Betty Buckley

Betty Buckley

Betty Lynn Buckley is a Tony-winning American actress and singer who has worked extensively in film, television and theatre. She possesses a singing of voice of great power and beauty and has achieved great success in cabaret and concerts. Betty has also sustained a successful recording career with numerous cast albums and 18 solo albums to her credit, for which she has been nominated for two Grammys. Buckley is widely known for the 1977–81 TV series Eight Is Enough. She joined the show in its second season when the original star, Diana Hyland, died after the first four episodes of season one, and her character Joan Bradford died as well. Buckley was cast as the central character's new romantic interest, Sandra Sue "Abby" Abbott, who became stepmother of the eight children to which the series' title refers. Betty later received two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Program/Special, for NBC Special Treat - Bobby and Sarah (1984) and ABC Afterschool Special - Taking a Stand (1989). From 2001 to 2003, Betty Buckley played a role in seasons 4–6 of the HBO series Oz. She also has guest-starred in a number of television series, including Without a Trace, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Monk. Betty also guest-starred in a Christmas special of the TV series Remember WENN, in which she sang "You Make It Christmas". On film, Buckley appeared in the original movie version of Carrie in 1976, playing Miss Collins, Carrie's gym teacher. She went on to appear as Margaret White in the notorious 1987 musical adaptation of the film on Broadway; an expensive and creatively disastrous flop in which she nevertheless scored a personal triumph. In 1977, she recorded an uncredited solo on the song "Walking in Space", in the movie Hair. Her screen roles during the 1980s include Bruce Beresford's film Tender Mercies, where she played a country music singer and sang the Academy Award-nominated song "Over You". She also appeared in the Woody Allen film Another Woman (1988), Roman Polanski's Frantic (1988) and Lawrence's Kasden's Wyatt Earp (1994). In 2008, Buckley played Mrs. Jones in M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening. In 2017, Buckley was one of the stars of M. Night Shyamalan's Split, a major success which was the number-one film at the box office for three weeks running. Buckley has worked regularly in the theatre throughout her career. In 1969, she made her Broadway debut as Martha Washington in the original company of Tony winner 1776; a role she famously won on her first day in New York. That same year, she made her West End debut in the original London cast of Promises, Promises. In 1982, Buckley starred as Grizabella in the original Broadway production of the musical Cats, which features the song "Memory". For this role, she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. In 1985 she played the titular character in another Tony winning musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood. This was the third time Buckley had originated a role in a show that went on to win the Tony for Best Musical. Buckley starred in both London (1994) and New York (1995) as Norma Desmond in the musical Sunset Boulevard. For her role in the London production, she received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.

  • Title: Betty Buckley
  • Popularity: 21.581
  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 1947-07-03
  • Place of Birth: Big Spring, Texas, USA
  • Homepage: https://www.bettybuckley.com/
  • Also Known As: Betty Lynn Buckley, 貝蒂芭克利
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Betty Buckley Movies

  • 1988
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    Frantic

    Frantic

    6.732 1988 HD

    The wife of an American doctor suddenly vanishes in Paris and, to find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops,...

    Genre: Thriller

    Cast: Harrison Ford

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  • 1988
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    Another Woman

    Another Woman

    6.793 1988 HD

    Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Gena Rowlands

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  • 1976
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    Carrie

    Carrie

    7.313 1976 HD

    An awkward, telekinetic teenage girl's lonely life is dominated by relentless bullying at school and an oppressive religious fanatic mother at home....

    Genre: Horror

    Cast: Sissy Spacek

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  • 2008
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    The Happening

    The Happening

    5.394 2008 HD

    When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore and his wife Alma flee from contaminated...

    Genre: Thriller

    Cast: Mark Wahlberg

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  • 1983
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    Tender Mercies

    Tender Mercies

    6.649 1983 HD

    Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Robert Duvall

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  • 1987
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    Wild Thing

    Wild Thing

    5.6 1987 HD

    A child witnesses drug dealers murder his parents. He escapes and grows up wild in the city's slums. Years later he emerges to help the residents of...

    Genre: Thriller

    Cast: Robert Knepper

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  • 1992
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    Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall

    Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall

    9 1992 HD

    This program features the music of Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim in a 1992 performance at Carnegie Hall. An American Musical Theatre writer for...

    Genre: Music

    Cast: Stephen Sondheim

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  • 1992
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    Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story

    Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story

    5.5 1992 HD

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Tracey Needham

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  • 2004
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    Mummy An' the Armadillo

    Mummy An' the Armadillo

    5.8 2004 HD

    Secrets, murders and lies... all in the name of family. In the middle of nowhere sits the Armadillo Café.The once popular, but now desolate,...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Betty Buckley

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  • 1994
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    Wyatt Earp

    Wyatt Earp

    6.761 1994 HD

    From Wichita to Dodge City, to the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Wyatt Earp is taught that nothing matters more than family and the law. Joined by his...

