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Lenka Peterson


Born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, as Betty Ann Isaacson, Peterson was one of the first members admitted to New York's Actors Studio. As an actress she divides her time between film, television, and Broadway. She is known for Another World (1964), Dragnet (1987), and American Playhouse: Pigeon Feathers (1988) She guest starred in many early television ... See full bio »

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Dragnet Granny Mundy
(1987)
Jeffrey Church Lady #2
(1995)
Lifeguard Mrs. Carlson
(1976)
Live Wire Gwen
(1992)

Filmography

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 2006 All the King's Men
Savannah Clerk
 2006 Waltzing Anna
 2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Melanie Dunne
- Choice (2003) ... Melanie Dunne
 2000 Cheaters (TV Movie)
Mrs. Plecki
 2000 Wonderland (TV Series)
- 20/20 Hindsight (2000)
 1992-1996 Law & Order (TV Series)
Ann Schoenberg / Olivia
- Survivor (1996) ... Ann Schoenberg
- Star Struck (1992) ... Olivia
 1995 Jeffrey
Church Lady #2
 1994 The Cosby Mysteries (TV Series)
Louise Taft
- Expert Witness (1994) ... Louise Taft
 1992 Live Wire
Gwen
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Byrdie Davies
- Oceans White with Phone (1992) ... Byrdie Davies
 1988 Fatal Judgement (TV Movie)
Martha Busek
 1988 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Julia Clarent
- Chariots of Meyer (1988) ... Julia Clarent
 1988 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Grandmom
- Pigeon Feathers (1988) ... Grandmom
 1987 Kate & Allie (TV Series)
Street Woman
- Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (1987) ... Street Woman
 1987 Dragnet
Granny Mundy
 1987 Pals (TV Movie)
Betty
 1986 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Marsha
- Suitcase (1986) ... Marsha
 1985 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Grace Blake
- Episode #1.8837 (1985) ... Grace Blake
 1985 Code of Vengeance (TV Series)
Ione Flowers
 1985 Code of Vengeance (TV Movie)
Ione Flowers
 1984 Why Me? (TV Movie)
Leola Mae's Mother
 1983 Another World (TV Series)
Marie Fenton
- Episode dated 21 December 1983 (1983) ... Marie Fenton
- Episode dated 6 April 1983 (1983) ... Marie Fenton
 1981-1982 Love, Sidney (TV Series)
Laurie's Mother
- Visitors from Smoot (1982) ... Laurie's Mother
- Just Folks (1981) ... Laurie's Mother
 1981 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Nurse Grady
- Episode #1.1603 (1981) ... Nurse Grady
- Episode #1.1597 (1981) ... Nurse Grady
- Episode #1.1596 (1981) ... Nurse Grady
- Episode #1.1595 (1981) ... Nurse Grady
- Episode #1.1594 (1981) ... Nurse Grady
 1980 Headin' for Broadway
Mrs. Richards
 1980 Seizure: The Story of Kathy Morris (TV Movie)
Music Teacher
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Amanda Stoddard
- Tissue of Truth (1977) ... Amanda Stoddard
 1976 Kingston: Confidential (TV Series)
Laura Frazier
- Kingston (1976) ... Laura Frazier
 1976/I Lifeguard
Mrs. Carlson
 1975 Returning Home (TV Movie)
Mrs. Parish
 1975 First Ladies Diaries: Rachel Jackson (TV Movie)
Mrs. Robards
 1975 The Runaways (TV Movie)
Mrs. Wilson
 1974-1975 Kojak (TV Series)
Dr. Barbara Kirk / Dr. Kirk
- I Want to Report a Dream (1975) ... Dr. Barbara Kirk
- Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die (1974) ... Dr. Kirk
 1975 Someone I Touched (TV Movie)
Enid
 1975 The Rookies (TV Series)
Phyllis Wirl
- The Saturday Night Special (1975) ... Phyllis Wirl
 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series)
Aunt Carol
- The First Love (1974) ... Aunt Carol
