Bedelia, Bonnie 1952(?)–

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BEDELIA, Bonnie 1952(?)–


Full name, Bonnie Bedelia Culkin; born March 25, 1952 (some sources cite 1946 or 1948), in New York, NY; daughter of Philip Harley (a journalist) and Marian Ethel (a writer and editor; maiden name, Wagner) Culkin; sister of Christopher "Kit" Culkin (an actor) and Candice Culkin (an actress); aunt of Macaulay Culkin, Rory Culkin, Kieran Culkin, Shane Culkin, and Christian Culkin (actors); aunt of Dakota Culkin and Quinn Culkin (an actresses); married Kenneth Luber (a script-writer), April 15, 1969 (divorced); married Robert Lieberman (a director; divorced); married James Telfer (an actor), May 24, 1975 (divorced); married Michael McRae; children: (first marriage) Yuri, Jonah. Education: Attended Professional Children's School, New York City; attended Hunter College of the City University of New York; studied ballet at George Balanchine's School of American Ballet; studied for the theatre at Herbert Berghof Studios with Uta Hagen and at the Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg.

Addresses: Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Actress. Performed with MEDEA New York City Ballet, 1960; performed in a national tour with New York City Opera, 1960–61; also performed in summer stock tours; Inner City Repertory Company, Los Angeles, CA, original member; Los Angeles Classics Theatreworks, cofounder.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Awards, Honors: Scholarship, New York City Ballet, 1959–63; Theatre World Award, 1967, for My Sweet Charlie; Golden Globe Award nomination, 1983, for Heart Like a Wheel; Independent Spirit Award nomination, best supporting female, 1988, for The Prince of Pennsylvania; Emmy Award nomination, best guest actress in a drama, 1993, for Fallen Angels; CableACE Award nomination, actress in a miniseries or movie, 1997, for Any Mother's Son; Lone Star Film & Television Award, best TV actress, 1999, for To Live Again; Daytime Emmy Award nomination, outstanding performer in a children's special, 2000, for Locked in Silence.


Film Appearances:

Annie Burke, The Gypsy Moths, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1969.

Ruby, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Cinerama, 1969.

Susan Henderson, Lovers and Other Strangers, Cinerama, 1970.

Title role, The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie (also known as Rosalie and The Strange Vengeance), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1972.

Ellie, Between Friends (also known as Get Back and Entre amis), Clearwater, 1973.

Suzanne, The Big Fix, Universal, 1978.

Shirley Muldowney, Heart like a Wheel, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1983.

Grace, Death of an Angel, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1985.

Charlene Michaelson, The Boy Who Could Fly, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1986.

Ruth Squires, Violets Are Blue, Columbia, 1986.

Alice Kildee, The Stranger (also known as Cudzoziemka and El extrano), Columbia, 1987.

Holly Gennaro McClane, Die Hard, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1988.

Pam Marshetta, The Prince of Pennsylvania, New Line Cinema, 1988.

Kitty Oppenheimer, Fat Man and Little Boy (also known as Shadowmakers), Paramount, 1989.

Holly Gennaro McClane, Die Hard 2: Die Harder (also known as Die Hard 2), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1990.

Barbara Sabich, Presumed Innocent, Warner Bros., 1990.

Polly Chambers, Needful Things, Columbia, 1993.

Annette, Speechless, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1994.

Nancy Westlund, Bad Manners, Phaedra Cinema, 1997.

Brenda, Gloria, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1998.

Carol, Anywhere But Here, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1999.

Latrelle Williamson, Sordid Lives, Regent Entertainment, 2000.

Alice, Manhood, Lighting Entertainment, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Sandy Porter, Love of Life, CBS, 1961–1967.

Anna Larsen, The New Land, ABC, 1974.

Ellie Boone, Partners, 1999.

Captain Kaitlyn "Kate" McCafferty, The Division, Lifetime, 2001–2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Susan Norton, Salem's Lot (also known as Blood Thirst, Salem's Lot: The Miniseries, and Salem's Lot: The Movie), CBS, 1979.

Virginia Twigg, Switched at Birth, NBC, 1991.

Suzanne Morgan, The Fire Next Time, CBS, 1993.

Valerie Sabbath, A Season in Purgatory, CBS, 1996.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Temple Brooks, Then Came Bronson, NBC, 1969.

