TUESDAY WELD BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Tuesday Weld was born on August 27th, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA with the birth name Susan Ker Weld. She got the name Tuesday as a childhood nickname, 'Tu Tu'. Weld began modeling as a child at the young age of four to help out her family financially after her father, Lathrop Motley Weld, a member of the Weld family passed away in 1947. Tuesday was one of 3 siblings. She had a sister Sarah born in 1935 and a brother David born in 1937.
Weld began with mail order catalog work and then moved her way up to television commercials after her mother secured an agent for her. She made her television debut at only age twelve and in 1956 she starred in her first feature film, Alfred Hitchcock's "The Wrong Man" starring Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle and Harold J. Stone. She was first an understudy for the Broadway production of, "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" (1957) and also played the lead in, "Rock, Rock, Rock" alongside Alan Freed, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Connie Francis, Teddy Randazzo, Johnny Burnette Trio, The Moonglows, The Flamingos, Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers. Weld was soon signed to 20th Century Fox, however after just one film, "Rally Round The Flags Boys" (1959) starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Joan Collins, Jack Carson, Dwayne Hickman and Gale Gordon, 20th Century Fox dropped her. Weld did continue to find work though being cast in, "The Five Pennies" starring Danny Kaye (1959) and featuring Barbara Bel Geddes, Harry Guardino, Bob Crosby and Louis Armstrong and the CBS Television series, "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (1959) starring Dwayne Hickman, Bob Denver, Warren Beatty, Sheila James Kuehl, Steven Franken, Bobby Diamond, William Schallert, Florida Friebus, Joyce Van Patten, Willis Bouchey, Dabbs Greer and Frank Faylen.
Her popularity was increasing and Weld was named a co-winner of a "Most Promising Newcomer" award at the Golden Globe Awards. She followed with another appearance in, "High Time" (1960) which was a comedy starring Bing Crosby, Yvonne Craig, Fabian Forte and Gavin MacLeod. Then starring in a campus drama, "Because They're Young" (1960) also starring Dick Clark, Warren Berlinger, Roberta Shore, Doug McClure, Victoria Shaw, Michael Callan and James Darren. The early 60's seemed to be a huge time in Weld's career with roles in films, television, guest star appearances, Weld had no problems getting work, but majority of her roles were teenage roles and she was beginning to be type cast.
Weld starred in the following films, "Sex Kittens Go to College" (1960) starring wit Mamie Van Doren, John Carradine, Jackie Coogan, Pamela Mason, Mickey Schaughnessy, Martin Milner and Louis Nye, "Private Lives of Adam and Eve" (1960) starring Mickey Rooney, Mamie Van Doren, Martin Milner, Paul Anka, Fay Spain, Mel Torme and Cecil Kellaway, "Return to Peyton's Place" (1961) sharing the spotlight with Carol Lynley, Jeff Chandler, Eleanor Parker, Robert Sterling and Mary Astor and "Wild in the Country" starring Elvis Presley, Hope Lange, Millie Perkins, John Ireland, Gary Lockwood and Pat Buttram (1961) all these films were crippling her attempts to mount a serious acting career until, in 1962 she starred in a Frank Tashlin comedy, "Bachelor Flat" co-starring Terry Thomas, Richard Beymer and Celeste Holm, and her talents were beginning to show again.
Weld went back to acting school and attempted to improve on her acting skills and after a role on, "Soldier in the Rain" (1963) co-string Jackie Gleason and Steve McQueen, Weld finally made the decision and public announcement that she would no longer accept teenage roles.
Some Television work to follow her change in her acting career was a lead role on a CBS drama, "Mr. Broadway" (1964), a role on ABC's, "The Greatest Show on Earth" (1963) starring Jack Palance.
Towards the late 60's and early 70's, Weld's film career was looking very good with roles on , "The Cincinnati Kid" with Steve McQueen and Edward G. Robinson along with Ann Margret, Karl Malden, Jack Weston, Rip Torn and Joan Blondell (1965), "Lord Love a Duck" (1966) co-starring Roddy McDowall, Harvey Korman, Ruth Gordon and Lola Albright, which was one of her strongest performances to date and "Pretty Poison" (1968) with Anthony Perkins and Beverly Garland.
