Windust, Penelope

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Windust, Penelope


Born in New York, NY; daughter of Bretaigne (a stage and film director) and Irene (an actress) Windust; married Charles Haid (an actor, director, and producer; divorced, 1983); children: Arcadia, Brittany. Education: Attended Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University).


Actress. Performed at Denver Center Repertory Theatre, Denver, CO, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, and Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles.

Awards, Honors:

Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best featured actress in a play, 1973, for Elizabeth I.


Film Appearances:

Grace, Ghost Town, New World, 1988.

Nurse at Bellevue Hospital, Bird, Warner Bros., 1988.

Maggie Stoneman, Iron Will, Buena Vista, 1994.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Rosemary, The Call of the Wild, NBC, 1976.

Penny Voorhees Keegan, The Keegans, CBS, 1976.

Gloria Beasley, Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo, CBS, 1977.

Emma Blessing, Death Ray 2000 (also known as T. R. Sloane), NBC, 1981.

Dr. Harris, Johnny Belinda, CBS, 1982.

Nurse Norris, Mother's Day on Walton's Mountain, NBC, 1982.

Marilyn Harris, Prime Suspect, CBS, 1982.

Television newswoman, Children in the Crossfire, NBC, 1984.

Scandal Sheet (also known as The Devil's Bed), ABC, 1985.

Allison Browning, Naked Lie, CBS, 1989.

Blonde teacher, Flying Blind, NBC, 1990.

Dr. Miller, AWoman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (also known as Till Murder Do Us Part), CBS, 1992.

Mrs. Fordyce, The Nightman (also known as The Watchman), NBC, 1992.

Receptionist, Cooperstown, TNT, 1993.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Kathleen Maxwell, V (also known as V: The Original Mini Series), NBC, 1983.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Honey Bushkin, The Harvey Korman Show, ABC, 1977.

Elizabeth Stanton, Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), ABC, 1983.

Dental receptionist, Smith, CBS, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Ruth O'Neill, "Edge of the Web," Mannix, CBS, 1975.

Cheila Cramer, "Ring of Life," Hawaii Five-0 (also known as McGarrett), CBS, 1975.

Anita Leslie, "The Adventure of Miss Aggie's Farewell Performance," Ellery Queen (also known as The Adventures of Ellery Queen), NBC, 1975.

Jane Larson, "One of Those Days," Emergency! (also known as Emergency One and Emergencia), NBC, 1975.

Marlene Becker, "The Secret of Bigfoot: Part 1," The Six Million Dollar Man, ABC, 1976.

Flo, "The Women Strike," Husbands, Wives & Lovers, CBS, 1978.

Mrs. Howard, "Dixon and Courtney Adopt," Husbands, Wives & Lovers, CBS, 1978.

Dr. Sylvia Stubbs, "The Deadly Dolphin," Wonder Woman (also known as The New Adventures of Wonder Woman and The New Original Wonder Woman), CBS, 1978.

Laura Fromm, "The Golden Spiders," Nero Wolfe, NBC, 1981.

Bernadine Norris, "The Carousel," The Waltons, CBS, 1981.

Josephine, "Ghosts," Lou Grant, CBS, 1982.

Doctor, "Heir Apparent," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1982.

Doctor, "Good, the Bad, and the Profane," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1982.

Doctor, "Win, Place, and Show," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1984.

Doctor, "Forsaking All Others," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1985.

Model, "Black Widow," Cover Up, CBS, 1985.

Misses Murdock, "Wayward Dreams," Finders of Lost Loves, ABC, 1985.

Connie Thornton, "Family Matter," MacGyver, ABC, 1987.

Donna Stewart, "The Body," Matlock, NBC, 1988.

Rebecca, "Clean and Sober," 1st & Ten (also known as 1st & Ten: Do It Again, 1st & Ten: Going for Broke, 1st & Ten: In Your Face!, 1st & Ten: The Bulls Mean Business, 1st & Ten: The Championship, and 1st & Ten, Training Camp: The Bulls Are Back), HBO, 1989.

Jean Winslow, "The Thanks of a Grateful Nation," China Beach, ABC, 1990.

"Mummy Dearest," Doogie Howser, M.D., ABC, 1992.

"Grin and Bare It," Civil Wars, ABC, 1992.

Saleslady, "What I Did for Love," Marriedwith Children, Fox, 1992.

Laura Bennett, "Love and Hate in Cabot Cove," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993.

"Christmas Blues," High Incident, ABC, 1996.

Mrs. Martineau, "When the Bough Breaks," ER, NBC, 1997.

Crazy lady, "Crime and Punishment: Part 1," Third Watch, NBC, 2002.

Martha Silver, "Still Crazy after All These Years," Boston Legal, ABC, 2004.

Lynette Giles, "Blood Hungry," Criminal Minds, CBS, 2005.

Also appeared in episodes of Dallas, CBS; Delvecchio, NBC; Jigsaw John, NBC; and Reasonable Doubts, NBC.

Stage Appearances:

Geneva, Spofford, American National Theatre and Academy, New York City, 1967.

Title role, Elizabeth I, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1972.

Closely Related, South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA, 1983.

Also appeared in productions of The Elephant Man and The Lion in Winter.

Major Tours:

Toured in America Hurrah!, U.S. cities.