Audra Lindley (1918–1997)


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Audra Marie Lindley was born in Los Angeles, California, to a show-business family -- her father, Bert Lindley, was a stage and film actor. She got her early start in Hollywood as a stand-in, which eventually progressed to stunt work. After a while, however, she found stunt work not to her liking and went to New York in her twenties to take her ... See full bio »

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Known For

Three's Company Helen Roper
(1976-1982)
The Relic Dr. Zwiezic
(1997)
Desert Hearts Frances Parker
(1985)
Sudden Death Mrs. Ferrara
(1995)

Filmography

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 1996-1998 Cybill (TV Series)
Virginia Sheridan / Meemaw
- Bakersfield (1998) ... Virginia Sheridan / Meemaw (uncredited)
- Some Like It Hot (1997) ... Virginia Sheridan
- Mother's Day (1997) ... Virginia Sheridan
- A Hell of a Christmas (1996) ... Virginia Sheridan
 1997 Nothing Sacred (TV Series)
Sister Sebastian
- Parents and Children (1997) ... Sister Sebastian
 1997 Sisters and Other Strangers (TV Movie)
Irene Connelly
 1997 The Relic
Dr. Zwiezic
 1996 Shoot the Moon
Blanche Gaskins
 1996 High Incident (TV Series)
Claire
- Change Partners (1996) ... Claire
 1995 Friends (TV Series)
Frances
- The One with Phoebe's Dad (1995) ... Frances
 1995 Sudden Death
Mrs. Ferrara
 1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Maggie Saunders
- Home Care (1995) ... Maggie Saunders
 1995 Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan (TV Movie)
Jean / Edna's Mother
 1994 The New Age
Sandi Rego
 1994 The Mommies (TV Series)
Susie
- Mommies Day (1994) ... Susie
 1994 The Corpse Had a Familiar Face (TV Movie)
Monica / Edna's Mother
 1994 Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart (TV Movie)
Katherine Kendrick
 1992 Just My Imagination (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Thompson
 1992 Lifestories: Families in Crisis (TV Series short)
Betty
 1991 The Hidden Room (TV Series)
Elsie
 1991 Absolute Strangers (TV Movie)
Anne Zusselman
 1989 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Anita
- Collection Completed (1989) ... Anita
 1989 Troop Beverly Hills
Frances Temple
 1989 Bridesmaids (TV Movie)
Lulu
 1988 Take My Daughters, Please (TV Movie)
Rebecca
 1988 Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Golden Land (TV Movie)
Mrs. Sternholt
 1988 Spellbinder
Mrs. White
 1988 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (TV Movie)
Mrs. Chaney
 1987 Stamp of a Killer (TV Movie)
Granny
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Mary Ann Newton
- The Author (1987) ... Mary Ann Newton
 1986 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Aunt Joan
- Sunday Drive (1986) ... Aunt Joan
 1985 Zoo Ship (voice)
 1985 Desert Hearts
Frances Parker
 1982 Best Friends
Ann Babson
 1976-1982 Three's Company (TV Series)
Helen Roper
- The Best of Three's Company: Part 1 (1982) ... Helen Roper (credit only)
- Night of the Ropers (1981) ... Helen Roper
- Triangle Troubles (1979) ... Helen Roper (credit only)
- Jack Moves Out (1979) ... Helen Roper (credit only)
- An Anniversary Surprise (1979) ... Helen Roper
 1982 Cannery Row
Fauna Flood
 1982 The Day the Bubble Burst (TV Movie)
Evangeline Adams
 1981 Skyward Christmas (TV Movie)
Billy
 1981 Insight (TV Series)
Carmela
- Little Miseries (1981) ... Carmela
 1980 Revenge of the Stepford Wives (TV Movie)
Barbara Parkinson
 1980 The Silent Lovers (TV Movie)
Laura Hope Crews
 1979-1980 The Ropers (TV Series)
Helen Roper
- Mother's Wake (1980) ... Helen Roper
- Four Letter Word (1980) ... Helen Roper
- The Rummage Sale (1980) ... Helen Roper
- Old Flames (1980) ... Helen Roper
- Men About the House (1980) ... Helen Roper
 1978 Pearl (TV Mini Series)
Lily - General's Wife
- Part 3 (1978) ... Lily - General's Wife
- Part 2 (1978) ... Lily - General's Wife
- Part 1 (1978) ... Lily - General's Wife
 1978 Getting Married (TV Movie)
Catherine Lawrence
 1976 Doc (TV Series)
Janet Scott
- And Stanley Makes Three (1976) ... Janet Scott
- A Little Night Visitor (1976) ... Janet Scott
- The Westside Clinic and Deli (1976) ... Janet Scott
- Mama Doc (1976) ... Janet Scott
- EKG and Vote for Me (1976) ... Janet Scott
 1975-1976 Fay (TV Series)
Lillian
- Not Another Mother's Day (1976) ... Lillian
- Danny Falls in Love (1975) ... Lillian
- Lillian's Separation (1975) ... Lillian
- Not with My Husband You Don't (1975) ... Lillian
- Jack's Heart Attack (1975) ... Lillian
 1975 The Bob Crane Show (TV Series)
Amanda
- Not with My Mother You Don't (1975) ... Amanda
 1975 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Iris Harmon
