Hartley, Mariette 1940–

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Hartley, Mariette 1940–


Original name, Mary Loretta Hartley; born June 21, 1940, in New York, NY (some sources cite Weston, CT); daughter of Paul Hembree (an account executive) and Mary Ickes (a saleswoman and manager; maiden name, Watson) Hartley; married John Seventa, 1960 (divorced, 1962); married Patrick Francois Boyriven (a producer), August 13, 1978 (some sources cite 1974; marriage ended, 1996); children: (second marriage) Sean Paul, Julienne (an actress and singer). Education: Attended Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University), 1956–57; studied for the theatre with Eva LeGallienne at White Barn Theatre and with John Houseman at Repertory Stratford, Stratford, CT. Religion: Methodist.

Addresses: Agent—(voice) Cunningham/Escott/Slevin & Doherty Talent Agency, 20635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 140, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Manager—Judy Milrad, Dayton Milrad Cho Management, 8306 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 56, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Actress and television journalist. Maraday Production Company, founder. Works as commercial spokesperson, including appearing in award-winning commercials for Polaroid cameras and commercials for window blinds and draperies; also performer for radio commercials. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, national spokesperson.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.

Awards, Honors: Film Award nomination, most promising newcomer to leading film roles, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1963, for Ride the High Country; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a drama or comedy special, 1978, for The Last Hurrah; Emmy Award, outstanding lead actress in a drama series, 1979, for The Incredible Hulk: Married; Golden Apple Award, Hollywood Women's Press Club, 1979; three Clio Awards, 1979, 1980, and 1981, all for Polaroid commercials; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding individual achievement in a children's program, 1980, for The Halloween That Almost Wasn't; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actress in a drama series, 1980, for "Paradise Cove," The Rockford Files; Genie Award nomination, best performance by a foreign actress, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1982, for Improper Channels; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, 1983, for Goodnight, Beantown; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actress in a limited series or special, 1983, for M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Driving; received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1987; DramaLogue Awards, c. 1994, for The Sisters Rosenzweig, and c. 1995, for The Trojan Women; Best Actress Award, League of American Theatres and Producers, c. 2001, and Helen Hayes Award nomination, outstanding lead actress in a non-resident production, Washington Theatre Awards Society, 2003, both for Copenhagen.


Television Appearances; Series:

Dr. Claire Morton, Peyton Place, ABC, 1965–66.

Ruth Garret, The Hero, NBC, 1966–67.

Substitute cohost, Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC, 1980.

Jennifer Barnes, Goodnight, Beantown, CBS, 1983–84.

Cohost, The Morning Program, CBS, 1986–87.

Liz McVay, WIOU, CBS, 1990.

Host, Wild About Animals, syndicated, 1998.

Ellen Cornell, a recurring role, To Have and to Hold, CBS, 1998.

Host, Healthy Solutions with Mariette Hartley, 2001.

Sister Mary Daniel, One Life to Live, ABC, 2001.

Also guest host of A.M., America, ABC.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Lisa Karger, Earth II, 1971.

Sarah, Sandcastles, 1972.

Lyra-a, Genesis II, 1973.

Sharon Reischauer, "Nightmare at 43 Hillcrest," Wide World of Mystery, 1974.

Ms. McRae, Columbo: Publish or Perish, 1974.

Heather McDougall, The Killer Who Wouldn't Die (also known as Ohanian), 1976.

Clare Gardiner, The Last Hurrah, 1977.

Veronica, Columbo: Try and Catch Me, 1977.

Dianne Stone, Stone, 1979.

Barbara Welles, The Love Tapes, 1980.

Jackie, The Secret War of Jackie's Girls, 1980.

Adele Manning, No Place to Hide, 1981.

Candy Lightner, M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, 1982.

Katherine McCall, Drop-out Father, 1982.

Barbara Lewis, Silence of the Heart, CBS, 1984.

Erica Bovza, To Love, Honor, and Arrest, ABC, 1986.

Martha "Marty" Burton, One Terrific Guy, 1986.

Gail Springer, My Two Loves, 1986.

Sally Kramer, Murder C.O.D., NBC, 1990.

Kate Hamilton, A Diagnosis of Murder (also known as Diagnosis Murder), CBS, 1992.

Kate Hamilton, The House on Sycamore Street (also known as Murder on Sycamore Street), CBS, 1992.

Dr. Rosemary Myers, Child of Rage, CBS, 1992.

