Daily Trivia – 2/3/11

Question: What sitcom opened in 1988 with its title character returning from a stint at the Betty Ford Clinic?


Last Question: What star of The Accused revealed during filming that she herself had been raped six years earlier?

Answer: Kelly McGillis

Kelly McGillis breakout role playing an Amish mother in the movie Witness with Harrison Ford, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe award.

She did not slow down after that as she played flight instructor, Charlie, in the 1986 fighter-pilot film Top Gun with Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer.

In 1982, McGillis was assaulted and raped in her own home. This encouraged the actress to pursue her film role as the lawyer who supports Jodie Foster’s character in 1988’s The Accused. After that she appeared in Cat Chaser with Peter Weller, a film she despised and which discouraged her from pursuing an acting career. McGillis appeared in dozens of television and film roles throughout the 1990s before taking a break from acting for a few years.

In 2004, she appeared in the stage play The Graduate as Mrs. Robinson, touring the United States.
I saw her in all her naked glory in this play. It was probaboy the only decent part of the show, and it happened towards the beginning.

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