P. J. Soles

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Pamela Jayne Soles (née Hardon; born July 17, 1950) is a German-born American actress.wikipedia
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Carrie (1976 film)

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She made her film debut in 1976 as Norma Watson in Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976) before portraying Lynda van der Klok in John Carpenter's Halloween (1978) and Riff Randell in Allan Arkush's Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979).
The film also featured Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, Nancy Allen, William Katt, P. J. Soles, Betty Buckley, and John Travolta in supporting roles.

Rock 'n' Roll High School

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She made her film debut in 1976 as Norma Watson in Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976) before portraying Lynda van der Klok in John Carpenter's Halloween (1978) and Riff Randell in Allan Arkush's Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979).
Rock 'n' Roll High School is a 1979 American musical comedy film directed by Allan Arkush, produced by Michael Finnell, and starring P. J. Soles, Vince Van Patten, Clint Howard, and Dey Young.

Stripes (film)

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She has since appeared in a variety of films including Breaking Away (1979), Private Benjamin (1980), Stripes (1981), Sweet Dreams (1985), Jawbreaker (1999) and cult classics like The Devil's Rejects (2005) and Beg.
Stripes is a 1981 American buddy military comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P. J. Soles, Sean Young, and John Candy.

List of Halloween characters

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She made her film debut in 1976 as Norma Watson in Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976) before portraying Lynda van der Klok in John Carpenter's Halloween (1978) and Riff Randell in Allan Arkush's Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979).
She is played by P. J. Soles in the original, and by Kristina Klebe in the remake.

Jawbreaker (film)

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She has since appeared in a variety of films including Breaking Away (1979), Private Benjamin (1980), Stripes (1981), Sweet Dreams (1985), Jawbreaker (1999) and cult classics like The Devil's Rejects (2005) and Beg.

Sweet Dreams (1985 film)

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She has since appeared in a variety of films including Breaking Away (1979), Private Benjamin (1980), Stripes (1981), Sweet Dreams (1985), Jawbreaker (1999) and cult classics like The Devil's Rejects (2005) and Beg.
It stars Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon, James Staley, Gary Basaraba, John Goodman, and P. J. Soles.

Private Benjamin (1980 film)

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She has since appeared in a variety of films including Breaking Away (1979), Private Benjamin (1980), Stripes (1981), Sweet Dreams (1985), Jawbreaker (1999) and cult classics like The Devil's Rejects (2005) and Beg.

Halloween (1978 film)

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She made her film debut in 1976 as Norma Watson in Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976) before portraying Lynda van der Klok in John Carpenter's Halloween (1978) and Riff Randell in Allan Arkush's Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979).
Carpenter chose P. J. Soles to play Lynda Van Der Klok, another loquacious friend of Laurie's, best remembered in the film for dialogue peppered with the word "totally."

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

The same year, she reunited with Carrie co-star John Travolta in Randal Kleiser's television film The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.
It stars John Travolta, Glynnis O'Connor, Diana Hyland, Robert Reed, Ralph Bellamy & P.J. Soles.

Breaking Away

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She has since appeared in a variety of films including Breaking Away (1979), Private Benjamin (1980), Stripes (1981), Sweet Dreams (1985), Jawbreaker (1999) and cult classics like The Devil's Rejects (2005) and Beg.

The Devil's Rejects

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She has since appeared in a variety of films including Breaking Away (1979), Private Benjamin (1980), Stripes (1981), Sweet Dreams (1985), Jawbreaker (1999) and cult classics like The Devil's Rejects (2005) and Beg.

Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles?

She reprised the role of Riff Randell in the artwork for the Local H album Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles?.
The album title references P.J. Soles, an American actress, known for her roles in John Carpenter's 1978 horror film Halloween, the 1979 musical comedy Rock N Roll High School, and Ivan Reitman's 1981 comedy Stripes.

Dennis Quaid

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Subsequently, she went to Georgia to film Our Winning Season (1978) and met actor Dennis Quaid.
Quaid and his first wife, actress P. J. Soles, were married on November 25, 1978.

Listen to the City

The film stars P.J. Soles, Jim Carroll, Sandy Horne and Michael Glassbourg.

Our Winning Season

Subsequently, she went to Georgia to film Our Winning Season (1978) and met actor Dennis Quaid.

The Butterfly Room

In 2012, she starred alongside Barbara Steele, Heather Langenkamp, Camille Keaton and Adrienne King in The Butterfly Room.
Ray Wise, Adrienne King, Camille Keaton, and P.J. Soles also make appearances, as well as James Karen in his final film role; Karen died six years after the film's release.

Halloween (2018 film)

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In 2018, Soles was cast in a spoken cameo role as a teacher in the direct sequel, Halloween, directed by David Gordon Green.
Additionally, P. J. Soles, who had portrayed Lynda van der Klok, Michael's final victim in the original film, was cast in a spoken cameo role as a teacher.

Briarcliff College

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Soles attended Briarcliff College in White Plains, New York, later transferring to Georgetown University, and had aspirations to become the first woman ambassador to the Soviet Union.

Mil Mascaras vs. the Aztec Mummy

Mil Mascaras: Resurrection
Veteran Hollywood actress P. J. Soles also makes a brief appearance, and Richard Lynch plays the President of the United States.