Bartlett, Bonnie 1929–

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Bartlett, Bonnie 1929–


Born June 20, 1929, in Wisconsin Rapids, WI; raised in Moline, IL; daughter of E. E. (an actor and insurance salesperson) and Carrie (a homemaker) Bartlett; married William Daniels (an actor and director), June 30, 1951; children: Michael (a singer, director, and stage manager), Robert (an artist and designer), William, Jr. (deceased). Education: Graduated from Northwestern University; studied acting with Lee Strasberg.


Agent—TalentWorks, 3500 West Olive Ave., Suite 1400, Burbank, CA 91505.



Awards, Honors:

Emmy awards, outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, 1986 and 1987, Q Award, best supporting actress in a quality drama series, Viewers for Quality Television awards, 1987, and Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, 1988, all for St. Elsewhere; named to the Moline High School Hall of Honor, Moline, IL, 2000.


Television Appearances; Series:

Ellie Crown, Love of Life, CBS, 1951.

Vanessa "Van" Dale Raven Sterling, Love of Life, CBS, 1955–59.

Grace Snider Edwards, Little House on the Prairie (also known as Little House: A New Beginning), NBC, 1974–77 (some sources cite 1974–79).

Mrs. Ellen Craig, St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1982–88.

Lucille Taylor, Home Improvement, ABC, 1995–98.

Dean Lila Bolander, Boy Meets World, ABC, 1997–99.

Barbara Brooks, Once and Again, ABC, 1999–2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Ann Norton, Salem's Lot (also known as Blood Thirst and Salem's Lot: The Miniseries), CBS, 1979, edited version known as Salem's Lot: The Movie.

Mamie Eisenhower, Ike, ABC, 1979.

Lynn Bernstein, V (also known as Storm Warnings and V: The Original Miniseries), NBC, 1983.

Lynn Bernstein, V: The Final Battle, NBC, 1984.

Mabel Hofmeyer, Celebrity (also known as Tommy Thompson's "Celebrity"), NBC, 1984.

General's wife, North and South, Book II, ABC, 1986.

Louise Bundy, The Deliberate Stranger, NBC, 1986.

Anita Parker, The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (also known as The Great Los Angeles Earthquake), NBC, 1990.

Ruth, Bloodlines: Murder in the Family, NBC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(In archive footage) Aunt Myrtle, The Meanest Men in the West, 1967.

Elena Champion, Murder or Mercy, ABC, 1974.

Sylvia Knowlton, The Legend of Lizzie Borden, ABC, 1975.

Debra Snowden, Killer on Board, NBC, 1977.

Teresa Noble, A Death in Canaan, CBS, 1978.

Judge Greenburg, A Perfect Match, CBS, 1980.

Norma Joyce, Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case, CBS, 1980.

Jo Ann Booth, A Long Way Home, ABC, 1981.

Celia Dempsey, Dempsey, CBS, 1983.

Ida Koverman, Malice in Wonderland (also known as The Rumor Mill), CBS, 1985.

Lillian, Right to Die, NBC, 1987.

Marge Shoat, Deadly Deception, CBS, 1987.

Margaret Wilson, Police Story: The Watch Commander (also known as The Watch Commander), ABC, 1988.

Margaret Singleton, Spy Games, ABC, 1991.

Lucille Mohr, Victim of Love: The Shannon Mohr Story (also known as Crimes of Passion: Victim of Love), NBC, 1993.

Renata Donato, Donato and Daughter (also known as Dead to Rights and Under Threat), CBS, 1993.

Judge Carol Jean Woods, Where Are My Children?, ABC, 1994.

Rosemary Sutter, A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor, NBC, 1994.

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

Aunt Alice, In the Name of Love: A Texas Tragedy (also known as After Laurette), Fox, 1995.

Cathleen Fitzgerald, The Courtyard, Showtime, 1995.

Doris, See Jane Run, ABC, 1995.

Stasha Dubrovich, Sleeping with the Devil, CBS, 1997.

Charlotte, Tuesdays with Morrie (also known as Oprah Winfrey Presents: "Tuesdays with Morrie"), CBS, 1999.

Mavis Lallek, Family Blessings (also known as LaVyrle Spencer's "Family Blessings"), CBS, 1999.

Kate Gazelle, It Must Be Love (also known as Surviving Love), CBS, 2004.

Appeared in Salem's Lot: The Movie, an edited version of the miniseries Salem's Lot (also known as Blood Thirst and Salem's Lot: The Miniseries), CBS, 1979.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(In archive footage) Grace Snider Edwards, Little House Years, NBC, 1979.

Marion Scott, "She Drinks a Little" (also known as "First Step"), ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1981.

Blind Tom: The Story of Thomas Bethune, PBS, c. 1987.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Eunice Evans, "Computer Error," Emergency! (also known as Emergency One and Emergencia), NBC, 1973.

Agnes Benton, "In Performance of Duty," Gunsmoke (also known as Gun Law and Marshal Dillon), CBS, 1974.

Martha Rudge, "The Car," The Waltons, CBS, 1974.

Maylee Baines, "The Foundling," Gunsmoke (also known as Gun Law and Marshal Dillon), CBS, 1974.

Joan Milner, "The Good Luck Bomber," Kojak, CBS, 1975.

