Elizabeth Wilson Biography (1921-)

Full name, Elizabeth Welter Wilson; born April 4, 1921, in Grand Rapids, MI;daughter of Henry Dunning (an insurance agent) and Marie Ethel (maiden name,Welter) Wilson. Addresses: Agent: Paradigm, 200 West 57th St., #900, New York, NY 10019.

Birth Details
April 4, 1921
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • (Broadway debut) Christine Schoenwalder, Picnic, Music Box Theatre, 1953
  • Miss Warriner, Desk Set, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1955
  • Mrs. McCracken, The Tunnel of Love, Royale Theatre, New York City,1957
  • Hilda Rose, Big Fish, Little Fish, American National Theatre and Academy Theatre, New York City, 1961
  • Constance, Yes Is for a Very Young Man, Players Theatre, New YorkCity, 1963
  • Liz Cantriss, Rich Little Rich Girl, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, 1964
  • Mrs. Murray, Eh?, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1967
  • The Little Foxes, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1967, then Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1967-1968
  • Marjorie Newquist, Little Murders, Circle in the Square, 1969
  • Martha Wilkins, Sheep on the Runway, Helen Hayes Theatre, New YorkCity, 1970
  • Karen Nash, "Visitor from Mamaroneck," Muriel Tate, "Visitor from Hollywood," and Norma Hubley, "Visitor from Forest Hills" in Plaza Suite, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1970
  • Mrs. Shin, The Good Woman of Setzuan, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1970
  • Mrs. Summey, Dark of the Moon, Mercer-Shaw Arena Theatre, New YorkCity, 1970
  • Harriet, Sticks and Bones, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1971, then John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1972
  • Helen Wild, The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1972
  • Sonya, Uncle Vanya, Joseph E. Levine Theatre, New York City, 1973
  • Mrs. Peachum, The Threepenny Opera, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1976
  • Lady Bracknell, The Importance of Being Earnest, Circle in the Square, 1977
  • Countess of Roussillon, All's Well That Ends Well, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1978
  • Aunt Helen, Taken in Marriage, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1979
  • Aaronetta Gibbs, Morning's at Seven, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1980, then Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1981
  • Penelope "Penny" Sycamore, You Can't Take It with You, Paper MillPlayhouse, Millburn, NJ, 1982, then Plymouth Theatre, 1983
  • Enid, Salonika, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1985
  • Fay, Anteroom, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 1985
  • Lilly Miller, Ah, Wilderness!, Neil Simon Theatre, New York City,1988
  • Edna, A Delicate Balance, Plymouth Theatre, 1996
  • Bonita Belgrave, Waiting in the Wings, Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 1999
  • Eddie's grandmother, Ancestral Voices, Mitzi Newhouse Theatre, NewYork City, 1999
  • Zofia, Tongue of a Bird, Joseph Papp Public Theatre/Martinson Hall, New York City, 1999
  • Amy Chamberlain, "The 75th," and "The Vibrator," Double Play, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ, 2003
  • Also appeared in Plaza 9, New York City.
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut; as Elizabeth W. Wilson) Christine Schoenwalder, Picnic, Columbia, 1956
  • Marge Fleming, Patterns (also known as Patterns of Power),United Artists, 1956
  • Secretary, The Goddess, Columbia, 1958
  • Miss McCracken, The Tunnel of Love, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1958
  • Millie the maid, Happy Anniversary, United Artists, 1959
  • Jacky, Too Hot to Handle (also known as Playgirl after Dark), Topaz, 1961
