WorldCat Identities

Straight, Beatrice

Works: 100 works in 271 publications in 5 languages and 7,834 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Romance films  Television plays  Juvenile works  Horror films  Historical television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Beatrice Straight
Most widely held works by Beatrice Straight
Poltergeist by Tobe Hooper( Visual )

82 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Freeling family is a typical middle class family living in the peaceful Cuesta Verde Estates. Steve, his wife Diane, 16-year-old daughter Dana, 8-year-old Robbie, and 5-year-old Carol Ann live in a tract house. Soon strange things begin to happen around the house; the pet canary dies, mysterious storms occur, and Carol Ann is summoned to the TV set, where a strange shaft of green light hits her and causes the room to shake. As the curious events continue, Carol Ann is repeatedly drawn to the television, where she begins to talk to "the TV people." Soon Carol Ann is sucked into a closet, disappearing from this reality plane. Unable to find his daughter, Steve consults Dr. Lesh, a para-psychologist from a nearby college. Lesh finds that the paranormal phenomena is so strong in the Freelong household she is unable to deal with it and sends for clairvoyant and professional exorcist Tangina to examine the house in hopes of finding Carol Ann. Tangina makes a horrifying discovery: Carol Ann is alive and in the house, but is being held on another spectral plane
Network by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A television newscaster's mental breakdown turns him into a celebrity when the network tries to profit from his illness
The nun's story by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audrey Hepburn portrays a nun whose life journey takes her from the staff of a mental asylum to a surgical nurse in the Belgian Congo. She returns to Belgium as WWII breaks out and is torn between the needs of the Resistance and the church's neutrality
Faerie tale theatre( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered
The Princess and the pea by Janet Stevens( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liza Minnelli stars in this Faerie Tale Theatre version of the story of the princess who passed the "Princessness Test" devised by the Prince's mother
The formula by William Mellors Henry( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-five years after the disappearance of a formula developed by Germany during World War II to derive cheap, pollution-free gasoline from coal, a Los Angeles detective is on the brink of unearthing the secret which could change the couse of world history
Shelley Duvall's Faerie tale theatre by Matthew Broderick( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinderella: Cinderella is a slave to her wicked stepmother and her selfish stepsisters, until her Fairy Godmother arrives and turns her into a radiant princess ; The little mermaid: When a young mermaid falls in love with a human being, she makes a deal with the Sea Witch and sacrifices everything to be with him ; The dancing princesses: After the king discovers that his daughters' dancing shoes are worn out every night, he offers to let anyone who can solve the mystery choose any of the princesses to have as his bride ; The princess and the pea: A bored prince decides that the best way to cheer himself up is to get married, so he goes through his mother's list of eligible princesses
King Lear( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridged version of the play, this production condensed the play by eliminating the characters of Edgar and Edmund. King Lear of Britain has decided to divide his kingdom into three parts, and to hand over the responsibilities of ruling to his three daughters. The two oldest daughters, Goneril and Regan, flatter their father insincerely, and are rewarded. Cordelia, the youngest, sincerely loves her father, but she cannot match her sisters' skill at false adulation. The king takes away her portion of the kingdom, despite the pleadings of some of his most loyal nobles. It is not long before Goneril and Regan reveal their deep ingratitude, and soon the old king finds himself in a confusing and desperate position
Endless love by Brooke Shields( Visual )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of the doomed romance between seventeen-year-old David and fifteen-year-old Jade. Banished from Jade's home by her daddy Hugh, David obsessively cooks up a scheme to get back into the family's good graces. Since this plan involves setting Jade's house on fire, the puppy-love romance is in for a bumpy ride. Jailed for arson, David heads directly to Jade the moment that he's released, with tragic results
Power by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film depicts the tactics of political candidates as they try to get elected and the media consultants hired to sell them to the public
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

7 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A foolish king divides his realm between his two ungrateful daughters
Shelley Duvall's faerie tale theatre( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

26 episodes of the award-winning television series originally televised from 1982-87
Robert Kennedy and his times( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provided is a personal portrait of Robert Kennedy, who was one of the most controversial men of the century. Featured are the turbulent times in which he lived including the fight for civil rights, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the American entry into Vietnam, and how the eventual protest against it were all shaped by Bobby Kennedy
Patterns by Fielder Cook( Visual )

12 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred Staples is a young small town plant manager who is given an executive position in the new company. He soon finds out his promotion has more to do with leverage against the company's older Vice President, who the Boss wants out. This throws Staples into a panic as personal loyalty, company politics and cut-throat business tactics are mixed together
Two of a kind by John Herzfeld( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "Supreme Being" bets a group of angels that it would be impossible for them to get two very selfish people to sacrifice for each other
Route 66( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two friends, Tod Stiles and Buz Murdock, set off across the country in their beautiful new Corvette convertible, they never imagined the series of adventures in which they'd find themselves. As they drive from town to town, helping anyone who needs it, they traverse the country along the often dangerous highway known as Route 66
Network( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satirical look at the politics and power struggles of television executives as a network news anchorman turns the tables on the "ratings."
Route 66( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thrilling adventures of Tod Stiles and Buz Murdock continue as they coast from town to town in style, driving their Corvette convertible along the often treacherous trail of the iconic Route 66, finding romance and trouble all along the way
Route 66( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tod Stiles and Buz Murdock continue their trek across North America, hopping from town to town and giving aid to anyone in need. Buz eventually stops traveling the road and Tod is joined by a new traveling companion, Lincoln Case
The Orson Welles collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stranger: A thriller about an escaped Nazi war criminal hiding out in a small Connecticut town. King Lear: Performed live in front of television cameras, tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters. David and Goliath: Biblical epoch produced in Italy about David fighting the giant Goliath. The trial: Franz Kafka's political thriller about Joseph K., who awakens to find he is suddenly and inexplicably on trial for an unspecified crime. Herb Shriner show: Features Welles in lively conversation as well as reciting some Carl Sandburg poetry. Hollywood remembers Orson Welles: A look at the public and private life of this genius of the cinema. Hollywood couples : Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth: A look at one of the least likely and most compelling couples ever to light up Hollywood. This documentary examines the private lives of this curious couple
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Beatrice Straight actress

Beatrice Straight actrice américaine

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Beatrice Straight Amerikaans acteur

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Beatrice Straight amerikansk skådespelare

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Straight, Beatrice Whitney

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