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Alice Backes (1923–2007)

Alice Backes was born on May 17, 1923 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Alice Mayrine Backes. She was an actress, known for I Want to Live! (1958), The Cat from Outer Space (1978) and Bachelor Father (1957). She was married to Milton Citron. She died on March 15, 2007 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. See full bio »

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 1974-1997 Columbo (TV Series)
Harriet Jenkins / Mrs. Moyland
- A Trace of Murder (1997) ... Harriet Jenkins
- Negative Reaction (1974) ... Mrs. Moyland
 1988 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series)
Mrs. Meyers
- Braces (1988) ... Mrs. Meyers
 1984 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Judge
- Knight of the Chameleon (1984) ... Judge
 1984 This Is the Life (TV Series)
- Little Boy Lost (1984)
 1983 Amanda's (TV Series)
 1983 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Eleanor Pilburn
- The Newlywed Game (1983) ... Eleanor Pilburn
 1981 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Miss Louise Shawcross
- The Car (1981) ... Miss Louise Shawcross
 1980 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Lillian Bennoit
- Deadline for Murder (1980) ... Lillian Bennoit
 1979 The Best Place to Be (TV Movie)
Kitty Rawlings
 1978 The Cat from Outer Space
Farmer's Wife
 1978 Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid (TV Movie)
Miss Grantland
 1978 Switch (TV Series)
Librarian
- Three Blonde Mice (1978) ... Librarian
 1977 James at 16 (TV Series)
Middle Aged Woman
- Higher Ground (1977) ... Middle Aged Woman
 1977 Welcome Back, Kotter (TV Series)
Mrs. Hansen
- And Baby Makes Four: Part 3 (1977) ... Mrs. Hansen
 1977 Whatever Happened to Dobie Gillis? (TV Short)
Mrs. Lazlo
 1976 Baretta (TV Series)
Foley - Nurse
- Shoes (1976) ... Foley - Nurse
 1975 Fear on Trial (TV Movie)
 1975 Half a House
Dentist
 1975 Winner Take All (TV Movie)
 1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
Mrs. Shropell
- Firefall (1974) ... Mrs. Shropell
 1974 Maude (TV Series)
Woman
- The New Housekeeper (1974) ... Woman
 1974 The Man from Independence
Teacher
 1973-1974 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Estelle Graybill / Woman
- Sunburn (1974) ... Estelle Graybill
- Venice Division (1973) ... Woman
 1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Maggie
- Class of '40 (1974) ... Maggie
 1968-1973 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Mrs. Barnes / Woman
- Lucy and Joan Rivers Do Jury Duty (1973) ... Mrs. Barnes
- Lucy, the Matchmaker (1968) ... Woman
 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Ida
- The Pool House (1973) ... Ida
 1973 Mannix (TV Series)
Mrs. Oliver
- Search for a Whisper (1973) ... Mrs. Oliver
 1972 Room 222 (TV Series)
Mrs. Webster
- The Nichols Girl (1972) ... Mrs. Webster
 1972 Snowball Express
Miss Ogelvie
 1972 Women in Chains (TV Movie)
Mrs. Foster
 1970-1971 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Miss Pringle / Miss Fawcett
- The City Planner (1971) ... Miss Pringle
- Mike's Project (1970) ... Miss Pringle
- Goober's New Gas Station (1970) ... Miss Fawcett
 1970 Lancer (TV Series)
Mrs. Stafford
- The Experiment (1970) ... Mrs. Stafford
 1970 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Angela
- Goodbye, Cruel World (1970) ... Angela
 1969 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Agnes Albright
- Singles Only (1969) ... Agnes Albright
 1969 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Bertha Johnson
- Internal Affairs: Parolee (1969) ... Bertha Johnson
 1969 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series)
Mrs. Peterson
- Madam Candidate (1969) ... Mrs. Peterson
 1969 The Outsider (TV Series)
Telephone Operator
- The Flip Side (1969) ... Telephone Operator
 1968 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Housekeeper
- Deathtown (1968) ... Housekeeper
 1964-1966 Bewitched (TV Series)
June Foster / Betty
- The Girl with the Golden Nose (1966) ... Betty
- It's Magic (1965) ... June Foster
- Mother, Meet What's His Name (1964) ... June Foster
 1961-1966 Hazel (TV Series)
Clara / Miss Logan / Della
- The Perfect Boss (1966) ... Clara (uncredited)
- $285 by Saturday (1966) ... Clara
- Champagne Tony (1965) ... Miss Logan
- Dorothy's New Client (1961) ... Della
 1966 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Saleswoman
- The Last to Know (1966) ... Saleswoman
 1959-1966 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Mrs. McCracken / Mrs. Brandon
- No More Parties - Almost (1966) ... Mrs. McCracken
- The First Child (1959) ... Mrs. Brandon
 1959-1966 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Widow Folsome / Cora
- Sweet Billy, Singer of Songs (1966) ... Widow Folsome
- Tail to the Wind (1959) ... Cora
 1965 Barney (TV Movie)
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Maggie
- Mr. Governess (1965) ... Maggie
 1965 The Third Day
Nurse (uncredited)
 1965 The Glory Guys
Mrs. Doris Poole
 1963-1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Helen Fiske / The 2nd Doctor / Martha Hinchley / ...
- The Second Wife (1965) ... Helen Fiske
- Consider Her Ways (1964) ... The 2nd Doctor
- Bed of Roses (1964) ... Martha Hinchley
- The Jar (1964) ... Mrs. Tridden
- The Lonely Hours (1963) ... The Policewoman
 1965 The Munsters (TV Series)
Miss Fairchild
- Eddie's Nickname (1965) ... Miss Fairchild
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Millie
- Who Killed Rosie Sunset? (1965) ... Millie
 1963-1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Delphine Hostatter / Ada Meecham / Carrie