 1974 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
Grace Garfeild
- Winners and Losers (1974) ... Grace Garfeild
 1973 The Werewolf of Washington
Senator Joan
 1973 Duty Bound (TV Movie)
Mrs. Brook
 1970 Homer
Mrs. Edwards
 1965 A Flame in the Wind (TV Series)
Martha Skerba Driscoll
- Episode #1.253 (1965) ... Martha Skerba Driscoll
- Episode #1.246 (1965) ... Martha Skerba Driscoll
- Episode #1.238 (1965) ... Martha Skerba Driscoll
- Episode #1.235 (1965) ... Martha Skerba Driscoll
- Episode #1.206 (1965) ... Martha Skerba Driscoll
 1964 Black Like Me
Lucy Horton (as Lenka Petersen)
 1963 Look Up and Live (TV Series)
Eleanor Collins / Nancy
- The End of the Story (1963) ... Eleanor Collins
- New Life to Live ... Nancy
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Emily Ross
- The Third Generation (1963) ... Emily Ross
 1962 The Defenders (TV Series)
Donna Simmons
- The Seven Ghosts of Simon Gray (1962) ... Donna Simmons
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
Beth Brack
- Burning for Burning (1961) ... Beth Brack
 1961 Lamp Unto My Feet (TV Series)
Jessica Matthews
- Episode dated 26 November 1961 (1961) ... Jessica Matthews
 1961 Special for Women: The Glamour Trap (TV Movie)
Housewife
 1961 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Sally Follet
- Episode #14.34 (1961) ... Sally Follet
 1958 Young Dr. Malone (TV Series)
Faye Bannister #1 (1959-1961)
 1957 Decoy (TV Series)
Dorothy Boyer
- Scape Goat (1957) ... Dorothy Boyer
 1957 True Story (TV Series)
Judy
- Girl in Hotel (1957) ... Judy
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Carol Bixby
- The Goodwill Ambassadors (1957) ... Carol Bixby
 1957 The Big Story (TV Series)
Linda Gil / Marie Manning / Edna
- Desperate Hunger (1957) ... Linda Gil
- Exposure (1957) ... Marie Manning
- Make Believe Bandit ... Edna
 1956-1957 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Nancy Bolen
- Longing for to Go (1957) ... Nancy Bolen
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Marilyn
- Finkle's Comet (1956) ... Marilyn
 1955 The Phenix City Story
Mary Jo Patterson
 1952-1955 Repertory Theatre (TV Series)
- Black Frost (1955)
 1954-1955 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Lie Detector (1954)
 1954 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Marge
- Hearts and Hollywood (1954) ... Marge
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
Evelyn
- Guest in the House (1954) ... Evelyn
 1954 Justice (TV Series)
- Man on the Hunt (1954)
 1954 Suspense (TV Series)
- Once a Killer (1954)
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
Ginny
- The Perfect Kill (1954) ... Ginny
 1953 Bonino (TV Series)
Doris Bonino
 1953 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 Our Sister Emily (TV Movie)
Anne Bronte
 1952 CBS Television Workshop (TV Series)
- Careless Love (1952)
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
- Beyond the Door (1951)
 1951 The Web (TV Series)
- The House Guests (1951)
 1951 Take Care of My Little Girl
Ruth Gates
 1950 Panic in the Streets
Jeanette - Charlie's Girlfriend (uncredited)
 1949-1950 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
- Joe McSween's Atomic Machine (1950) ... (unconfirmed)
- Joe McSween's Atomic Machine (1949) ... (unconfirmed)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: The Time of Your Life. Comedy (revival). See more »

Alternate Names:

Lenka Petersen
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Performed with Mary Wickes in summer stock at the Stockbridge Playhouse in productions of My Sister Eileen and The Late George Apley, among other productions. See more »

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