Bonnie Bartlett


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Bonnie Bartlett grew up in Moline, Illinois. Her father E.E. was a failed Shakespearean actor who became an insurance salesman. Her mother Carrie was a homemaker. At an early age, Bonnie became determined to fulfill her father's failed acting career. She went to Northwestern University to study acting. In her freshman year, she met fellow thespian ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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St. Elsewhere Ellen Craig
(1982-1988)
V Lynn Bernstein
(1983)
Twins Mary Ann Benedict
(1988)
The Grass Harp Mrs. Buster
(1995)

Filmography

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 2017 Better Call Saul (TV Series)
Helen
- Lantern (2017) ... Helen
- Fall (2017) ... Helen
 2016/I Nina
Recital Stage Woman
 2015 Key and Peele (TV Series)
Mother
- The Job Interview (2015) ... Mother
 2013 Parks and Recreation (TV Series)
Paula Horke
- Women in Garbage (2013) ... Paula Horke
 2012 Of Two Minds (TV Movie)
Kathleen
 2011 Valediction (Short)
Annabel
 2008 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Rosemary Bullard
- Rise Up (2008) ... Rosemary Bullard
 2006 General Hospital (TV Series)
Miriam Spinelli
- Episode #1.11193 (2006) ... Miriam Spinelli
- Episode #1.11192 (2006) ... Miriam Spinelli
 2006 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Marguerite Hauser
- Shock and Owww! (2006) ... Marguerite Hauser
 2006 Saving Shiloh
Mrs. Wallace
 2005 Huff (TV Series)
Margaret
- All the King's Horses (2005) ... Margaret
 2004 It Must Be Love (TV Movie)
Kate Gazelle
 2004 NCIS (TV Series)
Dr. Sylvia Chalmers
- My Other Left Foot (2004) ... Dr. Sylvia Chalmers
 1997-2003 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Loretta / Dr. Lucy Scribner / Emily Vincent
- And a Nightingale Sang (2003) ... Loretta
- The Grudge (2000) ... Dr. Lucy Scribner
- Venice (1997) ... Emily Vincent
 2002 Firefly (TV Series)
Patience
- Serenity (2002) ... Patience
 2002 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Edna Carlyle
- Discharged (2002) ... Edna Carlyle
 1999-2002 Once and Again (TV Series)
Barbara Brooks
- Losing You (2002) ... Barbara Brooks
- The Second Time Around (2001) ... Barbara Brooks
- Feast or Famine (2000) ... Barbara Brooks
- Strangers and Brothers (2000) ... Barbara Brooks
- Unfinished Business (2000) ... Barbara Brooks
 1999 Tuesdays with Morrie (TV Movie)
Charlotte
 1997-1999 The Practice (TV Series)
Joanne Oz
- Legacy (1999) ... Joanne Oz
- Hide and Seek (1997) ... Joanne Oz
 1997-1999 Boy Meets World (TV Series)
Dean Lila Bolander
- State of the Unions (1999) ... Dean Lila Bolander
- Bee True (1999) ... Dean Lila Bolander
- Everybody Loves Stuart (1998) ... Dean Lila Bolander
- Friendly Persuasion (1998) ... Dean Lila Bolander
- Learning to Fly (1997) ... Dean Lila Bolander
 1999 Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season
Mrs. Wallace
 1995-1998 Home Improvement (TV Series)
Lucille Taylor
- Home for the Holidays (1998) ... Lucille Taylor
- The Son Also Mooches (1998) ... Lucille Taylor
- No Place Like Home (1996) ... Lucille Taylor
- Shopping Around (1996) ... Lucille Taylor
- That's My Momma (1995) ... Lucille Taylor
 1998 Family Blessings (TV Movie)
Mavis Lallek
 1998 Stargate SG-1 (TV Series)
Linea
- Prisoners (1998) ... Linea
 1998 Primary Colors
Martha Harris
 1997-1998 ER (TV Series)
Ruth Greene
- Family Practice (1998) ... Ruth Greene
- Fathers and Sons (1997) ... Ruth Greene
 1997 Sleeping with the Devil (TV Movie)
Stasha Dubrovich
 1996 Ghosts of Mississippi
Billie DeLaughter
 1996 Shiloh
Mrs. Wallace
 1996 The Faculty (TV Series)