- The Wanda Snow Story (1965) ... Delphine Hostatter
- The Link Cheney Story (1964) ... Ada Meecham
- The Michael McGoo Story (1963) ... Carrie
 1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
Watkins
- Gambit by the Golden Gate (1965) ... Watkins
 1964 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Mrs. Carson
- Confounding Her Astronomers (1964) ... Mrs. Carson
 1964 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Miss Maxwell
- Hitch-Hiker to Mars (1964) ... Miss Maxwell
 1963 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Olive, the waitress
- Ernest T. Bass Joins the Army (1963) ... Olive, the waitress
 1962-1963 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Bride / Mother
- Jack Answers Request Letters (1963) ... Bride
- Jack and the Crying Cab Driver (1962) ... Mother
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Miss Simpson - The Grand Dame
- My Memorial for Finnegan (1963) ... Miss Simpson - The Grand Dame
 1962 The Virginian (TV Series)
Coralee Darby
- The Accomplice (1962) ... Coralee Darby
 1962 That Touch of Mink
Miriam (uncredited)
 1962 Outlaws (TV Series)
Mrs. Arbush
- All in a Day's Work (1962) ... Mrs. Arbush
 1959-1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Katy Sawyer / Mamie Schmidt / Miss Foss / ...
- The Unstoppable Gray Fox (1962) ... Katy Sawyer
- Louie and the Horseless Buggy (1961) ... Mamie Schmidt
- Journey to a Wedding (1960) ... Miss Foss
- The House of Truth (1959) ... Ann Linihan
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Jane
- Step Forward (1962) ... Jane
 1960-1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
Mrs. Williams / Alma Prager / Mrs. Margaret Marx
- Pandora's Box (1962) ... Mrs. Williams
- Night on the Town (1962) ... Alma Prager
- The Little Witness (1960) ... Mrs. Margaret Marx
 1962 Ichabod and Me (TV Series)
Mrs. Hoskins
- The Old Stowe Road (1962) ... Mrs. Hoskins
 1959-1962 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Miss Lawrence / Nurse
- Beaver, the Bunny (1962) ... Miss Lawrence
- The Tooth (1959) ... Nurse
 1961 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Mrs. Torrance
- The Sweet Kiss of Madness (1961) ... Mrs. Torrance
 1961 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Miss Ames
- Holiday Weekend (1961) ... Miss Ames (uncredited)
 1961 Bringing Up Buddy (TV Series)
Secretary
- Poppa's Memoirs (1961) ... Secretary
 1960 Thriller (TV Series)
Carolyn
- The Fatal Impulse (1960) ... Carolyn
 1960 Hennesey (TV Series)
Miss Dobbs / Ethel Peterson
- Tell It to the Chaplain (1960) ... Miss Dobbs
- Scarlet Woman in White (1960) ... Ethel Peterson
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
- End of a Dream (1960)
 1960 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Pauline
- The Sitter's Baby (1960) ... Pauline
 1959-1960 Startime (TV Series)
Aunt Pauline / Esther
- Incident at a Corner (1960) ... Aunt Pauline
- Cindy's Fella (1959) ... Esther
 1960 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Isabel Dent
- Mail Order Groom (1960) ... Isabel Dent (as Alice Backus)
 1959 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series)
Abigail Hollis
- Passenger to Mescalero (1959) ... Abigail Hollis
 1959 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Arlene
- Katy and Olive's Nervous Break-up (1959) ... Arlene
 1959 It Started with a Kiss
Sally Meriden
 1959 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Rumor (1959)
 1958-1959 Lux Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Dolman
- Boy on a Fence (1959)
- The Best House in the Valley (1958) ... Mrs. Dolman
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Jennifer Gifford
- Cheap Is Cheap (1959) ... Jennifer Gifford
 1958 I Want to Live!
Barbara, San Quentin Nurse
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Switchboard Operator / Maid
- Dead or Alive (1958) ... Switchboard Operator
- Day of Terror (1958) ... Maid
 1957-1958 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Vickie
- Bentley's Clubhouse (1958) ... Vickie
- Bentley's Prospective Son-In-Law (1958) ... Vickie
- Peter Falls in Love (1958) ... Vickie
- Woman of the House (1958) ... Vickie
- Bentley and the Social Worker (1958) ... Vickie
 1957 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Miss Small
- It's a Woman's World (1957) ... Miss Small
 1957 Date with the Angels (TV Series)
Mrs. Fletcher
- Catered Party (1957) ... Mrs. Fletcher
 1957 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series)
Woman in Drug Store
- The Editor (1957) ... Woman in Drug Store
 1957 Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal (TV Series)
- No Private Room (1957)
 1955 Medic (TV Series)
Miss Harris
- General Practitioner (1955) ... Miss Harris
 1954 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Claudia Blair
- Phantom at the Wedding (1954) ... Claudia Blair
 1953 The Twonky
Offended Phone Operator #1
 1952 Dragnet (TV Series)
Nurse Lenihan
- The Big Jump (1952) ... Nurse Lenihan
 1952 Gang Busters (TV Series)
Secretary
- The Dennis Case (1952) ... Secretary
 1948 Up in Central Park
Swedish Immigrant Girl (uncredited)
Show Show Self (3 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Other Works:

Appeared with Colonel Harland Sanders in a TV commercial for Kentucky Fried Chicken called "Lie Detector"

Alternate Names:

Alice Backus

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Trivia:

Served on the boards of AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists), SAG (Screen Actors Guild), Theater West and Pioneer Broadcasters. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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