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Tuesday Weld (born August 27, 1943) is an Emmy and Academy Award-nominated Golden Globe-winning American film and television actress. Events 479 BC - Greco-Persian Wars: Persian forces led by Mardonius are routed by Pausanias, the Spartan Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The City of New York Events 479 BC - Greco-Persian Wars: Persian forces led by Mardonius are routed by Pausanias, the Spartan Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
Weld was born Susan Ker Weld in New York City. The City of New York Her father, Lathrop Motley Weld, was a member of the Weld Family of Massachusetts; he died in 1947, shortly before her fourth birthday. The Weld family is an extended family of Boston Brahmin most remembered for the philanthropy of its members The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. Her mother was Weld's fourth and final wife, the former Yosene Balfour Ker, the daughter of the artist and Life illustrator William Balfour Ker. . She was one of three full siblings, the other two being Sarah King Weld (born 1935) and David Balfour Weld (born 1937). 
She also had two half-siblings by her father's first marriage to Dorothy Livermore Wells: Lothrop Motley Weld Jr. (born 1922) and Thomas Livermore Weld (1926-1999). Her paternal grandfather, Edward Motley Weld, was a noted sportsman and former president of the New York Cotton Exchange. Her maternal great-grandmother, Lily Florence (Bell) Ker, was a first cousin of Alexander Graham Bell. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout 
Through her father, she is a third cousin of William Weld, the former Governor of Massachusetts and is more distantly related to former U. William Floyd Weld (born July 31, 1945, in Smithtown New York) was the Republican Governor of Massachusetts from 1991 The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the executive magistrate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States. S. presidential candidate John Kerry, U. } John Forbes Kerry (born December 11 1943 is an American Politician who is currently serving his fourth term as the junior United States Senator S. vice president Henry A. Wallace, actress Dina Merrill, British aristocrat Viscountess Linley, composer Charles Ives, actor Clint Eastwood, actor Anthony Perkins, and Charles J. Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield. Henry Agard Wallace (October 7 1888 &ndash November 18 1965 was the thirty-third Vice President of the United States (1941&ndash45 the eleventh Secretary of Dina Merrill (born December 9, 1925) is an American Actress and Socialite. Serena Alleyne Armstrong-Jones Viscountess Linley (born May 1, 1970) is an Anglo-Irish aristocrat and a member by marriage of the extended British Royal Charles Edward Ives (October 20 1874 – May 19 1954 was an American Composer of modernist Classical music. Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr (born May 31 1930 is a four-time Academy Award winning American Actor and Filmmaker. Anthony Perkins ( April 4, 1932 – September 12, 1992) was an Academy Award -nominated Golden Globe -winning American Charles Julius Guiteau ( September 8, 1841 &ndash June 30, 1882) was an American Lawyer who Assassinated James Abram Garfield (November 19 1831 September 19 1881 was the twentieth President of the United States. 
Left in straitened financial circumstances by her husband's death, Weld's mother put her to work as a child model to support the family. A model is a person who is posed or displayed for the purpose of Art, Fashion, or other products and Advertising. As the young actress told Life in 1971, "My father’s family came from Tuxedo Park, and they offered to take us kids and pay for our education, on the condition that Mama never see us again. Tuxedo Park may refer to Tuxedo Park New York, US Tuxedo Park Calgary, Alberta Canada Tuxedo Park Mama was an orphan who had come here from London, but so far as my father’s family was concerned, she was strictly from the gutter. An orphan (from the Greek ὀρφανός) is a child whose natural parents are absent or dead and who are not there to bring him up London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. I have to give Mama credit –- she refused to give us up. " As Weld explained, "So I became the supporter of the family, and I had to take my father’s place in many, many ways. I was expected to make up for everything that had ever gone wrong in Mama’s life. She became obsessed with me, pouring out her pent-up love –- her alleged love –- on me, and it’s been heavy on my shoulders ever since. To this day, Mama thinks I owe everything to her. "
Using Weld's résumé from modelling, her mother secured an agent and Tuesday (an extension of her childhood nickname, "Tu-Tu") Weld made her acting debut on television at age twelve and her feature film debut the same year in a bit role in the 1956 Alfred Hitchcock crime drama, The Wrong Man. In the Film industry, a feature film is a Film made for initial distribution in theaters and being the "main attraction" of the screening Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 The Wrong Man is a 1956 Film by Alfred Hitchcock which stars Henry Fonda and Vera Miles. The pressures of her career, however, resulted in a nervous breakdown at age nine, alcoholism by age 12, and a suicide attempt around the same time. Mental breakdown (also known as nervous breakdown or snapping) is a non-medical term used to describe a sudden acute attack of Mental illness such as Alcoholism is a term with multiple and sometimes conflicting definitions 
