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Joan Copeland, the sister of famed playwright Arthur Miller, was a renowned actress in her own right. She made her name on Broadway, debuting there in 1945 to begin a career that lasted more than 60 years. She also had a long career on television, where she appeared in a number of that medium's most popular soap operas. She played scheming villain... See full bio »
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 2011 Love Is Like Life But Longer (Short)
Old nun
 2010 Mafia II (Video Game)
Mamma (voice)
 2005 Jonny Zero (TV Series)
Ms. Monroe
- Lost and Found (2005) ... Ms. Monroe
 2003 Brother Bear
Tanana (voice)
 2002 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Ramona Dwartz
- Death by Cycle (2002) ... Ramona Dwartz
 2000 The Audrey Hepburn Story (TV Movie)
Cathleen Nesbitt
 1998 The Adventures of Sebastian Cole
Grandmother Cole
 1998 The Object of My Affection
Madame Reynolds
 1997 The Peacemaker
Senator Helen Bevens
 1997 Jungle 2 Jungle
Mrs. Prelot
 1995 ER (TV Series)
Hanna Steiner
- A Miracle Happens Here (1995) ... Hanna Steiner
 1979-1995 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Selma Hanen / Gwendolyn 'Aunt Gwen' Lord Abbott
- Episode dated 2 June 1995 (1995) ... Selma Hanen
- Episode dated 1 June 1995 (1995) ... Selma Hanen
- Episode dated 31 May 1995 (1995) ... Selma Hanen
- Episode dated 12 November 1979 (1979) ... Gwendolyn 'Aunt Gwen' Lord Abbott
 1994 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Mrs. Thurmond
- Pilot (1994) ... Mrs. Thurmond
 1990 American Playhouse (TV Series)
 1990 Murder in Black and White (TV Movie)
Mrs. Finkelstein
 1989 Her Alibi
 1988 The Laser Man
Ruth Weiss
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
- Baby on Board (1988) ... Marion
 1987 Happy New Year
Sunny Felix
 1982 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Greta Aldrin
- Episode dated 24 December 1982 (1982) ... Greta Aldrin
 1982 A Little Sex
Kate's Mother Mrs. Harrison
 1981 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Mrs. Friedlander
- Pilot (1981) ... Mrs. Friedlander
 1981 Nurse (TV Series)
Beverly Thompson
- Best Friends (1981) ... Beverly Thompson
 1980 It's My Turn
 1977 Roseland
Pauline (The Hustle)
 1976 All in the Family (TV Series)
Elizabeth Tannen
- New Year's Wedding (1976) ... Elizabeth Tannen
 1974 How to Survive a Marriage (TV Series)
Monica Courtland (entire run)
 1970-1972 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Andrea Whiting
- Episode dated 18 January 1972 (1972) ... Andrea Whiting
- Episode dated 10 December 1971 (1971) ... Andrea Whiting
- Episode dated 3 July 1970 (1970) ... Andrea Whiting
 1970 The Reason Why (Short)
Charles's Wife (voice, uncredited)
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Phyllis Maxwell
- The Hidden Fury (1964) ... Phyllis Maxwell
 1964 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Joan Hollis
- Are Mothers People? (1964) ... Joan Hollis
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Beverly Lewine
- Don't Knock It Till You've Tried It (1962) ... Beverly Lewine
 1957-1962 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Patti Webster / Mrs. Crandall / Mrs. Hermann / ...
- Journey to Oblivion (1962) ... Patti Webster
- The Antique Swindle (1960) ... Mrs. Crandall
- The House of Flying Objects (1958) ... Mrs. Hermann
- Thirty Days to Reconsider (1958) ... Jane Middleton
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
 1960 The Iceman Cometh (TV Movie)
 1959 Middle of the Night
 1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Louise Carella
- The Eighty Seventh Precinct (1958) ... Louise Carella
- Killer's Choice (1958) ... Louise Carella
 1958 The Goddess
Alice Marie
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Mary Appleman (1959-1960)
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- The Half-Promised Land (1955) ... Nina
 1952-1953 The Web (TV Series)
- Kind Stranger (1953)
- Turn Back (1952)
 1953 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
- Believe (1953)
 1952 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Town (1952)
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Maggie Porter (1960-1962) / Kay Logan (1962-1963)
 1950 Suspense (TV Series)
Louisa Hackett
- Wisteria Cottage (1950) ... Louisa Hackett
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Stage: Appeared (as "Desdemona") in "Othello" on Broadway. Written by William Shakespeare. See more »

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Prominent actress of the Broadway stage for over six decades. She made her debut in "Romeo and Juliet" in 1945 and played Desdemona in "Othello" the following year. See more »

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