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Viveca Lindfors

Viveca Lindfors


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Also Known As: Died: October 25, 1995
Born: December 29, 1920 Cause of Death: complications from rheumatoid arthritis
Birth Place: Sweden Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Unfinished Business... (1987) as Director

Cast (feature film)

Who Is Henry Jaglom? (1997)
A look at the career--particularly the last decade--of mavrick filmmaker Henry Jaglom.
Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995)
Three generations of a large and brilliant theatrical clan spend each summer at their sprawling family home rehearsing and staging a new production that they then perform for an exclusive audience at season''s end. This year the play is Chekhov''s "The Seagull" and, oddly enough, the family finds itself in a Chekhovian drama of its own when, due to economic circumstances, they are forced to sell their decades-old family retreat. On the last weekend of their last summer together, the family, led by matriarch Helena, is visited by Oona, a rising Hollywood film star who is fleeing fame and fortune in pursuit of a higher artistic purpose. Undeterred by her own lack of theatrical credentials, Oona nonetheless proves that she has "a method" of her own--both onstage and off-and slowly wreaks havoc on the illustrious, insular, and sometimes insane assemblage of actors, directors, and playwrights who comprise this extraordinary gathering of family and friends.
Stargate (1994)
Two very different men join forces to unravel the mystery of a "StarGate," an ancient human transmitter, discovered in the Egyptian desert. Once activated, it enables scientists and the military to travel light years from earth, to a strange and alien world, where the visitors must overcome an enigm
Zelda (1993)
Dramatization of the lives of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.
North of Pittsburgh (1992) as Rosa Andretti
Set in 1975, an aimless Ontario youth who runs pot from Pittsburgh to the Canadian border, agrees to accompany his widowed grandmother to Pennsylvania, where she intends to file a claim for government compensation to black-lung victims like her late husband.
Zandalee (1991)
Set in New Orleans, an unfulfilled woman begins an affair with her husband's best friend.
Goin' to Chicago (1991) as Helen Lerner
The story of a failing relationship between two 1960s activists.
Linguini Incident, The (1991) as Miracle
Desperate for money, a waitress teams up with two friends to rob the Italian restaurant where she works.
Child Of Darkness, Child Of Light (1991)
A television movie revolving around the investigation of two virgin births. One virgin will give birth to a redeemer sent to save the world; the other is evil incarnate, sent to thwart the savior's holy intentions.
Luba (1990) as Madame
In a large European city during World War II, an idealistic young writer who's being followed by the secret police finds temporary sanctuary in a luxurious brothel.
Exiled in America (1990) as Dr Helena Lindenheim
A Central American freedom fighter flees to the U.S. only to be hunted down, with help from the CIA, by a counter revolutionary death squad.
Forced March (1989)
Ben Kline is an American television star and a "bankable name" who is cast to portray the Hungarian writer and World War II hero Miklos Radnoti, whose journal of poems was found with his body, buried in one of Hungary's mass graves. Kline is the son of a Holocaust survivor and has long resented his
Misplaced (1989) as Zofia
Two Polish refugees, a mother and her teenage son, arrive in Washington DC in 1981 and must face problems of adjustment and challenges in their respective relationships.
Exorcist III, The (1989)
A detective investigates a series of brutal ritualistic murders.
Going Undercover (1988) as Mrs Bellinger
Ann Jillian Story, The (1988)
Ann Jillian stars as herself in this television movie about her romance with, and marriage to, a Chicago vice cop and her triumphant battle over breast cancer.
Unfinished Business... (1987) as Helena
Lady Beware (1987)
A psychologically disturbed man targets a woman who creates risque store window displays.
The Sure Thing (1985)
Traveling to a spring break hookup, a college freshman has to car pool with a fussy female classmate.
Secret Weapons (1985)
Harking back to assorted B-movies of the late ''30s, here with a contemporary twist, this one has Sally Kellerman, wife of a ruthless Soviet colonel (James Franciscus), in charge of a spy school where beautiful young women are trained by the KGB to seduce and blackmail American industrialists -- only to discover that some of her budding spies aren''t as pliant as the State would like. Subsequent title: "Secrets of the Red Bedroom."
Doctor's Story, A (1984)
An idealistic young resident physician, obsessed with the plight of his geriatric patients, risks not only his career but his marriage to champion his cause. This pilot to a prospective series starring Howard E. Rollins, Jr., has him fighting to prove that an elderly man (Art Carney) is not senile,
Passions (1984) as Lila
