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      Jackie Burroughs

      Jackie Burroughs

      Highest Rated: 100% The Grey Fox (1982)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Feb 2, 1939

      Birthplace: Lancashire, England, UK

      A leading figure of the Canadian theater, British-born Jackie Burroughs worked in everything from avant garde cabaret to plays by the Bard at Ontario's Stratford Shakespeare Festival. While in her youth she sometimes came off as brittle and mannered (not unlike Maggie Smith), as she aged she matured with a fearlessness that often compensated when the vehicle was beneath her talents. Burroughs began working in film in the late 1960s, but began making inroads in the 1980s as co-star of "The Grey Fox" (1982) and narrator of "The Wars" (1983). Her best known feature may have been "A Winter Tan" (1987), which she co-produced, co-directed and co-wrote in addition to playing the lead. Adapted from the letters of Maryse Holder, the film told the story of a middle-aged feminist who embarks on a hedonistic, alcohol-sodden sexual odyssey through Mexico. With the dawn of the 1990s, Burroughs found a home on the small screen as the domineering spinster novelist Hetty King in "Avonlea/Road to Avonlea" (The Disney Channel, 1990-97). She later turned up as brothel owner Mother Mucca in the miniseries "Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City" (Showtime, 1998) and as a jogger announcing the countdown to the end of the world in Don McKellar's quirky "Last Night" (1998). The esteemed actress passed away from stomach cancer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Sept. 22, 2010.

      Highest rated movies

      The Grey Fox
      The Dead Zone
      Last Night
      Careful
      Small Town Murder Songs
      Willard
      First Snow
      Lost and Delirious

      Photos

      GUY THING, Diana Scarwid, James Brolin, Jackie Burroughs, 2003, (c) MGM THE GREY FOX, Jackie Burroughs, Richard Farnsworth, 1982, (c)United Artists

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      79% 48% Small Town Murder Songs Olive (Character) $30.9K 2010
      58% 41% First Snow Maggie (Character) $213.0K 2006
      35% 41% The Sentinel Mrs. Miller (Character) $36.3M 2006
      2% 32% King's Ransom Grandma (Character) $4.0M 2005
      No Score Yet 45% Martha Behind Bars Big Martha (Character) - 2005
      0% No Score Yet The Limb Salesman Grandmother (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 59% Snow Lorna (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 30% Cavedweller Grandma Windsor (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Winning Season Mrs. Young (Character) - 2004
      44% 48% The Republic of Love Betty (Character) - 2003
      64% 51% Willard Henrietta Stiles (Character) $6.9M 2003
      25% 35% A Guy Thing Aunt Budge (Character) $15.4M 2003
      51% 78% Lost and Delirious Fay Vaughn (Character) $302.4K 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet On Their Knees Flora (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Washed Up Unknown (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Mercy Lulu (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 51% Evidence of Blood Granny Dollar (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 31% Bleeders Lexie (Character) - 1998
      85% 85% Last Night The Runner (Character) $493.5K 1998
      No Score Yet 68% Happy Christmas, Miss King Hetty King (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 75% Elvis Meets Nixon Dodger (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Platinum Sir Ian Ball-Worthington (Character) - 1997
      83% 81% Careful Frau Teacher (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Road to Avonlea Hetty King (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 30% Gnaw: Food of the Gods II Dr. Treger (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Notice Unknown (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Midday Sun Lilian (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Winter Tan Maryse Holder (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 57% John and the Missus Missus (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 50% A Judgement in Stone Joan Smith (Character) - 1986
      43% 58% The Care Bears Movie The Spirit (Voice) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Surrogate Woman at Anouk's (Character) - 1984
      20% 17% Overdrawn at the Memory Bank Emmaline Ozmondo Fingal (Character) - 1983
      89% 77% The Dead Zone Vera Smith (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wars Miss Davenport (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Quebec-Canada 1995 Unknown (Character) - 1983
      100% 77% The Grey Fox Katherine 'Kate' Flynn (Character) - 1982
      66% 67% Heavy Metal Katherine (Voice) $204.7K 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentle Sinners Mrs. Smith (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Monkeys in the Attic Wanda (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 125 Rooms of Comfort Bobbie Kidd (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Running Time The old lady (Voice) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ernie Game Gail (Character) - 1967

      TV

      Credit
      78% 69% Smallville Cassandra Carver (Guest Star) 2001
      78% No Score Yet Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City Unknown (Character) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet More Tales of the City Mother Mucca (Character) 1998
      No Score Yet 83% Due South Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet An Avonlea Christmas Henrietta "Hetty" King (Character) 1990-1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character) 1989
      No Score Yet 11% Star Wars: Ewoks Unknown (Character) 1985