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Merie Earle (1889–1984)

Merie Earle was born on May 13, 1889 in Morrow, Ohio, USA. She was an actress, known for Fatso (1980), Crazy Mama (1975) and Gaily, Gaily (1969). She died on November 4, 1984 in Glendale, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1983 Likely Stories, Vol. 3 (TV Series)
Miss Greg
 1983 Whiz Kids (TV Series)
Alma Harrison
- Programmed for Murder (1983) ... Alma Harrison
 1983 Alice (TV Series)
Grandma Sharples
- Come Back Little Sharples (1983) ... Grandma Sharples
 1983 Small & Frye (TV Series)
Sister Rita
- The Case of the Street of Silence (1983) ... Sister Rita
 1982 The Powers of Matthew Star (TV Series)
- The Triangle (1982) ... Grandma
 1981 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Mrs. Smithers
- Country Blues/Daddy's Little Girl/Jackpot (1981) ... Mrs. Smithers
 1981 CBS Children's Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Birdie
- The Haunting of Harrington House (1981) ... Miss Birdie (as Marie Earle)
 1981 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Lady #1
- Fifth Anniversary (1981) ... Lady #1
 1981 Going Ape!
Binocular Lady
 1980 Happy Days (TV Series)
Mrs. Frick - Teacher
- And the Winner Is... (1980) ... Mrs. Frick - Teacher
 1980 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Mrs. Butterworth
- Bah, Humbug (1980) ... Mrs. Butterworth
 1979 Valentine (TV Movie)
 1979 240-Robert (TV Series)
- Bank Job (1979) ... Sissie
- The Apology (1979) ... Sissie
 1979 Stockard Channing in Just Friends (TV Series)
Elderly Woman
- The Hollywood Syndrome (1979) ... Elderly Woman
 1978 Almost Summer
 1977-1978 CPO Sharkey (TV Series)
Mrs. Finch / Landlady
- The Even Couple (1978) ... Mrs. Finch
- Sharkey Finds Peace and Quiet (1977) ... Landlady
 1978 Last of the Good Guys (TV Movie)
 1978 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Woman (Mrs. Foster)
- Matters of Life and Death (1978) ... Woman (Mrs. Foster)
 1977 Mad Bull (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1977 All in the Family (TV Series)
Florence Talley
- Unequal Partners (1977) ... Florence Talley
 1977 Phyllis (TV Series)
- The Threat (1977) ... Wilma
 1976 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series)
The Old Woman
- Episode #2.5 (1976) ... The Old Woman (credit only)
- Episode #2.2 (1976) ... The Old Woman (uncredited)
 1976 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Old Lady
 1975 Doc (TV Series)
Miss Sykes
- Heal Thyself (1975) ... Miss Sykes
 1975 Crazy Mama
 1974 Summer School Teachers
 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series)
- The Christmas Party (1974) ... Meg
 1974 Dr. Max (TV Movie)
Mrs. Kredenza
 1970 Norwood
Grandma Whichcoat
 1967-1970 Green Acres (TV Series)
Sarah Hotchkiss Trendell / Sarah Hotchkiss / Old Lady
- Happy Birthday (1970) ... Sarah Hotchkiss
- The Picnic (1970) ... Old Lady
- The Birthday Gift (1969) ... Sarah Hotchkiss Trendell
- Home Is Where You Run Away From (1968) ... Sarah Hotchkiss Trendell
- A Kind Word for the President (1967) ... Sarah Hotchkiss Trendell
 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Grace (segment "Love and Grandma")
- Love and the Other Guy/Love and Grandma (1970) ... Grace (segment "Love and Grandma") (uncredited)
 1970 Bewitched (TV Series)
Old Lady
- Samantha's Lost Weekend (1970) ... Old Lady
 1969 Gaily, Gaily
 1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Saloon Woman
- Dead Wrong (1969) ... Saloon Woman (uncredited)
 1969 In Name Only (TV Movie)
 1968 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Rebecca's Mother
- The Great Tag-Team Match (1968) ... Rebecca's Mother
 1967 Fitzwilly
Elderly Shoplifter (uncredited)
 1967 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Martha Hughes
- Is This My Daughter? (1967) ... Martha Hughes
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Alternate Names:

Marie Earle | Merrie Earle

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Merie Earle was scheduled to make her Broadway debut at age 88 in the revival of Paul Zindel's Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds. Earle broke her hip during the pre-Broadway run in La Jolla. The show opened in March 1978. Although she didn't make it to Broadway, her name appears on the poster for the play along with those of Shelley Winters and Carol Kane. (Shayd) See more »

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