Rosemary Murphy (1925–2014)


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Rosemary Murphy was born on January 13, 1925 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. She was an actress, known for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Eleanor and Franklin (1976) and Mighty Aphrodite (1995). She died on July 5, 2014 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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To Kill a Mockingbird Maudie Atkinson
(1962)
Eleanor and Franklin Sara Delano Roosevelt
(1976)
Mighty Aphrodite Adoption Coordinator
(1995)
After.Life Mrs. Whitehall
(2009)

Filmography

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 2010 The Romantics
Grandmother Hayes
 2009 After.Life
Mrs. Whitehall
 2008 Synecdoche, New York
Frances
 2007 The Savages
Doris Metzger
 2001/I Dust
Angela
 1999 The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (TV Movie)
Bea Einhorn
 1997-1999 Frasier (TV Series)
Carol Larkin
- Taps at the Montana (1999) ... Carol Larkin
- To Kill a Talking Bird (1997) ... Carol Larkin
 1999 Message in a Bottle
Helen At The B&B
 1998 The Visitor (TV Series)
Tour Guide
- The Trial (1998) ... Tour Guide
 1997 Cracker: Mind Over Murder (TV Series)
Victoria
- Sons and Lovers (1997) ... Victoria
- 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (1997) ... Victoria
 1996-1997 EZ Streets (TV Series)
Quinn's Mother / Quinn's Ma
- A Ceremony of Innocence (1997) ... Quinn's Mother
- A Terrible Beauty (1997) ... Quinn's Mother
- Every Picture Tells a Story (1996) ... Quinn's Mother
- Pilot (1996) ... Quinn's Ma
 1995 Mighty Aphrodite
Adoption Coordinator
 1995 The Tuskegee Airmen (TV Movie)
Eleanor Roosevelt
 1995 The Cosby Mysteries (TV Series)
Brenda Trelane
- Dial 'H' for Murder (1995) ... Brenda Trelane
 1994 Don't Drink the Water (TV Movie)
Miss Pritchard
 1993 Bob (TV Series)
Mrs. O'Reilly
- Better to Have Loved and Flossed (1993) ... Mrs. O'Reilly
 1993 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Joanna Allenby
- Hatton's Turn: Part 2 (1993) ... Joanna Allenby
- Hatton's Turn: Part 1 (1993) ... Joanna Allenby
 1993 And the Band Played On (TV Movie)
Blood Bank Executive
 1993 Johnny Bago (TV Series)
Blossom
- Johnny Bago Free at Last (1993) ... Blossom
 1993 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series)
Mrs. Bing
- Portraits (1993) ... Mrs. Bing
 1993 Bodies of Evidence (TV Series)
Pat Murphy
- Endangered Species (1993) ... Pat Murphy
 1993 Twenty Bucks
Aunt Dotty
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Judge Carla White
- Devil's Advocate (1992) ... Judge Carla White
- Denise and De Nuptials (1992) ... Judge Carla White
 1991 For the Boys
Luanna Trott
 1991 Law & Order (TV Series)
Mrs. Catherine Messimer
- In Memory Of (1991) ... Mrs. Catherine Messimer
 1991 A Woman Named Jackie (TV Mini Series)
Rose Kennedy
- The Onassis Years (1991) ... Rose Kennedy
- The Kennedy Years (1991) ... Rose Kennedy
- The Bouvier Years (1991) ... Rose Kennedy
 1989 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Greta Aldrin
- Episode dated 13 November 1989 (1989) ... Greta Aldrin
- Episode dated 25 October 1989 (1989) ... Greta Aldrin
- Episode dated 24 January 1989 (1989) ... Greta Aldrin
- Episode #1.8965 (1989) ... Greta Aldrin
 1988 Another World (TV Series)
Loretta Fowler
- Episode dated 26 February 1988 (1988) ... Loretta Fowler
 1987 September
Mrs. Mason
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Sybil Constable
- It Runs in the Family (1987) ... Sybil Constable
 1984 Kate & Allie (TV Series)
Allie's Mother
- A Weekend to Remember (1984) ... Allie's Mother
 1984 George Washington (TV Mini Series)
Mary Ball Washington
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Mary Ball Washington
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Mary Ball Washington
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Mary Ball Washington
 1983 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Gladys
- The Woman Who Willed a Miracle (1983) ... Gladys
 1982-1983 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Harriet / Dr. Diana Green
- A Loss for Words (1983) ... Harriet
- The Mourning After (1982) ... Dr. Diana Green
 1982 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Vanessa Downing
- Russians and Ruses (1982) ... Vanessa Downing
 1982 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Marion Danforth
- Flashback (1982) ... Marion Danforth
 1981 The Hand
Karen Wagner
 1981 Mr. Griffin and Me (TV Movie)
Jane Barlow
 1980 The Attic
Mrs. Perkins
 1979 Before and After (TV Movie)
Helen, Carole's Mother
