Audra Marie Lindley (September 24, 1918 â€“ October 16, 1997) was an American actress most famous for her role as landlady Helen Roper on the popular sitcom Three's Company and its spin-off, The Ropers.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Lindley was the daughter of show business parents. She got her early start in Hollywood by being a stand-in, which eventually progressed to stunt work. Nothing panned out, and she went to New York in her mid-twenties to take her talent to the stage. Among her many Broadway plays were: On Golden Pond, Playhouse 90, Long Day's Journey into Night, Horse Heavens and many others. She took time off to get married and raise five children. Upon resuming her career, she began to make steady appearances on television, including a six-year stint as manipulative "Aunt Liz" Matthews on the NBC soap opera Another World, and a regular role as Meredith Baxter's mother in the sitcom Bridget Loves Bernie.
Her greatest fame arrived when she began playing the wisecracking,...
The Heartbreak Kid is a 1972 American film starring Charles Grodin, Jeannie Berlin, and Cybill Shepherd; the film was directed by Elaine May. A romantic black comedy, it follows Lenny, a New York Jew (Grodin) who meets and pursues Kelly, a gentile blonde bombshell (Shepherd) while on his honeymoon. His decision to dump his new wife (Berlin) to court this new love interest leads to a near-disastrous trip to Minnesota, where Kelly's father (Eddie Albert) is an unrelenting obstacle.
Both Jeannie Berlin and Eddie Albert were nominees for the 1973 Oscars as best supporting actors.
It is #91 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs, a list of the funniest movies ever made.