Beverly D'Angelo has led a mostly domestic life after appearing in several films and shows, including the hit film, "National Lampoon's Vacation. One of the more interesting life events was her custody battle with former husband , actor and filmmaker Al Pacino. D'Angelo gave birth to twins, Anton and Olivia, in Two years later, she split from Al Pacino, and a custody battle ensued. The former couple eventually agreed to a co-parenting arrangement. Photo: Getty Images. It was in when D'Angelo's life changed after landing a role in the film, "National Lampoon's Vacation. She later starred in several films and television shows, including 's "Vegas Vacation," where she played a role that earned her the Kid's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actress; and 's "American History X," which earned her a nomination for the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Several roles came her way, including tough-as-nails prostitutes, party girls and barflies to rich, prim widows and depressed, and alcoholic mothers, as shown in her IMDB profile.
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At the Viper Room, Beverly D'Angelo displays her true, bluesy colors.
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She also had a guest role on The Simpsons as Lurleen Lumpkin. D'Angelo worked as an illustrator at Hanna-Barbera Studios and as a singer before pursuing an interest in acting. While living for a period in Canada, she was a backup singer for American-born rockabilly singer Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins ' band The Hawks. After going out on their own they became The Band , a group that is considered legendary. D'Angelo began acting in the theatre, appearing on Broadway in in Rockabye Hamlet also known as Kronborg: , a musical based on Shakespeare's Hamlet. She reprised this role in four Vacation sequels and a short film between and In the s she starred in many other major comedy films; in the mids she acted primarily in independent movies. In she had a guest appearance in the third season of The Simpsons as Lurleen Lumpkin , a Southern country singer and waitress in the " Colonel Homer " episode. Sixteen years later in , she appeared in the nineteenth season as the same character in the episode " Papa Don't Leech ". ABC opted against making a series.
She fits right in. Ever since Tony Bennett hit MTV, newly hatched lounge lizards have been buying cocktail shakers, smoking smuggled Cohibas and listening to re-releases of high-fidelity cheese-ball music. She has no publicist, no manager. She refuses to conform or compromise or go quietly into the night playing Ellen Griswold for bags of cash. Bev steps out in a long black dress, dark glasses and bedroom slippers, smoking and purring. Her act ricochets from jazz to pop to country and hack, sometimes recklessly, frequently raunchily, always with an off-kilter knowingness. Even her serious songs, most of them original, are set Lip by farcical introductions, delivered by a mix of voices that makes you wish some studio exec would concoct a Musical comedy version of Sybil for her.