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Eileen Herlie (1918–2008)

This vibrant Scottish character actress managed in her seven-decade career trek to not only brighten up the Broadway stage during the 1950s and 1960s in roles ranging from the man-searching milliner Irene Malloy to Hamlet's mother Queen Gertrude, but conquered the TV market too, delighting daytime audiences for not only standing toe-to-toe against ... See full bio »

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Known For

All My Children Myrtle Fargate / Myrtle Lum Fargate
Hamlet Gertrude, The Queen
The Sea Gull Polina
Gilbert and Sullivan Helen D'Oyly Carte


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 1976-2008 All My Children (TV Series)
Myrtle Fargate / Myrtle Lum Fargate
- Episode #1.9900 (2008) ... Myrtle Fargate
- Episode #1.9795 (2008) ... Myrtle Fargate
- Episode #1.9794 (2008) ... Myrtle Fargate
- Episode #1.9793 (2008) ... Myrtle Fargate
- Episode #1.9792 (2008) ... Myrtle Fargate
 1999 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Myrtle Fargate
- Episode dated 24 February 1999 (1999) ... Myrtle Fargate
 1993 Loving (TV Series)
Myrtle Fargate
- Episode #1.2651 (1993) ... Myrtle Fargate
- Episode #1.2578 (1993) ... Myrtle Fargate
 1972 The Woman I Love (TV Movie)
Queen Mary
 1971 Lemonade (TV Movie)
 1968 The Sea Gull
 1964/I Hamlet
 1962 Freud
Frau Ida Koertner
 1958 She Didn't Say No!
Bridget Monahan
 1954 Cocktails in the Kitchen
Anne's Mother
 1954 The Matchmaker (TV Special)
Irene Malloy
 1953 Gilbert and Sullivan
Helen D'Oyly Carte
 1951 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Regina Giddens
- The Little Foxes (1951) ... Regina Giddens
 1950 The Angel with the Trumpet
Henrietta Stein
 1948 Hamlet
Gertrude, The Queen
 1947 Hungry Hill
Show Show Self (6 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Thornton Wilder's play, "The Matchmaker," at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Ruth Gordon, Sam Levene, Prunella Scales, Alec McCowen, Peter Sallis, Lee Montague, Arthur Hill, Patrick McAlinney and Esme Church in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was director. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Articles | See more »


5' 4" (1.63 m)


Witold Kuncewicz  (divorced) | See more »

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Had two younger sisters: Geraldine (1924-1982) and Catherine (1926-2000). See more »

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