Rosemary Murphy Biography (1927-)

Born January 13, 1927, in Munich, Germany; immigrated to the United States, 1939; daughter of Robert D. (a diplomat) and Mildred (maiden name, Taylor) Murphy. Addresses: Agent: Judy Schoen and Associates, 606 North LarchmontBlvd., Suite 309, Los Angeles, CA 90004.

Nationality
German
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
January 13, 1927
Munich, Germany

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Claudia, Olney Theatre, Olney, MD, 1946
  • Woman in green, Peer Gynt, Schlosspark Theatre, Berlin, West Germany, 1949
  • Mary Boleyn, Anne of the Thousand Days, Flatbush Theatre, Brooklyn, NY, 1950
  • (Broadway debut) Townsperson, The Tower beyond Tragedy, American National Theatre and Academy Theatre, 1950
  • Jane Pugh, Clutterbuck, Arena Theatre, Memphis, TN, 1952
  • Liserle, Candle-Light, Arena Theatre, 1952
  • Red Sky at Morning, Olney Theatre, 1953
  • The Women, Norwich Playhouse, Norwich, CT, 1954
  • Lizzie Curry, The Rainmaker, Myrtle Beach Playhouse, Myrtle Beach,SC, 1955
  • Rosemary Sydney, Picnic, Myrtle Beach Playhouse, 1955
  • Lady Isabel Welwyn, The Ascent of F6, Davenport Theatre, New YorkCity, 1955
  • Lady Macduff, Macbeth, Rooftop Theatre, New York City, 1955
  • Helen Gant Barton, Look Homeward, Angel, Ethel Barrymore Theatre,New York City, 1957
  • Hannah Jelkes, The Night of the Iguana, Festival of the Two Worlds, Spoleto, Italy, 1959
  • Dorothea Bates, Period of Adjustment, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1960
  • Member of ensemble, Brecht on Brecht (revue), Theatre De Lys, NewYork City, 1962
  • Goneril, King Lear, American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT,1963
  • A courtesan, The Comedy of Errors, American Shakespeare Festival,1963
  • Dorothy Cleves, Any Wednesday, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1964
  • Claire, A Delicate Balance, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1966
  • Estelle MacGruder, Weekend, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • The nurse, The Death of Bessie Smith, Billy Rose Theatre, New YorkCity, 1968
  • (London debut) Harriet, Edith, and Muriel, You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running, New Theatre, 1968
  • Mrs. Baker, Butterflies Are Free, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1969
  • Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, American Shakespeare Festival, 1973
  • Ring 'round the Moon, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 1975
  • Mourning Becomes Electra, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1976
  • Joanne Remington, Ladies at the Alamo, Martin Beck Theatre, 1977
  • Monica, Cheaters, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1978
  • Lillian Hellman, Are You Now or Have You Ever Been? Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1978
  • Mrs. Gunhild Borkman, John Gabriel Borkman, Circle in the Square,New York City, 1980
  • Philaminte, The Learned Ladies, Raft Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • Medea, Clarence Brown Company, Knoxville, TN, 1982
  • The Importance of Being Earnest, Alliance Theatre Company, Atlanta, GA, 1985
  • M.J. Adams, Coastal Disturbances, Second Stage Theatre, New York City, 1986, then Circle in the Square, 1987
  • Mrs. Dudgeon, The Devil's Disciple, Circle in the Square, 1988
  • Uncommon Women and Others, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City,1994
  • Cora Clarke, Waiting in the Wings, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, NewYork City, 1999-2000
  • Also appeared in Caesar and Cleopatra, Stratford, CT, and in ADelicate Balance and The Glass Menagerie.
  • Major Tours
  • Mary Boleyn, Anne of the Thousand Days, U.S. cities, 1950
  • Olivia, The Chalk Garden, U.S. cities, 1956
  • Claire, A Delicate Balance, U.S. cities, 1966-67
  • Also appeared in a touring production of Mame.
