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Valerie Perrine ACTOR

Valerie Perrine was born on September 3rd, 1943 in Galveston, Texas with the birth name Valerie Ritchie Perrine to parents, Winifred McGinley and Kenneth Perrine.  Her father was a lieutenant in the army and so she was raised in Japan where her father was stationed.  As a teenager she moved out to Arizona and lived on a ranch. 
Her career in entertainment began as a former Las Vegas showgirl.  Soon she was getting cast in films such as "Slaughterhouse-Five" (1972) co-starring Michael Sacks, John Dehner, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche, Sharon Gans and Perry King and this followed with a photo layout in Playboy Magazine in 1972.
Many remember her as the first female actress to show herself nude on American television by baring her breasts in 1973 during a Public Broadcasting Service of Bruce Jay Friedman's, "Steambath" which aired on Hollywood Television Theater.
Her career in the film industry continued with a role on "Lenny" (1974) co-starring Dustin Hoffman, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actress.  She continued to take on more film roles such as in, "W.C. Fields and Me" (1976) co-starring Rod Steiger, Jack Cassidy, Paul Stewart, Dana Elcar, John Marley, Bernadette Peters and Billy Barty, "Superman" (1978) starring alongside Christopher Reeve as Superman, as well as Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Glenn Ford, Phyllis Thaxter, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure and Ned Beatty with Cameo appearances by Kirk Alyn and Noel Neill as Lois Lane's father and mother, "The Electric Horseman" (1979) starring Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, John Saxon and Willie Nelson, "Agency" (1980) also starring Robert Mitchum, Lee Majors and Alexandra Stewart and "The Border" (1982) which also starred Jack Nicholson, Warren Oates, Harvey Keitel and Dirk Blocker.
She continues to work in the industry with some of her latest roles being in the film "What Women Want" (2000) with Mel Gibson, "Superman II" (2006) the sequel to the 1978 superhero film "Superman" that stars Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp, Ned Beatty, Sarah Douglas, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, Susannah York, E.G. Marshall, Marc McClure, Clifton James and Jack O'Halloran and made an appearance on, "Homicide: Life on the Street" (1995).  Her latest work can be seen on the television series "Lights Out" (2011).   


2011 Lights Out 
2008 Redirecting Eddie 
2006 Superman II
2005 The Californians
2005 Third Watch
2005 The Amateurs 
2002 The End of the Bar
2002 Grounded for Life
2001 The Beast
2001 Family Law
2001 Just Shoot Me!
2001 Directing Eddie 
2000 What Women Want
1999 Shame, Shame, Shame 
1999 Picture This
1999 My Girlfriend's Boyfriend
1998-1999 As the World Turns
1998 Walker, Texas Ranger 
1998 Brown's Requiem 
1998 It All Came True
1998 54
1998 A Place Called Truth 
1997 The Practice
1996 Nash Bridges 
1995 ER 
1995 The Break 
1995 Homicide: Life on the Street 
1995 Girl in the Cadillac
1994 Burke's Law
1993 The Secrets of Lake Success 
1993 Boiling Point 
1992 Northern Exposure
1991 Mountain of Diamonds 
1991 Riflessi in un cielo scuro 
1990 Bright Angel 
1989 Sweet Bird of Youth 
1989 Quattro storie di donne 
1988 Una casa a Roma
1987 War of the Stars
1987 Maid to Order 
1987 CBS Summer Playhouse 
1986 Leo & Liz in Beverly Hills 
1986 Rose
1985 George Burns Comedy Week 
1985 Water
1985 Faerie Tale Theatre 
1985 Mask of Murder 
1983 When Your Lover Leaves 
1983 Malibu 
1982 The Border
1982 Marian Rose White 
1981 The Cannonball Run 
1980 Can't Stop the Music 
1980 Agency 
1980 Superman II 
1979 The Electric Horseman 
1979 The Magician of Lublin 
1978 Superman 
1978 Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women 
1977 Mr. Billion 
1976 W.C. Fields and Me
1974 Lenny
1973 Love Story
1973 The Last American Hero 
1973 Steambath 
1973 Lady Luck 
1972 The Couple Takes a Wife
1972 Slaughterhouse-Five
1971 Diamonds Are Forever  

Matinee Classics - Agency starring Robert Mitchum, Lee Majors, Valerie Perrine
Matinee Classics - The Agency starring Robert Mitchum, Lee Majors, Valerie Perrine, Saul Rubinek, Alexandra Stewart, George Touliatos, Franz Russell, Michael Kirby, Gary Reineke, Hugh Webster, Anthony Parr, Jonathan Walsh, Donald Davis, Marilyn Gardner and Eric Donkin

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