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Karen Lynn Gorney est une Actrice Américaine née le 28 janvier 1945 à Beverly Hills (Etats-Unis)

Karen Lynn Gorney

Karen Lynn Gorney
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Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 28 janvier 1945 (76 ans) à Beverly Hills (Etats-Unis)

Karen Lynn Gorney est une actrice américaine née le 28 janvier 1945 à Beverly Hills, Californie (États-Unis). Elle est particulièrement connue pour son rôle de Stephanie Mangano dans La Fièvre du samedi soir.


Early life
Gorney was born in Beverly Hills, California. She is the daughter of 20th-century composer Jay Gorney, who wrote the music for what many consider the definitive song about America's Great Depression, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?". She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Fine Arts from Brandeis University. Karen is the sister of author, professor, and physician Rod Gorney, who has taught for many years at UCLA.

Early career
From 1970 to 1974, Gorney played the role of Tara Martin on the soap opera All My Children. After she left the show, Gorney had agreed to return when her replacement, actress/writer Stephanie Braxton, decided to leave the show. She returned for the 1976–77 season but was eventually fired as Tara and did not return to the show until almost 20 years later. In 1977, Karen co-starred in her biggest role to date as Stephanie Mangano in the film Saturday Night Fever alongside John Travolta. The next year, she appeared as a celebrity panelist on Hollywood Squares.

Return to film, stage and TV
After a lengthy hiatus, during which she managed an art gallery in Manhattan, New York, Gorney returned to acting in the early ’90s, appearing in small roles in such films as The Hard Way (1991), Ripe (1996), and Creating Karma (2005), and returning to All My Children during 1995 in cameo spots. More recently, she has guest-starred in a number of TV shows, including Law & Order, The Sopranos, and Six Degrees, as well as doing independent films and off-Broadway shows.

Due to her connection with disco music, and her popular role in Saturday Night Fever, she has been featured on a number of disco documentaries and specials, including Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion, which she co-hosted with Saturday Night Fever choreographer Deney Terrio for PBS. During the show Gorney and Terrio dance to Tavares' hit single "More Than a Woman" as she did with co-star John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever back in 1977. She appeared on VH1's When Disco Ruled the World and was interviewed for the disco video documentary Disco: Spinning the Story.

Karen appeared in the UK on ITV1's lunchtime programme Loose Women (a topical debate programme from a woman's perspective) on 28 September 2007, helping to promote the 30th anniversary of the launch of the film Saturday Night Fever and the Bee Gees' new Greatest Hits album.

She was featured in the role of the Judge in the 2008 independent feature film Dear J.

Gorney is a long-time resident of New York City. Recently she appeared in the stage production Monsterface at the Irish Rep Theater. In October 10, Gorney performed the role of "Belaria" in Frog and Peach Theatre Company's production of Cymbeline at the West End Theatre, in Manhattan, New York.

Music career
Along with her acting work, Gorney is a singer and has released three albums: Used to Love You Madly, Hot Moonlight!, and The Dance of the Deadly's. She has performed at various jazz clubs and cafes.

Ses meilleurs films

La fièvre du Samedi Soir (1977)

Le plus souvent avec

Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(1 films)
Eric Brevig
Eric Brevig
(1 films)
John Badham
John Badham
(2 films)
Scott Sowers
Scott Sowers
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Karen Lynn Gorney (10 films)

