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Dukakis, Olympia

Works: 242 works in 790 publications in 7 languages and 28,636 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Romantic comedy films  Action and adventure films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  History  Television mini-series  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Interviewee, Performer, Author, Artist, Other, Contributor, Recipient, Speaker, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Olympia Dukakis
Mr. Holland's Opus by Michael Kamen( Visual )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 2,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a serious musician who reluctantly enters the teaching profession to remain afloat financially and discovers that his true passion is teaching
Steel magnolias by Chris Columbus( Visual )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Six divas of the silver screen - Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts - come together as bosom buddies in this hilarious and heartwarming story of life, love and loss in a small Louisiana Parish. At the center of the group is Shelby Eatenton (Roberts), newly married and joyfully pregnant, despite the fact that her diabetes could make childbirth life-threatening. Terrified and angry at the possibility of losing her only daughter, M'Lynn Eatenton (Field) looks to her four closest friends for strength and laughter as she battles her deepest fears of death in order to join Shelby in celebrating the miracle of new life"--Container
Away from Her by Sarah Polley( Visual )

49 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years. During the twilight of their years, Grant is forced to face the fact that Fiona's "forgetfulness" actually is Alzheimer's. After Fiona wanders away and is found, the decision is made for her to go into a nursing home. For the first time in their relationship, they are forced to undergo a separation since the nursing home has a "no-visitors" policy for the first 30 days of a patient's stay. When Grant visits Fiona after the orientation period, he is devastated to find out that not only has she seemingly forgotten him, but she has transferred her affections to another man. As the distance between husband and wife grows, Grant must draw upon his love for Fiona to perform an act of self-sacrifice in order to ensure her happiness
Moonstruck by Norman Jewison( Visual )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An "unlucky in love" Italian-American widow just weeks away from her wedding falls for her fiance's younger brother
Look who's talking by Amy Heckerling( Visual )

48 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mollie (Kirstie Alley) is a single working mom who's out to find the perfect father for her child. Her baby, Mikey, prefers James (John Travolta), a cab driver turned babysitter who has what it takes to make them both happy. But Mollie won't even consider James. It's going to take all the tricks a baby can think of to bring them together before it's too late in this baby's-eye view comedy
The librarian( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A geeky librarian is hired by the prestigious Metropolitan Library, keeper of such top-secret treasures as Excalibur and Pandora's Box. When the Serpent Brotherhood, seeking world domination, steals one of three parts of the magical Spear of Destiny from the library, only this librarian, aided by a gorgeous bodyguard, has the knowhow to thwart their plan. But does he know how to be a hero?
The librarian( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noah Wyle reprises his role as Flynn Carsen, the nerdy yet precocious librarian, endeavors to find King Solomon's mines
Joan of Arc by Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born to a peasant family, young Joan hears the voices of saints telling her to unite her beseiged nation. At seventeen, she leads one of the greatest campaigns for freedom the world has ever witnessed
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the city by Armistead Maupin( Visual )

