Frances Fisher
Actress
Frances Fisher
Frances Fisher is a British-American actress. She is known for her work on television, in theater and in films, including roles as Strawberry Alice, the madame in Unforgiven (1992), and Ruth DeWitt Bukater, the mother of Kate Winslet's Rose DeWitt Bukater in Titanic (1997).
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A life in the stars: Carrie Fisher in pictures
Yahoo News - about 2 months
Born to Hollywood stars, Carrie Fisher lived her life in lights from the beginning.  The beloved actress died Tuesday at age 60 in Los Angeles after suffering from a heart attack. The child of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, Fisher made herself a household name starring as Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, as well as other classic films including Shampoo and Hannah and Her Sisters . Fisher's personal life was tumultuous. She was open about her struggles with bipolar disorder and drug addiction, reflecting these experiences in novels such as Postcards from the Edge .  "Hilariously – after all the drug addiction and celebration marriage and mental illness and divorce and shock treatment and heartbreak and motherhood and childhood and neighborhood and hood in general – I’ve turned out to be ... a kind of happy person (go figure!)," she wrote in the Guardian in June. She always maintained a sense of wit and an intense joy in life, all of which came through in pictures ...
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Amazon's <i>Melody 1963</i>: Standing in the Shadows of Motown, Chasing Dr. King's Dream
Huffington Post - 4 months
A new Amazon special called Melody 1963: Love Has To Win reminds us that with issues as all-important as human dignity, a simple morality play still has a valuable place. Melody 1963, which begins streaming Friday on Amazon Prime, tells the story of a 10-year-old Detroit girl who has just been slapped with the ugly truth that a hundred years after the Emancipation Proclamation, much of America still didn't want to give black folks equal opportunity. The year is 1963 and Melody (Marsai Martin) (above) is smart and cheerful. She loves the music of Motown, particularly Mary Wells, and she'd like to grow up to be a Vandella. Her mother Frances (Idara Victor) (above) has raised Melody to believe she can be anything she wants to be, even though Frances had to shelve her own dream of becoming a concert pianist because orchestras didn't hire black piano players. Instead Frances has a low-level cleaning job where she has to act like grateful household help so she doesn't ...
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Francesca Eastwood stars in new indie film
Reuters.com - 7 months
Francesca Eastwood follows in the footsteps of her famous parents Clint Eastwood and Frances Fisher by taking the lead in new indie film "Outlaws and Angels." Rough Cut (No reporter narration)
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The 36 Best and Worst Celebrity Baby Names of All Time
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Just as we turn to celebrities for new trends to name our children, we also look toward them to see what outrageous names they have picked this time around. From Apple to Zahara, Mallory Moss presents the best and worst celebrity baby names of all time. And when it was bad, it was horrid: Audio Science (Shannon Sossamon &amp; Dallas Clayton). Supposedly, the parents -- a musician and an author -- were looking for a "word name" and decided this name was meaningful. Sorry, this name is hideous. Meaningful words in baby naming may include Harmony, Grace and, yes, even Moxie -- but not Audio Science! Pirate (Jonathan &amp; Devon Davis). I suppose we should expect the frontman of Korn to have an odd name for a child to match his musical proclivities. But Pirate? Using words with negative connotations can target children with personas of ill-repute before they even have a chance to establish their own identities. Blue Ivy (Beyoncé Knowles &amp; Jay-Z). My issue with Blue Iv ...
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Castle Boss Talks Beckett's "Cold Feet" and the New Wedding Date
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
While investigating the death of an assistant to iconic fashion editor Matilda King (guest star Frances Fisher), Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) each made individual strides in making their impending nuptials a success. While Castle tried to lock down the perfect venue, the Cordova House, Matilda called on former model Beckett to fill in for an emergency fitting of a bridal gown. Get scoop on your favorite returning shows "We thought it was appropriate, given the fact that Beckett lost her mom, to have a moment where she acknowledges that her mother isn't part of the wedding planning," creator Andrew W. Marlowe tells TVGuide.com. Fortunately, as viewers no doubt saw in that touching final scene, this was merely a minor setback. [...] it seems Marlowe isn't terribly interested in slowing down the Beckett-Castle wedding train at all. [...] should fans be saving the date for a wedding as we head toward the Season 6 finale? "I think that's what the characters are ...
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'Castle' Episode 6.14 Photos: High Fashion Meets Murder
Buddy TV - about 3 years
"Dressed To Kill" - When the assistant to Modern Fashion Magazine's dictatorial editor Matilda King (guest star Frances Fisher) is found murdered, Castle and Beckett are thrust into the glitzy, ruthless world of high fashion in their search for the killer. Meanwhile Beckett's history in the modelling world gets her access to a very special wedding surprise, on Castle, Monday, Jan. 27 (10:01- 11:00 p.m., ET) ABC.
