Verna Frances Bloom (August 7, 1938 – January 9, 2019) was an American actress. She co-starred in Clint Eastwood's 1973 film, High Plains Drifter and in the 1974 made-for-TV movie Where Have All The People Gone? with Peter Graves and Kathleen Quinlan. Bloom also had roles in more than 30 films and television episodes beginning the 1960s, including playing Mary, mother of Jesus, in The Last Temptation of Christ in 1988 and Marion Wormer in Animal House in 1978.
Verna Frances Bloom
August 7, 1938
Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||January 9, 2019 (aged 80)|
Bar Harbor, Maine, U.S.
Jay Cocks (m. 1969)
Bloom was born in Lynn, Massachusetts and attended the School of Fine Arts in Boston University, graduating with a BFA in 1959. She also studied at the HB Studio in New York City. She was Jewish.
|1969||Children's Games||The Girl|
|1971||The Hired Hand||Hannah Collings|
|1973||High Plains Drifter||Sarah Belding|
|1974||Where Have All the People Gone?||Jenny||TV movie|
|1975||Sarah T. – Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic||Jean Hodges||TV movie|
|1978||Animal House||Marion Wormer|
|1980||Playing for Time||Paulette||TV movie|
|1985||The Journey of Natty Gann||Farm Woman|
|1988||The Last Temptation of Christ||Mary, Mother of Jesus|
- Verna Bloom profile, filmreference.com; accessed August 28, 2015.
- Barnes, Mike. "Verna Bloom, Actress in Animal House and Medium Cool, Dies at 80," The Hollywood Reporter, Thursday, January 10, 2019. Retrieved January 14, 2019
- Verna Bloom biography Archived May 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, movies.yahoo.com; accessed August 28, 2015.
- Cullen, Jim (2001). Restless in the Promised Land: Catholics and the American Dream. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 129. ISBN 1-58051-093-0.
- Verna Bloom, Actress in ‘Animal House,’ ‘High Plains Drifter,’ Dies at 80