47 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this chronicle of San Francisco in the 1970s, the carefree chaos revolves around the funky old apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane where landlady Anna Madrigal welcomes tenants by taping homegrown joints to their doors and presides over their lives with an almost maternal affection
In the land of women( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devastated over his breakup with his girlfriend, Carter Webb leaves Los Angeles to stay with his ailing Grandmother in her suburban Detroit home. Across the street lives the Hardwicke family. As Carter struggles to reconcile his own inner conflicts, he is drawn into the pains and loves of the Hardwicke women. All the Hardwicke women, in their way, fall in love with Carter. Each woman, in her own way, helps Carter find his way back
A paralyzing fear the story of polio in America by Nina Gilden Seavey( Visual )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary tracing the full circle of the battle against polio from illness to epidemic to cure. The arrival of polio to American shores in 1916 marked the beginning of long "polio summers" that infected and crippled thousands of children each year. Finally, after a long, grassroots fight against the disease, Dr. Salk's vaccine brought the epidemic to a halt
Picture perfect by Carol Tizzano( Visual )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As adorable as she is ambitious, Kate is determined to turn her mid-level advertising job into an executive position and equally determined to snare Sam, the agency's ultra-suave Romeo who prefers illicit affairs with attached women. She achieves both goals by pretending she's getting married to Nick, a man she met at a wedding and barely knows. But her carefully constructed fictional life comes face to face with reality when her boss wants to meet Nick, sending Kate's personal and professional worlds spinning out of control
The thing about my folks( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After 47 years of marriage, Ben's mother leaves her husband. With no where else to turn, Ben's father Sam is forced to get to know his son. Hysterical antics ensue as Ben and Sam strengthen their relationship while Ben helps Sam romance his mother
Cloudburst( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stella and Dot have been together for 31 years and have faithfully accompanied one another through life's ups and downs. Now in their seventies, Stella is hard of hearing and Dot is legally blind. Dotty's prudish granddaughter, Molly, decides the best place for Dot is a nursing home that will provide all the necessities. This forces Stella and Dot to make a bold decision: they will leave their hometown in Maine and make their way to Canada, where same-sex marriage is legal
Mighty Aphrodite by Woody Allen( Visual )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A father becomes obsessed with the natural mother of his adopted son
The Last of the blonde bombshells( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One has lost her marbles, another is dead. A third is in prison, a fourth the worse for liquor. A fifth has sworn off the devil's music and the sixth - Elizabeth - is daydreaming about reforming the band. As a teenager in the war years, Elizabeth was a sax-player with the Blond Bombshells, until a scandal blew the band apart. But now, some five decades later, encouraged by patrik, an old rogue from her youth, she sets off in search of the survivors with a dream of recreating their former glories. --"Container
Dad by Gary David Goldberg( Visual )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and French and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A workaholic stockbroker flies home when his mother is suddenly hospitalized only to discover that his father has aged under the overprotective care of his mother
A Century of women( Visual )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third of three programs in a series that tells the story of women in the 20th century--how they lived, loved, worked, played, and changed the course of American history. This program explores the changing concepts of "ideal beauty" and how women see themselves. Presents the changing image of women in movies and on television, and in music, dance, and art. With comments by Roseanne Arnold, Carol Burnett, Twyla Tharp, and Maya Angelou
Big driver( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tess Thorne, a famous writer, faces a long drive home following a book signing. On a lonely New England road, her tire blows out, leaving her stranded. Relieved when another driver stops and offers assistance, Tess quickly discovers her savior is actually a serial killer who assaults her. Left for dead, Tess escapes, determined to find her attacker and seek revenge
Ask me again tomorrow : a life in progress by Olympia Dukakis( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From her fame as the Oscar-winning actress who uttered the famous line in Moonstruck, "I know who I am," to her lauded role as Mrs. Madrigal, the landlord of indeterminate gender in Tales of the City, to being the cousin of Michael Dukakis, presidential candidate, Olympia Dukakis has captured the imagination of a broad audience. Known for her straightforward talk, her lack of pretension, and her ongoing quest to explore ever more aspects of herself and her art, she is a role model for women of all ages. Olympia Dukakis's role in Moonstruck made her a household name, but before that overnight success came twenty-eight years of hard work. For nineteen of those years, she was an integral part of running the Whole Theatre Company in Montclair, New Jersey, while she and her husband raised their three children. She managed to "have it all"--Career, family, home -- before having it all became fashionable
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Alternative Names
Olympia Dukakis actrice américaine

Olympia Dukakis actriz estadounidense

Olympia Dukakis aktorka amerykańska

Olympia Dukakis Amerikaans filmacteur

Olympia Dukakis Amerikaans filmactrice

Olympia Dukakis attrice statunitense

Olympia Dukakis US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

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Олимпиа Дукакис АНУ-ын жүжигчин

Олимпия Дукакис

Олімпія Дукакіс

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Steel magnoliasLook who's talkingThe librarianThe librarianJoan of ArcArmistead Maupin's Tales of the cityIn the land of womenDad