Raven, Elsa

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Raven, Elsa


Original name, Elsa Rabinowitz.

Career: Actress.


Film Appearances:

Matron, The Honeymoon Killers (also known as The Lonely Hearts Killers), Cinerama Releasing, 1970.

(Uncredited) Police woman, La Mortadella (also known as Lady Liberty and The Sausage), dubbed version, United Artists, 1972.

South of Hell Mountain, Cannon, 1971.

Mrs. Water Buffalo, The Gang that Couldn't Shoot Straight (also known as The Gang that Couldn't Shoot), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971.

Tourist, Firepower, Associated Film Distributors, 1979.

Mrs. Townsend, The Amityville Horror, American International Pictures, 1979.

Phil's wife, Fatso, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980.

Voice of Hannele, American Pop (animated), Columbia, 1981.

Matron, The Postman Always Rings Twice (also known as Wenn der Postmann zweimal klingelt), Paramount, 1981.

Prenatal nurse, Paternity, Paramount, 1981.

Large nurse, Second Thoughts, Universal/Associated Film Distribution, 1983.

Second nurse, "Kick the Can" segment, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Warner Bros., 1983.

Clock tower woman, Back to the Future, Universal, 1985.

Mrs. Mallory, Creator (also known as The Big Picture), MCA/Universal, 1985.

Gertrude Stein, The Moderns, Alive Films, 1988.

Volunteer, Another You, TriStar, 1991.

Citizenship student, Indecent Proposal, Paramount, 1993.

Landlady, In the Line of Fire, Columbia, 1993.

Gray-haired lady, Fearless, Warner Bros., 1993.

Mrs. Salvatore, One Night Stand (also known as Before the Night), New Horizons, 1995.

Ida Strauss, Titanic, Paramount, 1997.

Grandma, Face to Face (also known as Italian Ties), Giants Entertainment, 2001.

Mama, The 4th Tenor, Imageworks Entertainment International, 2002.

The Last Full Measure (short film), American Film Institute, 2004.

Senior lady, The Most Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green, Regent Releasing, 2005.

Ester, Laying Down Arms, American Film Institute, 2005.

Aunt Levya, Miriam, Valencia Studios, 2006.

Herself, Looking Back at the Future (documentary), Agenda Films, 2006.

Film Work:

Member of automated dialog replacement voice group, Turner & Hooch, Buena Vista, 1989.

Television Appearances; Series:

Gabriela, Capitol, CBS, 1982.

Tessie, General Hospital, ABC, 1986.

Inga, Amen, NBC, 1988–90.

Carlotta Terranova Aiuppo, a recurring role, Wiseguy CBS, 1988–89.

Lucille, Days of Our Lives (also known as Days and DOOL), NBC, 1998–2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dalton, The Cracker Factory, ABC, 1979.

Station owner, A Few Days in Weasel Creek, CBS, 1981.

Dr. Isabel Armen, Million Dollar Infield, CBS, 1982.

Nurse, A Streetcar Named Desire, ABC, 1984.

Mrs. Shotwell, Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter, ABC, 1984.

Destination: America, ABC, 1987.

Vera, Descending Angel, HBO, 1990.

Dean, Matters of the Heart, USA Network, 1990.

Sarah Lanka, The Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise, CBS, 1995.

Mrs. Pauly, Going Home, CBS, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(Uncredited) Village woman at window, "No Hallelujahs for Glory," Combat!, ABC, 1963.

Nurse Angela Davenport, "Death by Good Intentions," Quincy M.E. (also known as Quincy), ABC, 1978.

Miss Coroner beauty contest judge, "Hot Ice," Quincy M.E. (also known as Quincy), ABC, 1979.

Miss Beck, "Give Me Your Weak," Quincy M.E. (also known as Quincy), ABC, 1982.

"Buffalo Beat," Buffalo Bill, NBC, 1983.

Prison psychiatrist, "Pros and Cons," The A-Team, NBC, 1983.

"Sheriffs of Rivertown," The A-Team, NBC, 1984.

"Two and a Half Day of the Condor," The Rousters, NBC, 1984.

Ms. Zabenko, "An Investment in Caring," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1985.

Mildred Atkins, "Checkmate," Family Ties, NBC, 1986.

Miss Montgomery, "The Set Up," Hunter, NBC, 1986.

Mrs. Wildmon, "Freddy's Tricks and Treats," Freddy's Nightmare (also known as Freddy's Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street—The Series).

Mrs. Gannon, "First Love: Part 2," TV 101, CBS, 1989.

Marta, "Roots," Get a Life, Fox, 1991.

Barbara Olafson, "Kate's Cop," Dear John (also known as Dear John USA), NBC, 1991.

Ida Pollock, "Hilary Gets a Life," The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, NBC, 1992.

Mrs. Kobolakis, "Bump in the Night," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1993.

Madame Sophie, "The Cold Light of Day," Sisters, The WB, 1993.

Jarina Venvenich, "Larry Loses a Friend," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1994.

Mom, "The Mom and Pop Store," Seinfeld, NBC, 1994.

Aunt Florence, "Dick Solomon of the Indiana Solomons," 3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as Life as We Know It and 3rd Rock), NBC, 1999.

Elderly woman, "Scandal," Tracey Takes On, HBO, 1999.

Julie Toback, "White Rabbit," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1999.

Miss Tidwell, "Jeaneology," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2003.

Mrs. Lopman, "Debra at the Lodge," Everybody Loves Raymond (also known as Raymond), CBS, 2004.

Appeared as Mrs. Hilliard in an episode of Davis Rules; in Family Law, CBS; and as Mrs. Mueller, Madman of the People, NBC.

Stage Appearances:

Minnie Jameson and understudy for Clara Buchanan and Emma Borden, The Legend of Lizzie, Fifty-Fourth Street Theatre, New York City, 1959.

Hostess, The Taming of the Shrew, Belvedere Theatre, New York City, 1960.

Hawaiian lady, In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel, Eastside Playhouse, New York City, 1969.

Julia, The Web and the Rob, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1972.

Understudy for Miss Trafalgar Gower, Mrs. Mossop, and Mrs. Telfer, Trelawney of the Wells, New York Shakespeare Festival, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1975.

Standby for Marthy Owen, Anna Christie, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1977.

Rockers, Theatre West, Hollywood, CA, 2006.