The Info List - Brenda Vaccaro

Brenda Buell Vaccaro (born November 18, 1939) is an American stage, television, and film actress.


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Filmography

3.1 Film 3.2 Television

4 References 5 External links

Early life[edit] Vaccaro was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Italian American
Italian American
parents Christine M. and Mario A. Vaccaro, a restaurateur.[1][2] She was raised in Dallas, Texas, where her parents co-founded Mario's Restaurant,[3] in 1943, converting it from Dutch's Café,[4] and where Vaccaro graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School.[5] She returned to New York City
New York City
to study acting under the guidance of Sanford Meisner
Sanford Meisner
at the Neighborhood Playhouse, and made her Broadway debut in the short-lived 1961 comedy Everybody Loves Opal, for which she won a Theatre World Award.[6] Career[edit] Vaccaro's Broadway credits include The Affair (1962), Cactus Flower (1965), How Now, Dow Jones
How Now, Dow Jones
(1967), The Goodbye People
The Goodbye People
(1968), the female version of The Odd Couple, (1985), and Jake's Women (1992).[7] The husky-voiced actress is a three-time Tony Award
Tony Award
nominee, for Best Featured Actress in a Play (Cactus Flower), Best Actress in a Musical (Dow Jones), and Best Actress in a Play (The Goodbye People).[7] Vaccaro appeared with Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
and Jon Voight
Jon Voight
in the 1969 film Midnight Cowboy, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. For her performance in the 1975 film adaptation of Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough
Once Is Not Enough
she gained an Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination and won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress.[citation needed] Additional screen credits include Airport '77, Capricorn One, The Pride of Jesse Hallam, Supergirl, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Heart of Midnight, Zorro, The Gay Blade
Zorro, The Gay Blade
and House by the Lake, also known as Death Weekend.[8] Her television credits include the title role in the 1976 series Sara, a number of television movies, and a regular role in the short-lived 1984 series Paper Dolls, in addition to guest appearances on Banacek, The Fugitive, The Defenders, Coronet Blue, The Name of the Game, Marcus Welby, M.D., McCloud, The Streets of San Francisco, The Love Boat, St. Elsewhere, Murder, She Wrote, The Golden Girls, Columbo, Touched by an Angel, Friends, The King of Queens, and Nip/Tuck.[8] She was nominated for an Emmy Award
Emmy Award
three times and won for Best Supporting Actress in Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music for The Shape of Things in 1974.[citation needed] She supplied the voice for Johnny Bravo's mother Bunny Bravo in the animated cartoon series. She was the first voice of Jay's (Jon Lovitz)'s ex-wife Ardeth on The Critic. She made an appearance on The Smurfs as Scruple, an apprentice of Gargamel, opposite Paul Winchell.[8] After ill health forced Valerie Harper
Valerie Harper
to bow out of the production of Nice Work if You Can Get It at the Ogunquit Playhouse
Ogunquit Playhouse
(Maine), Vaccaro took over the role of Millicent Winter for the remaining performances of the limited run from August 4–15, 2015.[9] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1969 Where It's At Molly Hirsch Nominated— Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for New Star of the Year – Actress

1969 Midnight Cowboy Shirley Nominated— Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

1970 I Love My Wife Jody Burrows

1971 Going Home Jenny

1972 Summertree Vanetta

1972 Going Home Jenny Benson

1975 Once Is Not Enough Linda Riggs Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Nominated— Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actress

