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Her acting credits include the Broadway production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the movies Five Easy Pieces, Stay Hungry , Grease, and Crazy in Alabama , as well as minor roles in various televison shows. She was also a popular celebrity guest on game shows like the Match Game.
Since the early 1980s she has focused more on writing, producing such bestselling novels as Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man and Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. She wrote the screenplay to Friend Green Tomatoes , the movie based on the latter book, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award.
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