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Also Known As: Died: August 22, 1991
Born: June 3, 1924 Cause of Death: Cancer
Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, CA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story, The (1996)
A documentary on the life of Al Hirschfeld, the most famous, recognizable caricaturist of this century. Filmmaker Susan W. Dryfoos explores the 93-year old artist's life and career through a compilation of interviews with those who have been his subjects, insights from his late wife, Dolly Haas, pri
Bed & Breakfast (1992)
A man washes ashore and is cared for by three women at a bed and breakfast, changing their lives.
Dying Young (1991)
When blue-collar Hilary becomes the live-in chemotherapy nurse for wealthy, secretive Victor, seeing the effects of the treatment on him gives her second thoughts about staying. When the patient confesses his love for her, she stays, and the couple decides to make the most of however much time they
Kaleidoscope (1990) as Margaret
A television movie based on Danielle Steel's novel "Kaleidoscope." A detective obeying a dying man's last wish tries to unravel the mystery of three sisters separated in childhood.
Those She Left Behind (1989) as Margaret Page
A television movie about a businessman struggling to rebuild his life and care for his newborn baby after his wife's death. Scott Grimes is ambivalent about starting a family, but his wife Sue's enthusiasm makes him feel more comfortable. When Sue dies in childbirth, Scott is devastated by the loss
Termini Station (1989) as Molly Dushane
A mother and daughter begin a new life in a Canadian mining town.
Obsessed (1988) as The Judge
A wealthy American businessman kills a divorced woman's son in a hit and run accident. When the law does not help the woman in her desire for justice, she takes matters into her own hands.
Bigfoot (1987)
A "Disney Sunday Movie" about two single parents who take their children on a camping vacation. When the two children get into danger, they are rescued by the giant Sasquatch, a legendary creature more commonly known as Bigfoot. When the creature is in danger of being captured and exploited, the chi
Anne of Avonlea (1987)
A four-hour sequel to the highly successful "Anne of Green Gables." Anne is now a teacher, argues with her old school rival, Gilbert, leaves Avonlea, and returns to marry Gilbert.
As Is (1986)
An adaptation of William M. Hoffman's critically lauded 1985 play about Rich, a successful young man who learns that he is stricken with AIDS. When his lover leaves him, his former lover returns to care for him. The play utilizes frequent soliloquies to reveal the emotions of the drama's participant
Between Two Women (1986) as Barbara Petherton
Colleen Dewhurst won an Emmy Award (as Outstanding Supporting Actress) for her starring role with Farrah Fawcett in this dramatic clash of wills between an overbearing, ex-opera diva mother and her schoolteacher daughter-in-law living under the same roof. The older woman is determined to retain her
Johnny Bull (1986)
A movie developed at the National Playwrights Conference of the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, about a lighthearted Cockney girl who discovers that life in America is not one big Doris Day movie when she joins her young American husband in a distressed mining town during the 1950s, and encounters ho
Anne of Green Gables (1986)
A four-part Canadian adaptation of L.M. Montgomery's classic novel for young people. An elderly bachelor and his spinster sister want to adopt an orphan to help with the farm chores. But the orphanage mistakenly sends a mischievous, talkative, headstrong girl.The drama relates the adventures of Anne
Boy Who Could Fly, The (1986)
After their father dies, Milly and Louis move to a new neighborhood with their mother. Milly becomes friends with Eric, the boy who lives next door. Eric is autistic and seems obsessed with flight, often climbing up to the roof and holding his arms out as if to fly. Before long, Milly comes to believe that Eric might actually possess an ability that no one else knows about.
Sword of Gideon (1986)
A group of five men are recruited to avenge the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre. The fictional treatment of Israel's actions describes the efforts of the team and questions the morality of revenge. The Sword of Gideon represents Israeli justice.
Good Fight: The Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War, The (1984) as Voice Of La Pasionaria (Dolores Ibarruri)
40,000 international volunteers signed on to fight against Franco, Hitler and Mussolini in the Spanish Civil War. Of this fighting force, 3200 were Americans who were sent to Spain to combat the rise of Fascism. Fighting to uphold firmly held ideals, five years before the United States entered World
