Colleen Dewhurst

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Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Rose Dewhurst

(1924-06-03)3 June 1924
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died22 August 1991(1991-08-22) (aged 67)
Years active1952–1991
  • James Vickery
    (m. 1947;div. 1960)
  • (m. 1960;div. 1965)
  • (m. 1967;div. 1972)
PartnerKen Marsolais (1975–1991; her death)
Children2, including Campbell Scott
11th President of the Actors' Equity Association
In office
1985 1991 (died in the office)


Films and television films

1959 The Nun's Story Archangel Gabriel (Sanatorium)
1960 Man on a String Helen Benson
1961The Foxestelevision film
1966 A Fine Madness Dr. Vera Kropotkin
1967The CrucibleElizabeth Proctortelevision film (adaptation of the play The Crucible )
1971The PriceEsther Franztelevision film
The Last Run Monique
1972 The Cowboys Kate
The Hands of Cormac Joyce Molly Joycetelevision film
1973Legend in GraniteMarie Lombardi
1974 Parker Addison, Philosopher Hostess
The Music School Hostess
McQ Myra
The Story of Jacob and Joseph Rebekahtelevision film
1975A Moon for the MisbegottenJosie Hogantelevision film (adaptation of the play A Moon for the Misbegotten )
1977 Annie Hall Mrs. Hall
1978 The Third Walker Kate Maclean
Ice Castles Beulah Smith
1979Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil StoryMrs. O'Neiltelevision film
When a Stranger Calls Tracy Fuller
And Baby Makes SixAnna Kramertelevision film
Mary and Joseph: A Story of FaithElizabeth
1980Death PenaltyElaine Lipton
EscapeLily Levinson
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Mrs. Myrtle Kennedytelevision miniseries
The Women's Room Valtelevision film (based on the book The Women's Room )
A Perfect MatchMeg Larsontelevision film
Baby Comes HomeAnna Kramer
Final Assignment Dr. Valentine Ulanova
Tribute Gladys Petrelli
1981A Few Days in Weasel CreekAunt Coratelevision film
1982Split Cherry TreeMother
Between Two Brotherstelevision film
1983Sometimes I WonderGrandma
The Dead Zone Henrietta Dodd
1984You Can't Take It with YouGrand Duchess Olga Katrinatelevision film (adaptation of the play You Can't Take It with You )
The Glitter Dome Lorna Dillmantelevision film
1985 Anne of Green Gables Marilla Cuthbert
1986 Between Two Women Barbara Petherton
Johnny BullMarie Kovacs
As Is Hospice Worker
The Boy Who Could Fly Mrs. Sherman
Sword of Gideon Golda Meir television film
1987 Hitting Home Judge
BigfootGladys Samco
Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel Marilla Cuthbert
1988Woman in the Wind
1989 Those She Left Behind Margaret Pagetelevision film
Termini Station Molly Dushane
1990 The Exorcist III Pazuzu Voice, Uncredited
Kaleidoscope Margarettelevision film
Lantern Hill Elizabeth
1991 Dying Young Estelle Whittier
Bed & Breakfast Ruth Welleslyfinal film role

Television work (excluding television films)

1957 Studio One teleplay: First Prize for Murder
1958 Kraft Television Theatre teleplay: Presumption of Innocence
Decoy Taffyepisode: "Deadly Corridor"
DuPont Show of the Month teleplay: The Count of Monte Cristo
1959Aldonza/Dulcineateleplay: I, Don Quixote
Play of the Week Mordeen Saul / Womanteleplays: Burning Bright ; Medea
The United States Steel Hour Vera Brandonteleplay: The Hours Before Dawn
1961 Play of the Week teleplays: No Exit ; The Indifferent Lover
Ben Casey Phyllis Andersepisode: "I Remember a Lemon Tree"
1962 The Eleventh Hour Joanne Novakepisode: "I Don't Belong in a White-Painted House"
The Virginian Celia Amesepisode: "The Executioners"
The Nurses Grace Miloepisode: "Fly, Shadow"
1963 The United States Steel Hour Francie Broderickteleplay: Night Run to the West
DuPont Show of the Month Karen Holtteleplay: Something to Hide
1964 East Side/West Side Shirleyepisode: "Nothing but the Half Truth"
1965 Dr. Kildare Eleanor Markhamepisode: "All Brides Should Be Beautiful"
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Nurse Ellen Hatchepisode: "Night Fever"
1966 The F.B.I. Amy Doucetteepisode: "The Baby Sitter"
The Big Valley Annie Mortonepisode: "A Day of Terror"
1971 ITV Sunday Night Theatre Mrs. Franzteleplay: The Price
Hallmark Hall of Fame
1972Molly Joyceteleplay: The Hands of Cormac Joyce
1973 Wide World Mystery Margery Landingepisode: "A Prowler in the Heart"
1979 Studs Lonigan Mary Loniganminiseries
1982 Quincy, M.E. Dr. Barbara Ludowepisode: "For Love of Joshua"
The Blue and the Gray Maggie Geyserminiseries
1983 Great Performances Red Queenteleplay: Alice in Wonderland
1984 Finder of Lost Loves Rachel Greenepisode: "Echoes"
The Love Boat Maudepisode: "Welcome Aboard: Part 1 and 2"
1985 A.D. Antoniaminiseries
1988 The Twilight Zone Hallie Parkerepisode: "There Was an Old Woman"
1989 Moonlighting Betty Russellepisode: "Take My Wife, for Example"
1989–1990 Murphy Brown Avery Brown Sr.3 episodes:
-"Brown Like Me: Part 1 and Part II" (1989)
-"Mama Said" (1989)
-"Bob & Murphy & Ted & Avery (1990)
1990–1992 Road to Avonlea Marilla Cuthbert4 episodes:
- "Of Corsets and Secrets and True, True Love"
-"The Materializing of Duncan McTavish"
-"The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's" and "Old Friends New Wounds (Marilla's Death)"


1952 Desire Under the Elms Neighbor
1956 Tamburlaine the Great Virgin of Memphis / Turkish Concubine
1957–1958 The Country Wife Mrs. Squeamish
1960 Caligula Caesonia
1960–1961 All the Way Home Mary Follet
1962Great Day in the MorningPhoebe Flaherty
1963–1964 The Ballad of the Sad Café Miss Amelia Evans
1967–1968 More Stately Mansions Sara
1970 The Good Woman of Setzuan Shen Te
1971 All Over The Mistress
1972 Mourning Becomes Electra Christine Mannon
1973–1974 A Moon for the Misbegotten Josie Hogan
1976 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Martha
1977–1978An Almost Perfect PersonIrene Porter
1982The Queen and the RebelsArgia
1983–1984 You Can't Take It with You Olga
1988 Long Day's Journey into Night Mary Cavan Tyrone
Ah, Wilderness! Essie Miller
1989–1990 Love Letters Melissa Gardner


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