Mary Kay Place


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  • Birth Place: Tulsa, OK
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/23/1947, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor; writer; director; singer
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The Tuesday Playlist: Justified, New Normal Finales; Another Look at Phil Spector

Too soon. We always feel that way when a season of FX's marvelously entertaining Justified comes to a close. It can't be easy sustaining that high-wire act of violent tension and wry bourbon-smooth humor, while staying true to the voice and tone of Elmore Leonard's creation of the laconic yet steely U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, but they sure make it go down easy. The fourth-season finale (Tuesday, 10/9c) is titled "Ghosts," and it's a haunted hour, all right — haunted by what-ifs, by dreams deferred and hopes crushed by the weight of bad acts and Harlan County's history of bad people — but it's also a truly badass episode when it needs to be, with fateful confrontations and crazy twists, some satisfying and others troubling.

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The New Normal Scoop: Mary Kay Place Cast as Bryan's Estranged Mom

The birth of Bryan and David's baby on The New Normal isn't too far away, but first fans will get to meet another special someone in their life — Bryan's (Andrew Rannells) mom!

Veteran TV actress Mary Kay Place has been cast more

VIDEO: Girl, You'll be a Giant Soon

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Girl, You'll be a Giant Soon
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Length: 06:44:47
Aired: 4/25/2004

Luanne joins forces with Hank to protest a propane ban at the Texas State Fairground grill-off; and Peggy goes to extreme lengths to gain access to a laundry room where an infamous murder took place. watch


'Big Love 51' Preview (HBO)
It's Complicated
Tales Of The City-Vol. 3
'Big Love 33' Preview (HBO)

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Shrek Forever After
Bad Milo!
Bad Milo! [HD]

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Year Title Description
2013 Bad Milo! Movie, Actor - Beatrice
2012 Smashed Movie, Actor
2010 Shrek Forever After Movie, Actor - Guard Witch [Voice]
2009 Youth In Revolt Movie, Actor - Mrs. Saunders
2009 It's Complicated Movie, Actor - Joanne

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Big Love: It's a Very Merry Christmas at Juniper Creek

Since Big Love has been off the air for eight long months, the Grant family at Juniper Creek has put together a little holiday treat — A Juniper Creek Christmas, the holiday album featuring Roman Grant (Harry Dean Stanton), Adaleen Grant (Mary Kay Place), Jodean Marquart (Mireille Enos) and Cara Lynn (Cassi Thomson)... read more

Emmy Nom Lee Pace Teases Daisies' New Season, Shares Casting Scoop

What is Lee Pace's good luck charm as he heads into Sunday's Emmy Awards as a nominee in the Lead Actor/Comedy race? "I brought my sister," the actor told at Kate Somerville's pre-Emmys "White Tent Event." In fact, Pace saw to it that sib Sally was properly pampered with a facial from Somerville, whose star-studded clientele includes the likes of Kate Walsh and Felicity Huffman. However no such beautifying was on tap for Lee himself (yet). Asked if he might go in for a tweezing, he deferred, "My brows are what I got, so…."Pace then talked up Pushing Daisies' Season 2 opener (airing Oct. 1), in which the killer at large is offing people with… bees. "It's a fun case," he said. "It throws you back to that Daisies style — fun, whimsical and totally romantic."The pie-maker might be a busier baker this season, seeing as several cool guest stars are stopping by. In addition to Fred Willard (as a murdered magician) and David Arquette (as a bud of Ned's, "a misfit ... read more

June 11, 2007: Hell in a Handbasket

In TV time it has been six weeks since the familys comeuppance at the mother-of-the-year ceremony and things are still completely out of alignment in the Henrickson household Barb still humbled by the guilt and shame she has brought on the family has fled the scene resentful of Bills domineering approach to problem-solving Nicki both enticed and terrified by the possibility of taking over as first wife tries to appease and scheme her way into the post bullying Margene all along the way And the kids are just trying to live their lives the best way they can in the shadow of their familys secret No matter what you think about polygamy as a way of life or as a premise for a television drama you cant argue with the caliber of acting on display here in HBOs latest twist on the nuclear family Bill Paxton is incredibly effective as a man who is torn between his heart his faith and his obligations At times I am confoun read more

Seeing the TV-movie Moms on ...

Question: Seeing the TV-movie Moms on Strike got me thinking (no small feat). Wasn't there an Afterschool Special back in the '80s that dealt with the same subject? If memory serves, Yeardley Smith played the daughter.

Answer: Memory does indeed serve, Rhonda. Matter of fact, that 1984 Afterschool Special was called... Mom's on Strike.

Based on Stephanie S. Tolan's book The Great Skinner Strike, it starred Mary Kay Place (folk singer Loretta on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman) as a put-upon housewife whose husband and kids refused to help out around the house. When pitching a fit didn't get any results, she pitched a tent in the front yard and began picketing for more respect. After Dad (Stephen Keep) made the mistake of dumping the chores on his two daughters (Ms. Smith, who would later become an animation l read more

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