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American Actress

Elizabeth Peña

  • Sep 23, 1959 - Oct 14, 2014 (age 55)
  • 5' 2" (1.57 m)
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2014
Elizabeth Peña
PersonalOctober 2014

Elizabeth Peña

Elizabeth Peña passed away.
Matador
TV ShowJul 15, 2014

Matador

Matador is an American television series co-created by Roberto …
Matador is an American television series co-created by Roberto Orci, Andrew Orci, Dan Dworkin, and Jay Beattie. The series chronicled the rise of popular soccer star Tony "Matador" Bravo (Gabriel Luna), known for his exploits both on and off the field. Unbeknownst to the public and his family, he is also a skilled covert operative performing missions for a branch of the CIA. The series premiered on July 15, 2014, on the newly launched channel El Rey Network.
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2013
Plush
MovieSep 13, 2013

Plush

Mourning the loss of her brother/collaborator, a young …
Mourning the loss of her brother/collaborator, a young rocker struggles to write music while juggling a husband, two kids, and a mysterious new guitarist who will stop at nothing to become the most important person in her life.
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Blaze You Out
MovieJul 3, 2013

Blaze You Out

Blaze You Out tells the story of Lupe, a strong-willed aspiring …
Blaze You Out tells the story of Lupe, a strong-willed aspiring DJ, and her younger sister Alicia who live in the Esperanza Valley, a community that is suffocating by generations of heroin use. When Alicia witnesses a murder and disappears, Lupe sets out on a dangerous journey that forces her into the town's ruthless underworld. She quickly discovers that in order to save the person that matters most, she must harness the power that exists within her and connect with the divine that surrounds her.
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In the Dark
MovieJan 12, 2013

In the Dark

After an accident, a woman hires a caretaker to help her adjust …
After an accident, a woman hires a caretaker to help her adjust to life as a blind woman. Before long, she is embroiled in a fight for her life. Will she learn to protect herself using her only remaining senses in time to save her life?
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2012
Major Crimes
TV ShowAug 13, 2012

Major Crimes

Major Crimes is an American television police procedural …
Major Crimes is an American television police procedural series starring Mary McDonnell. It is a continuation spin-off of The Closer, set in the same police division. It premiered on TNT August 13, 2012, following The Closer's finale.
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2011
Charlie's Angels
TV ShowSep 22, 2011

Charlie's Angels

Charlie's Angels is an American action crime drama television …
Charlie's Angels is an American action crime drama television series developed by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. The series is a reboot based on the 1976–1981 series of the same name created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts and the second series in the Charlie's Angels franchise.
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The Perfect Family
MovieApr 24, 2011

The Perfect Family

Eileen Cleary has just been nominated for Catholic …
Eileen Cleary has just been nominated for Catholic Woman of the year when her family drop a bombshell. Over the dinner table she discovers that not only is her son leaving his wife and children for the local beautician, but her daughter is 5 months pregnant and about to marry her girlfriend. Desperate to win the award, Eileen is conflicted between shame over her family and still desiring to do the right thing by them. Unable to accept either of their choices her family begins to splinter, with even her husband threatening to leave. Ultimately this is a feel-good movie and Eileen proves herself to be a person worthy of both the award and her family.
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Off the Map
TV ShowJan 12, 2011

Off the Map

Off the Map is a medical drama created by Jenna Bans, who …
Off the Map is a medical drama created by Jenna Bans, who also served as an executive producer, with colleagues from Grey's Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. The series ran on ABC from January 12, 2011 to April 6, 2011.
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2009
Modern Family
TV ShowSep 23, 2009

Modern Family

Modern Family is an American television mockumentary …
Modern Family is an American television mockumentary family sitcom created by Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan for the American Broadcasting Company. First aired on September 23, 2009, the show follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. Pritchett's family includes his second wife, their son and his stepson, as well as his two adult children and their husbands and children.
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Mother and Child
MovieSep 14, 2009

Mother and Child

A drama centered around three women: A fifty-year-old …
A drama centered around three women: A fifty-year-old woman, the daughter she gave up for adoption thirty-five years ago, and a woman looking to adopt a child of her own.
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Down for Life
MovieSep 12, 2009

Down for Life

Based on a true story depicting a single dramatic day in the life …
Based on a true story depicting a single dramatic day in the life of a Latina gang leader in South Central Los Angeles.
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Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film
Nomination2009

Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film

Nominated for "Nothing Like the Holidays".
ALMA Award
2008
Nothing Like the Holidays
MovieNov 8, 2008

Nothing Like the Holidays

A Puerto Rican family living …
A Puerto Rican family living in the area of Humboldt Park in west Chicago face what may be their last Christmas together.
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A Single Woman
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MovieSep 21, 2008

A Single Woman

A Single Woman is a distinct, lively portrait of Jeannette Rankin …
A Single Woman is a distinct, lively portrait of Jeannette Rankin (the first American woman elected to Congress; also a suffragist, peace activist and reformer) that takes us from her childhood in 1880's Montana, to her last television interview in 1972. Deliciously political, occasionally chilling, ironic and idiosyncratic, A Single Woman illuminates the role of the individual in the American legislative process with a whimsical amalgamation of storytelling, high-powered discourse and communion. The program is a filmed version of the successful stage play.
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2007
Love Comes Lately
MovieSep 8, 2007

Love Comes Lately

Though approaching his eighties, Max Kohn shows no signs of …
Though approaching his eighties, Max Kohn shows no signs of slowing down. He pursues his love life - both real and imagined - with youthful vigor, thereby risking his relationship to Reisel, the woman he loves but neglects. LOVE COMES LATELY is a film about real and imagined longings, the never ending dream of love and the power of fiction.
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Goal II: Living the Dream
MovieFeb 9, 2007

Goal II: Living the Dream

When Newcastle United …
When Newcastle United soccer star Santiago Munez is offered a spot with Real Madrid, he accepts, but the move - accompanied by big money and fame - tests his ties and loyalties to family, friends and business acquaintances.
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2005
Ghost Whisperer
TV ShowSep 23, 2005

Ghost Whisperer

Ghost Whisperer is an American supernatural television …
Ghost Whisperer is an American supernatural television series, which ran on CBS from September 23, 2005, to May 21, 2010. The series follows the life of Melinda Gordon (Jennifer Love Hewitt), who has the ability to see and communicate with ghosts. While trying to live as normal a life as possible—she is married and owns an antique store—Melinda helps earthbound spirits resolve their problems and cross over into the light, or the spirit world. Her tasks are difficult and at times she struggles with people who push her away and do not believe in her gift. In addition, the ghosts are mysterious and sometimes menacing at first, and Melinda must use the clues available to her to understand the spirits' needs and help them. The show was created by John Gray and was produced by Sander/Moses Productions, executive producer, and Jennifer Love Hewitt in association with ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios.
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The Lost City
MovieSep 3, 2005

The Lost City

In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of …
In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent night-club owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the ...
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Sueño
MovieJul 25, 2005

Sueño

A Mexican immigrant new to Los Angeles enters into a love …
A Mexican immigrant new to Los Angeles enters into a love triangle with two very different women.
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American Dad!
TV ShowFeb 6, 2005

American Dad!

American Dad! is an American animated sitcom created by …
American Dad! is an American animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman for the Fox Broadcasting Company. It moved to TBS in 2014. American Dad! is the first television series to have its inception on Animation Domination. The series premiered on February 6, 2005, following Super Bowl XXXIX, three months before the rest of the first season aired as part of the Animation Domination block, commencing on May 1, 2005.
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Numb3rs
TV ShowJan 23, 2005

Numb3rs

Numbers (stylized as NUMB3RS) is an American crime drama …
Numbers (stylized as NUMB3RS) is an American crime drama television series that ran on CBS from January 23, 2005, to March 12, 2010. The series was created by Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton, and follows FBI Special Agent Don Eppes (Rob Morrow) and his brother Charlie Eppes (David Krumholtz), a college mathematics professor and prodigy, who helps Don solve crimes for the FBI. Brothers Ridley and Tony Scott produced Numbers; its production companies are the Scott brothers' Scott Free Productions and CBS Television Studios (originally Paramount Network Television, and later CBS Paramount Network Television).
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2004
The Incredibles
MovieOct 27, 2004

The Incredibles

Bob Parr (A.K.A. Mr. Incredible), and his wife Helen (A.K.A. …
Bob Parr (A.K.A. Mr. Incredible), and his wife Helen (A.K.A. Elastigirl), are the world's greatest famous crime-fighting superheroes in Metroville. Always saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. But fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they have no choice but to retire as superheroes to live a "normal life" with their three children Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack (who were secretly born with superpowers). Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment. He soon discovers that it will take a super family effort to rescue the world from total destruction.
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Suburban Madness
MovieOct 3, 2004