What happens when a wealthy businessman, torn between his loving wife and his spirited young mistress (and with children by both), drops dead, forcing the two women ultimately to confront one another is the thrust of this romantic triangle drama.
3 Wishes Of Billy Grier (1984)
A teenager who is the victim of a rare disease that rapidly accelerates aging tries to cram his three great life ambitions into the months he has left -- to locate the father who had abandoned his family fifteen years earlier, to play saxophone with a jazz band, and to make love to a woman. The film
Silent Madness (1984) as Mrs Collins
Divorce Wars: A Love Story (1982) as Barbara Hansen
High-powered Seattle divorce lawyer Tom Selleck discovers his own marriage failing and must juggle his own domestic conflicts with his clients' problems. Jane Curtin, one of the original "Saturday Night Live" zanies, made her dramatic acting debut in this movie. It had been scheduled to be titled "D
Creepshow (1982)
Five horror stories are presented in this anthology: A murdered man returns to get his Father''s Day cake; a farmer finds a meteor that causes everything that touches it to grow; a vengeful cuckold buries his wife and her boyfriend up to their necks on the beach and waits for high tide; a professor plans to feed his nagging wife to a creature that lives under the college steps; and a nasty millionaire who fears insects meets up with a huge number of cockroaches.
Best Little Girl in the World, The (1981)
The story of a teenager suffering the disorder anorexia nervosa -- the deliberate starving either by excessive dieting or self-induced vomiting -- in the case of this plot, by her inability to cope with family stress and because of social pressures. Jennifer Jason Leigh, daughter of actor Vic Morrow
Hand, The (1981)
Jonathan Lansdale is a talented cartoonist, whose drinking and arrogant personality have put a strain on his marriage. When he is in a car accident, Jonathan''s drawing hand is severed, and his career is seemingly over. His wife Anne begs him to hire another cartoonist to take over the strip, which would help them financially, but Jonathan''s ego won''t allow it. Now with even more animosity between him and his wife, Jonathan begins having blackouts, during which his belongings are damaged. Before long, the people he dislikes begin disappearing, because Jonathan''s hand has returned from the scene of the accident and taken on a murderous life of its own.
For Ladies Only (1981)
An aspiring young actor moonlights as a male stripper while looking for work in the theater. Gregory Harrison stars (and co-produced the film as well as co-wrote and sang three songs) along with Patricia Davis (Ronald and Nancy Reagan's actress daughter) as a casting assistant who falls for him. Bot
Playing for Time (1980)
Multi-award winning dramatization based on the memoirs of Fania Fenelon, a French Jew who became a member of a women's orchestra inside Auschwitz, playing music for their Nazi captors as well as for fellow inmates marching to their deaths. The controversial casting of Vanessa Redgrave, making her Am
Marilyn: The Untold Story (1980) as Natasha Lytess
Norman Mailer's book on Marilyn Monroe was the basis of this second Marilyn TV movie, covering the legendary actress right up to the time of her death, in contrast to the earlier film, based on Garson Kanin's account, that ended just as she reached stardom. Catherine Hicks won an Emmy Award nominati
Natural Enemies (1979)
Paul Steward is living the American Dream. He is a successful businessman with a wife and children, but he begins to feel that his life is meaningless. Coming to the conclusion that his family is somehow to blame for this, Paul decides to kill each of them and begins to develop a complicated plan of
Linus (1979) as Ambassadress
A young man tries to solve a murder mystery in order to clear his father.
Girlfriends (1978) as Beatrice
A young photographer fights to build her career while coping with her best friend's marriage.
Question Of Guilt, A (1978)
Inspired by the Alice Crimmins case in New York, this drama focuses on an attractive woman whose personal lifestyle is viewed by many as distasteful and who later is accused of murdering her young daughter.
Voices (1978) as Mrs Lemon
An up-and-coming rock singer falls for a deaf woman.
Wedding, A (1978) as Ingrid Hellstrom--Caterer
The wedding day of Dino and Muffin is more chaotic than anyone could have predicted. As the bishop is stumbling through their wedding vows, Dino's grandmother dies in a bedroom upstairs. This news is kept a secret from the two families who spend the reception fighting with each other, looking for s
Tabu (1977) as Sirkka
Welcome To L.A. (1976)
Keith Carradine, Sally Kellerman, Geraldine Chaplin, Harvey Keitel, Lauren Hutton, Viveca Lindfors, Sissy Spacek, Denver Pyle, John Considine, Allan Nicholls, Diahann Abbott. Contemporary relationships in Los Angeles, ''the city of the one night stands'', are examined in this loosely structured social satire directed by Alan Rudolph (CHOOSE ME) and produced by Robert Altman. The impressive cast includes Keith Carradine as a cynical songwriter and Geraldine Chaplin as a hypochondriac who spends her days in taxis and answers phone calls in the hope that they''re wrong numbers. The music score by Richard Baskin may affect your viewing pleasure.
