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Priscilla Pointer


Though character actress Priscilla Pointer may be better known as the mother of Amy Irving, she has enjoyed a major stage, film and TV career herself for over four decades. The New York-born performer was trained on the stage and appeared in several tours and Broadway shows, including "A Streetcar Named Desire", "The Country Wife" and "The ... See full bio »
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 2008 Sweet Nothing in My Ear (TV Movie)
Sally (voice)
 2007 Union Station (Short)
 2006 Cold Case (TV Series)
Lillian Vine - 2006
- Debut (2006) ... Lillian Vine - 2006
 2001 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Margaret Palmer
- The Unforgiven (2001) ... Margaret Palmer
 1999/II Desert Heat
Mrs. Henry Howard
 1997 Alone (TV Movie)
Susan Hight
 1996 Carried Away
Lily Henson
 1996 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Elizabeth Carpenter
- Til We Meet Again (1996) ... Elizabeth Carpenter
 1995 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Dr. Ellen Smithie
- Without Mercy (1995) ... Dr. Ellen Smithie
 1994 ER (TV Series)
Mrs. Abernathy
- The Gift (1994) ... Mrs. Abernathy
 1994 Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics (TV Movie) (segment "The Theater")
 1993 Painted Desert
Barbara
 1993 Traveler's Rest (TV Short)
Annie
 1992 Unbecoming Age
Grandma
 1991 Runaway Father (TV Movie)
Mary Bennett
 1991 My Life and Times (TV Series)
Phyllis
- Our Wedding (1991) ... Phyllis
 1990-1991 The Flash (TV Series)
Nora Allen
- Be My Baby (1991) ... Nora Allen
- Pilot (1990) ... Nora Allen
 1990 Disturbed
Nurse Francine
 1990 A Show of Force
Alice Ryan
 1989 A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (TV Movie)
Tracey's Mother
 1989 C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud
Doctor Berlin
 1988 Hemingway (TV Mini-Series)
Grace Hemingway
 1986-1988 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Judge Dorothy M. Pehlman
- The Bald Ones (1988) ... Judge Dorothy M. Pehlman
- Sparky Brackman R.I.P. ????-1987 (1987) ... Judge Dorothy M. Pehlman
- Raiders of the Lost Bark (1986) ... Judge Dorothy M. Pehlman
- Slum Enchanted Evening (1986) ... Judge Dorothy M. Pehlman
 1988 Still Frame (Short)
 1987 Newhart (TV Series)
Clara Whitscomber
- Me and My Gayle (1987) ... Clara Whitscomber
 1987 Rags to Riches (TV Series)
Ruby
- Vegas Rock (1987) ... Ruby
 1987 Rumpelstiltskin
Queen Grizelda
 1987 From the Hip
Mrs. Martha Williams
 1987 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Older Charlie
- Lane Change (1987) ... Older Charlie
 1985 Generation (TV Movie)
Ellen Breed
 1985 The Falcon and the Snowman
Mrs. Lee
 1984-1985 Call to Glory (TV Series)
Lillie
- The End, the Beginning (1985) ... Lillie
- Fathers and Daughters (1985) ... Lillie
- JFK: Part 2 (1985) ... Lillie
- JFK: Part 1 (1985) ... Lillie
- Images (1985) ... Lillie
 1984 Micki + Maude
Diana Hutchison
 1984 Too Close for Comfort (TV Series)
Betty Farnsworth
- The Sound of Mother (1984) ... Betty Farnsworth
 1984 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Edna Grundy
- Seven Dead Eyes (1984) ... Edna Grundy
 1984 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Marie Halloran
- In Sickness and in Health (1984) ... Marie Halloran
 1983 The A-Team (TV Series)
Tracy Richter's Mother
- The Out-of-Towners (1983) ... Tracy Richter's Mother
 1978-1983 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Nurse Kathy Benson / Mrs. Neilson
- Quincy's Wedding: Part 2 (1983) ... Nurse Kathy Benson
- Quincy's Wedding: Part 1 (1983) ... Nurse Kathy Benson
- Dead and Alive (1978) ... Mrs. Neilson
 1983 Good-bye Cruel World
Myra
 1982 Mysterious Two (TV Movie)
She
 1982 The Gift of Life (TV Movie)
