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Dina Merrill


It would have been pretty darn difficult for actress Dina Merrill to have ever pulled off playing a commoner on stage, film or TV. She just had too much class. The epitome of poise and glamor, the New York-born socialite and celebrity was born in 1925 the daughter of financier E.F. Hutton, the founder of the Wall Street firm, and heiress Marjorie ... See full bio »
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 2009 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Woman in Courtroom (uncredited)
 2003 Shade
Dina
 2002 The Glow (TV Movie)
Phoebe Janusz
 2002 The Magnificent Ambersons (TV Movie)
Mrs. Johnson (as Dina Merrill-Hartley)
 2001 100 Centre Street (TV Series)
Judge Helen Randolph
- Bottlecaps (2001) ... Judge Helen Randolph
 2000 Meeting Genevieve (Short)
Mother
 1999 The Other Sister
Pucky (uncredited)
 1998 Mighty Joe Young
Society Woman
 1998 A Chance of Snow (TV Movie)
Merilee Parker
 1998 Vengeance Unlimited (TV Series)
Ellen Hayworth
- Ambition (1998) ... Ellen Hayworth
 1997 Something Borrowed, Something Blue (TV Movie)
Lydia D'Arcy, Monique's Mother
 1996 Roseanne (TV Series)
Doris
- Hoi Polloi Meets Hoiti Toiti (1996) ... Doris
 1996 Milk & Money
Ellen, David's Mother
 1995 The Nanny (TV Series)
Elizabeth Sheffield
- The Two Mrs. Sheffields (1995) ... Elizabeth Sheffield
 1993 Suture
Alice Jameson
 1993 Not in My Family (TV Movie)
Clair Worth
 1992 The Player
Celia
 1990-1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Annie Floret / Monica Douglas
- The Monte Carlo Murders (1992) ... Annie Floret
- Always a Thief (1990) ... Monica Douglas
 1991 True Colors
Joan Stiles
 1990 Fear
Catherine Tarr
 1989 Turn Back the Clock (TV Movie)
Maureen Dowd
 1988 Caddyshack II
Cynthia Young
 1986 Twisted
Nell Kempler
 1984-1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Jessica Cabot / Eleanor Blackwood
- Queen's Gambit (1986) ... Jessica Cabot
- Opening Moves (1986) ... Jessica Cabot
- Wedding (1984) ... Eleanor Blackwood
 1986 The Alan King Show (TV Movie)
Nan Cooper
 1984 Hot Pursuit (TV Series)
Estelle Modrian
- Identity Crisis (1984) ... Estelle Modrian
- Goodbye... I Love You (1984) ... Estelle Modrian
- Gillian (1984) ... Estelle Modrian
- Steel Trap (1984) ... Estelle Modrian
- Twilight Home (1984) ... Estelle Modrian
 1984 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Marjorie
- The Open Window (1984) ... Marjorie
 1983 The Brass Ring (TV Movie)
Mother
 1980 Matt and Jenny (TV Series)
Adelaide Alcott
- The Actress (1980) ... Adelaide Alcott
 1980 Just Tell Me What You Want
Connie Herschel
 1979 The Tenth Month (TV Movie)
Cele
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Hickinger
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... Mrs. Hickinger
 1978 A Wedding
Antoinette Goddard
 1977 The Greatest
Velvet Green
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Thelma March
- A Haunting We Will Go (1977) ... Thelma March
 1976 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Claire Garner
- Who's Who in Neverland (1976) ... Claire Garner
 1976 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Dr. Barbara Dalton
- Nine Dragons (1976) ... Dr. Barbara Dalton
 1976 Kingston: Confidential (TV Series)
Helen Martinson
- Kingston (1976) ... Helen Martinson
 1975 Switch (TV Series)
Luciana
- Kiss of Death (1975) ... Luciana
 1975 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Miss Harriet Manners
- The Adventure of the 12th Floor Express (1975) ... Miss Harriet Manners
 1975 The Meal
Kelly
 1974 Throw Out the Anchor!
Lindy Baker
 1974 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Anita
- Oscar in Love (1974) ... Anita
 1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Carol Brooks
- A Cry in the Night (1973) ... Dr. Carol Brooks
 1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Doris Hawthorne
- Murder by the Numbers (1973) ... Doris Hawthorne
 1973 Running Wild
Whit Colby
 1973 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Ruth Wilson (segment "Hatred Unto Death")
- Hatred Unto Death/How to Cure the Common Vampire (1973) ... Ruth Wilson (segment "Hatred Unto Death")
 1973 The Letters (TV Movie)
Penelope Parkington (The Parkingtons Episode)
 1972 Family Flight (TV Movie)
Florence Carlyle
 1965-1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Christine Minton / Jean Davis
- The Franklin Papers (1972) ... Christine Minton
- The Monster (1965) ... Jean Davis
 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones (TV Movie)
Mrs. Greher
 1971 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Madeline Calvert
- Angry Man (1971) ... Madeline Calvert
 1971 Medical Center (TV Series)
Ruth Marlowe
- Perfection of Vices (1971) ... Ruth Marlowe
 1971 The Virginian (TV Series)
Laura Duff
- The Angus Killer (1971) ... Laura Duff
 1969-1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Maggie Payden / Nancy Devlin
- The Glory Shouter (1970) ... Maggie Payden
- The Incomparable Connie Walker (1969) ... Nancy Devlin
 1970 Aru heishi no kake
Kelly Allen
 1969 The Lonely Profession (TV Movie)
Beatrice Savarona
 1969 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Meredyth
- The Controllers: Part 2 (1969) ... Meredyth
