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Natalie Schafer (1900–1991)


Natalie Schafer got her start doing Broadway plays then making the move to the big screen. Even before Gilligan's Island (1964), she was typecast in roles as society women, or elegant, fashionable ladies. It was her role as "Eunice 'Lovey' Wentworth Howell" wife of multi-millionaire Thurston Howell III, that she was best known for. After the show ... See full bio »

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 1990 I'm Dangerous Tonight (TV Movie)
Grandmother
 1989 Beverly Hills Brats
Lillian
 1985 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Vonda Moran
- The Beverly Woods Social Club (1983) ... Vonda Moran
 1983 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Sophie Chaflin
- The Secret of the Chrome Eagle (1983) ... Sophie Chaflin
 1983 CHiPs (TV Series)
Mrs. Birdwing
- Journey to a Spacecraft (1983) ... Mrs. Birdwing
 1982 Gilligan's Planet (TV Series)
Lovey Howell (voice)
 1980-1982 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Abigail Collins / Mrs. Watkins
- Candy Doctor (1982) ... Abigail Collins
- Girl Under Glass: Part 1 (1980) ... Mrs. Watkins
 1981 Here's Boomer (TV Series)
Mrs. Parkington
- The Prince and the Boomer (1981) ... Mrs. Parkington
 1980 Vega$ (TV Series)
Charlotte Hunt
- Golden Gate Cop Killer: Part 2 (1980) ... Charlotte Hunt
- Golden Gate Cop Killer: Part 1 (1980) ... Charlotte Hunt
 1978 Flying High (TV Series)
Woman
- Beautiful People (1978) ... Woman
 1978 Three's Company (TV Series)
Impatient Woman
- Jack in the Flower Shop (1978) ... Impatient Woman
 1977 Holmes and Yo-Yo (TV Series)
Mrs. Stevenson
- The Cat Burglar (1977) ... Mrs. Stevenson
 1977 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Mrs. Chambers
- Homer and the Wacky Doughnut Machine (1977) ... Mrs. Chambers
 1977 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Mrs. Roberts
- Have You Heard About Vanessa? (1977) ... Mrs. Roberts
 1976 Phyllis (TV Series)
Donna Plunkett
- Leo's Suicide (1976) ... Donna Plunkett
 1976 McCoy (TV Series)
Laura Mayfield
- In Again Out Again (1976) ... Laura Mayfield
 1975 The Day of the Locust
Audrey Jennings
 1974 The Brady Bunch (TV Series)
Penelope Fletcher
- The Snooperstar (1974) ... Penelope Fletcher
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Harriet (segment "Love and the Man of the Year")
- Love and the Blue Plate Special/Love and the Man of the Year/Love and the Time Machine (1973) ... Harriet (segment "Love and the Man of the Year")
 1973 40 Carats
Mrs. Adams
 1972 Mannix (TV Series)
Bunny Mason
- A Game of Shadows (1972) ... Bunny Mason
 1970 Matt Lincoln (TV Series)
- Adam (1970)
 1970 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Mrs. Willoughby
- Goober, the Housekeeper (1970) ... Mrs. Willoughby
 1969 The Survivors (TV Series)
Eleanor Carlyle
- Chapter Thirteen (1969) ... Eleanor Carlyle
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Mrs. Otis
 1964 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Madame Renee
- The Dress Shop (1964) ... Madame Renee
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Emily Bridenbaugh
- Give the Old Cat a Tender Mouse (1962) ... Emily Bridenbaugh
 1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Eleanor Fraser
- Dress Rehearsal (1962) ... Eleanor Fraser
 1961 Susan Slade
Marion Corbett
 1961 Back Street
Mrs. Evans
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Beatrice Graves
- The Grim Reaper (1961) ... Beatrice Graves
 1960 Guestward Ho! (TV Series)
Mrs. Crawford
- Bab's Mother (1960) ... Mrs. Crawford
 1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
- After Hours (1960)
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Mrs. Miles
- The Duelists (1959) ... Mrs. Miles
 1959 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Deborah Darling
- Bilko's Formula Seven (1959) ... Deborah Darling
 1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Beatrice Trent
- Footnote on a Doll (1957) ... Beatrice Trent
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Geneva
- If You Knew Elizabeth (1957) ... Geneva
