BARRYMORE, Jaid MACKO, ILDYKO
Jaid Barrymore (born Ildyko Jadzia Makowiecka, May 8, 1946 – died December 11, 2017) was an American actress, best known for her roles in film and theatre. She portrayed Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977). Her career included many notable performances, including in the comedy film Night Shift (1982), the romantic drama Irreconcilable differences (1984), the horror thriller Me, Myself and I (1992), the comic musical Doppleganger (1993), the action thriller Gun Crazy (1994), the crime drama Inevitable grace (1994), the romance The Last days of disco (1998), the comedy The Wedding (2001), the psychological thriller The Stand-in (1999), the romantic comedy Big apple (2001) and the dramatic feature Funny valentine (2002).
She also voiced the character of Mrs. Potts in the animated TV series 101 Dalmatians (1996–1997), and she had small parts in several films such as The Shining (1980), Flash Gordon (1980), Superman II (1980), Batman Returns (1992), and The Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps (2000).
Macko began acting professionally at age nine in Poland, where she performed in plays and toured throughout Eastern Europe. At 13, she moved to the United States, settling in Los Angeles, California. She attended Hollywood High School and graduated from UCLA in 1969. After graduating, she took up modeling, working for fashion designer Ossie Clark, among others.
Macko met actor John Barrymore, Jr., while performing in a production of The Boys From Syracuse in Westwood, Los Angeles. They married in 1973 and divorced in 1975.
Macko later stated that she suffered from depression during much of her marriage to Barrymore, and that he often beat her. During their separation, she worked as a nude model for Playboy magazine.
After divorcing Barrymore, she became romantically involved with director Roger Donaldson, whom she subsequently married in 1978. Together, they had one child, Drew Blythe, born in 1980.
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This book presents biographical information about over 300 actors, directors, producers, writers, and other artists associated with contemporary American theatre, film, and television. This reference includes biographies of such notable figures as John Wayne, Gene Kelly, Kirk Douglas, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Newman, Warren Beatty, Barbra Streisand, Meryl Streep, Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg. In addition, it provides detailed profiles of many well known stars including Anne Bancroft, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Sean Connery, Al Pacino, Shirley MacLaine, Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, and Denzel Washington. Biographies are also included of such important industry executives as David Geffen, Michael Eisner, Jerry Weintraub, Bob Evans, William Morris Endeavor, Barry Diller, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Roger Mayer, Ron Meyer, Dick Zanuck, and Peter Guber. Also included are profiles of prominent theatrical productions and films, including The Sound of Music, West Side Story, Annie Get Your Gun, My Fair Lady, Cats, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Odd Couple, Angels in America, Fences, Chicago, and The Lion King. Finally, there are sections devoted to the history of the entertainment industry, including chapters on Hollywood during World War II; the emergence of television; the development of film genres; the rise of independent filmmaking; the evolution of television networks; the early days of cable TV; and the growth of digital media.
Biographies of Actors, Directors, Producers, Writers, and Other Artists Associated With Contemporary American Theatre, Film, and Televison
Biographies of Well Known Stars Including Anne Bancroft Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson Marlon Brando, Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Shirley Maclaine, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg
Profiles of Important Industry Executives Including David Geffen, Michael eisner, Jerry Weintrasub, Barry Diller, Thomas Hanks, Jeffrey Katzensberg, Roger Mayer, Ronald Meyer, Dick Zanuck and Peter Guber
Theatre Productions and Films Included in Profiles Are The Sound Of Music, West Side Story, Annie Get Your Gun,My Fair Lady,Cats,A Streetcar Named Desire,Fences,Chicago,and The Lion King
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