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Alice Drummond (1928–2016)


Veteran character actress Alice Drummond was born May 21, 1928 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island to Sarah Irene (née Alker), a secretary, and Arthur Ruyter, an auto mechanic. She graduated from Pembroke College (Brown University) in 1950. She is best remembered as the frightened librarian at the beginning of Ghostbusters (1984), Ray Finkle's eccentric ... See full bio »

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 2011 Open House (Short)
Ruthie
 2010 Furry Vengeance
Mrs. Martin
 2009 After.Life
Mrs. Hutton
 2009/I Motherhood
Edith
 2008/I Doubt
Sister Veronica
 2008 Synecdoche, New York
Actress Playing Frances
 2008 Chronic Town
Elizabeth
 2007 Mitch Albom's For One More Day (TV Movie)
Rose
 2005 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Lydia Tuffalo
- The Ass Fat Jungle (2005) ... Lydia Tuffalo
 2005 The Honeymooners
Miss Benvenuti
 2004 The Jury (TV Series)
Hannah Francis
- The Honeymoon Suite (2004) ... Hannah Francis
 2004 House of D
Mrs. Brevoort
 2003 Pieces of April
Grandma Dottie
 2002 Ed (TV Series)
Mrs. Shroeder
- Memory Lane (2002) ... Mrs. Shroeder
 2001 The Rising Place
Aunt Millie
 2000 Spin City (TV Series)
Sondra Spencer
- Suffragette City (2000) ... Sondra Spencer
 2000 Joe Gould's Secret
Helen
 1999 Advice from a Caterpillar
Diner Grandmother
 1999 I'll Take You There
Stella
 1999 The Love Letter
Postal Clerk
 1999 Earthly Possessions (TV Movie)
Old Woman In Jalopy
 1999/I Just the Ticket
Lady with Cash
 1998 Trinity (TV Series)
Mrs. Bingham
- Pilot (1998) ... Mrs. Bingham
 1997 In & Out
Aunt Susan
 1997 Office Killer
Carlotta Douglas
 1997 'Til There Was You
Harriet
 1997 Commandments
Mrs. Mann
 1996 Just in Time (Short)
Edith
 1996 Cosby (TV Series)
Mrs. Bagley
- Neighborhood Watch (1996) ... Mrs. Bagley
 1996 Walking and Talking
Betsy
 1995 New York News (TV Series)
- Thin Line (1995)
 1995 Jeffrey
Grandma Rose
 1994 I.Q.
Dinner Guest
 1994 Nobody's Fool
Hattie
 1994 Law & Order (TV Series)
Zelda
- Mayhem (1994) ... Zelda
 1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Mrs. Finkle
 1994 Grace Under Fire (TV Series)
Nana Lil
- With This Ring (1994) ... Nana Lil
 1993 Money for Nothing
Mrs. Breen
 1993 Daybreak (TV Movie)
Anna
 1992 Frannie's Turn (TV Series)
Rosa Escobar
- Frannie and the Kitchen Sink (1992) ... Rosa Escobar
- Gentlemen, Wrap Your Guava (1992) ... Rosa Escobar
- How Do You Say Death in Spanish? (1992) ... Rosa Escobar
- Sex and Saints (1992) ... Rosa Escobar
- Money Talks, Olivia Walks (1992) ... Rosa Escobar
 1990-1991 Lenny (TV Series)
Mary Callahan
- One of Our Lubys Is Missing (1991) ... Mary Callahan
- It Ain't the Heat (1991) ... Mary Callahan
- Family Matters (1991) ... Mary Callahan
- Cold (1991) ... Mary Callahan
- A Fine Romance (1991) ... Mary Callahan
 1990 Awakenings
Lucy
 1990 Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
Carolyn (segment "Cat From Hell")
 1989 Nikki and Alexander (TV Movie)
Mrs Klein
 1989 Money, Power, Murder. (TV Movie)
Helen
 1989 Animal Behavior
Site Committee
 1989 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV Series)
Juror
- Here's a Major Organ Interlude (1989) ... Juror
 1988 Running on Empty
Mrs. Powell
 1988 Funny Farm
Mrs. Ethel Dinges
 1988 The House on Carroll Street
Woman at Hearing
 1988 Kate & Allie (TV Series)
Mrs. Rinde
- The Band Singer (1988) ... Mrs. Rinde
 1984-1987 Night Court (TV Series)
Alice Beeker / Mavis Tuttle
- Murder (1987) ... Alice Beeker
- Harry and the Rock Star (1984) ... Mavis Tuttle
 1986 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Kind Woman
- Nocturne (1986) ... Kind Woman
 1977-1984 Great Performances (TV Series)
Gay Wellington / Mrs. Varney
- You Can't Take It with You (1984) ... Gay Wellington
- Secret Service (1977) ... Mrs. Varney
 1984 Ghostbusters
Librarian
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Hiss's Secretary
- Concealed Enemies, Part I: Suspicion (1984) ... Hiss's Secretary
 1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Governor's Secretary
 1981 Love, Sidney (TV Series)
Tina
- Hello, Yetta (1981) ... Tina
 1981 Park Place (TV Series)
Frances Heine
- Crazy Judge (1981) ... Frances Heine
- Marooned (1981) ... Frances Heine
- Benign Neglect (1981) ... Frances Heine
- Revenge (1981) ... Frances Heine
 1981 Eyewitness
Mrs. Eunice Deever
 1980 Hide in Plain Sight
Mrs. Novack
 1979 Sanctuary of Fear (TV Movie)
Grace Barringer
 1978 King of the Gypsies
Zharko's Nurse
 1978 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Susie Simpson
- Episode #1.720 (1978) ... Susie Simpson
- Episode #1.719 (1978) ... Susie Simpson
- Episode #1.714 (1978) ... Susie Simpson
 1977 The Best of Families (TV Mini-Series)
Mabel Baldwin
 1977 Thieves
Mrs. Ramsey
 1974 Man on a Swing
Mrs. Dawson
 1973 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Loretta Jardin
- Episode #1.907 (1973) ... Loretta Jardin (credit only)
- Episode #1.873 (1973) ... Loretta Jardin (credit only)
- Episode #1.868 (1973) ... Loretta Jardin (credit only)
 1972 Particular Men (TV Movie)
Mrs. Ewing
 1970 Where's Poppa?
Woman in Elevator
 1970 New York Television Theatre (TV Series)
- The Sandbox (1970)
 1967 Dark Shadows (TV Series)
Nurse Jackson
- Episode #1.294 (1967) ... Nurse Jackson (uncredited)
- Episode #1.283 (1967) ... Nurse Jackson (uncredited)
- Episode #1.276 (1967) ... Nurse Jackson (uncredited)
- Episode #1.265 (1967) ... Nurse Jackson (uncredited)
 1962 The Dog Lover (Short)
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She acted in Tennessee Williams's play, "Sweet Bird of Youth," at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Lauren Bacall, James Grout, Frances Cuka, Simon Rouse, Geraldine Alexander, Colin Reese, and Michael Beck in the cast. Harold Pinter was director.

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Appeared in three films with Philip Seymour Hoffman: Nobody's Fool (1994), Doubt (2008) and Synecdoche, New York (2008). See more »

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