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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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Radioland Murders
Radioland Murders Claudette Katsenback
Ruthless People
Martians Go Home
Martians Go Home Dr. Jane Buchanan
Absolute Beginners
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 1994 Radioland Murders
Claudette Katsenback
 1993 Me and the Kid
Mrs. Feldman
 1993 Little Miss Millions
Sybil Lofton
 1993 Major Dad (TV Series)
- Colonel of Truth (1993) ... Connie
 1993 Trade Winds (TV Mini-Series)
Contessa Laetitia Philips Gabetti
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Contessa Laetitia Philips Gabetti
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Contessa Laetitia Philips Gabetti
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Contessa Laetitia Philips Gabetti
 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
 1992 Eerie, Indiana (TV Series)
Eunice Danforth / Marshall Teller
- No Brain, No Pain (1992) ... Eunice Danforth / Marshall Teller
 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 Martians Go Home
Dr. Jane Buchanan
 1989 A Sinful Life
Claire Vin Blance
 1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway
Miss Missouri Martin
 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
 1987 Down and Out in Beverly Hills (TV Series)
Barbara Whiteman
- The Legend That Is Barbara (1987) ... Barbara Whiteman
- Jerry Strikes Out (1987) ... Barbara Whiteman
- For a Few Dollars More (1987) ... Barbara Whiteman
- A Fistful of Dollars (1987) ... Barbara Whiteman
- Jerry Jumps Right In (1987) ... Barbara Whiteman
 1986 A Smoky Mountain Christmas (TV Movie)
 1986 Ruthless People
 1986 Blue City
Malvina Kerch-Turner
 1986 Absolute Beginners
Dido Lament
 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
 1984 The Hotel New Hampshire
Ronda Ray
 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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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?


Anita Morris passed away on April 2, 1994, only two weeks from what would have been her 51st birthday on April 14. See more »


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