Cathy Podewell

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Cathy Podewell
Born (1964-01-27) January 27, 1964 (age 54)
Evanston, Illinois, United States
Nationality American
Alma mater University of California, Santa Barbara
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988–1995, 2013–present
Known for Role of Cally Harper Ewing
Home town Walnut Creek, California
Television Dallas
Steven Glueck (m. 1989)

Cathy Podewell (born January 27, 1964) is an American actress best known for playing the role of Cally Harper Ewing on Dallas from 1988 to 1991.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Podewell was born in Evanston, Illinois.[1][2] She moved to Walnut Creek, California and was raised there by her father, a teacher, and her mother, a real estate agent. Her paternal grandparents, Lester Podewell and Beverly Younger, were also actors.[2]

She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where she studied theater arts and dancing.[2]


Podewell is best known for playing Cally Harper Ewing, the second wife of the character J.R. Ewing, on Dallas from 1988 to 1991. Podewell also appeared in the 1988 horror film Night of the Demons and the 1989 comedy film Beverly Hills Brats. She also had guest appearances on television series, including Valerie, Murder, She Wrote, Beverly Hills, 90210, Paradise, Walker, Texas Ranger and Growing Pains. In 2013, Podewell reprised her role as Cally Harper for J.R. Ewing's funeral episode in the second season of the new Dallas.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Podewell married Steven Glueck in May 1989.[4][5]


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Valerie Courtney Episode: "The King and I"
1988 Growing Pains Lydia Shayne Episode: "Dance Fever" (Part 1 & 2)
1988 Night of the Demons Judy Cassidy Feature film
1988–91 Dallas Cally Harper Ewing Main cast (70 episodes)
1989 Beverly Hills Brats Tiffany Feature film
1991 Paradise Laura Episode: "The Women"
1991 Earth Angel Angela TV film
1991 Murder, She Wrote Beth Dawson Episode: "Unauthorized Obituary"
1993 Beverly Hills, 90210 Ginger O'Hara / Marla Crawford Episode: "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window"
1995 Walker, Texas Ranger Audrey 'Candy Delight' Forrester Episode: "Blue Movies"
2013 Dallas Cally Harper Episode: "J.R.'s Masterpiece"
2014 Unmatched Mother Short film
2016 Be Here Now Mother Short film

Award nomination[edit]


  1. ^ a b Lavin, Cheryl (March 25, 1990). "Cathy Podewell". Chicago Tribune. Chicago. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Buck, Jerry (December 8, 1988). "Cathy Podewell plays J.R.'s 'shotgun bride'". The Telegraph. 120 (216). Nashua, New Hampshire. p. 55. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  3. ^ William Keck (2013-01-15). "Keck's Exclusives: Dallas Welcomes Back Mandy Winger and Cally Harper". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-03-10.
  4. ^ "Really like Cathy Podewell, the actress who plays..." Orlando Sentinel. Orlando, Florida. April 12, 1990. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  5. ^ Gallela, Ron (October 28, 1989). "WireImage Ron Gallela Archive - File Photos 2008". Retrieved December 30, 2015.

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