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Smith, Lois 1930-

Works: 77 works in 161 publications in 1 language and 19,630 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Television adaptations  Juvenile works  Film and video adaptations  Television plays  History  Computer games  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Lois Smith
Minority report by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 2,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Washington, D.C. has been murder-free thanks to astounding technology which identifies killers before they commit their crimes. But when the chief of the Pre-crime unit is himself accused of a future murder, he has just 36 hours to discover who set him up
Iron jawed angels ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dramatized story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, leaders of the suffragist women who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment. They broke from the mainstream women's rights movement to create a more activist wing, daring to push the boundaries to secure women's voting rights in 1920
John Steinbeck's East of Eden ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The saga of three generations of the Trask and Hamilton families in the early 1900's in Northern California
The odd life of Timothy Green ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a childless couple buries a box with all of their wishes for an infant in their backyard, their wishes are granted. However, their child, Timothy Green, is not all that he appears
Hollywoodland by Allen Coulter ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On June 16, 1959, police detectives arrive at a Benedict Canyon home to find Superman dead, felled by a single gunshot to the head. LAPD calls it suicide, but Reeves' grieving mother, Helen Bessolo, isn't so sure. She hires private detective Louis Simo to validate her suspicions, centered on George's fiancě, aspiring starlet Leonore Lemmon. Simo turns up suspects 2 and 3: Toni Mannix, aging trophy wife to MGM honcho Eddie Mannix, a tough little man with long-standing mob ties. George had been Toni's consort for years, and their breakup seriously wounded her. George Reeves wanted Clark Gable's career and instead got television stardom, becoming the idol of millions of children. Was he murdered, or just a victim of the sensitivities and insecurities of an actor who was never talented enough to be taken seriously?
Sweet land ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inge is a feisty German mail-order bride who has come to Minnesota to marry Olaf, a young Norwegian immigrant farmer of few words. But in a post-WWI, anti-German climate, the local minister openly forbids the marriage. Inge and Olaf fall in love despite the town's disapproval. But when the town banker attempts to foreclose on the farm of his friend Frandsen, Olaf takes a stand.--Container
Five easy pieces by Bob Rafelson ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Character study of a talented pianist who has given up a promising career and now works on oil rigs. After 20 years he returns home to his father's deathbed perhaps to reconcile himself with his fear of failure and desire for greatness
The Laramie project ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This film is based on transcripts of over 200 interviews with the people of Laramie, Wyoming."--Title screens. In October 1998, 21 year-old Matthew Shepard had been found savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die. National media attention made his case a cause célèbre, and a month later, off Broadway writer-director Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theatre (his collaborating actors) arrived. They succeeded in interviewing a wide range of relevant persons, from those who knew Shepard or knew the accused to police, university, and hospital personnel and community members. Then they wrote a play
Truman ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
President Truman led the nation through the end of World War II, the beginning of the Cold War, the struggle for civil rights and the creation of the United Nations
A dog year ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jon Katz is a writer at a mid-life crossroads who decides to adopt and train a high-strung border collie named Devon, only to discover it's he himself who has the real lessons to learn. Based on a true story
How to make an American quilt by Jocelyn Moorhouse ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman visits her grandmother one summer to think over a marriage proposal, and the women in a quilting bee confide to her the stories of the loves that have shaped their lives
P.s by Dylan Kidd ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Louise is a divorced, thirty-something admission's office at Columbia University's School of Fine Arts who is unfulfilled in her love life. That is, until a graduate school application crosses her desk and she arranges to interview the young painter. Scott bears the same name and has an uncanny resemblance to Louise's high school boyfriend and one true love, an artist who died in a car accident twenty years earlier. Within hours of the interview, Louise and Scott have embarked on a passionate affair, but is Scott just trying to wheedle his way into the Ivy League?
Katherine Anne Porter's The jilting of Granny Weatherall ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Granny Weatherall is a spunky old lady of eighty who bosses her doctor and her children. She seems so strong and in control. Yet she has never had the upper hand in her destiny. One morning, a flood of long-forgotten memories bring her to the realization that of all her accomplishments, she cannot console herself for the shame-filled day she was left standing at the altar. Still, her indomitable will to live and act independently infuses the last day of her life
Skylark by Glenn & Walken Christopher Close ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay, and what will happen to Jacob if she and the children have to leave the farm
Dead man walking by Tim Robbins ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of convicted killer Matthew Poncelet and Sister Helen Prejean, his spiritual advisor, and the journey they undertake in search of the truth
Roadie ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jimmy, a longtime roadie for the legendary Blue Oyster Cult, has been fired by the band. With nowhere else to go, he returns home to see his aging mom in Forest Hills, Queens, where a wild encounter with two old high school friends shows him that some things never change
A year down yonder by Richard Peck ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the recession of 1937, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her feisty, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois and comes to a better understanding of this fearsome woman
Next stop, Greenwich Village by Paul Mazursky ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1953, Larry, an aspiring actor, leaves his home in Brooklyn and heads for Manhattan. He moves into an apartment in Greenwich Village. Between acting classes, auditions and odd jobs he spends time with his eccentric friends
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the story of the same title by Katherine Anne Porter, about a matriarch who on her deathbed struggles to resolve tormenting memories of her past
Dragon country by Tennessee Williams ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two plays by Tennessee Williams televised together as "Dragon country," both concerning the theme of isolation, psychological pain and alienation
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Alternative Names
Humbert, Lois Arlene, 1930-
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