  • Miss Fogarty, A Child Is Waiting, Warner Bros., 1963
  • Helen Carter, The Birds (also known as Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds), Universal, 1963
  • Mrs. Marsh, Jenny (also known as And Jenny Makes Three), Cinerama, 1969
  • Mrs. Braddock, The Graduate, Embassy, 1967
  • Receptionist, The Tiger Makes Out, Columbia, 1967
  • Mother, Catch-22, Paramount/Filmways, 1970
  • Mrs. Newquist, Little Murders, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1971
  • Mrs. Rome, The Day of the Dolphin, AVCO-Embassy, 1973
  • Dr. Anna Wilson, Man on a Swing, Paramount, 1974
  • Mrs. Gordon, The Happy Hooker, Cannon, 1975
  • Pauline, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Warner Bros., 1975
  • Roz Keith, executive assistant, Nine to Five (also known as 9 to 5), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • Dr. Ruth Ruth, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, Universal, 1981
  • Emily Watkins, The Ultimate Solution of Grace Quigley (also knownas Grace Quigley), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists/Cannon, 1984
  • Dorothy Prentiss, Where Are the Children?, Columbia, 1986
  • Kate Maslow, The Believers, Orion, 1987
  • Jessica, Regarding Henry, United International Pictures, 1991
  • Abigail Craven/Dr. Greta Pinder-Schloss, The Addams Family, Paramount, 1991
  • Dorothy Van Doren, Quiz Show, Buena Vista, 1994
  • (Uncredited) Vera, Nobody's Fool, Paramount, 1994
  • Grandma Louise, Rocky Road, Open City Communications, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Frieda Hechlinger, East Side/West Side, CBS, 1963-1964
  • Mrs. Hopewell, Dark Shadows, 1966
  • Felicia Stringer, The Secret Storm, 1970
  • Annie Bogert, Doc, CBS, 1975-1976
  • Kathy Kelly, Morningstar/Eveningstar, CBS, 1986
  • Rosiland Dupree, Delta, CBS, 1993
  • Miniseries
  • Bernice Bradshaw, Nutcracker: Money, Madness, and Murder, NBC, 1987
  • Miss Gippy, Queen (also known as Alex Haley's Queen), CBS,1993
  • Annie Klenner, In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (also known as Bitter Blood), CBS, 1994
  • Eulalie Robillard, Scarlett, CBS, 1994
  • Movies
  • Let Me Hear You Whisper, 1969
  • Kate Stanton, Miles to Go Before I Sleep, CBS, 1975
  • Countess, All's Well That Ends Well, 1978
  • Judge Norma Soloman, Once Upon a Family, CBS, 1980
  • Sally Ephron, Million Dollar Infield, CBS, 1982
  • Penny Sycamore, You Can't Take It With You, 1984
  • Lillie Wykowski, Conspiracy of Love, CBS, 1987
  • Freda, Burning Bridges, ABC, 1990
  • Harriet Wheaton, Skylark (also known as Sarah, Plain and Tall:Skylark), CBS, 1993
  • Mrs. Pierson, Spring Awakening, CBS, 1994
  • Mary Fremus, The Boys Next Door, CBS, 1996
  • President Elizabeth Richardson, Special Report: Journey to Mars, CBS, 1996
  • Specials
  • Nora's Christmas Gift, syndicated, 1989
  • Also appeared in "Morning's at Seven," Great Performances, PBS.
  • Pilots
  • Ruth Weston, Another April, CBS, 1974
  • Mrs. Coyle, The Easter Promise, CBS, 1975
  • Edna, Happy Endings, ABC, 1975
  • Mrs. Glidden, Sanctuary of Fear (also known as Father Brown, Detective, Girl in the Park, and Sanctuary of Death), NBC, 1979
  • Episodic
  • Marg, "Patterns," Kraft Television Theatre, NBC, 1955
  • "Happy Journey," Star Tonight, 1956
  • "The Soft Touch," The Nurses, 1962
  • "Sixteen Hours to Chicago," The Nurses, 1965
  • Amelia DeKuyper, "Amelia's Divorce," All in the Family, CBS, 1975
  • Jewel Porter, "Big Mouth," Tucker's Witch, 1982
  • Serena Haynes, "Home Care," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995
  • Evelyn Hooper, "Recycled," Promised Land, CBS, 1998
  • Camellia Kellogg, "Father Knows Best," Gideon's Crossing, ABC, 2000
  • Lucille Mobray, "Chinoiserie," Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NBC, 2002

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