Salome Jens Biography (1935-)

Born May 8, 1935, in Milwaukee, WI; daughter of Arnold John (a builder and farmer) and Salomea (maiden name, Szujeuska) Jens; married Ralph Meeker (an actor and producer; divorced); married Lee Leonard. Addresses: Agent: Richard Bauman and Associates, Inc., 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 473, Los Angeles, CA 90036.; Contact: c/o Geoffrey Barr, 4727 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 600, LosAngeles, CA 90010-3848.

Birth Details
May 8, 1935
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • (Broadway debut) Miss Ferguson, Sixth Finger in a Five Finger Glove, Longacre Theatre, 1956
  • The Bald Soprano, Sullivan Street Playhouse, New York City, 1958
  • Roberta, Jack, Sullivan Street Playhouse, 1958
  • Georgette, The Disenchanted, Coronet Theatre, New York City, 1958
  • Title role, Deirdre of the Sorrows, Gate Theatre, New York City, 1959
  • U.S.A. (revue), Martinique Theatre, New York City, 1959, then Royal Poinciana Playhouse, 1961
  • Abbie Putnam, Desire under the Elms, stock theatre production, 1959
  • As You Like It, Toledo Festival, Toledo, OH, 1960
  • The Lady's Not for Burning, Toledo Festival, 1960
  • Girl, The Balcony, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1960
  • Martha Bernays Freud, A Far Country, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1961
  • The Skin of Our Teeth, Olney Playhouse, MD, 1961
  • Anna Christie, Playhouse in the Park, Philadelphia, PA, 1962
  • Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh, PA, 1962
  • Anna, Night Life, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1962
  • Abbie Putnam, Desire under the Elms, Circle in the Square, 1963
  • Hermione, The Winter's Tale, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1963
  • Lizzie, The Rainmaker, Royal Poinciana Playhouse, Palm Beach, FL,1963
  • Louise, After the Fall, American National Theatre Academy, Washington Square Theatre, New York City, 1964
  • Gilian Prosper, But for Whom, Charlie, American National Theatre Academy, Washington Square Theatre, 1964
  • Elmire, Tartuffe, American National Theatre Academy, Washington Square Theatre, 1965
  • Elaine, First One Asleep, Whistle, Belasco Theatre, New York City,1966
  • Amanda Prynne, Private Lives, Melodyland Theatre, Berkeley, CA, 1966
  • Posterity for Sale, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1967
  • Nancy, The Meeting, Theatre de Lys, New York City, 1967
  • Makedah, I'm Solomon, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • Josie Hogan, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Circle in the Square, 1968
  • Countess Sophia Delyanoff, A Patriot for Me, Imperial Theatre, NewYork City, 1969
  • Crystal and Fox, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1970
  • Abigail, John and Abigail, Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC, 1971
  • Title role, Mary Stuart, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1971
  • Cleopatra, Anthony and Cleopatra, American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1972
  • The Ride across Lake Constance, Forum Theatre, New York City, 1972
  • Julie Holliman, A Break in the Skin, Actors Studio, New York City,1973
  • Queen Gertrude, Hamlet, Mark Taper Forum, 1974
  • One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, Huntington Hartford Theatre,Los Angeles, 1974
  • Lorraine, A Lie of the Mind, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • ... About Anne, Interact Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Falling in Love, 1990
  • The Pelican, 1990
  • A Moon for the Misbegotten, 1990
  • Katy, Cut Flowers, Victory Theatre, Burbank, CA, 1994
  • Play Strindberg (without Tears), Marilyn Monroe Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 1998
  • Also appeared in A Short Happy Life, Huntington Hartford Theatre;Lady of the House and Transformations, both Los Angeles; TheAffairs of Anatol; and Shadows of Heroes.
  • Major Tours
  • Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, U.S. cities, 1959
  • Doris W., The Owl and the Pussycat, U.S. cities, 1966
  • ... And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, U.S. cities, 1970
  • Other tours include Delicate Balance, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Private Lives, Tiny Alice, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, all U.S. cities.
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Gert Kipfer, From Here to Eternity, 1980
