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Angela Paton (1930–2016)

Paton was described as a "natural comic" and one of the "legends of the local stage" of San Francisco. She is a veteran of the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), and also one of A.C.T.'s leading actresses in its first few seasons. After leaving A.C.T. in the early 1970s, Paton and her husband founded and ran the Berkeley Stage Company for a ... See full bio »


(age 86) in Oakland, California, USA

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 2014 Last Wishes (Short)
Emilie Baptiste
 2014 I Didn't Do It (TV Series)
Mrs. Klasby
 2013 I Am I
 2011 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Martha Elkin
 2010 Medium (TV Series)
Mrs. Halstead
 2010 Sons of Tucson (TV Series)
 2008 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Old Woman
 2007 The Final Season
Anne Akers
 2007 Lavinia's Heist (Short)
Lavinia Silver
 2007 The Valley of Light (TV Movie)
 2006 Aisle 73 (Short)
Frances Burnbaum
 2006 Four Kings (TV Series)
 2005 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
 2005 Red Eye
Nice Lady
 2005 Numb3rs (TV Series)
 2003 American Wedding
 2003 JAG (TV Series)
Elena Motley
 2003 Die, Mommie, Die!
Angela's Fan
 2003 The United States of Leland
Airplane Woman
 2002 Becker (TV Series)
Mrs. Bernstein
 2002 First Monday (TV Series)
Bernice Jaworski
 2001 Early Bird Special
Mrs. Carmichael
 2001 The Kennedys (TV Movie)
 2001 The X-Files (TV Series)
Mrs. Lukesh
 2001 That's Life (TV Series)
Mrs. Leski
 2001 Joe Dirt
Woman with Roadrunner
 2000 Boston Public (TV Series)
Mrs. Walsh
 1999 The Joyriders
Rita Mae Tuttle
 1999 Sliders (TV Series)
Mrs. Meadows
 1999 L.A. Doctors (TV Series)
Mrs. Gerken
 1998 Jesse (TV Series)
Mr. Baum
 1998 Dharma & Greg (TV Series)
 1998 Players (TV Series)
 1998 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
 1998 The Con (TV Movie)
 1998 The Wedding Singer
Faye (as Angela Payton)
 1997 George & Leo (TV Series)
Mrs. Johnson
 1997 Cracker: Mind Over Murder (TV Series)
The Suspect
 1997 Lolita
Mrs. Holmes
 1997 The Tom Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Thompson
 1997 Ink (TV Series)
Mrs. Iniger
 1996 Hollywood Boulevard
 1996 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
 1996 The Home Court (TV Series)
Marie Grant
 1996 Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story (TV Mini-Series)
 1996 Cybill (TV Series)
 1996 Eye for an Eye
 1995 ER (TV Series)
Mrs. Ransom
 1995 Home for the Holidays
Woman on Airplane
 1994-1995 Home Improvement (TV Series)
 1995 The Client (TV Series)
Mrs. Jarvis
 1995 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Mrs. Addelson
 1995 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Josephine Stevens
 1995 Something Wilder (TV Series)
Mrs. Griffen
 1995 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
Aunt Adah
 1994 Trapped in Paradise
Hattie Anderson
 1994 Dave's World (TV Series)
Mrs. Begley
 1994 Where Are My Children? (TV Movie)
Ellie McNeil
 1994 Blue Sky
Dottie Owens
 1994 Clean Slate
Shirley Pogue
 1993 Love & War (TV Series)
Nurse Doris
 1993 And the Band Played On (TV Movie)
Woman in Denver
 1993 Sirens (TV Series)
 1993 Groundhog Day
Mrs. Lancaster
 1991-1992 Nurses (TV Series)
Mrs. Kerper / Mrs. Pinson
 1992 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series)
Betty Jameson
 1992 Keep the Change (TV Movie)
 1992 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Nurse #1
 1992 Criminal Behavior (TV Movie)
 1992 The Last of His Tribe (TV Movie)
Mrs. Gustafson
 1991 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Sandra Vosburgh
 1991 Wings (TV Series)
 1991 Lies of the Twins (TV Movie)
Mrs. Shearer
 1991 Crazy from the Heart (TV Movie)
 1991 My Life and Times (TV Series)
Sarah Miller
 1991 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Lottie Sammis
 1991 Love, Lies and Murder (TV Mini-Series)
Parole Board Member #3
 1991 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
Bates' Secretary
 1990 Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
Gloria Sikes
 1990 Lifestories (TV Series)
Eileen Chapin
 1990 Flatliners
 1990 Equal Justice (TV Series)
Mrs. King
 1990 Doctor Doctor (TV Series)
Pauline Meacham
 1989 Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker (TV Movie)
Mrs. Webster
 1989 Roe vs. Wade (TV Movie)
 1989 The Wonder Years (TV Series)
Woman at City Hall
 1989 Hunter (TV Series)
Eva Sands
 1988-1989 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Harriet Anderson
 1989 Dear John (TV Series)
Mother Superior
 1988 Thirtysomething (TV Series)
 1988 Winnie (TV Movie)
Mrs. Spencer
 1986 Pros & Cons (TV Movie)
 1971 Dirty Harry
Homicide Detective (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Angela Payton

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She had a successful stage career in the San Francisco Bay area before moving to the screen when she was in her 50s. She and her husband Bob Goldsby co-founded a theater in Berkeley, the Berkeley Stage Company, in the 1970s.

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