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SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Actress Karen Lynn Gorney Today

Karen Lynn Gorney Saturday Night Fever actress Donna PescowSaturday Night Fever actresses Karen Lynn Gorney and Donna Pescow at Academy screening

Actresses Karen Lynn Gorney and Donna Pescow, costume designer Patrizia Von Brandenstein, and casting director Shirley Rich were present for an onstage discussion following the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' presentation of the John Badham-directed 1977 box office sensation Saturday Night Fever, on Monday, August 13, 2007, in New York City. Saturday Night Fever, which turned John Travolta into a star and earned him a Best Actor Oscar nomination, was screened as part of the Academy's "Monday Nights with Oscar" series. (Image: Saturday Night Fever actresses Karen Lynn Gorney and Donna Pescow at Academy screening.)

Karen Lynn Gorney movies

Besides playing John Travolta's love interest and disco-dancing partner in Saturday Night Fever, the Beverly Hills-born Karen Lynn Gorney (January 28, 1945) has been featured in only about a dozen movies.

According to the IMDb, Gorney's first film appearance was in a small role as a teenager in Frank Perry's 1962 mental-illness melodrama, David and Lisa (1962), starring Keir Dullea and Janet Margolin. Following an eight-year break, she was featured in Leonard Horn's now all-but-forgotten The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart. Next – as in, seven years later – came Saturday Night Fever.

Movie stardom, however, eluded her. Gorney's next movie role was a bit part in John Badham's Michael J. Fox star vehicle The Hard Way in 1991. More bit parts followed in movies such as Barry Sonnenfeld's Men in Black (1997), starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, and Tim Robbins' all-star political allegory Cradle Will Rock (1999).

Karen Lynn Gorney's more recent film work includes two bigger roles in small 2007 indies: Alex Kuciw's short George, with Steve Routman, and Gerald Schoenewolf's feature Therapy, opposite Ben Cohen and Alex Emanuel.

Karen Lynn Gorney is the daughter of "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" and "Moonlight and Pretzels" composer Jay Gorney. As per the IMDb, her mother, Sondra Gorney, played bit parts in a couple of films.

Saturday Night Fever actresses Karen Lynn Gorney and Donna Pescow photo: © Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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4 Comments to SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Actress Karen Lynn Gorney Today

  1. anon

    karen lyn gorney looks so good!!

  2. Emma

    It's weird... Donna Pescow hardly changed at all since she was in Saturday Night Fever, but John Travolta changed so much. :S

  3. Samso

    John Travolta, however, has changed quite a bit.
    Her name, by the way, is Karen LYNN Gorney.

  4. MMNo

    Karen Lee Gorney looks really good.


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