Elizabeth Ann Cole
August 30, 1939
Ocala, Florida, U.S.
(m. 1962;div. 1965)
(m. 1966;div. 1972)
(m. 1975;div. 1981)
Elizabeth Ann Cole (born August 30, 1939), known professionally as Elizabeth Ashley, is an American actress of theatre, film, and television. She has been nominated for three Tony Awards, winning once in 1962 for Take Her, She's Mine . Ashley was also nominated for the BAFTA and Golden Globe awards for her performance in The Carpetbaggers (1964), and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1991 for Evening Shade . Elizabeth was a guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson 24 times. She appeared in several episodes of “In the Heat of the Night" as Maybelle Chesboro
Ashley was born Elizabeth Ann Cole in Ocala, Florida, to Lucille (née Ayer) and Arthur Kingman Cole,[ citation needed ] a music teacher, and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Ashley left Louisiana State University after her freshman year and moved to New York. She studied acting at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre there, supporting herself by working as the Jell-O pudding girl on a television program and as a showroom model.
Ashley won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for Take Her, She's Mine, then later starred as Corie in the original Broadway production of Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park (1963) and, later, as Maggie in a Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1974). She received Tony nominations for both performances.She appeared on Broadway as Dr. Livingstone in Agnes of God (1982) and was a replacement in the role of Mattie Fae during the original Broadway run of August: Osage County .
She has been featured in major motion pictures over five decades, including early roles in The Carpetbaggers (1964), Ship of Fools (1965), and The Third Day (1965). Her other film credits include The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker (1971), Rancho Deluxe (1975), Coma (1978), Paternity (1981), Dragnet (1987), and Vampire's Kiss (1989), and she starred as the villain in the controversial film Windows (1980). Her most recent film roles were as Diane Freed in Happiness (1998) and as Marg in the 2007 film The Cake Eaters .
She first appeared with Burt Reynolds in a 1969 season episode of Love American Style, then later in the movie Paternity in 1981, as a guest star in his television series B.L. Stryker in 1989, and finally as a cast member in his final television series, Evening Shade, from 1990 to 1994 as Aunt Frieda Evans. [ citation needed ]In 1991, this role garnered her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She was originally supposed to appear in the 1995 movie Mallrats , playing the governor of New Jersey; however, the entire sequence was cut and replaced.
Ashley had the role of Kate in Sandburg's Lincoln, a six-part dramatization that ran on NBC in the mid-1970s. 926 Her other television appearances include the 1987 miniseries The Two Mrs. Grenvilles , and guest roles in Ben Casey ; Route 66 ; Sam Benedict ; Stoney Burke ; The Six Million Dollar Man ; Family ; Miami Vice ; Caroline in the City ; Mission: Impossible ; Murder, She Wrote ; Dave's World ; Law & Order ; Law & Order: Special Victims Unit ; Touched by an Angel ; The Larry Sanders Show ; Homicide: Life on the Street ; Russian Doll ; and Better Things . She was featured in 14 episodes of the HBO series Treme as Aunt Mimi.:
Ashley's autobiography Actress: Postcards from the Road was published in a hardcover edition on June 1, 1978 by M. Evans & Co (now part of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group). A paperback publication followed on October 12, 1979 through Fawcett Publications.
Ashley is thrice divorced. Her first and second husbands were actors James Farentino and George Peppard.The latter was her leading man in her first movie, The Carpetbaggers (1964); the couple had a son, Christian (born 1968).
