The Shining actress Shelley Duvall is a former actress, producer, writer, and singer based in America. She is better known for portraying eccentric characters in the movies.
Besides, she is famous for her work in movies like The Shining(1980) and Popeye(1980). But for many years, Shelley has stayed shy from media, and many fans are curious to know her. So, we have prepared everything for you to indulge in.
But before here are some interesting facts about Shelley Duvall.
Shelley Duvall: Quick Facts
|Full Name:||Shelley Duvall|
|Birth Date:||July 07, 1949|
|Birth Place:||Houston, Texas, USA|
|Father’s Name:||Robert Richardson Duvall|
|Mother’s Name:||Bobbie Ruth Crawford|
|Education:||Graduated from South Texas Junior College ( Major In Nutrition and Diet Therapy)|
|Ethnicity:||Mixed(German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant Welsh, and French)|
|Height:||5 feet 8 inches (1.73m)|
|Weight:||53 Kg(116 lbs)|
|Hair Color:||Dark brown|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Profession:||Producer, Actress, Writer, Singer|
|Net Worth:||$2 million|
Early Life and Childhood
Shelley Duvall is an American actress who is known for playing in movies like Popeye and The Shining. Shelley was born on July 7, 1949, in Houston, Texas, the United States of America. Duvall is Bobbie Ruth Crawford’s daughter, a real estate broker and Robert Richardson “Bobby” Duvall, a lawyer.
Moreover, Shelley belongs to mixed ethnicity, i.e. German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, and French. Also, he holds the American nationality. The young actress was raised in Texas along with her three brothers Shane, Scott, and Stewart.
Talking about education, Shelley graduated from Waltrip High School. As for her higher studies, Shelley enrolled in South Texas Junior College and graduated with a nutrition and diet therapy degree.
Age and Measurements
Since Shelley was born in 1949, she is 70 years old as of now. In her younger days, Shelley had a radiant glow which went well with her personality.
Furthermore, she is 5 feet 8 inches(1.73m) tall and weighs around 53 kg(116 lbs) only. Other than that, Shelley has long, dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.
Shelley Duvall in Dr. Phil
On November 18, 2016, Dr. Phil, who is notably known for helping patients with serious issues, failed to resonate with fans. The host of the show Dr. Phil McGraw assured that Shelley was refusing treatment and medications when clearly she is asking to be treated.
Moreover, the show was heavily criticized for showing Shelley on the show while she had mental illness. Many were unhappy about the way Shelley was treated on the show. Some fans even accused Dr. Phil of exploiting Shelley in her vulnerable state.
Shelley Duvall: Professional Career
Shelley started her acting career in 1970 after she met director, Robert Altman. Upon their meeting, Robert immediately offered Shelley a role in the movie titled Brewster McCloud. Since then, the young Shelley worked with Altman in other movies like McCabe and Mrs Miller(1971), Thieves Like Us(1974), Nashville(1975), and 3 Women(1977).
Similarly, in 1980 Duvall appeared in musicals as a lead role such as Popeye and The Shining. Her other notable works include movies and television shows like Time Bandits(1981), Frankenweenie(1984), L.A. Law(1994), The Portrait of a Lady(1996), Casper Meets Wendy(1998), The 4th Floor(1999), Manna from Heaven(2002) and many more. Manna from Heaven was her last movie as she retired from the entertainment industry.
Moreover, she even released two CDs of her singing lullabies and Christmas songs. Both were released in October 1991; the first one was named Hello I’m Shelley Duvall…Sweet Dreams and the second was named Hello I’m Shelley Duvall…Merry Christmas.
Other than that, the 70-year-old is also the founder of Think Entertainment. The company, established in 1998, was responsible for producing programs and movies for television channels. She even produced shows like Nightmare Classics, Mrs Piggle Wiggle but retired in 1993.
Net Worth and Income
According to Celebrity net worth, the aged 70, Shelley has the estimated net worth of $2 million. Duvall played in many successful movies until her retirement and even won awards like LAFCA award for best actress in 1997.
Furthermore, the shining actress Shelley Duvall was nominated for the NSFC award and Gemini award in 1997 and 1998.
Shelley Duvall: Personal life and Husband
The 70-year-old actress is single as of now. But the beautiful actress was once married to artist Bernard Sampson between 1970 and 1974. However, the couple divorced after Duvall’s rising career created turmoil in their relationship.
After that, the actress was seen with the singer/songwriter Paul Simon and lived together for two years. But they eventually broke up as her friend Carried Fisher and Simon grew close.
Apart from this, the shining actress Shelley Duvall has been linked with other stars like Stanley Wilson, but no further reports were issued regarding this.
As of now, the 70-year-old actress reportedly had mental illness, as stated in November 2016. Before, she used to live in Benedict Canyon in California with her pets.