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Gillette, Anita 1936(?)–


Original name, Anita Luebben; born August 16, 1936 (some sources cite 1938), in Baltimore, MD; daughter of John Alfred and Juanita (maiden name, Wayland) Luebben; married Ronald William Gillette (a doctor), October 13, 1957 (divorced, 1967); married Armand Eugene Coullet, July 23, 1982; children: Timothy Ronald, Christopher John. Education: Trained for the stage at Peabody Conservatory and with Lee Strasberg and Robert Lewis.


Agent—Judy Schoen and Associates, 606 North Larchmont Blvd., Suite 309, Los Angeles, CA 90004; HWA Talent Representatives, 3500 West Olive Ave., Suite 1400, Burbank, CA 91505–5512.


Actress and singer. Appeared in a revue sponsored by the Festival of American Arts and Humanities at U.S. Embassy, London, 1966.


Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors:

Theatre World Award, 1960, for Russell Patterson's Sketchbook; Antoinette Perry Award nomination and Los Angeles Drama Critics Award, both best actress in a play, 1978, for Chapter Two.


Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Sophie, Roberta (musical), North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly, MA, 1958.

(Broadway debut) Thelma, Gypsy (musical), Broadway Theatre, 1959, 1960.

Russell Patterson's Sketchbook, Maidman Theatre, New York City, 1960.

Gypsy, then Lili, Carnival! (musical), Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1961–62, then Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1962–63.

Susan, All American (musical), Winter Garden Theatre, 1962.

Sarah Browne, Guys and Dolls (musical), O'Keefe Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1962.

Leslie Henderson, Mr. President (musical), St. James Theatre, New York City, 1962–63.

(London debut) Title role, Pocahontas, Lyric Theatre, 1963.

Angela Crane, Kelly (musical), Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1965.

Sarah Browne, Guys and Dolls (musical), City Center Theatre, New York City, 1965.

Meet Me in Saint Louis, Municipal Opera House, St. Louis, MO, 1965.

Resi, The Great Waltz, Civic Light Opera Theatre, Los Angeles, 1965.

Susan Hollander, Don't Drink the Water, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1966–68, then Ethel Barrymore Theatre and Belasco Theatre, both New York City, 1968.

Sally Bowles, Cabaret (musical), Broadway Theatre, 1968–69.

Betty Compton, Jimmy (musical), Winter Garden Theatre, 1969–70.

Tina Trenhoven, Knickerbocker Holiday, Curran Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 1971.

Female roles, Rich and Famous (musical), New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1976.

Bus Stop, 1976.

Travesties, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1977.

The Importance of Being Earnest, Mark Taper Forum, 1977.

Jennie Malone, Chapter Two, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1977, then Imperial Theatre, 1977–79, later Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1979.

Sonia Walsk, They're Playing Our Song (musical), Imperial Theatre, 1979–81.

Night Is Mother to the Day, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1984.

Blanche, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Alvin Theatre (now Neil Simon Theatre), New York City, between 1983 and 1985.

Bianca Broude, Road Show, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Juno Boyle, Juno, Vineyard Theatre, New York City, 1992–93.

Rita, The Able–Bodied Seaman, Manhattan Class Company Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Madame Hortense, Zorba (musical), North Shore Music Theatre, 2001.

Bridget Conway, A Letter from Ethel Kennedy, Manhattan Class Company Theatre, 2002.

Also appeared in The Seagull and Skin of Our Teeth.

Major Tours:

Leslie Henderson, Mr. President, U.S. cities, 1964.

Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady, U.S. cities, 1966.

Parthy, Show Boat (musical), 1998.

Also toured as Irene, The Winslow Boy; and in productions of Bus Stop, Sabrina Fair, South Pacific, Steel Magnolias, and Sweet Bird of Youth.

Television Appearances; Series:

The Bell Telephone Hour, NBC, multiple appearances, 1964–66.

Hippodrome Show, CBS, 1966.

Franki, The Edge of Night, 1967–68.

Honeymoon Suite, 1972.

Panelist, I've Got a Secret, CBS, 1972.

Liz Reynolds, Me and the Chimp (also known as The Chimp & I), CBS, 1972.

Alice Henderson, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, ABC, 1973.

Herself, Match Game 73 (also known as Match Game), CBS, 1973–74.

Nancy Langston, All that Glitters, 1977.

Nancy Baxter, The Baxters, syndicated, 1979–80.

