Valerie Curtin

Actor, Writer
As an actress, she's been seen in numerous supporting roles, but Valerie Curtin has made a greater impact in Hollywood as a screenwriter, often in partnership with Barry Levinson before, during and after their marriage ... Read more »
Born: 03/30/1945 in Queens, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (30)

ER 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Baby Bob 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Affair 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Just Shoot Me 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The District 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stark Raving Mad 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Becker 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Party of Five 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hiller and Diller 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Frasier 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

9 to 5 (Syndicated) 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Down and Out in Beverly Hills 1986 (Movie)

Pearl Waxman (Actor)

Big Trouble 1985 (Movie)

Arlene Hoffman (Actor)

Maxie 1985 (Movie)

Miss Sheffer (Actor)

9 to 5 1981 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Brave New World 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Why Would I Lie? 1980 (Movie)

Mrs Bok (Actor)

A Different Story 1978 (Movie)

Phyllis (Actor)

The Great Smokey Roadblock 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Primary English Class 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

All the President's Men 1976 (Movie)

Miss Milland (Actor)

Mother Jugs and Speed 1976 (Movie)

Naomi Fishbine (Actor)

Silent Movie 1976 (Movie)

ICU Nurse (Actor)

Silver Streak 1976 (Movie)

Plain Jane (Actor)

The Jim Stafford Show 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore 1974 (Movie)

Vera (Actor)

A Christmas Without Snow (TV Show)

Actor

Brave New World (Movie)

Chief Warden Stelina Shell (Actor)
Writer (8)

Toys 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Unfaithfully Yours 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Best Friends 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Inside Moves 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

And Justice For All 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Phyllis 1975 - 1977 (TV Show)

Writer

The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1970 - 1977 (TV Show)

Writer

Women & Men: Stories of Seduction (TV Show)

Screenplay
Producer (2)

Encore! Encore! 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Producer

Good & Evil 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

As an actress, she's been seen in numerous supporting roles, but Valerie Curtin has made a greater impact in Hollywood as a screenwriter, often in partnership with Barry Levinson before, during and after their marriage. The duo earned an Oscar nomination for "...And Justice for All" (1979), which featured Al Pacino as an attorney fighting Maryland's judicial system. "Inside Moves" (1980) was an off-beat film about a suicide survivor finding self-esteem. Later, Curtin and Levinson also co-wrote "Best Friends" (1982), a semi-autobiographical romantic comedy in which Goldie Hawn and Burt Reynolds played writing partners who get married. (Curtin also had a role as Hawn's married-with-child friend.) Along with Richard Klane, they did a 1984 remake of "Unfaithfully Yours", based on the 1948 Preston Sturges feature about a symphony conductor who suspects his wife of infidelity. In 1992, a decade after their divorce, Curtin and Levinson again teamed with "Toys" (1992), which Levinson also directed. It was an unsuccessful effort starring Robin Williams as a man trying to keep his uncle from turning a toy manufacturer into a factory producing guns.

Relationships

Jane Curtin Actor

Cousin
Born Sept. 6, 1947

Joseph Curtin

Father

Jane Curtin

Cousin

Barry Levinson Actor

Husband
Married Dec. 13, 1977 Divorced 1982 Long-time writing collaborators; co-wrote "Best Friends" (1982) and "Unfaithfully Yours" (1984)

Barry Levinson

Husband
married 1975 divorced 1982 worte several screenplays together including "...And Justice for All," "Inside Moves," "Best Friends"

Milestones

1992

Co-wrote "Toys" with now ex-husband Levinson

1991

Produced TV series, "Good & Evil"

1982

Co-created series "Square Pegs"

1979

Appeared at Mark Taper Forum in "Children of a Lesser God"

1979

Had first feature film screenplay produced, "...And Justice for All"; co-wrote with then-husband, Barry Levinson

1975

Played Vera in screen version of "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"

1975

Wrote episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"

1975

Was series regular on the summer show "The Jim Stafford Show"

1975

Was writer for the CBS sitcom "Phyllis"

Played Judy Bernly in TV version of "9 to 5"

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