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Tootsie (17-Dec-1982)

Director: Sydney Pollack

Writers: Larry Gelbart; Don McGuire; Murray Schisgal

Music by: Dave Grusin

Producers: Sydney Pollack; Dick Richards

Keywords: Comedy, Crossdressing, New York

Unemployable actor Michael Dorsey needs $8000 quickly to produce his roommate's play, but is unable to land any roles. He crossdresses and finds work in a soap opera as Dorothy Michaels; her strong no-nonsense personality makes her an instant runaway success. Though three writers are credited, it is Larry Gelbart that pulled the script together. The film has aged somewhat. Jessica Lange won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress; the film received 9 other nominations including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Picture.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dabney Coleman
Actor
3-Jan-1932   Moustache from 9 To 5
Geena Davis
Actor
21-Jan-1956   Earth Girls Are Easy
Charles Durning
Actor
28-Feb-1923 24-Dec-2012 The Muppet Movie
Christine Ebersole
Actor
21-Feb-1953   Rachel Gunn, RN
Teri Garr
Actor
11-Dec-1947   Inga in Young Frankenstein
George Gaynes
Actor
16-May-1917   Henry Warnimont on Punky Brewster
Estelle Getty
Actor
25-Jul-1923 22-Jul-2008 The Golden Girls
Dustin Hoffman
Actor
8-Aug-1937   The Graduate
Jessica Lange
Actor
20-Apr-1949   Tootsie
Debra Mooney
Actor
28-Aug-1947   Edna Harper on Everwood
Bill Murray
Actor
21-Sep-1950   Meatballs, SNL alumnus
Sydney Pollack
Film Director
1-Jul-1934 26-May-2008 Tootsie
Lynne Thigpen
Actor
22-Dec-1948 12-Mar-2003 Godspell

CAST

Dustin Hoffman   ...   Michael Dorsey
Jessica Lange   ...   Julie
Teri Garr   ...   Sandy
Dabney Coleman   ...   Ron
George Gaynes   ...   John Van Horn
Geena Davis   ...   April
Doris Belack   ...   Rita
and
Charles Durning   ...   Les
Bill Murray   ...   Jeff
Sydney Pollack   ...   George Fields
Ellen Foley   ...   Jacqui
Peter Gatto   ...   Rick
Lynne Thigpen   ...   Jo
Ronald L. Schwary   ...   Phil Weintraub
Debra Mooney   ...   Mrs. Mallory
Amy Lawrence   ...   Amy
Kenny Sinclair   ...   Boy
Susan Merson   ...   Page
Michael Ryan   ...   Middle-Aged Man
Robert D. Wilson   ...   Stage Hand
James Carruthers   ...   Middle-Aged Man
Estelle Getty   ...   Middle-Aged Woman
Christine Ebersole   ...   Linda
Bernie Pollack   ...   Actor #1
Sam Stoneburner   ...   Actor #2
Marjorie Lovett   ...   Salesgirl
Willy Switkes   ...   Man at Cab
Gregory Camillucci   ...   Maitre D'
Barbara Spiegel   ...   Billie
Tony Craig   ...   Joel Spector
Walter Cline   ...   Bartender
Suzanne von Schaack   ...   Party Girl
Anne Shropshire   ...   Mrs. Crawley
Pamela Lincoln   ...   Secretary
Mary Donnet   ...   Receptionist
Bernie Passeltiner   ...   Mac
Mallory Jones   ...   Girl #1
Patti Cohane   ...   Girl #2
Murray Schisgal   ...   Party Guest
Greg Gorman   ...   Photographer
Anne Prager   ...   Acting Student
John Carpenter   ...   First Actor
Bob Levine   ...   Second Actor
Richard Whiting   ...   Priest
Jim Jansen   ...   Stage Manager #2
Susan Egbert   ...   Diane
Kas Self   ...   Acting Student
Tom Mardirosian   ...   Stage Manager #1
Richard Wirth   ...   Mel (Technical Director)
Gavin Reed   ...   Director
Annie Korzen   ...   Autograph Hound
Ibbits Warriner   ...   Autograph Hound
Lois de Banzie   ...   Autograph Hound
Stephen C. Prutting   ...   Autograph Hound
Carole Holland   ...   Autograph Hound

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