Pitoniak, Anne 1922–

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Pitoniak, Anne 1922–

(Ann Pitoniak)


Born March 30, 1922, in Westfield, MA; daughter of John and Sophie (maiden name, Porubovic) Pitoniak; married June 17, 1950 (divorced 1969); children: Christian Milord, Susan Milord Gorman. Education: Women's College of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, B.A.; studied acting with Lee Strasberg and Ernie Martin at Lee Strasberg Institute, 1975–76. Politics: Democrat.

Addresses: Agent—Gage Group, 14724 Ventura Blvd., Suite 505, Los Angeles, CA 91403.

Career: Actress. Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, member of company for five years; appeared in theatrical productions at American Stage Festival, Milford, NH, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, Center Stage, Baltimore, MD, O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, New London, CT, and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, OH. United Service Organizations, civilian actress technician during World War II; performed in the South Pacific, the Philippines, and Japan; appeared in radio series and television soap operas in New York City; appeared in commercials.

Awards, Honors: Outer Critic's Circle Award, tied for best actress, Theatre World Award, outstanding new performer, and Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actress in a play, 1983, all for 'night Mother; Theatre World Award, 1983, for Talking With; Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding featured actress in a play, 1985, for The Octette Bridge Club; Obie Award, outstanding performance, Village Voice, 1991, for Pygmalion; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best featured actress in a play, 1994, for Picnic.


Film Appearances:

Betty, The Survivors, 1983.

Katherine, Old Enough, Orion, 1984.

Dr. Livingston's mother, Agnes of God, Sony Pictures Releasing, 1985.

Mrs. Bettlehelm, Sister, Sister, New World, 1987.

Aunt Lily, Housekeeping, 1987.

Grandma Jennie, Hiding Out (also known as Adult Education), De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1987.

Mrs. Foster, Best Seller, Orion, 1987.

Cornelia, The Wizard of Loneliness, Skouras, 1988.

Mrs. Winslow, Old Gringo, Sony Pictures Releasing, 1989.

Mrs. McPhail, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, Angelika Films, 1991.

Dr. Lotty Herschel, V. I. Warshawski (also known as V. I. Warshawski, Detective in High Heels), Buena Vista, 1991.

Judge, House of Cards, Miramax, 1993.

Grandma Jean, Bed of Roses, New Line Cinema, 1996.

Mrs. Danforth, Julian Po (also known as The Tears of Julian Po), Fine Line, 1997.

Mary Livingstone, A Thousand Acres, Buena Vista, 1997.

Mrs. Tetlow, Where the Money Is (also known as Ein heisser coup and Where the Money Is—Ein heisser coup), Gramercy/USA Films, 2000.

Aunt Diedre "Dee", The Opportunists, First Look Pictures Releasing, 2000.

Grandma, Unfaithful (also known as Infidele and Untreu), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

Mildred Potter, After M*A*S*H, CBS, 1984.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Gray Lady, A Doctor's Story, NBC, 1984.

Maggie Scott, Miracle of the Heart: A Boys Town Story, syndicated, 1986.

(As Ann Pitoniak) Mrs. Webb, The Land of Little Rain, PBS, 1988.

Opal, No Place Like Home, CBS, 1989.

Mother Superior Frances, The Christmas Tree, ABC, 1996.

Bernice Wallace, Grace & Glorie, NBC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Chambers's mother, Concealed Enemies, PBS, 1984.

Nanna Newsom, In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (also known as Bitter Blood), 1994.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Harriet, A Mistaken Charity, PBS, 1987.

Mrs. Kline, "The Mother," Great Performances, PBS, 1994.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Mom, Whattley by the Bay, CBS, 1988.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Mrs. Louise Tripp, "Intestinal Fortitude," Hill Street Blues, 1985.

Lilly, "Back Home," The Equalizer, 1985.

Mary, "Puddin' Head Boyd," Cheers, NBC, 1987.

Mrs. Krell, Down the Shore, Fox, 1992.

Ruth Johnson, "Good Luck, Ruth Johnson," ER, NBC, 1998.

Mrs. Burris, "… To Forgive, Divine," Trinity, 1998.

Tillie, "Love! Lies! Bleeding," Becker, CBS, 1999.

Mrs. Irene Sullivan, "The Lost," Third Watch, NBC, 2000.

Ethel Berry, "Redemption," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2001.

Mrs. Irene Sullivan, "… And Zeus Wept," Third Watch, NBC, 2001.

Mrs. Irene Sullivan, "Act Brave," Third Watch, NBC, 2001.

Mrs. Irene Sullivan, "Old Dogs, New Tricks," Third Watch, NBC, 2002.

Mrs. Larson, "Rage," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2005.

Also appeared in episodes of Living Single, Fox, and New York Undercover, Fox.

Stage Appearances:

Too Close for Comfort, Theatre de Lys (now Lucille Lortel Theatre), New York City, 1960.

Tilly, The Gay Apprentice, Theatre de Lys, 1960.

Aunt Hannah Lynch, All the Way Home, Wonderhorse Theatre, New York City, 1976–77.

"Lamps," Talking With, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, New York City, 1982.

Thelma Cates, 'night Mother, American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA, then John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1983, and Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Martha McDermitt, The Octette Bridge Club, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Sister Beatrice, "Remedial English," in Young Playwrights Festival, Playwrights Horizon Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Ouiser, Steel Magnolias, Workshop of the Players Art, Lucille Lortel Theatre, 1987–90.

Mrs. Higgins, Pygmalion, Roundabout Theatre Company, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 1991.

Helen Brauser, The Rose Quartet, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1991.

Helen Potts, Picnic, Roundabout Theatre Company, Criterion Center Stage Right Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Rose, The Batting Cage, Vineyard Theater, New York City, 1997.

Margaret, The Father, Geffen Playhouse, Westwood, CA, 1998.

Evelyn Thomas, Amy's View, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1999.

Maryina, Uncle Vanya, Roundabout Theatre Company, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Mrs. Ruby Blair, The Last of the Thortons, Signature Theatre Company, New York City, 2000–2001.

Concertina's Rainbow, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 2001.

Maja, Dance of Death, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 2001–2002.

The Crucible, Virginia Theatre, New York City, 2002.

A woman, Imaginary Friends, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 2002, then Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 2002–2003.

Appeared in The Duel and The Cage, New York City; regional appearances include role of Mother Superior, Agnes of God, and appearances in Full Hookup, Getting Out, The Gin Game, The New Girl, On Golden Pond, and Talking With, all Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY; The Three Sisters, American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA, and Williamstown, MA; appeared as Emily Stilson, Wings, Santa Fe Theatre Festival, Santa Fe, NM; also appeared in Wit, Los Angeles.



Back Stage, September 1, 2000, p. A13.