Her role of Pansy in Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits (1981) followed.In 1982, Duvall narrated, hosted and was executive producer of the children's television program Faerie Tale Theatre.Merry Christmas, on which Duvall sings Christmas songs.
Shelley Duvall is like a precious piece of china with a tinkling personality.
She looks and sounds like almost nobody else, and if it is true that she was born to play the character Olive Oyl (and does so in Altman's new musical Popeye), it is also true that she has possibly played more really different kinds of characters than almost any other young actress of the 1970s.
The film’s script was changed so often that Nicholson stopped reading each draft.
Kubrick intentionally isolated Duvall and argued with her often.
Scott Fitzgerald’s short story Bernice Bobs Her Hair.
She also hosted an evening of Saturday Night Live and appeared in 5 sketches: "Programming Change," "Video Vixens," "Night of the Moonies," "Van Arguments" and "Goodnights." In 1977, Duvall starred as Mildred "Millie" Lammoreaux in Altman's 3 Women.In 1985, she created Tall Tales & Legends, another one-hour anthology series for Showtime, which featured adaptations of American folk tales.As with Faerie Tale Theatre, the series starred well-known Hollywood actors with Duvall as host, executive producer, and occasional guest star.Duvall began her career appearing in various Robert Altman films in the 1970s, including Brewster Mc Cloud (1970), Mc Cabe & Mrs.Miller (1971), Thieves Like Us (1974), Nashville (1975), and 3 Women (1977), which won her the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress and a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress.She starred in seven episodes of the series; "Rumpelstiltskin" (1983), "Rapunzel" (1983), "The Nightingale" (1983), "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1984), "Puss in Boots" (1985), and "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp" (1986).