In 1956, Weld got the lead in a film celebrating the advent of rock and roll called Rock, Rock, Rock that featured record promoter Alan Freed and singers Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon, and Johnny Burnette. Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African Alan Freed (December 15 1921 &ndash January 20 1965 also known as Moondog, was an American Disc-jockey who became Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (born October 18 1926 in St Franklin Joseph "Frankie" Lymon ( September 30, 1942 &ndash February 27, 1968) was an African-American Rock and Johnny Burnett redirects here for the baseball infielder see Johnny Burnett (baseball player. In the film, Connie Francis performed the vocals for Weld's singing parts. Connie Francis (born December 12, 1938 in Newark New Jersey) is an American Pop singer best known for international hit songs In 1959, still only sixteen years old, she was given the role of Thalia Menninger in the CBS television series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. Thalia Menninger, portrayed by the American Actress Tuesday Weld, was the Gold -digging dream girl in the CBS Situation comedy CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis is a Situation comedy that ran on CBS in the USA from 1959–1963 Although Weld was a cast member for only a single season, the show gave her considerable national publicity, and she was named a co-winner of a "Most Promising Newcomer" award at the Golden Globe Awards. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner Only a year later, in 1960, she appeared as Joy, a free-spirited university student in High Time, a collegian comedy starring Bing Crosby and Fabian. High Time is a 1960 collegiate comedic film directed by Blake Edwards and starring Bing Crosby. Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby ( May 3, 1903 &ndash October 14, 1977) was an Academy Award winning American Popular
In 1961, after starring opposite Elvis Presley in Wild in the Country, the two had an off-screen romance. Wild in the Country is a 1961 film drama starring Elvis Presley in which he portrays a troubled young man from a Dysfunctional family who However, in Hollywood, her reputation for recklessness was fodder for pulp magazines and the more malignant gossip columnists of the day. A gossip columnist is someone who writes a gossip column in a Newspaper or Magazine, especially a gossip magazine. Weld's mother was scandalized as well by her teenage daughter's affairs with much-older actors, but Weld resisted, saying, "'If you don’t leave me alone, I’ll quit being an actress –- which means there ain’t gonna be no more money for you, Mama. ’ Finally, when I was sixteen, I left home. I just went out the door and bought my own house. " A busy year for Weld, she also appeared in the sequel to the 1956 film "Peyton Place". From the sequel novel of the same name "Return to Peyton Place" Weld was well received as the tortured incest victim Selina Cross. Return to Peyton Place is a 1959 novel by Grace Metalious. After the phenomenal success of her first novel the blockbuster hit Peyton Place As the pretty girl from the wrong side of the tracks, Weld portrayed the role previously played in the original film by Hope Lange. Although not considered a flop, "Return to Peyton Place" was not as successful at the box office as the original film version of the best-selling and controversial novel by Grace Metalious. Return to Peyton Place is a 1959 novel by Grace Metalious. After the phenomenal success of her first novel the blockbuster hit Peyton Place 
Weld appeared with Jackie Gleason and Steve McQueen in the 1963 comedy/drama Soldier in the Rain; her performance was well received, but the film was only a minor success. Herbert Walton Gleason Jr, baptized John Herbert "Jackie" Gleason ( February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987) was an Terrence Steven "Steve" McQueen (March 24 1930 – November 7 1980 was an American movie Actor, nicknamed "The King of Cool" Soldier in the Rain is a 1963 comedy-drama film about the friendship between an aging obese Army Master Sergeant ( Jackie Gleason) and a young country bumpkin Later in her career, she turned down roles in films that became great successes, such as Bonnie and Clyde, Rosemary's Baby, True Grit, and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. Bonnie and Clyde is a American Crime film about Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the bank robbers who operated in the Central United States Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American horror / thriller Film written and directed by Roman Polanski. True Grit is a 1969 western film directed by Henry Hathaway and starring John Wayne as U This article is about the 1969 film For the 1973 television series based on this film see Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (TV series.
