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Anne Ramsey (1929–1988)


American character actress Anne Ramsey was quite busy in the 1980s despite being in her later years at the time. It wasn't until quite late in her life that Ramsey pursued an acting career in motion pictures. Ramsey was born Anne Mobley in Omaha, Nebraska, to Eleanor (Smith), a national treasurer of the Girl Scouts, and Nathan Mobley, an insurance ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

The Goonies
The Goonies Mama Fratelli
(1985)
Deadly Friend
Deadly Friend Elvira Parker
(1986)
Scrooged
Scrooged Woman in Shelter
(1988)

Filmography

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 1989 Homer and Eddie
Edna
 1989 Another Chance
Leadlady
 1989 Meet the Hollowheads
Babbleaxe
 1988 Scrooged
Woman in Shelter
 1988 The River Pirates
The Hag
 1988 Doctor Hackenstein
Ruby Rhodes
 1988 ALF (TV Series)
Ethel Buttonwood
- You Ain't Nothin' But a Hound Dog (1988) ... Ethel Buttonwood
 1987 Trying Times (TV Series)
Gypsy
- Bedtime Story (1987) ... Gypsy
 1987 Weeds
Mom Umstetter
 1987 Love at Stake
Old Witch
 1986 Deadly Friend
Elvira Parker
 1986 Say Yes
Major
 1986 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Crossing Guard
- Killer K.I.T.T. (1986) ... Crossing Guard
 1985 Night Court (TV Series)
Edna Sneer
- Halloween, Too (1985) ... Edna Sneer
 1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Mrs. Scalisi
- Blues in the Night (1985) ... Mrs. Scalisi
 1985 The Goonies
Mama Fratelli
 1984 The Killers
First Ragpicker
 1984 Family Ties (TV Series)
Mrs. Warfield
- Help Wanted (1984) ... Mrs. Warfield
 1984 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Bag Lady
- The Murder of Sherlock Holmes (1984) ... Bag Lady
 1984 Getting Physical (TV Movie)
Lady at Police Station
 1984 The Seduction of Gina (TV Movie)
Woman on Bus
 1983 Manimal (TV Series)
Referee
- Scrimshaw (1983) ... Referee
 1983 Three's Company (TV Series)
Woman at the ATM
- The Money Machine (1983) ... Woman at the ATM
 1983 Herndon (TV Movie)
Miss Helter
 1983 I Want to Live (TV Movie)
Matron
 1979-1982 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Killer / Lady
- Death Row: Part 2 (1982) ... Killer
- Fire Show (1979) ... Lady
 1982 Class Reunion
Mrs. Tabazooski
 1982 Marian Rose White (TV Movie)
Teacher
 1981 A Small Killing (TV Movie)
Doris
 1981 Honky Tonk Freeway
TV Chef (uncredited)
 1981 The Killing of Randy Webster (TV Movie)
Landlady (Martha Dodson)
 1980 Any Which Way You Can
Loretta Quince
 1980 Marilyn: The Untold Story (TV Movie)
 1980 The Black Marble
Bessie Callahan
 1980 White Mama (TV Movie)
Heavy Charm
 1979 CHiPs (TV Series)
Nurse Betty Jo
- Hot Wheels (1979) ... Nurse Betty Jo
 1979 Blind Ambition (TV Mini-Series)
- Part IV (1979)
- Part III (1979)
- Part II (1979)
- Part I (1979)
 1979 When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?
Rhea Childress
 1979 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Evon / Gertrude
- Birds of a Feather (1979) ... Evon / Gertrude
 1978 The Gift of Love (TV Movie)
Maeve O'Halloran
 1978 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Nurse
- A Home Run for Love (1978) ... Nurse
 1978 Goin' South
Spinster #2
 1978 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Mrs. Schiller
- As Long as We're Together: Part 1 (1978) ... Mrs. Schiller
 1975-1977 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Connie / Taxi Cab Driver
- The New Original Wonder Woman (1975) ... Taxi Cab Driver
 1977 Fun with Dick and Jane
Employment Applicant
 1976 The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (TV Movie)
Rachel
 1976 Delvecchio (TV Series)
Mrs. Bellows
- The Silent Prey (1976) ... Mrs. Bellows
 1976 Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway (TV Movie)
Librarian
 1976 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Henry's Wife
- Hellride (1976) ... Henry's Wife
 1976 From Noon Till Three
Massive Woman
 1976 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series)
Sister Bernadette
- Episode #1.24 (1976) ... Sister Bernadette (as Ann Ramsey)
 1974 The Law (TV Movie)
Eleanor Bleisch
 1974 For Pete's Sake
Telephone Lady
 1974 Rhinoceros
Lady with Cat
 1973 The Third Girl from the Left (TV Movie)
Madeline
 1973 Columbo (TV Series)
Rough Masseuse
- Lovely But Lethal (1973) ... Rough Masseuse (uncredited)
 1972 Banyon (TV Series)
Mrs. Hendricks
- Just Once (1972) ... Mrs. Hendricks
 1972 Up the Sandbox
Battleaxe
 1972 Ironside (TV Series)
Motel Manager
- Riddle Me Death (1972) ... Motel Manager
 1972 The New Centurions
Wife of Crazy Man (uncredited)
 1971 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Mrs. Foxx
- The Strange Secret of Yermo Hill (1971) ... Mrs. Foxx
 1971 The Sporting Club
Scott's Wife
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Alternate Names:

Ann Ramsey

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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[on her role as Momma in Throw Momma from the Train (1987)] My own mother was ill late in her life and became irritable and impatient. She was very demanding and I found some elements in her for Momma. But I've never known anyone as rude and awful as Momma Lift. So I made her a composite of some of the traits I saw in women when I was younger and used to people-watch in Grand Central and ... See more »

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Daughter of a successful insurance executive and his wife who was a descendant of the Pilgrims, she attended exclusive schools in Connecticut and made her debut the same season as Jacqueline Bouvier, the future Mrs. John F. Kennedy. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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