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Critics Hate 'The Host'
Popeater - almost 4 years
LOS ANGELES — There's something about novelist Stephenie Meyer that induces formerly interesting directors to suddenly make films that are slow, silly and soporific. It happened consistently on "The Twilight Saga," and it happens again on "The Host," once-provocative writer-director Andrew Niccol's adaptation of Meyer's 600-plus-page post-Twilight novel that spent 26 weeks at No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list beginning in 2008. Aimed squarely at the same tweens who contributed so generously to the bank accounts of everyone who became associated with Meyer's vampire franchise, this one swills in the same sort of thwarted Victorian-style romanticism while indulging a similar moonstruck vibe that can seemingly only be resolved in Meyer's work by selfless female sacrifice. Not to be deterred, Meyer's army of female fans surely will deliver a big opening for Open Road, but anything resembling Twilight numbers is a fantasy. Meyer intends to expand The Host into a trilo ...
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Bevy Smith: My Workout Obsession
Huffington Post - about 4 years
In an effort to stop this 46-year-old body from sliding into total disrepair, I joined a fancy gym. My gym features eucalyptus chilled towels and patrons who look like they don't need to go to a gym. It's definitely an investment and I'm committed to getting my money's worth, which is why I started taking classes -- yoga, pilates, power napping (apparently there's a proper way to nap) and my favorite, Zumba. What started as a way to milk every cent out of my gym membership has become a bit of an obsession. For me Zumba is like going to the club only you're not the only 40-something dancing hard and sweating like you're going through the change. Before I took a class I thought it was just another exercise fad, after all in the '90s I did my share of Tae-bo! However, going inside the world of Zumba Fitness, I realized it's a movement. I attended the Zumba Instructors Conference held at in Los Angeles and with over 3,000 global instructors in attendance it felt like an o ...
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Who Is Miss Golden Globe 2013?
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Francesca Eastwood is Miss Golden Globe 2013. Each year, the daughter of a celebrity is chosen for the honor and given the task of assisting in handing out the award statues. The 19-year-old is the daughter of Clint Eastwood and actress Frances Fisher, and joins the likes of Rumer Willis, Dakota Johnson and Lily Costner, who gave out the awards in past years. You might recognize Francesca from her E! reality show “Mrs. Eastwood &amp; Company,” her boyfriend Tyler Shield's controversial photographs, or from when she made headlines after she had her birthday party crashed by none other than Lindsay Lohan.
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Francesca Eastwood Is Named Miss Golden Globe 2013 (Andrea Billups/People.com)
Wesmirch.com - about 4 years
Andrea Billups / People.com: Francesca Eastwood Is Named Miss Golden Globe 2013  —  In a move that most certainly will make her dad's day, Francesca Eastwood has been named Miss Golden Globe 2013 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.  —  The daughter of Clint Eastwood and actress Frances Fisher, Francesca, 19 …
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Is Someone Getting A New Love Interest On 'Grey's Anatomy'?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Constance Zimmer is bringing some new energy to Seattle Grace. The "Entourage" actress is stopping by "Grey's Anatomy" as Dr. Cahill, a “confident, self-possessed, laser-focused professional with a wicked sense of humor," according to EW. TVLine's Michael Ausiello surmised that Zimmer's character might be the new love interest "Grey's" creator Shonda Rhimes confirmed Alex (Justin Chambers) will be getting in Season 9. In addition to "Entourage," Zimmer's recent TV appearances include "The New Normal" and "Love Bites." In other casting news... Mykelti Williamson and Frances Fisher are headed to "Touch." The "24" vet will play an LAPD detective, while Fisher will appear as the head of Aster Corps on the action-packed CBS series. [TVLine] Marianne Jean-Baptiste is headed back to "Private Practice" in December. Jean-Baptiste will reprise her role as Gabi when she bumps into Violet (Amy Brenneman) at the hospital. [THR] Jesse Plemons has joined HBO's "The Mi ...
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Kate Walsh, Amy Brenneman, Frances Fisher and Sharon Lawrence at NWHM event
Monsters and Critics - over 4 years
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Frances Fisher Still Brims With 'Titanic' Memories
Channel 10 News - San Diego, CA - over 4 years
"Titanic" star Frances Fisher shares memories of the classic film as it makes its debut on Blu-ray.
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'Childrens Hospital' Season 4: Emmy-Nominated Absurdity!
