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Armstrong, Bess 1953-


Full name, Elizabeth Key Armstrong; born December 11, 1953, in Baltimore, MD; daughter of Alexander (a teacher) and Louise (a teacher; maiden name, Parlange) Armstrong; married Chris Carreras (a director), 1983 (divorced); married John Fiedler (a producer and film executive), April, 1986; children: Luke Allen, Samuel Chase, Lucy Chase (deceased). Education: Brown University, B.A., 1975.


Agent—Scott Henderson, William Morris Agency, 1 William Morris Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.



Awards, Honors:

Saturn Award nomination, best actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 1984, for High Road to China.


Film Appearances:

Ginny Newley (Callan), The Four Seasons, Universal, 1981.

Mary, Jekyll & HydeTogether Again, Paramount, 1982.

Eve "Evie" Tozer, High Road to China, Warner Bros., 1983.

Kathryn Morgan, Jaws 3-D (also known as Jaws 3), Universal, 1983.

Dr. Worthington, The House of God, 1984.

Donna Mildred Martin, Nothing in Common, TriStar, 1986.

Sister Elizabeth, Second Sight, 1989.

Kate Watson, Mother, Mother, 1989.

Maggie, The Skateboard Kid, 1993.

(Uncredited) Nurse, Serial Mom, 1994.

Elaine, Dream Lover, Gramercy, 1994.

Mrs. Jade Randall, That Darn Cat, Buena Vista, 1997.

When it Clicks, 1998.

Dr. Deborah Klompus, Pecker, Fine Line, 1998.

Katie Harnish, Diamond Men, Panorama Entertainment, 2000.

Television Appearances; Series:

Julia Peters, On Our Own, CBS, 1977-78.

Paula Russell, All Is Forgiven, NBC, 1986.

Elizabeth Meyers, Married People, ABC, 1990.

Patty Chase, My So-Called Life, ABC, 1994-95.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Sally Claybrook, How to Pick Up Girls!, ABC, 1978.

Kristine "Kristy" Lawrence, Getting Married, CBS, 1978.

Laurel Lee, Walking Through the Fire, CBS, 1979.

Jill Kelso, 11th Victim (also known as The Lakeside Killer), CBS, 1979.

Connie, Take Me Home Again (also known as The Lies Boys Tell), NBC, 1994.

Becky Sapp, Stolen Innocence, CBS, 1995.

Barbara Pope, She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal, ABC, 1995.

Pilar Graham Coleman, Mixed Blessings (also known as Danielle Steel's "Mixed Blessings"), NBC, 1995.

Denise Connell, She Cried No (also known as Freshman Fall), NBC, 1996.

Molly Jackson, Christmas Every Day, Showtime, 1996.

Jill Michaelson, The Perfect Daughter, USA Network, 1996.

Roberta "Bobbie" Bradshaw, Forgotten Sins, ABC, 1996.

Gail, Forever Love, CBS, 1998.

Mandy Roberts, Her Best Friend's Husband, Lifetime, 2002.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

B. T. Brady, This Girl for Hire, CBS, 1983.

Patty Chase, My So-Called Life, ABC, 1994.

Mickey Glass, That Was Then, ABC, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Andros Targets, CBS, 1977.

Laura, "The Man Who Loved Women/A Different Girl/My Aching Brother," The Love Boat, ABC, 1978.

$weepstake$, NBC, 1979.

Erma, "What's Cookin'?," Tales From the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales From the Crypt"), HBO, 1992.

Voice of Clio, "Fire from Olympus," Batman (animated; also known as The Adventures of Batman & Robin and Batman: The Animated Series), 1993.

Sara Sheffield, "I Don't Remember Mama," The Nanny, CBS, 1994.

Noreen (Scrubs), Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal, Nickelodeon, 1996.

Sara Sheffield, "The Wedding," The Nanny, CBS, 1998.

Mary, "How Do You Spell Faith?," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1998.

Kelly Kirkland, "Mary Christmas," Frasier, NBC, 2000.

Mickey Glass, "Mayor May Not," That Was Then, ABC, 2002.

Louise Messinger, "If It's Not One Thing, It's a Mother," Good Morning, Miami, NBC, 2002.

Kelly Kirkland, "Frasier-Lite," Frasier, NBC, 2004.

Lydia James, "The Desperate Kingdom of Love," One Tree Hill, The WB, 2004.

Lydia James, "Truth Doesn't Make a Noise," One Tree Hill, The WB, 2004.

Television Appearances; Other:

Corie Bratter, Barefoot in the Park (special), HBO, 1982.

The Making of "Jaws 3-D:" Sharks Don't Die (special), 1983.

Judy Hale, Lace (miniseries), NBC, 1984.

Stage Appearances:

Harmony House, Ansonia Hotel Theatre, New York City, 1975.

Joan of Arc, Knock, Knock, Center Stage, Baltimore, MD, 1977.

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