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Mare Winningham: Jewgrass Darling

10/11/2007 5:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Best known for the '80s film "St. Elmo's Fire," Mare Winningham has gone from Brat Pack to Glatt pack! Winningham has combined her love of country/bluegrass music and her enthusiasm for Judaism to form a new sound known as -- Jewgrass! Oy vey, y'all!
Mare Winningham
The 48-year-old former shiksa was raised Catholic, and converted to Judaism five years ago. L'chaim! Earlier this year, Mare released an album of country/bluegrass/Jewish/folk songs entitled "Refuge Rock Sublime," which includes the tracks, "What Would David Do," "A Convert Jig" and the Israeli National Anthem,"Hatikva." Kenahorrah!

Mare brings her biblical twangs to L.A. tonight at Genghis Cohen, a Chinese restaurant/performance space in Hollywood. She now knows where to find good Chinese food.

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Kat    

She was nominated for best supporting actress in Georgia around 1994 or 1995. She won an Emmy for Amber Waves in 1980 for people who don't know who Mare is.

2515 days ago
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sandyduncansglasseye    

I love the hair! I miss the St. Elmo's Fire days...Demi, Ally, Mare, and even Molly..they were the 80s ladies...bring them all back in a prime time soap a la Dynasty and the world would be a better place.

2515 days ago
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Tangie    

As if--Isn't that kind of a rotton thing to say?

2515 days ago
19.

Becca    

She was on Grey's Anatomy also. Playing Susan Grey the step mother of Meredith. That's where I know her from...

2515 days ago
20.

mmm    

jewgrass has been around forever!!!!!! no breaking news here

2515 days ago
21.

Z    

who cares?

2515 days ago
22.

R. Kelly    

OY!

2515 days ago
23.

meowsoso    

She looks a bit like chef Gordon Ramsey from the tv show Kitchen Nightmares.

2515 days ago
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linny    

She is only two years older than me and looks like she could be my mom!
Get outta the sun, lady! Haven't ya heard it's bad for the skin?!

2515 days ago
25.

Leela    

I've always been a fan of Mare's. For you young un's going Mare who? she was also in Turner and Hooch, she played a vet and Tom Hank's love interest. Among other things she also made a couple of made for tv movies back in the 70's and sang in one them, I remember she could sing all right, nothing spectacular but not badly either. She was raised catholic? No wonder she had so many children. I agree about the picture, she's always had an unusual face but it really does look like the image has been altered. What's up with that?

2515 days ago
26.

Foodie    

Even if you have no idea who Mare is, go anyway just for the food...Genghis Cohen has the BEST No Name Duck... (yes, that's what it's called)... omg, crispy, melt-in-your-mouth skin and tender meat...I could spend all day just scarfing down the skin...great drinks, too, especially the Strawberry Avalanche... damn I'm getting hungry...

2515 days ago
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www.sugar-shoes.co.uk    

something is not right with her hair

2515 days ago
28.

Rockmelon    

Uh...what's with the hair? Looks like the "fall" we used to wear in the 70's; and that's where she should have left it.

2515 days ago
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brian withers    

Its britney's old 'oops' wig y'all

2515 days ago
30.

Diana    

Britney just called: She wants her weave back

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