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Where Are They Now - Friday, October 28, 2016

Hello fans,


Nancy Allen has had roles in popular films such as Carrie, Blow-Out, and the Robocop trilogy. With Halloween only a few days away I think many horror film fans will be watching Carrie. It's a good one.

Let's learn a little more about Nancy and what she is up to now.

Take care,
Steve


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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--

See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Bob Uecker: Baseball player, later he appeared in the TV series "Mr. Belvedere"

Wilfrid Hyde-White: He played Colonel Pickering in the movie "My Fair Lady" and the old scientist, Dr. Goodfellow, in the TV series "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century"

Alan Rachins: He played Douglas Brackman on the TV series "L.A. Law" and Dharma's father on the series "Dharma and Greg"



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Nancy Allen

Learn More About Nancy Allen on Celebrity Nooz


BIRTH DATE: June 24, 1950, New York City, New York

CLAIM TO FAME: Known for her roles in such films as Carrie, Blow Out, and the RoboCop trilogy.

FAMILY LIFE: She has been married three times:
Randy Bailey (June 1998 - 17 May 2007) (divorced)
Craig Shoemaker (6 September 1992 - 1994) (divorced)
Brian De Palma (12 January 1979 - 1984) (divorced)

INFO: Allen trained to be a dancer at the High School of Performing Arts, and then attended Jose Quintano's School for Young Professionals. She appeared in a bunch of commercials before making her film debut at the age of 15 in 1973's The Last Detail.

In 1976, she played the mean girl Chris in Brian De Palma's Carrie, and ended up marrying De Palma after working with him on the film.

She starred in Robert Zemeckis' comedy I Want to Hold Your Hand (1976), and for the next seven years she appeared only in De Palma's films. Some of these include Home Movies (1979), Dressed to Kill (1980), and Blow-Out (1981).

Her divorce from De Palma slowed down her career, but she made a comeback as police officer Anne Lewis in the Robocop trilogy.

TRIVIA: Traded her Volvo automobile for a hybrid vehicle.

Her then-husband Brian De Palma specifically wrote the role of the hooker in Dressed to Kill (1980) with her in mind.

Cousin of comedian Jim Breuer.

Was born on the same day as her RoboCop co-star Peter Weller, only three years apart.

Said the hardest part of filming Dressed to Kill (1980) was wearing black lingerie, which she found very uncomfortable.

Her father was a police sergeant in New York.

Allen went on to became an activist against breast cancer.

WHERE IS SHE NOW: Recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of Carrie with a new blu-ray release. The celebration featured a cast reunion and a '70s-style prom. Co-stars Nancy Allen, Piper Laurie and P.J. Soles were in attendance.

WRITE TO NANCY ALLEN:
Nancy Allen
P.O. Box 6
Sky Forest, CA 92385

CREDITS:

2008 My Apocalypse...Linda Savage

2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV series)...Carin Healy
Escape

2002 The Division (TV series)...Christine Ogden
Brave New World

2001 Circuit...Louise

2001 Judging Amy (TV series)...Helen White
The Unforgiven

1999 Kiss Toledo Goodbye...Madge

1999 Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return (video)...Rachel

1999 Secret of the Andes...Brenda Willings

1998 Out of Sight...Midge

1998 The Pass...Shirley Duprey

1997 Dusting Cliff 7...Anna Bishop

1997 Against the Law...Maggie Hewitt

1995 The Commish (TV series)...Gina Raposo
Brooklyn

1995 The Outer Limits (TV series)...Rachel Rose
Valerie 23

1994 Touched by an Angel (TV series)...Megan
An Unexpected Snow

1994 The Man Who Wouldn't Die (TV movie)...Jessie Gallardo

1994 Les patriotes...Catherine Pelman

1993 Acting on Impulse (TV movie)...Cathy Thomas

1993 RoboCop 3...Officer Anne Lewis

1990 Memories of Murder (TV movie)...Alice

1990 RoboCop 2...Anne Lewis

1989 Limit Up...Casey Falls

1988 Poltergeist III...Patricia Wilson-Gardner

1987 RoboCop...Officer Anne Lewis

1987 Sweet Revenge...Jillian Grey

1986 The Gladiator (TV movie)...Susan Neville

1984 Not for Publication...Lois

1984 The Philadelphia Experiment...Allison Hayes

1984 The Buddy System...Carrie

1984 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV series)...Princess Elizabeth
The Princess and the Pea

1981 Another Life (TV series)...Paula James (1983-84)

1983 Strange Invaders...Betty Walker

1981 Blow Out...Sally

1980 Dressed to Kill...Liz Blake

1980 Home Movies...Kristina

1979 1941...Donna Stratton

1978 I Wanna Hold Your Hand...Pam Mitchell

1976 Carrie...Chris Hargensen

1975 Forced Entry...Hitch Hiker

1973 The Last Detail...Nancy

To see Then & Now pictures of Nancy Allen, visit: Celebrity Nooz

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--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Bob Uecker - ALIVE
Born: 01/26/1935

Wilfrid Hyde-White - DEAD (Heart failure)
Born: 05/12/1903 Died: 05/06/1991

Alan Rachins - ALIVE
Born: 10/03/1942

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WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...

