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Dorothy Meyer (1924–1987)

A comedic mainstay on several sitcoms of the 1970s, she is best remembered for making a career out of playing wisecracking maids, neighbors, friends, nurses, and church ladies. The daughter of a Presbyterian minister, her childhood was spent on the Bible Belt where she appeared singing and acting in several religious themed productions. During ... See full bio »

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Known For

Cobra
Cobra Nurse #1
(1986)
Moving
Moving Grandma
(1988)
Roller Boogie
(1979)
The Greatest
The Greatest Odessa Clay
(1977)

Filmography

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 1988 Wildfire
Esther
 1988 Moving
Grandma
 1987 227 (TV Series)
Ruby Jenkins
- Happy Twentieth (1987) ... Ruby Jenkins
 1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Nurse O'Hanlon
- Deadline for Murder (1986) ... Nurse O'Hanlon
 1986 Cobra
Nurse #1
 1986 Hollywood Vice Squad
Heavyset Woman
 1985 Do You Remember Love (TV Movie)
Social Director
 1983-1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Witness / Cook
- Davenport in a Storm (1985) ... Witness
 1984 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
Sarah Banks
- Valentine (1984) ... Sarah Banks
 1983 Ryan's Four (TV Series)
- Ryan's Four (1983)
 1983 Newhart (TV Series)
Nurse
- Ricky Nelson, Up Your Nose (1983) ... Nurse
 1982 King's Crossing (TV Series)
Willa Bristol
- Strangers (1982) ... Willa Bristol
- One Afternoon (1982) ... Willa Bristol
- Family Reunion (1982) ... Willa Bristol
- The Home Front (1982) ... Willa Bristol
- Confusion by Cupid (1982) ... Willa Bristol
 1981 Whose Life Is It Anyway?
2nd Nurse
 1981 Flamingo Road (TV Series)
- Trapped (1981)
 1979 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Mrs. Keith
- The Dog Story (1979) ... Mrs. Keith
 1979 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Lady
- Gambling (1979) ... Lady
 1979 H.O.T.S.
Ezzetta
 1979 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
Hattie
- The Scavengers (1979) ... Hattie
 1978 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Cassie Kincaid
- Florence's Union (1978) ... Cassie Kincaid
 1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Mrs. Walters / Mrs. Marlowe
- Manchild on the Streets (1977) ... Mrs. Walters
- Starsky and Hutch Are Guilty (1977) ... Mrs. Marlowe
 1977 Sanford Arms (TV Series)
Sarah Calvin
- The Grandparents (1977) ... Sarah Calvin
 1977 Rafferty (TV Series)
Mrs. Greener
- A Point of View (1977) ... Mrs. Greener
 1977 Panic in Echo Park (TV Movie)
 1976 Having Babies (TV Movie)
Admitting Nurse
 1976 Helter Skelter (TV Movie)
Housekeeper
 1973-1975 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Aunt Flossie / Mrs. Walker
- Sanford and Rising Son (1975) ... Mrs. Walker
- Aunt Esther and Uncle Woodrow Pfftt... (1974) ... Aunt Flossie
- The Engagment (1973) ... Aunt Flossie
 1975 The Rookies (TV Series)
Nadine Brooks
- Reign of Terror (1975) ... Nadine Brooks
 1975 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
Shopper
- Pilot (1975) ... Shopper
 1975 Miles to Go Before I Sleep (TV Movie)
Hattie
 1975 Insight (TV Series)
Nora
- Hunger Knows My Name (1975) ... Nora
 1974 That's My Mama (TV Series)
Ruby Lester
- Mama Gets Fractured (1974) ... Ruby Lester
- Oscar's Affair (1974) ... Ruby Lester
- Mama Steps Out (1974) ... Ruby Lester
 1974 Airport 1975
Passenger (uncredited)
 1974 The Family Kovack (TV Movie)
Nurse
 1974 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Mrs. Green
- I've Promised You a Father: Part 2 (1974) ... Mrs. Green
 1973 A Dream for Christmas (TV Movie)
Cousin Clara (uncredited)
 1973 The Waltons (TV Series)
Mrs. Blankfort
- The Chicken Thief (1973) ... Mrs. Blankfort
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Woman
- Time of Terror (1972) ... Woman
 1972 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series)
Admissions Clerk
- The Spy (1972) ... Admissions Clerk
 1971 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Gloria's Mother
- The Green-Eyed Monster (1971) ... Gloria's Mother
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5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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She was a staunch liberal Democrat who strongly supported the presidencies of John F. Kennedy and Jimmy Carter. See more »

Nickname:

Dottie

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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