Dimitra Arliss

as Sister Fleming in the movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

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Real name is Dimitra Steris
Was born at 23 October 1932 in Lorain, Ohio, USA . Died at 26 January 2012, Los Angeles, California, USA (complications from a stroke)

Dimitra Arliss's acting career began at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago,she first caught audience's eyes appearing in 'Arthur Kopit' 'sBroadway play "Indians", she played a Native American character whospoke with an Italian accent. While she continued acting on stage, shebegan to appear in several television and film productions including The Sting (1973) , Xanadu (1980) , Firefox (1982) ,and It's My Party (1996) . To horror film aficionados, Dimitra isbest remembered as Dahnya in Bless the Child (2000) , it would beher last film before dying from complications of a stroke, she died atthe Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills,California, she was 79. Dimitra is survived by a sister.

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There is some small facts about Dimitra Arliss:
  • Was a Greek American who frequently played in Mafia movies.
  • Spoke Greek fluently.
  • Noticed in the late 60s for her performance on the Broadway stage in "Indians", she was handed a few ethnic roles (Greeks, Italians) in early 70s film, making her biggest impression as the "hit lady" in The Sting (1973) .
  • Began on stage at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.
  • Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences [Actors Branch].
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1 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones 1980 as Sister Fleming
2 A Perfect Couple movie A Perfect Couple 1979 as Athena
3 Bella Mafia movie Bella Mafia 1997 as Mrs. Scorpio, Teresa's mother
4 Bless the Child movie Bless the Child 2000 as Dahnya
5 Death Scream movie Death Scream 1975 as Mrs. Kosinsky
6 Eleni movie Eleni 1985 as Ana (Czechoslovakia)
7 Firefox movie Firefox 1982 as Natalia
8 Its My Party movie Its My Party 1996 as Fanny Kondos
9 Murder in Texas movie Murder in Texas 1981 as Gina Meier
10 Onassis: The Richest Man in the World movie Onassis: The Richest Man in the World 1988 as Artemis
11 The Art of The Sting movie The Art of The Sting 2005 as Herself
12 The Art of Crime movie The Art of Crime 1975 as Madame Vera
13 The Disappearance of Christina movie The Disappearance of Christina 1993 as Gallery Owner
14 The Fall of the House of Usher movie The Fall of the House of Usher 1979 as Madeline Usher
15 The Other Side of Midnight movie The Other Side of Midnight 1977 as Sister Theresa
16 The Pirate movie The Pirate 1978 as Nabilia
17 The Ski Bum movie The Ski Bum 1971 as Liz Stone
18 The Sting movie The Sting 1973 as Loretta
19 This Is the West That Was movie This Is the West That Was 1974 as Ida May
20 Xanadu movie Xanadu 1980 as Helen
21 Bring Em Back Alive movie Bring Em Back Alive 1982 as Princess Kati
22 Dallas movie Dallas 1978 as Hatton
23 General Hospital movie General Hospital 1963 as Helena Cassadine
24 Iron Man movie Iron Man 1994 as Armor Computer/Mrs. Stark
25 Joe and Sons movie Joe and Sons 1975 as Flora
26 Kojak movie Kojak 1973 as Sherry Kaufman
27 Lucas Tanner movie Lucas Tanner 1974 as Mr. Hailey
28 Mannix movie Mannix 1967 as Rosa
29 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman movie Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman 1976 as Zorinna
30 NBC Special Treat movie NBC Special Treat 1975 as Lily
31 Quincy M.E. movie Quincy M.E. 1976 as Shirley
32 Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II movie Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II 1976 as Maria Falconetti
33 Spider-Man movie Spider-Man 1994 as Anastasia Hardy
34 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries movie The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries 1977 as Hazel Thompson
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