Dorothy Lyman Biography (1947-)

Born April 18, 1947, in Minneapolis, MN; daughter of Hector H. (a stockbroker) and Violet E. (maiden name, Brightwell) Lyman; married Joachim Tillinger, December 1, 1971 (divorced, c. 1978); married Vincent Malle (a producer); children: (first marriage) Emma, Sebastian. Addresses: Agent: Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069-3502.

Actress, director, producer
Birth Details
April 18, 1947
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Julie Stark, A World Apart, ABC, 1970-1971
  • Elly Jo Jamison, The Edge of Night, CBS, 1972-1973
  • Sister Margaret, One Life to Live (also known as One Life to Live: The Summer of Seduction), ABC, 1975
  • Gwen Parrish Frame, Another World (also known as Another World:Bay City), NBC, 1976-1980, 1989
  • Opal Sue Gardner Purdy Chandler, All My Children (also known as All My Children: The Summer of Seduction), ABC, 1981-1983
  • Naomi Oates Harper, Mama's Family, NBC, 1983-1985, syndicated, 1986-1987
  • Rebecca Whitmore, Generations, NBC, 1991
  • Bonnie Roberts, The Bold and the Beautiful (also known as Glamour), CBS, 1991-1992, 1994
  • Mrs. McKenna, a recurring role, Life Goes On, ABC, between 1991 and 1993
  • Appeared as Patty Fleisher, Bob, CBS.
  • Movies
  • Dr. Nancy Brannigan, Summer Fantasy, NBC, 1984
  • Mom, Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss, PBS, 1988
  • Ruth Mortimer, The People across the Lake, NBC, 1988
  • Millie Schector, Camp Cucamonga (also known as How I Spent My Summer), NBC, 1990
  • Dorothy, Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story (also known as Starting Again), NBC, 1994
  • Episodic
  • Cathrine/Caterina, "In the Cards," Tales from the Darkside, 1985
  • Sergeant Carol James Meyers, "The Pit," Hunter, 1989
  • Claudia Brooks, "Shadows," Bodies of Evidence, CBS, 1993
  • "My Fair Nanny," The Nanny, CBS, 1993
  • Miriam Thorne, "Cold Spell," Picket Fences, CBS, 1994
  • Dr. Deborah Rosen, "A Lullaby to My Father," Sisters, NBC, 1995
  • Norma Shey, "The Secret of Gila Junction," Murder, She Wrote, CBS,1995
  • Dr. Diane Starger, "Marooned," The Practice, ABC, 1999
  • Contessa Dorothea DiLyman, "Soap Royalty/Princess Greta's Coronation," Days of Our Lives, NBC, 2001
  • Guest panelist for The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour and ToTell the Truth; also appeared in Alf, NBC.
  • Pilots
  • Johnnie Baylor, Hearts Island, NBC, 1985
  • Television Producer
  • Series
  • The Nanny, CBS, c. 1997-1998
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • The Nanny, CBS, between 1994 and 1998
  • Also directed episodes of Payne and The Simple Life, both CBS.
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Off-Broadway debut) First interviewer, "Interview," America Hurrah, Pocket Theatre, 1967-1968
  • Niagara Falls, Theatre at Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1968
  • The American Hamburger League, New Theatre of Brooklyn, New York City, 1969
  • Director's assistant, Pequod, Mercury Theatre, New York City, 1969
  • Shrivings, London production, 1969
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Florida production, 1970
  • Understudy for the roles of Mrs. Linde, Anne-Marie, and Helene, A Doll's House, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1971
  • Hedda Gabler, Playhouse Theatre, 1971
  • Liza, "Killer's Head," Killer's Head and Action, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1975
  • The House of Mirth, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1975-1976
  • "On the Inside," On the Outside and On the Inside, Long Wharf Theatre, 1975-1976
  • Action, American Place Theatre, 1976
  • Cindy, Fefu and Her Friends, American Place Theatre, 1978
  • Laurie, Later, Marymount Manhattan Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Maude Mix, A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, Astor Place Theatre, New York City, 1980-1981
  • Jan Morrison, Dancing in the End Zone, Ritz Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Major Tours
  • Cast member, The Serpent, Open Theatre, European cities, 1968
  • Director, A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, U.S. cities, 1985-1986
  • Stage Director
  • A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, Astor Place Theatre,New York City, 1980-1981
  • Frugal Repast, Actors and Directors Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Peep, South Street Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Loving Reno, New York Theatre Studio, 1983
  • Stage Work
  • Other
  • Produced The Sum of Us at Directors Theatre, Los Angeles.
  • Film Appearances
  • Jean, The 300 Year Weekend, ABC Cinerama, 1971
  • Night of the Juggler (also known as New York Killer), Columbia, 1980
  • Sarah Good, Young Goodman Brown (also known as Nataniel Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown), 1993
  • Mrs. Morris, Jack the Bear, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993
  • Mildred Chambers, Ruby in Paradise, October Films, 1993
  • Suzie, I Love Trouble, Buena Vista, 1994
  • Rita, Dinner and Driving, Argonaut Pictures, 1997
  • Chicago judge, Blow, New Line Cinema, 2001
  • Mrs. Tanner, Speechless, Morning Starlight Productions/rednaveL fLmworx, 2001
  • Appeared as Nancy, Self Portrait.

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