Friday, April 15, 2011

Charlene Tilton

Charlene Tilton grew up in Hollywood, "the land of dreams". By the age of eight she was performing in neighborhood theatre recitals, as well as musical and dramatic plays. Miss Tilton attended the famous "Hollywood High School", where she appeared in their performing arts highly acclaimed stage productions. In fact it was on that stage that she was discovered by a Hollywood theatrical agent who signed her on the spot right after seeing Charlene in a show.Her career began at age fifteen, when she appeared in a series of five Japanese clothing commercials with Ringo Starr of "The Beatles". Then was immediately cast to play Jodie Foster's best friend in the original "Freaky Friday" for Disney. Various television shows, and films followed, including "Happy Days" "Eight is Enough", and the movie "Big Wednesday" with Gary Busey to name a few.
At seventeen Charlene was cast to star as "Lucy Ewing" in one of the most popular television series of all time, "Dallas". Lucy's marriage to Mitch was the second highest rated episode just behind the famous "who shot J.R.?" cliff hanger. Dallas became the # 1 show world wide. During her time on "Dallas" Miss Tilton was featured on more than 600 magazine covers internationally, and received more fan mail at CBS than any other actor on the network.
In 2004 Miss Tilton was a co-producer with Henry Winkler and Michael Levitt on the CBS two hour Dallas reunion special, "Return to Southfork" which garnered high ratings.

Charlene's love for theatre has taken her across the pond to London twice. She appeared as "Honey" in "Who's afraid of Virginia Wolfe" and in 2008 "The Wicked Step Mother" in the musical "Cinderella", and received rave reviews for both performances. She feels so honored to have stared with Imogene Coca in "The Foreigner" directed by Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks in San Francisco. In Los Angeles Charlene again received great reviews and L.A. Weekly's pick of the week for starring in "Tell Veronica" at the Hudson Theatre, and she received an L.A. Theatre Critics Award for playing eight different characters in "Dish Babies".
Currently Miss Tilton is in pre production to star in "The Tammy Faye Bakker Story" that she is producing. Charlene is so blessed that Tammy Faye personally granted her the rights to develop her life story.
On a personal note, Charlene spends her time working with several charitable organizations, and taking care of and loving three special need dogs and one cat, that she rescued with her daughter Cherish.

Mean Parents Suck (2010)
#1 Cheerleader Camp (2010) (V) .... Charlene Tilton
Paranormal Calamity (2010) .... Jacquiline
Sarah's Choice (2009) (V) .... Michelle Biden
Superhero Movie (2008) .... Jill's Mother
Tell Veronica (2008) (V) .... Veronica Star
Point of Entry (2007) (TV) .... Helen
Getting It Straight (2006) .... Cynthia Rosenburg
A Distant Thunder (2005) .... Susan
Zombie Rights! (2003) .... Host
Totally Blonde (2001) .... Dr. Pat/Blonde Scool Director
Bar Hopping (2000) (TV) .... Actress
Theory of Everything, The (2000) (TV) .... Stephanie
Detonator (1998) .... Gail Davies
Safety Patrol (1998) (TV)
Star Witness (1995) (TV) .... Grace Kelly
Favorite Deadly Sins (1995) (TV) .... Actress playing Norma Jean
Silence of the Hams, The (1995).... Jane Wine
Deadly Bet (1992) .... Isabella
Center of the Web (1992) .... Kathryn Lockwood
For Parents Only (1991)
Ragin' Cajun (1991)
Problem Child 2 (1991) .... Debbie Claukinski
Border Shootout (1990) .... Edith Hanasain
Fall of the House of Usher, The (1982) (TV) .... Jennifer Cresswell
Bob Hope Funny Valentine Special, The (1981) (TV)
Circus of the Stars #4 (1979) (TV)
Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker (1979) (TV) .... Julie Thurston
"Dallas" (1978) TV Series .... Lucy Ewing Cooper (1978-1985, 1988-1990)
Big Wednesday (1978) .... Party Girl #2
Sweater Girls (1978) .... Candy
Freaky Friday (1976) .... Bambi
Cinderella - The Kings Theater - England (2008)
Who's Life is it Anyway?"  -  Attic Theatre

TV Guest Appearances
RuPaul's DRAG U (2010) (TV) ... Herself
Your Wearing That? (2010) (TV) .... Herself
Dallas Reunion: The Return to South Fork (2004) ... Herself/Lucy Ewing - PRODUCER
After Dallas (2002) (TV) .... Herself/Lucy Ewing
When Shoulderpads Ruled the World (2002) (TV) .... Herself/Lucy Ewing
Doing Dallas (2000) (TV) .... Herself/Lucy Ewing
Dominique Dunne - An American Tragedy: The E! True Hollywood Story (1997) (TV) .... Herself
Circus of the Stars #16 (1991) (TV) .... Herself
Battle of the Network Stars XVI (1984) (TV) .... Herself (CBS Team contestant)
"After They Were Famous" (2000) playing "Herself" in episode: "Dallas" 18 August 2002
"G vs E" (1999) playing "Herself" in episode: "Gee Your Hair Smells Evil" (episode # 1.4) 8 August 1999
"Night Stand" (1995) playing "Herself" in episode: "Dreams"
"Married... with Children" (1987) playing "Herself" in episode: "'Tis Time to Smell the Roses" (episode # 7.23) 2 May 1993
"Murder, She Wrote" (1984) playing "Cindy March" in episode: "The Cemetery Vote" (episode # 3.20) 5 April 1987
"New Love, American Style" (1985) in episode: "Love and the Serious Wedding, Love and Condo" 1 January 1986
"Hotel" (1983) playing "Holly Lane" in episode: "Relative Loss" (episode # 1.5) 2 November 1983
"Saturday Night Live" (1975) playing "Host" (episode # 6.11) 21 February 1981
"Fantasy Island" (1978) playing "Charlotte Johnson" in episode: "Skater's Edge/Concerto of Death/The Last Great Race" (episode # 4.3) 8 November 1980
"Love Boat, The" (1977) playing "Emily Marcus" in episode: "Promoter, The/The Judges/The Family Plan/Forever Engaged/May the Best Man Win: Part 1" (episode # 4.2) 1 November 1980
"Love Boat, The" (1977) playing "Emily Marcus" in episode: "Promoter, The/The Judges/The Family Plan/Forever Engaged/May the Best Man Win: Part 2" (episode # 4.3) 1 November 1980
"Laverne & Shirley" (1976) playing "The Girl at Bar" in episode: "Murder on the Moose Jaw Express: Part 2" (episode # 5.20) 18 February 1980
"Laverne & Shirley" (1976) playing "The Girl at Bar" in episode: "Murder on the Moose Jaw Express: Part 1" (episode # 5.19) 11 February 1980
"Knots Landing" (1979) playing "Lucy Ewing" in episode: "Home Is for the Healing" (episode # 1.6) 31 January 1980
"Eight Is Enough" (1977) playing "Wendy Springer" in episode: "Women, Ducks and the Domino Theory" (episode # 1.4) 5 April 1977
"The Love Boat" (1977) playing "Ellen" in episode: "The Ace Takes a Holiday/Runaway, The/Courier"
"Happy Days" (1974) : "They Shoot Fonzies, Don't They" (episode # 4.8) 16 November 1976
"Happy Days" (1974) "The Third Anniversary Show" 4 February 1977

1 comment:

  1. What a lady ! (I would like to throw her in the pool, too !)