Born on July 5, 1936
From Goessel, Kansas
Shirley Knight as "Peggy Buckey"
Based on a real-life court case, the film finds members of the McMartin family on trial for alleged sexual molestation and abuse of children at their well-regarded preschool. Publicity-seeking attorney Danny Davis (James Woods) initially defends the McMartins for selfish reasons, but he slowly begins to believe that they are innocent. Davis has his work cut out for him, however, since the media have demonized the family, and prosecuting lawyer Lael Rubin (Mercedes Ruehl) is a tough opponent.
|Emmy (Primetime) (1995)||Won||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie|
|Golden Globe (1995)||Won||Best Performance by An Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television|
Filmed on location in New York, the drama showcases the sometimes-complex process of determining guilt or innocence, while lives hang in the balance. Often inspired by the latest headlines, the plots highlight legal, ethical or personal dilemmas to which people can relate.
|Emmy (Primetime) (1992)||Nominated||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series|
Shirley Knight as "Heavenly Finley"
After unsuccessfully trying his luck in Hollywood, charming gigolo Chance Wayne (Paul Newman) wanders back to his hometown, accompanied by Alexandra Del Lago (Geraldine Page), a movie star on the wane. Chance quickly falls back into his old rut -- he's still smitten with his former sweetheart, Heavenly Finley (Shirley Knight), but her thuggish brother (Rip Torn) and her crooked politician father (Ed Begley) both hate him. When Alexandra leaves town, Chance is left with little more than trouble.
|Academy Award (1962)||Nominated||Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Golden Globe (1962)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|