Sigourney Weaver - October 8, 2014

Happy 65th Birthday to Sigourney Weaver! Born Susan Weaver into a life of privilege—her father was the president of NBC—she changed her name at the age of 14, inspired by the character “Sigourney Howard” from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Weaver was already acting in school plays and summer stock at this age and, after graduating high school, attended Stanford University and Yale School of Drama. She established a successful stage career and began appearing in films in 1977. Her first role was a non-speaking 6-second appearance in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall. A mere two years later, she starred in Alien and a star was born.

TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION

Sigourney Weaver often towers over her costars. How tall is she?

a) 5’ 11”

b) 6’

c) 6’ 1”

d) 6’ 2”

Answer below!

CLIP OF THE DAY

Weaver has starred in countless hit films: Ghostbusters, Gorillas in the Mist, Working Girl, The Ice Storm, The Village, and Avatar. However, we will always think of her as “Ripley” in Alien. Can you handle this terrifying trailer for the 1979 classic? In space, no one can hear you scream…

QUOTE OF THE DAY

I'd rather have a small part in a movie I love than a bigger part in one I don't care about.

~Sigourney Weaver

TRIVIA ANSWER

a) 5’ 11”