Glitter Dome, The (1984)
Joseph Wambaugh's cop novel about two L.A. detectives who set out to crack the murder of a film mogul and get involved with Hollywood's seamier side -- from drug dealers and hustlers to kinking actresses and sadistic killers -- reunited amiable James Garner and his long-time TV sidekick Stuart Margo
The Dead Zone (1983)
A man awakens from a coma with the ability to see other people''''s futures.
Few Days in Weasel Creek, A (1981)
Serio-comic road movie about a feisty girl who sets out for California and hitches a ride for herself and her house trailer with a runaway farm boy and accompanies him on a side trip to visit his aunt in the Southern hamlet of Weasel Creek.
Perfect Match, A (1980)
A successful fashion designer who learns that she has a mysterious illness that threatens her life searches frantically for the one suitable donor for a bone marrow transplant -- the daughter she, as a teenager, had given up for adoption. John Sayles, whose reputation has grown through his cult film
Women's Room, The (1980)
Star-laden but sudsy adaptation of Marilyn French's feminist novel spanning the '50s and '60s, with Lee Remick as a troubled divorcee whose quest for fulfillment after dumping her caddish spouse (Ted Danson), the man she married while still in school, takes her back to college -- to the cheers of he
Escape (1980)
In TV's answer to "Midnight Express," Timothy Bottoms stars as real-life Dwight Worker, an American jailed in Mexico on drug charges, who, in a brazen, well-planned breakout, made what is claimed to be the only escape from Lecumberri Prison since Pancho Villa.
Tribute (1980)
A dying man strives to reconcile himself with his son whom he had previously abandoned.
Baby Comes Home (1980)
This sequel to "And Baby Makes Six" (1979) reunites Colleen Dewhurst and Warren Oates as the middle-aged couple who, having raised three children, become parents again and are forced to restructure their lives.
Final Assignment (1980) as Dr Valentine Ulanova
Death Penalty (1980) as Elaine Lipton
Strong-willed psychologist Colleen Dewhurst tries to rehabilitate a member of a street gang (David Labiosa, in his TV debut) who has been found guilty of the murder of two other teenagers in a playground rumble.
When a Stranger Calls (1979) as Tracy Fuller
High school student Jill Johnson is traumatized over an evening of babysitting by a caller who repeatedly asks, "Have you checked the children lately?" After notifying the police, Jill is told that the calls are coming from inside the house...
Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story (1979)
The real-life account of a deaf girl who overcomes her handicap to become one of Hollywood's top stunt-women and holder of the women's world land-speed record in a rocket-powered racing car. Colleen Dewhurst was Emmy Award-nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actress, and Lou Antonio was nominated as
And Baby Makes Six (1979)
A middle-aged couple with three grown children discover they soon will be parents once more and face a variety of emotional responses from family and friends. Timothy Hutton, on the brink of major screen stardom, is their teenaged son in this one, a sequel to which, "Baby Comes Home," turned up a year later.
Mary And Joseph (1979) as Elizabeth
A religious drama about Christ's parents, the events leading up to his birth, and the effect on the lives of the well-known Biblical figures of the time.
Ice Castles (1978)
A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater.
Annie Hall (1977)
A comedian and an aspiring singer try to overcome their neuroses and find happiness.
Story of Jacob and Joseph, The (1974)
A biblical drama, in two parts -- the tale of Jacob and Esau and the legend of Joseph and his brothers -- told by director Michael Cacoyannis in his first TV movie.
McQ (1974)
A police lieutenant tackles corruption when his best friend is killed.
Hands of Cormac Joyce, The (1972) as Mollie Joyce
The story of a proud fisherman off the Irish Coast who fights to save his land from an approaching storm as other villagers evacuate to the mainland.
The Cowboys (1972) as [Mrs.] Kate [Collingwood]
When his crew quits, a veteran cattleman trains schoolboys for the big drive.
The Last Run (1971) as Monique
An aging gangster insists on pulling one more job for the mob.
A Fine Madness (1966) as Dr. Vera Kropotkin
A womanizing poet falls into the hands of a psychiatrist with a straying wife.
Man on a String (1960) as Helen Benson
The CIA turns a Russian spy into a double agent.
The Nun's Story (1959) as Archangel
A headstrong girl fights the strictures of the Catholic church in Europe and the Belgian Congo.

