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Mariclare Costello

Mariclare Costello was born on February 3, 1936 in Peoria, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Ordinary People (1980), Indecent Proposal (1993) and The Execution of Private Slovik (1974). She was previously married to Allan Arbus. See full bio »

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Ordinary People
Indecent Proposal
Indecent Proposal David's Mother
The Execution of Private Slovik


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 2011 Assisted Loving (Video short)
 2002 Providence (TV Series)
Mrs. Norris
- Smoke and Mirrors (2002) ... Mrs. Norris
 2000 Shadow of the Blair Witch (TV Movie)
Kathy Patterson
 1999 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Dr. Singer
- An Impartial Bias (1999) ... Dr. Singer
 1998 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Mother Mary Catherine
- Memento Mori (1998) ... Mother Mary Catherine
 1997 High Tide (TV Series)
- Ghost Story (1997)
 1993 Indecent Proposal
David's Mother
 1990 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Sister Lillian
- Episode #1.1597 (1990) ... Sister Lillian
- Episode #1.1594 (1990) ... Sister Lillian
 1990 She Said No (TV Movie)
Susan Finn
 1990 Appearances (TV Movie)
 1990 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
- December Days (1990) ... Darlene
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Denise Peterson
- Off Duty (1988) ... Denise Peterson
 1987 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Kate Cummings
- Juvi (1987) ... Kate Cummings
 1987 American Harvest (TV Movie)
Mary Alice Duncan
 1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Cassie Latham Burns
- Powder Keg (1986) ... Cassie Latham Burns
 1985 Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story (TV Movie)
Ellen Mancini
 1984 Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story (TV Movie)
Jane Bladow
 1984 Fame (TV Series)
Mrs. Mendenhall
- Secrets (1984) ... Mrs. Mendenhall
 1983 Nightmares
Adele Cooney (segment "The Bishop of Battle")
 1982 Skeezer (TV Movie)
Barbara Thompson
 1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Anita Boyer
- Deep in the Hart of Dixieland (1982) ... Anita Boyer
 1979-1981 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Louise Larsen / Maxine Kintner
- Execution (1981) ... Louise Larsen
- Cop (1979) ... Maxine Kintner
 1981 Coward of the County (TV Movie)
 1980 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Helen Crane
- Portrait of Love (1980) ... Helen Crane
 1980 Ordinary People
 1980 All God's Children (TV Movie)
Winnie Naponic
 1980 The Boy Who Drank Too Much (TV Movie)
Mrs. Carpenter
 1980 Visions (TV Series)
 1979 NBC Special Treat (TV Series)
Kay Armstrong
- I Don't Know Who I Am (1979) ... Kay Armstrong
 1976-1979 Insight (TV Series)
- Cum Laude, Come Lonely (1976) ... Maggie
 1979 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Kay Wallace
- No Escape (1979) ... Kay Wallace
 1977-1978 The Fitzpatricks (TV Series)
Maggie Fitzpatrick
- Marijuana (1978) ... Maggie Fitzpatrick
- Runaway (1978) ... Maggie Fitzpatrick
- The New Fitzpatrick (1978) ... Maggie Fitzpatrick
- A Living Wage (1978) ... Maggie Fitzpatrick
- Say Goodbye to Buddy Bonkers (1977) ... Maggie Fitzpatrick
 1977 A Sensitive, Passionate Man (TV Movie)
Pat Morris
 1976 Raid on Entebbe (TV Movie)
Gabrielle Krieger
 1976 Sara (TV Series)
Julia Bailey
 1975 Conspiracy of Terror (TV Movie)
Mrs. Warnall
 1975 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
- The Deadlier Species (1975) ... Ruth
 1975 Sunshine (TV Series)
Social Worker
- White Bread and Margarine (1975) ... Social Worker
 1975 Harry O (TV Series)
- For the Love of Money (1975) ... Emily
 1974 After the Fall (TV Movie)
 1974 Amy Prentiss (TV Series)
Enid Feeny
- Baptism of Fire (1974) ... Enid Feeny
 1974 The Gun (TV Movie)
Beryl Strauss
 1974 The Execution of Private Slovik (TV Movie)
Antoinette Slovik
 1974 Kojak (TV Series)
Diane Gordon
- Death Is Not a Passing Grade (1974) ... Diane Gordon
 1972 Ironside (TV Series)
Mary Ellen Wells
- The Savage Sentry (1972) ... Mary Ellen Wells
 1970 Men at Law (TV Series)
Nancy Collins
- Murph Collins vs. Tomorrow (1970) ... Nancy Collins
 1970 Pound
Honky Killer's Wife
 1969 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
- The Attacker (1969)
 1967 The Tiger Makes Out
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Stage Play: Tartuffe. Comedy/farce. Written by Molière. Translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur. Incidental music by Lee Hoiby. Musical Director: David Amram. Directed by William Ball. ANTA Washington Square Theatre: 14 Jan 1965- 22 May 1965 (74 performances). Produced by Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center (under the direction of ... See more »


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Stepmother of Amy Arbus and Doon Arbus. See more »

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