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Madlyn Rhue (1935–2003)

American character actress Madlyn Rhue was one of television's most prolific actresses and has starred in everything from sitcoms to soap operas to drama series and films for nearly 40 years. Her beautiful looks, black/dark brown hair and hazel eyes got her the attention of television producers and she found herself guest starring on such series ... See full bio »

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 1989-1996 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Jean O'Neill / Doris West
- Murder in Tempo (1996) ... Jean O'Neill
- Home Care (1995) ... Jean O'Neill
- Wheel of Death (1994) ... Jean O'Neill
- The Legacy of Borbey House (1993) ... Jean O'Neill
- Seal of the Confessional (1989) ... Doris West
 1991 A Mother's Justice (TV Movie)
Lois Greenfield
 1987 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Judge Wyatt
- Cannon of Ethics (1987) ... Judge Wyatt (uncredited)
 1987 Houston Knights (TV Series)
Annie
- Colt (1987) ... Annie
 1985 Bridges to Cross (TV Series)
Carolyn Ryan
- Memories of Molly (1985) ... Carolyn Ryan
 1985 Bridges to Cross (TV Series)
 1982-1985 Fame (TV Series)
Angela Schwartz / Mrs. Schwartz
- Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? (1985) ... Angela Schwartz
- Dreams (1985) ... Angela Schwartz
- Blizzard (1984) ... Angela Schwartz
- Heritage (1984) ... Mrs. Schwartz
 1984 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Daphne DiMera
- Episode dated 2 November 1984 (1984) ... Daphne DiMera
 1983 CHiPs (TV Series)
- Brat Patrol (1983)
- Country Action (1983)
 1982 Games Mother Never Taught You (TV Movie)
 1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Lillie Langtry
- Legends/The Perfect Gentleman (1982) ... Lillie Langtry
 1982 Fantasies (TV Movie)
Rebecca
 1981 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Tina Claremont
- The Model (1981) ... Tina Claremont
 1981 Dynasty (TV Series)
Lucy
- The Bordello (1981) ... Lucy
 1980 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Laura Asten Stedman
- Unhappy Hour (1980) ... Laura Asten Stedman
 1979 Goldie and the Boxer (TV Movie)
Marsha
 1979 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Charlotte Fleming
- Max in Love (1979) ... Charlotte Fleming
 1979 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Georgia
- Angels on the Street (1979) ... Georgia
 1979 The Best Place to Be (TV Movie)
Emily Stockwood
 1978 The Tony Randall Show (TV Series)
Evelyn
- Phantom of the Poconos (1978) ... Evelyn
 1977 We've Got Each Other (TV Series)
Millie
- A Space Odyssey (1977) ... Millie
 1975-1977 Switch (TV Series)
Donna Mendarez / Evelynn Thurston
- Three for the Money (1977) ... Donna Mendarez
- The Cold War Con (1975) ... Evelynn Thurston
 1976-1977 Executive Suite (TV Series)
Hilary Mason / Hilary Madison
- Re: Aftermath of a Tragedy (1977) ... Hilary Madison
- Re: Passionate Journey (1977) ... Hilary Mason
- Re: The Rules of Seduction (1977) ... Hilary Mason
- Re: The Woman Inside (1977) ... Hilary Mason
- Re: Kin Less Than Kind (1977) ... Hilary Mason
 1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Crystal
- Clown of Death (1976) ... Crystal
 1974-1976 Cannon (TV Series)
Phyllis Behr / Gloria Norlan
- Snapshot (1976) ... Phyllis Behr
- Voice from the Grave (1974) ... Gloria Norlan
 1976 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Belinda Williams
- Losing Streak (1976) ... Belinda Williams
 1975 Medical Story (TV Movie)
Mrs. Doran
 1975 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Ellen Walker
- A Lonely Victim (1975) ... Ellen Walker
 1975 Baretta (TV Series)
Sharon Fowler
- He'll Never See Daylight (1975) ... Sharon Fowler
 1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Sue Ellen
- Headhunter (1975) ... Sue Ellen
 1969-1975 Mannix (TV Series)
Nedda Kordic / Mrs. Inman / Laura Giles
- Man in a Trap (1975) ... Nedda Kordic
- The Sound of Murder (1972) ... Mrs. Inman
- Death Run (1969) ... Laura Giles
 1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
Maria
- Firefall (1974) ... Maria
 1967-1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Amy / Kate Dunhill / Betty / ...
- Cross Doublecross (1974) ... Amy
- Love Me in December (1973) ... Kate Dunhill
- The Gambling Game (1971) ... Betty
- Message from Beyond (1967) ... Margaret Blackwell
 1974 The Sex Symbol (TV Movie)
Joy Hudson
 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Neva Boland
