Susan Tyrrell
American actress
Susan Tyrrell
Susan Tyrrell was an American actress, known for her Best Supporting Actress Oscar-nominated performance as Oma in Fat City, and for her role as Ramona Rickettes in the John Waters film Cry-Baby.
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Austin Considine: The Warholian Questionnaire: Jackie Beat
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Roseanne Barr called her "the greatest drag queen on earth." The New York Times warned that "small children may be frightened" of her ribald live performances. Both were probably right. Jackie Beat's rowdy, flamboyant, celebrity-skewering musical parodies take no prisoners, twisting and playfully perverting the songs of Britney Spears, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and anyone else who dares to be a diva. Naturally, she was a perfect fit to answer one of our questionnaires: Andy was known to parody a few celebrities in his day -- however slyly. And as we see from Christie's gay-pride-themed Warhol collection, he had his own penchant for occasionally donning lipstick and a dress. Here, Beat talks about her idea for an Extreme Makeover project with Andy, and why people would be dying to get involved. (Go here to see her favorites from the upcoming sale.)   What was your first Warholian moment, and when did you first encounter him? As a young homosexual, I remember be ...
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Andy Griffith, Phyllis Diller and Larry Hagman Snubbed During Oscars in Memoriam Tribute
US Magazine - almost 4 years
They may be gone, but they're not forgotten -- even if they weren't included during the Oscars' annual "In Memoriam" segment. During the 85th Annual Awards, the show paid tribute to many stars who passed away in the last year, including actor Michael Clarke Duncan, screenwriter Norah Ephron and composer Marvin Hamlisch. PHOTOS: Stars we lost in 2012 Due to time constraints, however, many notable Hollywood icons -- like Andy Griffith and Larry Hagman, both of whom had a slew of films in addition to their legendary TV roles -- were not featured during the ABC telecast. PHOTOS: What all the stars wore at the 2013 Oscars The Academy published a supplementary online gallery to include additional actors, performers and filmmakers who passed away, including Ann Rutherford, Donna Summer and Susan Tyrrell. Even so, the 114 slides did not include Phyllis Diller, Sherman Hemsley, Russell Means, Lupe Ontiveros, Robin Sachs, Jerry Nelson and Conrad Bain. PHOTOS: Biggest Oscar gaffes ...
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Susan Tyrrell, Oscar Nominee, Dies at 67
NYTimes - over 4 years
Ms. Tyrrell specialized in playing odd and grotesque characters in films like “Cry-Baby” and “Big Top Pee-wee.”
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Susan Tyrrell, Oscar Nominee, Dies at 67
NYTimes - over 4 years
Ms. Tyrrell specialized in playing odd and grotesque characters in films like “Cry-Baby” and “Big Top Pee-wee.”
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Offbeat actress Susan Tyrrell dies
USA Today - over 4 years
Oscar-nominated actress Susan Tyrrell has died. She was 67.
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Oscar-nominated actress Susan Tyrrell dies at age 67
News Briefs - over 4 years
Actress Susan Tyrrell has died at the age of 67. Tyrrell was best known for her Oscar-nominated supporting performance as
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WHEN HARRY MET: Susan Tyrrell
The Gadsen Times - about 5 years
The story: <a class="fplink fp-260611" href="/susan+tyrrell+1">Susan Tyrrell</a> was a woman without a country ... born into a country that would not give her citizenship, a neighboring country that could not do so and living in the United States ... of unknown parentage until 9/11 changed her life.
