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Sada Thompson (1927–2011)


Renowned and highly respected actress Sada Thompson has earned critical acclaim both on stage and TV for her noble, strong-minded matrons, but her more challenging and compelling work has come when her characters have displayed darker, more neurotic tones. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, she was the eldest of three children of magazine editor Hugh ... See full bio »

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(age 83) in Danbury, Connecticut, USA

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Family Kate Lawrence
(1976-1980)
Lincoln Mary Todd Lincoln
(1974-1976)
Cheers Mama Lozupone
(1991)
Our Town Mrs. Gibbs
(1977)

Filmography

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 2000 Pollock
Stella Pollock
 1998 The Patron Saint of Liars (TV Movie)
Sister Evangeline
 1997 Any Mother's Son (TV Movie)
Gertie
 1995 Law & Order (TV Series)
Elaine Nicodos
- Jeopardy (1995) ... Elaine Nicodos
 1995 Indictment: The McMartin Trial (TV Movie)
Virginia McMartin
 1993 Queen (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1993)
- Episode #1.2 (1993)
- Episode #1.1 (1993)
 1991 Cheers (TV Series)
Mama Lozupone
- Honor Thy Mother (1991) ... Mama Lozupone
 1983-1990 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Katherine Gerard - Andre's Mother / Fanny Church / Widow Douglas / ...
- Andre's Mother (1990) ... Katherine Gerard - Andre's Mother
- Painting Churches (1986) ... Fanny Church
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part I (1986) ... Widow Douglas
- The Skin of Our Teeth (1983) ... Mrs. Antrobus
 1989 Fear Stalk (TV Movie)
Pearl
 1989 Home Fires Burning (TV Movie)
Pastine Tibbetts
 1987 Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery (TV Movie)
Maria Pello
 1986 My Two Loves (TV Movie)
Dorothea
 1983 Princess Daisy (TV Movie)
Masha
 1982 Marco Polo (TV Mini-Series)
Aunt Flora
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Aunt Flora
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Aunt Flora
 1976-1980 Family (TV Series)
Kate Lawrence
- Letting Go (1980) ... Kate Lawrence
- Smarts (1980) ... Kate Lawrence
- Just Like Old Times (1980) ... Kate Lawrence
- The Ties That Bind (1980) ... Kate Lawrence
- Such a Fine Line (1980) ... Kate Lawrence
 1977 Our Town (TV Movie)
Mrs. Gibbs
 1974-1976 Lincoln (TV Series)
Mary Todd Lincoln
- The Last Days (1976) ... Mary Todd Lincoln
- Crossing Fox River (1976) ... Mary Todd Lincoln
- The Unwilling Warrior (1975) ... Mary Todd Lincoln
- Sad Figure, Laughing (1975) ... Mary Todd Lincoln
- Mrs. Lincoln's Husband (1974) ... Mary Todd Lincoln
 1975 The Entertainer (TV Movie)
Phoebe Rice
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
Mamma Cassalini
- Joie (1973) ... Mamma Cassalini
 1971 Desperate Characters
Claire
 1971 The Pursuit of Happiness
Ruth Lawrence
 1965-1966 New York Television Theatre (TV Series)
She (segment: "Bedlam Galore for Two or More")
- Eh, Joe?/Bedlam Galore for Two or More (1966) ... She (segment: "Bedlam Galore for Two or More")
- Gallows Humor (1965)
 1964 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Judy
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Mrs. Mitchell
- The Helping Hand (1963) ... Mrs. Mitchell
 1961 Camera Three (TV Series)
Rosaleen
- The Cracked Looking Glass (1961) ... Rosaleen
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Nurse
- Lost (1956) ... Nurse
 1954 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- Old Tasselfoot (1954)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Emily" / "Celia" / "Dorothy" / "Ma") in "Twigs" on Broadway [production was composed of the following shows: "Emily", "Celia", "Dorothy", "Ma"]. "Emily": Written by George Furth. Incidental music by Stephen Sondheim. "Celia": Written by George Furth. Incidental music by Stephen Sondheim. "Dorothy": Written by ... See more »

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She was nominated for a 1988 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Play for "Driving Miss Daisy" in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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