Caitlin Clarke

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Caitlin Clarke (May 3, 1952 - September 9, 2004), born Katherine Anne Clarke, was an American theater and film actress. She was best known for her role of Valerian in the 1981 fantasy film Dragonslayer, and for her role of Charlotte Cardoza in the 1998-1999 Broadway musical Titanic.

Biography

Clarke was born in Pittsburgh. received her B.A. in theater from Mount Holyoke College in 1974 and M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama in 1978 (where during her final year she performed with the Yale Repertory Theater).

The first few years of Clarke's professional career were almost completely theatrical; yet these were when she played the role for which she is best known, as Valerian in the 1981 Paramount/Disney film Dragonslayer. After appearing in three Broadway plays in 1985, Clarke moved to Los Angeles for several years as a film and television actress. She returned to theater in the early 1990's, and to Broadway as Charlotte Cardoza in Titanic.

Clarke was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2000. She returned to Pittsburgh to teach theater at the University of Pittsburgh and at a local conservatory until her death in 2004.

Stage

Broadway

  • Titanic: A New Musical (1998)
  • The Marriage of Figaro (1985)
  • Arms and the Man (1985)
  • Strange Interlude (1985)
  • Teaneck Tanzi: The Venus Flytrap (1983)

Off-Broadway

  • Three Birds Alighting On A Field (1994)
  • Unexpected Tenderness (1994)
  • Quartermaine's Terms (1984)
  • Thin Ice (1984)
  • Total Eclipse (1984)
  • Summer (1983)
  • No End of Blame (1981)
  • Othello (1979)

Regional

  • The Gigli Concert (Pittsburgh, 2002)
  • Aristocrats (Pittsburgh, 2002)
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Rochester, NY, 2000)
  • Griller (Baltimore, 1999)
  • Indiscretions (Dallas, 1997)
  • The Glass Menagerie (Portland, Maine, 1997)
  • Mrs. Warren's Profession (New Haven, 1996)
  • The Queen And The Rebels (Baltimore, 1991)
  • Our Country's Good (Los Angeles, 1989)
  • Not Quite Jerusalem (New Haven, 1984)
  • As You Like It (San Diego, 1984)
  • Summer Vacation Madness (Minneapolis, 1982)
  • Plenty (Chicago, 1981)
  • Bal (Chicago, 1980)
  • The Winter's Tale (Washington, 1979)
  • Tales From The Vienna Woods (New Haven, 1978)

Film

Television

Series: Northern Exposure, The Equalizer, Once A Hero, Moonlighting, Sex And The City, Law & Order ("Menace", "Juvenile", "Stiff"). Movies: Mayflower Madam (1986), Love, Lies and Murder (1991), The Stepford Husbands (1996).

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