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Debra Mooney Biography

Birth Name:
Debra Vick
Birth Place:
Aberdeen, South Dakota, United States

Fast Facts

  • Praised in print by playwright Tennessee Williams after he saw Mooney's early-'70s college performance as Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire
  • The two later became good friends
  • Cracked up Dustin Hoffman while filming Tootsie, improvising a line ("I can't act with this") that made the final cut
  • Owned "show-business" cats named Sagamore (appeared in commercials) and Lydia (subject of a book called Lydia Mewses)
  • Enshrined in the Ellendale (N
  • D
  • ) Walk of Fame at the inaugural ceremony on the town's 125th anniversary in 2007



    • Kirstin Mooney -- Daughter
    • Henry M. Vick -- Father
    • Porter Van Zandt -- Husband
    • Isabel Smith -- Mother