Date of Birth : Feb 18th 1950
Cybill Shepherd was spotted on a magazine cover by film director Peter Bogdanovich, who selected her to play a small town heartbreaker in his prestigious 1971 film, ‘The Last Picture Show’. Shepherd was praised for her cinematic debut, though the reviews devoted more space to her diving-board striptease than her lines.
Except for a part in ‘The Heartbreak Kid’, Shepherd did most of her early film work for Bogdanovich, her lover as well as her mentor. Reviewers were barely tolerant of her performance in ‘Daisy Miller’, but she recovered, and did well in Martin Scorsese’s ‘Taxi Driver’.
With her starring role in the popular detective/comedy weekly ‘Moonlighting’, Shepherd made up for lost time and attained star status. Shepherd, and co-star Bruce Willis played the reluctant partners in a failing detective agency, but the plotlines were secondary to the banter and witticisms between the stars.