Mary Beth Hurt

  1. Melinda Dillon, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1977.     Tested by Steven Spielberg. Not many actresses can boast that!
  2. Holly Hunter, Broadcast News, 1987.    Choosing Mary Beth would have  proved difficult,  as  James  Brooks  wanted her ex-husband, William Hurt, as the  co-star.   Enter: Holly, also Mary Beth’s successor on Broadway in Beth Henley’s play, Crimes of the Heart.

 Birth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  2