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Ivey, Dana 1942(?)–

IVEY, Dana 1942(?)–

PERSONAL

Full name, Dana Robins Ivey; born August 12, 1942 (some sources cite August 14 or 1941), in Atlanta, GA; daughter of Hugh Daugherty Ivey (a physicist and professor) and Mary Nell Ivey Santacroce (an actress, teacher, and speech therapist); maiden name, McKoin). Education: Rollins College, B.A., 1963; trained for the stage at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Avocational Interests: Classical music, reading (historical fiction and mysteries), traveling, supporting animal rights groups.

Addresses:

Agent—Richard Schmenner, Paradigm, 500 Fifth Ave., 37th Floor, New York, NY 10010.

Career:

Actress and teacher. WGKA–AM Radio, Atlanta, GA, music announcer, interviewer, and classical music programmer, 1974–76; Georgia Institute of Technology, director of technical drama, 1974–77; South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA, guest artist, 1989–90; instructor at Circle in the Square Theatre School, National Theatre School of Canada, and Academy Theatre School; presenter at awards presentations.

Member:

Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, Canadian Actors' Equity Association, Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television, and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors:

Fulbright grant, 1964; Atlanta Circle of Drama Critics Award, best actress, 1977, for Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean; DramaLogue Award, 1979, for Romeo and Juliet; Drama League Award, California Shakespeare Festival, 1979; Clarence Derwent Award, outstanding performance, Obie Award (with others), outstanding ensemble performance, Village Voice, and Drama Desk Award nomination, all 1983, for Quartermaine's Terms; Drama Desk Award nomination, 1983, for Present Laughter; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best featured actress in a play, 1984, for Heartbreak House; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best featured actress in a musical, 1984, for Sunday in the Park with George; Obie Award, outstanding performance, 1987, Outer Critics Circle Award, 1988, and Drama Desk Award nomination, best featured actress in a play, 1988, all for Driving Miss Daisy; Outer Critics Circle Award, 1988, for Wenceslas Square; Drama Desk Award, best featured actress in a play, 1997, for The Last Night of Ballyhoo and Sex and Longing; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best featured actress in a play, 1997, for The Last Night of Ballyhoo; Helen Hayes Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a resident play, Washington Theatre awards Society, 2005, for "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," Tennessee Williams Explored; Bayfield Award, for Hamlet.

CREDITS

Stage Appearances:

Hermia, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Front Street Theatre, Memphis, TN, 1964–65.

Madame Rosepettle, Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad, Front Street Theatre, 1964–65.

Marian's mother, The Music Man (musical), Front Street Theatre, 1964–65.

Mrs. Higgins, My Fair Lady (musical), Front Street Theatre, 1964–65.

Mrs. Teale, Roberta, Front Street Theatre, 1964–65.

Sara, Major Barbara, Front Street Theatre, 1964–65.

Wife, The Seven Year Itch, Front Street Theatre, 1964–65.

Wife and mother, Ah! Wilderness, Front Street Theatre, 1964–65.

Mrs. Mullins, Carousel (musical), Theatre of the Stars, Atlanta, GA, 1965.

Anna, The Firebugs, Canadian Players, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1965–66.

Member of chorus, Murder in the Cathedral, Canadian Players, 1965–66.

Sara Tansey, The Playboy of the Western World, Canadian Players, 1965–66.

Kitty, Charley's Aunt, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1966.

Margaret, Galileo, Manitoba Theatre Centre, 1966.

Mrs. Sowerberry, Oliver! (musical), Theatre of the Stars, 1966.

Solange, The Maids, Manitoba Theatre Centre, 1966.

Title role, Antigone, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1968.

Lucy Brown, The Threepenny Opera (musical), Hartford Stage Company, 1968.

Amanda, Private Lives, Theatre Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 1969–70.

Baroness and Clea, White Liars/Black Comedy, Theatre Calgary, 1969–70.

Fay, Loot, Theatre Calgary, 1969–70.

Gillian, Bell, Book, and Candle, Theatre Calgary, 1969–70.

Gwendolyn, The Importance of Being Earnest, Theatre Calgary, 1969–70.

Mia, The Three Desks, Theatre Calgary, 1969–70.

Mrs. Gargary, Great Expectations, Theatre Calgary, 1969–70.

