View Full Version : Friends and Neighbors Worry About the Deteriorating Mental Health of Shelly Duvall


Brian Damage
08-30-2009, 09:33 PM
Friends and neighbors are coming forward about the mental state of Shelley Duvall, who co-starred opposite Jack Nicholson in "The Shining" and Robin Williams in "Popeye."

Several Blanco, Texas residents have voiced their concerns for the actress because she spends night after night patrolling her backyard, convinced her home is a portal for aliens.

One local told said, "Shelley is such a tragic soul. I feel terrible for her and wish someone could step in and do something. She desperately needs help."

Many have spotted the 60-year-old Duvall, who hasn't acted since 2002, flashing her car lights in a bid to communicate with extra-terrestrials and "wandering around town... looking disheveled, strange and totally crazy."

Another local said, "She mutters to herself and talks about aliens living in her body."

And a local hardware supplier added, "One time she came in and asked for dirt and boards to block up a hole in her backyard because, she said, 'That's a portal into another dimension. That's where the aliens are coming in.'"


http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=14846&count=0

catlover79
08-30-2009, 09:36 PM
What a sad story...I hope it's not true.

Retro4Life
08-30-2009, 09:47 PM
Yeah that's horrible.

I remember Shelley's Showtime series "Faerie Tale Theater" and how creative it was. She always came off as a very sweet and talented lady.

catlover79
08-30-2009, 09:51 PM
It sounds a lot like what happened to Margot Kidder back in the 1990s.

Retro4Life
08-30-2009, 10:02 PM
Yeah it does. And if I'm not mistaken Margot is doing fine today so hopefully Ms. Duvall can get help for whatever is troubling her. :)

comedyfreak
08-30-2009, 11:02 PM
That is so sad to hear, I do hope she gets some help soon.

catlover79
08-30-2009, 11:07 PM
Yeah it does. And if I'm not mistaken Margot is doing fine today so hopefully Ms. Duvall can get help for whatever is troubling her. :)
I hope so, too. Last I heard, Margot Kidder was doing pretty well.

browneyes106
08-30-2009, 11:35 PM
Margot has said she has done well on medication for bipolar and depression.

catlover79
08-31-2009, 08:48 AM
Margot has said she has done well on medication for bipolar and depression.
That's great news. :D

sunshinefizzy
08-31-2009, 02:49 PM
If anything, it sounds to me like schizophrenia. It sounds too delusional to be manic depression or bipolar disorder (same thing, different name).

Whatever it is, I hope she finds help soon and has a supportive, loving group around her.