 1957 Oh, Men! Oh, Women!
Mrs. Day
 1952-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Gertrude Medford / Julie / Blanche
- Just Across the Street (1957) ... Gertrude Medford
- Only Yesterday (1956) ... Julie
- The Sound of Waves Breaking (1952) ... Blanche
 1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Jessie Caldwell
- Mother (1957) ... Jessie Caldwell
 1956 Anastasia
Irina Lissemskaia
 1956 Forever, Darling
Millie Opdyke
 1953-1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Hayes / Mary
- Week-End in Winnetka (1955) ... Mrs. Hayes
- The Bronte Story (1953) ... Mary
 1955 Female on the Beach
Queenie Sorenson
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Lucrece Durhurst
- South of the Sun (1955) ... Lucrece Durhurst
 1955 The Goldbergs (TV Series)
Mrs. Lang
- The Milk Farm (1955) ... Mrs. Lang
 1954 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Elaine Chelton
- The Case of the Shy Ballerina (1954) ... Elaine Chelton (as Nathalie Schafer)
 1954 Casanova's Big Night
Signora Foressi
 1954 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
 1954 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Phoebe Emerson
- The Charm School (1954) ... Phoebe Emerson
 1954 Topper (TV Series)
Mrs. Vance
- The Socialite (1954) ... Mrs. Vance
 1953 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Beard (1953)
 1953 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Helen Armstrong
- The Ragged Stranger (1953) ... Helen Armstrong
 1953 Three Steps to Heaven (TV Series)
Nurse Gaines
 1953 The Girl Next Door
Evelyn the maid
 1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Linda (1953)
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Sylvia Sommers
- On the Rocks (1953) ... Sylvia Sommers
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 Just Across the Street
Gertrude Medford
 1952 Has Anybody Seen My Gal
Clarissa Pennock (replaced by Gloria Holden) (scenes deleted)
 1951 Callaway Went Thataway
Martha Lorrison
 1951 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Helen Collins (1971-1972)
 1951 The Law and the Lady
Pamela Pemberson
 1951 Take Care of My Little Girl
Mother Cookie Clark
 1951 Payment on Demand
Mrs. Edna Blanton
 1949 NBC Presents (TV Series)
- Lady, Look Out! (1949)
 1949 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1948-1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
- Sham (1948)
 1949 Caught
Dorothy Dale
 1948 The Snake Pit
Mrs. Stuart
 1948 The Time of Your Life
Society Lady
 1947 Secret Beyond the Door...
Edith Potter
 1947 Repeat Performance
Eloise Shaw
 1947 Dishonored Lady
Ethel Royce
 1947 The Other Love
Dora Shelton
 1945 Masquerade in Mexico
Irene Denny
 1945 Wonder Man
Mrs. Hume
 1945 Molly and Me
Kitty Goode-Burroughs
 1945 Keep Your Powder Dry
Harriet Corwin
 1944 The Doughgirls
Third Woman with Baby (uncredited)
 1944 Marriage Is a Private Affair
Mrs. Irene Selworth
 1942 Reunion in France
Frau Amy Schröder (uncredited)
 1941 The Body Disappears
Mrs. Lunceford
 1937 Daughter of Shanghai
Blonde Dancer (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1930 The Poor Fish (Short)
Daisy
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Ada Beats the Drum. Comedy. Written by John Alexander Kirkpatrick. Directed by Geoffrey Kerr. John Golden Theatre: 8 May 1930- Jun 1930 (closing date unknown/46 performances). Cast: Auguste Aramini (as "Gendarme"), George W. Barbier (as "Ed Hubbard"), Mary Boland (as "Ada Hubbard"), Frank Charlton (as "Mr. Sims"), Jules Epailly... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Nathalie Schafer
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Trivia:

Schafer had said she initially did the pilot to Gilligan's Island (1964), for the free trip to Hawaii. Afterwards, Schafer was in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on holiday when she got a telegram from the States. She read it and burst into tears. Everyone had thought Schafer's mother (who was ill at the time) had died, and offered their condolences, but Schafer had said no she didn't die, the reason ... See more »

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