Maureen Teefy

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Maureen Teefy
Maureen Jane Teefy

Years active1979–1998, 2017
Alexander Cassini
(m. 1982; div. 2006)

Maureen Jane Teefy is an American actress. She is best known for her appearances in the films Fame (1980), Grease 2 (1982), Supergirl (1984), and Startime (1992).

Her last film appearances to date were in the 1997 film Men Seeking Women, then 20 years later in 2017's Hollywood Girl: The Peg Entwistle Story.

Life and career[edit]

Teefy was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, one of eight sisters in a large Irish Catholic family.[1]

Her first film role was a small part as a U.S.O. singer in the 1979 Steven Spielberg comedy 1941 and in the same year she appeared in two minor productions, Fyre and Scavenger Hunt.

She was one of the principal performers in the 1980 Alan Parker musical drama Fame, portraying Doris, a naive young acting student. In 1981, she starred in the CBS Afternoon Playhouse episode "Portrait of a Teenage Shoplifter".

Other films featuring Teefy include Grease 2 (1982) as Sharon Cooper, Supergirl (1984) as Lucy Lane, and Sunset (1988). She starred in the 1993 supernatural horror thriller Star Time, directed by Alexander Cassini (married 1982).[2]

She provided the voice of the female robot "host" Chrome on the 1997 HBO horror series Perversions of Science. Other television roles include the made-for-TV films Legs and Disaster at Silo 7. She also guest-starred on TV series including Max Headroom and Mike Hammer, Private Eye. Her acting career developed much more in the theater, singing and dancing in several Broadway musicals.[citation needed]

Teefy wrote, produced and starred in A Subject for a Short Story.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
1979 Fyre Leeann
1979 1941 USO Girl
1979 Scavenger Hunt Lisa
1980 Fame Doris Finsecker
1982 Grease 2 Sharon Cooper
1983 Legs Melissa Rizzo TV movie
1984 Supergirl Lucy Lane
1988 Sunset Stagecoach Lady
1988 Disaster at Silo 7 Penny Travers TV movie
1992 Star Time Wendy
1997 Men Seeking Women Teri
2017 Hollywood Girl: The Peg Entwistle Story Arkadina
Year Title Role Notes
1979 ABC Afterschool Special Natalia Episode: "Dinky Hocker"
1981 CBS Afternoon Playhouse Karen Hughes Episode: "Portrait of a Teenage Shoplifter"
1987 Max Headroom Shelley Keeler Episode: "Academy"
1997 Perversions of Science Chrome (voice role) 10 episodes
1998 Mike Hammer, Private Eye Ali McClain Episode: "The Long Road to Nowhere"


Year Title Label Songs performed
1982 Grease 2 RSO Records "Score Tonight", "Who's That Guy?", "Girl for All Seasons", "We'll Be Together"

In the movie Grease 2, Maureen Teefy sings a duet with Peter Frechette ("Do It For Our Country"). However she could not make it to recording sessions for the song, so Frechette sings the song solo on the soundtrack. Teefy was dubbed in later for the film's sequence.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Bennetts, Leslie (1980-08-29). "New Face: Maureen Teefy Rebel's Long Road To Movie 'Fame'; 'All These Transforming Roles' Turning Point With 'Seagull' Learning to Let Loose Jersey Folk Festival". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-09-17.
  2. ^ "Maureen Teefy Is Wed To Alexander Cassini". The New York Times. 1982-05-23. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on May 24, 2015. Retrieved 2020-08-30.
  3. ^ ""A Subject for a Short Story" starring Maureen Teefy". 4 August 2015.

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