- Snatches of a Crazy Song (1973) ... Neva Boland
 1973 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Myra Stayley
- The Deadly Prize (1973) ... Myra Stayley
 1973 Poor Devil (TV Movie)
Frances Emerson
 1970-1973 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
June Fleming / Madge
- Here Today... Gone Tonight (1973) ... June Fleming
- The Payoff (1970) ... Madge
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Georgia Strauss
- Creatures of the Canyon (1972) ... Georgia Strauss
 1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Adele Cooper
- Ultimatum (1972) ... Adele Cooper
 1972 Banacek (TV Series)
Holly Allencamp
- Let's Hear It for a Living Legend (1972) ... Holly Allencamp
 1972 Stand Up and Be Counted
Gloria Seagar
 1972 The Manhunter (TV Movie)
Teresa Taylor
 1971 Longstreet (TV Series)
Kim Anderson
- This Little Piggy Went to Marquette (1971) ... Kim Anderson
 1971 The Courtship of Eddie's Father (TV Series)
Dolores Carew
- Two's Company (1971) ... Dolores Carew
 1963-1971 The Virginian (TV Series)
Frankie Grace / Marie Valonne
- Jump-Up (1971) ... Frankie Grace
- A Portrait of Marie Valonne (1963) ... Marie Valonne
 1970 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Bertha Fry
- The Deadly Dart (1970) ... Bertha Fry
 1968 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Marion Hagger
- The Straw Man (1968) ... Marion Hagger
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Melinda Garcia
- One Night on Soledade (1968) ... Melinda Garcia
 1968 Kenner
Anasuya
 1968 Cowboy in Africa (TV Series)
Christie Blaine
- Work of Art (1968) ... Christie Blaine
 1964-1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Angela Abaca / Clara Valder
- The Fiery Angel Affair (1967) ... Angela Abaca
- The Terbuf Affair (1964) ... Clara Valder
 1967 Stranger on the Run (TV Movie)
Alma Britten
 1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Carlotta Waters
- The Night of the Bubbling Death (1967) ... Carlotta Waters
 1967 Captain Nice (TV Series)
Amanda Woolf
- Who's Afraid of Amanda Woolf? (1967) ... Amanda Woolf
 1967 Star Trek (TV Series)
Lt. Marla McGivers
 1966 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Angela
- The Man from New Chicago (1966) ... Angela
 1964-1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Liz Roland / Sophie
- The Sharp Edge of Chivalry (1966) ... Liz Roland
- Somebody to Remember (1964) ... Sophie
 1966 Laredo (TV Series)
Dona Dolores
- The Would-Be Gentleman of Laredo (1966) ... Dona Dolores
 1965 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Ann Clayton
- A Special Talent for Killing (1965) ... Ann Clayton
 1965 I Spy (TV Series)
Jean
- The Time of the Knife (1965) ... Jean
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Manicurist
- Steam Heat (1965) ... Manicurist
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Lupe Leon
 1965 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Ester Moncour
- The Hostages (1965) ... Ester Moncour
 1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Christine Knox
- Whipping Boy (1965) ... Christine Knox
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Lillian
- The Game with Glass Pieces (1964) ... Lillian
 1964 He Rides Tall
Ellie Daniels
 1964 Espionage (TV Series)
Susan Wilder
- We the Hunted (1964) ... Susan Wilder
 1963 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Jackie Madian
- The Alien (1963) ... Jackie Madian
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Christina Ortega
- Tears from a Silver Dipper (1963) ... Christina Ortega
 1963 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Girl
- Man Without a Witness (1963) ... Girl
 1963 Rawhide (TV Series)
Inez Maldenado
- Incident at Rio Doloroso (1963) ... Inez Maldenado
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Consuela Sandino
- The Dark Pool (1963) ... Consuela Sandino
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Mrs. Knight
- Flight 307 (1963) ... Mrs. Knight (as Madlyn Young)
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Rhoda Green
- A Question of Mercy (1963) ... Rhoda Green
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Ara Rados
- Every Father's Daughter (1962) ... Ara Rados
 1962 Escape from Zahrain
Laila
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Margarita Safe
- Women of Silure (1962) ... Margarita Safe
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Gloria White
- Jaws of Darkness (1961) ... Gloria White
 1961 A Majority of One
