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Michael Learned


Four-time Best Actress Emmy Award winner Michael Learned was born on April 9, 1939 in Washington, D.C. The oldest of six daughters of a U.S. State Department employee, she was raised on her family's farm in Connecticut. The family moved to Austria when she was age 11, and it was while attending boarding school in England that she fell in love with... See full bio »
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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Waltons
The Waltons Olivia Walton
(1972-1979)
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
(1993)
Nurse
Nurse Mary Benjamin
(1981-1982)
A Christmas Without Snow
(1980)

Filmography

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 2017 Life Interrupted (TV Movie)
Marni Woodworth
 2014 The Parcel (Short)
Beverly
 2014/I Unplugged (Short)
Grandma Katie
 2013 After Life
Gloria
 2011 Mr. Sunshine (TV Series)
Maggie
- The Best Man (2011) ... Maggie
 2009 Cold Case (TV Series)
Louise Patterson '09
- WASP (2009) ... Louise Patterson '09
 2006-2009 Scrubs (TV Series)
Mrs. Wilk
- My Finale: Part 2 (2009) ... Mrs. Wilk (uncredited)
- My Five Stages (2006) ... Mrs. Wilk
- My Cabbage (2006) ... Mrs. Wilk
- My Half-Acre (2006) ... Mrs. Wilk
 2007 The Killer (Short)
The Innkeeper
 2005 Lethal Eviction
Elsa
 2005 All My Children (TV Series)
Judge Turner
- Episode #1.9044 (2005) ... Judge Turner
 2005 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Hon. Judge Turner
- Episode #1.9360 (2005) ... Hon. Judge Turner
- Episode #1.9359 (2005) ... Hon. Judge Turner
 2005 Loggerheads
Sheridan
 2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Candace Lamerly
- Privilege (2003) ... Candace Lamerly
 2000 For the Love of May (Short)
Mary Lou
 2000 Pensacola: Wings of Gold (TV Series)
Congresswoman Benedict
- Article 32 (2000) ... Congresswoman Benedict
 1998 A Father for Brittany (TV Movie)
Edna Humphreys
 1998 Promised Land (TV Series)
Dolly Carstens
- The Secret of Bluestem (1998) ... Dolly Carstens
 1998 Profiler (TV Series)
Helen Waters
- Ties That Bind (1998) ... Helen Waters
- Birthright (1998) ... Helen Waters
- Victims of Victims (1998) ... Helen Waters
 1997 The Alarmist
Beth Hudler
 1997 A Walton Easter (TV Movie)
Olivia Walton
 1995 The Secret World of Alex Mack (TV Series)
Ghost of Paradise Valley
- The Secret (1995) ... Ghost of Paradise Valley
 1995 A Walton Wedding (TV Movie)
Olivia Walton
 1993 Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Vivian Emery
 1992 Mattie's Waltz (TV Movie)
Mattie
 1991 Keeping Secrets (TV Movie)
Marion Mahoney
 1991 Aftermath: A Test of Love (TV Movie)
Irene
 1990 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Rachel
- Point of No Return (1990) ... Rachel
- Dead Right (1990) ... Rachel
 1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Maria Hudson
- Trevor Hudson's Legacy (1989) ... Maria Hudson
 1988 Roots: The Gift (TV Movie)
Amelia Parker
 1988 Hothouse (TV Series)
Dr. Marie Teller
- 'Love and Taxes' (1988) ... Dr. Marie Teller
- His Mother (1988) ... Dr. Marie Teller
- Nancy: Part 2 (1988) ... Dr. Marie Teller
- Nancy: Part 1 (1988) ... Dr. Marie Teller
- The Actress (1988) ... Dr. Marie Teller
 1987 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Kate Keller
- All My Sons (1987) ... Kate Keller
 1987 Mercy or Murder? (TV Movie)
Skipper
 1986 Picnic (TV Movie)
Rosemary Sidney
 1986 A Deadly Business (TV Movie)
Ann
 1986 Power
Governor Andrea Stannard, Washington
 1984 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Sister Millicent Domenica
- Playing God: Part 2 (1984) ... Sister Millicent Domenica
- Playing God: Part 1 (1984) ... Sister Millicent Domenica
 1984 The Parade (TV Movie)
Rachel Kirby
 1980 A Christmas Without Snow (TV Movie)
Zoe Jensen
 1980 Touched by Love
Dr. Bell
 1980 Off the Minnesota Strip (TV Movie)
Hughlene Johansen
 1980 Nurse (TV Movie)
Mary Benjamin
 1978 Little Mo (TV Movie)
Eleanor 'Teach' Tennant
 1976 Widow (TV Movie)
Lynn Caine
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Linda Keitlinger
- Love, Mabel (1974) ... Linda Keitlinger
 1974 It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy (TV Movie)
Janet Walters
 1974 Hurricane (TV Movie)
Lee Jackson
 1973-1974 Insight (TV Series)
Sister Janet
- Skid Row (1974) ... Sister Janet
- Bloodstrike (1973) ... Sister Janet
 1973 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
May Lassiter / Mike Yardner
- A Game of Death... An Act of Love: Part 2 (1973) ... May Lassiter
 1968 Wojeck (TV Series)
Nina Eden
- Swing Low, Sweet Chariot: Part 2 (1968) ... Nina Eden
- Swing Low, Sweet Chariot: Part 1 (1968) ... Nina Eden
 1963-1964 Playdate (TV Series)
Kate / Leonie Delt
- The Man Who Could Find Things (1964) ... Kate
- A Suitable Case for Treatment (1963) ... Leonie Delt
 1961-1964 Festival (TV Series)
Sarah Undershaft / Eliante / Cariola / ...
- Major Barbara (1964) ... Sarah Undershaft
- The Slave of Truth (1963) ... Eliante
- Great Expectations (1961) ... Estella
- The Three Sisters (1961) ... Irena
 1963 The Other Man (TV Mini-Series)
 1961 Encounter (TV Series)
Angelina
- Three to Get Married (1961) ... Angelina
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(January 2 to February 24, 1996) She acted in Edward Albee's play, "Three Tall Women," at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Marian Seldes and Christina Rouner in the cast. Lawrence Sacharow was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Miss Michael Learned

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Trivia:

She was originally billed "Miss Michael Learned" on The Waltons (1971) not out of ego or demand, but for the simple fact that Ms. Learned was unknown to the public at the time she won the role of Olivia and the powers that be did not want the audience to be confused about her gender. See more »

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