Katherine
- Bus Stop (1996) ... Katherine
 1995 The Courtyard (TV Movie)
Cathleen Fitzgerald
 1995 In the Name of Love: A Texas Tragedy (TV Movie)
Aunt Alice
 1995 The Grass Harp
Mrs. Buster
 1995 See Jane Run (TV Movie)
Doris
 1994 Take Me Home Again (TV Movie)
Sylvia
 1994 Where Are My Children? (TV Movie)
Judge Carol Jean Woods
 1994 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series)
Secretary General Andrea Dre
- The Last Lap at Luxury (1994) ... Secretary General Andrea Dre
 1993 Victim of Love: The Shannon Mohr Story (TV Movie)
Lucille Mohr
 1993 Donato and Daughter (TV Movie)
Renata Donato
 1993 Dave
Female Senator
 1993 Bloodlines: Murder in the Family (TV Movie)
Ruth
 1992 I'll Fly Away (TV Series)
Beth Lekatzis
- Fragile Truths (1992) ... Beth Lekatzis
 1992 Room for Two (TV Series)
Francine Luboff
- Pilot (1992) ... Francine Luboff
 1992 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Gloria Lee
- Diet, Diet My Darling (1992) ... Gloria Lee
 1990 The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (TV Movie)
Anita Parker
 1989-1990 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Hillary Townsend King
- Sale Away: Part 2 (1990) ... Hillary Townsend King
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Part 1 (1990) ... Hillary Townsend King
- End of Innocence (1989) ... Hillary Townsend King
- Promise to a Dead Man (1989) ... Hillary Townsend King
 1990 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Harriet Weiss
- Brrump-Bump! (1990) ... Harriet Weiss
- Sanctuary (1990) ... Harriet Weiss
- Let Them Eat Cake (1990) ... Harriet Weiss
 1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Marilyn North
- Seal of the Confessional (1989) ... Marilyn North
 1989 Matlock (TV Series)
Lorraine Maslin
- The Blues Singer (1989) ... Lorraine Maslin
 1988 Twins
Mary Ann Benedict
 1988 Police Story: The Watch Commander (TV Movie)
Margaret Wilson
 1982-1988 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Ellen Craig
- The Last One (1988) ... Ellen Craig
- The Abby Singer Show (1988) ... Ellen Craig
- Split Decision (1988) ... Ellen Craig
- Requiem for a Heavyweight (1988) ... Ellen Craig
- The Naked Civil Surgeon (1988) ... Ellen Craig (credit only)
 1988 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Barbara Thorndyke
- Dorothy's New Friend (1988) ... Barbara Thorndyke
 1987 Right to Die (TV Movie)
Lillian
 1987 Deadly Deception (TV Movie)
Marge Shoat
 1986 Welcome Home (Short)
 1986 The Wizard (TV Series)
Rachel
- El Dorado (1986) ... Rachel
 1986 North & South: Book 2, Love & War (TV Mini-Series)
General's Wife
- March 1865 - April 1865 (1986) ... General's Wife (credit only)
- December 1864 - February 1865 (1986) ... General's Wife (credit only)
- May 1864 - Late Autumn 1864 (1986) ... General's Wife (credit only)
- September 17, 1862 - Spring 1864 (1986) ... General's Wife (credit only)
- July 1861 - Summer 1862 (1986) ... General's Wife (credit only)
 1986 The Deliberate Stranger (TV Movie)
Louise Bundy
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Olga Petrovsky
- Passports (1985) ... Olga Petrovsky
 1985 Malice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Ida Koverman
 1984 Dreams (TV Series)
 1984 Celebrity (TV Mini-Series)
Mabel Hofmeyer
- Part 3 (1984) ... Mabel Hofmeyer
- Part 2 (1984) ... Mabel Hofmeyer
 1983 Dempsey (TV Movie)
Celia Dempsey
 1983 V (TV Mini-Series)
Lynn Bernstein
- Part 2 (1983) ... Lynn Bernstein
- Part 1 (1983) ... Lynn Bernstein
 1983/II Love Letters
Maggie / Anna's mother
 1982 Frances
Studio Stylist
 1982 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Claire
- Unthinkable (1982) ... Claire
