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Peter Masterson

Carlos Bee Masterson Jr. was an American actor, director, producer, and writer. Masterson often worked with his cousin, writer Horton Foote. Acting from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s, including 1975's The Stepford Wives as Walter Eberhart, since then he concentrated mostly on directing and producing. Actress Mary Stuart Masterson is his daughter; she appeared with her father in The Stepford Wives, playing one of his daughters. His other acting credits include roles in Ambush Bay (1966), In the Heat of the Night (1967), Counterpoint (1968), Von Richthofen and Brown (1971), Tomorrow (1972), The Exorcist (1973), Man on a Swing (1974), and Gardens of Stone (1987). Masterson co-wrote (with Larry L. King) the books for the hit musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1978) and its short-lived sequel The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public (1994). In 1980, he produced the ABC television movie, "City in Fear" based on an idea by screenwriter William Goldman—an idea that became the well-reviewed 1979 novel "Panic on Page One" by Linda Stewart, and the television script by Albert Ruben. The cast was led by Robert Vaughn and David Janssen in the final role before his death that year. In 1985, he directed The Trip to Bountiful, for which Geraldine Page won the Academy Award for Best Actress. The film also featured his wife, Carlin Glynn who had previously won a Tony Award for her role in 'Whorehouse.' His directing credits additionally include Full Moon in Blue Water (1988), Night Game (1989), Blood Red (1989), Convicts (1991), Arctic Blue (1993), The Only Thrill (1997), Lost Junction (2003), and Whiskey School (2005). Masterson died at the age of 84 on December 18, 2018, after suffering a fall at his home. He had received a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease 14 years earlier.

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Jun 1, 1934 In Houston, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Ambush Bay 1966-05-10
Latest Project:
Movie The Stepford Life 2001-01-01
Known For
Poster of Night Game
Poster of Witchfire
Poster of Man on a Swing
Poster of In the Heat of the Night
Movie The Stepford Life Himself 2001-01-01
Movie Night Game Davy 1989-09-15
Movie Gardens of Stone Col. Feld 1987-05-05
Movie Witchfire Unknown 1986-01-01
Movie A Question of Guilt Lieutenant Tom Wharton 1978-02-21
Movie Delta County, USA Billy Wingate 1977-05-20
Movie The Storyteller Lee Gardner 1977-12-05
Movie The Stepford Wives Walter Eberhart 1975-02-12
Movie Man on a Swing Willie Younger 1974-02-24
Movie Pueblo ENC M.O. Goldman 1973-03-28
Movie The Exorcist Dr. Barringer 1973-05-31
Movie Tomorrow Lawyer Douglas 1972-04-09
Movie Von Richthofen and Brown Major Oswald Boelke 1971-06-30
Movie In the Heat of the Night Fryer 1967-08-02
Movie Ambush Bay Sgt. William Maccone 1966-05-10