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Notable Arkie: Mary Lambert

Notable Arkie: Mary Lambert was born in Helena, the daughter of Martha Kelly and Jordan Bennett Lambert III. Her younger sister is former U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln.

 Lambert directed Chris Isaak's first music video “Dancin'” and Janet Jackson's “Nasty” and “Control” music videos. She also directed videos for Annie Lennox, Mick Jagger, The Go-Go's, Whitney Houston, Alison Krauss, Live, Mötley Crüe, Queensrÿche, Sting, Debbie Harry and Tom Tom Club among others. She directed many of Madonna's early videos including “Borderline,” “Like a Virgin,” “Material Girl,” “La Isla Bonita”, and “Like a Prayer.” In 1987 she released her debut feature, the stylish and controversial “Siesta,” starring Ellen Barkin and Jodie Foster. It was nominated for the Independent Film Project Spirit Award for best first feature. Lambert is perhaps best known to horror fans for directing the 1989 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “Pet Sematary” and its sequel, “Pet Sematary Two.” Lambert directed 2005’s “Urban Legends: Bloody Mary” and the 2011 campy Syfy horror film “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid” starring Debbie Gibson and Tiffany. She directed the 1993 Digital Pictures FMV video game Double Switch. Her most recent film was 2014’s “Presumed Dead in Paradise.” And here’s a funny tidbit! There’s another Mary Lambert out there (a singer from Seattle) and get a load of this: Madonna’s “Like a Prayer,” video directed by Mary Lambert the director, was number one when Mary Lambert the singer was born in 1989. Learn more about this famous Arkansan at her website. Here's a link to Mary's YouTube playlist featuring many of her music videos.