- The Controllers: Part 1 (1969) ... Meredyth
 1969 Seven in Darkness (TV Movie)
Emily Garth Pleasent
 1968 The Sunshine Patriot (TV Movie)
Brancie Hagen
 1968 Batman (TV Series)
Calamity Jan
- The Great Train Robbery (1968) ... Calamity Jan
- The Great Escape (1968) ... Calamity Jan
- Penguin's Clean Sweep (1968) ... Calamity Jan (uncredited)
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Caroline Willins
- East of the Equator (1967) ... Caroline Willins
 1967 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Ginny Weldon
- The Trap of Solid Gold (1967) ... Ginny Weldon
 1966 Bonanza (TV Series)
Susannah Clauson
- The Pursued: Part 2 (1966) ... Susannah Clauson
- The Pursued: Part 1 (1966) ... Susannah Clauson
 1966 Daktari (TV Series)
Janet Lorne
- Trail of the Cheetah (1966) ... Janet Lorne
 1966 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Capt. Patricia Bates
- Which Way the Wind Blows (1966) ... Capt. Patricia Bates
 1965 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Madeline Lorne
- The Tamarack Massacre Affair (1965) ... Madeline Lorne
 1963-1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Maralise / Joan Cowley
- The Game (1965) ... Maralise
- The Candidate (1963) ... Joan Cowley
 1965 I'll Take Sweden
Karin Granstedt
 1964-1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
Clothilde Bonheur / Kendall Frazier
- A Daring Step Backward (1965) ... Clothilde Bonheur
- The Personal Touch (1964) ... Kendall Frazier
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Jo Andrews
- The Gun (1964) ... Jo Andrews
 1964 Mickey (TV Series)
Angela
- Seaside Westside (1964) ... Angela
 1964 Rawhide (TV Series)
Lisa Temple
- Incident of the Gilded Goddess (1964) ... Lisa Temple
 1964 Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (TV Series)
Cameo
- Episode #2.14 (1964) ... Cameo
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Barrie Coleman
- Who Killed Mr. X? (1963) ... Barrie Coleman
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Rita Hall
- Everybody Knows You Left Me (1963) ... Rita Hall
 1963 The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Rita Behrens
 1962 The Expendables (TV Movie)
Barbara
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Laura
- Bonfire (1962) ... Laura
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Eve Emerson / Carol Manson
- The Court Martial of Captain Wycliff (1962) ... Mrs. Eve Emerson
- Obituary for Mr. X (1962) ... Carol Manson
 1962 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Aline Lincoln
- Murder Is a Private Affair (1962) ... Aline Lincoln
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Ruth Kingman
- So Dark the Night (1962) ... Ruth Kingman
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Evelyn LeFevre
- Oh, My Daughter (1962) ... Evelyn LeFevre
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Laura Hammond
- A Very Rough Sketch (1962) ... Laura Hammond
 1961 The Investigators (TV Series)
Valerie Corbin
- Style of Living (1961) ... Valerie Corbin
 1961 Westinghouse Presents: The Dispossessed (TV Movie)
Annette DeGrande
 1961 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Lisa Muller
- Brandenburg Gate (1961) ... Lisa Muller
 1961 Twenty Plus Two
Nicki Kovacs
 1961 The Young Savages
Karin Bell
 1961 Hong Kong (TV Series)
Helen Rowan Randolph
- Lady Godiva (1961) ... Helen Rowan Randolph
 1960 The Sundowners
Jean Halstead
 1960 BUtterfield 8
Emily Liggett
 1959-1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Laura Hudson / Julie
- Men in White (1960) ... Laura Hudson
- The Fallen Idol (1959) ... Julie
 1960 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Aline Lincoln
- Murder Is a Private Affair (1960) ... Aline Lincoln
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Laurette Harrington
- What Makes Sammy Run?: Part 2 (1959) ... Laurette Harrington
- What Makes Sammy Run?: Part 1 (1959) ... Laurette Harrington
 1959 Don't Give Up the Ship
Ens. Rita J. Benson
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Mary
- The Time of Your Life (1958) ... Mary
 1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Iris Farrar
- Spider Web (1958) ... Iris Farrar
 1957 Desk Set
Sylvia Blair
 1956 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Lieutenant Roxberry / Wac Lieutenant
- Bilko's War Against Culture (1956) ... Lieutenant Roxberry
- Bilko's Rest Cure (1956) ... Wac Lieutenant
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Sarah / Mrs. Neville
- The Center of the Maze (1956) ... Sarah
- Return to Cassino (1956) ... Mrs. Neville
 1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Marcia Mason
- A Place Full of Strangers (1955) ... Marcia Mason
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Other Works:

In 1964, she co-starred in an unsold pilot for a proposed ABC comedy series called "The Mickey Rooney Show" where he plays an ex-navy man who inherits a marina. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dina Merrill-Hartley
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In April 2005, she received a lifetime achievement award from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. See more »

Nickname:

Deenie

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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