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Elizabeth Wilson (I) (1921–2015)

Elizabeth Wilson was born April 4, 1921, in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Marie Ethel and Dunning Wilson. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and studied with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Elizabeth's debut film appearance was an uncredited role in Notorious (1946), she later appeared in Patterns (1956)... See full bio »

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 2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Lucille Mobray
- Chinoiserie (2002) ... Lucille Mobray
 2001 Gideon's Crossing (TV Series)
Camellia Kellogg
- Father Knows Best (2001) ... Camellia Kellogg
 2001 Rocky Road
Grandma Louise
 1998 Promised Land (TV Series)
Evelyn Hooper
- Recycled (1998) ... Evelyn Hooper
 1997 Dellaventura (TV Series)
Eloise Berg
- Clean Slate (1997) ... Eloise Berg
 1996 The Boys Next Door (TV Movie)
Mary Fremus
 1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Serena Haynes
- Home Care (1995) ... Serena Haynes
 1994 Nobody's Fool
Vera (uncredited)
 1994 Scarlett (TV Mini-Series)
Eulalie Robillard
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Eulalie Robillard
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Eulalie Robillard
 1994 Spring Awakening (TV Movie)
Mrs. Pierson
 1994 In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (TV Movie)
Annie Klenner
 1993 Queen (TV Mini-Series)
 1993 Skylark (TV Movie)
Harriet Wheaton
 1991 The Addams Family
Abigail Craven / Dr. Greta Pinder-Schloss
 1991 Regarding Henry
Jessica, Henry's Secretary
 1990 Burning Bridges (TV Movie)
 1989 Nora's Christmas Gift (Video)
Madeline Mumford
 1987 A Conspiracy of Love (TV Movie)
Lilly Woldarski
 1987 The Believers
Kate Maslow
 1987 Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder (TV Mini-Series)
Berenice Bradshaw
 1986 Where Are the Children?
Dorothy Prentiss
 1986 Morningstar/Eveningstar (TV Series)
Kathy Kelly
- Taking a Chance on Love (1986) ... Kathy Kelly
- Good Expectations (1986) ... Kathy Kelly
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Kathy Kelly
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Kathy Kelly
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Kathy Kelly
 1984 Grace Quigley
Emily Watkins
 1982 Tucker's Witch (TV Series)
Jewel Porter
- Big Mouth (1982) ... Jewel Porter
 1982 Million Dollar Infield (TV Movie)
Sally Ephron
 1982 Morning's at Seven (TV Movie)
Aaronetta Gibbs
 1981 The Incredible Shrinking Woman
Dr. Ruth Ruth
 1980 Once Upon a Family (TV Movie)
Judge Norma Solomon
 1979 Sanctuary of Fear (TV Movie)
Mrs. Glidden
 1979 Visions (TV Series)
 1978 All's Well That Ends Well (TV Movie)
 1975-1976 Doc (TV Series)
Annie Bogert
- All Work and No Pay (1976) ... Annie Bogert
- My Son, the Father (1976) ... Annie Bogert
- The Death of a Turtle (1976) ... Annie Bogert
- Oldies But Goodies (1976) ... Annie Bogert
- A Quiet Anniversary (1976) ... Annie Bogert
 1975 The Happy Hooker
Mrs. Gordon
 1975 The Easter Promise (TV Movie)
Mrs. Coyle
 1975 All in the Family (TV Series)
Amelia DeKuyper
- Amelia's Divorce (1975) ... Amelia DeKuyper
 1975 Miles to Go Before I Sleep (TV Movie)
Kate Stanton
 1974 Another April (TV Movie)
Ruth Weston
 1974 Man on a Swing
Dr. Anna Willson
 1973 The Day of the Dolphin
Mrs. Rome - Foundation
 1973 The Lie (TV Movie)
 1971 Little Murders
Mrs. Newquist
 1970 Catch-22
 1970 Jenny
Mrs. Marsh
 1969 Let Me Hear You Whisper (TV Movie)
Miss Moray
 1967 The Tiger Makes Out
 1967 New York Television Theatre (TV Series) (segment "The Proposal")
- The Proposal/Swan Song (1967) ... (segment "The Proposal")
 1966 Dark Shadows (TV Series)
Mrs. Hopewell
- Episode #1.8 (1966) ... Mrs. Hopewell
- Episode #1.1 (1966) ... Mrs. Hopewell
 1962-1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. Lanz
- Sixteen Hours to Chicago (1965) ... Dr. Lanz
- The Soft Touch (1962)
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Ethel Banta (1979)
 1963 The Birds
Helen Carter
 1963 A Child Is Waiting
Miss Fogarty
 1961 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Esther Harding
- Black Market Babies (1961) ... Esther Harding
 1960 The Detectives (TV Series)
Beatrice Faustina
- Song of Songs (1960) ... Beatrice Faustina
 1960 Playgirl After Dark
 1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
- The Girl with Grey Hair (1960) ... Michele
 1954-1960 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Cora Wylie / Grace Ferguson / Mrs. Watson
- Queen of the Orange Bowl (1960) ... Cora Wylie
- The Pink Burro (1959) ... Grace Ferguson
- Welcome Home (1954) ... Mrs. Watson
 1959 Happy Anniversary
Millie the Maid
 1958 The Tunnel of Love
Miss MacCracken
 1958 The Goddess
 1956 Star Tonight (TV Series)
Ma Kirby
- Happy Journey (1956) ... Ma Kirby
 1955 Picnic
Christine Schoenwalder (as Elizabeth W. Wilson)
 1955 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Marge Fleming
- Patterns (1955) ... Marge Fleming
- Patterns (1955) ... Marge Fleming
 1954 The Secret Storm (TV Series)
Felicia Stringer (1970)
 1946 Notorious
Woman at Party (uncredited)
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Stage: Appeared in "Picnic" on Broadway. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Elizabeth W. Wilson


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She was awarded the 1979 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Play for "Morning's At Seven", at the Academy Festival Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. See more »


Frequently cast in Mike Nichols films.

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