<%= render :partial => '/v9/shared/analytics'

Shelley Duvall

Actress + Television Producer
Born Jul 7, 1949

Shelley Alexis Duvall is an American actress, best known for her acting roles in the films Thieves Like Us, 3 Women, The Shining and Popeye. She began her career in the 1970s films of Robert Altman, followed by roles in films by Woody Allen, Stanley Kubrick, Terry Gilliam and Tim Burton. She is also an Emmy-nominated producer, responsible for Faerie Tale Theatre and other kid-friendly programming.… Read More

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Shelley Duvall.

  • S fart mini
    Don't Fart In Front Of Hot Paramedics
    Huffington Post - May 06, 2015
  • S the shining mini
    'the Shining' Behind The Scenes Photos Showcase Jack Nicholson And Stanley Kubrick In Action
    Huffington Post - Oct 29, 2013
  • What Stanley Kubrick Got Wrong About “The Shining”
    Salon.com - Oct 01, 2013
  • Stephen King: On Alcoholism And Returning To The Shining
    Guardian (UK) - Sep 21, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Shelley Duvall.


1949 Birth Duvall was born in Houston, Texas on July 7, 1949, the daughter of real estate broker Bobbie Ruth Crawford (née Massengale) and defense attorney Robert Richardson Duvall. … Read More


1977 28 Years Old In 1977, Duvall was awarded a Best Actress Award by the Cannes Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for her portrayal of the delusional Millie Lammoreaux in Altman's 3 Women. … Read More


1979 30 Years Old In January 1979, Altman offered her the role he believed she was born to play: Olive Oyl in the big-screen adaptation of Popeye. … Read More
1985 36 Years Old In 1985, she created Tall Tales & Legends, another one-hour anthology series for Showtime, this one featuring adaptations of American folk tales. … Read More
1988 39 Years Old After Tall Tales and Legends ended in 1988, Duvall founded a new production company called Think Entertainment to develop programs and made-for-TV movies for cable channels. … Read More


1992 43 Years Old In 1992, Think Entertainment joined forces with the newly-formed Universal Family Entertainment to create Duvall's fourth Showtime original series, Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories, which featured animated adaptations of children's storybooks with celebrity narrators. … Read More
1993 44 Years Old Duvall produced a fifth series for Showtime, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, before selling Think Entertainment in 1993 and retiring as a producer. … Read More
1998 49 Years Old In 1998, she played Drew Barrymore's mother in the comedy Home Fries and Hilary Duff's aunt in the direct-to-video children's film Casper Meets Wendy. … Read More


2000 51 Years Old In 2000, she played Haylie Duff's aunt in the independent family film Dreams in the Attic, which was shopped to the Disney Channel but never released.
2002 53 Years Old Her last acting appearance was a small role in the 2002 independent film Manna from Heaven. … Read More


2010 61 Years Old In a November 5, 2010 interview with Mondo Film & Video Guide, Duvall talked about her current life, revealing that future film roles are a possibility: I wouldn’t say I became a recluse. … Read More
Original Authors of this text are noted on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelley_Duvall.
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.