Hope Lange - Bio and Creative Works

Hope Lange

ACTOR • MODEL
Born
1933-11-28
Died
2003-12-19
Age (at death)
70
Citizenship
United States of America
Place of Birth
Redding
Full TV/Movie Credits
Bio

Hope Elise Ross Lange was an American film, stage, and television actress. She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Selena Cross in the 1957 film Peyton Place. In 1969 and 1970, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Carolyn Muir in the sitcom The Ghost & Mrs. Muir. - Wikipedia

Select Creative Works

MOVIE • 1998

Character: Helen Rawlings

Initially cleared of "accidentally" killing her husband, an idyllic wife and mother comes under suspicion when police learn that her first husband also perished under similar circumstances. As the investigation unfolds, it becomes clear that she'll stop at nothing to protect her secrets.

MOVIE • 1995

Character: Libby Prentiss

A Harvard professor is lured back into the courtroom after twenty-five years to take the case of a young black man condemned to death for the horrific murder of a child.

MOVIE • 1994

Character: Senator Mayo

CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.

MOVIE • 1993

Character: Marjorie Wilson

Journalism Major Paxton Andrews loses the man she loves in the Vietnam War. Always having followed the beat of a different drum, she decides to work out her grief by going to Vietnam and writing a column that will hopefully help those at home better understand the War.

MOVIE • 1993

Character: Virginia DeSilva

Based upon a true story. Wife with young family finds life becoming unbearable with her successful, but violent and abusive, husband. After filing for divorce, she quickly learns that her husband, through fear of his personal life embarrassing his clients, has commissioned an assassin to murder her before going to court. Unfortunately, for him, the hired assassin turns out to be an FBI agent. The FBI convince her that she must “pretend” to have been murdered in order to prove her husband’s involvement.

MOVIE • 1990

Character: Margaret Quince

Martin works at the local radio station, which just hired a new scriptwriter with a reputation for great drama, Pedro Carmichael. Martin’s aunt Julia, not related by blood, returns home after many years away and Martin falls for her. Once Pedro finds out about this romance, he starts incorporating details of it into the script of his daily drama series. Soon, Martin and Julia are not only hearing about their fictional selves over the radio, but about what they are going to do next.

TV SERIES • 1989

Character: Gloria Daye

Knight & Daye is an NBC television sitcom that ran for only seven episodes in the summer of 1989. The show was about Hank and Everett, two former friends that hadn't spoken to each other in years after Everett married the woman they were both interested in, but are reunited for a radio talk show. Their bickering proves to be a ratings bonanza.

MOVIE • 1987

Character: Clara Ford

Adapted from a book by Robert Lacey, this biographical film chronicles both the private and public life of automobile manufacturer Henry Ford (Cliff Robertson).

MOVIE • 1986

Character: Mrs. Williams

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.

MOVIE • 1985

Character: Cheryl Walsh

A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only be overcome if the boy's sweetheart can master her fear.

MOVIE • 1985

Character: Mrs. Coles

A therapist goes outside his office and into his patients' personal lives to help them. He is treating a man who is hearing sounds but apparently there is nothing wrong with him psychologically. And a woman who despite being in a healthy relationship goes around picking up guys and having sex with them. She decides to seek help and what the doctor learns is that the problem goes back to her childhood and her family.

MOVIE • 1983

Character: Betty Farmer

Adapted from the Robert Cormier novel. This film follows the life of a young boy whose happy, if somewhat unusual life with his friends and family gradually starts to unravel, until the truth of the boy's situation is finally revealed.

MOVIE • 1983

Character: Anne Stuart

They were a family torn apart by redemption...kept apart by pride...but brought together by a miracle.

TV SERIES • 1980

Character: Deborah Kendrick

Beulah Land is a three-part American television miniseries adaptation of Lonnie Coleman's novels that aired on NBC from October 7 to 9, 1980.

MOVIE • 1980

Character: Claudia

The Crucifixion of Christ seen more from a political and historical point of view than a spiritual one.

MOVIE • 1979

Character: Roz Meyers

A mentally-challenged man and woman meet, fall in love and are determined to get married, despite the initial objections of their families and friends. Based on a true story.

MOVIE • 1975

Character: Pat Durant

A man who is the pillar of his community has a secret - he has a compulsion to make obscene telephone calls.

MOVIE • 1974

Character: Elaine Wedell

An American submarine leaves Tierra Del Fuego, and one of its crew has secretly brought aboard a container full of poisonous snakes which escape storage and bite key personnel on the submarine, causing an accident that cripples the vehicle so that it drops to the bottom of the Southern Ocean. Worse still, the snakes are still at large on the submarine and complicate the efforts of the crew to escape the sunken vessel.

MOVIE • 1974

Character: Joanna Kersey

After his wife is murdered by street punks, a pacifistic New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad, prowling the streets for would-be muggers after dark.

