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Dina Merrill (1923–2017)

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It would have been pretty darn difficult for actress Dina Merrill to have ever pulled off playing a commoner on stage, film or TV. She just had too much class. The epitome of poise and glamor, the New York-born socialite and celebrity was born in 1923 the daughter of financier E.F. Hutton, the founder of the Wall Street firm, and heiress Marjorie ... See full bio »

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 2009 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Woman in Courtroom (uncredited)
 2003 Shade
 2002 The Glow (TV Movie)
Phoebe Janusz
 2002 The Magnificent Ambersons (TV Movie)
Mrs. Johnson (as Dina Merrill-Hartley)
 2001 100 Centre Street (TV Series)
Judge Helen Randolph
 2000 Meeting Genevieve (Short)
 1999 The Other Sister
Pucky (uncredited)
 1998 Mighty Joe Young
Society Woman
 1998 A Chance of Snow (TV Movie)
Merilee Parker
 1998 Vengeance Unlimited (TV Series)
Ellen Hayworth
 1997 Something Borrowed, Something Blue (TV Movie)
Lydia D'Arcy, Monique's Mother
 1996 Roseanne (TV Series)
 1996 Milk & Money
Ellen, David's Mother
 1995 The Nanny (TV Series)
Elizabeth Sheffield
 1995 Open Season
Doris Hays-Britton
 1993 Suture
Alice Jameson
 1993 Not in My Family (TV Movie)
Clair Worth
 1992 The Player
 1990-1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Annie Floret / Monica Douglas
 1991 True Colors
Joan Stiles
 1990 Fear
Catherine Tarr
 1989 Turn Back the Clock (TV Movie)
Maureen Dowd
 1988 Caddyshack II
Cynthia Young
 1986 Twisted
Nell Kempler
 1984-1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Jessica Cabot / Eleanor Blackwood
 1986 The Alan King Show (TV Movie)
Nan Cooper
 1984 Hot Pursuit (TV Series)
Estelle Modrian
 1984 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
 1983 The Brass Ring (TV Movie)
 1980 Matt and Jenny (TV Series)
Adelaide Alcott
 1980 Just Tell Me What You Want
Connie Herschel
 1979 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Helen Ames
 1979 The Tenth Month (TV Movie)
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Hickinger
 1978 A Wedding
Antoinette Goddard
 1977 The Greatest
Velvet Green
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Thelma March
 1976 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Claire Garner
 1976 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Dr. Barbara Dalton
 1976 Kingston: Confidential (TV Series)
Helen Martinson
 1975 Switch (TV Series)
 1975 The Meal
Kelley Fielding (as Miss Dina Merrill)
 1975 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Harriet Manners
 1974 Throw Out the Anchor!
Lindy Baker
 1974 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
 1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Carol Brooks
 1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Doris Hawthorne
 1973 Running Wild
Whit Colby
 1973 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Ruth Wilson (segment "Hatred Unto Death")
 1973 The Letters (TV Movie)
Penelope Parkington (The Parkingtons Episode)
 1972 Family Flight (TV Movie)
Florence Carlyle
 1965-1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Christine Minton / Jean Davis
 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones (TV Movie)
Vivian Greher
 1971 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Madeline Calvert
 1971 Medical Center (TV Series)
Ruth Marlowe
 1971 The Virginian (TV Series)
Laura Duff
 1969-1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Maggie Payden / Nancy Devlin
 1970 Aru heishi no kake
Kelly Allen
 1969 The Lonely Profession (TV Movie)
Beatrice Savarona
 1969 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
 1969 Seven in Darkness (TV Movie)
Emily Garth
 1968 The Sunshine Patriot (TV Movie)
Brancie Hagen
 1968 Batman (TV Series)
Calamity Jan
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Caroline Willins
 1967 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Ginny Weldon
 1966 Bonanza (TV Series)
Susannah Clauson
 1966 Daktari (TV Series)
Janet Lorne
 1966 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Capt. Patricia Bates
 1965 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Madeline Lorne
 1963-1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Maralise / Joan Cowley
 1965 I'll Take Sweden
Karin Granstedt
 1964-1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
Clothilde Bonheur / Kendall Frazier
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Jo Andrews
 1964 Mickey (TV Series)
 1964 Rawhide (TV Series)
Lisa Temple
 1964 Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (TV Series)
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Barrie Coleman
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Rita Hall
 1963 The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Rita Behrens
 1962 The Expendables (TV Movie)
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Eve Emerson / Carol Manson
 1962 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Aline Lincoln
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Ruth Kingman
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Evelyn LeFevre
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Laura Hammond
 1961 The Investigators (TV Series)
Valerie Corbin
 1961 Westinghouse Presents: The Dispossessed (TV Movie)
Annette DeGrande
 1961 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Lisa Muller
 1961 Twenty Plus Two
Nicki Kovacs
 1961 The Young Savages
Karin Bell
 1961 Hong Kong (TV Series)
Helen Rowan Randolph
 1960 The Sundowners
Jean Halstead
 1960 BUtterfield 8
Emily Liggett
 1959-1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Laura Hudson / Julie
 1960 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Aline Lincoln
 1959 Operation Petticoat
Lt. Barbara Duran RN
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Laurette Harrington
 1959 Don't Give Up the Ship
Ens. Rita J. Benson
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
 1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Iris Farrar
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1957 Desk Set
Sylvia Blair
 1956 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Lieutenant Roxberry / WAC Lieutenant
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Sarah / Mrs. Neville
 1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
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Other Works:

Angel Street (1975). Thriller (revival). Written by Patrick Hamilton. Directed by Shepard Traube [final Broadway credit]. Lyceum Theatre: 26 Dec 1975- 8 Feb 1976 (52 performances + 4 previews that began on 24 Dec 1975). Cast: Michael Allinson (as "Mr. Manningham"), Dina Merrill (as "Mrs. Manningham"), Christine Andreas (as "... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Miss Dina Merrill | Dina Merrill-Hartley


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Received the Women's International Center (WIC) Living Legacy Award (1994). See more »



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