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Beatrice Straight – MovieActors.com

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Straight in NETWORK.

Beatrice Straight: Best Supporting Actress 1976: MovieActors.com

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NETWORK (Drama)

Beatrice Straight won her Supporting Oscar playing an embattled wife, trying to save her marriage to network executive, William Holden.






About Beatrice Straight (1914 – 2001)

Beatrice Straight was a native of Long Island and the daughter of a banker. Her father hobnobbed with Henry Pierpont Morgan.  After many years on the New York stage, she appeared in films. 

For her small but meaty role in NETWORK, as the outraged wife of  a cheating television executive, she received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In 1981, she played a mom in Franco Zeffirelli's ENDLESS LOVE, the star-crossed love story of two teens.

In the 1982 horror hit, POLTERGEIST, Beatrice Straight played Dr. Martha Lesh, a paranormal investigator.  The Steven Spielberg movie explores the increasingly frightening effects of malicious ghosts upon an average family with three children, living in a suburban housing development, that was build on top of a burial ground; never a good idea!

Beatrice Straight's notable movie credits include...

DECIEVED (1991)
POWER (1986)
TWO OF A KIND (1983)
POLTERGEIST (1982)
ENDLESS LOVE (1981)
THE FORMULA (1980)
BLOODLINE (1979)
THE PROMISE (1979)
NETWORK (1976)
THE NUN'S STORY (1959)
THE SILKEN AFFAIR (1956)
PATTERNS (1956)
DANGER (TV SERIES) (1955)
PHONE CALL FROM A STRANGER (1952)
LOVE STORY (TV MOVIE 1952)

Beatrice Straight's television credits include...

PEOPLE LIKE US (TV MOVIE 1990)
RUN TILL YOU FALL (TV MOVIE 1988)
ST. ELSEWHERE (TV SERIES) (1988)
JACK AND MIKE (TV SERIES) (1987)
UNDER SIEGE (TV MOVIE 1986)
ROBERT KENNEDY AND HIS TIMES (Mini-Series) (1985)
CHILLER (TV MOVIE 1985)
FAERIE TALE TEATRES (TV SERIES) (1984)
KING'S CROSSING (TV SERIES) (1982)
KILLER ON BOARD (TV MOVIE 1977)
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF WONDER WOMAN (TV SERIES)
THE WORLD OF DARKNESS (TV MOVIE 1977)
THE ANDROS TARGET (TV MOVIES) (1977)
BEACON HILL (TV SERIES) (1975)
THE BORROWERS (TV MOVIE 1973)
LOVE OF LIFE (TV SERIES) (1970)
MATT LINCOLN (TV SERIES) (1970)
FELONY SQUAD (TV SERIES) (1970)
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE (TV SERIES) (1966)
THE DEFENDERS (TV SERIES) (1965)
ROUTE 66 (TV SERIES) (1961-1963)
BEN CASEY (TV SERIES) (1963)
THE ELEVENTH HOUR (TV SERIES) (1963)
THE DOCTORS AND THE NURSES (TV SERIES) (1962)
NAKED CITY (TV SERIES) (1962)
DR. KILDARE (TV SERIES) (1961)
DIAGNOSIS: UNKNOWN (1960)
ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS (TV SERIES) (1959-1960)
PLAY OF THE WEEK (TV SERIES) (1959)
PLAYHOUSE 90 (TV SERIES) (1958)
THE UNITED STATES STEEL HOUR (TV SERIES) (1951-1957)
STUDIO ONE IN HOLLYWOOD (TV SERIES) (1957-1957)
YOU ARE THERE (TV SERIES) (1954-1955)
OMNIBUS (TV SERIES) (1953-1954)
INNER SANCTUM (TV SERIES) (1954)
SUSPENSE (TV SERIES) (1952-1955
LOVE STORY (TV SERIES) (1954)
KRAFT THEATRE TV SERIES) (1952-1953)
KING LEAR (TV MOVIE 1953)
THE MAGNIFICENT FAILURE (TV MOVIE 1952)
THE WEB (TV MOVIE (1952)
ARMSTRONG CIRCLE THEATRE (TV SERIES) (1952)


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Beatrice Straight in POLTERGEIST.