Verna Frances Bloom
August 7, 1938
Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||January 9, 2019 (aged 80)|
Bar Harbor, Maine, U.S.
Verna Frances Bloom (August 7, 1938 – January 9, 2019) was an American actress.
On Broadway, Bloom portrayed Charlotte Corday in The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade (1967) and Blanche Morton in Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983). She made her film debut in Medium Cool, and then co-starred in Clint Eastwood's 1973 film, High Plains Drifter and in the 1974 made-for-TV movie Where Have All The People Gone? with Peter Graves and Kathleen Quinlan. Bloom also had roles in more than 30 films and television episodes beginning the 1960s, including playing Mary, mother of Jesus, in The Last Temptation of Christ in 1988 and Marion Wormer in Animal House in 1978.
Personal life and death
Bloom was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, and attended the School of Fine Arts in Boston University, graduating with a BFA in 1959. She also studied at the HB Studio in New York City. She was Jewish.
|1969||Children's Games||The Girl|
|1971||The Hired Hand||Hannah Collings|
|1972||Particular Men||Evelyn||TV Movie|
|1973||High Plains Drifter||Sarah Belding|
|1974||Where Have All the People Gone?||Jenny||TV movie|
|1975||Sarah T. – Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic||Jean Hodges||TV movie|
|1977||Contract on Cherry Street||Emily Hovannes||TV movie|
|1978||Animal House||Marion Wormer|
|1980||Playing for Time||Paulette||TV movie|
|1981||Rivkin: Bounty Hunter||Bertha||TV movie|
|1985||The Journey of Natty Gann||Farm Woman|
|1985||Promise's to Keep||TV movie, (uncredited)|
|1988||The Last Temptation of Christ||Mary, Mother of Jesus|
|2003||Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update||Marion Wormer||Short film, (final film role)|
|1967||N.Y.P.D.||Barbara Laney||Season 1, episode 3|
|1969||Bonanza||Ellen Masters||Season 10, episode 29|
|1969||The David Frost Show||Herself||1 episode|
|1973||Doc Elliot||Mary Beth Hickey||Season 1, episode 1|
|1973-1976||Police Story||Marge Connor / Elizabeth Shaner||2 episodes|
|1975||The Blue Knights||Moody Larkin||Season 1, episode 1|
|1976||Kojak||Carrie Zachary||Season 3, episode 16|
|1977||Visions||Nancy Doucette||Season 2, episode 4|
|1977||Lou Grant||Emily||Season 1, episode 13|
|1977||Gibbsville||Season 1, episode 10|
|1987||Cagney & Lacey||Joan Torvec||Season 7, episode 1|
|1988-1989||The Equalizer||Ellen / Marian Grey||2 episodes|
|1993||Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman||Maude Bray||Season 1, episode 1|
|2003||The West Wing||Molly Lapham||Season 4, episode 13|
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- Cullen, Jim (2001). Restless in the Promised Land: Catholics and the American Dream. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 129. ISBN 1-58051-093-0.
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- Verna Bloom at IMDb
- Verna Bloom at the TCM Movie Database
- Verna Bloom at AllMovie
- Verna Bloom at Find a Grave