10/25
Margit Bara, 88, Hungarian actress.
Safa Haeri, 79, Iranian-born French journalist.
Bob Hoover, 94, American Air Force test pilot.
Carlos Alberto Torres, 72, Brazilian footballer and manager, world champion (1970), heart attack.

10/24
Jorge Batlle Ibáñez, 88, Uruguayan politician, President (2000-2005), cerebral hemorrhage.
Gwanda Chakuamba, 82, Malawian politician.
Eddy Christiani, 98, Dutch musician and songwriter.
Bruce Goodluck, 83, Australian politician.
Reinhard Häfner, 64, German footballer (Dynamo Dresden), Olympic champion (1976).
Bohdan Hawrylyshyn, 90, Ukrainian-born Canadian economist.
Siv Holma, 64, Swedish politician, MP for Norrbotten (1998-2014), cancer.
Eric Loiselet, 56, French politician.
Eugeniusz Rudnik, 83, Polish composer and sound engineer.
Johan Stølan, 77, Norwegian politician.
Bobby Vee, 73, American pop singer ("Rubber Ball", "Take Good Care of My Baby", "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes") and actor, Alzheimer's disease.

10/23
Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, 84, Qatari monarch, Emir (1972-1995).
Jane Alderman, 77, American casting director (The Color Purple, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, ER), complications from emphysema.
Pete Burns, 57, English singer-songwriter (Dead or Alive), cardiac arrest.
Jack Chick, 92, American cartoonist (Chick tracts) and fundamentalist Christian publisher.
Tom Hayden, 76, American writer, politician and activist (Chicago Seven), member of the California Senate (1992-2000).
Mikijiro Hira, 82, Japanese actor (Rampo, 13 Assassins).
Nerses Hovhannisyan, 78, Armenian film director, actor and screenwriter.
William Löfqvist, 69, Swedish ice hockey player, Olympic bronze medalist (1980).
Jimmy Perry, 93, English actor and screenwriter (Dad's Army, It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Hi-de-Hi!).
Bob Saunders, 87, American politician, member of the Florida Senate (1969-1971, 1973-1976).
Sammy Smyth, 91, Northern Irish footballer (Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.).
Haguroiwa Tomomi, 70, Japanese sumo wrestler, kidney failure.
Wim van der Voort, 93, Dutch speed skater, Olympic silver medalist (1952).

10/22
José Oscar Barahona Castillo, 77, Salvadoran Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of San Vicente (1983-2005).
Pawel Baumann, 33, Polish sprint canoer, world championship silver medalist (2006, 2007).
Steve Dillon, 54, English comic book artist (Preacher, The Punisher, Judge Dredd).
Gordon Hamilton, 50, Scottish climate scientist, snowmobile crash.
Herb Kent, 88, American radio host.
Nicolas Koob (de), 86, Luxembourgian racing driver.
Gavin MacFadyen, 76, American investigative journalist (CIJ) and filmmaker.
Mehar Mittal, 80, Indian Punjabi actor and producer.
Monarchos, 18, American Thoroughbred racehorse, winner of the 2001 Kentucky Derby.
Leslie Nassar, 43, Australian technologist and satirist, traffic collision.
Antoon Postma, 87, Dutch anthropologist.
Sheri S. Tepper, 87, American science fiction author.
Frans Tutuhatunewa, 93, Indonesian politician, President in Exile of Republic of South Maluku (1993-2010).
Bob Vanatta, 98, American college basketball coach (Missouri State, Memphis, Missouri).
Valeriya Zaklunna, 74, Ukrainian actress and politician, Member of Verkhovna Rada (1998-2007).

10/21
Walter Argus, 95, New Zealand rugby union player (Canterbury, national team).
Dave Cash, 74, British radio presenter.
Michael Gleason, 78, American television writer and producer (Remington Steele, Peyton Place, Diagnosis: Murder).
Ahmet Haceroglu, Iraqi journalist (Türkmeneli TV), shot.
Stan Hilton, 98, British veteran of the Spanish Civil War.
Roy Jennings, 84, English footballer (Brighton and Hove Albion).
Dan Johnston, 77, American lawyer and politician.
George Konik, 79, Canadian ice hockey player (Minnesota Fighting Saints, Pittsburgh Penguins).
Kenji Kosaka, 70, Japanese politician, Minister of Education (2005-2006).
Frenchy Martin, 69, Canadian professional wrestler and manager (WWF), bladder cancer.
Kevin Meaney, 60, American comedian and actor (Big, Uncle Buck).
Clément Michu, 79, French actor.
Paolo Micolini, 77, Italian politician.
Moscow Flyer, 22, Irish racehorse.
Richard Nicoll, 39, British-Australian fashion designer, heart attack.
Jerry Rullo, 93, American professional basketball player.
Drew Sharp, 56, American sports journalist (Detroit Free Press), hypertensive cardiovascular disease.
Raine Spencer, Countess Spencer, 87, British socialite and politician.
C. Peter Wagner, 86, American theologian and religious leader (New Apostolic Reformation).

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