Tuesday Weld (born August 27, 1943) is an Emmy and Academy Award-nominated Golden Globe-winning American film and television actress.
Weld was born Susan Ker Weld in New York City. Her father, Lathrop Motley Weld, was a member of the wealthy Weld Family of Boston; he died when she was three and left her widowed mother, Aileen Ker, and two older siblings in difficult financial circumstances. Weld's mother capitalized on her daughter's beauty and put her to work as a child model to support the entire family. Using Weld's résumé from modelling, her mother secured an agent and Tuesday (an extension of her childhood nickname, "Tu-Tu") Weld made her acting debut on television at age twelve and her feature film debut at age twelve in a bit role in the 1956 Alfred Hitchcock crime drama, The Wrong Man.
Also in 1956, Weld got the lead in a film celebrating the advent of rock and roll called Rock, Rock, Rock that featured record promoter Alan Freed and singers Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon, and ...
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Falling Down is a 1993 film directed by Joel Schumacher about the character William "Bill" Foster (played by Michael Douglas) also known as "D-Fens" (named for his license plate), an engineer, attempting to "go home" for his daughter's birthday after abandoning his car in traffic on the hottest day of the year. As he passes through the city of Los Angeles, California on foot he finds himself alienated, disgusted and angered by what he experiences as he is accosted, overcharged and rejected. He becomes a vigilante as he gradually begins to accumulate weaponry and starts to force people out of his way.The title of the film, referring to Foster's mental collapse, is taken from the title of the nursery rhyme London Bridge is Falling Down: Detective Martin Prendergast's wife's insists throughout the movie that she and her husband retire to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where the old London Bridge was moved; a snowglobe purchased by Foster as a gift for his daughter also plays the tune of the...,
Once Upon a Time in America (Italian title C'era una volta in America) (1984) is the last film by director Sergio Leone, and features Robert De Niro and James Woods as Jewish ghetto youths who rise to prominence in New York City's world of organized crime.
Once Upon a Time in America chronicles the life of Noodles, an immigrant youth, and explores childhood friendships, loss, broken relationships, and the appearance of mobsters in American society.
It is renowned for its cinematography, expansive extreme long shots, the detail of its three historical settings and its intricate, open-ended narration.
The film premiered at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival at its original running time of 229 minutes (3 hours 49 minutes). It was released in the United States in a heavily edited and truncated version almost ninety minutes shorter than the original version released in Europe, against Leone's wishes. The short version eliminates the flashback structure of the film,...
Author! Author! is a 1982 film directed by Arthur Hiller, written by Israel Horovitz and is loosely autobiographical. It stars Al Pacino, Dyan Cannon and Tuesday Weld.
It concerns the familial and relationship troubles of a stressed Broadway writer, Ivan Travalian (Pacino), as he struggles to write an original play entitled, "English with Tears."
According to an interview with Horovitz published in The New York Times around the time of the film's release, the origins of the film came from conversations he had with his three children and how he dealt with raising them on his own. He said, "The film had to be written in a comic mode, because otherwise it's too painful to deal with."
Playwright Ivan Travalian (Pacino) has a Broadway play in rehearsal and the backers want rewrites. His wife (Weld) is leaving him, leaving him as well with four children from her previous marriages plus his own son. And his lead actress (Cannon) wants to move in with him but isn't used to kids.
Thief is a 1981 noir crime drama written and directed by Michael Mann, based on the novel The Home Invaders by "Frank Hohimer" (the pen name of real-life jewel thief John Seybold). The film's cast includes James Caan, Tuesday Weld, James Belushi, Robert Prosky and Willie Nelson.James Caan plays Frank, an expert jewel thief with a set structure to his life. With a pair of successful Chicago businesses (a bar and a car dealership) as fronts for his very lucrative criminal enterprise, Frank sets out to fulfill the missing part of his dream: a family to go along with his loving wife, Jessie (Weld). After taking down a major score, Frank's fence is murdered, and he finds out that the killer is a Mr. Attaglia, a shady plating company executive whom the fence was working for, and who subsequently is in possession of money that belongs to Frank. Frank aggressively informs Attaglia that he wants his money back, and later comes to be acquainted with Attaglia's employer, Leo (Robert Prosky), a...,
Looking for Mr. Goodbar is a 1975 novel by Judith Rossner, and a 1977 film starring Diane Keaton, Tuesday Weld, and Richard Gere. Rossner based the novel on the events surrounding the brutal murder of Roseann Quinn, a 28-year-old New York City schoolteacher in 1973. The film was nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Cinematography. It also was nominated for the Best Actress Golden Globe; and received a Writers Guild of America Award nomination for Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium.A prologue of the confession of the murder of Theresa Dunn, the novel's protagonist. Theresa, a schoolteacher, often visits bars late at night when she is unable to sleep, picking up men and taking them back to her studio apartment. After copulating with them, she has them leave; never letting a man spend an entire night with her. The man who kills her does so after being told to leave, and becomes so infuriated that he hits her over the head with a lamp, smothers her with a pillow, and stabs her...
