Mary Steenburgen, Young 'Melvin And Howard' Actress, Then And Now

By Cyn Felthousen-Post
Mary Steenburgen. Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images

Mary Steenburgen is an Oscar-winning actress who had early successes with Goin' South (1978), Time After Time (1979), Melvin And Howard (1980) and Ragtime (1981), and has been a regular presence in movies ever since, usually -- though not always -- in supporting roles. In the second half of her 40-plus year career, she has worked more frequently in television. Steenburgen's Hollywood life is also notable for her two marriages to famous actors: Malcolm McDowell, whom she met while making Time After Time, and sitcom star Ted Danson.