Dr. Sheila Carlin, Perry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host, NBC, 1993.

Beth Pearson, Falling from the Sky: Flight 174 (also known as Freefall: Flight 174), ABC, 1995.

Meet the Santas, Hallmark Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Marsha Booth, The Mystery in Dracula's Castle, Disneyland (also known as Disney's Wonderful World, The Disney Sunday Movie, The Magical World of Disney, Walt Disney, Walt Disney Presents, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, and The Wonderful World of Disney), 1973.

Dr. Caroline Fields, Bride of the Incredible Hulk (also known as The Incredible Hulk: Married), 1979.

Lady Eunice Oakes, Passion and Paradise, ABC, 1989.

Prudence Chaffee, Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (also known as John Jakes' "Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III" and North and South III), ABC, 1994.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Winnie the Witch, The Halloween That Almost Wasn't (also known as The Night Dracula Saved the World), ABC, 1979.

Ringmaster, Circus of the Stars #4, CBS, 1979.

Stephanie Cramer, A Rainy Day, PBS, 1981.

Host, Blockheads, HBO, 1982.

Host, Small World, NBC, 1982.

Host, Television's Greatest Commercials, NBC, 1982, 1983.

Singer, Broadway Sings: The Music of Jule Styne, PBS, 1987.

New York host, The CBS All-American Thanksgiving Parade, CBS, 1990.

Guiding Light: The Primetime Special, CBS, 1992.

Voice of Amelia Earhart, Untold Stories: The Search for Amelia Earhart, syndicated, 1992.

What About Me? I'm Only 3!, CBS, 1992.

Voice of Martha Summerhayes, The Wild West, syndicated, 1993.

Host, The 7th Annual Genesis Awards, The Discovery Channel, 1993.

Narrator, A Baby's World, 1994.

Presenter, The 9th Annual Genesis Awards, The Discovery Channel, 1995.

Bill Bixby: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

"James Garner: A Maverick Spirit" (also known as "James Garner: Hollywood Maverick"), Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

"Bill Bixby: Chasing Perfection," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

44th Annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration, 2003.

(In archive footage) Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade, Starz!, 2004.

Narrator, Niagara Falls, PBS, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Rose Sayer, The African Queen, CBS, 1977.

Dr. Joanne Norman, The Second Time Around, ABC, 1979.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Laura, "Bandwagon," Stoney Burke, 1962.

Ellen Hendricks, "Face of Fear," Dr. Kildare, 1963.

Hagar, "The Day of the Misfits," The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, 1963.

Evelyn, "The Last Testament of Buddy Crown," Channing (also known as The Young and the Bold), 1963.

"The Bull Roarer," Breaking Point, 1963.

Julie Carr, "For I Will Plait Thy Hair with Gold," Ben Casey, 1963.

Clarey Cotter, "Cotter's Girl," Gunsmoke (also known as Gun Law and Marshal Dillon), CBS, 1963.

Sandra Horn, "The Long Morrow," The Twilight Zone, 1964.

Maria Peterson, "The Drifter," The Virginian (also known as The Men from Shiloh), 1964.

Kate Andrews, "Felicity's Springs," The Virginian (also known as The Men from Shiloh), 1964.

Ellie Merchant, "Big Man, Big Target," Gunsmoke (also known as Gun Law and Marshal Dillon), CBS, 1964.

Lee Brandt, "No Squares in My Family Circle," Breaking Point, 1964.

Barbara Scott, "Right Is the Fourth R," Bonanza (also known as Ponderosa), 1965.

Jessica Scott, "The Red Shawl," Death Valley Days (also known as Call of the West, The Pioneers, Trails West, and Western Star Theatre), 1965.

Polly Dockery, "A Burying for Rosey," The Legend of Jesse James, 1966.

Dorothy, "The Coming-Out Party," He & She, 1967.

Sister Blandina, "The Informed Who Cried," Death Valley Days (also known as Call of the West, The Pioneers, Trails West, and Western Star Theatre), 1967.

Cynthia, "Bread on the Desert," Death Valley Days (also known as Call of the West, The Pioneers, Trails West, and Western Star Theatre), 1968.

Tiger Lil, "Lady with a Past," Death Valley Days (also known as Call of the West, The Pioneers, Trails West, and Western Star Theatre), 1968.

Erica Cosgrove, "No Law Against Murder," Judd for the Defense, 1968.

Mamyope/Alicia Purcell, "The Survivors," Bonanza (also known as Ponderosa), 1968.

