In 1958, Bedelia had her only dancing role onscreen as Clara in the Playhouse 90 television production of the George Balanchine "Nutcracker". From 1961 to 1967, Bedelia was a regular on the CBS soap opera, Love of Life, playing the role of Sandy Porter. She also worked on Broadway, making her debut supporting Patty Duke in 1962 in Isle of Children and winning a Theatre World award in the lead of My Sweet Charlie in 1966. In 1969 she attracted attention as the pregnant marathon dancer in They Shoot Horses, Don't They?.
Bedelia was nominated for a Golden Globe for her starring role in 1983's Heart Like a Wheel as drag racer Shirley Muldowney. Other well–known performances came as Holly Gennaro McClane, the wife of Bruce Willis's character John McClane in Die Hard (1988) and Die Hard 2 (1990), and as Barbara Sabich, the wife of Harrison Ford's character in Presumed Innocent (1990).
Bedelia appeared in two Stephen King film adaptations: Salem's Lot and Needful Things (1993). She currently co-stars in the NBC series, Parenthood, playing the role of the family matriarch, Camille Braverman. The series is in its fourth season.
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