Throughout Weld's career, she had turned down quite a few roles in films that became great successes, such as, "Bonnie and Clyde", "Rosemary's Baby", "True Grit", "Bob & Carol" & "Ted & Alice". Some roles she turned down due to getting married and having a child.
After filming, "I Walk the Line" (1970) starring Gregory Peck, Estelle Parsons, Charles Durning and Ralph Meeker, it was reported that Weld had moved to Britain and retired from film, however, the move was not permanent, for in 1971 Weld appeared in A Safe Place" (1971), co-starring Jack Nicholson and Orson Welles, "I Walk the Line" (1970) and "Play It As It Lays" (1972) with Anthony Perkns for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
Her success continued into the 80's with roles on, "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" (1977) starring alongside Richard Gere, Diane Keaton, William Atherton, Richard Kiley, LeVar Burton, Brian Dennehy and Tom Berenger, for which Weld was nomintated for an Academy Award for Best Supporitng Actress, "Who'll Stop the Rain" (1978) aso starring Nick Nolte, Michael Moriarty, Anthony Zerbe, Joaquin Martinez and Richard Mazur, "Thief" (1981) starring with James Caan, Robert Prosky, Jim Belushi, Dennis Farina and Willie Nelson and "Once Upon a Time in America" (1984) starring Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci, Burt Young and Treat Williams.
Tuesday Weld also appeared in Television movies such as, "Reflections of Murder" (1987) starring wth Joan Hackett, Sam Waterston and Lucille Benson, "Question of Guilt" (1978) starring Ron Leibman, Alex Rocco, Peter Masterson, Viveca Lindfors, Lana Wood and Ron Rifkin, "Falling Down" (1993) starring Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall and Barbara Hershey and "Feeling Minnesota" (1996) starring Keanu Reeves, Cameron Diaz, Vincent D'Onofrio, Courtney Love, Dan Aykroyd and Delroy Lindo.
Weld has been married three times. First she was married to the screenwriter Claude Harz, from 1965 until their divorce in 1971 and they had 1 daughter together. She then married the British musician, comedian and actor Dudley Moore, from 1975 until they divorced. In 1976 they had a son, Patrick, an actor, director, and editor. She married again with the Israeli concert violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman and another marriage failed in 1998.
As of June 2010, Weld is now retired and living in Aspen, Colorado with her daughter and grand daughter. She is still offered roles on a weekly basis but has been turning them down for almost ten years now. She is enjoying writing and spending time with her family.
2005 Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool
2002 Investigating Sex
2001 Chelsea Walls
1999 Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 2
1996 Feeling Minnesota
1993 Falling Down
1988 Heartbreak Hotel
1986 Something in Common
1986 Circle of Violence: A Family Drama
1984 Scorned and Swindled
1984 Once Upon a Time in America
1983 The Winter of Our Discontent
1982 Author! Author!
1982 Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny
1982 The Rainmaker
1981 Madame X
1980 Mother and Daughter: The Loving War
1978 Who'll Stop the Rain
1978 Looking for Mr. Goodbar
1978 A Question of Guilt
1976 F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood
1974 Reflections of Murder
1972 Play It As It Lays
1971 A Safe Place
1971 I Walk the Line
1968 Pretty Poison
1967 The Crucible
1966 Lord Love a Duck
1965 The Cincinnati Kid
1965 I'll Take Sweden
1963 Soldier in the Rain
1962 Bachelor Flat
1961 Wild in the Country
1961 Return to Peyton Place
1961 High Time
1960 Sex Kittens Go to College
1960 Because They're Young
1960 The Private Lives of Adam and Eve
1960 77 Sunset Strip Condor's Lair
1959 The Five Pennies
1959 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Caper at the Bijou
1959 USA The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Couchville
1959 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis The Right Triangle
1959 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis The Best Dressed Man of Central High
1959 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Love Is a Science
1959 77 Sunset Strip Secret Island
1958 Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!
1957 Goodyear Television Playhouse Backwoods Cinderella
1956 Rock, Rock, Rock