Jessica Cabot, "Big Jessie," Cimarron Strip, 1968.

Millie Boyd, "Valley of the Sun," Daniel Boone, 1968.

Zarabeth, "All Our Yesterdays," Star Trek (also known as Star Trek: TOS), 1969.

Mary Smith, "The Girl from Missouri," The Outsider, 1969.

"The Day God Died," Insight, 1970.

"Love and the Fighting Couple," Love, American Style, 1970.

Jennifer Carlis, "Is There Any Man Here?," Bonanza (also known as Ponderosa), 1970.

Jessica "Jessie" Bolling, "The Impersonator," The F.B.I., 1970.

Sister Cecilia, "An Angel Cried," Daniel Boone, 1970.

Maggie Lynch, "To Carry the Sun in a Golden Cup," Marcus Welby, M.D. (also known as Robert Young, Family Doctor), 1970.

Kate Hume, "Phoenix," Gunsmoke (also known as Gun Law and Marshal Dillon), CBS, 1971.

Frances Pilgrim, "The Armageddon Contract," Cade's County, 1971.

Miss Lola Fairmont, "The Iron Butterfly," Bonanza (also known as Ponderosa), 1971.

Nurse Tara Gill, "Death in the Fifth Gear," Mannix, 1972.

Terry and Diana, "Eye of the Haunted," The Sixth Sense, 1972.

Sarah Bowmont, "The White Plague Project," The Delphi Bureau, 1972.

Sheila Conway, "Cry of the Cat," Ghost Story (also known as Circle of Fear), 1972.

Helen Burke, "A Purge of Madness," The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (also known as The New Doctors), 1972.

Fiona Gideon, "The Judgement," Gunsmoke (also known as Gun Law and Marshal Dillon), CBS, 1972.

Officer Andrea "Drea" McCormick, "Shield of Honor," The Streets of San Francisco, 1973.

Marilyn Dietz, "Have You Met Miss Dietz?," The Bob Newhart Show, 1973.

"The Double Play," The F.B.I., 1973.

Mrs. Mannering, "Zero," Emergency! (also known as Emergency One and Emergencia), 1973.

Roberta Laughlin, "Snatches of a Crazy Song," Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, 1973.

Vanessa Stevenson/Kohlmeyer, "Image in a Cracked Mirror," Barnaby Jones, 1974.

Carolyn Lacey, "Mystery Cycle," Barnaby Jones, 1974.

Bonnie Harris, "Cry Help!," The Streets of San Francisco, 1974.

Ellie Talley, "The Iron Blood of Courage," Gunsmoke (also known as Gun Law and Marshal Dillon), CBS, 1974.

Ann Lassiter, "Lady on the Run," McCloud, 1975.

Elizabeth Thurmond, "For My Lady," Little House on the Prairie (also known as Little House: A New Beginning), 1976.

"The Corruptor," Most Wanted, 1976.

Vay, "Shanklin," The Quest, 1976.

Susan, "The Race," The Oregon Trail, 1977.

Gloria Turner, "Banker's Hours," Police Woman, 1977.

"Dying Can Be a Pleasure," Delvecchio, 1977.

Kathleen Morgan, "Shadow Game," Kingston: Confidential, 1977.

Ariana, "Futurepast," Logan's Run, 1978.

Althea Morgan, "Paradise Cove," The Rockford Files (also known as Jim Rockford, Private Investigator), 1979.

Dr. Inga Halverson, "Inga," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1979.

Guest host, The Big Show, 1980.

Dr. Carolyn Fields (in archive footage), "Interview with the Hulk," The Incredible Hulk, 1981.

The Comedy Zone, 1984.

"Joshua and the Battle of Jericho," The Greatest Stories of the Bible, 1986.

Panelist, The New Hollywood Squares, syndicated, 1986.

Susan Lindsay, "Night of the Coyote," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1992.

Margaret Duffy, "Caroline and the Twenty-Eight-Pound Walleye," Caroline in the City (also known as Caroline), NBC, 1996.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996.

The Pet Shop, Animal Planet, 1997.

Queen Veeta, "Heir Apparent," Conan (also known as Conan the Adventurer), 1998.

Brook Canby/Janet Bryant, "O'er the Ramparts We Watched," Twice in a Lifetime, PAX, 1999.

Margaret Duffy, "Caroline and El Nino," Caroline in the City (also known as Caroline), NBC, 1999.

Libby, "ManHunt," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), 2000.