 1977 Julia
Dottie
 1977 Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (TV Movie)
Sara Delano Roosevelt
 1976 Most Wanted (TV Series)
Inga
- The Slaver (1976) ... Inga
 1976 Movin' On (TV Series)
Lois Hunt
- Witch Hunt (1976) ... Lois Hunt
 1976 Eleanor and Franklin (TV Mini Series)
Sara Delano Roosevelt
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... Sara Delano Roosevelt
- Episode #1.1 (1976) ... Sara Delano Roosevelt
 1974-1975 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
Margaret Blumenthal
- One to One (1975) ... Margaret Blumenthal
- A Touch of Bribery (1975) ... Margaret Blumenthal
- Requiem for a Son (1975) ... Margaret Blumenthal
- The Noise of a Quiet Weekend (1975) ... Margaret Blumenthal
- Shattered (1975) ... Margaret Blumenthal
 1974 The Lady's Not for Burning (TV Movie)
Margaret Devize
 1974 Columbo (TV Series)
Margaret Halperin
- A Friend in Deed (1974) ... Margaret Halperin
 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Etta Morris Randolph
- Death and the Favored Few (1974) ... Etta Morris Randolph
 1974 A Case of Rape (TV Movie)
Muriel Dyer
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Dr. Iris Cameron
- Trial by Knife (1974) ... Dr. Iris Cameron
 1973 40 Carats
Mrs. Latham
 1973 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Lydia Summers #2 (1998)
 1973 Maude (TV Series)
Jane
- Maude's Good Deed (1973) ... Jane
 1973 Walking Tall
Callie Hacker
 1972 Cannon (TV Series)
Nurse Ann Marsh
- A Long Way Down (1972) ... Nurse Ann Marsh
 1972 You'll Like My Mother
Mrs. Kinsolving
 1972 Banyon (TV Series)
Hildy Koster
- Completely Out of Print (1972) ... Hildy Koster
 1972 Ben
Beth Garrison
 1972 Invitation to a March (TV Movie)
DeeDee Grogan
 1972 A Fan's Notes
Moms
 1970 All My Children (TV Series)
Eileen Kennicott
- Episode #1.41 (1970) ... Eileen Kennicott
 1969 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Liz Clark
- The Experiment (1969) ... Liz Clark
 1968 A Case of Libel (TV Movie)
Claire
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Mary Herrick
- The Treasure Seekers (1966) ... Mary Herrick
 1966 Any Wednesday
Dorothy Cleves
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Mrs. Turney
- The Sharp Edge of Chivalry (1966) ... Mrs. Turney
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Beth Styx
 1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Dr. Edith Thurston
- Eyewitness (1965) ... Dr. Edith Thurston
 1962 To Kill a Mockingbird
Maudie Atkinson
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Nancy Ross Briggs
- The Firemen Who Raised Rabbits (1962) ... Nancy Ross Briggs
 1962 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Fay Loomis
- A Strange and Distant Place (1962) ... Fay Loomis
 1962 The Virginian (TV Series)
Pearl Dodd Krause
- Big Day, Great Day (1962) ... Pearl Dodd Krause
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Sabina
- A Guy for Clementine (1962) ... Sabina
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Lillian
- Strike a Statue (1962) ... Lillian (uncredited)
 1962 Thriller (TV Series)
Lavinia Sills / Alice Quimby
- The Lethal Ladies (1962) ... Lavinia Sills / Alice Quimby
 1961 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Claire Draper
- Moment of Panic (1961)
- Moment of Panic (1961) ... Claire Draper
 1961 The Young Doctors
Miss Graves
 1961 'Way Out (TV Series)
Bernice Lydecker
- Hush-Hush (1961) ... Bernice Lydecker
 1960 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Ellie Pelston
- I Saw You Tomorrow (1960) ... Ellie Pelston
 1957 That Night!
Nurse 'Chorny' Chornis
 1951-1956 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Nurse Chorness / Miss Milford
- The Long Way Home (1956) ... Nurse Chorness
- See the Man (1955)
- The Tall Dark Man (1955) ... Miss Milford
- A Star Is Born (1951)
 1954 The Secret Storm (TV Series)
Nola Hollister #2 (1969-1970)
 1951-1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Oakland Operator / Woman Number Three
- Long Distance (1953) ... Oakland Operator
- Cafe Ami (1951) ... Woman Number Three
- Long Distance (1951) ... Oakland Operator
 1949 Der Ruf
Mary
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Made her Broadway stage debut in 1957 in the play "Look Homeward, Angel". See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Children:

Marsh, Adam | See more »

Parents:

Murphy, Robert Daniel | Taylor, Mildred
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She died only twelve days before her September (1987) co-star Elaine Stritch. See more »

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