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Valerie Curtin

Valerie Curtin

Valerie Curtin is an American actress and writer who was born on March 31, 1945. She was married to writer and producer Barry Levinson from 1975-1982.

Curtin began her writing career in the 1970s by writing for some episodes of Mary Tyler Moore, a very popular television show that ran during that era. Curtin later only wrote for movies such as ...And Justice for All (1979).

During the 1970s, Curtin made various guest appearances on television playing in shows such as Happy Days, Welcome Back,Kotter, Rhoda and Three's Company. In 1976, ABC began shooting the original pilot to Three's Company, in which Curtin starred along side with John Ritter and Susanne Zenor. Curtin played a character named Jenny, who eventually became Janet and was taken over by Joyce DeWitt.

Throughout the 1970s, Curtin also did various movie roles. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), Silent Movie (1976) and Last of the Cowboys (1977) are a few included.

In 1986, a television version of the movie Nine to Five was created, titled 9 to 5 Curtin was given the role of Judy Bernly, who was portrayed by Jane Fonda in the movie version. Curtin left after the first season. She later returned for a sydnicated version reprising the role of Judy Bernly, however, the new version was unsuccessful.

Also during the 1980s, Curtin was nominated for an Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for her work on ...And Justice for All (1984). She shared the award with her then husband, Barry Levison.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Curtin has continued to guest star in shows such as Frasier, Party of Five, Becker, The District and ER.

Curtin is a cousin of TV comedienne/actress Jane Curtin.

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Valerie Curtin Facts

BirthdayMarch 31, 1945 (78)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Silver Streak
Mother, Jugs & Speed
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Big Trouble
A Different Story
Love Affair: Eleanor & Lou Gehrig Story
All the President's Men
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