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      Dinah Manoff

      Dinah Manoff

      Highest Rated: 89% Ordinary People (1980)

      Lowest Rated: 46% The Amati Girls (2001)

      Birthday: Jan 25, 1958

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      This petite daughter of blacklisted Oscar-winning actress-director Lee Grant and writer Arnold Manoff brought impeccable comic timing to her stage and screen roles. Dinah Manoff began her career as a teenager in small roles in the 1976 PBS production "The Great Cherub Knitwear Strike" and NBC's "Raid on Entebbe" (1977). She first garnered widespread attention as Marty, the sexy Pink Lady in the hit film musical "Grease" (1978) and for her one season (1978-79) stint as Elaine Lefkowitz, the acerbic, whiny daughter of a mobster, on the ABC sitcom "Soap." Heading east, Manoff tackled Broadway and earned a 1980 Tony Award for her performance as a daughter reuniting with her estranged actor father in Neil Simon's bittersweet comedy "I Ought to Be in Pictures." (She reprised the role opposite Walter Matthau in the 1981 film version). After a strong supporting turn as a suicidal young woman in the Oscar-winning "Ordinary People" (1980) and appearances in several TV-movies, Manoff landed what is perhaps her best-known role, Carol Weston, the divorced, competitive, man-deprived daughter of Richard Mulligan on the NBC sitcom "Empty Nest" (1988-95). During her series run, Manoff branched out into writing and producing with the 1991 NBC TV-movie "Maid for Each Other," about a woman who loses her money and is forced to work as a domestic for a singing diva (Nell Carter). The duo end up as fugitives together. She also adapted her father's novel, "A Telegram From Heaven" into both a radio drama and stage play, winning critical acclaim in Los Angeles for her efforts.

      Highest rated movies

      Ordinary People
      Staying Together
      I Ought to Be in Pictures
      Child's Play Grease
      Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
      The Amati Girls

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      Dinah Manoff I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES, Ann-Margret, Walter Matthau, Dinah Manoff, 1982 I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES, Dinah Manoff, 1982, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. GREASE, (top): John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, (top row l-r): Michael Tucci, Eddie Deezen, Kelly Ward, Jamie Donnelly, Barry Pearl, Didi Conn, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, (middle row l-r): Dinah Manoff, Edd Byrnes, Sid Caesar, Alice Ghostley, Susan I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES, Ann-Margret, Dinah Manoff, 1982, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. GREASE, Stockard Channing, Didi Conn, Jamie Donnelly, Dinah Manoff, 1978. © Paramount Pictures I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Dinah Manoff, 1982, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE AMATI GIRLS, Lily Knight, Cloris Leachman, Mercedes Ruehl, Sean Young, Dinah Manoff, 2000 THE AMATI GIRLS, Mark Harmon, Dinah Manoff, 2000 THE AMATI GIRLS, Cloris Leachman, Dinah Manoff, 2000 I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES, Dinah Manoff, Walter Matthau, 1982, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE AMATI GIRLS, Lily Knight, Sean Young, Mercedes Ruehl, Dinah Manoff, 2000 THE AMATI GIRLS, Marissa Leigh, Lee Grant, Lily Knight, Sean Young, Dinah Manoff, Mark Harmon, Mercedes Ruehl, 200 I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES, Walter Matthau, Dinah Manoff, 1982, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. GREASE, Jamie Donnelly, Olivia Newton-John, Didi Conn, Stockard Channing, Dinah Manoff, 1978. (c) Paramount Pictures. CHILD'S PLAY, Dinah Manoff, Catherine Hicks, Juan Ramirez, 1988, (c)United Artists

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 44% A Carol Christmas Aunt Marla (Character) - 2003
      46% 64% The Amati Girls Denise (Character) $47.8K 2001
      No Score Yet 58% The Lost Child Helen (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maid for Each Other Tibby Bloom (Character) - 1992
      50% 46% Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael Evelyn Whittacher (Character) $3.5M 1990
      No Score Yet 67% Babies Laura (Character) - 1990
      80% 54% Staying Together Lois Cook (Character) $4.1M 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cover Girl and the Cop Denise Danielovitch (Character) - 1989
      74% 65% Child's Play Maggie Peterson (Character) $32.8M 1988
      No Score Yet 31% Backfire Jill (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Classified Love Theresa Leonetti (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Seduction of Gina Mary (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 50% A Matter of Sex Glennis (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 78% Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac Priscilla Tirado (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Florida Flight 90 Priscilla Tirado (Character) - 1984
      80% 43% I Ought to Be in Pictures Libby Tucker (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet For Ladies Only Mary Louise (Character) - 1981
      89% 88% Ordinary People Karen (Character) - 1980
      66% 87% Grease Marty Maraschino (Character) $305.3K 1978
      No Score Yet 63% Raid on Entebbe Rachel Sager (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 25% The Possessed Celia (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 29% Night Terror Attendant's Girlfriend (Character) - 1976

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Movie Stars Director 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Brother's Keeper Director 1999
      70% No Score Yet George & Leo Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cybill Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister, Sister Director 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Empty Nest Carol Weston (Character) 1988-1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nurses Unknown (Guest Star) 1992-1993
      No Score Yet 93% The Golden Girls Carol Weston (Guest Star) 1991-1992
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Jenny Coopersmith (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Court Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      90% No Score Yet Mork & Mindy Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet 92% Soap Unknown (Character) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome Back, Kotter Unknown (Guest Star) 1976