Shelley Alexis Duvall is an American former actress. She is best known for her portrayals of various eccentric characters. She has received various accolades, which include a Cannes Film Festival Award, a Peabody Award, two Emmy Award nominations, and a BAFTA Award nomination.
About Shelley Duvall in brief
Shelley Alexis Duvall is an American former actress. She is best known for her portrayals of various eccentric characters. She has received various accolades, which include a Cannes Film Festival Award, a Peabody Award, two Emmy Award nominations, and a BAFTA Award nomination. Her last performance was in Manna from Heaven, after which she retired from acting. She also ventured into producing television programming aimed at children and youth; she created, hosted and appeared in Faerie Tale Theatre, Tall Tales & Legends, and Nightmare Classics. She was born July 7, 1949 in Fort Worth, Texas, the first child of Bobbie Ruth Crawford, a real estate broker, and Robert Richardson \”Bobby\” Duvalls, a cattle auctioneer-turned-lawyer. As a teenager, she aspired to become a scientist. She sold cosmetics at Foley’s and attended South Texas Junior College, where she majored in nutrition and diet therapy. She met Robert Altman at a party while he was shooting Brewster McCloud on location in Texas. She had her breakthrough with the thriller 3 Women, also directed by Altman, for which she earned critical acclaim, receiving the CannesFilm Festival Award for Best Actress and also earning a nomination for the BAFTAs.
She later appeared as a sympathetic Wild West woman in Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson. She hosted an evening sketch show on Saturday Night Live and also appeared in 5 sketches: \”Programming Change, Vixens, Moonies and Van Arguments\” and “Goodnights”; she also starred in Robert Lammore’s “Millie” In 1977, she starred as Mildred Lammore in Altman’s 3 Women, portraying a woman living a dreary life in a desert town. In spite of the film not being a major box-office success, it received critical acclaim and critics praised her performance for giving an “extraordinary performance” DuvAll left Altman to star as Bernice, a wealthy girl from Wisconsin in PBS’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story Bernice Bobs Her Hair. She also had a supporting role in Annie Hall. In the 1980s,Duvall starred in lead roles as Olive Oyl in Alt man’s Popeye and Wendy Torrance in Stanley Kubrick’s horror film The Shining. She subsequently appeared in Terry Gilliam’s fantasy film Time Bandits, the short comedy-horror film Frankenweenie, and the comedy Roxanne. She has three younger brothers: Scott, Shane, and Stewart.