Born August 15, in Decorah, IA; married Stanley Prager (a writer, director, and actor; died, 1971); children: four daughters, including Sally Prager (an actress).
Addresses: Agent —The Gage Group, 14724 Ventura Blvd., Suite 505, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.
Television Appearances; Series:
Herself and panelist, Down You Go, The DuMont Network, 1951–1955, CBS, 1955, ABC, 1955–1956, and NBC, 1956.
Marge Weskit, Mr. Peepers, NBC, 1952–1955.
The Larry Storch Show, CBS, 1953.
Princess Arura, Captain Video and His Video Rangers (also known as Captain Video ), The DuMont Network, 1953–1955.
Ellen Bishop Grant, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City ), NBC, 1970.
Ellen Grant, Somerset (also known as Another World: Somerset and Somerset: Bay City ), NBC, 1970–1976.
Jane Spencer, As the World Turns, CBS, 1977–1979.
Eugenia Robards, All My Children, ABC, 1981.
Katherine McKay, Our Family Honor, ABC, 1985.
Charlotte O'Neill (Rosie O'Neill's mother), The Trials of Rosie O'Neill, CBS, 1990–1992.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Francesca, The Bachelor, NBC, 1956.
Helen Oakes, The Day After, ABC, 1983.
Faith, Kate's Secret, NBC, 1986.
Alice Grayson, Side by Side, CBS, 1988.
Loraine Levy, David, ABC, 1988.
Mavis Richardson, Do You Know the Muffin Man?, CBS, 1989.
Helen O'Donnell, Shattered Dreams, CBS, 1990.
Anita Cooper, A House of Secrets and Lies, CBS, 1992.
Dr. Terr, Fatal Memories (also known as The Eileen Franklin Story ), NBC, 1992.
Enid, Woman Undone, Showtime, 1996.
Marian Cromwell, A Case for Life, ABC, 1996.
Mimi Edmunds, An Unfinished Affair, ABC, 1996.
Mrs. Barnes, Twilight Man, Starz!, 1996.
Elizabeth Quinn, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within, CBS, 2001.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
"The Lantern Copy," Goodyear Television Playhouse, NBC, 1952.
"The Machine," Tales of Tomorrow, ABC, 1952.
Janet Willsom, "The Storm," Studio One, CBS, 1953.
"Help Wanted," Danger, CBS, 1953.
"Life Sentence," Campbell Playhouse, NBC, 1953.
"The Little Wife," The Revlon Mirror Theatre, NBC, 1953.
"Squeeze Play," Danger, CBS, 1953.
"Star Bright," Kraft Television Theatre, NBC, 1953.
"A Favor for a Friend," Studio One, CBS, 1954.
"Sudden Shock," Danger, CBS, 1954.
Nancy, "The Broken Spur," Studio One, CBS, 1955.
"A Chance at Love," Studio One, CBS, 1955.
"Crash Landing," Appointment with Adventure, CBS, 1955.
"Impasse," Kraft Television Theatre, NBC, 1955.
"Ladders of Lies," Armstrong Circle Theater, NBC, 1955.
"The Recluse," Star Stage, NBC, 1955.
Holly, "Bang the Drum Slowly," The U.S. Steel Hour, CBS, 1956.
Julie Bellamy, "Figures in Clay," Climax!, CBS, 1956.
Mrs. Nelson, "A Baby Named X," Armstrong Circle Theater, NBC, 1956.
Rosine "Rosie" Dalliford, "Jonathan," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS, 1956.
"Shadows of Evil," Kraft Television Theatre, NBC, 1956.
Beryl Abbott, "One for the Road," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS, 1957.
Doreen Selvy, "Night of the Execution," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS, 1957.
"Man of Prey," Kraft Television Theatre, NBC, 1957.
Ellen, "Cristabel" (also known as "The Secret Life of John Monroe"), Goodyear Theatre (some sources cite Alcoa Theatre ), NBC, 1959.
Kate Maxwell, "Rendezvous," Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (also known as One Step Beyond ), ABC, 1960.
Debby Lawton, "Guest Appearance," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1962.
Andrea Gaer, "Man Is a Rock," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1964.
Carrie Hayes, "The Warrior," The Nurses, CBS, 1964.
Laura Tamiris, "Question: Is Laura the Name of the Game?," Slattery's People, CBS, 1964.
Phyllis Orren, "The Secret," The Defenders, CBS, 1964.
Lois Carter, "When the Wind Blows," The Fugitive, ABC, 1965.
Laura Craig, "Run the Man Down," The Fugitive, ABC, 1967.
Dr. Carol Grovner, "The Silent Killer," Dallas, CBS, 1979.
Mrs. Capello, "A New Kind of High," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1979.
Alice Snowden, "Harry's Investment," Archie Bunker's Place, CBS, 1981.
Carol Kuzik, "Hometown," Lou Grant, CBS, 1981.
Alice Snowden, "Marriage on the Rocks," Archie Bunker's Place, CBS, 1982.
