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Season 13  -- A Place to Hide

 

Nine-year-old Jodie Foster appeared in the 1972 episode “A Place to Hide” as Bluebird, the “almost” seven-year-old daughter of a Confederate Colonel being pursued by a vengeful Union officer after the end of the War Between the States. 

 

Three years later, Jodie would be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Taxi Driver.   She also received a Best Actress nomination for Nell (1994).

 

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Season 13 - A Place to Hide

 

 

Jodie was a natural talent.  She never took acting lessons, and before age 30 had received two Academy Awards for Best Actress for The Accused (1988) and Silence of the Lambs (1991).

 

Those of us “of a certain age” may remember her at age 3 appearing in a Coppertone Suntan Lotion TV commercial as the little girl whose bathing suit bottom was pulled down by a puppy to show off her tan.

 

Jodie is one smart woman.  She graduated magna *** laude from Yale with a degree in English Literature.  She was fluent in French at age 14 and in Italian by age 18.  She also speaks Spanish.

 

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Acting isn't her only talent.  Jodie has directed TV episodes for "The Walking Dead," "Orange is the New Black," and "House of Cards," as well as directed and/or produced motion pictures like "Little Man Tate," "Home for the Holidays" and "Nell."

 

One tragic moment in her life was March 30, 1981 when John Hinkley Jr. attempted to assassinate the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan to impress her.  Hinkley was obsessed with Jodie and the movie Taxi Driver.

 

The British rock group Asia wrote the song "Alibis" about her.

 

Filming for this episode took place in January 1972, but the show was not aired until March 19.   It was the last episode that both Dan Blocker and Ray Teal worked on.

 

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What is your favorite moment in "A Place to Hide"?   Or role in another TV series?   Or movie?

 

 

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indiana

I remember to have watched this episode especially for Jodie Foster, who is one of my favorite US actress (but except her, I don't remember more about this episode)

I like her in "Taxi driver", of course a cult movie, and "the silence of the lamb". She was too, very good in the movie "The accused" (a great performance).

And too, "the little girl who livesdown the lane" (la petite fille au bout du chemin), I loved this movie when I was very young (I have the same age that Foster, and I think when I saw this movie, the little girl impressed me by her maturity and freedom).

Well, a great actress and like you say, very clever.

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BluewindFarm

Who would have ever thought that as such a young actress she would have gone so far in her chosen profession.  A lot like Ron Howard (Opie, Andy Griffith Show).  Some never made the transition or they self destructed.

 

One of few child actors to become even more successful as an adult in her career.

 

I enjoyed watching her as Annabelle Brandford in the Maverick movie, it looked like she had a ball playing a belle.  :smile:   And the sci-fi movie Contact, her portrayal was so believable.  She wanted so hard to contact non-Earth life.  I mean, how can we as humans think that in all the universes and galaxies that we are the only life form?  We want to believe, at least I want to believe that there is something more out there.

 

 

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Bakerj

I remember watching Jodie when I was young in the Bugsy Malone, and the Disney films Candleshoe and Freaky Friday.  She didn't really come to my attention again until Silence of the Lambs.  A fine actress, and as BWF pointed out, one of the few child stars to make it.

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7 minutes ago, Bakerj said:

 I remember watching Jodie . . . Freaky Friday. She didn't really come to my attention again until Silence of the Lambs.  A fine actress, and as BWF pointed out, one of the few child stars to make it.

 

She and Jamie Lee Curtain were in the original Freaky Friday, and it was great. (it was when I was a child!) 

 

I couldn't watch all of Silence of the Lambs, nor it's sequel.  Gave me the shivers.

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AC1830

I've seen her in many things over the years from child to adult. My favorites are this Bonanza episode ("I'm six going on seven, Mr Cartwright." - I can still hear her voice saying that line). I loved her in the Maverick. I agree she look like she was having so much fun playing the belle, and performing with James Garner and the rest. I haven't seen her in the more intense movies as they are not my style but I know she is a strong actress from comedy to terror. I was surprised to learn that she is still directing today. That's wonderful.

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On 3/3/2020 at 8:44 AM, JoeC said:

The only things I know about her that she is talented but also she was a troubled Teenager. Drugs and Alcohol was part of her live but she overcame it and like Phoenix from the Ashes she is now a well known actress. 

 

Jodie worked steadily from age 7 on, including for Disney who wouldn't have tolerated such behavior.  She was a straight A student, graduating high school as valedictorian, and supported her mother, sisters and brother during her teen years.  I doubt she could have done that if she had been using drugs/alcohol.   Of course, many child stars, like Drew Barrymore, sadly did.  

 

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