 1980-1982 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Emily Loftis / Ellen Milford
- Inquiry (1982) ... Emily Loftis
- The Delegate (1980) ... Ellen Milford
 1981 A Long Way Home (TV Movie)
JoAnn Booth
 1981 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Dr. Ruth West
- Critical Condition (1981) ... Dr. Ruth West
 1981 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Miriam Scott
- She Drinks a Little (1981) ... Miriam Scott
 1981 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
Mrs. Gregory
- The Idolbreaker: Part 2 (1981) ... Mrs. Gregory
 1981 All Night Long
Patricia
 1980 Seed of Innocence
Velma, Alice's Mother
 1980 Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case (TV Movie)
Norma Joyce
 1980 A Perfect Match (TV Movie)
Judge Greenburg
 1980 Visions (TV Series)
 1979 Shirley (TV Series)
Sarah
- Twenty Years to Life (1979) ... Sarah
 1979 Salem's Lot (TV Mini-Series)
Ann Norton
- Part 2 (1979) ... Ann Norton
- Part 1 (1979) ... Ann Norton
 1974-1979 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Grace Snider Edwards / Grace Snider
- The Return of Mr. Edwards (1979) ... Grace Snider Edwards
- Gold Country (1977) ... Grace Snider Edwards
- To Live with Fear: Part I (1977) ... Grace Snider Edwards
- Injun Kid (1977) ... Grace Snider Edwards
- Little Women (1977) ... Grace Snider Edwards (uncredited)
 1979 Promises in the Dark
Nurse Farber
 1979 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Myra Bensinger
- Murder Between Friends (1979) ... Myra Bensinger
 1979 The Last Word
Mrs. Garrity
 1979 Ike: The War Years (TV Mini-Series)
Mamie Eisenhower
- Part III (1979) ... Mamie Eisenhower
- Part I (1979) ... Mamie Eisenhower
 1979 California Dreaming
Melinda Booke
 1978 A Death in Canaan (TV Movie)
Teresa Noble
 1977 Rafferty (TV Series)
- The Epidemic (1977)
 1977 Killer on Board (TV Movie)
Debra Snowden
 1977 Washington: Behind Closed Doors (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Bailey / Joan Bailey
- Part 3 (1977) ... Mrs. Bailey
- Part 2 (1977) ... Joan Bailey
 1976 The Last Tycoon
Brady's Secretary
 1976 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Casey Patterson
- The Oracle Wore a Cashmere Suit (1976) ... Casey Patterson
 1975 The Legend of Lizzie Borden (TV Movie)
Sylvia Knowlton
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
Joan Milner
- The Goodluck Bomber (1975) ... Joan Milner
 1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Agnes Benton / Maylee Baines
- In Performance of Duty (1974) ... Agnes Benton
- The Foundling (1974) ... Maylee Baines
 1974 Murder or Mercy (TV Movie)
Elena Champion
 1974 The Waltons (TV Series)
Martha Rudge
- The Car (1974) ... Martha Rudge
 1973 Emergency! (TV Series)
Eunice Evans
- Computer Error (1973) ... Eunice Evans
 1969 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Donna Douglas
- The Honeymooners: The Honeymoon Is Over (1969) ... Donna Douglas
 1965 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Miss Castle
- My Cousin the Heroine (1965) ... Miss Castle
 1963 The Doctors (TV Series)
Joan Halliday
- Judgment of Soloman: Part 2 (1963) ... Joan Halliday
 1955 Love of Life (TV Series)
Vanessa Raven
- Episode dated 22 December 1955 (1955) ... Vanessa Raven
- Episode dated 1 February 1955 (1955) ... Vanessa Raven
 1955 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
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In the fall of 2000 she was an honoree at her former school, Moline High School, in their Hall of Honor. Her plaque sits in a viewing window in the auditorium lobby in Moline, Illinois. See more »

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