Pioneer woman and singer, You Two Stay Here, the Rest Come with Me, Theatre Calgary, 1969–70.

Emilia, Othello, Centaur Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1970–71.

Lill, Revenge, Centaur Theatre, 1970–71.

Miss Moscowitz, The Electronic Nigger, Centaur Theatre, 1970–71.

Mrs. Harford, A Touch of the Poet, Centaur Theatre, 1970–71.

Nurse, The Death of Bessie Smith, Centaur Theatre, 1970–71.

Ruth, The Homecoming, Centaur Theatre, 1970–71.

Sonya, Uncle Vanya, Centaur Theatre, 1970–71.

Claire, The Maids, Centaur Theatre, 1971–72.

Title role, Electra, Centaur Theatre, 1971–72.

Isabelle, Total Eclipse, Centaur Theatre, 1971–72.

Jean, The Entertainer, Centaur Theatre, 1971–72.

Narrator, At the Hawk's Well, Centaur Theatre, 1971–72.

Queen, Full Moon in March, Centaur Theatre, 1971–72.

Woman, The Exception and the Rule, Centaur Theatre, 1971–72.

Gwendolyn Pidgeon, The Odd Couple, Theatre of the Stars, 1972.

Helene, En pieces detachees, Manitoba Theatre Centre, 1973.

Sara, Sunrise on Sara, Festival Lennoxville, Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada, 1973.

Sara, A Touch of the Poet, National Arts Centre, Theatre at St. Lawrence Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1973.

Shen–Te, The Good Woman of Setzuan, Theatre London, London, Ontario, Canada, 1973.

Stella, A Streetcar Named Desire, Manitoba Theatre Centre, 1973.

Woman, Thurber Carnival, Manitoba Theatre Centre, 1973.

Jenny, Everything in the Garden, Druid Cellar Dinner Theatre, 1974.

Nurse, Romeo and Juliet, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA, 1974.

Sister woman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Alliance Theatre, 1974.

Elizabeth Proctor, The Crucible, Alliance Theatre, 1975.

Annie Sullivan, The Miracle Worker, Alliance Theatre, 1976.

Catherine, Great Catherine, Shaw Festival, Niagara–on–the–Lake, Ontario, Canada, 1977.

Title role, Hedda Gabler, Alliance Theatre, 1977.

Lina, Misalliance, Alliance Theatre, 1977.

Mary, All the Way Home, Alliance Theatre, 1977.

Mistress Quickly, Henry IV, Part I, Alliance Theatre, 1977.

Mona, Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Alliance Theatre, 1977.

Alma, Eccentricities of a Nightingale, Alaska Repertory Theatre, Anchorage, AK, 1978.

Elaine, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Newport Actors Company, Newport, RI, 1978.

Miss Casewell, The Mousetrap, Newport Actors Company, 1978.

Mrs. Linde, A Doll's House, Manitoba Theatre Centre, 1978.

Pearl and Dot, Patio/Porch, Dallas, TX, 1978.

Claire, The Taking Away of Little Willie, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1979.

Elvira, Blithe Spirit, Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1979.

Katherine, The Taming of the Shrew, California Shakespeare Festival, Visalia, CA, 1979.

Lady Capulet, Romeo and Juliet, California Shakespeare Festival, 1979.

Miss Giddens, The Innocents, Vancouver Playhouse, 1979.

Regina, The Little Foxes, Alliance Theatre, 1979.

Julia, The Philanderer, Shaw Festival, 1980.

Lucienne, A Flea in Her Ear, Shaw Festival, 1980.

Andrea, Twinkle, Twinkle, Hartford Stage Company, 1981.

Ellie, Bing and Walker, Peterborough Players, Peterborough, NH, 1981.

Gentlewoman, lady, and witch, Macbeth, Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater, New York City, 1981.

Hilda, Am I Blue?, Hartford Stage Company, 1981.

Isabel, A Call from the East, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1981.

Lizzie Borden and actress, Blood Relations, Centaur Theatre, 1981.

Madwoman, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Miss Prism, The Importance of Being Earnest, Peterborough Players, 1981.

Renata, Forbidden Copy, Hartford Stage Company, 1981.

Miss Tendesco, Vivien, Arc Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Monica Reed, Present Laughter, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1982–83.