At 25, Ashley retired from acting "to make a home for my husband, see that he had his dinner on time, realize myself as a woman". She resumed her career four years later after the birth of Christian Peppard.
|1964||The Carpetbaggers||Monica Winthrop|
|1965||Ship of Fools||Jenny Brown|
|1965||The Third Day||Alexandria Mallory|
|1971||The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker||Nan|
|1975||Rancho Deluxe||Cora Brown|
|1975||92 in the Shade||Jeannie Carter|
|1976||The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday||Nancy Sue|
|1982||Split Image||Diana Stetson|
|1988||Vampire's Kiss||Dr. Glaser|
|1988||Dangerous Curves||Miss Reed|
|1989||A Man of Passion||Gloria|
|1996||Shoot the Moon||Mrs. Comstock|
|1997||Sleeping Together||Mrs. Tuccinini|
|1999||Just the Ticket||Mrs. Paliski|
|2001||Home Sweet Hoboken||Beth Flowers|
|2002||Hey Arnold!: The Movie||Mrs. Vitello (voice)|
|2007||The Cake Eaters||Marg Kaminski|
|2017||Just Getting Started||Lily|
|1961||The Defenders||Joyce Harkavy||"The Prowler"|
|1962||The Nurses||Barbara Bowers||"The Barbara Bowers Story"|
|1962||Ben Casey||Jane Brewster||"And Even Death Shall Die"|
|1963||Route 66||Maria Cardenas||"The Cage Around Maria"|
|1963||Sam Benedict||Cindy Messerman||"Season for Vengeance"|
|1963||Stoney Burke||Donna Weston||"Tigress by the Tail"|
|1966||Run for Your Life||Dina Fuller||"The Grotenberg Mask"|
|1966||Hawk||Donna||"H Is for a Dirty Letter"|
|1969||The Skirts of Happy Chance||Laddie Turnbow||TV film|
|1969||The File on Devlin||Sally Devlin||TV film|
|1970||Love, American Style||Penny Dunbar||"Love and the Banned Book"(with Burt Reynolds)|
|1970||The Virginian||Faith Andrews||"The West vs. Colonel MacKenzie"|
|1970||Medical Center||Anne Forley||"Brink of Doom"|
|1971||Insight||Sally||"The War of the Eggs"|
|1971||The Face of Fear||Sally Dillman||TV film|
|1971||Mission: Impossible||Lois Stoner||"Encounter"|
|1972||When Michael Calls||Helen Connelly||TV film|
|1972||Second Chance||Ellie Smith||TV film|
|1972||Ghost Story||Karen Dover||"At the Cradle Foot"|
|1972||The Heist||Diane Craddock||TV film|
|1972||Your Money or Your Wife||Laurel Plunkett||TV film|
|1973||Mission: Impossible||Andrea||"The Question"|
|1973||The Magician||Sally Baker||"Pilot"|
|1973||Police Story||Jannette Johnson||"Dangerous Games"|
|1973||The Six Million Dollar Man: The Solid Gold Kidnapping||Dr. Erica Bergner||TV film|
|1974||Mannix||Karen Winslow||"The Dark Hours"|
|1974||Ironside||Laura Keyes||"Close to Your Heart"|
|1974||The F.B.I.||Claire||"Diamond Run"|
|1975||Lincoln||Kate Chase Sprague||"Sad Figure, Laughing"|
|1976||One of My Wives Is Missing||Elizabeth Corban||TV film|
|1977||Family||Elizabeth Kraft||"Lovers and Strangers"|
|1977||The War Between the Tates||Erica Tate||TV film|
|1978||Tom and Joann||Joan Hammil||TV film|
|1978||A Fire in the Sky||Sharon Allan||TV film|
|1982||Saturday Night Live||Guest Host|
|1983||Freedom to Speak||Jane Addams / Dorothea Dix||TV miniseries|
|1983||Svengali||Eve Swiss||TV film|
|1984||He's Fired, She's Hired||Freddie Fox||TV film|
|1985||The Love Boat||Nancy Bricker||2 episodes|
|1985||Cagney & Lacey||Michelle Zal||"The Psychic"|
|1985||The Hitchhiker||Mrs. Baxter||"Out of the Night"|
|1987||The Two Mrs. Grenvilles||Babette Van Degan||TV miniseries|
|1987||Warm Hearts, Cold Feet||Blanche Webster||TV film|
|1987||Miami Vice||D.E.A. Agent Linda Colby||"Knock, Knock... Who's There?"|
|1988||Eisenhower and Lutz||Eleanor||"Pride and Prejudice"|
|1989||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Karen Lawson / Kate Lawson||"Mirror Mirror"|
|1989||B.L. Stryker||Althea Campbell||"Blues for Buder"|
|1989||Hunter||Felicia Green||"A Girl Named Hunter"|
