Beatrice Straight

American actress (1914-2001)

Beatrice Straight (August 2, 1914 – April 7, 2001) was an American actress. She played Dr. Lesh in the 1982 movie Poltergeist. She also played Louise in the 1976 movie Network. She also acted on television and on stage.

Straight was born in Old Westbury, New York. She died from Alzheimer's disease in Los Angeles.