Campana Del Infierno, La (1973) as Marta
A young man is released from an asylum and returns home for revenge on his aunt and her three daughters, who had him declared insane in order to steal his inheritance.
The Way We Were (1973)
A fiery liberal fights to make her marriage to a successful writer work.
Cauldron of Blood (1971) as Tania
A sadistic sculptor who tortures his wife, gets revenge on her after she tries to turn the tables on him by killing people and giving him the bones for his work.
Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970) as Pauline Galba
Lou Andreas Sand, a once famous model, recalls her past as she tries to make success in the modeling world of New York, her stressfull workdays, her affair with Mark, an advertising executive, her friendship with photographer Aaron, and her downward spiral into ruin.
Coming Apart (1969) as Monica
A cocky psychiatrist with obsessive voyeuristic tendencies rents an aprartment under an assumed name in which he installs surveillance cameras to record every intimate detail of his life and, in particular, his sexual conquests.
Brainstorm (1965) as Dr. Elizabeth Larstadt
A young scientist fakes insanity so he can kill the husband of the woman he loves.
These Are the Damned (1965) as Freya Neilson
Children bred to survive a nuclear holocaust escape from a top-secret military facility.
Sylvia (1965) as Irma Olanski
A private detective is hired by a wealthy man to uncover his wife''s past, but in the process of investigating the woman the detective falls in love with her.
An Affair of the Skin (1963) as Victoria
No Exit (1962) as Inez
Allegorical drama, with existentialist overtones, about three strangers who end up in a hotel room in which the impression is they are to spend eternity.
King of Kings (1961) as Claudia
Epic retelling of Christ''''s life and the effects of his teachings on those around him.
The Story of Ruth (1960) as Eleilat
Ruth becomes the favourite of a pagan king but eventually flees to Israel.
Weddings and Babies (1960) as Bea
A photographer tries to better his lot by buying a movie camera.
Tempest (1959) as Catherine the Great
Epic tale of a Russian soldier who gets involved with a Cossack rebel, saving his life. Soon, that Cossack overthrows the Empress and becomes the self-appointed tsar, Peter III.
I Accuse! (1958) as Lucie Dreyfus
True story of writer Emile Zola''''s defense of Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish army officer framed by anti-Semites.
The Halliday Brand (1957) as Aleta Burris
A tough sheriff and his son clash over how to deal with the Indians.
Moonfleet (1955) as Mrs. Minton
A British buccaneer is torn between three seductive women.
Run for Cover (1955) as Helga Swenson
An ex-convict trying to go straight gets caught up in a train robbery.
No Time for Flowers (1953) as Anna Svoboda
The Raiders (1952) as Elena de Ortega
The Flying Missile (1951) as Karin Hansen
Gypsy Fury (1951)
Journey into Light (1951) as Christine Thorssen
No Sad Songs for Me (1950) as Chris Radna
A terminally ill woman struggles to leave her husband and child taken care of before she dies.
Backfire (1950) as Lysa Radolph
A veteran tries to clear an old friend of a murder charge.
Dark City (1950) as Victoria Winant
Danny Haley's bookie operation is shut down, so he and his pals need money; when Danny meets Arthur Winant, a sucker from out of town, he decoys him into a series of poker games where eventually Winant loses $5000 that isn't his...then hangs himself. But it seems Winant had a shadowy, protective elder brother who believes in personal revenge. And each of the card players in turn feels a faceless doom inexorably closing in. Dark streets and sexy torch-singer Fran lend ambience.
This Side of the Law (1950) as Evelyn Taylor
An unscrupulous lawyer hires a vagrant to impersonate a missing millionaire.
Night unto Night (1949) as Ann [Gracie]
A terminally ill scientist seeks comfort from a mentally disturbed widow.
Adventures of Don Juan (1949) as Queen Margaret
The legendary lover saves his queen from treason.
To the Victor (1948) as Christine Lund Lestrac
An American blackmarketeer falls in love with the wife of Nazi collaborator.

Writer (feature film)

Unfinished Business... (1987) as Screenwriter

Cast (special)

Matter of Conscience, A (1989) as Anna Rosenberg
A "CBS Schoolbreak Special" about the problems that develop between a boy and his grandfather when the grandfather's Nazi past comes to light.
Paradine Case, The (1962) as Maddalena Paradine
The story of a lawyer who falls in love with his client--a woman accused of murdering her husband.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Inside the Third Reich (1982) as Gypsy
Rutger Hauer, the Dutch actor, made his American TV-movie debut as Albert Speer, Hitler's personal architect, in this acclaimed dramatization of Speer's autobiography. Fellow Dutch performer Renee Soutendijk made her television debut in this country as Eva Braun. Derek Jacobi's portrait of Adolph Hi

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