Alice Black
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Sherry Drake
- The Assassins (1961) ... Sherry Drake
 1961 The Ladies Man
Miss Intellect
 1961 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Maria Lorenz
- Fort Wyatt Crossing (1961) ... Maria Lorenz
 1960 The Westerner (TV Series)
Carla
- The Painting (1960) ... Carla
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Sally Karpeles / Chickie Bernstein
- The Tommy Karpeles Story (1960) ... Sally Karpeles
- Head of Fire: Feet of Clay (1960) ... Chickie Bernstein
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Deborah
- The Other Wise Man (1960) ... Deborah
 1960 Checkmate (TV Series)
Irene Thorne
- Target: Tycoon (1960) ... Irene Thorne
 1960 Hong Kong (TV Series)
Lola
- The Jade Empress (1960) ... Lola
 1960 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Nora Sutton
- A Noose for Nora (1960) ... Nora Sutton
 1960 Bonanza (TV Series)
Hatoya
- Day of Reckoning (1960) ... Hatoya
 1960 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Julie Fiore
- Burnett's Woman (1960) ... Julie Fiore
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series)
Rose Dabney
- Ballad for a Badman (1960) ... Rose Dabney
 1959-1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Nita Roulas / Lenore Lamartine
- Last Exit (1960) ... Nita Roulas
- Portrait of Lenore (1959) ... Lenore Lamartine
 1960 Pony Express (TV Series)
Ellen Fairchild
- The Last Mile (1960) ... Ellen Fairchild
 1960 The Alaskans (TV Series)
Fay Loomis
- Disaster at Gold Hill (1960) ... Fay Loomis
 1960 Troubleshooters (TV Series)
Rhoda Spencer
- Incident at Rain Mountain (1960) ... Rhoda Spencer
 1960 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Marian Ames
- The Case of the Wayward Wife (1960) ... Marian Ames
 1960 Hotel de Paree (TV Series)
Sarah Carter
- Sundance Goes to Kill (1960) ... Sarah Carter
 1959 Laramie (TV Series)
Eve
- The Pass (1959) ... Eve
 1959 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Rusty
- Tag, You're It (1959) ... Rusty
 1959 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Linda
- Woman with a Gun (1959) ... Linda
 1959 The Rebel (TV Series)
Beth Lassiter
- In Memoriam (1959) ... Beth Lassiter (as Madelyn Rhue)
 1959 Operation Petticoat
Lt. Reid RN
 1959 Tightrope (TV Series)
Judy
- The Money Fight (1959) ... Judy
 1959 The Miracle
Nun Who Warns Teresa About Her Singing Love Songs (uncredited)
 1959 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Ellen Lassiter
- Prisoner of Moon Mesa (1959) ... Ellen Lassiter
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
Cassie Baird
- About Roger Mowbray (1959) ... Cassie Baird
 1959 M Squad (TV Series)
Loretta Danzig
- Death Is a Clock (1959) ... Loretta Danzig
 1959 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Julie Reynolds
- Client: Reynolds (1959) ... Julie Reynolds
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
 1958-1959 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Elizabeth DeVries / Jean Nelson
- Hunt the Man Down (1959) ... Elizabeth DeVries
- Deliver the Body (1958) ... Jean Nelson (as Madeline Rhue)
 1959 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Linda
- Aces and Eights (1959) ... Linda
 1959 Special Agent 7 (TV Series)
Mary
- The Trap (1959) ... Mary
 1958 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Phyllis Bolling
- Seven Orchids (1958) ... Phyllis Bolling (as Madeline Rhue)
 1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Janice Lowell
- The Stephen Lowell Case (1958) ... Janice Lowell
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Moved to New York City to study acting and worked briefly as a dancer at the Latin Quarter. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Madeline Rhue | Madelyn Rhue | Madlyn Young
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Personal Quote:

We each have two lives. The one we learn by and the one we live after that.

Trivia:

The last television series Rhue appeared on was Murder, She Wrote (1984), in which she played the recurring character of a librarian. Series star Angela Lansbury reportedly had heard that Rhue was in danger of losing her Screen Actors Guild medical coverage because she was short of meeting the annual earnings requirement. Landsbury created the librarian character for Rhue and brought her in every... See more »

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Star Sign:

Libra

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