A Safe Place is a 1971 film starring Jack Nicholson, Tuesday Weld, Orson Welles and Phil Proctorand directed by Henry Jaglom.
Pretty Poison is the name of a 1968 thriller film directed by Noel Black, starring Anthony Perkins and Tuesday Weld, about an ex-convict and high school cheerleader who commit a series of crimes. The film was described as being a cross between Psycho and Bonnie and Clyde.While not generally considered an example of neo-noir, the film does include certain elements of the genre, including a femme fatale, a character trapped into circumstances beyond his control and making desperate choices, criminal protagonists with nihilistic morals, and, of course, murder. The film was based on the novel She Let Him Continue by Stephen Geller; this was also the working title of the film. Dennis Pitt is a mentally disturbed young man who becomes attracted to cheerleader Sue Ann. He tells her that he is a secret agent, and she assists him in committing murders. ...,
The Cincinnati Kid is a 1965 film directed by Norman Jewison. Based on the novel by Richard Jessup, the film tells the story of "The Kid", a young poker player, as he seeks to establish his reputation as the best. This quest leads him to challenge "The Man", an older player widely considered to be the best, culminating in a climactic final poker hand between the two.
Director Norman Jewison describes The Cincinnati Kid as his "ugly duckling" film. He considers it the film that allowed him to transition from the lighter comedic films he had previously been making and take on more serious films and subjects.The Cincinnati Kid was filmed on location in New Orleans, Louisiana, a change from the original St. Louis, Missouri setting of the novel. Spencer Tracy was originally cast as Lancey Howard but ill health forced him to decline the role.Sam Peckinpah was originally hired to direct. Producer Martin Ransohoff fired him shortly after filming began for "vulgarizing the picture." Peckinpah...
Soldier in the Rain is a 1963 comedy-drama film about the friendship between an aging, obese Army Master Sergeant (Jackie Gleason) and a young country bumpkin buck sergeant (Steve McQueen in an extremely uncharacteristic and animated comedic performance). Tuesday Weld plays Gleason's character's love interest in a film often referred to by critics as charming and unusual. Produced and co-written by Blake Edwards, the screenplay is based on the novel by William Goldman. The film was directed by Ralph Nelson, who had directed Gleason in Requiem for a Heavyweight the previous year. Jackie Gleason as MSgt. Maxwell Slaughter Steve McQueen as Sgt. Eustis Clay Tuesday Weld as Bobbi Jo Pepperdine Tom Poston as Lt. Magee ...,
Wild in the Country is a 1961 film drama starring Elvis Presley in which he portrays a troubled young man from a dysfunctional family who pursues a literary career.The movie starts off with Glenn Tyler(Elvis Presley) beating up some guy in which he 'kills', which leads to the 'court' case in which they decide what to do with him. They decide that he go with his uncle to give him a chance.Presley began an off-screen romance with Hollywood "bad girl" Tuesday Weld but the relationship was short-lived after Colonel Tom Parker warned Presley against his involvement, fearful it would harm his image.The soundtrack was completed in November of 1960 at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California. Six songs were recorded but "Lonely Man" and "Forget Me Never" were not used in the film. As such, no music album was made but each of the songs appeared on later Presley releases.www.amctv.com...,
High Time is a 1960 collegiate comedic film, directed by Blake Edwards and starring Bing Crosby. The film is told from the perspective of a middle-aged man who enters the world of a new generation of postwar youth. In the years since its release, High Time has come to be viewed as a comedic study of the slowly emerging generation gap between the music and mores of an older generation and postwar youth, as well as an inadvertent time capsule of American adolescents and lifestyles of America in 1960.
After the death of his wife, wealthy restauranteur Harvey Howard (Crosby), a self-made man, decides to go back to college at 51 years of age and earn a bachelor's degree. He faces initial opposition from his grown (and pretentious) children, as well as a generation gap between himself and his much younger fellow students. Along the way, he fends off the attentions of college coeds while trying his best to fit in with his youthful classmates and earn their respect. He eventually falls...
The Five Pennies was a semi-biographical 1959 film starring Danny Kaye as cornet player and bandleader Red Nichols. Other cast members included Barbara Bel Geddes, Harry Guardino, Bob Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Susan Gordon , Tuesday Weld. The film was directed by Melville Shavelson.
The film received four Oscar nominations: Best Musical Scoring (Leith Stevens), Best Original Song (Danny Kaye's wife Sylvia Fine), Best Cinematography (Daniel L. Fapp), and Best Costumes (Edith Head).
The real Red Nichols recorded all of Kaye's cornet playing for the film soundtrack. Unfortunately, the other musicians in Red's band were not asked to provide their musical contributions and the sound of his "band" was supplied by session players.
Red Nichols (Kaye) is a small-town cornet player who moves to New York City in the 1920s and finds work in a band led by Wil Paradise (Crosby). He meets and marries singer Bobbie Meredith (Bel Geddes), and the two form their own Dixieland band called "The Five...,
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