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Priscilla Pointer

Highest Rated:   94% Blue Velvet (1986)
Lowest Rated:   0% Desert Heat (1999)
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American character actress Priscilla Pointer was the wife of famed theatrical director Jules Irving, and the mother of actress Amy Irving and writer/director David Irving. After extensive theatrical experience, Pointer attained her first major TV job in the daytime drama Where the Heart Is (1969-73). She went on to play Mrs. Austin in From Here to Eternity (1980). Rebecca Barnes Wentworth in Dallas (1981-83) and Lillie in Call to Glory (1984-85). One of her more memorable film assignments was the 1976 chiller Carrie, in which she played the mother of the character played by her daughter Amy. Perhaps as a by-product of Carrie, Priscilla Pointer was engaged to play important roles in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) and the made-for-TVTwilight Zone: The Lost Classics (1994).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
0% Desert Heat
  • Mrs. Howard
1999
No Score Yet Alone
  • Susan Hight
1998
64% Carried Away
  • Lily Henson
1996
No Score Yet The Magic Bubble
  • Grandma
1992
No Score Yet Runaway Father
  • Mary Bennett
1991
No Score Yet The Flash
  • Nora Allen
1990
No Score Yet A Show of Force
  • Alice Ryan
1990
No Score Yet Disturbed
  • Nurse Francine
1990
No Score Yet A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story
  • Tracey's Mother
1989
No Score Yet C.H.U.D. II
  • Dr. Berllin
1989
71% A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
  • Dr. Elizabeth Simms
1987
22% From the Hip
  • Mrs. Martha Williams
1987
94% Blue Velvet
  • Mrs. Beaumont
1986
No Score Yet Cannon Movie Tales: Rumpelstiltskin
  • Queen Grizelda
1986
82% The Falcon and the Snowman
  • Mrs. Lee
1985
70% Micki + Maude
  • Diana Hutchison
1984
57% Twilight Zone: The Movie
  • Miss Cox
1983
No Score Yet Mysterious Two
  • Actor
1982
48% Mommie Dearest
  • Mrs. Chadwick
1981
No Score Yet The Archer
  • Actor
1981
75% The Competition
  • Mrs. Donellan
1980
50% Honeysuckle Rose
  • Rosella
1980
85% The Onion Field
  • Chrissie Campbell
1979
No Score Yet Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years
  • Missy LeHand
1977
No Score Yet The Great Texas Dynamite Chase
  • Miss Harris
1977
65% Looking for Mr. Goodbar
  • Mrs. Dunn
1977
9% Nickelodeon
  • Mabel
1976
93% Carrie
  • Mrs. Snell
1976
No Score Yet Eleanor and Franklin
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Death Takes a Holiday
  • Marion Chapman
1971

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Lillian
  • 2006
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
  • Margaret Palmer
  • 2001
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
  • Elizabeth
  • 1996
82% Picket Fences
1992-1996
  • Dr. Smithie
  • 1995
No Score Yet Newhart
1982-1990
  • Clara
  • 1987
No Score Yet Too Close for Comfort
1980-1987
  • Grandmother
  • 1984
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
  • Helen Richter
  • 1983
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
  • Nurse Kathy Benson Mrs. Neilsen
  • 1983
  • 1978
No Score Yet Dallas
1978-1991
  • Rebecca Wentworth Rebecca
  • 1982
  • 1981
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
  • Regina Meadows
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
  • Helen Morris
  • 1974

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