Jenna Hampshire, Sandcastles, CBS, 1972.

Janet Thatcher, Message to My Daughter, ABC, 1973.

Kitty, A Time for Love (also known as A New Kind of Love), NBC, 1973.

Edith Dayton–Thomas, Hawkins on Murder (also known as Death and the Maiden), 1973.

Laura Taylor, Heatwave! (also known as Heatwave), ABC, 1974.

Joan Saltzman, A Question of Love (also known as A Purely Legal Matter), NBC, 1978.

Dr. Rand, Walking through the Fire, CBS, 1979.

Aleta, Fighting Back (also known as The Story of Rocky Blier and Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier), ABC, 1980.

Mandy Burke, Tourist, 1980.

Marcia Miller, Million Dollar Infield, CBS, 1982.

Cass, Memorial Day, CBS, 1983.

Janet Weston, The Lady from Yesterday, CBS, 1985.

Carol Deford, Alex: The Life of a Child, ABC, 1986.

Lydie Travis, When the Time Comes, ABC, 1987.

Hannah McGrath, Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture, HBO, 1990.

Dr. Elizabeth Morgan, A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story (also known as Shattered Silence and With Reason to Suspect), ABC, 1992.

Gwen Warwick, Judicial Consent (also known as My Love, Your Honor), HBO, 1994.

Jill Coit, Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story, Fox, 1995.

Robin Harwell/Roberta Novak, Shadow of a Doubt, NBC, 1995.

Aunt Eunice Logan, Homecoming, Showtime, 1996.

Dr. Diane Weston, Her Costly Affair (also known as Consensual Relations), NBC, 1996.

Dorothy Hajdys, Any Mother's Son, Lifetime, 1997.

Iris Sayer, To Live Again, 1998.

Lydia Cline, Locked in Silence, Showtime, 1999.

Rose, Flowers for Algernon (also known as Charlie), CBS, 2000.

Flo Owens, Picnic, CBS, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Mrs. Wells, "No Means No," CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1988.

Die Harder: The Making of "Die Hard 2," 1990.

Noreen, "The Gift," Directed By, Showtime, 1994.

Presenter, Lifetime Presents: Disney's American Teacher Awards, Lifetime, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Clara, "The Nutcracker," Playhouse 90, 1958.

"The Death Farm," Judd for the Defense, ABC, 1968.

"My Father and My Mother," CBS Playhouse, CBS, 1968.

Tina Granger, "The Deceivers," High Chaparral, NBC, 1968.

Laurie Mansfield, "The Unwanted," Bonanza, NBC, 1969.

Alice Harper, "Forever: Parts 1 & 2," Bonanza, NBC, 1972.

Alice Hartman, "Love Came Laughing," Love Story, NBC, 1973.

Edith Dayton–Thomas, "Death and the Maiden," Hawkins on Murder (also known as Hawkins), CBS, 1973.

Sally Creighton, "The Quiet Room," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1993.

Chairman Nancy McDonald, "Remittance Man" (also known as "World's Apart"), The Outer Limits, Showtime, 1995.

Also appeared in The Defenders, CBS, Doogie Howser, M.D.; East–Side, West–Side, CBS; Naked City, ABC; appeared in special live presentations of Armstrong Circle Theatre, The Hallmark Hall of Fame, and United States Steel Hour.

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Jackie, Dr. Praetorius, North Jersey Playhouse, 1957.

Clara, The Nutcracker, New York City Ballet, 1961–1962 and 1962–1963.

(Broadway debut) Kathy Lanen, Isle of Children, Cort Theatre, 1962.

Wanda, Enter Laughing, Henry Miller's Theatre, New York City, 1964.

Pauline, The Playroom, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1965.

Sarah Mills, Happily Never After, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1966.

Marlene Chambers, My Sweet Charlie, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1966.

Laura, The Glass Menagerie, Inner City Repertory Theatre, Los Angeles, 1967.

Nina, The Seagull, Inner City Repertory Theatre, 1968.

Helena, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Inner City Repertory Theatre, 1968.

As You Like It, 1970.



Recorded "The Best Things in Life Are Free," from They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, original soundtrack recording, ABC Records.


Recorded Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?, Babbit, An Evening with Raymond Carver, and Once in a Lifetime, for Los Angeles Classics Theatreworks.