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Anita Morris (1943–1994)

Anita Rose Morris was born on March 14, 1943 in Durham, North Carolina, to Eloise (Chappell), who worked in the theater, and James Badgett Morris, a doctor. Among her many roles, the most prominent film role was as Carol Dodsworth in Ruthless People (1986), and for her sensual performance as Carla in the musical "Nine" opposite Raul Julia. While ... See full bio »

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 1993 Me and the Kid
Mrs. Feldman
 1993 Little Miss Millions
Sybil Lofton
 1993 Trade Winds (TV Mini-Series)
Contessa Laetitia Philips Gabetti
 1993 Major Dad (TV Series)
- Colonel of Truth (1993) ... Connie
 1992 A Different World (TV Series)
Joni Brooks
- White Christmas (1992) ... Joni Brooks
 1989-1992 Matlock (TV Series)
Elaine Genrich / Catherine McKay
- The Legacy (1992) ... Elaine Genrich
- The Star (1989) ... Catherine McKay
 1992 Melrose Place (TV Series)
Stella Rivers
- Burned (1992) ... Stella Rivers
 1991 Pros and Cons (TV Series)
- Murder Most Perfect (1991) ... Marge
 1991 Off and Running
 1991 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Fuchsia Monroe
- Spoiled (1991) ... Fuchsia Monroe
 1990 WIOU (TV Series)
Frances Frazier
- One Point, No Light (1990) ... Frances Frazier
 1990 Good Grief (TV Series)
 1989 A Sinful Life
Claire Vin Blance
 1989 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
- Cardinal Sin (1989) ... Betty
 1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Leona Schubert
- The Search for Peter Kerry (1989) ... Leona Schubert
 1988 18 Again!
 1987 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Leona Proverb
- Amen... Send Money (1987) ... Leona Proverb
 1987 Aria
Phoebe ("Rigoletto")
 1987 Cheers (TV Series)
Madeline Keith
- Dog Bites Cliff (1987) ... Madeline Keith
 1986 A Smoky Mountain Christmas (TV Movie)
 1986 Blue City
Malvina Kerch-Turner
 1986 Absolute Beginners
Dido Lament, Gossip Columnist
 1986 A Masterpiece of Murder (TV Movie)
Lola Crane
 1985 Berrenger's (TV Series)
Babs Berrenger
- Maelstrom (1985) ... Babs Berrenger
- Hidden Agenda (1985) ... Babs Berrenger
- Roll Tape (1985) ... Babs Berrenger
- Best Laid Plans (1985) ... Babs Berrenger
- Power Play (1985) ... Babs Berrenger
 1984 Maria's Lovers
Mrs. Wynic
 1983 The Magic Show
 1981 So Fine
So Fine Dancer
 1980 Big Blonde (TV Movie)
 1975 The Happy Hooker
May Smith / Linda Jo
 1972 The Broad Coalition
Sheila Saunders
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Appeared in The Rolling Stones' music video "She Was Hot".

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I showed New York that sex on a stage can be fun. I've been a sex symbol all my life, but it doesn't bother me. I can sing, dance and act. What do I have to worry about?


Morris began her career in the American Mime Theatre where her face was frequently hidden behind masks, limiting her to expression through her body. See more »


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