This onetime associate of Andy Warhol gained a degree of notoriety in the 1960s for her nude stage appearances and other experimental theatrics. By the 70s, Sally Kirkland had become a prolific character actor, appearing in small roles in numerous mainstream films. Examples include "The Sting", "Cinderella Liberty" and "The Way We Were" (all 1973), "A Star Is Born" (1976) and "Private Benjamin" (1980). She gained considerable acclaim and attention with her Oscar-nominated performance as an aging European actress who befriends a young aspiring fellow countrywoman (Paulina Porizkova) in "Anna" (1987). One might have expected her to move into more mainstream features, but Kirkland has continued to pursue offbeat roles in smaller films.