Schull, Rebecca 1929–

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Schull, Rebecca 1929–


Original name, Rebecca Wattenberg; born February 22, 1929, in New York, NY; sister of Ben Wattenberg (a columnist); married Gene Schull; children: Deborah, Elinore, Jonathan. Education: New York University, B.A.; trained for the stage with Michael Howard and David Craig and at the Stanislavsky Studio, Dublin, Ireland.

Addresses: Agent—Peter Strain and Associates, 5455 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1812, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Career: Actress. Founder and artistic director of the Open World Theatre Company, a theatre company offering readings of stage productions that have been censored in other countries.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors Studio, League of Professional Theatre Women.

Awards, Honors: Hibernia Award, c. 1975, for A Delicate Balance; some sources cite a DramaLogue Award, c. 1987, for The Matchmaker.


Film Appearances:

Israeli undersecretary of agriculture, The Soldier (also known as Codename: The Soldier), Embassy, 1982.

Chris's mother, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Orion, 1989.

Rose, My Life, Columbia, 1993.

Ma, That Darn Cat, Buena Vista, 1997.

Wanda the vixen, The Odd Couple II (also known as Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple II" and Odd Couple 2: Travelin' Light), Paramount, 1998.

Dorothy Sobol, Analyze This, Warner Bros., 1999.

Dorothy Sobol, Analyze That (also known as Analyze This 2), Warner Bros., 2002.

Elizabeth, Flannel Pajamas, 2006.

Patricia Cushing, United 93 (also known as Flight 93 and Vol 93), Universal, 2006.

Also appeared as a mother in 16 Down.

Television Appearances; Series:

Twyla Ralston, One Life to Live, ABC, 1982–83.

Faye Evelyn Schlobb Dumbly DeVay Cochran, Wings, NBC, 1990–97.

Also appeared as Harriet in Guiding Light, CBS.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Anne Bardenhagen, A Private Battle, CBS, 1980.

Status: Growing Old in America, 1983.

Mrs. Nelson, Stone Pillow, CBS, 1985.

Marlys Mengies, Trapped in Silence, CBS, 1986.

Beverly Rosen, Guilty until Proven Innocent (also known as Presumed Guilty), NBC, 1991.

Dr. Danforth, Robin Cook's "Mortal Fear" (also known as Mortal Fear), NBC, 1994.

Grandma Teeden, Holiday in Your Heart, ABC, 1997.

Also appeared as Maya in Yulya, PBS.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Dodie, "Bud's Buddy," Eisenhower & Lutz, CBS, 1988.

Lavinia, "Their Town," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1988.

Valerie, "Town without Pity," Newhart, CBS, 1988.

"The Naked and the Dead," Hooperman, ABC, 1988.

Miss English, "Sweet Dreams," Roseanne, ABC, 1989.

Betty, "RDWRER," Frasier (also known as Dr. Frasier Crane), NBC, 2000.

Mrs. Whitman, "Vaya con Dios," Law and Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 2000.

Esther Gruenwald, "Unrequited," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2004.

Also appeared as Mrs. Wood in Nurse, CBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Ada Iatella, Somerset Gardens, ABC, 1989.

Stage Appearances:

Agnes, A Delicate Balance, Focus Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, 1975.

Nursemaid and understudy for Jeanette Herzl, Herzl, Palace Theatre, New York City, 1976.

Clara, Lou, mother, Sarile, and other roles, Golda, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1977–78.

Fefu, Fefu and Her Friends, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1978.

Adelle, Separations, Arena Stage, Old Vat Room, Washington, DC, c. 1978.

Meg, The Hostage, GeVa Theatre, Rochester, NY, c. 1979.

Polina, The Seagull, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh, PA, c. 1979.

Madame, My Sister in This House (staged reading), New Dramatists Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Jane, Mary Stuart, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Nitetis, member of the chorus, The Greeks, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1982.

Ruchelaya, Before She Is Even Born, Theatre for the New City, New York City, 1982.

Journey into the Whirlwind (solo show), Focus Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 1983, also produced at the CAST Theatre, Los Angeles and American Jewish Theatre, New York City.

Valentina "Valya" Dmitriyevna and Natalya "Natasha" Gavrilovna, The Nest of the Wood Grouse, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Newman Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Fugue, Stage II, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1986.

Miss Van Huysen, The Matchmaker, La Jolla Playhouse, Mandell Weiss Theatre, La Jolla, CA, 1987.

Macbeth, La Jolla Playhouse, 1989.

Paquette and Clairon, Candide, Classic Stage Company Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Adele and delegate, The Pussycat and the Expert Plumber Who Was a Man, Signature Theatre Company, New York City, 1998.

Leonora, I Can't Remember Anything (one-act; produced in a double-bill with The Last Yankee), Signature Theatre, New York City, 1998, I Can't Remember Anything also produced at the Dublin Theatre Festival Fringe, Dublin, Ireland.

Una, Factory Girls, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Nikos Stage, Williamstown, MA, and Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor, NY, both 1999.

Signora Onoria, Naked, Classic Stage Company Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Zelda, 45 Seconds from Broadway, Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York City, 2001–2002.

Margaret, Habitat, Epic Theatre Center, New York City, 2003.

The rat wife, Little Eyolf, Epic Theatre Center, 2003.

Appeared as a matchmaker, Balzaminov's Wedding, Theatre Off Park, New York City; as Ana A., Exiles, INTAR Theatre, New York City; as Mrs. Borkman, John Gabriel Borkman, Focus Theatre, Dublin, Ireland production; in The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, Dublin, Ireland; as Clara, On Mt. Chimborazo, Dodger Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York City; and as the Duchess of Gloucester, Richard II, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT.


Writings for the Stage:

Journey into the Whirlwind (solo show; based on the memoirs of Eugenia Ginzburg [some sources spell name Yevgenia Ginzburg]), Focus Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 1983, also produced at the CAST Theatre, Los Angeles and American Jewish Theatre, New York City.

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