- Image of Evil (1975) ... Iris Harmon
 1975 Maude (TV Series)
Marilyn Loftus
- And Then There Were None (1975) ... Marilyn Loftus
 1975 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
Doris Erickson
- The Beard (1975) ... Doris Erickson
 1974 The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie)
Mrs. Otis
 1974 The Girl with Something Extra (TV Series)
Margaret
- Irreconcilable Sameness (1974) ... Margaret
 1972-1973 Bridget Loves Bernie (TV Series)
Amy Fitzgerald
- Greener Pastures (1973) ... Amy Fitzgerald
- The Information Gap (1973) ... Amy Fitzgerald
- Steinberg and Son (1973) ... Amy Fitzgerald
- Painting, Painting - Who's Got the Painting? (1973) ... Amy Fitzgerald
- To Teach or Not to Teach (1973) ... Amy Fitzgerald
 1972 The Heartbreak Kid
Mrs. Corcoran
 1971 Taking Off
Ann Lockston
 1964-1969 Another World (TV Series)
Liz Matthews / Elizabeth 'Aunt Liz' Matthews
- Episode #1.1360 (1969) ... Liz Matthews
- Episode #1.1161 (1969) ... Liz Matthews
- Episode #1.1152 (1968) ... Liz Matthews
- Episode #1.1101 (1968) ... Liz Matthews
- Episode #1.1100 (1968) ... Liz Matthews
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Abigail Faxon
 1952-1963 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Hyde
- The Secret Crime (1962)
- H.R. 8438: The Story of a Lost Boy (1956) ... Mrs. Hyde
 1963 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Ethel Wheeler
- The Soldier Ran Away (1963) ... Ethel Wheeler
 1961-1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Mrs. Denton / Grace Youngham / Sheila Braden
- A Horse Has a Big Head - Let Him Worry! (1962) ... Mrs. Denton
- A Case Study of Two Savages (1962) ... Grace Youngham
- Which Is Joseph Creeley? (1961) ... Sheila Braden
 1958-1961 From These Roots (TV Series)
Laura Tompkins (1958-1961)
- Episode #1.912 (1961) ... Laura Tompkins (1958-1961)
- Episode #1.910 (1961) ... Laura Tompkins (1958-1961)
- Episode #1.911 (1961) ... Laura Tompkins (1958-1961)
- Episode #1.908 (1961) ... Laura Tompkins (1958-1961)
- Episode #1.909 (1961) ... Laura Tompkins (1958-1961)
 1958 An American Girl (Short)
Mrs. Davis
 1953-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Galt
- Angry Angel (1958)
- No Riders (1956)
- The Fool Killer (1956) ... Mrs. Galt
- A Simple Matter (1954)
 1955-1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Ruth Joyce / Laura
- Awake with Fear (1957) ... Ruth Joyce
- Thunder in Washington (1955) ... Laura
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- The Ninth Day (1957)
 1951-1956 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Mary Pollet / Maggie
- Lucifer (1955) ... Mary Pollet
- Towhead (1955) ... Maggie
 1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Film Maker (1956)
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Barbara Barnett (1962)
 1955 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
Amy Vetter / Hazel McCauley
- The Kingdom of Andrew Jones (1955) ... Amy Vetter
- No Riders (1955) ... Hazel McCauley
 1954 Love Story (TV Series)
 1951-1954 The Web (TV Series)
- Brush-Off (1954)
- The Keyhole (1952)
- The Shadowy Men (1951)
- Dark Legacy (1951)
 1952 The Big Story (TV Series)
Peg Kennedy
 1952 Hands of Mystery (TV Series)
- Hello Captain (1952)
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
 1951 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Sue Knowles (1962)
 1950-1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Nurse Claxton / Olive / Irene Stoddard
- The Promise (1951) ... Nurse Claxton
- Local Storm (1951) ... Olive
- Gallant Lady (1950) ... Irene Stoddard
 1942 The Male Animal
Student (uncredited)
 1941 Dangerously They Live
Nurse (uncredited)
 1941 One Foot in Heaven
Mother (uncredited)
 1941 Manpower
Nurse (uncredited)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (10 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

(2/6/96-3/10/96) Stage: Appeared in "The Magnificent Yankee", Fords Theater, Washington, DC. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

James Whitmore  (divorced) | See more »

Children:

James Whitmore Jr. | See more »

Parents:

Bert Lindley | Fisher, Elizabeth Frances
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Trivia:

After taping an episode of Cybill (1995), she admitted herself into a hospital as she felt mildly ill. Having been previously diagnosed with leukemia, and doing prescribed treatments, there was no immediate concern for her condition, as she was in high spirits during her stay. It was the following day when she unexpectedly died, and at her bedside was the script for the next episode of Cybill (... See more »

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