    Genre: Western

    Cast: Kevin Costner

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  • 1987
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    Roses Are for the Rich

    Roses Are for the Rich

    6 1987 HD

    In a small town in Appalachia, Autumn's young husband is killed in a suspicious mine explosion. She vows vengeance on mine owner Douglas Osborne and...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Lisa Hartman

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  • 2003
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    Broadway's Lost Treasures

    Broadway's Lost Treasures

    5.6 2003 HD

    The golden age of the annual Tony Awards ceremony lasted from 1967 to 1986 — the period during which Alexander H. Cohen and his wife, Hildy...

    Genre: Music

    Cast: Angela Lansbury

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  • 1993
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    Rain Without Thunder

    Rain Without Thunder

    3.5 1993 HD

    This evocative faux documentary imagines a dystopian near future in which the government monitors every woman's sexual activity. At its center is...

    Genre: Science Fiction

    Cast: Jeff Daniels

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  • 1984
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    The Three Wishes of Billy Grier

    The Three Wishes of Billy Grier

    5 1984 HD

    A teenager must cope with a disease that causes himself to age at an astronomical rate.

    Genre: TV Movie

    Cast: Ralph Macchio

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  • 1999
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    Simply Irresistible

    Simply Irresistible

    5.428 1999 HD

    After her mother's death, mediocre chef Amanda Shelton is having trouble attracting customers to her family's restaurant. While shopping for...

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar

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  • 1981
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    The Ordeal of Bill Carney

    The Ordeal of Bill Carney

    1 1981 HD

    Bill Carney has just been paralyzed from the neck down. He has been taking care of his two sons since his wife left him. Now, when word of his...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Richard Crenna

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  • 2017
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    Split

    Split

    7.344 2017 HD

    Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize...

    Genre: Horror

    Cast: James McAvoy

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  • 2016
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    Harry Benson: Shoot First

    Harry Benson: Shoot First

    6.4 2016 HD

    What we know today about many famous musicians, politicians, and actresses is due to the famous work of photographer Harry Benson. He captured...

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Harry Benson

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  • 2001
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    Stars and the Moon: Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar

    Stars and the Moon: Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar

    1 2001 HD

    Recorded and filmed live at The Donmar Warehouse, London, August 31 and September 1, 2000. The Tony winner's concert was recorded live at the...

    Genre: Music

    Cast: Betty Buckley

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  • 1989
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    Babycakes

    Babycakes

    7 1989 HD

    Grace is an overweight mortuary cosmetician who falls in love with Rob, a handsome subway train conductor who doesn't even know she exists. When she...

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Ricki Lake

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  • 1996
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    Critical Choices

    Critical Choices

    6 1996 HD

    A Milwaukee Women's Health Clinic becomes the battleground between pro-choice activists and right-to-life demonstrators over and Easter Sunday...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Betty Buckley

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  • 2017
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    The Making of 'Split'

    The Making of 'Split'

    6.5 2017 HD

    A piece in which Shyamalan discusses his growth as a person and a filmmaker, how the film reflects his growth, casting, script secrecy, characters,...

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: James McAvoy

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  • 1994
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    Betrayal of Trust

    Betrayal of Trust

    6 1994 HD

    A woman has been to a psychiatrist for years for drug and alcohol addiction, and whose treatment includes being injected with a drug that knocks her...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Judith Light

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  • 2005
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    Vinegar Hill

    Vinegar Hill

    4.3 2005 HD

    Family secrets surface when a married couple returns to the husband’s hometown, where his overbearing family interferes with their imagined new...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Mary-Louise Parker

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  • 2001
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    Acting 'Carrie'

    Acting 'Carrie'

    6.5 2001 HD

    In this documentary, director Brian De Palma and the stars from his film "Carrie" (such as Sissy Spacek, Amy Irving, Piper Laurie, William Katt,...

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: William Katt

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  • 2002
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    New World Order

    New World Order

    3 2002 HD

    The diary of an occult novelist sends a young college student, on a journey into the paranormal and fantastic, evolving into a living nightmare of...

    Genre: Thriller

    Cast: Lauren Fox

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  • 2012
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    Five Time Champion

    Five Time Champion

    6.2 2012 HD

    While the young scientist, Julius, steadfastly researches the asexual reproduction of worms, his natural curiosity leads him to discover some...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Ryan Akin

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  • 1994
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    Last Time Out

    Last Time Out

    1 1994 HD

    The story of a young college quarterback's struggles with alcohol, cocaine, and family problems.

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    Cast: John Beck

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  • 1989
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    Taking A Stand

    Taking A Stand

    1 1989 HD

    Neighborhood starts examining their feelings of racism when one of the neighbors is caught vandalizing the home of a black family, and people start...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Betty Buckley

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  • 2024
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    Imaginary

    Imaginary

    6.202 2024 HD

    When Jessica moves back into her childhood home with her family, her youngest stepdaughter Alice develops an eerie attachment to a stuffed bear named...

    Genre: Horror

    Cast: DeWanda Wise

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  • 2017
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    Broadway: The Next Generation

    Broadway: The Next Generation

    1 2017 HD

    A look at the past, present and future of the Great White Way.

