Valerie Perrine

Actress + Model
Born Sep 3, 1943

Valerie Ritchie Perrine is an American actress and model.

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1943 Birth Born on September 3, 1943.


1972 28 Years Old Perrine was photographed for a pictorial layout in the May 1972 issue of Playboy, later appearing on the cover in August 1981.
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She then became the first actress to purposely display herself nude on American television by completely baring her breasts during the May 4, 1973, PBS broadcast of Bruce Jay Friedman's Steambath on Hollywood Television Theater. (She was seen taking a shower from the side totally undressed.) Only a few PBS stations nationwide were adventurous enough to carry the program.


1975 31 Years Old In 1975, Perrine was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actress (Drama) and won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role as comedian Lenny Bruce's wife, stripper Honey Bruce, in Bob Fosse's Lenny (1974). … Read More
1979 35 Years Old For this role, she was nominated for the 1979 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. … Read More
1982 38 Years Old In 1982, she played the role of Marcy, the wife of a corrupt police officer, in The Border with Jack Nicholson.


1995 51 Years Old In 1995, Perrine made a guest appearance on the series Homicide: Life on the Street, playing an ex-wife of Richard Belzer's Detective John Munch.
2000 56 Years Old In the years since then, Perrine has worked in lower-profile projects, although she did have a small supporting role in the 2000 Mel Gibson film What Women Want.
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