Amy Steel Pulitzer is an American actress and psychologist. She began her career with guest appearances on a variety of television soap operas. Transitioning into feature films, Steel rose to prominence when she was chosen to play the role of Ginny Field in Steve Miner's slasher-horror film Friday the 13th Part 2. A commercial hit, Steel was asked by Miner to reprise her role as Ginny in the 1982 3D film Friday the 13th Part III but declined the offer as she feared being typecast. After her involvement in the Friday the 13th franchise, she was cast as a prominent supporting character in Fred Walton's mystery film April Fool's Day. Subsequently, Steel had supporting roles in Melvin Frank's comedy film Walk Like a Man, David Greene's remake What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, the Bart Mastronardi and Alan Rowe Kelly directed anthology horror film Tales of Poe. In addition to film, Steel has an extensive television career, starring on the NBC series The Powers of Matthew Star, followed by guest appearances on shows such as Family Ties, The A-Team, Quantum Leap, China Beach.
In the early 2000s, she launched a career as a psychologist. Steel began her career with guest roles on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light as Trudy Wilson from 1980–1981, as Peggy Warner on All My Children in 1980. In 1981, Amy made her film debut in the comedy film Fat Chance before being cast as Ginny Field in the horror film Friday the 13th Part 2, she won the role through an audition and it went on to become one of her most recognizable performances. The film earned over $21 million at the box office, she was offered the chance to reprise the role for the second film in the long-running series, but was hesitant because she feared being typecast and was persuaded to turn it down by her agent at the time. However, she does make a brief cameo appearance on a news report shown in the film. Steel described filming the window scene in Part 2 as a stressful experience. In a March 2010 interview, she stated: "I was thinking this is the worst moment of my life, they had to do a lot of re-sets because they had to put the window back together.
So it would be hour and a half between takes. I think; when the director came back a week and told me we had to do it again, I was so upset." In 1982, Steel had guest roles on the television series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers as Allison Freleng, Family Ties as Stephanie Brooks, CHiPs as Kelly Monahan, The A-Team as Kathy Ludlam, before being cast as Pam Elliott in the sci-fi series The Powers of Matthew Star alongside Peter Barton, who went on to appear in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. The series lasted until 1983; the same year, Steel had a cameo role as a party guest in the drama film Exposed. She was subsequently cast in the television films Women of San Quentin as Liz Larson and First Steps as Nan Davis. From 1983 -- 1984, Steel portrayed Sharon on the short lived television series For Honor. In 1985, she had a guest appearance in Stir Crazy as Lisa Grant before being cast as Kit Graham in the horror film April Fool's Day; the latter earned nearly $13 million against an estimated budget of $5 million.
The following year, she portrayed. The following year, Steel was cast in the television thriller film The Red Spider. In 1987, again in 1989, Steel a guest roles in Jake and the Fatman. In 1990, Steel guest starred on Father Dowling Mysteries and Quantum Leap before being cast as Connie in the television film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, a remake of the 1962 film of the same name. The same year, she guest starred on Walter & Emily. In 1992, Steel was cast in the television film Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo; the same year, she was cast in the horror film Play Nice. In 1994, Steel guest starred on Viper, Home Improvement and Diagnosis: Murder before being cast in the television films Ray Alexander: A Taste for Justice and The Innocent. In 1995, she was cast in the television series The Commish and the television film Damaged and Deceived. In 1996, she guest starred on Chicago Hope; the following year, she portrayed Dr. Liz Michaels in an episode of Millennium. In 1999, Steel was cast in the films Valerie Flake and Tycus.
The following year, she portrayed Commander Samantha Woodling in a guest appearance on JAG. In 2003, Steel was cast as Claire Goodman Isenberg in the television film A Time to Remember. After this role, Steel became a psychotherapist. In 2009, Steel appeared as herself in the television documentary His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th. In 2013, she appeared as herself in the documentary Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th. In 2014, Steel made her first acting appearance in 11 years in the anthology horror film Tales of Poe, she starred alongside Caroline Williams. Steel is set to reprise her role as Ginny in a short Friday the 13th sequel set 40 years after the original film, she is co-writing the film with King. During the filming of the 1985 television film First Steps, Steel developed a friendship with Nan Davis. In an interview, Steel said: "We have a good relationship, we don't fret if we don't talk for a month; the filming ended last May, we've seen each other two or three times since then.
We get on the phone and it's as if we've not been out of touch at all."In 1986 she married Peter Pulitzer. She has two daughters, she serves as a marriage and family therapist intern at InBalance in the Santa Monica Mountains in California. She has a private practice in Calabasas, California specializing in adolescent and m
Joseph "Joe" Barker was an American public and political figure of the 1800s remembered to this day for his rash, uncompromising temper, violent tirades against corruption drawing large crowds, landing him in prison, paving way for his term in office as the 17th mayor of Pittsburgh. The origins of Joe Barker are shrouded in mystery: nothing is known of his early years, background, or his date of birth, as evident by its absence on his epitaph. Barker's appearance, in contrast to what was common of the era, was described as always cleanly shaven and well-dressed in nearly all black attire, it was said he was never to be seen without a neckcloth, black stovepipe hat, long black cape. Important, although sparse, details are provided in the information collected by the Census of 1850. Barker is listed therein as 44 years old and living in Pittsburgh's Fifth Ward with his Irish-born wife Jane Holmes and three children, Charles Augustus and David, his birthplace is described as being in "Pennsylvania", his occupation is given as "Mayor".
Contrary to propaganda spread by his enemies, incorrectly referenced in articles to this day, Barker was far from illiterate, as indicated on the 1850 census. As a sardonic nod to his opposition, Barker chose to leave the "sane" category on the census unchecked. Joe Barker gained vast public attention and notoriety as a street preacher of the violent class, vehemently attacking political corruption. In November 1849, a riot broke out following one of Barker's more extreme tirades in Market Square, Mayor John Herron had him arrested on three counts: 1) Inciting a riot 2) Obstructing traffic 3) Using lewd and indecent language in the delivery of incendiary threats On November 19 the charges resulted in a fine and 12-month jail sentence, but Barker did not display remorse, stating, "Judge Patton made a threat two weeks ago of what he would do if I was thrown into his power. Now let him touch me if he dares. I'll hang him to a lamppost if he lays a finger on me." The next mayoral election was fast approaching, Barker's nativist supporters circulated a write-in petition during his imprisonment which resulted in his election as mayor to succeed Herron.
Accounts of Barker's one-year 1850 -- 51 term describe it as a period of nativist strife. Barker lived for eleven years after leaving the mayoralty and despite a number of additional attempts, never again held public office, he was in his mid-fifties at the time of his decapitation in a train accident in the neighboring town of Manchester. Interment was in Allegheny Cemetery