Howland, Beth 1941–

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HOWLAND, Beth 1941–


Born May 28, 1941, in Boston, MA; married Michael J. Pollard (an actor), 1961 (divorced, 1969); married Charles Kimbrough (an actor); children: (first marriage) Holly.


Manager—Blueprint Artist Management, 1438 N. Gower St., Building 15, 2nd Floor, Box 17, Los Angeles, CA 90028.


Actress and producer. Appeared at Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1988–89.


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

Awards, Honors:

Golden Globe Award nomination, best TV actress in a supporting role, 1980, Golden Globe Award nominations, best supporting actress in a series, miniseries, or motion picture, 1981, 1982, 1983, all for Alice.


Stage Appearances:

Lady Beth, Once upon a Mattress, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1960.

Carol and Swing, Bye, Bye Birdie, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1961.

Beth and ensemble member, High Spirits, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1964–65.

Ensemble member, Drat! The Cat!, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1965.

Rosalind and dancer, Darling of the Day, George Abbott Theatre, New York City, 1968.

Amy, Company, Alvin Theatre, 1970–72.

Sondheim: A Musical Tribute, New York City, 1973.

Paula Ritter, The Torch–Bearers, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA 1985.

The Unvarnished Truth, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1985.

She Loves Me, California Music Theatre, 1987–88.

Amy, Company, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Also appeared in Twelfth Night, New York City; George M!, New York City; The Rainmaker, New York City; Any Wednesday, New York City; A Taste of Honey, New York City.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Wife, Li'l Abner, Paramount, 1959.

Herself/Amy, Original Cast Album: Company (documentary), Docurama, 1970.

Television Appearances; Series:

Vera Louise Gorman, Alice, CBS, 1976–85.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

(In archive footage) Amy/herself, Broadway: The American Musical, PBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Essie Carmichael, You Can't Take It with You, CBS, 1979.

Evelyn Hillingdon, A Caribbean Mystery (also known as Agatha Christie's "A Caribbean Mystery"), CBS, 1983.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Housewife, Working, PBS, 1982.

Herself, The 36th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1982.

Herself, The 38th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1984.

Sylvia Fine Kaye's Musical Comedy Tonight III (The Spark and the Glue), PBS, 1985.

The Night of 100 Stars II, ABC, 1985.

Mrs. Flemming, "Terrible Things My Mother Told Me," The ABC Afterschool Special, ABC, 1988.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Margaret, The Ted Bessell Show, CBS, 1973.

Vera, Alice, CBS, 1976.

Kate Weston, It Takes Two, ABC, 1985.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Herself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1971.

Linda Foster, "Have I Found a Guy for You," Mary Tyler Moore, CBS, 1972.

Ruta, "Love and the Cover," Love, American Style, ABC, 1973.

Secretary, "Nightmare," Cannon, CBS, 1975.

"Reading Writing and Angel Dust," The Rookies, ABC, 1975.

"Echo of Danger," Bronk, CBS, 1975.

Joan, "Mary Richards Falls in Love," Mary Tyler Moore, CBS, 1975.

Clerk, "The Pride of Walnut Grove," Little House on the Prairie, NBC, 1976.

"Is There a Doctor in the House?," Eight Is Enough, ABC, 1977.

Lee Noble, "Third Wheel/Grandmother's Day/Second String Mom," The Love Boat, ABC, 1979.

Eloise Farnsworth, "Farnsworth's Fling/Three in a Bed/I Remember Helen/Merrill, Melanie & Melanesia/Gopher Farnsworth Smith: Parts 1 & 2," The Love Boat, ABC, 1981.

"Hits and Missus/Return of Annabelle/Just Plain Folks Medicine/Caught in the Act/The Real Thing/Do Not Disturb/Lulu & Kenny (Country Music Jamboree): Parts 1 & 2," The Love Boat, ABC, 1983.

"Prisoner of Love/Youth Takes a Holiday/Don't Leave Home without It," The Love Boat, ABC, 1983.

Voice of herself, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," Reading Rainbow, PBS, 1993.

Sandy Oates, "Lone Witness," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993.

Mrs. Ericson, "Cat Showdown," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, ABC, 1997.

Diane, "Thinking of You/Mama's Soup Pit/The Letter," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX, 2000.

Bea, "The Tick vs. Justice," The Tick, Fox, 2002.

Bea, "Arthur Interrupted," The Tick, Fox, 2002.

Television Work; Specials:

Executive producer, You Don't Have to Die (documentary), HBO, 1988.