1976 Death Weekend Diane

1977 Capricorn One Kay Brubaker Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress

1977 Airport '77 Eve Clayton

1979 Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider Grace Wolf

1980 First Deadly Sin, TheThe First Deadly Sin Monica Gilbert

1981 Zorro, The Gay Blade Florinda

1984 Supergirl Bianca

1985 Water Dolores Thwaites

1988 Heart of Midnight Betty

1989 Ten Little Indians Marion Marshall

1989 Cookie Bunny

1990 Lethal Games Stella Hudson

1991 Masque of the Red Death Elaina Hart

1994 Love Affair Nora Stillman

1996 Mirror Has Two Faces, TheThe Mirror Has Two Faces Doris

2002 Sonny Meg

2003 Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure Mrs. Hirsch

2005 Boynton Beach Club Marilyn

2016 Kubo and the Two Strings Kameyo Voice

2017 The Clapper Ida Krumble


Year Title Role Notes

1961 Naked City Rosa Alloro Episode: "The Corpse Ran Down Mulberry Street"

1963 Fugitive, TheThe Fugitive Joanne Spencer Episode: "See Hollywood and Die"

1971 What's a Nice Girl Like You...? Shirley Television movie

1972 Marcus Welby, M.D. Marilyn Hoffman Episode: "House of Mirrors"

1972 Streets of San Francisco Police Officer Sherry Reese Episode: "Act of Duty"

1972 McCloud Police Officer Margaret Sereno Episode: "The Park Avenue Rustlers"

1972 Banacek Sharon Clark Episode: "To Steal a King"

1974 The Shape of Things Unknown role Television movie Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program

1974 Streets of San Francisco Hit Woman Sidney (AKA Sally Banning) Episode: "The Most Deadly Species"

1976 Sara Sara Yarnell 12 episodes Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

1976 Territorial Men Sara Yarnell Television movie – compiled from footage shot for the television series Sara

1979 Dear Detective Det. Sgt. Kate Hudson 4 episodes

1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Jane Briggs Television movie

1981 The Star Maker Dolores Baker Television movie

1981 The Pride of Jesse Hallam Marion Galucci Television movie

1984 Paper Dolls Julia Blake 13 episodes

1984 St. Elsewhere Rose Orso Episode: "The Women"

1984 Love Boat, TheThe Love Boat Eleanor Savage 2 episodes

1985 Deceptions Helen Adams Television movie

1985 Care Bears Auntie Freeze 2 episodes; uncredited

1987 Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, TheThe Jetsons Meet the Flintstones Didi Television movie

1988 Murder, She Wrote Mimi Harcourt Episode: "Just Another Fish Story"

1990 Murder, She Wrote Didi Blair Episode: "The Fixer-Upper"

1990 Murder, She Wrote Sheila Kowalski Finley Episode: "The Family Jewels"

1990 Golden Girls, TheThe Golden Girls Angela Petrillo Episode: "Ebbtide's Revenge" Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

1990 Columbo Jess McCurdy Episode: "Murder in Malibu"

1990 Stolen: One Husband Lisa Jarrett Television movie

1992 Civil Wars Actress Episode: "Oceans White the Phone"

1992 Red Shoe Diaries Martha Television movie

1995 Friends Gloria Tribbiani Episode: "The One with the Boobies"

1996 Touched by an Angel Al Episode: "Out of the Darkness"

1997 Ally McBeal Karen Horowitz Episode: "The Attitude"

1997–2004 Johnny Bravo Various 55 episodes

1998 King of Queens, TheThe King of Queens Sheila Rednester Episode: "Paternal Affairs"

2001 Becker Bob's Mother Episode: "The Ghost of Christmas Presents"

2002 Just a Walk in the Park Selma Williams Television movie

2004 Just Desserts Lina Television movie

2005 American Dad! Strip Club Manager Episode: "Stan Knows Best"

2006 Nip/Tuck Beatrice Madsen Episode: "Diana Lubey"

2006 War at Home, TheThe War at Home Barbara Episode: "The West Palm Beach Story"

2010 You Don't Know Jack Margo Janus Television movie Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

2017 Gypsy Claire Rogers 8 episodes

2017 Superior Donuts Ellen Episode: "Get It, Arthur"


^ " Brenda Vaccaro
Brenda Vaccaro
biography". FilmReference.com. Retrieved August 2, 2015.  ^ " Brenda Vaccaro
Brenda Vaccaro
profile". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on May 22, 2011.  ^ "Texas Obituaries July 1999 - July 2001: Vaccaro, Christine Pavia". TexasAlmanac.com. Archived from the original on August 9, 2009. Retrieved August 2, 2015.  ^ Simnacher, Joe (March 25, 2015). "Phil Vaccaro, who ran renowned Dallas restaurants, dies at 76". The Dallas Morning News. Archived from the original on July 17, 2015.  ^ Wuntch, Philip (August 17, 2006). "'Boynton' star Brenda Vaccaro's still got the sass". The Dallas Morning News
The Dallas Morning News
via The Providence Journal. Archived from the original on September 3, 2006. Retrieved August 2, 2015.  ^ "Past Recipients". Theatre World Awards. Archived from the original on October 4, 2015. Retrieved May 3, 2015.  ^ a b " Brenda Vaccaro
Brenda Vaccaro
profile". Internet Broadway Database. Archived from the original on August 3, 2015. Retrieved November 18, 2009.  Separate tabs for "Productions" and "Awards". Additional WebCitation of "Production". ^ a b c IMDb
profile, imdb.com; accessed September 9, 2015. ^ Gans, Andrew. " Brenda Vaccaro
Brenda Vaccaro
Will Replace Valerie Harper
Valerie Harper
in Nice Work" Playbill, August 2, 2015

External links[edit]

Brenda Vaccaro
Brenda Vaccaro
at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Brenda Vaccaro
Brenda Vaccaro
on IMDb