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Knowing that "Childrens Hospital" (Season 4 premieres Thurs., Aug. 9, midnight ET on Adult Swim) is the brainchild of Rob Corddry will make you wonder a bit about Rob Corddry's brain. The most comforting thing? He still can't find a simple way to describe this bizarre, short-form, no rules comedy parody show that started as a web series and can now call itself an Emmy-nominated staple in Adult Swim's midnight primetime lineup. "I say it's an absurd comedy about a bunch of doctors who do inappropriate things in the workplace ... and their workplace happens to be a children's hospital," Corddry said. "But that doesn't really describe the show -- it's hard to describe absurdity in general I think." The show's audience might be niche, but Corddry loves that people who get it, find it. "We're never gonna get 'American Idol' numbers. I would just be so happy to reach half of the people in the world that like this kind of comedy. That would be awesome." I caught up with Cord ...
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Paramount Pictures Celebrates 100 Years with Historic Photo
Cheech And Chong Fan News - over 4 years
On the occasion of Paramount Pictures' 100th Anniversary in 2012, the famed Hollywood studio, lead by Chairman and CEO Brad Grey, gathered over 100 of the world's biggest stars to participate in a historic photo in celebration of the studio's illustrious past and bright future.  The photo includes J.J. Abrams, Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Beals, Jamie Bell, Justin Bieber, Bird Brad, Jack Black, Peter Bogdanovich, Ernest Brognine, Josh Brolin, James Caan, Dana Carvey, David Chase, Don Cheadle, John Cho, Tommy Chong, George Clooney, Glenn Close, Sacha Baron Cohen, Bud Cort, Kevin Costner, Tom Cruise, Jon Cryer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Claire Danes, Philippe Dauman, Robert De Niro, Bruce Dern, Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kirk Douglas, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Evans, Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Jon Favreau, Katie Featherston, David Fincher, Frances Fisher, Jane Fonda, Harrison Ford, Megan Fox, Morgan Freeman, Andy Garcia, Richard Gere, Tyrese Gibson, Scott Glenn, Alejandro Inarritu Gonzal ...
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Fashion: Debbie Reynolds, Warren Beatty celebrate Beverly Hills Hotel
LATimes - over 4 years
DreamWorks Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg called the Beverly Hills Hotel and Bugalows "the center of the universe" as he welcomed guests to the hotel's 100th birthday on Saturday. Katzenberg co-hosted along with Warren Beatty and hotel manager Ed Mody, and Mary J. Blige performed after a champagne reception and dinner. The festivities were preceded by a comedy night on Friday. Guests stopping by all weekend included Debbie Reynolds, Frances Fisher, Donald Faison, Brad Garrett, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Karina Smirnoff, Mena Suvari and many more.  [Society News LA] Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour, who last week hosted a $40,000 a plate fundraiser for President Obama's campaign at the home of Sarah Jessica Parker, is deeply concerned about the future of the country, interested in politics around the globe and possibly on her way to being a political power player, the New York Times reports. [NYT] After shying from gold in recent years due to a spike in the price, jewelers ...
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Gobble Green brings healthier life to your doorstep
Bikyamasr - almost 5 years
Gobble Green is 100 percent vegan. LOS ANGELES: It can be difficult for vegetarians and vegans to find meals that are both nutritious and appetizing. However, there is now a service that is transforming the health-food industry by catering to people’s specific diet and workout needs. Gobble Green (www.gobblegreen.com) is a 100% vegan online marketplace and food delivery service where consumers can purchase individual meals, virtual fitness programs, or complete gourmet diet plans. Gobble Green makes veganism hassle free, encourages green living, and proudly advocates the ethical treatment of animals. Going vegan can be complicated; it’s hard to find animal-free foods with busy schedules and limited options at grocery stores. Not only does Gobble Green offer quality meals — they also deliver nationwide right to shoppers’ doorsteps! Founders Jennifer Clary and Kevin Haberer developed Gobble Green to provide plant-based meals with mainstream appeal. Products available on Gobble ...
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In search of an old school friend
News Post Leader - almost 5 years
DOES anyone know the whereabouts of Miss Francis Fisher – a long lost school friend.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Frances Fisher
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  • 2014
    Age 61
    She is set to be in the upcoming films The Potters and You're Not You, both set to release in 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Fisher appeared in the film Woman in Gold (2015), playing the mother of Randol Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds).
    In 2014, Fisher was starring in the ABC drama series Resurrection about the residents of Arcadia, Missouri, whose lives are upended when their loved ones return from the dead, unaged since their deaths.
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    From 2014 to 2015, Fisher starred in the ABC drama series Resurrection.