  • Martha Kent, Superboy, 1988
  • Female shapeshifter, a recurring role, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,syndicated, between 1994-1998
  • Miniseries
  • Gert Kipfer, From Here to Eternity, NBC, 1979
  • Narrator, The Great War (also known as The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century), PBS, 1996
  • Movies
  • Judge Kendis Winslow, In the Glitter Palace (also known as A Woman Accused), NBC, 1977
  • Terri, Sharon: Portrait of a Mistress, NBC, 1977
  • Ilyena, The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story, NBC, 1980
  • Colleen Murphy, A Matter of Life and Death, CBS, 1981
  • Dr. Miller, The Two Lives of Carol Letner, CBS, 1981
  • Laura Pressburg, Tomorrow's Child, NBC, 1982
  • Nurse Ann Botts, Uncommon Valor, CBS, 1983
  • Alice Johnson (some sources cite Alice Johansen), A Killer in the Family, ABC, 1983
  • Mady Christians, Grace Kelly (also known as The Grace Kelly Story), ABC, 1983
  • Dr. Becker, Playing with Fire, NBC, 1985
  • Sister Angela, Cast the First Stone (also known as Cast the First Stone: The Diane Martin Story), NBC, 1989
  • Hausman, Before the Storm, ABC, 1991
  • Hausman, Spy Games, ABC, 1991
  • Faith, The Lottery, NBC, 1996
  • Episodic
  • Emily Hunter, "Who Is the Fairest One of All?," Great Ghost Tales, 1961
  • "Man on the Mountain Top," The United States Steel Hour, 1961
  • "Goodbye Mama, Hello Auntie Maud," Naked City, ABC, 1962
  • Marcie Remp, "The Man in the Cooler," The Untouchables, ABC, 1963
  • "Mission of Fear," The United States Steel Hour, 1963
  • "Corpus Earthling," The Outer Limits, 1963
  • Patricia Bauer, "The Blindman's Bluff Raid," The Rat Patrol, 1966
  • "A Rome with a Rack," I Spy, 1967
  • Madge Tucker, "The Wagon," Bonanza, 1970
  • Josephine Burney, "Captain Sligo," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1971
  • Katherine, "Talbot," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1973
  • Olga Nurell, "Out of the Shadows," Kojak, CBS, 1976
  • Barbara Murray, All's Fair, 1976
  • Mae Olinsky, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, syndicated, 1976
  • Mrs. Cheznell, "Dead Stop," Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E.), NBC, 1981
  • Mrs. McAllister, The Colbys, 1985
  • Sister Margaret, "The Road Not Taken," MacGyver, 1986
  • Miss Stebbins, "Faith," The Wonder Years, 1990
  • Billy's mom, Joan Campbell, "Leap of Faith," Melrose Place, Fox, 1992
  • Pritchard, "Maniac at Large," Tales from the Crypt, 1992
  • Billy's mom, Joan Campbell, "My Way," Melrose Place, Fox, 1992
  • Beatrice Schuyler, "Helter Shelter," L.A. Law, NBC, 1992
  • Beatrice Schuyler, "Spanky and the Art Gang," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993
  • Beatrice Schuyler, "Bare Witness," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993
  • Humanoid progenitor, "The Chase," Star Trek: The Next Generation,1993
  • Hannah Ackerman, "Death Be Proud," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1994
  • Gussie, Nothing Sacred, ABC, 1997
  • Mrs. Campbell, Melrose Place, Fox, 1997
  • Appeared in episodes of The Blue Knight, CBS; The Defenders, CBS; Falcon Crest, CBS; Hart to Hart, ABC; Kraft Television Theatre, NBC; McMillan and Wife, NBC; Medical Center, CBS; Petrocelli, NBC; Stoney Burke, ABC; and Trapper John, M.D., CBS.
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Also appeared in Dial 911, Genesis, Hello from Bertha, The Purification, and Barefoot in Athens.
  • Film Appearances
  • Showdown at Ulcer Gulch, 1956
  • The visitor/nurse, Terror from the Year 5000 (also known as Cage of Doom, The Girl from 5,000 A.D., and Terror from 5,000 A.D.), 1958
  • Jenny Brooks, Angel Baby, Allied Artists, 1961
  • Norma Marcus, Seconds, Paramount, 1966
  • Mrs. Dodd, The Fool Killer (also known as Violent Journey and El Asesino de Tontos), 1966
  • Shirley Norton, Me, Natalie, National General, 1969
  • Cold Sweat, 1971
  • Emily Penning, Savages, 1974
  • The Boy Who Talked to Badgers, 1975
  • Vera, Diary of the Dead, 1980
  • Jean Randolph, Cloud Dancer, 1980
  • Wilda Crawley, Harry's War, 1981
  • Narrator, The Clan of the Cave Bear, Warner Bros., 1985
  • Helga, Just between Friends, Orion, 1986
  • Narrator, Coming Out under Fire, 1994
  • Diantha Krohn, I'm Losing You, Lions Gate Films, 1998

Further Reference


    • Sci-Fi TV, October, 1998 .

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