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Former off-off Broadway actress and script supervisor, and a graduate of the AFI's Directing Workshop for Women, whose student film, "August/September," won her a writing job on the TV series "Family" in the late 1970s. Haines then directed several episodes of "Hill Street Blues," "Knots Landing" and "Tucker's Witch," as well as "Under This Sky," a PBS historical epic starring Irene Worth; "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall," starring Geraldine Fitzgerald; and the award-winning drama about incest, "Something About Amelia" (1984). Haines' feature debut, "Children of a Lesser God" (1986), was based on Mark Medoff's Tony award-winning drama about a dedicated speech teacher (William Hurt) and the stubborn deaf woman (Marlee Matlin) with whom he falls in love; the film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Her second film, "The Doctor" (1991), again starred Hurt, this time as a callous heart surgeon humanized by his own hospitalization for cancer. Haines had less popular success with the sometimes endearing but uneven study of the friendship of two older men, "Wrestling Ernest Hemingway" (1993).

Former off-off Broadway actress and script supervisor, and a graduate of the AFI's Directing Workshop for Women, whose student film, "August/September," won her a writing job on the TV series "Family" in the late 1970s. Haines then directed several episodes of "Hill Street Blues," "Knots Landing" and "Tucker's Witch," as well as "Under This Sky," a PBS historical epic starring Irene Worth; "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall," starring Geraldine Fitzgerald; and the award-winning drama about incest, "Something About Amelia" (1984).

Haines' feature debut, "Children of a Lesser God" (1986), was based on Mark Medoff's Tony award-winning drama about a dedicated speech teacher (William Hurt) and the stubborn deaf woman (Marlee Matlin) with whom he falls in love; the film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Her second film, "The Doctor" (1991), again starred Hurt, this time as a callous heart surgeon humanized by his own hospitalization for cancer. Haines had less popular success with the sometimes endearing but uneven study of the friendship of two older men, "Wrestling Ernest Hemingway" (1993).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Bang Bang (1970) Ron
2.
 The Young Philadelphians (1959) Court stenographer
3.
 Mister Cory (1957) Golfer
4.
 The Big Land (1957) Waiter
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 Three Brave Men (1957) Stenographer
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 The Rack (1956) Court reporter
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 Trial (1955) Stenotype operator
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 A Star Is Born (1954) 2nd assistant director
10.
 Gigolette (1935) Kingsley Emerson
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