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Lainie Kazan (Lainie Levine)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Lainie Kazan was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a Russian father and a Turkish mother. Lainie graduated from Hofstra University, in Hempstead, New York. Her film career began in Dayton's Devils (1968), starring alongside Leslie Nielsen. Later, Lainie was nominated a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture for her performance in My Favorite Year (1982). Over the years, she made appearances as boisterous mother types. Notably in Beaches (1988), 29th Street (1991), and My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002). Read more...

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Character: Maria Baretto

Lady in Cement 1968

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Character: Elaine Lipnicks

Divorce Invitation 2012

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Character: Shirley Hirsch

Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!! 2009

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Character: Miriam Goldman

Beau Jest 2008

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Character: Bubbie

Bratz 2007

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Character: Alicia Rosa Anselmi

The Engagement Ring 2005

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Character: Hedy Seligman

Whiskey School 2005

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Character: Mother

Gigli 2003

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Character: Sister Mary Perpetua

Bruno 2000

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Character: Jeanne Shulman

The Big Hit 1998

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Character: Camille Alexander

Allie & Me 1997

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Character: Sarah Fishbine

I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore 1992

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Character: Mrs. Pesce

29th Street 1991

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Character: Mother / Berneice

Eternity 1990

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Character: Leona Bloom

Beaches 1988

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Character: Irene Moffitt

Harry and the Hendersons 1987

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Character: Lillian Littlefeather

Expecting Mary 2010

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Character: Cindy Mason

The Associate 1996

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Character: Sadie Capomezzo

Love Is All There Is 1996

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Character: Jerry's Mother at Funeral

Permanent Midnight 1998

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Character: Pepper Lowenstein

The Crew 2000

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Character: Ruth 'Ruthie' Seelig

What's Cooking? 2000

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Character: Shirley hirsch

The Word Is Love 2010

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Character: Mickey Lamonsoff

Pixels 2015

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Character: Mrs. Grafungar

Tales from the Crypt 1989

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Character: Madam Zola

ABC Weekend Specials 1977

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Character: Sister Teresa

Amazing Stories 1985

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Character: Sophia, the Blue Fairy

Faerie Tale Theatre 1982

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Character: Beatrice Dolan

Hotel 1983

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Character: Valerie Kirk

Columbo 1971

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Character: Belle Carroca

My Favorite Year 1982

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Character: Sharon Klublershturf

Ollie Klublershturf vs. the Nazis 2010

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Character: Sylvia Goldman

The Delta Force 1986

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Character: Ma

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Character: Wanda Winkle

Throw Momma from the Terrace 0

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Character: Nurse Nachama Fingerman

Breast Friends 0

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Character: Dina Talercio

Fire and Nice 0

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Character: Donna

Joy's Mom 0

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Character: Donna

The Baby 0

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Character: Maxine Rosen

Remember Paul? 0

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Character: Maxine Rosen

You Must Meet My Wife 0

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Character: Maxine Rosen

Truly Content 0

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Character: Maxine Rosen

Let Me Entertain You 0

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Character: Judge Paula Stern

Dances with Wolves 0

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Character: Helga Costas

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