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Bernadette Peters

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  • 2024
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    The Mayfly

    The Mayfly

    1 2024 HD

    The Mayfly is an animated short film about the brief life of Megalyn Mayfly that touches upon the essence of life, passion and defiance of societal...

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Betty Buckley

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  • 2024
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    The Mayfly

    The Mayfly

    1 2024 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Betty Buckley

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  • 1994
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    L.A. Law

    L.A. Law

    6.983 1994 HD

    L.A. Law is an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from September 15, 1986, to May 19, 1994. Created by Steven...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Corbin Bernsen

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  • 1981
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    Eight Is Enough

    Eight Is Enough

    6.1 1981 HD

    Eight Is Enough is an American television comedy-drama series that ran on ABC from March 15, 1977, until August 29, 1981. The show was modeled after...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Dick Van Patten

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  • 2011
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    Brothers and Sisters

    Brothers and Sisters

    7.111 2011 HD

    The close-knit Walker family deals with struggles and triumphs.

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Dave Annable

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  • 2009
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    Monk

    Monk

    7.91 2009 HD

    Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, legendary for using unconventional means to solve the department's most...

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Tony Shalhoub

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  • 2009
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    Without a Trace

    Without a Trace

    7.301 2009 HD

    The series follows the ventures of a Missing Persons Unit of the FBI in New York City.

    Genre: Crime

    Cast: Anthony LaPaglia

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  • 2024
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    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    7.92 2024 HD

    In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate...

    Genre: Crime

    Cast: Mariska Hargitay

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  • 1988
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    Cagney & Lacey

    Cagney & Lacey

    6.906 1988 HD

    Mary Beth Lacey and Chris Cagney are teamed up as NYPD police detectives. Their opposing personalities (one is tough and the other sensitive) mesh to...

    Genre: Crime

    Cast: Tyne Daly

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  • 2004
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    The Jury

    The Jury

    7 2004 HD

    Set in New York City, the series brings the viewer into the jury room to watch the deliberators try to answer the many questions posed during a...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Billy Burke

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  • 2017
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    The Leftovers

    The Leftovers

    7.606 2017 HD

    When 2% of the world's population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to understand just what they're supposed to do about...

    Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

    Cast: Justin Theroux

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  • 1985
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    Evergreen

    Evergreen

    4.5 1985 HD

    Based on the novel by Belva Plain, covering a time span from 1909 to 1959. The story begins in New York's Lower East Side with the arrival of...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Lesley Ann Warren

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  • 2017
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    Pretty Little Liars

    Pretty Little Liars

    8 2017 HD

    Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna,...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Lucy Hale

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  • 2024
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    Chicago Med

    Chicago Med

    8.3 2024 HD

    An emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city's most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together....

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Jessy Schram

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  • 2021
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    Supergirl

    Supergirl

    7.324 2021 HD

    Twenty-four-year-old Kara Zor-El, who was taken in by the Danvers family when she was 13 after being sent away from Krypton, must learn to embrace...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Melissa Benoist

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  • 2019
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    Preacher

    Preacher

    7.455 2019 HD

    A preacher sets out on a mission to make the almighty himself confess his sin of abandoning the world. With his best friend Cassidy, an alcoholic...

    Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

    Cast: Dominic Cooper

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  • 2002
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    The Rosie O'Donnell Show

    The Rosie O'Donnell Show

    3.2 2002 HD

    The Rosie O'Donnell Show was an American daytime television talk show hosted and produced by actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell. It aired for six...

    Genre: Talk

    Cast: Rosie O'Donnell

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  • 2024
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    Great Performances

    Great Performances

    5.214 2024 HD

    The best in the performing arts from across America and around the world including a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular...

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Bray Poor

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  • 2021
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    Supergirl

    Supergirl

    7.324 2021 HD

    Twenty-four-year-old Kara Zor-El, who was taken in by the Danvers family when she was 13 after being sent away from Krypton, must learn to embrace...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Melissa Benoist

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  • 2024
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    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    7.92 2024 HD

    In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate...

    Genre: Crime

    Cast: Mariska Hargitay

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  • 2024
    imgS25 E13

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    7.92 2024 HD

    In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate...

    Genre: Crime

    Cast: Mariska Hargitay

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  • 2005
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    Intimate Portrait

    Intimate Portrait

    5.2 2005 HD

    Intimate Portrait is a biographical television series on the Lifetime Television cable network focusing on different celebrities, which includes...

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Meredith Vieira

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  • 2010
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    The Pacific

    The Pacific

    7.761 2010 HD

    Track the intertwined real-life stories of three U.S. Marines – Robert Leckie, John Basilone, and Eugene Sledge – across the vast canvas...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: James Badge Dale

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  • 2021
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    Stars in the House

    Stars in the House

    1 2021 HD

    In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic and theatres across the world closing their curtains indefinitely, SiriusXM host Seth Rudetsky and his...

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