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Brenda Vaccaro ACTOR


Brenda Vaccaro was born on November 18th, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York to parents, Christine M. and Mario A. Vaccaro and raised in Dallas Texas.  Her parents were the co-founders of Mario Restaurant.  After she graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, Vaccaro relocated back to New York where she enrolled at the Neighborhood Playhouse. 
Soon she found work as a stage actress on Broadway appearing in the comedy, "Everybody Loves Opal" (1961) for which she won a Theatre Globe Award.  Other Broadway roles soon followed in such productions as, "The Affair" (1962), "Cactus Flower" (1965), "How Now, Dow Jones" (1967), "The Goodbye People" (1968) and "The Odd Couple" (1985).
Along with her many credits as a stage actress, Vaccaro also made a name for herself on the big screen appearing in such films as, "Death Weekend" (1976), "Airport 77" (1977), "Capricorn One" (1978), "The Pride of Jesse Hallam" (1981), "Supergirl" (1984), "Heart of Midnight" (1988) and  "The Mirror Has Two Faces" (1996),
She is well known for her roles in the films, "Midnight Cowboy" (1969) where she earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress followed by an Academy Award nomination for her role in the film, "Once is Not Enough" (1975).    
Adding to her long resume of film and stage credits was also a number of television appearances in such series as, "Paper Dolls", "The Fugitive", "The Love Boat", "Murder, She Wrote", "The Golden Girls", "Friends", "Touched By an Angel", "The King of Queens" and "Nip/Tuck".
Brenda Vaccaro has also worked in commercials for such products as Playtex and has done voice over work for the animated cartoon series, "Johnny Bravo". 
Vaccaro's last television appearance was in 2010 on, "You Don't Know Jack".  She remains married to her fourth husband, Guy Hector whom she wed in 1986.  Prior to this marriage her first husband was Martin Fried from 1965 through 1970.  She then married William Bishop in 1977 but divorced just one year later.  Husband number three was Charles Cannizzarao whom she was also only married to for one year.


2010 You Don't Know Jack
2006 Nip/Tuck
2006 The War at Home
2006 Cartoon Network Racing 
2005 Boynton Beach Club 
2005 American Dad! 
1997-2004 Johnny Bravo 
2004 Just Desserts 
2003 Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure
2002 Sonny 
2002 Just a Walk in the Park 
2001 Becker 
1997-1999 Spawn 
1998 The King of Queens
1998 When Husbands Cheat
1997 Ally McBeal
1996 The Mirror Has Two Faces
1996 The Cartoon Cartoon Show 
1996 Touched by an Angel 
1996 Siegfried & Roy: Masters of the Impossible 
1994-1995 Captain Planet and the Planeteers
1995 Friends
1994 Following Her Heart
1994 Love Affair
1994 The Critic
1992 Goof Troop
1992 Red Shoe Diaries
1992 Civil Wars 
1991 The Trials of Rosie O'Neill 
1991 Darkwing Duck 
1991 Masque of the Red Death
1991 Flesh 'n' Blood
1990 The Golden Girls 
1988-1990 Murder, She Wrote
1990 Columbo 
1990 Stolen: One Husband 
1990 Lethal Games
1989 Cookie 
1989 Ten Little Indians
1988 Heart of Midnight 
1987 The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones
1987 CBS Summer Playhouse
1986-1989 Smurfs
1985 Deceptions 
1985 Water
1984 Paper Dolls 
1984 Supergirl
1984 St. Elsewhere 
1984 The Love Boat
1981 Zorro, the Gay Blade
1981 The Star Maker 
1981 The Pride of Jesse Hallam 
1980 The First Deadly Sin 
1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones
1979 Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider
1979 Dear Detective
1978 Capricorn One
1977 Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
1977 Airport '77 
1976 Death Weekend
1976 Sara 
1976 Good Heavens
1975 Once Is Not Enough 
1975 McCoy
1975 The Big Rip-Off 
1973-1974 The Streets of San Francisco
1974 Lily
1974 Judgement: The Trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
1973 Sunshine 
1973 The Shape of Things
1973 Honor Thy Father
1972 McCloud
1972 Banacek 
1972 Marcus Welby, M.D. 
1971 What's a Nice Girl Like You...? 
1971 Going Home 
1971 Summertree 
1971 Travis Logan, D.A. 
1970-1971 The Name of the Game 
1971 The Psychiatrist
1970 I Love My Wife 
1969 The F.B.I. 
1969 Midnight Cowboy
1969 Where It's At
1967 Coronet Blue 
1966 Vacation Playhouse 
1965 The Doctors and the Nurses
1962-1965 The Defenders 
1964 The Reporter
1963 The Fugitive
1963 The Greatest Show on Earth 
1961 Naked City

Matinee Classics - Midnight Cowboy starring Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, Barnard Hughes, Ruth White, Jennifer Salt, Gilman Rankin, Gary Owens, George Eppersen, Al Scott, Linda Davis and J.T. Masters
Matinee Classics - Midnight Cowboy starring Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, Barnard Hughes, Ruth White, Jennifer Salt, Gilman Rankin, Gary Owens, George Eppersen, Al Scott, Linda Davis and J.T. Masters
Matinee Classics - Once is Not Enough starring Kirk Douglas, Alexis Smith, David Janssen, Brenda Vaccaro, George Hamilton, Deborah Raffin, Merlina Mercouri and Gary Conway
Matinee Classics - The First Deadly Sin starring Frank Sinatra, Faye Dunaway, David Dukes, George Coe, Brenda Vaccaro, Martin Gabel, Anthony Zerbe, James Whitmore, Joe Spinell, Anna Navarro, Jeffrey DeMunn, John Devaney, Robert Weil, Hugh Hurd, Jon DeVries and Bruce Willis

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