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Sondra Kerr Blake

Before becoming and actress, Sondra Kerr Blake had an extensive career as
dancer/choreographer, writing the music to and performing her first solo work at age four. She was immediately proclaimed a child prodigy by her mentor, famed choreographer Lester Horton. At age eleven, Sondra's birth certificate was altered to read eighteen in order to become a starring member of Horton's Dance Theater Company.

Sondra studied classical ballet with world famous choreographer Bronislava
Nijinska, sister of Vaslav Nijinski was the protege of Eugene Loring at The
American School Of Ballet, toured as lead dancer with The Los Angeles Civic
Light Opera for three seasons, starred as solo dancer in films and numerous TV variety shows and specials, performed in a dance trio in Los Angeles and New York nightclubs and danced with Alvin Ailey all by the age of fifteen. Acclaimed for the emotional content of her dancing, it was a natural progression to the acting profession.

Sondra trained with as the protege of acting coach gurus Sanford Meisner, Stella Adler, Martin Landau and Lee Strasberg and is a lifetime member of The Actors Studio. Eventually auditioning for plays, she landed the starring role of Cherie in "Bus Stop", where spotted by a casting agent, was cast in a lead role for one of the last episodes of Gunsmoke. From there, Sondra moved on to appear in a long list of starring roles on TV series, spanning from "Rawhide" to "ER" and including a year stint in a lead role on "Days Of Our Lives" and a recurring role on the TV series "Joe Dancer".

Sondra received wide acclaim for her portrayal of Ronnie Howard in the two-part MOW, " Helter Skelter", a best supporting Actor Academy Award recommendation by Mark Rydell for her role in the film "The Interns" and has worked in numerous films in lead and feature roles directed by film luminaries Hal Ashby, Franklin Schaffner, Mark Rydell, Sam Peckinpah,Tony Bill, Richard Brooks, Herb Ross, etc.

Sondra's long list of theater credits include lead roles in the primiere of Eve
Ensler's "Ladies" at the Westwood Playhouse, (now Geffen), "Lenny & Honey" which
Sondra co-wrote, co-directed and performed at The Bitter End and The Ballroom in
NYC and Los Angeles as an Actors Studio first production. She recently starred
in "The House Of Blue Leaves" directed by her son, Noah Blake in a Mark Taper
Forum staged reading production opposite John Heard, Bud Cort, Kim Darby, and
Roberta Wallach. Other theater credits include: "Point Of No Return" for Equity
Library Theater, "The Ladies Room", directed by Shelley Winters for The Actors
Studio in NYC. Sondra choreographed and directed the musical version of "Swan
White" for The Swedish Embassy's August Strindberg Festival and choreographed
the Los Angeles production of Strindberg's, "Miss Julie".

As film producer, Ms. Kerr Blake has had original projects of her own in
development at HBO in partnership with Academy Award winning
screenwriter/director Frank Pierson, her own film project at Disney, a series in
development with Cheech Marin at Alan Landsberg Prods, and worked as Developmet
Associate with Gary Hoffman at Warners Bros.

Sondra recently completed writing, directing and shooting two film shorts back
to back and is in post-production editing with Stephen Murray and Rita K
Sanders, respectively.

As acting coach, East and West Coast agents, casting directors and managers
dedicatedly send actors to Sondra for audition coaching and classes. She is
arduously committed to giving back by mentoring and helping talent develop their
craft.

1997 ER (TV series)
Ethel Hayes

1996 Dangerous Minds (TV series)
Rose

1993 Love, Lies & Lullabies (TV movie)
Mrs. Sweetser

1991 Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance (TV movie)
Maggie

1990 Adam 12 (TV series)
Irene

1989 Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer (TV movie)
Roxanne's Mother

1986 That Secret Sunday (TV movie)
Wendy Halversen

1983 Murder One, Dancer 0 (TV movie)
Charley

1983 Max Dugan Returns
Teacher

1981 Of Mice and Men (TV movie)
Girl

1981 Second-Hand Hearts
Ermy

1981 The Monkey Mission (TV movie)
Charley

1981 The Killing of Randy Webster (TV movie)
May Wheeler

1981 The Big Black Pill (TV movie)
Charlie

1981 Joe Dancer: The Big Trade (TV movie)
Charlie

1980 Turnover Smith (TV movie)
Victoria Simmons

1980 Nightside (TV movie)
Margie

1980 This Year's Blonde (TV movie)
Mrs. Baker

1978-1980 Quincy M.E. (TV series)
Arlene Keene / Meg Malloy

1979 The Runaways (TV series)
Sarah Jean
r Forgive Me (1979)

1978 Kojak (TV series)
Marie

1977 The Rockford Files (TV series)
Doreen Carpenter

1976 Bound for Glory
Judy - Waitress

1976 Helter Skelter (TV movie)
Ronnie Howard

1975-1976 Baretta (TV series)
Candy

1975 The Killer Elite
Josephine

1975 Harry O (TV series)
Willy's Wife

1974 Mannix (TV series)
Kit

1966 The Legend of Jesse James (TV series)
Linda Davis

1964 Ben Casey (TV series)
Sally Andrews

1964 Rawhide (TV series)
Teya


1963 Breaking Point (TV series)
Mimi


1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV series)
Ruby McCleod

1963 Channing (TV series)
Bernice

1963 The Stripper
Edwina

1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV series)

1963 The Untouchables (TV series)

1962 The Interns
Woman in Labor (uncredited)

1961 Gunsmoke (TV series)
Daisy Fair

1961 Thriller (TV series)
Anna Borg

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