Maureen Jane Teefy (born October 26, 1953) is an American actress. Her films include Fame (1980), Grease 2 (1982) and Supergirl (1984).

Life and careerEdit

Teefy was born in MinneapolisMinnesota, one of eight sisters in a large Irish Catholic family. Her mother was a nurse and her father was an insurance salesman.

In 1972, she graduated from Washburn High School. Her first film role was a small part as a U.S.O. singer in the 1979 Steven Spielberg comedy 1941 and in the same year she appeared in two minor productions, Fyre and Scavenger Hunt. She was one of the principal performers in the 1980 Alan Parker musical drama Fame, portraying Doris, a naive young acting student. In 1981, she starred in the made-for-TV-film The Diary of a Teenage Shoplifter.

Other films featuring Teefy include Grease 2 (1982), Supergirl (1984) and Sunset (1988). She starred in the 1993 supernatural horror thriller Star Time, directed by her then husband, Alexander Cassini.

She provided the voice of the female robot "host" Chrome on the 1997 HBO horror series Perversions of Science. Other television roles include the made-for-TV films Legs and Disaster at Silo 7. She also guest-starred on TV series including Max Headroom and Mike Hammer, Private Eye. Her acting career developed much more in the theater, singing and dancing in several Broadway musicals. Her last film appearance to date was in 1998 (Men Seeking Women).

Teefy is also a playwright and is currently in pre-production for the play Clara, Improvisations on the Life of Clara Bow, about the actress Clara Bow.

[edit]Personal lifeEdit

On May 22, 1982, Teefy married Alexander Cassini, a son of gossip columnist Igor Cassini and a grandson of oil magnate Charles B. Wrightsman. The couple, now divorced, had one child, Isabella.

Teefy lives in Venice, California.


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