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Berlin Express, RKO Radio Pictures, 1948
  • Mary, Der Ruf (also known as The Last Illusion), 1949
  • Nurse Chornis, That Night, Universal, 1957
  • Miss Graves, The Young Doctors, United Artists, 1961
  • Miss Maudie Atkinson, To Kill a Mockingbird, Universal, 1962
  • Dorothy Cleves, Any Wednesday (also known as Bachelor Girl Apartment), Warner Bros., 1966
  • Beth Garrison, Ben, Cinerama, 1972
  • Moms, A Fan's Notes, Warner Bros., 1972
  • Mrs. Kinsolving, You'll Like My Mother, Universal, 1972
  • Hannah, Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973
  • Mrs. Latham, Forty Carats, Columbia, 1973
  • Callie Hacker, Walking Tall, Cinerama, 1973
  • Dorothy Parker, Julia, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977
  • Mrs. Perkins, The Attic, Atlantic, 1979
  • Karen Wagner, The Hand, Warner Bros., 1981
  • Mrs. Mason, September, Orion, 1987
  • Coffee shop waitress, Midnight Run, 1988
  • Luanna Trott, For the Boys, 1991
  • Aunt Dotty, Twenty Bucks, 1993
  • Adoption coordinator, Mighty Aphrodite, 1995
  • Helen at the "B&B," Message in a Bottle, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Nola Hollister (some sources cite Susan Ames Dunbar Carver), The Secret Storm, CBS, 1969
  • Margaret Blumenthal, Lucas Tanner, NBC, 1974-75
  • Maureen Dalton Teller, All My Children, ABC, 1977-78
  • Loretta Fowler, Another World (also known as Another World: BayCity), NBC, 1988
  • Greta Aldrin, As the World Turns, 1989
  • Miniseries
  • Mary Ball Washington, George Washington, CBS, 1984
  • Rose Kennedy, A Woman Named Jackie, NBC, 1991
  • Bea Einhorn, The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer, NBC, 1999
  • Movies
  • Muriel Dyer, A Case of Rape, NBC, 1974
  • Margaret Halperin, Columbo: A Friend in Deed, NBC, 1974
  • Sara Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor and Franklin, ABC, 1976
  • Sara Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years, ABC, 1977
  • Helen, Before and After, ABC, 1979
  • Blood bank executive, And the Band Played On, HBO, 1993
  • Miss Pritchard, Don't Drink the Water, ABC, 1994
  • Eleanor Roosevelt, The Tuskegee Airmen, HBO, 1995
  • Episodic
  • "The Long Way Home," Robert Montgomery Presents, NBC, 1956
  • Ellie Pelston, "I Saw You Tomorrow," Alcoa Presents, 1960
  • "Way Out," Studio One, CBS, 1962
  • "Strike a Statue," Naked City, 1962
  • "A Guy for Clementine," The Wide Country, NBC, 1962
  • "Big Day, Great Day," The Virginian, NBC, 1962
  • Mrs. Turney, "The Sharp Edge of Chivalry," The Fugitive, 1966
  • Jane, "Maude's Good Deed," Maude, c. 1972
  • Nurse, "A Long Way Down," Cannon, CBS, 1972
  • Banyon, NBC, 1973
  • Medical Center, CBS, 1973
  • The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1973
  • "The Mourning After," Quincy, 1982
  • Marion Danforth, "Flashback," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1982
  • "A Loss for Words," Quincy, 1983
  • Allie's mother, Kate and Allie, CBS, 1984
  • Sybil Constable, "It Runs in the Family," Murder, She Wrote, CBS,1987
  • Mrs. Catherine Messimer, "In Memory Of," Law & Order, NBC, 1991
  • Judge Carla White, Civil Wars, ABC, 1991-1992
  • Blossom, Johnny Bago, CBS, 1993
  • Joanna Allenby, In the Heat of the Night, NBC, 1993
  • Pat Murphy, Bodies of Evidence, CBS, 1993
  • Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1993
  • The Cosby Mysteries, NBC, 1994
  • Christina Quinn, EZ Streets, CBS, 1996
  • Carol Larkin, "To Kill a Talking Bird," Frasier, NBC, 1997
  • The Visitor, Fox, 1997
  • Victoria, Cracker, ABC, 1997
  • Carol Larkin, "Taps at the Montana," Frasier, NBC, 1999
  • Also appeared in Thriller, NBC.
  • Specials
  • Margaret Devize, The Lady's Not for Burning, PBS, 1974
  • Gladys, The Woman Who Willed a Miracle, 1983
  • Pilots
  • Margaret Blumenthal, Lucas Tanner, NBC, 1974

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