Trish Van Devere
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Trish Van Devere
Patricia Louise Dressel
March 9, 1941
Spotswood Dabney Grant Van devere
(m. 1963; div. 1964)
(m. 1972; his death 1999)
Trish Van Devere (born March 9, 1941) is an American actress. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the 1972 film One Is a Lonely Number, and won a Genie Award for the 1979 film The Changeling. She is the widow of actor George C. Scott.
A life member of the Actors Studio, Van Devere played the original Meredith Lord on One Life to Live in 1968, as well as the lead in the 1972 film One Is a Lonely Number, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe award. She appeared alongside Scott in The Last Run (1971), The Day of the Dolphin, and The Savage Is Loose (both 1973, the latter film directed by Scott), Beauty and the Beast (1976, for television), Movie Movie (1978), and The Changeling (1980).
Van Devere performed frequently in both television and film until 1994, and appeared in television programs such as Love Story, The Fall Guy, Hardcastle and McCormick, Highway to Heaven and Love Boat. She also starred alongside Peter Falk in a 1978 episode of the detective series Columbo entitled Make Me a Perfect Murder, in which she portrayed a TV producer who murders her ex-lover.
After a long acting career, Van Devere settled down in Broad Beach, Malibu, California with her husband. After five years of living in Broad Beach, Van Devere and Scott moved to Retreat Court, a gated community in Malibu. When Scott was aged 67 and Van Devere was in her 50s, the couple adopted George Dressel Scott, the son of Van Devere's brother, George Dressel.
On June 22, 2017, a teenage girl filed a lawsuit against Van Devere and her son, alleging that the two conspired to imprison her at the Scotts' Malibu home, where she was physically and sexually abused.
|1970||The Landlord||Sally||(as Patricia Van Devere)|
|Where's Poppa?||Louise Callan||aka Going Ape|
|1971||The Last Run||Claudie Scherrer|
|1972||One Is a Lonely Number||Aimee Brower|
|1973||Harry in Your Pocket||Sandy Coletto|
|The Day of the Dolphin||Maggie Terrell|
|1974||The Savage Is Loose||Maida|
|1976||Beauty and the Beast||Belle Beaumont|
|1978||Movie Movie||Betsy McGuire/Isobel Stuart|
|1979||The Changeling||Claire Norman|
|The Hearse||Jane Hardy|
|Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure||Rose Standish|
|1986||Uphill All the Way||The Widow Quinn|
|Hollywood Vice Squad||Pauline Stanton||aka The Boulevard|
|1988||Messenger of Death||Jastra Watson|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Award||Category||Title of work||Result|
|1971||Laurel Award||Star of Tomorrow, Female||Where's Poppa?||7th place|
|1973||Golden Globe||Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama||One is a Lonely Number||Nominated|
|1980||Genie Award||Best Performance by a Foreign Actress||The Changeling||Won|
- LuKanic, Steven A. Film Actors Guide, p. 402. Lone Eagle, 1991. Accessed September 11, 2013. "TRISH VAN DEVERE (Patricia Dressel) b. March 9, 1945 - Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey"
- Varying sources have cited 1943 or 1945 as her year of birth, however her entry on Intelius establishes the year as 1941.
- Trish Van Devere Biography
- Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 280. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.
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