Charge nurse Lynn Buchanan, "The Flight of the Nightingale," Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E. ), NBC, 1982.
Mrs. Tripper, "Extra, Extra," Three's Company, ABC, 1982.
Bunny Van Courtland, "Family Feud," Mama's Family, NBC, 1983.
Camille Hendricks, "Designing Woman," The Jeffersons, CBS, 1983.
Dorothy Jarvis, "Race for Life," Cutter to Houston, CBS, 1983.
Jeannie, "Highland Fling," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1983.
Phyllis Frankel, "The Wedding Show," It's a Living, syndicated, 1985.
Dr. Waverly, "Anniversary Waltz," The Colbys (also known as Dynasty II: The Colbys ), ABC, 1986.
Dr. Waverly, "Bloodlines," The Colbys (also known as Dynasty II: The Colbys ), ABC, 1986.
Kate Bell, "The Day the Music Died," Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1986.
Nancy Galloway, "Ancient Eyes," Stingray, NBC, 1986.
R. D. Frampton, "Photo Finish," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1986.
Dr. Waverly, "Return Engagement," The Colbys (also known as Dynasty II: The Colbys ), ABC, 1987.
Dorothy O'Shea, "Handoff," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1987.
Phyllis Frankel, "Daddy's Little Girl," It's a Living, syndicated, 1988.
Aileen Shepherd, "New Parents," thirtysomething, ABC, 1989.
Senator Janet Getzloff, "Day One," Wiseguy, CBS, 1989.
Senator Janet Getzloff, "Day Four," Wiseguy, CBS, 1989.
Senator Janet Getzloff, "Day Seven," Wiseguy, CBS, 1989.
Senator Janet Getzloff, "Day Nine," Wiseguy, CBS, 1989.
Miss Hagstead, "The Secret," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt ), HBO, 1990.
"Daryl Ross and the Supremes," Mancuso F.B.I., NBC, 1990.
Elizabeth Quinn, "Where the Heart Is: Parts 1 & 2," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1993.
Mrs. Teller, "Moving Pictures," Sisters, NBC, 1993.
Elizabeth Quinn, "For Better or Worse: Parts 1 & 2," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1995.
Elizabeth Quinn, "Ready or Not," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1995.
Mildred, "Fool for Lunch," Coach, ABC, 1995.
Mrs. Stevenson, "The Beard," Seinfeld, NBC, 1995.
Elizabeth Quinn, "When a Child Is Born: Parts 1 & 2," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1996.
Delores, "One Wedding and a Funeral," Total Security, ABC, 1997.
Elizabeth Quinn, "Colleen's Paper," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1997.
Elizabeth Quinn, "A Time to Heal: Parts 1 & 2," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1997.
Cecil Beaudry, "Restoration," Promised Land, CBS, 1998.
Ruth Williams, "Cinnamon Buns," Brooklyn South, CBS, 1998.
Mrs. Petersen, "New Gun in Town," JAG, CBS, 2001.
Wendy, "Jeff," Kate Brasher, CBS, 2001.
Jordan's grandmother, "Acts of Mercy," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2002.
"Brave New World," The Division, Lifetime, 2002.
"Pay Back," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2002.
Appeared as Helen Walworth in an episode of Civil Wars, ABC; as Ms. Roberts, Life Goes On, ABC; as Marjorie Sommers, Silver Spoons, NBC and syndicated; and in Deadly Games, UPN.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
Winnie Coogan, Living in Paradise, NBC, 1981.
Ellen Simmons, Sutters Bay, CBS, 1983.
Katherine McKay, Our Family Honor, ABC, 1985.
Texas Graces, CBS, 1996.
Television Appearances; Other:
Dedicated to the One I Love (special), CBS, 1991.
Olive Sertner, Lady Boss (miniseries; also known as Jackie Collins' "Lady Boss "), NBC, 1992.
Glory Hamilton, Short Cut to Hell, Paramount, 1957.
Rich lady on the street, Midnight Cowboy, United Artists, 1969.
Mrs. Kincaid, From the Mixed–Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (also known as The Hideaways ), Cinema 5 Distributing, 1973.
Television interviewer, The Front, Sony Pictures Releasing, 1976.
Cindy's mother, Looker, Ladd Company, 1981.
Isabel, Shoot the Moon, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1982.
Lily Bell, HealtH, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1982.
Margaret, Murphy's Romance, Columbia, 1985.
Marie DeVito, The Slugger's Wife (also known as Neil Simon's The Slugger's Wife ), Columbia, 1985.
Mrs. Casey, Quicksilver, Columbia, 1986.
Mrs. Gruen, Blind Date (also known as Blake Edwards' Blind Date ), TriStar, 1987.
Judge, Father Hood (also known as Desperado, Honor among Thieves, and Mike Hardy ), Buena Vista, 1993.
Anabeth's mother, Seven Girlfriends, Castle Hill, 1999.
(Uncredited) Fiftyish woman, The Deep End, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2001.
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