Susan Tyrrell

Biography

Susan Tyrrell was still a preteen when she made her Broadway debut in Time Out for Ginger. Tyrrell honed her craft in summer stock and repertory, generally cast as traditional ingenues. It was while at New York's Lincoln Rep that the actress truly blossomed, playing an astonishing variety of trollops, dysfunctionals and drunks. She earned an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of burned-out alcoholic Oma in Fat City (1972). Seldom bothering with subtlety, Tyrrell has essayed tough-shelled characterizations in films as far-ranging as Andy Warhol's Bad (1977) and Big-Top Pee-wee (1988). By the 1990s, her character range extended from small-town bartenders to big-city mayors. On TV, Tyrrell has played Gretchen Feester in Open All Night (1981) and an abrasive recurring character in MacGruder and Loud (1985). With all her movie and TV activity, Susan Tyrrell has never completely abandoned the stage, periodically trodding the boards in her self-written stage piece My Rotten Life. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Birth Name

Susan Tyrrell

Birth Place

San Francisco, California, Estados Unidos

Birth Date

3/18/1945

Death Date

6/16/2012
Known For
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Cry-Baby

Ramona

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Angel

Solly Mosler

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Fat City

Oma

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Forbidden Zone

Queen Doris of the Sixth Dimension / Ruth Henderson

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Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker

Cheryl Roberts (Aunt Cheryl)

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Tales of Ordinary Madness

Vera

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Shoot out

Alma

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Motorama

Bartender

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Un autre homme, une autre chance

Alice

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The Killer Inside Me

Joyce Lakeland (as Susan Tyrell)

Starring In
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Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape

Herself (archive footage)

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Flexing with Monty

Mrs. Nog (voice)

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The Boneyard Collection

High Priestess

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FAR FROM HOME GIFT SET

Agnes Reed

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Buddy Boy

Sal

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Relax... It's Just Sex

Alicia Pillsbury

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Poison Ivy: The New Seduction

Mrs. B

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Powder

Maxine

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Digital Man

Mildred Hodges

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The Demolitionist

Mayor Eleanor Grimbaum

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Motorama

Bartender

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Cry-Baby

Ramona

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Rockula

Chuck the Bartender

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Far From Home

Agnes Reed

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Big Top Pee-wee

Midge Montana

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Tapeheads

Nikki Morton

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From a Whisper to a Scream

Beth Chandler

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The Chipmunk Adventure

Claudia Furschtien (voice)

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Poker-Alice

Mad Mary

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Thompson's Last Run

Pookie

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The Christmas Star

Sara

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Flesh + Blood

Celine

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Document of the Dead

Narrator (voice)

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Avenging Angel

Solly Mosler

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Angel

Solly Mosler

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Fire and Ice

Juliana (voice)

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Fast-Walking

Evie

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Liar's Moon

Lora Mae Bouvier

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Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker

Cheryl Roberts (Aunt Cheryl)

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Tales of Ordinary Madness

Vera

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Subway Riders

Eleanor Langley

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Midnight Lace

Ann Galvin

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Forbidden Zone

Queen Doris of the Sixth Dimension / Ruth Henderson

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Racquet

Miss Baxter

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Bad

Mary Aiken

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Wizards

Narrator, Various others (voice) (uncredited)

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Un autre homme, une autre chance

Alice

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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Lee

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Islands in the Stream

Lil

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The Killer Inside Me

Joyce Lakeland (as Susan Tyrell)

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For Better, for Worse

Maria Cordova

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Fat City

Oma

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Shoot out

Alma

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