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Dinah Manoff

Dinah Manoff was born in New York City, New York, to screenwriter Arnold Manoff and actress, director, and writer Lee Grant. She began her professional career in the PBS production of "The Great Cherub Knitwear Strike". After subsequent guest appearances on various television series, she received a Tony Award in 1980 for her performance in the ... See full bio »
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 2003 A Carol Christmas (TV Movie)
Aunt Marla
 2002 State of Grace (TV Series)
Evelyn Rayburn
- Driving Miss Ida (2002) ... Evelyn Rayburn
- To Be Young at Heart (2002) ... Evelyn Rayburn
- Monkey Business (2002) ... Evelyn Rayburn
- Spy Games (2002) ... Evelyn Rayburn
- Dating Games (2002) ... Evelyn Rayburn
 2001 Zigs
 2000 The Lost Child (TV Movie)
 2000 The Amati Girls
 1998 George & Leo (TV Series)
- The Other Bookstore (1998) ... Mary
 1996 Cybill (TV Series)
Amy Fitzpatrick
- Going to Hell in a Limo: Part 2 (1996) ... Amy Fitzpatrick
- Going to Hell in a Limo: Part 1 (1996) ... Amy Fitzpatrick
 1995 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Callie Martin
- Interview with an Angel (1995) ... Callie Martin
 1993 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
- Newcomer (1993) ... Kelly
 1992-1993 Nurses (TV Series)
Carol Weston
 1992 Maid for Each Other (TV Movie)
Tibby Bloom
 1990 Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
Evelyn Whittacher
 1990 Babies (TV Movie)
 1989 Staying Together
Lois Cook
 1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway
Maud Milligan
 1989 The Cover Girl and the Cop (TV Movie)
Denise Danielovitch
 1988 Backfire
 1987 Brothers (TV Series)
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
- Sirens (1987) ... Franny
 1987 The Line (TV Movie)
Karen Cooper
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Jenny Coopersmith
- Murder in a Minor Key (1987) ... Jenny Coopersmith
 1986 Classified Love (TV Movie)
Theresa Leonetti
 1984 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Jane Tanton
- Fathers & Daughters (1984) ... Jane Tanton
 1984 Hot Pursuit (TV Series)
- Gillian (1984) ... Gillian
 1984 Night Court (TV Series)
Sister Sara Williams
- The Nun (1984) ... Sister Sara Williams
 1984 Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac (TV Movie)
Priscilla Tirado
 1984 Celebrity (TV Mini-Series)
Missy Craymore
- Part 3 (1984) ... Missy Craymore
- Part 1 (1984) ... Missy Craymore
 1984 The Seduction of Gina (TV Movie)
 1984 A Matter of Sex (TV Movie)
 1982 Table Settings (TV Movie)
 1982 I Ought to Be in Pictures
Libby Tucker
 1981 For Ladies Only (TV Movie)
Mary Louise
 1980 Ordinary People
 1979 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Joanie Hume
- Bomb (1979) ... Joanie Hume
 1979 $weepstake$ (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Maggie
 1978 Grease
 1978 Family (TV Series)
- Sleeping Gypsy (1978) ... Mara
 1977 The Possessed (TV Movie)
 1977 Night Drive (TV Movie)
Attendant's Girlfriend
 1976 Raid on Entebbe (TV Movie)
Rachel Sager
 1976 Visions (TV Series)
Gisella Farkas
- The Great Cherub Knitwear Strike (1976) ... Gisella Farkas
 1976 Welcome Back, Kotter (TV Series)
- Sadie Hawkins Day (1976) ... Charmaine
 1976 The Stronger (Short)
 1975 Everybody Rides the Carousel
Stage 7 (voice)
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In the film musical Grease (1978), Dinah managed to nab the plucky, sexpot role of "Marty Maraschino", despite the fact she lacked in dancing and singing skills. She faked her way through auditions and personality, alone, got her the part. Later, when it came down to doing the choreography, Dinah remained conveniently hidden in the background. See more »

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