Brooklyn, New York, USA
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The Karate Kid, Mad Men
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Randy M. "Randee" Heller (born June 10, 1947) is an American television and film actress. Her most notable roles were in the film The Karate Kid and one of its sequels, as Daniel Larusso`s mother, and on the 1970s serial sitcom Soap as Jodie Dallas` roommate Alice, one of the first lesbian characters in television history. She also had a starring role as Carol in the 1979 made-for-TV movie, Can You Hear the Laughter? The Story of Freddie Prinze. Heller was born in Brooklyn, New York. She began her career in musicals on Broadway in such musicals as Grease — where she played Rizzo — and Godspell, eventually moving to California in 1978. Her groundbreaking role as Alice on Soap. After leaving Soap, the actress went on to create the role of Lucille LaRusso in the Karate Kid series, appearing in the first and third installments.
Heller has made guest appearances in the television series Nip/Tuck, Judging Amy, Felicity, the children`s series Drake & Josh, Fame, and The White Shadow, among many others. She had leading roles in three short-lived sitcoms, Second Chance (1987), Better Days (1986), and Mama Malone (1984). Her TV-movie appearances include And Your Name is Jonah (1979). In 2000, Heller performed with Barbra Streisand in her concert Timeless, which was broadcast over American television.
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Randy M. Heller
Randy M. "Randee" Heller (born June 10, 1947) is an American television and film actress. Her most notable roles were in the film The Karate Kid and one of its sequels, The Karate Kid Part III, as Daniel Larusso's mother, and on the 1970s serial sitcom Soap as Jodie Dallas's roommate Alice, one of the first recurring lesbian characters in television history. She also had a starring role as Carol in the 1979 made-for-TV movie, Can You Hear the Laughter? The Story of Freddie Prinze. More recently she was seen in a recurring role on the series Mad Men as Bert Cooper and Don Draper's elderly secretary Ida Blankenship and on TV show Wilfred as Ryan's neighbor Margot.
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