|1989||American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts||Annie Sweeney||"The Rope"|
|1989||Murder, She Wrote||Vera Gerakaris||"Truck Stop"|
|1990||Blue Bayou||Lolly Fontenot||TV film|
|1990||Another World||Emma Frame Ordway||TV series|
|1990–1994||Evening Shade||Freida Evans||Main role|
|1991||Reason for Living: The Jill Ireland Story||Vicky||TV film|
|1991||Love and Curses... And All That Jazz||Emmalina||TV film|
|1992||In the Best Interest of the Children||Carla Scott||TV film|
|1993||The Larry Sanders Show||Elizabeth Ashley||"Off Camera"|
|1993||Harnessing Peacocks||Grandmother||TV film|
|1994||In the Heat of the Night||Maybelle Cheseboro||"Maybelle Returns"|
|1994||Law & Order||Gwen Young||"Second Opinion"|
|1995||The Buccaneers||Mrs. Closson||TV miniseries|
|1995||Burke's Law||Mary Burton||"Who Killed the Motor Car Maverick?"|
|1995||Women of the House||Elizabeth Ashley||"Women in Film"|
|1995||Murder, She Wrote||Emily Broussard Renwyck||"Big Easy Murder"|
|1995||Touched by an Angel||Sandy Latham||"Angels on the Air"|
|1996||Dave's World||Jeanette||"Double Fault"|
|1996||The Big Easy||Larissa Fontaine||"A Dead Man Is Hard to Find"|
|1996||All My Children||Madge Sinclair||TV series|
|1996||Hey Arnold!||Mrs. Vitello (voice)||"Arnold's Hat/Stoop Kid"|
|1996–97||Caroline in the City||Natalie Karinsky||"Caroline and Richard's Mom", "Caroline and the Bad Trip"|
|1997||The Ruth Rendell Mysteries||Margaret Lipton||"May and June: Part One"|
|1998||Hey Arnold!||Mrs. Vitello (voice)||"Part Time Friends/Biosquare"|
|1999||Homicide: Life on the Street||Madeline Pitt||"Truth Will Out"|
|1999||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Serena Benson||"Payback"|
|2010–2013||Treme||Aunt Mimi||Recurring role|
|2015||Understudies||Dotty Buggett||TV film|
|2019–present||Russian Doll||Ruth Brenner||Main Cast|
2019- The bold type, season 4 as Pam
George Peppard was an American actor. He is best remembered for his role as struggling writer Paul Varjak in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's, and for playing commando leader Col. John "Hannibal" Smith in the 1980s television series The A-Team.
Mary Margaret "Peggy" Cass was an American actress, comedian, game show panelist, and announcer. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for her performance in the 1958 film Auntie Mame.
Anne Hampton Potts is an American actress. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Corvette Summer (1978) and won a Genie Award for Heartaches (1981), before appearing in Ghostbusters (1984), Pretty in Pink (1986), Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986), Who's Harry Crumb? (1989), and Ghostbusters II (1989). She voiced Bo Peep in the Disney and Pixar animated films Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 2 (1999), and Toy Story 4 (2019).
Lee Ann Remick was an American actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for the film Days of Wine and Roses (1962), and for the 1966 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her Broadway theatre performance in Wait Until Dark.
Kim Stanley was an American actress, primarily in television and theatre, but with occasional film performances.
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is an American actress and singer. She made her Broadway debut in the 1980 revival of West Side Story, and went on to appear in the 1983 film Scarface as Al Pacino's character's sister, Gina Montana. For her role as Carmen in the 1986 film The Color of Money, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other film roles include The Abyss (1989), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), and The Perfect Storm (2000). In 2003, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the Broadway revival of Man of La Mancha.
