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Lorna Thayer (Lorna Patricia Casey)

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Biography

Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Character actress Lorna Thayer will probably remain in good standing in the Hollywood cult movie annals for decades to come, due to one scene and one scene, alone. In the critically-acclaimed "generation gap" film, Five Easy Pieces (1970), Jack Nicholson plays a rebellious, disgruntled musician-cum-oil rigger with "loose cannon" tendencies who takes his frustrations out on an uncooperative roadside hash-slinger, played by Lorna, who refuses to allow him food substitutes while ordering a meal. This memorable movie vignette, now classically referred to as the "chicken salad sandwich" scene", has tended to overshadow all of Lorna's other work on stage, TV and film. Read more...

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Character: Molly, Grocery Clerk

Jennifer 1953

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Character: Auditioning Grandma

Nothing in Common 1986

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Character: Christine Markham

The Loretta Young Show 1953

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Character: Samantha Meriweather

The Dick Van Dyke Show 1961

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Character: Connie LaVerne

The Untouchables 1959

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Character: Corona Guard

I Want to Live! 1958

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Character: Sophia Drucker

Garrison's Gorillas 1967

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Character: Passenger on Mexico Flight

Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round 1966

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