Rosalee Boyer
 1981 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Elizabeth Driscoll
- Depression (1981) ... Elizabeth Driscoll
 1980 The Competition
Mrs. Donellan
 1980 Honeysuckle Rose
Rosella Ramsey
 1980 From Here to Eternity (TV Series)
Mrs. Amelia Austin
- Pearl Harbor (1980) ... Mrs. Amelia Austin
 1980 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Mrs. Handleman
- The Constant Companion (1980) ... Mrs. Handleman
 1980 Stone (TV Series)
Mary Poulton
- Deep Sleeper (1980) ... Mary Poulton
 1979 The Onion Field
Chrissie Campbell
 1977-1979 Family (TV Series)
Pat Wills / Joan Schiller
- An Apple for the Teacher (1979) ... Pat Wills
- Acts of Love: Part 2 (1977) ... Joan Schiller
 1979 Mrs. Columbo (TV Series)
Mrs. Prior
- Word Games (1979) ... Mrs. Prior
 1978 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Ruth Meredith
- Mom and Dad Can't Hear Me (1978) ... Ruth Meredith
 1977 What Really Happened to the Class of '65? (TV Series)
Dr. Maurice
- Everybody's Girl (1977) ... Dr. Maurice
 1977 Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night (TV Movie)
Laura Atherton
 1977 A Killing Affair (TV Movie)
Judge Cudahy
 1977 The 3,000 Mile Chase (TV Movie)
Emma Dvorak
 1974-1977 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Mrs. Cunningham / Sandra Lorenzo / Nancy Moore
- Anatomy of Fear (1977) ... Mrs. Cunningham
- Deadly Reunion (1976) ... Sandra Lorenzo
- The Challenge (1974) ... Nancy Moore
 1976 Nickelodeon
Mabel
 1976 Phyllis (TV Series)
Lucille
- Off the Bench (1976) ... Lucille
 1976 Doc (TV Series)
Marge Pike
- Come Scrub with Me (1976) ... Marge Pike
 1976 The Great Texas Dynamite Chase
Miss Harris
 1976 The Keegans (TV Movie)
Helen Hunter McVey
 1976 City of Angels (TV Series)
- The Losers (1976)
 1976 Bert D'Angelo/Superstar (TV Series)
Helen
- A Noise in the Streets (1976) ... Helen
 1976 Police Woman (TV Series)
Adele French
- Task Force: Cop Killer: Part 2 (1976) ... Adele French (as Pricilla Pointer)
- Task Force: Cop Killer: Part 1 (1976) ... Adele French (as Pricilla Pointer)
 1976 Harry O (TV Series)
Constance Faraday
- Hostage (1976) ... Constance Faraday
 1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Edith Cunningham / Dr. Cochran
- The Wrong Medicine (1975) ... Edith Cunningham
- Search and Destroy (1975) ... Dr. Cochran
 1975 Kate McShane (TV Series)
 1975 The Big Rip-Off (TV Movie)
Lucy Meredith
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
Regina
- Elegy in an Asphalt Graveyard (1975) ... Regina
 1974 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Helen Morris
- Profit and Loss, Part 1: Profit (1974) ... Helen Morris
 1974 Sons and Daughters (TV Series)
Janet Coburn
- The Reputation (1974) ... Janet Coburn
 1973 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Jacqueline Carey
- Van Nuys Division: Pete's Mustache (1973) ... Jacqueline Carey
 1973 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Adrienne Rainey
- Episode #1.907 (1973) ... Adrienne Rainey
- Episode #1.905 (1973) ... Adrienne Rainey
- Episode #1.873 (1973) ... Adrienne Rainey (credit only)
 1971 The Failing of Raymond (TV Movie)
History Teacher
 1971 McCloud (TV Series)
Shirley
- Somebody's Out to Get Jennie (1971) ... Shirley
 1971 Death Takes a Holiday (TV Movie)
Marion Chapman
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Miss Dalton
- The Glory Shouter (1970) ... Miss Dalton
 1970 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Mrs.Colton
- A Matter of Vengeance (1970) ... Mrs.Colton
 1970 Matt Lincoln (TV Series)
- Lori (1970)
 1954 The New Adventures of China Smith (TV Series)
Iris Clark / Carla Tilson
- Plane to Tainan (1954) ... Iris Clark
- The Sign of the Scorpion (1954) ... Carla Tilson
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