Suburban Madness

Based on the real story of Clara Harris, the Houston, Texas …
Based on the real story of Clara Harris, the Houston, Texas dentist who made headlines in July 2002 when she killed her adulterous husband by repeatedly running over him with her car.
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2002
Without a Trace
TV ShowSep 26, 2002

Without a Trace

Without a Trace is an American police procedural drama …
Without a Trace is an American police procedural drama television series that originally aired on CBS from September 26, 2002 to May 19, 2009, following the cases of a Missing Persons Unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in New York City. On May 19, 2009, CBS announced the cancellation of the series after seven seasons.
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CSI: Miami
TV ShowSep 23, 2002

CSI: Miami

CSI: Miami (Crime Scene Investigation: Miami) is an …
CSI: Miami (Crime Scene Investigation: Miami) is an American police procedural drama television series that premiered on September 23, 2002, on CBS. Starring David Caruso as Lieutenant Horatio Caine, Emily Procter as Detective Calleigh Duquesne, and Kim Delaney as Lieutenant Megan Donner, the series is the first direct spin-off of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, "transplanting the same template and trickery—gory crimes, procedural plot and dazzling graphics—into [a new city] while retaining the essence of the original idea".
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Favorite Movie Actress - Supporting Role
Award2002

Favorite Movie Actress - Supporting Role

Won award for "Tortilla Soup".
ALMA Award
Favorite Movie Actress - Supporting Role
Nomination2002

Favorite Movie Actress - Supporting Role

Nominated for "Tortilla Soup".
ALMA Award
2001
Justice League
TV ShowNov 17, 2001

Justice League

Justice League is an American animated television series …
Justice League is an American animated television series which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. It is part of the DC animated universe. The show was produced by Warner Bros. Animation. It is based on the Justice League of America and associated comic book characters published by DC Comics. After two seasons, the series was replaced by Justice League Unlimited, a successor series which aired for three seasons.
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Tortilla Soup
MovieJun 9, 2001

Tortilla Soup

Retired Mexican-American chef Martin Naranjo shares an …
Retired Mexican-American chef Martin Naranjo shares an L.A. home with his three gorgeous, but single, adult daughters. Though he long ago lost his ability to taste, Martin still lives to cook incredibly lavish dinners for his loved ones and to serve them in a family-style ritual at traditional sit-down meals. Although the women humor their father's old-fashioned ways, each of them is searching for fulfillment outside the family circle. College student Maribel is growing increasingly frustrated with the singles scene and wants a steady man; gorgeous career woman Carmen is fed up with her boyfriend and his wandering eye; meanwhile, eldest daughter Letitia, who has suppressed her own romantic longings, senses something missing in her life. Things take a turn for the romantic when Dad, a widower, meets a vivacious divorcee on the lookout for a mate and each of his daughters, in turn, finds someone. But they'll all discover that the recipe for happiness may call for some unexpected ingredients.
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Nomination2001

Outstanding Actress in a New Television …

Nominated for "Resurrection Blvd.".
ALMA Award
Award2001

Outstanding Actress in a New Television …

Won award for "Resurrection Blvd.".
ALMA Award
1999
Seven Girlfriends
MovieNov 6, 1999

Seven Girlfriends

Jesse is charming, romantic, and he knows how to pop the …
Jesse is charming, romantic, and he knows how to pop the question; he just can't face marriage. So, when he and Hannah split up during the same week that a former fiancée dies, he decides to figure things out. He visits each woman about whom he's been serious to ask what went wrong. His teen flame, an independent woman who sometimes sleeps with him, and a group of lesbians give him advice, as does Anabeth, dead but lively in his dreams. One ex remains furious, but with the help of her inventive colleague, the level-headed insomniac Laura, Jesse even gets to talk to her. It's on to Anabeth's funeral, where he'll see Hannah, and maybe grasp what has been eluding him.
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Nomination1999

Outstanding Actress in a Made-for-Televi…

Nominated for "Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within".
ALMA Award
1998
Rush Hour
MovieSep 18, 1998

Rush Hour

A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong Inspector teams up with a …
A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong Inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed L.A.P.D. detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.
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Nomination1998

Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film

Nominated for "Gridlock'd".
ALMA Award
Award1998

Outstanding Actress in a Made-for-Televi…

Won award for "Contagious".
ALMA Award
Nomination1998

Outstanding Actress in a Made-for-Televi…

Nominated for "Contagious".
ALMA Award
1997
Best Supporting Female
Award1997

Best Supporting Female

Won award for "Lone Star".
Independent Spirit Award
Best Supporting Female
Nomination1997

Best Supporting Female

Nominated for "Lone Star".
Independent Spirit Award
1996
Lone Star
MovieMay 10, 1996

Lone Star

When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff …
When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.
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Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film
Award1996

Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film

Won award for "Lone Star".
ALMA Award
Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film
Nomination1996

Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film

Nominated for "Lone Star".
ALMA Award
1995
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home
MovieJul 19, 1995

Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home

Willy the smart and …
Willy the smart and rebellious whale and Jessie the orphaned boy team up to escape Willy's captivity and horrible owner to get back to his pod. Can they succeed with the help of Annie and Glenn Jessie's foster parents, Randolph the spiritual friend of Willy and Jessie, and Rae Willy's trainer?
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Across the Moon
MovieMar 28, 1995

Across the Moon

Two young women bond while living together out in the …
Two young women bond while living together out in the California desert to be close to their boyfriends who are serving time at the nearby state prison.
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The Outer Limits
TV ShowMar 26, 1995

The Outer Limits

The Outer Limits is a Canadian-American television series …
The Outer Limits is a Canadian-American television series that originally aired on Showtime, Syfy and in syndication between 1995 and 2002. The series is a revival of the original The Outer Limits series that aired from 1963–65.
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1994
Dead Funny
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MovieMay 21, 1994

Dead Funny

Viv comes home from work and finds her boyfriend Reggie …
Viv comes home from work and finds her boyfriend Reggie pinned to her kitchen table with a long knife. Who murdered him?
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Hans Rolla
Marriage1994

Hans Rolla

Married Hans Rolla.
1990
Jacob's Ladder
MovieOct 29, 1990

Jacob's Ladder

Jacob Singer is trying to make sense of his fractured life …
Jacob Singer is trying to make sense of his fractured life and memories. Plagued by hallucinations, flashbacks, and conspiracies, he struggles down a path to enlightenment from these manic strains. With nothing but support from friends and loved ones will he be able to push through the haze of his PTSD.
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Dream On
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TV ShowJul 8, 1990

Dream On

Dream On is an American adult-themed situation comedy …
Dream On is an American adult-themed situation comedy about the family life, romantic life, and career of Martin Tupper, a divorced New York City book editor played by Brian Benben. The show distinctively interjected clips from older black-and-white television series to punctuate Tupper's feelings or thoughts. It was created by Marta Kauffman and David Crane, the team who later created the TV show Friends. It ran for six seasons on HBO between 1990 and 1996.
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Shannon's Deal
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TV ShowApr 16, 1990

Shannon's Deal

Shannon's Deal is an American legal drama that aired on …
Shannon's Deal is an American legal drama that aired on NBC from April 16, 1990 until May 21, 1991. The series was created by John Sayles and executive produced by Stan Rogow. The show centers on a successful Philadelphia corporate lawyer named Jack Shannon (Jamey Sheridan), who lost his family and his job to a compulsive gambling habit. The saga of Shannon, who leaves a prestigious law firm after years of becoming unhappy with the legal system and being forced to take his clients to court, and whom subsequently opens his own low-rent practice, was first explored in the high-rated two-hour movie pilot, which NBC aired on June 4, 1989 and repeated April 13th 1990, ahead of the series premiere.
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Blue Steel
MovieJan 26, 1990

Blue Steel

A female rookie in the police force must engage in a cat-and …
A female rookie in the police force must engage in a cat-and-mouse game with a pistol-wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
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1988
Vibes
MovieAug 5, 1988

Vibes

Cyndi Lauper and Jeff Goldblum play two psychics hired by …
Cyndi Lauper and Jeff Goldblum play two psychics hired by Peter Falk to find his long lost son in a foreign country. When they get there they discover he's really hired them to help find a hidden temple in the mountains where all the psychic energy in the world comes from.
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William Kibler
Marriage1988

William Kibler

Married William Kibler.
1987
Batteries Not Included
MovieDec 18, 1987

Batteries Not Included

Apartment block tenants …
Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.
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I Married Dora
TV ShowSep 22, 1987

