Priscilla Marie Pointer (1924 - d.)

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Birthplace: New York, NY, USA
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Occupation: Stage, film and television character actress, actress
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About Priscilla Marie Pointer

Priscilla Pointer is an American stage, film and television character actress. She began her career in the theater, including productions on Broadway. Later, Pointer moved to Hollywood to act in films and on television. She is the mother of director David Irving, actress Amy Irving and singer Katie Irving, who performed two songs heard in the prom sequence in Carrie.

She has played the onscreen mother of her real-life daughter Amy Irving in three films; Carrie (1976), Honeysuckle Rose (1980) and Carried Away (1996).


Carrie (1976)

Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)

Dallas (1978)

The Onion Field (1979)

The Competition (1980)

Honeysuckle Rose (1980)

Mommie Dearest (1981)

Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)

Blue Velvet (1986)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

From the Hip (1987)

C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D. (1989)

Disturbed (1990)

Unbecoming Age (1992)

Painted Desert (1993)

ER (1994) as Mrs Abernathy

Alone (1997)

Coyote Moon (1999)

Pointer appeared in three films that her son, David Irving, directed: Rumpelstiltskin (a 1987 musical version, which starred her daughter), Good-Bye Cruel World and C.H.U.D. II (the sequel to C.H.U.D.).

She is of Welsh and Cherokee descent. Pointer was married to film and stage director Jules Irving, former artistic director of the Lincoln Center, from 1947 until his death in 1979. In 1980, she married actor/director/producer Robert Symonds, who had been Jules Irving's producing partner at the Lincoln Center. She appeared several times in stage productions alongside Symonds and they remained married until the latter's death in 2007.