Dena Dietrich (1928–2020)


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Dena Dietrich was born on December 4, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress, known for History of the World: Part I (1981), Philly (2001) and The North Avenue Irregulars (1979). She died on November 21, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

History of the World: Part I Competence - The Roman Empire
(1981)
Philly Judge Ellen Armstrong
(2001-2002)
(1979)
The Golden Girls Gloria Petrillo
(1991)

Filmography

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 2007/II Sister's Keeper
Harriette
 2005 Fielder's Choice (TV Movie)
Bessie
 2001-2002 Philly (TV Series)
Judge Ellen Armstrong
- Mojo Rising (2002) ... Judge Ellen Armstrong
- Thanks for the Mammaries (2002) ... Judge Ellen Armstrong
- Tall Tales (2002) ... Judge Ellen Armstrong
- Brotherly Love (2002) ... Judge Ellen Armstrong
- There's No Business Like No Business (2002) ... Judge Ellen Armstrong
 1999 The Sky Is Falling
Mrs. Jacobs
 1999 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Tilly's Friend / Marge
- Escape from Party Island (1999) ... Tilly's Friend (voice)
- Jon Vitti Presents: 'Return to La Grunta' (1999) ... Marge (voice)
 1998 Mad About You (TV Series)
Mrs. Michalak
- The 2nd Mrs. Buchman (1998) ... Mrs. Michalak
 1997 Boy Meets World (TV Series)
Gloria Heck
- B & B's B'n B (1997) ... Gloria Heck
 1990-1996 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Phyllis
- Phil's Dead - Long Live Phil's (1996) ... Phyllis
- Goin' to the Chapel: Part 2 (1990) ... Phyllis
- Goin' to the Chapel: Part 1 (1990) ... Phyllis
 1996 The Burning Zone (TV Series)
Mrs. White
- The Silent Tower (1996) ... Mrs. White
 1995 Baywatch Nights (TV Series)
Clara Fuller
- Just a Gigolo (1995) ... Clara Fuller
 1995 My Wildest Dreams (TV Series)
Sophie
- Wedding Bell Blues (1995) ... Sophie
 1995 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Estelle Bloom
- Travels with Andy (1995) ... Estelle Bloom
 1995 Sisters (TV Series)
Mrs. Jacobsen
- A House Divided (1995) ... Mrs. Jacobsen
 1994 All My Children (TV Series)
Wilma Marlowe
- Episode #1.6416 (1994) ... Wilma Marlowe
- Episode #1.6403 (1994) ... Wilma Marlowe
- Episode #1.6382 (1994) ... Wilma Marlowe
- Episode #1.6369 (1994) ... Wilma Marlowe
 1994 Hearts Afire (TV Series)
Maxine
- The Big Yes (1994) ... Maxine
 1990-1993 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Aunt Helen / Ursula
- The Sting (1993) ... Aunt Helen
- Someone to Watch Over Me (1990) ... Ursula
 1992 Harry and the Hendersons (TV Series)
Judge Raymond
- Harry Henderson National Park (1992) ... Judge Raymond
 1992 Blossom (TV Series)
Mrs. Ubermeyer
- Whines and Misdemeanors (1992) ... Mrs. Ubermeyer
 1991 Get a Life (TV Series)
Margaret Gardner
- Chris Becomes a Male Escort (1991) ... Margaret Gardner
 1991 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Gloria Petrillo
- The Monkey Show (1991) ... Gloria Petrillo
 1991 Going Places (TV Series)
- Mommy Dearest (1991)
 1990 Babes (TV Series)
Ronnie's Mother
- The One Where Charlene Meets Ronnie's Mother (1990) ... Ronnie's Mother
 1990 Good Grief (TV Series)
Mrs. Whiteside
- Full Dress Burial (1990) ... Mrs. Whiteside
 1990 Gravedale High (TV Series)
- Cleo's Pen Pal (1990) ... (voice)
 1990 Love or Money
Receptionist
 1989 Life Goes On (TV Series)
Beryl Metcalf
- Break a Leg, Mom (1989) ... Beryl Metcalf
 1989 13 East (TV Series)
Mrs. Newman
- Poppa's Coming (1989) ... Mrs. Newman
 1989 Disorganized Crime
Judge D. Greenwalt
 1988 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series)
Miss Ferguson
- Home Sweet Home (1988) ... Miss Ferguson
 1988 Out of This World (TV Series)
Mrs. Wainwright
- Career Crunch (1988) ... Mrs. Wainwright
 1988 Thirtysomething (TV Series)
Birdie Kravitz
- Accounts Receivable (1988) ... Birdie Kravitz
 1986 Life with Lucy (TV Series)
Mrs. Loomis
- Lucy, Legal Eagle (1986) ... Mrs. Loomis
 1986 Daniel and the Lion's Den (Video short)
Belshazzar's Mother (voice)
 1985-1986 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Katie Wallace
- Episode #1.364 (1986) ... Katie Wallace
- Episode #1.359 (1985) ... Katie Wallace
- Episode #1.330 (1985) ... Katie Wallace
