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Nancy Allen has had some roles in popular films such as Carrie, Blow-Out, and the Robocop trilogy. Let's learn a little more about Nancy and what she is up to now.

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Melissa


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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--

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


Scott Glenn: Played astronaut Alan Shepard in the movie "The Right Stuff", he's also appeared in "Urban Cowboy", "The Hunt for Red October", "Silverado" and other movies

Roxie Roker: Played Helen Willis on the TV show "The Jeffersons"

Jacques Tati: French film director known for his comedic works (in which he also appeared) about man and modern technology, films include "Mon Oncle" and "Playtime"

(Answer at the bottom)

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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.

WHERE IS SHE NOW: Allen went on to became an activist against breast cancer. In December 2010, she was chosen as Executive Director of the weSPARK Cancer Support Center, which was founded by Allen's longtime friend, actress Wendie Jo Sperber.

Her most recent acting role was in the 2008 independent film My Apocalypse.

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

Video Clips of Nancy Allen: Carrie - Trailer

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--

Scott Glenn - ALIVE
Born: 01/26/1942

Roxie Roker - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 08/28/1929 Died: 12/03/1995

Jacques Tati - DEAD (Pneumonia)
Born: 10/09/1908 Died: 11/04/1982

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WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...

10/26
Salvador Bernal, 66, Filipino designer, National Artist of the Philippines.
Yaropolk Lapshyn, 91, Russian film director, long illness.

10/25
Perkins Bass, 99, American politician, U.S. Representative from New Hampshire (1955â??1963).
Hector Lopez, 44, Mexican boxer, Olympic silver medal-winner (1984), heart attack.
Howard Wolpe, 71, American politician, U.S. Representative from Michigan (1979â??1993).
Norrie Woodhall, 105, English stage actress.

10/24
Margit Brandt, 66, Danish fashion designer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Robert Bropho, 81, Australian indigenous rights activist and convicted criminal, natural causes.
Liviu Ciulei, 88, Romanian actor, writer and director, after long illness.
Kjell Johansson, 65, Swedish table tennis player.
Morio Kita, 84, Japanese novelist, essayist and psychiatrist.
Peter Rhodes, 90, British football referee, Parkinson's disease.
Crescênzio Rinaldini, 85, Italian-born Brazilian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Araçuaí (1982â??2001).
Kirtanananda Swami, 74, American excommunicated Hare Krishna leader and convicted felon, kidney failure.
Oleh Vitovych, 44, Ukrainian politician, MP (1994â??1998) and Leader of UNA-UNSO (1994â??1999).
Bruno Weber, 80, Swiss artist and architect.

10/23
Nusrat Bhutto, 82, Iranian-born Pakistani First Lady, widow of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and mother of Benazir Bhutto.
Joseph Dao, 75, Burkinabé-born Malian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Kayes (1978â??2011).
Oscar Stanley Dawson, 87, Indian admiral, Chief of the Naval Staff (1982â??1984), brain haemorrhage.
Herbert A. Hauptman, 94, American Nobel Prize-winning chemist (1985).
Sir Frank Holmes, 87, New Zealand economist and government advisor.
Gene Kurtz, 69, American bassist and songwriter ("Treat Her Right").
William Franklin Lee III, 82, American music educator, Dean of University of Miami School of Music (1964â??1982).
Bronislovas Lubys, 73, Lithuanian entrepreneur and politician, Prime Minister of Lithuania (1992â??1993), heart attack.
John McCarthy, 84, American computer scientist, creator of LISP and the term AI, heart disease.
Antoine Montant, 30, French extreme skier, BASE jumping accident.
Henk Pleket, 74, Dutch singer.
Amnon Salomon, 71, Israeli cinematographer.
Marco Simoncelli, 24, Italian motorcycle racer, race crash.

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