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Late Phases, 1h35
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller, Horreur
Thèmes Mise en scène d'un loup, Loup-garou
Acteurs Nick Damici, Tina Louise, Ethan Embry, Lance Guest, Erin Cummings, Karen Lynn Gorney
Rôle Delores
Note59% 2.9980152.9980152.9980152.9980152.998015
Ambrose McKinley, vétéran de la guerre du Vietnam devenu aveugle, s'installe au sein d'un lotissement pour retraités et découvre que plusieurs habitants ont été victimes d'attaques mortelles, attribuées à des chiens. Suspectant bientôt que la communauté a en réalité affaire à des loups-garous, il se prépare à riposter dès la prochaine pleine lune...
100 years of evil, 1h30
Genres Comédie, Comédie dramatique, Aventure, Historique
Thèmes Politique, Uchronie
Acteurs Drummond Erskine, Karen Lynn Gorney
Note48% 2.4013052.4013052.4013052.4013052.401305
The film is a mockumentary which examines the possibility that Adolf Hitler did not die at the end of World War II in 1945. It centers around historian Skule Antonsen of Sweden (Jon Rekdal) who along with film director Idelfonso Elizalde of Spain (Julián Elizalde) investigates Adolf Munchenhauser (Dick Nilsson). Munchenhauser is an individual who bears a striking resemblance to Hitler, and he was taken captive in Berlin in 1945 by the Allies of World War II and was one of 13 men transported on board a U.S. cargo plane who all happen to appear similar in appearance to Hitler. After gaining freedom in 1946 from captivity in a facility called Camp Rebecca located in the Great Basin Desert, Munchenhauser chose to remain in the United States. Skule researches evidence surrounding Munchenhauser's activities in an effort to authenticate whether or not he is indeed Hitler. During the course of his investigation, Skule's research efforts are stymied by unknown individuals.
Dear J
Dear J (2008)
, 1h24
Réalisé par Roberto Munoz
Origine Etats-Unis
Acteurs Carson Grant, Karen Lynn Gorney
Rôle the Judge
Note57% 2.8716452.8716452.8716452.8716452.871645
Dear J is about an evangelist, James Jamisin (Joseph Halsey), who must cope with the unexpected death of his agnostic girlfriend: Paige (Maya Serhan). To sort things out, James admits himself into Logous Psychiatric Institute, where he replays a make-believe Trial in his mind over and over again. The Trial is presided over by a no-nonsense imaginary Judge (played by Karen Lynn Gorney) and is animated by an array of off-the-wall characters. Some of the witnesses called to the stand are inspired by real-life individuals, like the literary scholar and apologist C.S. Lewis (Patrick Mitchell). Throughout the movie, his psychologist, Dr. Frolick (Allison Lane) tries to get him to open the letter Paige wrote to him just before her death—a letter he has been carrying around and refuses to read. Trouble brews when the head of the institute, Dr. Donovin (Carson Grant), plans on foiling all attempts to bring James to a resolution.
Broadway, 39e rue, 2h12
Réalisé par Tim Robbins
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame
Thèmes Film sur un écrivain, La télévision, Politique
Acteurs Hank Azaria, Joan Cusack, John Cusack, Cary Elwes, Rubén Blades, Angus Macfadyen
Note67% 3.3991153.3991153.3991153.3991153.399115
À l'automne 1936, dans un New York en pleine Grande Dépression, les syndicats appellent à la grève jusque dans les théâtres de Broadway.
Men in black, 1h38
Réalisé par Tim Allen, Barry Sonnenfeld
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Science-fiction, Comédie, Action, Aventure, Science-fiction humoristique
Thèmes Comédie de science-fiction, Extra-terrestres, Super-héros, Buddy movie, Extraterrestre
Acteurs Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio, David Schwimmer, Rip Torn
Rôle Announcer (uncredited)
Note72% 3.6489653.6489653.6489653.6489653.648965
Les Men in Black (MIB) font partie d'une organisation ultra-secrète créée afin de réguler la présence sur Terre des extraterrestres. Grâce à leurs technologies avancées, ils sont virtuellement inexistants, effaçant la mémoire des témoins gênants. Ainsi, la population ignore la présence de vie extraterrestre au sein de notre planète. Le qualificatif d'« hommes en noir » vient des complets noirs et des lunettes sombres que les membres de l'organisation doivent porter en tout temps.
Ripe (1996)
, 1h32
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame
Acteurs Monica Keena, Daisy Eagan, Gordon Currie, Vincent Laresca, Karen Lynn Gorney, Scott Sowers
Rôle Janet Wyman
Note48% 2.410252.410252.410252.410252.41025
Fraternal twin sisters Rosie (Daisy Eagan) & Violet (Monica Keena) lead a life of hard knocks with very poor, abusive parents. Glad to be rid of their parents who have been killed in a car crash, the twins vow to run away to Kentucky in search of a better life. While on the road, the girls sneak onto a military base seeking food and shelter and meet up with Pete, a drifter working as a grounds keeper, who takes them in.
La manière forte, 1h51
Réalisé par John Badham
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Comédie policière, Action, Aventure, Policier
Thèmes La télévision, Buddy movie
Acteurs Michael J. Fox, James Woods, Stephen Lang, Mos Def, Annabella Sciorra, John Capodice
Rôle Woman in Subway
Note63% 3.19853.19853.19853.19853.1985
Nick Lang, est une star hollywoodienne qui tient absolument à briser l'image de gentil au grand cœur qui lui colle à la peau. Persuadé qu'il décrochera le rôle d'un détective coriace et cynique s'il passe assez de temps avec un véritable policier, Lang quitte Hollywood pour arpenter pendant quelques semaines les rues de New York au côté de l'inspecteur John Moss.
La fièvre du Samedi Soir, 1h59
Réalisé par John Badham
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie, Musical
Thèmes Danse, La musique, Sexualité, Musique, Striptease
Acteurs John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Paul Pape, Donna Pescow, Fran Drescher
Rôle Stephanie Mangano
Note67% 3.3993.3993.3993.3993.399
Tony Manero, un jeune New-Yorkais italo-américain de 19 ans, tente d'agrémenter sa morne existence dans son quartier de Brooklyn grâce à ses talents de danseur en se rendant chaque samedi soir dans une boîte disco où il est le roi de la fête.
David et Lisa, 1h33
Réalisé par Frank Perry
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Romance
Thèmes Maladie, Sexualité, Homosexualité, Folie, Hôpital psychiatrique, LGBT, LGBT
Acteurs Keir Dullea, Janet Margolin, Howard Da Silva, Lukas Haas, Karen Lynn Gorney, Neva Patterson
Rôle Josette
Note71% 3.5990153.5990153.5990153.5990153.599015
Ce film nommé pour deux oscars raconte une histoire d'amour entre deux jeunes très différents, profondément névrosés, soignés dans une clinique psychiatrique innovante. David souffre de troubles obsessionnels-compulsifs, Lisa du trouble de la personnalité multiple.