Loretta Shea, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), 1982.

Dr. Emily Hanover, Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E.), NBC, 1982–83.

Wilma Holliday, Search for Tomorrow, 1986.

Vi Long, Almost Grown, CBS, 1988.

Joan Gamble, Normal, Ohio, Fox, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Helen Baker, A Matter of Wife … and Death, 1975.

Peggy Kenter, It Happened at Lakewood Manor (also known as Ants! and Panic at Lakewood Manor), 1977.

Anita Burton, Marathon, 1980.

Sister Mary Elizabeth, Brass (also known as Police Brass), CBS, 1985.

Suellen Maples, The Summer of Ben Tyler, CBS, 1996.

Callie, A Christmas Memory (also known as Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory"), CBS, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Blue Fairy, Pinocchio, NBC, 1968.

Ethel Levy Cohan, George M!, NBC, 1970.

Herself, Caught in the Act, ABC, 1976.

Aunt Rita, Through Thick & Thin, ABC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Singer, Toast of the Town (also known as The Ed Sullivan Show), CBS, 1963.

Guest panelist, What's My Line?, CBS, 1965.

Guest, Girl Talk, 1967, 1968.

"Love and the Waterbed," Love, American Style, 1971.

"Love and the Boomerang," Love, American Style, 1972.

"Love and the Know It All," Love, American Style, 1972.

"Love and the Patrol Person," Love, American Style, 1974.

Guest, Celebrity Sweepstakes, NBC, 1974.

Herself, The $10,000 Pyramid (also known as The $20,000 Pyramid, The $25,000 Pyramid, New $25,000 Pyramid, The $25,000 Pyramid, The $50,000 Pyramid, The $100,000 Pyramid, and The New $100,000 Pyramid), ABC, 1976, 1978.

Helen Quincy, "Promises to Keep," Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E.), NBC, 1979.

Teresa Duvall, "Taxi in the Rain," Trapper John, M.D., 1979.

Maureen Westphal, "Time Heals: Parts 1 & 2," St. Elsewhere, 1986.

Sue, "Henry the Kissinger," You Again?, 1986.

Herself, Super Password, NBC, 1986.

Mrs. Claire Wicker, "When I'm Sixty–four," Mad About You, NBC, 1994.

Cookie Costello, "Remand," Law & Order, NBC, 1996.

Mrs. Adams, "Hot Child in the City," Sex and the City, HBO, 2000.

Mrs. Wojadubakowski, "Whine Club," Frasier, NBC, 2000.

Loretta Marlon, "Poison," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2001.

Betty, "High Crimes," The War at Home, Fox, 2005.

Betty, "The Bigger They Come," The War at Home, Fox, 2005.

Betty, "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," The War at Home, Fox, 2005.

Lily Flynn, "Weeping Willows," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I., CSI: Las Vegas, CSI: Weekends, and Les experts), CBS, 2005.

Lily Flynn, "Kiss Kiss, Bye Bye," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I., CSI: Las Vegas, CSI: Weekends, and Les experts), CBS, 2006.

Also appeared in episodes of The Garry Moore Show, P.M. East, and The Tonight Show, NBC.

Television Appearances; Other:

Family Theatre: Married Is Better, 1974.

Film Appearances:

Mona, Moonstruck, 1987.

Drunk woman, Bum Rap, 1988.

Marlene, Undertow, 1991.

Mrs. Davis, Bob Roberts, 1992.

Elaine, Boys on the Side (also known as Avec ou sans hommes), 1995.

Mom, Larger than Life, United Artists, 1996.

Carol, She's the One, Fox Searchlight, 1996.

Irene Pasco, Qiana, 1996.

Mother, "Karen Black Like Me," Boys in Love 2, 1997.

Stepmother, Charlie Hoboken, Northern Arts Entertainment, 1998.

Betty, Early Bird Special, Early Bird Special LLC, 1998.

Heddie, Dinner and a Movie, Hippie Chick Flix, 2000.

Mrs. McGee, The Guru (also known as Le gourou et les femmes), Universal, 2003.

Miss Mitzi, Shall We Dance?, Miramax, 2004.

Betty Adams, The Last Adam, Descending Dove Productions, 2005.

Lanie, The Great New Wonderful, First Independent Pictures, 2006.

Althea Jaffery, Hiding Victoria, Hiding Victoria Productions, 2006.



Herself, Madame in Manhattan, 1984.

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