Priscilla Pointer

Biography: Character actress Priscilla Pointer was the wife of famed theatrical director Jules Irving, and is the mother of actress Amy Irving, writer/director David Irving, and singer Katie Irving. After working in the theatre, Pointer attained her first major role on TV in the daytime drama Where the Heart Is (1969-73). She went on to play Mrs. Austin in From Here to Eternity (1980), Rebecca Barnes Wentworth in Dallas (1981-83) and Lillie in Call to Glory (1984-85). One of her more memorable film assignments was the 1976 chiller Carrie, in which she played Mrs. Snell, alongside real-life daughter Amy. She has also played important roles in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) and the made-for-TV Twilight Zone: The Lost Classics (1994). Most recently in 2001 she guest starred on an episode of Judging Amy.

Priscilla Pointer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 67
Highest Metascore: 85 Carrie
Lowest Metascore: 49 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
5 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
49 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Feb 27, 1987 Dr. Elizabeth Simms 7.9
76 Blue Velvet Sep 19, 1986 Mrs. Beaumont 7.9
68 The Falcon and the Snowman Feb 8, 1985 Mrs. Lee tbd
55 Mommie Dearest Sep 25, 1981 Mrs. Chadwick tbd
85 Carrie Nov 16, 1976 Mrs. Snell 8.2