Stenborg, Helen 1925–

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STENBORG, Helen 1925


Born January 24, 1925, in Minneapolis, MN; married Barnard Hughes (an actor), 1950; children: Laura (an actress); Douglas (a director). Education: Attended Hunter College.

Career: Actress.

Awards, Honors: Special Drama Desk Award (with Barnard Hughes), 2000, for lifetime achievement; Antoinette Perry Award, best featured actress in a play, 2000, for Waiting in the Wings.


Film Appearances:

Mrs. Russell, Three Days of the Condor, Paramount, 1975.

Mrs. Acton, The Europeans, LevittPickman, 1979.

Older woman, Starting Over, Paramount, 1979.

Aunt Middie, A Flash of Green, International Spectra-film, 1984.

Mrs. McCoy, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Warner Bros., 1990.

Woman at laundromat, Me and Veronica, Arrow, 1992.

Nun on phone, Marvin's Room, Miramax, 1996.

Marian, My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New York (short film), AtomFilms, 1998.

Aunt Abigail, Isn't She Great (also known as Ist sie nicht grossartig? ), MCA/Universal, 2000.

Sister Joseph, Bless the Child (also known as Die Prophezeiung ), Paramount, 2000.

Television Appearances; Series:

Helga Lindeman, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City ), NBC, 19771978.

Hannah Graham, One Life to Live, ABC, 1997.

Also appeared as Dr. Celia Thompson, Ryan's Hope, ABC.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Ruth Hart, Dr. Cook's Garden, ABC, 1971.

Elsa Carruthers, Not in Front of the Children, CBS, 1982.

Aunt Sally Friedman, Fifth of July, Showtime, 1982.

Mrs. Gladys Morgan, A Hobo's Christmas, CBS, 1987.

Edna Mae Hansen, The Incident, CBS, 1990.

Tilda, Past the Bleachers, ABC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Mavis Johnson, The Rimers of Eldritch, PBS, 1974.

Katherine Anne Porter: The Eye of Memory, PBS, 1986.

Grandmother, The Circus, HBO, 1989.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(Television debut) "Autumn Fire," Kraft Television Theatre, NBC, 1949.

Nina, "Apple of His Eye," Kraft Television Theatre, 1949.

"Angry Angel," Kraft Television Theatre, 1958.

Dr. Lang, "Nurse Is a Feminine Noun," The Nurses, CBS, 1964.

Lecturer, "To All My Friends on Shore," The Nurses, CBS, 1964.

Cashier, "Operation Florida," Good Times, CBS, 1975.

Betty Bowers, "Blizzard," Little House on the Prairie, NBC, 1977.

Lily Freilich, "Passages," Hotel, ABC, 1984.

Velma Almeida, "Widow's Walk," Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1986.

Mrs. Graham, "Belle of the Bald," L.A. Law, NBC, 1988.

Mrs. Johnston, "Split Decision," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1988.

Isbella Kunkle, "In Search of Crimes Past," Homicide (also known as Homicide: Life on the Street and H:LOTS ), NBC, 1995.

Christine Aimsley, "Ramparts," Law & Order, NBC, 1999.

Mrs. Barb Miller, "Closure," Ed, NBC, 2001.

Also appeared as Mrs. Payton, Matt Waters, CBS.

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Claudia, 1943.

Wife, Sheep on the Runway, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1970.

Witness, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1971.

Millie, The Hot I Baltimore, Circle in the Square Downtown, New York City, 1973.

Lychorida, companion to Thaisa, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1974.

AnneMarie, the nanny, A Doll's House, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1975.

Mary Elizabeth Adams, The Elephant in the House, Circle Theatre, New York City, 1975.

Bebe Bernstein, A Tribute to Lili Lamont, Circle Theatre, 19761977.

Da, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 19771978.

Fifth of July, Circle Repertory Theater, New York City, 1978.

Ruth McGinn, In the Recovery Lounge, Circle Theatre, 1978.

Dolly, A Life, Morosco Theatre, 1980.

Netta, A Tale Told, Circle Theatre, 1981.

Inga, Levitation, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1984.

Mrs. Allen, Tomorrow's Monday, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1985.

Netta, Talley & Son, Circle Repertory Theatre, 19851986.

Niedecker, Apple Corps Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Martha, Heaven on Earth, WPA Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Day Trips, Judith Anderson Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Anna Semenovna, A Month in the Country, Center Stage Right, New York City, 1995.

E. M. Ashford, Wit, Long Wharf's Stage, New Haven, CT, 1997, then MCC Theater, New York City, 19982000.

Sarita Myrtle, Waiting in the Wings, Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 19982000.

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

Major Tours:

(Stage debut) Understudy, Claudia, Claudia, national touring company, 1943.

Da, national tour, 19791980.

Also appeared in Three's a Family, national tour.


Video Games:

Voices of old woman and Alatien teller, The Longest Journey (also known as Den Lengste reisen ), 1999.