Melanie Garth, Quartermaine's Terms, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, and Playhouse 91, New York City, both 1983.

Nanny, Kate, and principal, Baby with the Bathwater, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Lady Ariadne Utterword, Heartbreak House, Circle in the Square, 1983–84.

Helen Kroger, Pack of Lies, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Naomi Eisen and Yvonne, Sunday in the Park with George (musical), Booth Theatre, New York City, 1984–85.

Countess, The Marriage of Figaro, Circle in the Square, 1985.

Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1987, then John Houseman Theatre, 1987–89.

One of the women, Wenceslas Square, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Martinson Hall, New York City, 1988.

Melissa Gardner, Love Letters, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Gertrude, Hamlet, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Anspacher Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Ma–Noreen, Beggars in the House of Plenty, Manhattan Theatre Club, City Center Theatre Stage II, New York City, 1991.

Nettie Cleary, The Subject Was Roses, Roundabout Theatre Company, New York City, 1991.

Julia Budder, It's Only a Play, Center Theatre Group, James A. Doolittle Theatre, Los Angeles, 1992.

Evelyn, Kindertransport, Manhattan Theatre Club, City Center Theatre Stage I, New York City, 1994.

Naomi Eisen and Yvonne, Sunday in the Park With George (concert performance), St. James Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Sonia, It Changes Every Year [and] Sons and Fathers (two one–acts), Malaparte Theatre Company, New York City, 1994.

Leonie (Leo), Indiscretions (Les Parents Terribles), Royal National Theatre, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1995.

Bridget McCrea, Sex and Longing, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1996.

Boo Levy, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1997–98.

Mrs. Malaprop, The Rivals, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1998.

Ms. Amelia Pickles, The Uneasy Chair, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1998.

The Glass Menagerie, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, 1998.

Madame Pernelle, Tartuffe, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1999.

The Death of Papa, Hartford Stage Company, 1999.

Sylvia Archibald, Waiting in the Wings, Skylight Productions, Colonial Theatre, Boston, MA, 1999, then Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 1999–2000, later Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Mademoiselle Colombe (staged reading), Theatre Ten Ten, New York City, 2000.

Lady Britomark Undershaft, Major Barbara, Roundabout Theatre Company, American Airlines Theatre, New York City, 2001.

Big Mama, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," Tennessee Williams Explored, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 2003.

Grace, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Roundabout Theatre Company, American Airlines Theatre, 2003.

Under Milk Wood, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Main Stage, 2003.

Lady Northumberland and Mistress Quickly, Henry IV, Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater, 2003–2004.

Jubilee: Williamstown Theatre Festival's 50th Anniversary Bash, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Main Stage, 2004.

Lettice and Lovage (benefit performance), Coronet Theatre, West Hollywood, CA, 2004.

Mrs. Malaprop, The Rivals, Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater, 2004–2005.

Appeared as the seventh fairy and a palace guard, Sleeping Beauty, Children's Civic Theatre, Atlanta, GA. Appeared in In the Summerhouse, London production; in Richard III, regional production; and in various concerts, including Candida in Concert.

Major Tours:

Anna, The Firebugs, Canadian Players, Canadian cities, 1966.

Member of chorus, Murder in the Cathedral, Canadian Players, Canadian cities, 1966.

Sara Tansey, Playboy of the Western World, Canadian Players, Canadian cities, 1966.

Avdotya, The Government Inspector, Stratford Shakespearean Festival Centennial tour, Canadian cities, 1967.

Lady–in–waiting, Twelfth Night, Stratford Shakespearean Festival Centennial tour, Canadian cities, 1967.

Androgyne, Volpone, National Shakespeare Company, U.S. cities, 1967.

Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, National Shakespeare Company, U.S. cities, 1967.

Viola, Twelfth Night, National Shakespeare Company, U.S. cities, 1967.

Miss McCormack and Mimsey, Plaza Suite, U.S. cities, 1969.

The Taming of the Shrew, Canadian schools, 1970.

Television Appearances; Series:

Dr. Maria Thompson, Search for Tomorrow, CBS, 1977–78.

Eleanor Stander, Easy Street, NBC, 1986–87.

All My Children, ABC, beginning 1989.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Little Gloria … Happy at Last, NBC, 1982.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Gabrielle Harwood, "Die Laughing," B. L. Stryker, broadcast as part of The ABC Saturday Mystery, ABC, 1989.

