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Frances Sternhagen


Raised in Washington, D.C., Frances Sternhagen taught acting, singing and dancing to school children before first performing herself with the Arena Stage Group. Since that time, she has been seen in numerous Broadway show, has been nominated five times for a Tony Award and received one for "The Good Doctor". Other shows that she has appeared in ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 2012 Parenthood (TV Series)
Blanche Braverman
- Road Trip (2012) ... Blanche Braverman
 2004 Becker (TV Series)
Naomi
- Subway Story (2004) ... Naomi
 2002 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Mrs. Bellamy
- The Frying Game (2002) ... Mrs. Bellamy (voice)
 2002 The Laramie Project (TV Movie)
Marge Murray
 1998 To Live Again (TV Movie)
Constance Holmes
 1998 The Con (TV Movie)
Hadabelle
 1991-1997 Law & Order (TV Series)
Estelle Muller / Margaret Langdon
- Legacy (1997) ... Estelle Muller
- The Serpent's Tooth (1991) ... Margaret Langdon
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Jean Anderson
- The Choice (1995) ... Jean Anderson
 1994 Vault of Horror I (TV Movie)
 1994 Reunion (TV Movie)
Tobie Yates
 1994 The Road Home (TV Series)
Charlotte Babineaux
- Seven Year Pitch (1994) ... Charlotte Babineaux
- Whole in the Head (1994) ... Charlotte Babineaux
- May I Cut In? (1994) ... Charlotte Babineaux
- Look Back in Anger (1994) ... Charlotte Babineaux
- Cake Fear (1994) ... Charlotte Babineaux
 1993 Labor of Love: The Arlette Schweitzer Story (TV Movie)
Mary Rafferty
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Effie Gluckman
- None But the Lonely Heart (1992) ... Effie Gluckman
 1992 She Woke Up (TV Movie)
Noelle
 1991 Golden Years (TV Series)
Gina Williams
- The Final Blow (1991) ... Gina Williams
- Third Time Lucky? (1991) ... Gina Williams
- Second Chance (1991) ... Gina Williams
- Not on My Watch (1991) ... Gina Williams
- Am I a Winner? (1991) ... Gina Williams
 1990 Follow Your Heart (TV Movie)
Cloe Sixbury
 1987 Once Again (TV Movie)
Esther
 1987 At Mother's Request (TV Movie)
Berenice Bradshaw
 1986 Resting Place (TV Movie)
Eudora McCallister
 1985 Spencer (TV Series)
Millie Sprague
- Grandpa the Lover (1985) ... Millie Sprague
- Wayne's Nose Job (1985) ... Millie Sprague
- Crazy Girl (1985) ... Millie Sprague
- Doris and the Tutor (1985) ... Millie Sprague
- Voices in the Hall (1985) ... Millie Sprague
 1984 The Dining Room (TV Movie)
Agent / Mother / Carolyn / ...
 1983 Prototype (TV Movie)
Dorothy Forrester
 1980 The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (TV Short)
Mary Richards
 1980 Mother and Daughter: The Loving War (TV Movie)
Mrs. Lloyd
 1978 Who'll Save Our Children? (TV Movie)
Nellie Henderson
 1977 The Andros Targets (TV Series)
Mrs. Mason
- In the Event of My Death (1977) ... Mrs. Mason
 1972-1974 Great Performances (TV Series)
Paulina / Wilma Atkins
- Enemies (1974) ... Paulina
- The Rimers of Eldritch (1972) ... Wilma Atkins
 1967-1971 NET Playhouse (TV Series) (segment "Foul!")
- Foul!/Actor's Choice (1971) ... (segment "Foul!") (as Francis Sternhagen)
 1967 Soldier in Love (TV Movie)
Abigail
 1965 For the People (TV Series)
Alice Hart
- With Intent to Influence (1965) ... Alice Hart
 1964 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Miss Koeller
- Mary S. McDowell (1964) ... Miss Koeller
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Jane Overstreet (1971)
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Louise Kiley
- May Day! May Day! (1964) ... Louise Kiley
 1962 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Mrs. Harris
- The Lady Made of Stone (1962) ... Mrs. Harris
 1962 The Broadway of Lerner and Loewe (TV Movie)
Theatre-Goer
 1959-1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Eva
- In a Garden (1961)
- Thieves Carnival (1959) ... Eva
 1957 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Elizabeth Barnes
- The House (1957) ... Elizabeth Barnes
 1956-1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Mary / Betty
- The Arena (1956) ... Betty
 1954 The Secret Storm (TV Series)
Jessie Reddin (1973-1974)
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Toni Prentiss Davis (1967-1968)
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Stage Play: All Over. Drama. Written by Edward Albee. Directed by John Gielgud. Martin Beck Theatre: 28 Mar 1971- 1 May 1971 (40 performances + 14 previews that began on 15 Mar 1971). Cast: Colleen Dewhurst (as "The Mistress"), Betty Field (as "The Nurse"), Neil Fitzgerald (as "The Doctor"), John Gerstad (as "Newspaperman"), Charles Kindl ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Francis Sternhagen
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Personal Quote:

If I didn't have my family I would be so lonely. The theater and acting are so artificial that I would go crazy if that was all I had.

Trivia:

Awarded the The Helen Hayes Tribute by the Helen Hayes Award Organization on April 16, 2007. See more »

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Often plays characters who have a cynical attitude. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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she's one of the greatest actresses on stage and screen! gjhines
Pretty hot for a senior citizen. ryan-mur
kick ass grama! lrickards
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