Cast (special)

Carnegie Hall at 100: A Place of Dreams (1991)
A special commemorating Carnegie Hall's 100th year. Includes archival footage of legendary performances and interviews with many of the artists who have played there.
Helen Hayes: First Lady of the American Theatre (1991)
A documentary on the life and career of actress Helen Hayes. Friends and associates are interviewed and film clips of some of her performances are shown. Also includes an interview with Hayes. Airing as part of the PBS series, "American Masters."
National Memorial Day Concert (1990)
A musical program of popular works broadcast live from the Capitol's West Lawn in Washington, D.C. Commemorates Memorial Day and those who died in defense of the United States.
43rd Annual Tony Awards, The (1989)
Live broadcast of the 43rd Annual Tony Awards, presented by the American Theatre Wing and the League of American Theatres and Producers, honoring excellence in theater.
John Wayne Standing Tall (1989)
A documentary that chronicles John Wayne's life and career through movie clips, news footage and interviews.
Light of the Gods (1988) as Narration
A documentary following the evolution of Greek representational art from the 9th to the 5th century, B.C.
42nd Annual Tony Awards, The (1988)
Live broadcast from the Minskoff Theatre in New York City of the 42nd annual presentation of the Antoinette Perry (or "Tony") Awards honoring excellence in the Broadway theater. Scenes from works nominated in the Best Play category are enacted, including "A Walk in the Woods," "Joe Turner's Come and
40th Annual Tony Awards, The (1986)
The annual presentation of the American Theatre Wing's Antoinette Perry (or "Tony") Awards honoring excellence in the Broadway theater, broadcast live from the Minskoff Theatre in New York City. This year (1986) marks the twentieth time the Tony Awards have been presented on national television.
Making of "Anne of Green Gables", The (1986)
A behind-the scenes look at the making of the miniseries "Anne of Green Gables." This awfully short documentary explores the character of Anne Shirley and the actress who portrays her, Megan Follows.
Gian Carlo Menotti: The Musical Magician (1986)
A documentary portrait of the famous composer, Gian Carlo Menotti. Featured in the program are excerpts from his works and interviews with the composer, his friends and colleagues.
Night of 100 Stars II, The (1985)
A star-studded sequel to "The Night of 100 Stars." A celebrity benefit for the Actors Fund of America, featuring music, songs, dances and comedy. Three hundred and eight stars participated in a seven-hour marathon that was edited to three hours for television.
And Every Man Is Free: A Tribute to Langston Hughes (1984)
A documentary film honoring poet-playwright Langston Hughes. Excerpts from Hughes' writings are interpreted by by Colleen Dewhurst and Ossie Davis.
Portrait: Legend in Granite: The Vince Lombardi Story (1973) as Marie Lombardi
Based on the life of Vince Lombardi.
Price, The (1971) as Esther
The story, set in a condemned Manhattan brownstone, is a graphic portrait of bitter memories as seen through the eyes of two brothers who gather after sixteen years of separation to sell off the family heirlooms.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Guyana Tragedy: Story of Jim Jones (1980)
Then-relatively unknown Powers Boothe's dynamic performance as the charismatic self-styled preacher who led the settlers of Jonestown, Guyana, to mass suicide in 1978, won him the Emmy Award as Outstanding Actor. His appearance at the presentation ceremony as the only performer to show up (an actors
Studs Lonigan (1979) as Mary Lonigan
The television adaptation drawn from James T. Farrell's once-banned-for-being-oh-so-racy '30s trilogy ("Young Lonigan," "The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan" and "Judgment Day") about the struggles and growing pangs of a self-destructive Depression-era Chicago youth introduced to TV viewers the rough

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

A.D. (1985)
The plot of this miniseries picks up where NBC's 1977 miniseries, "Jesus of Nazareth," left off. Recreating the years following the death of Christ, the narrative depicts the opulence and decadence of Imperial Rome pitted against the activities of a determined group of Judeo-Christians armed only wi
Blue and the Gray, The (1982)
This sweeping Civil War saga that took eight hours to unfold (over three nights), adapted from historian Bruce Catton's book, has an all-star cast winding its way through fact and fiction, covering the period from 1859 to the Lincoln assassination. The two leads are Stacy Keach as the fictional Jona

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