MOVIE • 1974

Character: Karen Chandler

A suburban wife begins to resent the pressures she sees society putting on her as a wife and mother, and leaves her family to find the meaning of her life.

TV SERIES • 1971-1973

Character: Jenny Preston

The New Dick Van Dyke Show is an American sitcom starring Dick Van Dyke that aired on CBS from 1971 to 1974. It was Van Dyke's first return to series television since The Dick Van Dyke Show.

MOVIE • 1972

Character: Janet Salter

The first US teleplay to deal sympathetically with homosexuality. Divorced San Francisco contractor Doug Salter is looking forward to a summer visit from his fourteen-year-old son Nick, who lives in Los Angeles with his mother Janet. The boy does not know that his father is gay and committed to Gary McClain, his life partner of several years.

MOVIE • 1970

Character: Maggie Porter

A couple, Maggie and Ben Porter, inherit an old farmhouse and move in, hoping to reinvigorate their marriage. When they learn the home was occupied long ago by a woman who was executed for practicing witchcraft, Maggie begins to have nightmares about her.

TV SERIES • 1968-1970

Character: Carolyn Muir

Derived from the 1947 movie with the same name, a house is haunted by a deceased sea captain who wreaks havoc with the new tenants who were not advised of his existence.

MOVIE • 1968

Character: Helen Atterbury

After inadvertently ingesting some sugar laced with LSD, a man wakes up with amnesia and in the middle of a murder plot.

MOVIE • 1963

Character: Millicent 'Millie' Mehaffey

Etienne makes a good living out of marrying off poor but titled young men to rich but untitled young ladies. Millicent is now in his sights on the Riviera, and Grand Duke Gaspar is the bait. But what if Millicent starts to fancy planted chauffeur John instead, and Gaspar takes a shine to Etienne's secretary Janine?

MOVIE • 1961

Character: Elizabeth 'Queenie' Martin

Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much a part of downtown New York as old Broadway itself. Bootlegger Dave the Dude is a sucker for her apples -- he thinks they bring him luck. But Dave and girlfriend Queenie Martin need a lot more than luck when it turns out that Annie is in a jam and only they can help: Annie's daughter Louise, who has lived all her life in a Spanish convent, is coming to America with a Count and his son. The count's son wants to marry Louise, who thinks her mother is part of New York society. It's up to Dave and Queenie and their cronies to turn Annie into a lady and convince the Count and his son that they are hobnobbing with New York's elite.

MOVIE • 1961

Character: Irene Sperry

A troubled young man discovers that he has a knack for writing when a counselor encourages him to pursue a literary career.

MOVIE • 1959

Character: Caroline Bender

An exposé of the lives and loves of Madison Avenue working girls and their higher-ups.

MOVIE • 1958

Character: Andrea Lenaine Kantaylis

Three Marines take shore leave in San Francisco during World War II. Frankie O'Neill visits his lower-class dysfunctional family; Nico Kantaylis visits his pregnant fiancée; and the upper-class Alan Newcombe visits his high-living playgirl girlfriend. Each must decide whether to make the best of his situation or break out of it. O'Neill drowns his troubles in alcohol, losing the respect of a potential lover; Kantaylis marries his fiancée, but realizes he may not survive the war to see his child; while Newcombe sheds his decadent girlfriend for a pure-hearted Hawaiian nurse. Later, in battle, a heroic act costs one of the Marines his life.

MOVIE • 1958

Character: Hope Plowman

The Young Lions follows the lives of three soldiers: one German and two Americans, paralleling their experiences in World War II until they meet up at the end for a confrontation

MOVIE • 1957

Character: Selena Cross

In the outwardly respectable New England community of Peyton Place, shopkeeper Constance McKenzie tries to make up for a past indiscretion -- which resulted in her illegitimate daughter Allison -- by adopting a chaste, prudish attitude towards all things sexual. In spite of herself, Constance can't help but be attracted to handsome new teacher Michael Rossi. Meanwhile, the restless Allison, who'd like to be as footloose and fancy-free as the town's "fast girl" Betty Anderson, falls sincerely in love with mixed-up mama's boy Norman Page.

MOVIE • 1957

Character: Zee James

Having fought with the Confederacy during the Civil War, Jesse James and his brother Frank dream of a farm life in Missouri. Harassed by Union sympathizers, they assemble a gang of outlaws, robbing trains and becoming folk heroes in the process. Jesse marries his sweetheart, Zee, and maintains an aura of domesticity, but after a group of lawmen launch an attack on his mother's house, Jesse plans one more great raid -- on a Minnesota bank.

MOVIE • 1956

Character: Elma Duckworth

Cowboys Beauregard Decker and Virgil Blessing attend a rodeo in Phoenix, where Decker falls in love with beautiful cafe singer Cherie. He wants to take Cherie back to his native Montana and marry her, but she dreams of traveling to Hollywood and becoming famous. When she resists his advances, Decker forces Cherie onto the bus back to Montana with him, but, when the bus makes an unscheduled stop due to bad weather, the tables are turned.

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