The Highs and Lows of the Life of Shelley Duvall

How the actress' magnetic energy gave way to a trauma-induced struggle.

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  • Photo Credit: "The Shining" via Warner Bros.
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  • Photo Credit: "3 Women" via Lion's Gate Films
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  • Photo Credit: "The Shining" via Warner Bros.

“I was there a year and a month, and there must be something to primal scream therapy, because after the day was over, and I’d cried for my 12 hours… after all that work, hardly anyone [even mentioned my performance.] The reviews were all about Kubrick like I wasn’t there.”