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Therese Lyon (1887–1975)

Therese Lyon was born on August 14, 1887 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Estelle Lyon. She was an actress, known for Strangler of the Swamp (1946), The Twilight Zone (1959) and Love, Honor and Goodbye (1945). She was married to Leon Amson Rosenfield. She died on April 15, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »
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Known For

The Twilight Zone Old Woman
A Letter for Evie Mrs. Jackson


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 1962 The Music Man
Dolly Higgins (uncredited)
 1960 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Old Woman
- Mirror Image (1960) ... Old Woman (as Terese Lyon)
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
West's Housekeeper
- The Perfect Crime (1957) ... West's Housekeeper
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- The Playroom (1957) ... Messenger
 1956 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Miss Bagley
- The Cardinal's Secret (1956) ... Miss Bagley
 1954 Lady in the Wings (TV Movie)
 1951 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Woman on Stagecoach
- Jewelry Store Fence (1951) ... Woman on Stagecoach
 1951 Half Angel
Mrs. McCarey (uncredited)
 1951 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Looking Through (1951)
 1950 The Milkman
Bradley Maid (uncredited)
 1950 No Sad Songs for Me
Elderly Lady (uncredited)
 1948 The Snake Pit
Patient (uncredited)
 1948 Apartment for Peggy
Nurse (uncredited)
 1948 All My Sons
Minnie (uncredited)
 1947 Kilroy Was Here
Mother Dunlap - Landlady
 1947 Monsieur Verdoux
Jeannette - the Verdoux Maid (uncredited)
 1947 The Late George Apley
Chestnut Vendor (uncredited)
 1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1946 The Killers
Mrs. Grimes (uncredited)
 1946 The Green Years
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1946 A Letter for Evie
Mrs. Jackson
 1946 Strangler of the Swamp
 1945 Love, Honor and Goodbye
Miss Hopkins

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Terese Lyon

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Therese Lyon was cast in the role of the housekeeper (Jeannette) in Charlie Chaplin's film "Monsieur Verdoux". When she arrived on the set, she noticed that the table settings were not appropriate to the setting in the film -- and she happened to mention this to Mr. Chaplin. He took her seriously, stopped the shooting, and encouraged her to instruct the set decorators, et al. as to what the table... See more »

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