "Normal Life" (HBO)

1991

Had supporting role as Eileen in "Cold Justice" (a straight-to-video release in the US), starring Roger Daltry

1989

Played Pauline Fleming in Michael Lehmann's black comedy "Heathers"

1984

Acted in acclaimed NBC movie "The Burning Bed", starring Farrah Fawcett

1983

Portrayed Steve Railsbeck's wife in "The Golden Seal"

1982

Played Rosemary's sister Betty in "Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story" (CBS)

1981

Appeared in "Take This Job and Shove It" and "Endless Love"

1980

Starred in the title role of "Seizure: The Story of Kathy Morris" (CBS)

1980

Portrayed Martha Anne Sickenger in "The Oldest Living Graduate", an NBC special starring Henry Fonda; broadcast live from the Meadows School of the Arts of Southern Methodist University

1977

Earned an Oscar nomination (Supporting Actress) as Jane Fonda's fellow hospital worker keeping an eye on her brother (Robert Carradine) in Hal Ashby's "Coming Home"

1974

Feature debut in Frank Perry's "Man on a Swing"

Began her career in the theater, appearing in the musical "Shenandoah", "Fishing", "Salome" and "Lenny" (in which she played 30 different roles), among other stage productions

Grew up in Chicago, Illinois

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