Jane Alexander

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jane Alexander (born October 28, 1939) is an American actress, author, and former director of the National Endowment for the Arts. Although perhaps best known for playing the female lead in The Great White Hope on both stage and screen, Alexander has played a wide array of roles in both theater and film, and has committed herself to a variety of charitable causes.

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Miracle on 34th Street (1973)

A department store Santa tries to convince a little girl who doesn't believe in Santa Claus that he is Santa Claus, and winds up going on trial to prove who he is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Sebastian Cabot  •  Jane Alexander  •  David Hartman  •  Suzanne Davidson

A department store Santa tries to convince a little girl who doesn't believe in Santa Claus that he is Santa Claus, and winds up going on trial to prove who he is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Sebastian Cabot  •  Jane Alexander  •  David Hartman  •  Suzanne Davidson

Sweet Country (1987)

An American couple in Chile is drawn into the turmoil that followed President Salvador Allende's 1973 overthrow.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mihalis Kakogiannis
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  John Cullum  •  Carole Laure  •  Franco Nero

An American couple in Chile is drawn into the turmoil that followed President Salvador Allende's 1973 overthrow.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mihalis Kakogiannis
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  John Cullum  •  Carole Laure  •  Franco Nero

All the President's Men (1976)

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During the 1972 elections, two reporters' investigation sheds light on the controversial Watergate scandal that compels President Richard Nixon to resign from his post.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Robert Redford  •  Jack Warden  •  Martin Balsam

During the 1972 elections, two reporters' investigation sheds light on the controversial Watergate scandal that compels President Richard Nixon to resign from his post.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Robert Redford  •  Jack Warden  •  Martin Balsam

Blood & Orchids (1986)

Hester Murdoch is found naked and nearly beaten to death by four young Hawaiian men on the beach and taken to the hospital. Some of the men didn't want to get involved, fearing they might be blamed, because she was white, but do so anyway. Almost immediately ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Thorpe
CAST:  Kris Kristofferson  •  Jane Alexander  •  Sean Young  •  José Ferrer

Hester Murdoch is found naked and nearly beaten to death by four young Hawaiian men on the beach and taken to the hospital. Some of the men didn't want to get involved, fearing they might be blamed, because she was white, but do so anyway. Almost immediately ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Thorpe
CAST:  Kris Kristofferson  •  Jane Alexander  •  Sean Young  •  José Ferrer

City Heat (1984)

Set in Kansas City in 1933, Eastwood plays a police lieutenant known simply by his last name, Speer. Reynolds plays a former cop turned private eye named Mike Murphy. Both Speer and Murphy served on the force together and were once good friends, but are now bitter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Jane Alexander  •  Madeline Kahn

Set in Kansas City in 1933, Eastwood plays a police lieutenant known simply by his last name, Speer. Reynolds plays a former cop turned private eye named Mike Murphy. Both Speer and Murphy served on the force together and were once good friends, but are now bitter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Jane Alexander  •  Madeline Kahn

Glory (1989)

Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Denzel Washington  •  Cary Elwes  •  Morgan Freeman

Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Denzel Washington  •  Cary Elwes  •  Morgan Freeman

The Betsy (1978)

Ruthless patriarch Loren hires racecar driver Angelo to build a more efficient vehicle against the wishes of his grandson. But things get even messier when Angelo romances two women in Loren's life -- his great-granddaughter and his mistress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Robert Duvall  •  Katharine Ross

Ruthless patriarch Loren hires racecar driver Angelo to build a more efficient vehicle against the wishes of his grandson. But things get even messier when Angelo romances two women in Loren's life -- his great-granddaughter and his mistress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Robert Duvall  •  Katharine Ross

The Cider House Rules (1999)

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Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life outside the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Charlize Theron  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Paul Rudd

Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life outside the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Charlize Theron  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Paul Rudd

The Ring (2002)

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It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, until four teenagers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Martin Henderson  •  David Dorfman  •  Brian Cox

It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, until four teenagers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Martin Henderson  •  David Dorfman  •  Brian Cox

Testament (1983)

It is just another day in the small town of Hamlin until something disastrous happens. Suddenly, news breaks that a series of nuclear warheads has been dropped along the Eastern Seaboard and, more locally, in California. As people begin coping with the devastating ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynne Littman
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  William Devane  •  Kevin Costner  •  Ross Harris

It is just another day in the small town of Hamlin until something disastrous happens. Suddenly, news breaks that a series of nuclear warheads has been dropped along the Eastern Seaboard and, more locally, in California. As people begin coping with the devastating ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynne Littman
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  William Devane  •  Kevin Costner  •  Ross Harris

Square Dance (1987)

An awkward 13-year-old leaves her cranky grandfather in rural Texas, to live with her mother in Fort Worth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Rob Lowe  •  Jason Robards  •  Jane Alexander