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"Wielka cisza" - dokument Philipa Groeninga - Gazeta Wyborcza
Google News - over 5 years
Gene Hackman, Liv Ullmann, Eileen Heckart, Susan Tyrrell (105 min) 1870 rok. Zandy Allan (Gene Hackman) jest właścicielem farmy w górzystej części stanu Kalifornia. Szukając kogoś do pomocy w gospodarstwie, decyduje się sprowadzić sobie żonę ze Szwecji
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Tonight: Danny Elfman As Satan in Oingo Boingo's Musical Forbidden Zone - The L Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Though Frenchy (Marie-Pascale Elfman, Richard&#39;s wife at the time) is warned by her parents not to visit that strange, over-sexed land where Fantasy Island star Hervé Villechaize and Susan Tyrrell rule with a lecherous fist, she goes anyway
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John Waters Newbie Screens a Waters Marathon - San Diego Reader (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Ricki “Hairspray” Lake turns up, as does cult queen Susan Tyrrell (Andy Warhol&#39;s Bad, Forbidden Zone) and countless other examples of “stunt casting” (a term and practice Waters claims to have invented, which I suspect is true); Iggy Pop, Patty Hearst,
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OFFBEAT: Director John Waters offers honest assessment of today's filmmaking arena - nwitimes.com
Google News - over 5 years
... working with a very young Johnny Depp, who was just 27, when he was cast in Waters&#39; 1990 musical-teen film &quot;Cry-Baby&quot; playing a 1950s teen rebel and starring opposite Iggy Pop, Traci Lords, Ricki Lake, David Nelson, Susan Tyrrell and Patty Hearst
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Richard Elfman talks about cult classic <i>Forbidden Zone</i> - Charleston City Paper
Google News - almost 6 years
Then there&#39;s the story of Susan Tyrrell (the Queen) and diminutive Herve Villechaize (better known as Tattoo on Fantasy Island) having their fierce lover&#39;s quarrels — she with echoing pipes, honed from the stage at New York&#39;s Lincoln Repertory Company
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CRITIC'S CHOICE; A Fight Film Makes A Two-Week Comeback
NYTimes - over 7 years
John Huston's ''Fat City'' has many of the markers of the classic boxing film: the aging fighter who could have been champ; his young, unspoiled counterpart; their gnarled and nostalgic trainer; the women who distract them; and the menacing outsider -- in this case a Mexican former champion -- who must be faced. Yet it manages to avoid most of the
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FILM REVIEW; He's Twitchy And Shy; She's Asking For Trouble
NYTimes - almost 17 years
Mark Hanlon's ''Buddy Boy'' begins with some grimy black-and-white images of a plaster Christ suspended on a cross and then introduces its no less tortured protagonist. Francis (Aidan Gillen) is a shy stutterer and compulsive self-abuser who lives in a filth-encrusted apartment in a nameless big city. His one human connection is Sal (Susan
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Ron Link, 58, Director Known For His Theatrical Experiments
NYTimes - over 17 years
Ron Link, a director known for his work off Off Broadway in the 1970's and 80's and later in experimental theater in Los Angeles, died on Monday at a hospital in Los Angeles. He was 58 and lived in Los Angeles. The cause was cardiac failure after abdominal surgery, said Dan Gerrity, his companion. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Link began his theater
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Picket-Fence America, As Seen by John Waters
NYTimes - almost 27 years
Not content to watch old Presley movies on television, John Waters has made a brand new one, and made it in the manner of a teen-crazed Cecil B. DeMille. ''Cry-Baby,'' Mr. Waters's epic vision of mid-1950's high-school Americana, has a sweeping scale not usually associated with so dopey a subject, and for a while, almost enough exuberance to make
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Susan Tyrrell
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 66
    Died on June 16, 2012.
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  • 2008
    Age 62
    She move to Austin, Texas in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Her last role was as a woman trapped in a hole in the woods in Nathan and David Zellner's Kid-Thing. She was credited as Susan Tyrell in her early films. At her request, her narration for Ralph Bakshi's Wizards was uncredited. She was also a composer, credited with the song "Witch's Egg" in Forbidden Zone, in which she starred, a 1982 low-budget indie film directed by Richard Elfman with musical group Oingo Boingo (known then as The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo), headed by Richard's younger brother Danny Elfman.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2000
    Age 54
    In early 2000, she suffered the loss of both legs as a result of blood clots due to the rare blood disease essential thrombocythemia. A friend of Tyrrell's told a news outlet that the actress had died on June 16, 2012, aged 67.
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    She revealed in a 2000 interview how the 66-year-old director had prepared her for the role by taking her on a drink-fuelled tour of northern California, during which he took full advantage of the opportunities offered by the casting couch. “I can’t describe to you how horrible it was.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1990
    Age 44
    In 1990 she made a mystery guest appearance on the TV talk show Decoupage, appearing with hostess Summer Caprice and as the mother of Vaginal Cream Davis in an interview and dance routine.
    More Details Hide Details She continued to work, playing Ella the Fortune Teller in Masked and Anonymous (2003) and the High Priestess in The Devil's Due at Midnight (2004).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1985
    Age 39
    In 1985 she played the role of Celine in Paul Verhoevens adventure film Flesh+Blood, and was in John Water's cult classic Cry Baby as Ramona Rickettes.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1972
    Age 26
    After her film debut in Shoot Out (1971), her performance as Oma in John Huston's Fat City brought her a 1972 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1945
    Born
    Born on March 18, 1945.
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