The next Channing film that stands out to me is Sweet Revenge a 1976 film about a woman who steals cars to make ends meet. She meets a public defender who tries to get her on the straight and narrow but all our “heroine” can think about is stealing enough cars to afford a new Ferrari! (My kinda gal).
In 1991, Channing was nominated for the Tony for Best Actress in the Broadway play Six Degrees of Separation, I truly enjoyed her Oscar-nominated reprised movie performance as Ouisa in 1993’s film version, also starring a young Will Smith.
Channing’s brief, but powerful role in 1996’s First Wives Club still makes me weepy.
Her Broadway performances has left her with 5 Tony nominations and one win in 1985 for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.
But of course, no matter what, she’ll probably always be most remembered as feisty Betty Rizzo in 1978’s Grease.
Timeless, effortless actor, it’s always such a treat for me to catch a glimpse of Stockard, albeit in a movie, TV show or Broadway play, to me, she never fails to impress.
Timeless and Lovely indeed. She's one of those artists talented enough to be as dynamic on stage and in television as she is in film. Great Feature!ReplyDelete
I've long considered Stockard Channing to be a particularly compelling presence, on TV (to absolutely no surprise, I was a West Wing addict back in the day) and in film (Six Degrees of Separation, Smoke and the underrated The Business of Strangers). Excellent post, as always - and thanks for giving one of my likewise favorites some much-deserved blog spotlight!ReplyDelete
There's a boatload of us who feel the same! If you fancy joining The Stockard Channing Facebook Group, please do!ReplyDelete