|Born||January 17, 1946
San Francisco, California
|Died||April 11, 2003
Thousand Oaks, California
Lucy Saroyan (January 17, 1946 – April 11, 2003) was an American actress and photographer.
Life and career
Saroyan was born in San Francisco, California, the daughter of the writer William Saroyan and the actress Carol Grace. Her brother is writer Aram Saroyan. Following her parents' second divorce, her mother married the actor Walter Matthau and Lucy Saroyan later worked alongside her stepfather in a number of his films. She also played small parts on Broadway, off-Broadway, and on TV, in addition to working as a film library archivist. Her most notable film role was in Paul Schrader's Blue Collar, in which she played Harvey Keitel's wife.
The first exhibit of Lucy Saroyan's posthumously discovered portraits of A-List Hollywood and New York entertainment figures of the 1970s and 1980s opened at the Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica on January 16, 2010. Her portrait of Dennis Hopper was included in the 2009 retrospective exhibit of Hopper's own photography in Paris and Australia.
Lucy Saroyan's personal papers are now archived in the Fresno County Public Library.
- The Grass Roots "Bella Linda Video"(1967)
- Isadora (1968) - (uncredited)
- Some Kind of a Nut (1969) - Samantha
- Cactus Flower (1969) - Dancer (uncredited)
- Maidstone (1970)
- Kotch (1971) - Sissy
- The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) - Coed #2
- Columbo: Old Fashioned Murder (1976) (TV) - Elise
- American Raspberry (1977) - Connie
- Greased Lightning (1977) - Hutch's Wife
- Blue Collar (1978) - Arlene Bartowski
- Hopscotch (1980) - Carla (final film role)
- "Lucy Saroyan obituary". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 27, 2003. Retrieved May 16, 2011.
- "Lucy Saroyan - Ex-actress Was Daughter Of Renowned Playwright". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. May 26, 2003. Retrieved May 16, 2011.
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