Awards for Brenda Vaccaro

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Katina Paxinou
Katina Paxinou
(1943) Agnes Moorehead
Agnes Moorehead
(1944) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1945) Anne Baxter
Anne Baxter
(1946) Celeste Holm
Celeste Holm
(1947) Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
(1948) Mercedes McCambridge
Mercedes McCambridge
(1949) Josephine Hull (1950) Kim Hunter
Kim Hunter
(1951) Katy Jurado
Katy Jurado
(1952) Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
(1953) Jan Sterling
Jan Sterling
(1954) Marisa Pavan
Marisa Pavan
(1955) Eileen Heckart (1956) Elsa Lanchester
Elsa Lanchester
(1957) Hermione Gingold
Hermione Gingold
(1958) Susan Kohner
Susan Kohner
(1959) Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh
(1960) Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1961) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1962) Margaret Rutherford
Margaret Rutherford
(1963) Agnes Moorehead
Agnes Moorehead
(1964) Ruth Gordon
Ruth Gordon
(1965) Jocelyne LaGarde (1966) Carol Channing
Carol Channing
(1967) Ruth Gordon
Ruth Gordon
(1968) Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn
(1969) Karen Black/ Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1970) Ann-Margret
(1971) Shelley Winters
Shelley Winters
(1972) Linda Blair
Linda Blair
(1973) Karen Black
Karen Black
(1974) Brenda Vaccaro
Brenda Vaccaro
(1975) Katharine Ross
Katharine Ross
(1976) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1977) Dyan Cannon
Dyan Cannon
(1978) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1979) Mary Steenburgen
Mary Steenburgen
(1980) Joan Hackett
Joan Hackett
(1981) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(1982) Cher
(1983) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1984) Meg Tilly
Meg Tilly
(1985) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1986) Olympia Dukakis
Olympia Dukakis
(1987) Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver
(1988) Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
(1989) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1990) Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
(1991) Joan Plowright
Joan Plowright
(1992) Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder
(1993) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1994) Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino
(1995) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
(1996) Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger
(1997) Lynn Redgrave
Lynn Redgrave
(1998) Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
(1999) Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson
(2000) Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
(2001) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2002) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2003) Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman
(2004) Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2005) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
(2006) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2007) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2008) Mo'Nique
(2009) Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo
(2010) Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
(2011) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2012) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2015) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2016) Allison Janney
Allison Janney

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program

Perry Como
Perry Como
/ Dinah Shore
Dinah Shore
(1959) Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
(1960) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1961) Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
(1962) Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
(1963) Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
(1964) Art Carney
Art Carney
(1967) Art Carney
Art Carney
/ Pat Paulsen
Pat Paulsen
(1968) Arte Johnson
Arte Johnson
/ Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
(1969) Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
(1971) Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
(1972) Tim Conway
Tim Conway
(1973) Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
/ Brenda Vaccaro
Brenda Vaccaro
(1974) Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
/ Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1975) Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase
/ Vicki Lawrence
Vicki Lawrence
(1976) Tim Conway
Tim Conway
/ Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1977) Tim Conway
Tim Conway
/ Gilda Radner
Gilda Radner
(1978) Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
(1981) Nell Carter
Nell Carter
/ André De Shields
André De Shields
(1982) Leontyne Price
Leontyne Price
(1983) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1984) George Hearn (1985) Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1986) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1987) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1988) Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt
(1989) Tracey Ullman
Tracey Ullman
(1990) Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(1991) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1992) Dana Carvey (1993) Tracey Ullman
Tracey Ullman
(1994) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1995) Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1996) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1997) Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(1998) John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo
(1999) Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard
(2000) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(2001) Sting (2002) Wayne Brady
Wayne Brady
(2003) Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch
(2004) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2005) Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow
(2006) Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(2007) Don Rickles
Don Rickles

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Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film

Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates
(1996) Ellen Barkin
Ellen Barkin
(1997) Rita Wilson
Rita Wilson
(1998) Julia Ormond
Julia Ormond
(2001) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2002) Justine Bateman
Justine Bateman
(2003) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(2004) Lisa Edelstein
Lisa Edelstein
(2005) Julie Benz
Julie Benz
(2006) Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams
(2007) Fionnula Flanagan
Fionnula Flanagan
(2008) Jane Lynch
Jane Lynch
(2009) Brenda Vaccaro
Brenda Vaccaro
(2010) Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams
(2011) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2012) Laura Prepon
Laura Prepon
(2013) Sarah Paulson
Sarah Paulson
(2014) Rhea Seehorn
Rhea Seehorn
(2015) Olivia Colman
Olivia Colman
/ Rhea Seehorn
Rhea Seehorn
(2016) Ann Dowd
Ann Dowd

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