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Caroline Kava (born September 25, 1949[1] in Chicago)[2] is an American actress and playwright of the 1986 Off-Broadway play, The Early Girl.[3][4][5][6][7]

Caroline Kava
Born (1949-09-25) September 25, 1949 (age 69)
OccupationActress, playwright
Websitewww.carolinekava.com

She portrayed a prostitute in the 1980 film Heaven's Gate.[8] In Year of the Dragon (1985), she portrayed the wife of Mickey Rourke's character.[9][10][11] In Little Nikita (1988), she portrayed the mother of the title character played by River Phoenix.[12][13] She also played the mother of Ron Kovic, portrayed by Tom Cruise, in Born on the Fourth of July (1989).[14][15] She has also appeared in television films such as Act of Vengeance (1986)[16] and Guilty Until Proven Innocent (1991).[17] Kava also appeared with Alan Arkin in Four Days in September (1997).[18]

In 2009, Kava adapted Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler for the Mauckingbird Theatre Company in Philadelphia.[19][20]

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FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Heaven's Gate Stefka
1985 Year of the Dragon Connie White
1988 Little Nikita Elizabeth Grant
1989 Born on the Fourth of July Patricia Kovic
1997 Four Days in September Elvira Elbrick
1999 Snow Falling on Cedars Helen Chambers
2005 Everything Good Madam Short

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1976 Ivan the Terrible Sonia Petrovsky "Ivan's Out of Work"
1986 Nobody's Child Dr. Blackwell TV film
1986 Act of Vengeance Charlotte Yablonski TV film
1987 Max Headroom Harriet Garth "Grossberg's Return"
1988 Body of Evidence Jean TV film
1988 Internal Affairs Jean Harp TV film
1990 Murder in Black and White Jean TV film
1990 Quantum Leap Thelma Beckett "The Leap Home: Part 1"
1990 Murder Times Seven Jean Harp TV film
1991 Guilty Until Proven Innocent Mary Hohne TV film
1991 In a Child's Name Janice Miller TV miniseries
1991 Law & Order Rose Schwimmer "Life Choice"
1992 Star Trek: The Next Generation Dr. Toby Russell "Ethics"
1992 Jumpin' Joe Irene Dugan TV film
1993 L.A. Law Mrs. Clark "Cold Shower"
1995 The X-Files Doris Kearns "Our Town"
1996 Shattered Mind Martha Treymayne TV film
1996 Law & Order Betty Abrams "Corruption"
1998 Dawson's Creek Mrs. McPhee "Full Moon Rising", "The Reluctant Hero"
2000 The Practice Mary Donovan "Death Penalties", "Till Death Do Us Part", "Liberty Bells"
2001 100 Centre Street Mrs. Truskie "Love Stories"
2001 Third Watch Grace Owens "The Relay"
2004 Strip Search Alvira Sykes TV film
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Vivian Gleason "Day"
2011 Oklahoma! Aunt Eller TV film

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Caroline Kava biography". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Arkatov, Janice (19 August 1987). "'Gate' Opened New Frontier For Kava". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  3. ^ Gussow, Mel (31 October 1986). "STAGE: CAROLINE KAVA'S 'EARLY GIRL,' AT CIRCLE REP". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  4. ^ Sullivan, Dan (25 August 1987). "Back Alley Theatre Offering : 'The Early Girl' Aims To Please". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  5. ^ Wyma, Mike (10 September 1987). "Past Haunts Victims of 'Victimless Crime'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  6. ^ Arkatov, Janice (11 March 1990). "'Flame's Call' Ignites Insights by Portraying Everyday Characters". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  7. ^ Miller, Darryl H. (21 June 1998). "Stages of Development". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  8. ^ Jacobs, Tom (3 September 1987). "Brothel 'Experience' Becomes A Call For Actress To Turn Playwright". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  9. ^ Taylor, Noel (17 August 1985). "This wasn't the year for this Dragon". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  10. ^ Hazlett, Terry (3 September 1985). "Year of the Dragon: Absorbing Drama Has All The Right Elements". Observer–Reporter. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  11. ^ Benson, Sheila (16 August 1985). "Movie Review : 'Dragon': A Compelling Look Inside Chinatown". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  12. ^ Yagoda, Ben (22 March 1988). "Too many hands used in writing of latest thriller 'Little Nikita'". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  13. ^ Thomas, Kevin (18 March 1988). "MOVIE REVIEW : 'Little Nikita': Thriller in the Hitchcock Vein". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  14. ^ Jaques, Damien (20 October 1990). "Morality Examined in 'Early Girl'". The Milwaukee Journal. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  15. ^ Benson, Sheila (20 December 1989). "MOVIE REVIEW : Oliver Stone Goes to War Again : Drama: The maker of 'Platoon' touches the emotions but not the mind with 'Born on the Fourth of July.' Tom Cruise excels as disabled Vietnam War vet Ron Kovic". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  16. ^ Steigerwald, Bill (19 April 1986). "Hbo's 'Act Of Vengeance' : Movie Shortchanges Umw Reforms". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  17. ^ Loynd, Ray (21 September 1991). "TV Reviews : 'Guilty' a Triumphant True-Life Tale". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  18. ^ Matthews, Jack (30 January 1998). "'Four Days' Examines Idealism's Power". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  19. ^ "Performance Review: "Hedda Gabler"". Philadelphia. 28 January 2009. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  20. ^ Hetrick, Adam (13 January 2009). "Mauckingbird's Lesbian Hedda Gabler Opens in Philadelphia Jan. 13". Playbill. Retrieved 7 November 2015.

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