    More Details Hide Details Fisher was born in Milford on Sea, Hampshire, England, the daughter of American parents Olga Rosine (née Moen), a housewife, and William Irving "Bill" Fisher, Sr, an oil refinery construction superintendent. Before she reached the age of fifteen, she had moved nine times and traveled because of her father's job, going to places like Italy, Turkey, Colombia, France, Canada, and Brazil. When she was 15, her mother died and she took on the responsibility to help raise her younger brother. She ultimately completed her high school at Lutcher Stark High School in Orange, Texas, where she performed in theatre productions, and later worked as a secretary. Deciding to follow her interest in theatre, she moved to New York City, where she subsequently enjoyed a 14-year stage career in regional and off-Broadway productions. She became involved with the Actors Studio, where she studied with Lee Strasberg. Fisher moved to Abingdon, Virginia, where she began her acting career at the Barter Theatre, a year-round repertory theatre. During the next 10 years, she concentrated on theatre in New York and in regional theatres all over the East Coast. She has also returned to theatre; she appeared in Arthur Miller's last play, Finishing the Picture, produced at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, and in a 2006 production of The Cherry Orchard at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
  • 2013
    Age 60
    Fisher appeared as Maggie Stryder in the 2013 film The Host with Saoirse Ronan and William Hurt.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2011
    Age 58
    In 2011, she appeared in The Lincoln Lawyer and The Roommate.
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    She served as an official festival judge for the 2011 Noor Iranian Film Festival in Los Angeles.
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  • 2006
    Age 53
    Fisher worked on four films in 2006, including Peter Berg's The Kingdom, and Paul Haggis' In the Valley of Elah.
    More Details Hide Details That same year she appeared in the film Jolene with Jessica Chastain as her lover.
  • 2005
    Age 52
    In 2005, she appeared on the ER episode "Just As I Am," as Helen Kingsley, the long-lost birth mother of Dr. Kerry Weaver, played by Laura Innes, even though Fisher is only five years older.
    More Details Hide Details She also starred in a pilot for NBC/USA entitled To Love and Die. In 2008, she appeared in a recurring role on the Sci-Fi Channel television series Eureka, portraying the character Eva Thorne. Fisher also guest-starred on Grey's Anatomy, The Shield, Two and a Half Men, Private Practice, Sons of Anarchy, Torchwood, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Cold Case, and Castle.
  • 2004
    Age 51
    In 2004, she appeared in Laws of Attraction as Julianne Moore's mother, even though she is only 8 years older.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2002
    Age 49
    In 2002 she starred in the short-lived The WB series Glory Days, and in next year in another drama that was cancelled after single season, The Lyon's Den on NBC.
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  • 1999
    Age 46
    Fisher had recurring roles in CBS sitcom Becker as Dr. Elizabeth 'Liz' Carson from 1999 to 2000, and on Fox's Titus as Juanita Titus (2000-2001).
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  • 1994
    Age 41
    From 1994 to 1995 she starred in the Fox drama series Strange Luck.
    More Details Hide Details In 2000, Fisher portrayed Audrey Hepburn's mother, Ella Hepburn, in the biographical film of the actress. In same year she played the role of Janet Lee Bouvier in Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1991
    Age 38
    In 1991, Fisher was cast as Lucille Ball in the television film Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter, which aired to strong ratings and good reviews.
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  • 1989
    Age 36
    In 1989 she appeared in Pink Cadillac opposite Clint Eastwood, and the pair began a six-year offscreen relationship.
    More Details Hide Details In next year she appeared in Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael. In 1992, Fisher had her breakout role in Unforgiven, an Academy Award-winning film directed by Clint Eastwood, who also starred. In later years she began acting regularly in major and independent films. Her most famous role in film was as the society matron Ruth DeWitt Bukater, the mother of the character played by Kate Winslet, in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic. She appeared in True Crime (1999) with Eastwood as D.A. Fisher had a role in House of Sand and Fog (2003), another Academy Award-nominated film.
  • 1985
    Age 32
    She later joined the cast of CBS's Guiding Light as Suzette Saxon in 1985.
    More Details Hide Details After leaving daytime television, Fisher guest starred as a bartender, Savannah, at "The Lobo" in the first season of ABC comedy series Roseanne. She also appeared on Newhart, Matlock, and In the Heat of the Night. Fisher was originally cast to play Jill Taylor on the ABC sitcom Home Improvement, but was replaced after initial filming of the pilot episode by Patricia Richardson due to a lack of chemistry with Tim Allen as well as with the studio audience who felt Fisher was too serious in the delivery of her lines.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1976
    Age 23
    Fisher gained recognition playing Detective Deborah Saxon on the ABC daytime soap opera The Edge of Night from 1976 to 1981.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1970
    Age 17
    In 1970, when Fisher was 18, she married her high school sweetheart Billy Mack Hamilton.
    More Details Hide Details They divorced two years later. Fisher was in a relationship with fellow actor Clint Eastwood for six years in the early 1990s. During that time, the couple had a daughter, Francesca Eastwood (b. 1993).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1952
    Born
    Born on May 11, 1952.
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