Dabney, Augusta 1918–

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DABNEY, Augusta 1918


Born October 23, 1918, in Berkeley, CA; married Kevin McCarthy (an actor), 1941 (divorced, 1961); married William Prince (an actor), c. 1964 (died, 1996); children: (first marriage) three. Education: Attended the University of California, Berkeley.

Career: Actress.

Awards, Honors: Film Award nomination, best foreign actress, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1958, for That Night!.


Film Appearances:

Maggie Bowden, That Night!, Universal International Pictures, 1957.

Mrs. Eisler, Plaza Suite, Paramount, 1971.

Colorado woman, The Heartbreak Kid, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1972.

Mrs. Cooper, Fire Sale, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1977.

Elizabeth Allison, Cold River, Pacific International Enterprises, 1982.

Herself, Montgomery Clift (documentary), 1983.

Ethel Sawyer, Violets Are Blue ... , Columbia, 1986.

Judge Maynard, Shakedown (also known as Blue Jean Cop ), Universal, 1988.

Mon, Bum Rap, Light Age Filmworks, 1988.

Abigail Patterson, Running on Empty, Warner Bros., 1988.

Sarah Hackett, Henry's mother, The Paper, Universal, 1994.

Mrs. Anderssen, Fear of Fiction, 2000.

Television Appearances; Series:

Regular, Montgomery's Summer Stock, NBC, 1952.

Robert Montgomery Presents, NBC, 19551956.

Tracy Malone #2, Young Dr. Malone, NBC, 19591963.

Laura Baxter, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City ), NBC, 19641965.

Ann Holmes, As the World Turns, CBS, 19661967.

Mrs. Parsons, As the World Turns, CBS, 19701974.

Betty Kahlman Barry #2, A World Apart, ABC, 19701971.

Barbara Norris Thorpe #1, The Guiding Light (also known as Guiding Light ), CBS, 1970.

Carolyn Chandler Baldwin, General Hospital, ABC, 19751976.

Helena Ashley, One Life to Live, ABC, 1979.

Theodora Van Alen #3, The Doctors, NBC, 19801981.

Isabella Alden #2, Loving, ABC, 19831987, 19881991, then 19941995.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Grace Tully, F.D.R.: The Last Year, NBC, 1980.

Elizabeth Hayden, The Portrait, TNT, 1993.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Ida Gates, Hothouse, ABC, 1988.

Shannon's Deal, NBC, 1989.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Her Master's Voice," Kraft Television Theatre, NBC, 1949.

"Security," NBC Presents, NBC, 1949.

"The Fourth Step," Kraft Television Theatre, NBC, 1950.

"I Keep Forgetting," The Clock, NBC, 1950.

"Three Blind Mice," The Trap, CBS, 1950.

"Old Lady Robbins," Kraft Television Theatre, NBC, 1950.

"The Power Devil," The Philco Television Playhouse, NBC, 1950.

"The Perfect Type," Armstrong Circle Theatre, NBC, 1950.

"Nightfall," Sure As Fate, CBS, 1950.

"The Best Years," Kraft Television Theatre, NBC, 1951.

"Be Nice to Mr. Campbell," Starlight Theatre, CBS, 1951.

"Perspective," The Philco Television Playhouse, NBC, 1951.

"Return Flight," Danger, CBS, 1953.

"The Haunted," Suspense, CBS, 1954.

"Experiment Perilous," Studio One, CBS, 1954.

"Letter of Recommendation," The Philco Television Playhouse, NBC, 1955.

"Nobody's Town," Goodyear Television Playhouse, NBC, 1957.

"Be My Guest," The United States Steel Hour, CBS, 1958.

Muriel Weston, "Call It a Day," The United States Steel Hour, CBS, 1959.

"Family Man," Brenner, CBS, 1959.

Margaret Parish, "Ordeal on Locust Street," Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (also known as One Step Beyond ), ABC, 1959.

"Father to the Man," Police Woman, 1976.

Greta, "CoverUp," Lou Grant, CBS, 1980.

Mrs. LaValle, "Under the Influence," Law & Order, NBC, 1998.

Gramma Eleanor, "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished," 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Stage Appearances:

Patsy Tomkins, Return Engagement, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1940.

Ann, The Lady Who Came to Stay, Maxine Elliot's Theatre, New York City, 1941.

Sibyl Chase, Private Lives, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, PA, 1942.

Sweet Charity, Mansfield Theatre, New York City, 19421943.

Another Love Story, Fulton Theatre, New York City, 19431944.

Ruth Wilkins, Dear Ruth, Henry Miller's Theatre, New York City, 19441946.

Jessica, Janus, State Theatre of Pennsylvania, New Hope, PA, 1957.

The Playroom, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1965.

Cynthia, Everything in the Garden, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1968.

Sister Virgilia, Sacrilege, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1975.

Also appeared in Children of a Lesser God; Seascape; Everything in the Garden; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; The Playroom; Abe Lincoln in Illinois; Fugue, Cleveland Playhouse; Painting Churches; Other People's Money; The Elder Witch, Playwrights Horizons.

Radio Appearances:

The Ghost Driver, CBS Radio, 1974.

The Case of M.J.H., CBS Radio, 1974.

The Deadly Blind Man's Bluff, CBS Radio, 1974.

The Strange Voyage of the Lady Dee, CBS Radio, 1974.

The Master Computer, CBS Radio, 1975.

Also appeared in Man Must Die; Man Who Heard Voices; Them.