- Episode #1.329 (1985) ... Katie Wallace
- Episode #1.323 (1985) ... Katie Wallace
 1985 The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible (TV Series short)
Belshazzar's Mother
- Daniel and the Lion's Den (1985) ... Belshazzar's Mother (voice)
 1985 The O'Briens (TV Movie)
Sister-in-law
 1985 CBS Storybreak (TV Series short)
Mrs. Farber
- Chocolate Fever (1985) ... Mrs. Farber (voice)
 1984 The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries (TV Series)
Various / Norma Deathman / Additional Voices
- The Nutcracker Scoob (1984) ... Various (voice)
- A Scarey Duel with a Cartoon Ghoul/E*I*E*I*O (1984) ... Various (voice)
- Sherlock Doo (1984) ... Various (voice)
- The 'Dooby Dooby Doo' Ado/Showboat Scooby (1984) ... Various (voice)
- A Night Louse at the White House (1984) ... Various (voice)
 1983 Horizons
Grandmother (voice)
 1982 Square Pegs (TV Series)
Vida Aronov
- Muffy's Bat Mitzvah (1982) ... Vida Aronov
 1982 Scamps (TV Movie)
Miss Pitts
 1981 The Flintstone Comedy Show (TV Series)
Stormfront
- Captain Caveman: Stormfront and Weathergirl (1981) ... Stormfront (voice)
 1981 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Prison Guard
- Is There a Doctor in the Big House? (1981) ... Prison Guard
 1981 History of the World: Part I
Competence - The Roman Empire
 1981 The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (TV Series)
Umbra
- Greece Is the Word (1981) ... Umbra (voice)
 1980 Horizons
Grandmother
 1980 Baby Comes Home (TV Movie)
Dora
 1980 The Righteous Apples (TV Series)
Mrs. Carson
- A Secret Love (1980) ... Mrs. Carson
 1979-1980 The Ropers (TV Series)
Ethel Armbrewster
- Mother's Wake (1980) ... Ethel Armbrewster
- Four Letter Word (1980) ... Ethel Armbrewster
- Of Mice and Horses (1980) ... Ethel Armbrewster
- Pal Joey (1979) ... Ethel Armbrewster
- Power Play (1979) ... Ethel Armbrewster
 1979 But Mother! (TV Movie)
Billie Barkley
 1979 The North Avenue Irregulars
Mrs. Carlisle
 1979 Turnabout (TV Mini Series)
Gypsy
- Pilot (1979) ... Gypsy
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Renee Larsen
 1978 Welcome Back, Kotter (TV Series)
Ilona Garland
- Frog Day Afternoon (1978) ... Ilona Garland
 1978 Getting Married (TV Movie)
Sylvia Carboni
 1976-1977 The Practice (TV Series)
Molly Gibbons
- Molly and Jules (1977) ... Molly Gibbons
- Jules in Jail (1977) ... Molly Gibbons
- Mulligan (1977) ... Molly Gibbons
- Jules and Lenny (1977) ... Molly Gibbons
- Oh, Brother (1977) ... Molly Gibbons
 1977 Space Academy (TV Series)
Marcia Giddings
- My Favorite Marcia (1977) ... Marcia Giddings
 1977 Blansky's Beauties (TV Series)
Katherine Foxworth
- Dear Nancy (1977) ... Katherine Foxworth
 1975 The Ghost Busters (TV Series)
Countess
- The Vampire's Apprentice (1975) ... Countess
 1975 Fay (TV Series)
Mrs. Faber
- Jack Remarries (1975) ... Mrs. Faber
 1975 Karen (TV Series)
Dena Madison
- Dena Might (1975) ... Dena Madison
- The Karen Report (1975) ... Dena Madison
- A Day in the Life (1975) ... Dena Madison
- Capitol Capers (1975) ... Dena Madison
- What Are Friends For? (1975) ... Dena Madison
 1975 The Wild Party
Mrs. Murchison
 1974 Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers (TV Series)
Estelle
- A Date with Robert (1974) ... Estelle
 1974 Emergency! (TV Series)
Nurse Betty
- Surprise (1974) ... Nurse Betty
 1974 The Strange and Deadly Occurrence (TV Movie)
Audrey
 1973 Adam's Rib (TV Series)
Gracie Peterson
- Too Many Cooks (1973) ... Gracie Peterson
- The First Hurrah (1973) ... Gracie Peterson
- Friend of the Family (1973) ... Gracie Peterson
- Murder (1973) ... Gracie Peterson
- For Richer, for Poorer (1973) ... Gracie Peterson
 1973 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Sadie
- Cry Uncle (1973) ... Sadie
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TV commercial, "Here it Comes," with James Garner, Mariette Hartley, Robert Ridgely, Dena Dietrich, and Kim Richards, for the Polaroid Sun camera. See more »

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Best known for her TV margarine commercial in which she utters the famous line: "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!" See more »

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