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Knight, Shirley 1936-

Works: 128 works in 398 publications in 5 languages and 16,893 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Fiction  Romance films  Action and adventure films  Crime films  Made-for-TV movies  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Costume designer, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Shirley Knight
As good as it gets by James L Brooks( Visual )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chance encounters with the mother of a sick child and a homosexual artist inspire a cynical, obsessive-compulsive author to try to become a better person
Paul Blart mall cop by Andy Fickman( Visual )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 2,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Blart is a mild-mannered, dutiful family man who works as a security guard in a New Jersey mall. He has applied to become a cop for years, but he always fails the physical exam because he is overweight and has hyperglycemia. One day a gang of organized criminals put the mall under siege and takes hostages. Blart becomes trapped inside and because he feels it is duty as a security guard, he refuses to leave. He becomes the police department's eyes on the inside and attempts to stop the criminals on his own
Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Andrew Marcus( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 2,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like mother, like daughter. Neither a hard-as-nails New York playwright nor her flaky Louisiana mother will take the necessary steps to mend their long-time rift. No, this is a job for the Sisterhood, sworn life-long friends who stage an outlandish "intervention" to bring daughter and mother back together again
Sweet bird of youth by Richard Brooks( Visual )

35 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chance Wayne, an ambitious man craving fame, returns to his southern home with an alcoholic movie star in tow, Alexandra Del Lago. Hoping to capitalize on Del Lago's fame and checkbook, Chance seeks to reunite with his former girlfriend. He finds he is still regarded by others as an unsavory and unwelcome hustler, especially by the father of his ex-girlfriend, a local political boss
My Louisiana sky by Kimberly Willis Holt( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up in Saitter, Louisiana, in the 1950s, twelve-year-old Tiger Ann struggles with her feelings about her stern, but loving grandmother, her mentally slow parents, and her good friend and neighbor, Jesse
The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck( Recording )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a dramatization of John Steinbeck's novel about the plight of American farmers who were forced off their farms by drought and foreclosure during the Great Depression
The private lives of Pippa Lee by Rebecca Miller( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and German and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After nearly two decades under the wing of an aging, avuncular husband, dutiful mother and housewife Pippa Lee undergoes a midlife breakthrough. Unearthing the sexually curious wild child of her teens, middle-aged Pippa sparks a relationship with a divorcee loner. Pippa Lee is a resilient woman, refusing to let life pass her by
Playing for time by Daniel Mann( Visual )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fania Fenelon is a Jewish cabaret singer in Paris during the Nazi invasion. Fania and thousands of other Jewish and political prisoners are sent to the Auschwitz death camp. She and a group of other classical musicians are spared from death in exchange for performing music for their captors. They are also ordered to play for the thousands being herded to the gas chambers, a 'humane' means of easing the condemned into the next world
Grandma's boy( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By day, 35-year-old Alex is the world's oldest video game tester, but at night he is privately developing the next big game for the X-Box generation. When one of his roommates spends all the rent money on Filipino hookers, Alex gets kicked out of his apartment. He finds himself forced to live with his grandmother and her friends Grace and Bea. To save face with his friends and co-workers, he brags about the three hot babes living with him
Redwood Highway by Shirley Knight( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in a comfortable retirement community in Southern Oregon, estranged from her family and generally not happy about life, Marie decides to journey 80 miles on foot to the coast and revisit the ocean of her past for the first time in 45 years. Once reluctant to attend her granddaughter's wedding, she now arrives as an unexpected guest. Along the way, she meets an extraordinary cast of characters and discovers that she's never too old to learn something about life and about herself
Petulia( Visual )

4 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unhappily married socialite woman is trying to get through to a recently divorced doctor, who in his own words just wants to feel something
Dutchman by Amiri Baraka( Visual )

12 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An emotionally unstable white woman entices, then humiliates and finally knifes a black man while they ride a subway train in New York City
Blithe spirit by Noel Coward( Recording )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This classic comedy is set in the charming country home of Charles Condomine, a remarried widower. A witty and convivial evening party is transformed when a seance conjures the ghost of Elvira, Charles' first wife and she delights in wreaking havoc among the living."--Container
Endless love by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 248 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
Angel eyes by Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago police officer Pogue is rescued in an ambush by a mysterious stranger, but as she gets to know him, she begins to discover that the ambush was not their first encounter
The rain people by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

16 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natalie has hit the road. Unsure of herself, she is two months pregnant and feeling trapped. She leaves her sleeping husband a note and drives away from her Long Island home one rainy morning to find herself. While on her search, she meets a lonely man who brings tenderness and tragedy her way
Mrs. Warren's profession by Bernard Shaw( Recording )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern parallels abound in the plight of Cambridge-educated mathematics wiz Vivie Warren, who discovers that her comfortable upbringing was financed in unspeakable ways
The young man from Atlanta a drama by Horton Foote( Recording )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1950's Houston, an affluent couple is transformed by tragedy when their son dies under mysterious circumstances and the husband loses his job of 40 years."--Container
Mercy( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A supernatural thriller of family secrets and suspense. Two mischievous young brothers accompany their single mother to take care of their grandma in her remote and lonely house. What begins as an innocent gesture, leads to the discovery of terrifying secrets about Gramma's true nature
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Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Alternative Names
Hopkins, Shirley Knight 1936-

Hopkins, Shirley Knight 1937-

Knight, Shirley Enola 1936-

Knight, Shirley Enola 1937-

Shirley Knight actrice américaine

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Shirley Knight attrice statunitense

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English (183)

Spanish (12)

German (7)

French (4)

Italian (3)

Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya SisterhoodMy Louisiana skyThe grapes of wrathBlithe spiritThe rain peopleMrs. Warren's professionThe young man from Atlanta a drama