An awkward 13-year-old leaves her cranky grandfather in rural Texas, to live with her mother in Fort Worth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Rob Lowe  •  Jason Robards  •  Jane Alexander

Warm Springs (2005)

Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Sargent
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Cynthia Nixon  •  David Paymer  •  Tim Blake Nelson

Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Sargent
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Cynthia Nixon  •  David Paymer  •  Tim Blake Nelson

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

In 1958 New York Diane Arbus is a housewife and mother who works as an assistant to her husband, a photographer employed by her wealthy parents. Respectable though her life is, she cannot help but feel uncomfortable in her privileged world. One night, a new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Shainberg
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Ty Burrell  •  Harris Yulin

In 1958 New York Diane Arbus is a housewife and mother who works as an assistant to her husband, a photographer employed by her wealthy parents. Respectable though her life is, she cannot help but feel uncomfortable in her privileged world. One night, a new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Shainberg
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Ty Burrell  •  Harris Yulin

Brubaker (1980)

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The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Rosenberg
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Jane Alexander  •  Morgan Freeman

The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Rosenberg
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Jane Alexander  •  Morgan Freeman

A Friendship in Vienna (1988)

Inge Dournenvald and Lise Mueller are best friends in pre-WW2 Austria, despite the fact that Inge is Jewish and Lise is the daughter of a Nazi sympathizer. When they are forbidden to see each other, they meet secretly. After the Germans invade Austria in 1938, Inge ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Allan Seidelman
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Edward Asner  •  Kamie Harper  •  Luisa Bradshaw-White

Inge Dournenvald and Lise Mueller are best friends in pre-WW2 Austria, despite the fact that Inge is Jewish and Lise is the daughter of a Nazi sympathizer. When they are forbidden to see each other, they meet secretly. After the Germans invade Austria in 1938, Inge ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Allan Seidelman
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Edward Asner  •  Kamie Harper  •  Luisa Bradshaw-White

The Legend of the Titanic (1999)

Old Grandpa mouse tells to his grandchildren the "real" story of the Titanic disaster, including evil sharks, a giant octopus, and an evil whaling scheme.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orlando Corradi  •  Kim J. Ok
CAST:  Gregory Snegoff  •  Francis Pardeilhan  •  Jane Alexander  •  Anna Mazzotti

Old Grandpa mouse tells to his grandchildren the "real" story of the Titanic disaster, including evil sharks, a giant octopus, and an evil whaling scheme.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orlando Corradi  •  Kim J. Ok
CAST:  Gregory Snegoff  •  Francis Pardeilhan  •  Jane Alexander  •  Anna Mazzotti

William & Catherine: A Royal Romance (2012)

The film is based on the story of William of Cambridge and Catherine Middleton. Shown in the same life of William of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton met at the University of Saint Andrews, besides the romance that they maintained, the break of it and commitment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Linda Yellen
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Dan Amboyer  •  Victor Garber  •  Alice St. Clair

The film is based on the story of William of Cambridge and Catherine Middleton. Shown in the same life of William of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton met at the University of Saint Andrews, besides the romance that they maintained, the break of it and commitment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Linda Yellen
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Dan Amboyer  •  Victor Garber  •  Alice St. Clair

Mr. Morgan's Last Love (2013)

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The film centres on a retired, widowed professor living in Paris who develops a special relationship with a younger French woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sandra Nettelbeck
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Clémence Poésy  •  Gillian Anderson  •  Justin Kirk

The film centres on a retired, widowed professor living in Paris who develops a special relationship with a younger French woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sandra Nettelbeck
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Clémence Poésy  •  Gillian Anderson  •  Justin Kirk

A Question of Love (1978)

A lesbian mother fights to keep her son when a custody suit is brought by her ex-husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Thorpe
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  Jane Alexander  •  Ned Beatty  •  Clu Gulager

A lesbian mother fights to keep her son when a custody suit is brought by her ex-husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Thorpe
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  Jane Alexander  •  Ned Beatty  •  Clu Gulager

In Love and War (1987)

This movie is an account of US Navy Commander James Stockdale's 8 year imprisonment in North Vietnam. During his confinement in such camps as the infamous "Hanoi Hilton", Stockdale, among other senior officers, led a resistance group against the North Vietnamese, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Aaron
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  James Woods  •  Concetta Tomei  •  Stephen Dorff

This movie is an account of US Navy Commander James Stockdale's 8 year imprisonment in North Vietnam. During his confinement in such camps as the infamous "Hanoi Hilton", Stockdale, among other senior officers, led a resistance group against the North Vietnamese, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Aaron
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  James Woods  •  Concetta Tomei  •  Stephen Dorff
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