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Beatrice Whitney Straight (August 2, 1914 – April 7, 2001) was an American theatre, film, and television actress. Hers remains the shortest acting performance in a film to win an Oscar. In her winning role in the 1976 film Network, she was on screen for five minutes and forty seconds. She also received an Emmy nomination for her role in The Dain Curse. Straight can also be recognized as Dr. Lesh in Poltergeist.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Beatrice Whitney Straight (August 2, 1914 – April 7, 2001) was an American theatre, film, and television actress. Hers remains the shortest acting performance in a film to win an Oscar. In her winning role in the 1976 film Network, she was on screen for five minutes and forty seconds. She also received an Emmy nomination for her role in The Dain Curse. Straight can also be recognized as Dr. Lesh in Poltergeist.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 42

Birthday 1914-08-02

Day of Death 2001-04-07

Place of Birth Old Westbury, New York, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1991 Deceived as Adrienne's Mother
1986 Under Siege as Margaret Sloan
1986 Power as Claire Hastings
1985 Chiller as Marion Creighton
1985 Robert Kennedy & His Times (3 episodes) as Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
1984 The Princess and the Pea as Queen Veronica / Woman in Museum
1983 Two of a Kind as Ruth
1982 Poltergeist as Dr. Lesh
1982 King's Crossing (10 episodes)
1981 Endless Love as Rose Axelrod
1980 The Formula as Kay Neeley
1979 Bloodline as Kate Erling
1979 The Promise as Marion Hillyard
1978 The Dain Curse (3 episodes) as Alice Dain Leggett
1977 Killer on Board
1977 The World of Darkness as Joanna Sanford
1977 The Andros Targets (1 episode)
1976 Network as Louise Schumacher
1975 Wonder Woman (2 episodes)
1975 Beacon Hill (11 episodes)
1973 The Borrowers as Mrs. Crampfurl
1966 Mission: Impossible (1 episode) as Dr. Martha Richards Zubrovnik
1966 Felony Squad (1 episode)
1964 The Young Lovers as Mrs. Burns
1961 Ben Casey (1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare (1 episode)
1960 Route 66 (3 episodes)
1959 The Nun's Story as Mother Christophe
1958 Naked City (1 episode)
1956 The Silken Affair as Theora
1956 Patterns as Nancy Staples
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (2 episodes)
1954 Inner Sanctum (1 episode)
1953 King Lear as Goneril
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)
1952 Omnibus (1 episode) as Goneril
1952 Phone Call from a Stranger as Claire Fortness
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (2 episodes)
1951 Love of Life (219 episodes)
1949 Lights Out (1 episode)
1949 Suspense (1 episode)
1948 Studio One (3 episodes)

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