WorldCat Identities

Dukakis, Olympia

Overview
Works: 305 works in 940 publications in 5 languages and 30,337 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Made-for-TV movies  Action and adventure films  History  Romantic comedy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Biography  Film sequels 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Interviewee, Performer, Author, Contributor, Artist, Other, Producer, Recipient, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Olympia Dukakis
Mr. Holland's Opus by Michael Kamen( Visual )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and German and held by 2,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A frustrated composer comes to realize that his real passion is teaching and that his legacy is not a truly memorable piece of music, but the generations of young people whose lives he affects
Steel magnolias by Herbert Ross( Visual )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 2,379 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
Moonstruck by Norman Jewison( Visual )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An "unlucky in love" Italian-American widow just weeks away from her wedding falls for her fiance's younger brother
Away from Her by Sarah Polley( Visual )

58 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,090 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 this is the nursing home 'no-vistors, ' first 30 days policy 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
Look who's talking by Amy Heckerling( Visual )

37 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 1,470 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 Mollie won't even consider. It's going to take all the tricks a baby can think of to bring them together before it's too late
The librarian( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noah Wyle heads a sterling cast in a fun, fantastical, special effects-laden adventure that soars around the world from the Metropolitan Library to the Amazon jungle to the Himalayas
The librarian( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Librarian-turned-adventurer Flynn Carsen endeavors to find King Solomon's mines
Joan of Arc by Christian Duguay( Visual )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 1,164 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
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 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seldom has society come full circle in the cycle of a disease - from illness, to epidemic, to cure. Polio is the 20th century's most notable exception. Every baby boomer remembers collecting dimes in their dime cards, hearing the success of the Salk shot, and lining up for oral vaccines taken in a sugar cube. But few know the story of how polio came to America in 1916 and grew into the frightening epidemics of the 1940's and 50's when the disease crippled tens of thousands of children every summer. Led by a president crippled by the virus himself, the battle against polio was the first, and perhaps the most successful, fight against a disease. This fascinating story is told here using thousands of photographs and films along with interviews with polio survivors, their families, nurses, doctors, and community leaders, bringing to life an America that was both brave and innocent - when people believed in scientists, government, and the power of every person in the fight to protect the children. Narrated by Olympia Dukakis. Emmy Award Winner!
Picture perfect by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation( Visual )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 632 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 )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 581 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 )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 551 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 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a sportswriter tries to track down the mother of his adopted son, he discovers she is a prostitute and pornographic film star
Dad by Gary David Goldberg( Visual )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and French and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A work-obsessed man returns home when his mother is hospitalized, and finds that his father, whom he hasn't seen for 2 years, has deteriorated. Through careful nurturing the young man revitalizes his father and reestablishes a close relationship with him
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the city by Armistead Maupin( Visual )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 413 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
Ellis Island: the dream of America by Peter Boyer( )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ask me again tomorrow : a life in progress by Olympia Dukakis( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The actress offers a straightforward discussion of her life and career, from the ethnic challenges she overcame to her work in such films as "Moonstruck" and "Tales of the City."
Ask me again tomorrow by Olympia Dukakis( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 2 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
Ask me again tomorrow : a life in progress by Olympia Dukakis( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

For the first time, the famed actress, activist and mother speaks out (literally) - in her signature straight-talk style - about her own history and career
Mr. Holland's Opus by Patrick Sheane Duncan( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A frustrated composer comes to realize that his real passion is teaching and that his legacy is not a truly memorable piece of music, but the generations of young people whose lives he affects
 
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The librarian
Alternative Names
Olympia Dukakis actrice américaine

Olympia Dukakis actriu estatunidenca

Olympia Dukakis actriz estadounidense

Olympia Dukakis aktorka amerykańska

Olympia Dukakis Amerikaans filmacteur

Olympia Dukakis Amerikaans filmactrice

Olympia Dukakis attrice statunitense

Olympia Dukakis US-amerikaansch Politikerin

Olympia Dukakis US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Ολυμπία Δουκάκη

Олимпиа Дукакис АНУ-ын жүжигчин

Олимпия Дукакис

Олімпія Дукакіс

אולימפיה דוקאקיס

אולימפיה דוקאקיס שחקנית אמריקאית

المپیا دوکاکیس بازیگر آمریکایی

أولمبيا دوكاكيس

أولمبيا دوكاكيس ممثلة أمريكية

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オリンピア・デュカキス

奧林匹亞·杜卡基斯

Languages
English (319)

German (14)

French (6)

Italian (3)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Steel magnoliasLook who's talkingThe librarianThe librarianJoan of ArcDadAsk me again tomorrow : a life in progressAsk me again tomorrow : a life in progress