Gloria Raskin, "Simon," Kate Brasher, CBS, 2001.

Lorna Scarry, "Privilege," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2003.

Lorna Scarry, "Choice," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2003.

Lorna Scarry, "Doubt," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2004.

Hanna Lowell, "SWAK," Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (also known as NCIS and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service), CBS, 2005.

Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Elsa Knudsen, Ride the High Country (also known as Guns in the Afternoon), 1962.

Ruth Knight, Drums of Africa, 1963.

Susan Clabon, Marnie, Universal, 1964.

Betty Lloyd, Marooned (also known as Space Travelers), Columbia, 1969.

Hooker, The Vendors, 1969.

Anna Hall, Barquero, United Artists, 1970.

Cynthia Nelson, The Return of Count Yorga (also known as The Abominable Count Yorga and Curse of Count Yorga), 1971.

Harriet Stevens, Skyjacked (also known as Sky Terror), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1972.

Arilla Adams, The Magnificent Seven Ride!, United Artists, 1972.

Diana Martley, Improper Channels, Crown International, 1979.

Harry O'Hara, O'Hara's Wife, 1982.

Jessie, 1969, Atlantic Releasing, 1988.

Mrs. Morgan, Encino Man (also known as California Man), Buena Vista, 1992.

Kinnison, Snitch, Cargo Films, 1996.

Mother, Kismet, 1999.

Emily Wade, Baggage, Cinewave Productions/Terence Michael Productions, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Perdita, A Winter's Tale, American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1956–57.

(Off-Broadway debut) Isabella, Measure for Measure, New York Shakespeare Festival in the Park, Belvedere Theatre, 1958–59.

Portia, The Merchant of Venice, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1959.

Title role, Antigone, Theatre Group, University of California, Los Angeles, 1961–62.

Marianna, The Miser, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1968.

Maggie, Put Them All Together, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1978, then Coronet Theatre, Los Angeles, 1982.

Mary, Detective Story, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1984.

Constance, King John, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1988.

The Sisters Rosensweig, Shubert Performing Arts Center, New Haven, CT, then James A. Doolittle Theatre, Hollywood, CA, both 1994.

Kate, Sylvia, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1995, then Coronet Theatre, Los Angeles, 1997.

Eleanor of Aquitaine, The Lion in Winter, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, La Mirada, CA, 1998.

Title role, Mrs. Warren's Profession, Hunting Theatre Company, Boston, MA, 1999.

Ancestral Voices, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1999, and Los Angeles production.

Irina Arkadina, The Seagull, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 2000.

Buffalo Gal, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Nikos Stage, Williamstown, MA, 2001.

Fraulein Schneider, Cabaret (musical), Roundabout Theatre Company, Studio 54, New York City, 2003.

Agnes of God (staged reading), Boston Court Theatre, Pasadena, CA, 2005.

If You Get to Bethlehem, You've Gone Too Far (solo show), Whitefire Theatre, Sherman Oaks, CA, 2006.

Appeared in Chemin de Fer, Mark Taper Forum; 42nd Street, Los Angeles; and in productions of the musicals The King and I and Mame; also appears in benefit performances.

Major Tours:

A Midsummer Night's Dream, American Shakespeare Festival, U.S. cities, 1959–60.

Perdita, A Winter's Tale, American Shakespeare Festival, U.S. cities, 1959–60.

The Trojan Women, U.S. cities, 1995.

Myra, Death Trap, U.S. cities, 1996.

Copenhagen, 2001.



Strong Kids, Safe Kids, 1984.

Women: Coming Out of the Shadows, 1993.

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory, 1996.

Host, Outside In: A Look at Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, Video Learning Library, 1999.

Host, Wild about Animals: Giant Sea Creatures, Superior Home Video, 2000.

Audio Books:

Reader, Breaking the Silence, by Mariette Hartley and Anne Commire, Publishing Mills, 1990.



If You Get to Bethlehem, You've Gone Too Far (solo show; based on her autobiography), Whitefire Theatre, Sherman Oaks, CA, 2006.


(With Anne Commire) Breaking the Silence (autobiography), Signet Books, 1990.



Hartley, Mariette, and Anne Commire, Breaking the Silence, Signet Books, 1990.


American Health, September, 1991, p. 96.

Back Stage West, January 25, 1996, p. 5; January 8, 1998, p. 25.

Starlog, July, 1992.

TV Guide, August 12, 2000, pp. 49-52.

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