Casey Patterson, "The Oracle Wore a Cashmere Suit," The Rockford Files (also known as Jim Rockford, Private Investigator), NBC, 1976.

Myra, "Murder between Friends," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1979.

Ellen Milford, "The Delegate," Barney Miller, ABC, 1980.

"It's the Willingness," Visions, PBS, 1980.

Dr. Ruth West, "Critical Condition," Knots Landing, CBS, 1981.

Mrs. Gregory, "Idolbreaker: Part 2," Eight Is Enough, ABC, 1981.

Claire, "Unthinkable," Lou Grant, CBS, 1982.

Emily Loftis, "Inquiry," Barney Miller, ABC, 1982.

Olga Petrovsky, "Passports," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), ABC, 1985.

Rachel, "El Dorado," The Wizard, CBS, 1986.

Barbara Thorndike, "Dorothy's New Friend," The Golden Girls (also known as Miami Nice), NBC, 1988.

Hillary Townsend King, "End of Innocence," Midnight Caller, NBC, 1989.

Hillary Townsend King, "Promise to a Dead Man," Midnight Caller, NBC, 1989.

Lorraine Maslin, "The Blues Singer," Matlock, NBC, 1989.

Marilyn North, "Seal of the Confessional," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1989.

Harriet Weiss, "Let Them Eat Cake," Wiseguy, CBS, 1990.

Harriet Weiss, "Sanctuary," Wiseguy, CBS, 1990.

Hillary Townsend King, "Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Part 1," Midnight Caller, NBC, 1990.

Hillary Townsend King, "Sale Away: Part 2," Midnight Caller, NBC, 1990.

Beth Lekatzis, "Fragile Truths," I'll Fly Away, NBC, 1992.

"Diet, Diet My Darling," L.A. Law, NBC, 1992.

UEO secretary general Andrea Dre, "The Last Lap at Luxury," seaQuest DSV (also known as seaQuest 2032), NBC, 1993.

Katherine, "Bus Stop," The Faculty, ABC, 1996.

Emily, "Venice," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1997.

Joanne Oz, "Hide and Seek," The Practice, ABC, 1997.

Ruth Greene, "Fathers and Sons," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1997.

Linea, "Prisoners," Stargate SG–1 (also known as La porte des etoiles), Showtime, 1998.

Ruth Greene, "Family Practice," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1998.

Joanne Oz, "Legacy," The Practice, ABC, 1999.

Lucy Scribner, "The Grudge," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2000.

(In archive footage) Ruth Greene, "Piece of Mind," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2001.

Edna Carlyle, "Discharged," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2002.

Patience, "Serenity," Firefly (also known as Firefly: The Series), Fox, 2002.

Loretta, "And a Nightingale Sang," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2003.

Dr. Sylvia Chalmers, "My Other Left Foot," Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (also known as Naval CIS, Navy CIS, Navy NCIS, NCIS, and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service), CBS, 2004.

Margaret, "All the Kings Horses," Huff (also known as !Huff), Showtime, 2005.

Marguerite Hauser, "Shock and Oww!," Boston Legal (also known as Fleet Street, The Practice: Fleet Street, and The Untitled Practice), ABC, 2006.

Appeared as Patricia Boswell in Likely Suspects, Fox; appeared in "The Birthday Party," an episode of Dreams, CBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Francine Luboff, Room for Two, Fox, 1992.

Film Appearances:

Secretary, The Last Tycoon, Paramount, 1976.

Melinda Booke, California Dreaming, Orion, 1979.

Mrs. Garrity, The Last Word (also known as Danny Travis and The Number), Variety International Pictures, 1979.

Nurse Farber, Promises in the Dark, Warner Bros., 1979.

Velma, Seed of Innocence (also known as Teen Mothers), Cannon, 1980.

Patricia, All Night Long, Universal, 1981.

Studio stylist, Frances, Universal, 1982.

Maggie Winter, Love Letters (also known as My Love Letters and Passion Play), New World Pictures, 1984.

Welcome Home, 1986.

Mary Ann Benedict, Twins (also known as Twiins), Universal, 1988.

Senator, Dave, Warner Bros., 1993.

Mrs. Buster, The Grass Harp, Fine Line Features, 1995.

Billie DeLaughter, Ghosts of Mississippi (also known as Ghosts of the Past), Sony Pictures Classics, 1996.

Mrs. Wallace, Shiloh, Legacy Releasing, 1997.

Martha Harris, Primary Colors (also known as Perfect Couple and Mit aller Macht), Universal, 1998.

Mrs. Wallace, Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season (also known as A Dog's Tale and Shiloh II: A Dog's Tale), Warner Bros., 1999.

Mrs. Wallace, Saving Shiloh, Warner Bros., c. 2005.

Film Work:

Performer of song "Rock of Ages," The Grass Harp, Fine Line Features, 1995.

Stage Appearances:

Understudy and replacement, The Tunnel of Love, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1957, National Theatre, 1957–58, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1958.

Sal, Natural Affection, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1963.

Telemachus's mother and other roles, Telemachus Clay, Writers Stage Theatre, New York City, 1963.



TV Guide, July 15, 2000, pp. 47–48.

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