Monday, September 28, 2015

The Sci-Fi Worlds of...CHRISTINE BELFORD!

Christine Belford as Leda
- Battlestar Galactica ("The Gun on Ice Planet Zero")
Christine Belford is one of the truly great character actresses of the sci-fi genre.  This beautiful and talented actress was born on January 14, 1949 in Amityville, New York.  Some incredible but true trivia - for about 5 years (1960 - 65) - from age 11 to 16 - Ms. Belford and her family lived in the infamous Amityville Horror House on 112 Ocean Avenue.  About a decade after her family sold the house, it became infamous as the most well known "haunted house" in the world!  For full details, read her biography on IMDB.

Ms. Belford's many genre credits include a leading role as Sheriff's Deputy Maggie Randall on the time-travel / western TV series Outlaws (opposite Rod Taylor) and she played the mother in the classic Stephen King horror movie Christine.  She has guest-starred on many of the classic genre TV shows of all time including Battlestar Galactica (as Leda in "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero"), The Six Million Dollar Man, two episodes of The Greatest American Hero (don't miss her incredible performance as a vengeful spirit in classic episode "The Beast in the Black"), Freddy's Nightmares, Fantasy IslandQuinn Martin's 'Tales of the Unexpected'The Incredible Hulk, Beyond Westworld, Wonder Woman and The Sixth Sense (TV series).  In the 1990's, Ms. Belford played Ian Ziering's mom, Samantha Sanders (an actress!) on the long-running prime-time soap opera Beverly Hills, 90210.

The "horror house" in Amityville, New York
- the childhood home of actress Christine Belford