I Married Dora

I Married Dora is an American sitcom that appeared on the …
I Married Dora is an American sitcom that appeared on the ABC television network. It premiered on September 22, 1987, and its final first-run episode aired on January 8, 1988. The series was created by Michael J. Leeson, who was one of the creators of the long running TV series The Cosby Show.
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La Bamba
MovieMay 1, 1987

La Bamba

Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and …
Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.
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1986
L.A. Law
TV ShowSep 15, 1986

L.A. Law

L.A. Law is an American legal drama television series that …
L.A. Law is an American legal drama television series that ran for eight seasons on NBC, from September 15, 1986 to May 19, 1994. Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained many of Bochco's trademark features, including an ensemble cast, large number of parallel storylines, social drama, and off-the-wall humor. It reflected the social and cultural ideologies of the 1980s and early 1990s, and many of the cases featured on the show dealt with hot-topic issues such as capital punishment, abortion, racism, gay rights, homophobia, sexual harassment, AIDS, and domestic violence. The series often also reflected social tensions between the wealthy senior lawyer protagonists and their less well-paid junior staff.
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Tough Cookies
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TV ShowMar 5, 1986

Tough Cookies

Tough Cookies is a comedy television series that aired on …
Tough Cookies is a comedy television series that aired on CBS in 1986; six episodes were broadcast. This series premiered on the same date (March 5, 1986), and was also cancelled on the same date (April 23, 1986), as another CBS comedy series, Fast Times.
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Down and Out in Beverly Hills
MovieJan 31, 1986

Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills couple Barbara …
Beverly Hills couple Barbara and Dave Whiteman are very rich but not happy Dave is a hard working business man, his wife is only interested in yoga, aerobics and other meditation classes, and he sleeps with the house maid. Their teenage son is confused about his sexuality and their daughter is suffering from eating disorders. While they are celebrating thanksgiving having plenty of food, street tramp Jerry is hungry, homeless, sleeping rough and has lost his dog. Jerry decides to end his life by drowning himself in their swimming pool. Dave rescues him and invites him to stay for a while. How does this stranger change the life style of this family?
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1985
Crossover Dreams
MovieMar 29, 1985

Crossover Dreams

Salsa singer screws over everybody on his way to the …
Salsa singer screws over everybody on his way to the top; when his latest record flops, his career starts doing downhill.
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1982
Cagney & Lacey
TV ShowMar 25, 1982

Cagney & Lacey

Cagney & Lacey is an American television series that aired on …
Cagney & Lacey is an American television series that aired on the CBS television network for seven seasons from March 25, 1982, to May 16, 1988. A police procedural, the show starred Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly as New York City police detectives who led very different lives: Christine Cagney (Gless) was a career-minded single woman, while Mary Beth Lacey (Daly) was a married working mother. The series was set in a fictionalized version of Manhattan's 14th Precinct (known as "Midtown South"). For six consecutive years, one of the two lead actresses won the Emmy for Best Lead Actress in a Drama (four wins for Daly, two for Gless), a winning streak matched only once since in any major category by a show.
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T.J. Hooker
TV ShowMar 13, 1982

T.J. Hooker

T. J. Hooker is an American police drama television program …
T. J. Hooker is an American police drama television program starring William Shatner in the title role as a 15-year veteran police sergeant. The series premiered as a mid-season replacement on March 13, 1982, on ABC and ran on the network until May 4, 1985. The show was then picked up for a further single season by CBS.
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1981
They All Laughed
MovieSep 2, 1981

They All Laughed

New York's Odyssey Detective Agency is hired by two …
New York's Odyssey Detective Agency is hired by two different clients to follow two women suspected of infidelity. Ladies' man John Russo trails Angela Niotes, the elegant wife of a wealthy Italian industrialist, while Charles Rutledge and Arthur Brodsky follow Dolores Martin, the beautiful young wife of a jealous husband. Their respective cases are complicated when John falls for Angela, and Charles falls for Dolores.
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1980
Times Square
MovieOct 17, 1980

Times Square

Two girls run away from a mental institution and forge a …
Two girls run away from a mental institution and forge a relationship on the streets of New York. They soon begin enjoying their punk-rock life until the powers that be start nosing around, looking for them, unsettling their already delicate mental states. Will the Sleez Sisters be torn apart? Or will they tear themselves apart?
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1959
Elizabeth Peña
BirthSeptember 1959

Elizabeth Peña

Elizabeth Peña was born.
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