Swope, Tracy Brooks 1952(?)-

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Swope, Tracy Brooks 1952(?)-


Born February 20, 1952 (some sources cite 1953), in New York, NY; daughter of Herbert Bayard, Jr. (a producer, director, and critic) and Margaret (an actress; maiden name, Hayes) Swope; married John G. Avildsen (a director), February 27, 1987 (divorced, August 28, 2003); children: Bridget Emily Margaret. Education: Graduate of High School of the Performing Arts, New York City; trained for the stage at Neighborhood Playhouse and at American Academy of Dramatic Art with Mira Rostova.




American Civil Liberties Union, Actors for Animals.

Awards, Honors:

Straw Hat Award, most promising new actress, for Forty Carats.


Television Appearances; Series:

Liz Rainey Hathaway, Where the Heart Is, CBS, 1971-73.

Christine Wylie, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), NBC, 1981.

Vanessa Raphael, General Hospital, ABC, 1983.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Alison, Untold Damage, 1971.

Cathy Foster, Terror on the Fortieth Floor (also known as The Blazing Tower), NBC, 1974.

Kelley, The Night that Panicked America, ABC, 1975.

Amy Green, Revenge for a Rape, ABC, 1976.

Angela, The Love Boat II, ABC, 1977.

Babs, Black Market Baby (also known as A Dangerous Love and Don't Steal My Baby), ABC, 1977.

Sheila, Crisis in Sun Valley, NBC, 1978.

Danielle Parets, The Ultimate Imposter (also known as The 72 Hour Dead Line), CBS, 1979.

Zimmy, The Secret War of Jackie's Girls, NBC, 1980.

Loni, Who Is Julia?, CBS, 1986.

Ms. Teitler, Never Forget (also known as The Promise), TNT, 1991.

Demonstrator, A Case for Life, ABC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Liz Baynor, The Last Convertible, NBC, 1981.

Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (also known as The Barbara Hutton Story), NBC, 1987.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Phyllis Dean, "Mrs. Cage," American Playhouse, PBS, 1992.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Frankie Kirkwood, "Queen for a Minute," The Partridge Family, ABC, 1974.

"Live Bait," Dog and Cat, ABC, 1977.

Sandy, "The Party of Your Choice," Serpico, 1977.

Rosy Malone, "I Love You, Rosey Malone," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1977.

"No Yesterday and No Tomorrow," Rafferty, CBS, 1977.

Sally, "Angels Belong in Heaven," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1978.

Jill, "It's a Boy," Baretta, ABC, 1978.

Laura, "Lysdexia Is No Joek," United States, NBC, 1980.

Olivia Dunn, "Voyagers of the Titanic," Voyagers!, NBC, 1983.

"Satan, Cyanide, and Murder," Mike Hammer (also known as Mickey Spillane's "Mike Hammer" and The New Mike Hammer), 1984.

Samantha Lawrence, "Timber!," The A-Team, NBC, 1984.

Susan Miller, "Too Rich and Too Thin," Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1985.

Allison, "A Family Tree," Trying Times, PBS, 1987.

Also appeared in Love, American Style, ABC.

Film Appearances:

Voyager from the Unknown, 1982.

Toby, Hard to Hold, Universal, 1983.

Dominique, Terminal Entry, United Film Distribution, 1986.

Nina, Happy New Year, Columbia, 1987.

Susan Watson, Keaton's Cop (also known as Keaton's Cops), Cannon, 1988.

Mercy, Shadows in the Storm, 1988.

Lori Pressman, The Big Picture, Columbia, 1989.

White Lion, Filmtrust, 1989.

Airplane wife, True Identity, Buena Vista, 1991.

Jennifer, Toy Soldiers, TriStar, 1991.

Mother, The Power of One (also known as La puiussance de l'ange), Warner Bros., 1992.

Maggie, Babyfever, Rainbow Film, 1994.

Jennifer Reed, Inner Sanctum II (also known as Inner Sanctum 2), Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 1994.

Pamela's mother, White Wolves III: Cry of the White Wolf, Concorde, 2000.

Elizabeth, Glass Trap, First Look International, 2005.

Shelbie, Faded Memories, Anne-Sophie Films/24.7 Productions/Tower 20/Jarblum Entertainment Group 2008.

Stage Appearances:

The Odd Couple, Peterborough Players, Peterborough, NH, 1968.

Victoria Wendredge, Woman Is My Idea, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1968.

Connie, A Little Family Business, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Appeared in Children in the Rain, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City; in Hot L Baltimore, Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, OH; and in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Sabrina Fair, both Dartmouth Summer Theatre, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

Major Tours:

Appeared as Trina, Forty Carats, U.S. cities.


Audio Books:

Narrator, Brave Dames and Wimpettes: What Are Women Really Doing on Screen and Page, by Susan Isaac, Dove, 1998.

Reader (with others), The Starr Report: Substantial and Credible Information, by Kenneth Starr, Audio Literature, 1998.

Readers, Jacob's Hands, by Aldous Huxley, 1999.