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Occupation  Actress
Name  Jeramie Rain

Role  Actress
Height  1.65 m
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Born  August 23, 1948 (age 72) (1948-08-23) Charleston, West VirginiaUnited States
Spouse  Richard Dreyfuss (m. 1983–1995)
Movies  The Last House on the Left
Children  Ben Dreyfuss, Emily Dreyfuss, Harry Dreyfuss
Similar People  Richard Dreyfuss, David Hess, Ben Dreyfuss, Wes Craven

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Jeramie Rain (born August 23, 1948) is an American actress, screenwriter, and producer. She made her film debut in the crime film The Abductors (1972). She is best known for her roles as Sadie in Wes Craven's horror film The Last House on the Left (1972) and Nurse Samantha Tolliver in the soap opera The Doctors (1972–73). Outside of acting, Rain worked as a writer and producer for NBC and CBS.


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Life and career

Rain was born in Charleston, West Virginia. Rain made her film debut as Jane in Don Schain's 1972 crime film The Abductors. She subsequently portrayed Susan “Sadie” Atkins in an Off-Broadway production and Sadie in Wes Craven's controversial rape and revenge film The Last House on the Left (1972). Rain tried to help John Belushi, who was a friend of hers, get off drugs. In an interview in 2009, Rain said that she was once picked up hitch-hiking by serial killers Tex Watson and Charles Manson, stayed in their van after her friends were dropped off, and that the killers later showed up at her aunt’s house.

Rain played Nurse Samantha Tolliver in the NBC Daytime soap opera The Doctors from 1972 to 1973 and had guest appearances on General Hospital. In 1973, Rain was cast in the exploitation film Preacherman Meets Widderwoman. After this role, Rain retired from acting and worked as a writer and producer at CBS. She worked in Rockefeller Center as well as the Los Angeles location.

She was diagnosed with systemic lupus at the age of 28, though she suffered from it all through her 20s. Her first pregnancy exacerbated her condition so severely, she could not hold her child for two years, due to the loss of use of both of her arms.

When Rain was 34, she married Academy Award for Best Actor winner Richard Dreyfuss in 1983. They divorced in 1995. The two have three children together: Emily (born in 1983), Benjamin (born in 1986) and Harry (born in 1990). In the early 1990s, she founded a Los Angeles-based charity to benefit children diagnosed with serious illnesses named "Mother's Touch". In 2000, David A. Szulkin interviewed Rain for his book, Wes Craven's Last House on the Left, which tells the inside story of making the film. In 2003, Rain appeared as herself in the documentary Celluloid Crime of the Century.


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