Lois Jurgens, A Child Lost Forever (also known as A Child Lost Forever: The Jerry Sherwood Story), NBC, 1992.

Mrs. Julia Peyton, Class of '61, ABC, 1993.

Anna Guidry, A Lesson before Dying, HBO, 1999.

Beatrice Vernon, Walking across Egypt, Hallmark Channel, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Witch, Macbeth, 1982.

Lady Ariadne Utterword, "Heartbreak House," American Playhouse, PBS and Showtime, 1984.

Naomi Eisen and Yvonne, "Sunday in the Park with George," American Playhouse (musical), PBS and Showtime, 1985.

Newscaster, Steven Wright in "The Appointments of Dennis Jennings" (also known as The Appointments of Dennis Jennings), HBO, 1989.

Gertrude, Hamlet, PBS, 1990.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 59th Annual Tony Awards, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Kahlana, "Tribal Law," The Beachcomber, syndicated, c. 1961.

Margie Bolander, "Dead End," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as Homicide and Homicide: LOTS), NBC, 1995.

Margie Bolander, "End Game," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as Homicide and Homicide: LOTS), NBC, 1995.

Margie Bolander, "Law and Disorder," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as Homicide and Homicide: LOTS), NBC, 1995.

Shore, "Girlfriends," Law & Order, NBC, 1996.

Ms. Langer, "Three Days of the Condo," Frasier (also known as Dr. Frasier Crane), NBC, 1997.

Patricia Nathan, "The Bill of Wrongs," Oz, HBO, 2000.

Patricia Nathan, "Obituaries," Oz, HBO, 2000.

Dr. Camille Willoughby, "Bottlecaps," 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Judge Natalie Brown, "Cause of Action," The Practice, ABC, 2003.

Trudy Stork, "Out of the Frying Pan," Sex and the City, HBO, 2004.

Mrs. Eels, "Mr. Monk and the Other Detective," Monk, USA Network, 2005.

Also appeared in Under Fire.

Film Appearances:

Mrs. Freda Mueller, The Explorers (also known as Explorers), Paramount, 1984.

Miss Millie, The Color Purple, Warner Bros., 1985.

Wedding speaker, Heartburn, Paramount, 1986.

Engagement party guest, Another Woman, Orion, 1988.

Mrs. Reed, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Orion, 1988.

Wardrobe mistress, Postcards from the Edge, Columbia, 1990.

Margaret Alford/Margaret Addams, The Addams Family, Paramount, 1991.

Mrs. Stone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (also known as Home Alone II), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1992.

Claire, Sleepless in Seattle, TriStar, 1993.

Judge Tompkins, Guilty as Sin, Buena Vista, 1993.

Margaret Addams, Addams Family Values, Paramount, 1993.

The widow Douglas, The Adventures of Huck Finn (also known as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), Buena Vista, 1993.

Mack, Sabrina, Paramount, 1995.

Meredith Stonehall, The Scarlet Letter, Buena Vista, 1995.

Grandmother Wenteworth, Simon Birch (also known as Angels and Armadillos), Buena Vista, 1998.

Mrs. Essendine, The Imposters, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1998.

Mrs. Crisp, Mumford, Buena Vista, 1999.

Dr. Suzanne Alexander, The Kid (also known as Disney's "The Kid"), Buena Vista, 2000.

Ruth Kelson, Two Weeks Notice, Warner Bros., 2002.

Vera Gantner, Orange County, Paramount, 2002.

Congressperson Libby Hauser, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (also known as Legally Blonde 2 and Legally Blonde 2: Bigger, Bolder & Blonder), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2003.

RECORDINGS

Audiobooks:

Larry McMurtry, The Evening Star, Simon & Schuster, 1992.

Mary Catherine Bateson, Composing a Life, Penguin HighBridge, 1992.

Barbara Delinsky, For My Daughters, Harper, 1994.

Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, Cheaper by the Dozen, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio, 1995.

Belva Plain, Legacy of Silence, Bantam, Doubleday Dell Audio, 1998.

Jan Karon, A Common Life: The Wedding Story, Penguin Audiobooks, 2001.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

American Theatre, April, 1997, pp. 24–29.

Playbill, January 18, 2005.

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