Kathleen Doyle Bates is an American actress and director. She has been the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards.
Stockard Channing is an American actress. She is known for playing Betty Rizzo in the film Grease (1978) and First Lady Abbey Bartlet in the NBC television series The West Wing (1999–2006). She is also known for originating the role of Ouisa Kittredge in the stage and film versions of Six Degrees of Separation, the 1993 film version earned her an Academy Award Nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She was also one of two comic foils of The Number Painter on Sesame Street.
Carolyn Sue Jones was an American actress of television and film. Jones began her film career in the early 1950s, and by the end of the decade had achieved recognition with a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Bachelor Party (1957) and a Golden Globe Award as one of the most promising new actresses of 1959. Her film career continued for another 20 years. In 1964, she began playing the role of Morticia Addams in the original black and white television series The Addams Family.
Colleen Rose Dewhurst was a Canadian-American actress mostly known for theatre roles. She was a renowned interpreter of the works of Eugene O'Neill on the stage, and her career also encompassed film, early dramas on live television, and Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival. One of her last roles was playing Marilla Cuthbert in the Kevin Sullivan television adaptations of the Anne of Green Gables series, and her reprisal of the role in the subsequent TV series Road to Avonlea. Dewhurst won two Tony Awards and four Emmy Awards for her stage and television work.
Anne Revere was an American actress and a progressive member of the board of the Screen Actors' Guild. She was best known for her work on Broadway and her film portrayals of mothers in a series of critically acclaimed films. An outspoken critic of the House Un-American Activities Committee, her name appeared in Red Channels: The Report on Communist Influence in Radio and Television in 1950 and she was subsequently blacklisted.
Janet McTeer is an English actress. In 1997, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, the Olivier Award for Best Actress, and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play for her role as Nora in A Doll's House (1996–1997). She also won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Mary Jo Walker in the 1999 film Tumbleweeds, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Hubert Page in the 2011 film Albert Nobbs.
Jean Elizabeth Smart is an American actress. After beginning her career in regional theater in the Pacific Northwest, she appeared on Broadway in 1981 as Marlene Dietrich in the biographical play Piaf. Smart was later cast in a leading role as Charlene Frazier Stillfield on the CBS sitcom Designing Women, in which she starred from 1986 to 1991.
Amanda Michael Plummer is an American actress. She is known for her work on stage and for her roles in such films as Joe Versus the Volcano (1990), The Fisher King (1991), Pulp Fiction (1994), and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013). Plummer won a Tony Award in 1982 for her performance in Agnes of God.
Beulah Elizabeth Richardson, known professionally as Beah Richards, was an American actress of stage, screen, and television. She was also a poet, playwright, and author.
Barbara Barrie is an American actress and author.
Amy Marie Madigan is an American actress, producer, and singer. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1985 film Twice in a Lifetime. Her other film credits include Love Child (1982), Places in the Heart (1984), Field of Dreams (1989), Uncle Buck (1989), The Dark Half (1993), Pollock (2000), and Gone Baby Gone (2007). Madigan won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her portrayal of Sarah Weddington in the 1989 television film Roe vs. Wade.
Shirley Knight Hopkins was an American actress who appeared in more than 50 feature films, television films, television series, and Broadway and Off-Broadway productions in her career, playing leading and character roles. She was a member of the Actors Studio.
Elizabeth Allen was an American theatre, television, and film actress and singer whose 40-year career lasted from the mid-1950s through the mid-1990s, and included scores of TV episodes and six theatrical features, two of which were directed by John Ford.
Penelope Milford is an American stage and screen actress. She is best known for her role as Vi Munson in Coming Home (1978) for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also originated the role of Jenny Anderson in the Broadway musical Shenandoah, for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award in 1975.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Elizabeth Ashley .|