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Sunday, November 22, 2015

57 Groovy Things about Jamie Lee Curtis on her birthday

Today I'm celebrating Jamie Lee Curtis' 57th birthday by sharing a "few" groovy things about her life and career:

1. On November 22, 1958, Jamie Lee Curtis was born in Santa Monica, California, to actor Tony Curtis and actress Janet Leigh, who divorced in 1962.

2. In her first credited screen role, she played a half-naked girl in a dressing room in an episode of NBC's Quincy, M.E. on February 18, 1977.

3. She appeared in an episode of ABC's The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries on April 17, 1977.

4. She played a waitress in an episode of NBC's Columbo on May 22, 1977.

5. She played Lt. Barbara Duran on the first season of the 1977-79 ABC sitcom, Operation Petticoat.

6. She played a golf pro - and a friend of Kris (Cheryl Ladd) - in an episode of ABC's Charlie's Angels on October 18, 1978.

7. She made her film debut in the 1978 horror movie, Halloween. She reprised her role as Laurie Strode in three sequels, Halloween II (1981), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) and Halloween: Resurrection (2002).

8. She played the daughter of her real-life mother, actress Janet Leigh, in an episode of ABC's The Love Boat on November 11, 1978.

9. In 1978, she and David Letterman were celebrity panelists on the syndicated game show, The Love Experts.

10. She performed on the CBS special, Circus of the Stars #3, on June 20, 1979.

11. She appeared in an episode of NBC's Buck Rogers in the 25th Century on November 1, 1979.

12. She starred in the 1980 horror film, The Fog, and she was interviewed about the movie for its 2013 Blu-ray release.

13. She played Leslie Nielsen's daughter in the 1980 horror film, Prom Night.

14. She starred in the 1980 horror film, Terror Train, with Hart Bochner and magician David Copperfield.

15. She was the host of NBC's Saturday Night Live on December 13, 1980.

16. In the early 1980s, she was interviewed by Mick Garris on Fantasy Film Festival, a cable access talk show that aired on L.A.'s Z Channel.

17. She starred in the ABC movie, She's in the Army Now, with Melanie Griffith on May 15, 1981.

18. She played a hitchhiker in the 1981 Australian film, Roadgames.

19. On November 1, 1981, she starred in the NBC movie, Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story.

20. She was the guest host of ABC's Fridays on November 13, 1981.

21. On September 29, 1982, she played a housewife-turned-prostitute in the ABC movie, Money on the Side, which also starred Karen Valentine, Linda Purl and Susan Flannery.

22. She and Hart Bochner starred in Callahan, a 1982 TV pilot that was a Raiders of the Lost Ark spoof.

23. She won a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the 1983 comedy, Trading Places, starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd.

24. She was the host of NBC's Saturday Night Live for a second time on February 18, 1984.

25. She played Buckaroo Banzai's mother Sandra in a flashback in the 1984 film, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!, but this scene was cut.

26. She starred in the 1984 film, Grandview, U.S.A., with Patrick Swayze and C. Thomas Howell.

27. She starred opposite John Travolta in the 1985 film, Perfect.

28. On May 18, 1986, she starred in the HBO drama, As Summers Die, with Scott Glenn and Bette Davis.

29. She played Annie Oakley in a 1987 episode of the Showtime series, Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales & Legends.

30. She appeared in the 1988 drama, Dominick and Eugene, with Tom Hulce and Ray Liotta.

31. She received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for 1988's A Fish Called Wanda.

32. She played a rookie New York City policewoman in the 1989 film, Blue Steel.

33. In 1990, she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series Musical or Comedy for the 1989-92 ABC sitcom, Anything But Love (she was also nominated in 1992). And she was interviewed about the show in the early 1990s by the McCain Brothers on Good Morning Oklahoma.

34. She appeared in the 1991 comedy, Queens Logic, with Kevin Bacon, Joe Mantegna, John Malkovich and Ken Olin.

35. She appeared in the 1991 film, My Girl, and the 1994 sequel, My Girl 2.

36. She appeared in the 1992 film, Forever Young, with Mel Gibson.

37. She starred in the 1994 thriller, Mother's Boys, with Peter Gallagher.

38. She won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her performance as Arnold Schwarzenegger's wife in 1994's True Lies.

39. She and her father, Tony Curtis, appeared on Late Show with David Letterman on May 18, 1995.

40. She received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film for the 1995 TNT adaptation of the Wendy Wasserstein play, The Heidi Chronicles.

41. In 1996, she appeared in a series of commercials for L'eggs pantyhose, which took out a $1 million insurance policy for her legs.

42. She starred in the 1997 comedy, Fierce Creatures, with John Cleese and Kevin Kline.

43. She received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for the 1998 CBS film, Nicholas' Gift.

44. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 3, 1998.

45. She starred in the 2000 comedy, Drowning Mona, with Danny DeVito, Neve Campbell and Bette Midler.

46. She played Ben Affleck's wife in the 2001 film, Daddy and Them.

47. She received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her performance as Lindsay Lohan's mother in the 2003 Disney film, Freaky Friday.

48. She played Tim Allen's wife in the 2004 comedy, Christmas with the Kranks.

49. She appeared in the 2008 Disney film, Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

50. She starred opposite her close friend Sigourney Weaver in the 2010 comedy, You Again.

51. On March 3, 2012, she performed with Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Bomer and others in a benefit reading of 8, Dustin Lance Black's play about the legal battle to overturn Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban.

52. She played psychiatrist Samantha Ryan in five 2012 episodes of the CBS series, NCIS.

53. She played Zooey Deschanel's mother in five episodes of the Fox sitcom, New Girl, from 2012-15.

54. She appeared in the 2014 film, Veronica Mars.

55. She is actor Jake Gyllenhaal's godmother.

56. She currently plays Dean Cathy Munsch on the Fox series, Scream Queens.

57. She was a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden with Sharon Osbourne and Elyes Gabel on October 7, 2015.

1 comment:

Alan Scott said...

She's a versatile actress! I enjoyed her in "The Fog" and she was a hoot in "Beverly Hills Chihuahua"!