In 1965, she appeared in the successful Norman Jewison film The Cincinnati Kid, opposite Steve McQueen. Norman Frederick Jewison CC, BA, LLD (born July 21, 1926) is an Academy Award -winning Canadian Film The Cincinnati Kid is a 1965 film It tells the story of Eric "The Kid" Stoner a young Depression -era Poker player as he seeks to Terrence Steven "Steve" McQueen (March 24 1930 – November 7 1980 was an American movie Actor, nicknamed "The King of Cool" Some of her most notable screen performances include Pretty Poison (1968), co-starring Anthony Perkins and Beverly Garland; A Safe Place (1971), co-starring Jack Nicholson and Orson Welles; I Walk the Line (1971), opposite Gregory Peck; and Play It As It Lays (1972), again with Perkins, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Pretty Poison (1968 is a Thriller film directed by Noel Black, starring Anthony Perkins and Tuesday Weld, about an ex-convict Anthony Perkins ( April 4, 1932 – September 12, 1992) was an Academy Award -nominated Golden Globe -winning American Beverly Garland (born October 17, 1926) is an American film and television Actress, businesswoman and hotel owner A Safe Place is a 1971 film starring Jack Nicholson, Tuesday Weld, Orson Welles and Phil Proctor and directed by Henry Jaglom John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (born April 22 1937) is an American Actor, internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals George Orson Welles (May 6 1915 – October 10 1985 was an Academy Award -winning director, writer actor and producer for film stage radio and television I Walk the Line is a 1970 film directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Gregory Peck and Tuesday Weld. Gregory Peck (April 5 1916 &ndash June 12 2003 was an Academy Award -winning and four-time Golden Globe Award-winning American Film Play It as It Lays is a 1970 Novel by the American writer Joan Didion. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner
In her thirties, Weld gave memorable performances in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award as best supporting actress; Who'll Stop the Rain (1978) opposite Nick Nolte; and Michael Mann's acclaimed 1981 film Thief, opposite James Caan. This article is about the 1977 film for the novel see Looking for Mr "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. Who'll Stop The Rain is a 1978 psychological Drama film made by Katzka-Jaffe and released by United Artists. Nicholas King Nolte (born February 8, 1941) is an Academy Award -nominated American Actor, Film producer and ex- model Michael Kenneth Mann (born February 5 1943 is an American Film director, Screenwriter, and producer. Thief is a 1981 noir crime Drama written and directed by Michael Mann, based on the novel The Home Invaders by "Frank Hohimer" James Edmund Caan (born March 26, 1940) is an American Academy Award - Emmy - and Golden Globe -nominated American In 1984, she appeared in Sergio Leone's gangster epic Once Upon a Time in America, which included a brutal rape scene with her and Robert De Niro. Sergio Leone ( January 3, 1929 &ndash April 30, 1989) was an Italian Film director. Once Upon a Time in America (Italian title C'era una volta in America) is a 1984 Crime film directed by Sergio Leone Rape, also referred to as Sexual assault, is an Assault by a person involving Sexual intercourse with or Sexual penetration of another person Robert Mario De Niro Jr (born August 17 1943 is a two-time Academy Award -winning American Film Actor, director and producer The scene was the source of some controversy, as Weld's character, a masochistic prostitute, is depicted as eventually enjoying the rape. Sadism refers to Sexual or non-sexual gratification in the infliction of Pain or humiliation upon or by another person Prostitution is the act of performing Sexual activity in exchange for Money. Weld has also appeared in a number of made-for-television movies, including Reflections of Murder (1987) and A Question of Guilt, in which she plays a woman accused of murdering her children. In 1993, Weld played a police officer's neurotic wife in Falling Down. This article describes the term in psychology For the experimental metal band see Neurosis (band. Falling Down is a 1993 Film directed by Joel Schumacher about the character William "Bill" Foster (played by Michael Douglas
Weld continues to make occasional appearances in film and television.
Photographs of the young Weld have been featured on the covers of two Matthew Sweet albums, Girlfriend (1991) and Time Capsule: Best of 90/00 (2000). For the writer and broadcaster see Matthew Sweet (writer Sidney Matthew Sweet (born c Girlfriend is the third album by Matthew Sweet, his most commercially and critically successful album to date named one of the Top 100 albums of the 1990's by Time Capsule Best of 90/00 is a compilation album by Alternative rock musician Matthew Sweet. Singer Donald Fagen describes a fictional blonde woman as having "a touch of Tuesday Weld" in the song "New Frontier," on his 1982 album The Nightfly. Donald Jay Fagen (born January 10, 1948 in Passaic New Jersey) is an American Musician and Songwriter. Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) The Nightfly is the first solo Album by Steely Dan co-founder Donald Fagen, released in 1982.
Weld has been married to: