Beverly Bentley

Beverly Bentley

actress, additional crew

Beverly Bentley was born on Feb 26, 1930 in USA. Beverly Bentley's big-screen debut came with A Face in the Crowd directed by Elia Kazan in 1957. Beverly Bentley is known for A Face in the Crowd directed by Elia Kazan, Andy Griffith stars as Larry 'Lonesome' Rhodes and Patricia Neal as Marcia Jeffries. The upcoming new movie Beverly Bentley plays is The Golden Boys which will be released on Nov 16, 2008.

Beverly Bentley, originally of Atlanta, Georgia, began her career in 1951 in New York appearing on live television. She is a member of AEA, AFTRA, and SAG. She made her theatrical debut Off-Off Broadway in 1955 where she appeared as Connie Bliss in Clifford Odets' "The Big Knife", directed by her mentor Nola Chilton.In 1957, she made her Broadway debut at the Plymouth Theater in Peter Ustinov's "Romanoff and Juliet", directed by George S. Kaufman. She also appeared in "The Heroine" in 1963 at the Lyceum Theater, where she exhibited rare gifts as a comedienne and received rave reviews. Off-Off Broadway saw her in "Tennessee" by Romulus Linney and "When I Was Your Age", directed by Pamela Berlin, both at The Ensemble Studio Theatre. She also appeared in "Transatlantic Bridge" at Playwright's Horizon and "The Ballad Of The Sad Cafe" at Image Theatre. Off-Broadway she appeared in "Deer Park" by her husband Norman Mailer.Some of her film credits include "A Face In The Crowd" (1957) by Elia Kazan, "Scent Of Mystery" (1966), co-starring Peter Lorre, and Denholm Elliott; "Religion, Inc." (1989; produced by Michael Mailer, with Sandra Bullock); and "Painted Sun" by Gary Wortzel. Television credits include "Naked City", "The Defenders", Norman Mailer's "Omnibus", "Eurydice" aka "Point of Departure" (opposite William Shatner as Orpheus), "Tiger At The Gate" as Helen Of Troy, and "The Woman Rebel" on PBS with Piper Laurie.Married in 1963, she had two sons, Michael Mailer, a film producer, and Stephen Mailer, an actor; two of the most important productions she will ever be involved in In 1966, she was one of four producers who founded Act IV. She brought in the first play through her friend and fellow student Joe Chaikin, founder of Open Theater and collaborator with Sam Shepard. The play was Sharon Thie's Soon Jack November.She won critical acclaim for her portrayal of Alice in Mens Lives for the Provincetown Repertory Theater at Town Hall in July 1996. She is a member of the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference where she performed in five plays and went on to play the lead in Lloyd Richards' world premiere of Shay by Anne Commire at the Carolina Playmakers in North Carolina. Recently she performed Love Letters by A.R. Gurney, co-starring with Guy Strauss, at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, The Lion in Winter for the Provincetown Theatre Company, as Eleanor of Aquitaine, Suppressed Desires, Tickless Time, Change Your Style by Susan Glaspell and George Cram Cook. She appeared in he production of A Celebration of Mary Heton Vorse at the Provincetown Library.

  • Birthday

    Feb 26, 1930
  • Place of Birth

    Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Movies & TV Shows