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Name  Peter Masterson
Role  Actor
Spouse  Carlin Glynn (m. 1960)

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Children  Mary Stuart Masterson, Alexandra Masterson, Peter Masterson Jr.
Awards  Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical
Plays  The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public
Movies  The Stepford Wives, The Exorcist, The Trip to Bountiful, Blood Red, The Only Thrill
Similar People  Carlin Glynn, Mary Stuart Masterson, Larry L King, Alexandra Masterson, Carol Hall

Peter Masterson, Exorcist actor and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas writer, dies at 84

Peter Masterson (born June 1, 1934) is an American actor, director, producer and writer.


Life and career

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 has concentrated mostly on directing and producing. The actress Mary Stuart Masterson is his daughter and she appeared with her father in The Stepford Wives as one of the Eberharts' 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 1985 he directed The Trip to Bountiful, for which Geraldine Page won the Academy Award for Best Actress. 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).


  • Ambush Bay (1966) - Sgt. William Maccone
  • In the Heat of the Night (1967) - Fryer
  • Counterpoint (1967) - Sgt. Calloway
  • Von Richthofen and Brown (1971) - Major Oswald Boelke
  • Tomorrow (1972) - Lawyer Douglas
  • The Exorcist (1973) - Dr. Barringer - Clinic Director
  • Man on a Swing (1974) - Willie Younger
  • The Stepford Wives (1975) - Walter Eberhart
  • Witchfire (1986)
  • Gardens of Stone (1987) - Col. Feld
  • References

    Peter Masterson Wikipedia

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