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ELIZABETH ASHLEY BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Elizabeth Ashley was born on August 30th, 1939 in Ocala, Florida with he birth name Elizabeth Ann Cole, born to Arthur Kingman and Lucille Cole.  After high school her family relocated to Louisiana and Ashley earned her college degree from Louisiana State University. 

Ashley then chose to focus full time on a career as an actress and chose to relocate to New York City.  Soon she was appearing on and off Broadway in such productions as, "Dirty Hands", "Camino Real", "The Highest Tree", "Roman Candle", "Mary, Mary", "Take Her, She's Mine" and "Barefoot in the Park", where she received a Tony nomination for Best Actress.

Now with quite a bit of stage experience under her belt she began to embark on a film career and soon was adding such credits as, "The Carpetbaggers" (1964) starring alongside George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Carroll Baker, Robert Cummings, Martha Hyer, Lew Ayres, Ralph Taeger, Leif Erickson, Arthur Franz, Martin Balsam, Tom Tully, Vaughn Taylor, Archie Moore and Audrey Trotter, "Ship of Fools" (1965) also starring Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, Jose Ferrer, Lee Marvin, Oskar Werner, Michael Dunn, George Segal, Jose Greco and Heinz R├╝hmann, "The Third Day" (1965) co-starring George Peppard, Roddy McDowall, Arthur O'Connell, Herbert Marshall, Mona Washbourne, Robert Webber, Charles Drake, Arte Johnson and Sally Kellerman, "Rancho Deluxe" (1975) starring with Jeff Bridges, Sam Waterston, Slim Pickens, Clifton James, Charlene Dallas and Harry Dean Stanton, "Coma" (1978) co-starring Genevieve Bujold, Michael Douglas, Richard Widmark, Rip Torn, Tom Selleck, Lois Chiles, Hari Rhodes and Ed Harris and "Windows" (1980) starring Talia Shire, Joseph Cortese, Kay Medford and Russell Horton.

She has maintained her love for performing live on stage and continues to add such credits as, "Maggie the Cat", "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", "The Skin of Our Teeth", "Caesar and Cleopatra", "Vanities", "Agnes of God", "Suddenly Last Summer", "Sweet Bird of Youth", "The Glass Menagerie" and "The Red Devil Battery Sign" among many others.

Not only was she a well know film and stage actress, she also made her mark as a television actress appearing on the series, "Another World", "All My Children", "Evening Shade", "Law and Order", "Burke's Law", "Murder, She Wrote", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "Caroline in the City" and her most recent television series role on, "Treme".

Elizabeth Ashley married actor, James Farentino in 1962 however this marriage came to an end just three years later.  She then married actor George Peppard in 1966 and they had one son together before this marriage came to an end in 1972.  Her third marriage, also unsuccessful was in 1975 to James McCarthy and again by 1981 this marriage ended.  

Along with her career as an actress she was also a founding member of the Board of Directors of the American Film Institute and has served as President for the Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Awards.


Filmography

2010-2011     Treme
2007         The Cake Eaters
2002         Hey Arnold! The Movie
2001         Home Sweet Hoboken
2000         Labor Pains
1999         Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999         Homicide: Life on the Street
1999         Just the Ticke
1996-1998     Hey Arnold!
1998         Happiness
1996-1997     Caroline in the City
1997         Ruth Rendell Mysteries
1997         Sleeping Together
1996         The Big Easy 
1996         All My Children 
1996         Dave's World
1996         Shoot the Moon
1995         Touched by an Angel
1995         Mallrats
1989-1995     Murder, She Wrote 
1995         Burke's Law 
1995         The Buccaneers 
1994         Law & Order
1990-1994     Evening Shade 
1994         In the Heat of the Night 
1993         Harnessing Peacocks
1993         The Larry Sanders Show 
1992         In the Best Interest of the Children 
1991         Love and Curses... And All That Jazz
1991         Reason for Living: The Jill Ireland Story 
1990         Another World 
1990         Blue Bayou 
1989         American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts
1989         Hunter 
1989         Dangerous Curves
1989         A Man of Passion
1989         B.L. Stryker 
1989         Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1988         Eisenhower & Lutz 
1988         Vampire's Kiss
1987         Dragnet
1987         Miami Vice
1987         The Two Mrs. Grenvilles 
1987         Warm Hearts, Cold Feet 
1986         Stagecoach 
1985         The Hitchhiker 
1985         Cagney & Lacey 
1985         The Love Boat
1984         He's Fired, She's Hired
1983         Svengali 
1982         Split Image
1982         Freedom to Speak
1981         Paternity
1980         Windows
1980         Gypsy Angels
1978         A Fire in the Sky 
1978         Tom and Joann
1978         Com
1977         The War Between the Tates 
1977         Family 
1976         The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday
1976         One of My Wives Is Missing 
1975         92 in the Shade
1975         Rancho Deluxe
1974         Lincoln
1974         Golden Needles
1974         The F.B.I.
1974         Ironside
1974         Mannix
1973         The Six Million Dollar Man: Solid Gold Kidnapping
1973         Police Story
1973         Paperback Hero
1973         The Magician 
1971-1973     Mission: Impossible 
1972         Your Money or Your Wife 
1972         The Heist
1972         Circle of Fear 
1972         Second Chance 
1972         When Michael Calls 
1971         The Face of Fear
1971         The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker
1971         Harpy
1971         Insight 
1970         Medical Center 
1970         The Virginian 
1970         Love, American Style
1969         The File on Devlin 
1969         The Skirts of Happy Chance 
1966         Hawk 
1966         Run for Your Life 
1965         The Third Day
1965         Ship of Fools
1964         The Carpetbaggers
1963         Stoney Burke 
1963         Sam Benedict
1963         Route 66
1961-1963     The United States Steel Hour
1962         Ben Casey 
1962         The Doctors and the Nurses
1961         The Defenders
1960         The DuPont Show of the Month 





Matinee Classics - The Carpetbaggers starring George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Carroll Baker, Robert Cummings, Martha Hyer, Elizabeth Ashley, Lew Ayres, Martin Balsam, Ralph Taeger, Archie Moore, Leif Erickson, Arthur Franz, Tom Tully, Audrey Totter, Anthony Warde, Charles Lane, Tom Lowell, John Conte and Vaughn Taylor
Matinee Classics - The Carpetbaggers starring George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Carroll Baker, Robert Cummings, Martha Hyer, Elizabeth Ashley, Lew Ayres, Martin Balsam, Ralph Taeger, Archie Moore, Leif Erickson, Arthur Franz, Tom Tully, Audrey Totter, Anthony Warde, Charles Lane, Tom Lowell, John Conte and Vaughn Taylor


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