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A cool blonde
beauty who played several effective lead and character roles in the
1980s, Shaver was outstanding as a prim East Coast college professor who
makes a wary, but liberating foray into lesbianism in Donna Deitch's
moving "Desert Hearts" (1985). She was certainly seen by a
wider audience opposite Paul Newman in "The Color of Money"
(1986). Shaver exudes enthusiasm in every role. She made her film debut
in "Shoot" in 1976, but made a greater impact as the wife in
the poltergeist-infested home in "The Amityville Horror"
(1979), at the time the highest grossing independent film in history.
She is also remembered as the woman "cured" by philandering
Tom Berrenger in "In Praise of Older Women" (1978), the
Protestant missionary in "Dr. Bethune" (1993) and as the
mother of a teenage witch (Fairuza Balk) in "The Craft"
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Shaver had made some appearances on US TV in the late 70s, she first
received notice as Beau Bridges' wife in "United States", the
short-lived 1980 NBC series by Larry Gelbart that closely examined a
marriage. In 1981, she headlined "Jessica Novak" (NBC), about
an on-camera reporter, and returned to the genre as news anchor Kelby
Robinson in "WIOU" (CBS, 1990). She also made several
recurring appearances during the 1982 season of "Hill Street
Blues" (NBC) and has often starred in TV-movies of popular
entertainment value, including the USA Network thriller "Survive
the Night" (1993) and as Monique Dressier in several of the "Janek"
series of CBS TV-movies. Shaver returned to series TV as psychiatrist
Dr. Rachel Corrigan who becomes impregnated by a demon and gives birth
to evil in the Showtime series "Poltergeist" (1996- ).
Shaver began her
career as a theater actress in her native Canada, but since she
began the US phase of her career, she has made infrequent stage
appearances. Her work in "Ghost on Fire" at the La Jolla
Playhouse was much applauded and she made her Broadway debut in Neil
Simon's "Jake's Women", opposite Alan Alda. As Maggie, Jake's
humorless second wife, Shaver earned a Theater World Award.
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