Verna Bloom

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Verna Bloom
Born (1939-08-07) August 7, 1939 (age 78)
Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1967-2003
Spouse(s) Jay Cocks (19??-present)

Verna Bloom (born August 7, 1939) is an American actress. She 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. She has had roles in more than 30 films and television episodes since the 1960s, including playing Mary, mother of Jesus, in The Last Temptation of Christ in 1988 and Marion Wormer in Animal House in 1978.

Bloom was born in Lynn, Massachusetts[1] and attended the School of Fine Arts in Boston University, graduating with a BFA. She also studied at the HB Studio in New York City.[2] She is Jewish.[3]

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  1. ^ Verna Bloom profile,; accessed August 28, 2015.
  2. ^ Verna Bloom biography Archived May 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.,; accessed August 28, 2015.
  3. ^ 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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