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Lorna Thayer (1919–2005)

Character actress Lorna Thayer will probably remain in good standing in the Hollywood cult movie annals for decades to come, due to one scene and one scene, alone. In the critically-acclaimed "generation gap" film, Five Easy Pieces (1970), Jack Nicholson plays a rebellious, disgruntled musician-cum-oil rigger with "loose cannon" tendencies who ... See full bio »

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 1991 Frankie and Johnny
Flower Vendor
 1981 Buddy Buddy
Lady
 1980 The Aliens Are Coming (TV Movie)
Waitress
 1979 The Suicide's Wife (TV Movie)
Therese Harrington
 1979 Flatbed Annie & Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers (TV Movie)
Hospital Receptionist
 1978 The Next Step Beyond (TV Series)
 1977 CHiPs (TV Series)
Matron
- Highway Robbery (1977) ... Matron
 1976 Revenge of the Cheerleaders
Lilly Downs
 1975 Smoke in the Wind
Ma Mondier
 1974 Alice Goodbody
Yvonne
 1974 It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy (TV Movie)
Mrs. Gibbs
 1974 The Gravy Train
T.V. Interviewer
 1974 The Family Kovack (TV Movie)
Thelma
 1974 Rhinoceros
Restaurant Owner
 1974 Mrs. Sundance (TV Movie)
Fanny Porter
 1972 Skyjacked
Weber's Mother
 1972 Cisco Pike
Swimming Lady
 1972 Glass Houses
 1971 Dead Men Tell No Tales (TV Movie)
Suntan Lady
 1971 The Andromeda Strain
Woman (uncredited)
 1970 Night Chase (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1970 The Traveling Executioner
Madam (uncredited)
 1970 Five Easy Pieces
Waitress
 1968 The Shakiest Gun in the West
Saloon Girl (uncredited)
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Female Warden
- When Thieves Fall In (1968) ... Female Warden
 1968 That Girl (TV Series)
Queen
- Sixty-Five on the Aisle (1968) ... Queen
 1967 Garrison's Gorillas (TV Series)
Sophia Drucker
- The Great Crime Wave (1967) ... Sophia Drucker
- The Great Theft (1967) ... (uncredited)
 1966 Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round
Passenger on Mexico Flight (uncredited)
 1961-1966 Bonanza (TV Series)
Mrs. Roberts / Mama Hackett
- Peace Officer (1966) ... Mrs. Roberts
- Springtime (1961) ... Mama Hackett
 1966 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Samantha Meriweather
- The Making of a Councilman (1966) ... Samantha Meriweather
 1963 Police Nurse
 1962 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Woman
- Phoebe (1962) ... Woman
 1959-1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Hanna - Woody's Wife / Augusta / Serafina / ...
- Pandora's Box (1962) ... Hanna - Woody's Wife
- Love's Young Dream (1960) ... Augusta
- The Prophet (1960) ... Serafina
- The Golden Toad (1959) ... Doris
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Mrs. Livingston
- Give the Boys a Great Big Hand (1962) ... Mrs. Livingston
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Connie LaVerne / Landlady
- Loophole (1961) ... Connie LaVerne
- The Antidote (1961) ... Landlady
 1961 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Lorna Handsin Wymond
- The Longest Crap Game in History (1961) ... Lorna Handsin Wymond
 1960 Freckles
Alice Cooper
 1960 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Mrs. Quint
- The Killing Bug (1960) ... Mrs. Quint
 1960 The Rebel (TV Series)
Amanda Tarrington
- Unsurrendered Sword (1960) ... Amanda Tarrington
 1959 The Detectives (TV Series)
Woman
- My Name Is Tommy (1959) ... Woman
 1959 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Belle Bronson
- Client: Reynolds (1959) ... Belle Bronson
 1958 I Want to Live!
Corona Guard (uncredited)
 1956-1958 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Jenny McCabe / Anna Cassen
- Dig a Grave for Ben Thompson (1958) ... Jenny McCabe
- The Necktie Party (1956) ... Anna Cassen
 1958 The Californians (TV Series)
Millicent
- The Foundling (1958) ... Millicent
 1957-1958 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Christine Trask / Mrs. Williams / Mattie Cameron / ...
- Bowie's Baby (1958) ... Christine Trask
- The Irishman (1957) ... Mrs. Williams
- An Eye for an Eye (1957) ... Mattie Cameron
- The Beggar of New Orleans (1957) ... Celeste Durand
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Ethel Archer
- The Sarah Drummond Story (1958) ... Ethel Archer
 1958 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Christine Markham
- Air Stewardess (1958) ... Christine Markham
 1956-1957 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Set (1956)
 1957 Circus Boy (TV Series)
Zelda
- Uncle Cyrus (1957) ... Zelda
 1957 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Beth
- The Gordon Wallace Case (1957) ... Beth
 1957 The O. Henry Playhouse (TV Series)
 1956 The Women of Pitcairn Island
Moa'tua, weeping woman
 1956 I've Lived Before
Mrs. Fred Bolan (uncredited)
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Miss Holmes
- The Jackie Jensen Story (1956) ... Miss Holmes
 1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Nurse Ann
- An Echo Out of the Past (1956) ... Nurse Ann
 1956 Dr. Christian (TV Series)
Mrs. Garber
- The Thin Line (1956) ... Mrs. Garber
 1955 Captain Midnight (TV Series)
Mrs. Kingsley
- Flight Into the Unknown (1955) ... Mrs. Kingsley
 1955 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Belle
- Rusty Goes to Town (1955) ... Belle
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Margaret Winterton
- Death Dream (1955) ... Margaret Winterton
 1955 The Beast with a Million Eyes
Carol Kelley
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Liza
- Lightning Strikes Twice (1955) ... Liza
 1955 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Kirstin Winslow
- Hate at Forty Fathoms (1955) ... Kirstin Winslow
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Mrs. Hanson
- Brief Affair (1955) ... Mrs. Hanson
 1955 Women's Prison
Deputy Sheriff Green (uncredited)
 1955 Public Defender (TV Series)
Florence Novak
- Your Witness (1955) ... Florence Novak
 1954-1955 Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson (TV Series)
Mrs. Berry
- Up Ferguson Way (1955) ... Mrs. Berry
- The Buzzer (1954)
 1954 Medic (TV Series)
Lorraine Lockwood / Miss Kelly
- My Brother Joe (1954) ... Lorraine Lockwood
- Laughter Is a Boy (1954) ... Miss Kelly
 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Johnny's Mother
- Rim of Violence (1954) ... Johnny's Mother
 1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Babe
- The Emerald Ring ... Babe
 1954 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- The Vacant Room (1954)
 1954 I Led 3 Lives (TV Series)
Mrs. Malison
- Close Factory (1954) ... Mrs. Malison
 1953 Jennifer
Molly, Grocery Clerk
 1951-1953 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
Rachel Hendrix
- Hired Hand (1953) ... Rachel Hendrix
 1952-1953 Rebound (TV Series)
Ruth
- Quiet Sunday (1953) ... Ruth
- The Henchman (1952)
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
 1952 The Lusty Men
Grace Burgess
 1952 Just Across the Street
Girl (uncredited)
 1952 Texas City
Aunt Harriet Upton (uncredited)
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