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Valerie Landsburg (born August 12, 1958) is a Jewish American actress, television and film director, screenwriter, and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her role as Doris Schwartz in the 1982 series Fame, interpreting, for television, the role that Maureen Teefy had originated in the film. She was also the lead singer on the UK top five hit "Hi Fidelity". Producer Alan Landsburg is her father, and she appeared in at least one installment of True Confessions, an anthology series program he produced.
Born in New York City, Landsburg made her acting debut in 1978 disco movie Thank God It's Friday. In 1982, she appeared in the NBC television series Fame. During the series run, Landsburg wrote and directed one episode of the series. Shortly after Landsburg left the show in 1987, she co-started in two different comedy TV-series, which practically ran at the same time. The first, You Again?, starred Jack Klugman, and lasted for one season. The second series was All Is Forgiven, but the show was cancelled after just nine episodes.
Outside of doing recurring roles in Hotel and Dream On she did not star in another TV-series. She appeared in about a dozen made-for-TV movies and guest appearances on other TV-series including Murder, She Wrote, Beverly Hills 90210, Empty Nest, Nip/Tuck and The Unit among others. In between TV and film projects she has appeared on stage plays. In addition to acting, Landsburg has also directed several feature films and episodic television shows.
In 2001 she released an album of mostly her own compositions, called Grownup. Among the tracks was a re-recording of "Hi Fidelity".
She is a life member of the Asian Academy of Film and Television.
|1978||Thank God It's Friday||Frannie|
|1990||Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael||Miss Day Ashburn||Credited as Valerie Landsberg|
|1997||Drawn to the Flame|| ||Director|
|Borrowed Life Stolen Love|| ||Director|
|Too Good to Be True|| ||Producer|
|2001||Rock Star||Concert After-Party Guest||Uncredited|
|2005||Bound by Lies|| ||Director|
|1979||The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal||Loretta||Television movie|
|1982-1987||Fame||Doris Rene Schwartz||84 episodes|
|1984||1st & Ten||Unknown episodes|
|1986||You Again?||Pam||8 episodes|
|All is Forgiven||Lorraine Elder||9 episodes|
|1987-1988||Hotel||Cheryl Dolan||3 episodes|
|1988||Murder, She Wrote||Alice Brooke||1 episode|
|1989||The Ryan White Story||Television movie|
|1990||Unspeakable Acts||Maggie Rivera||Television movie|
|Beverly Hills, 90210||Cathy Gerson||1 episode|
|1993||Not in My Family||Television movie|
|1993-1994||Dream On||Gina Pedalbee||3 episodes|
|1994||Terror in the Night||Tina||Television movie|
|One of Her Own||Stacy Schoep||Television movie|
|1995||Empty Nest||Valerie|| 1 episode|
|1997||Women: Stories of Passion|| || 4 episodes|
|2000||Bar Hopping||Agent #4||Television movie|
|2002||The Best Sex Ever|| || 7 episodes|
|2003||Columbo: Columbo Likes the Nightlife||Television movie|
|2005||American Dreams||1 episode|
|Nip/Tuck||Marian Berg||1 episode|
|2006||The Unit||Marge||1 episode|
|2009||Mrs. Washington Goes to Smith||Noreen||Television movie|
- Official Valerie Landsburg Website
- Valerie Landsburg at the Internet Movie Database
- Valerie Landsburg at TV.com
|This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original article was at Valerie Landsburg. The list of authors can be seen in the page history.|