Dinah Manoff Biography (1958-)

Full name, Dinah Beth Manoff; born January 25, 1958, in New York, NY; daughter of Arnold (a writer) and Lyova (an actress, director, and writer; maiden name, Rosenthal; also known as Lee Grant) Manoff; married Jean-Marc Joubert (adesigner; divorced); married Arthur Mortell (a producer); children: (second marriage) Dashiell Mortell.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, director, producer
Birth Details
January 25, 1958
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • Libby, I Ought to Be in Pictures, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New YorkCity, 1980-1981
  • Jill, Gifted Children, Jewish Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Young Ellie Greenwich, Leader of the Pack, Ambassador Theatre, NewYork City, 1985
  • Victoria, Alfred and Victoria: A Life, Los Angeles Theatre Center,Los Angeles, 1987
  • Also appeared in Kingdom of Earth, Theatre West; and in The Value of Names.
  • Film Appearances
  • The Stronger (short film), 1976
  • Marty Maraschino, Grease, Paramount, 1978
  • Karen, Ordinary People, Paramount, 1980
  • Libby, I Ought to Be in Pictures, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • Jill, Backfire, 1987 Vidmark, 1989
  • Maggie Peterson, Child's Play, United Artists/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer,1988
  • Lois Cook, Staying Together, Hemdale, 1989
  • Boy's Life, 1989
  • Evelyn Whittacher, Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichel, Paramount, 1990
  • Maud Milligan, Bloodhounds of Broadway, Columbia, 1990
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Elaine Lefkowitz Dallas, Soap, ABC, 1978-1979
  • Carol Weston, Empty Nest, NBC, 1988-1995
  • Evelyn Rayburn, State of Grace, Fox Family Channel, 2001-?
  • Miniseries
  • Missy Craymore, Celebrity (also known as Tommy Thompson's Celebrity), NBC, 1984
  • Movies
  • Attendant's girlfriend, Night Terror, NBC, 1977
  • Rachel Sager, Raid on Entebbe, NBC, 1977
  • Mary Louise, For Ladies Only, NBC, 1981
  • Glennis Rasmussen, A Matter of Sex, NBC, 1984
  • Mary, The Seduction of Gina (also known as Another High Roller), CBS, 1984
  • Priscilla Tirado, Flight Number 90: Disaster on the Potomac (alsoknown as Flight No. 90 and Florida Flight 90), NBC, 1984
  • Theresa Leonetti, Classified Love, CBS, 1986
  • Denise Danielovitch, The Cover Girl and the Cop (also known as Beauty and Denise), NBC, 1989
  • Laura, Babies, NBC, 1990
  • Tibby Bloom, Maid for Each Other, NBC, 1992
  • Denise and performer of song "Kiss of Fire," The Amati Girls, Fox,2000
  • Helen, The Lost Child, CBS, 2000
  • Also appeared in Crossing the Mob.
  • Specials
  • Edie Gruber, She's with Me, NBC, 1986
  • Super Bloopers and New Practical Jokes, NBC, 1990
  • The Search for the New Ideal Man, ABC, 1992
  • Herself and Marty, VH-1 Where Are They Now: Grease, VH1, 1998
  • Herself and Marty, VH-1's Behind the Music: Grease, VH1, 2000
  • Episodic
  • "The Great Cherub Knitwear Strike," Visions, PBS, 1976
  • "Sadie Hawkins Day," Welcome Back, Kotter, ABC, 1976
  • Buddy's friend, "Sleeping Gypsy," Family, ABC, 1978
  • Joanie Hume, "Bomb," Lou Grant, CBS, 1979
  • Kathy, "Mork's Baby Blues," Mork & Mindy, ABC, 1979
  • "Dewey and Harold and Sarah and Maggie," Sweepstakes (also known as $weepstake$), 1979
  • Sister Sara Williams, "The Nun," Night Court, NBC, 1984
  • "Fathers and Daughters," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1984
  • "Gilliam," Hot Pursuit, NBC, 1984
  • Franny Aronson, "Sirens," CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1987
  • Jenny Coopersmith, "Murder in a Minor Key," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987
  • Carol Weston, "The Monkey Show: Part 2," The Golden Girls, NBC, 1991
  • "Rockumentary," Blossom, NBC, 1991
  • Carol Weston, "Temporary Setbacks," Nurses, NBC, 1993
  • Kelly, "Newcomer," The John Larroquette Show, NBC, 1993
  • Callie Martin, "Interview with an Angel," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1995
  • Amy Fitzpatrick, "Going to Hell in a Limo: Parts 1 & 2," Cybill, CBS, 1996
  • Mary, "The Other Bookstore," George & Leo, CBS, 1998
  • Pilots
  • Celia, The Possessed, NBC, 1977
  • Karen Cooper, The Line, NBC, 1987
  • Television Work
  • Director; Episodic
  • Directed episodes of Brother's Keeper, ABC; Empty Nest, NBC; Minor Adjustments, NBC; and Sister, Sister, ABC.
  • Executive Producer; Movies
  • (With others) Maid for Each Other, NBC, 1992
  • WRITINGS
  • Plays
  • A Telegram from Heaven (based on a novel by Arnold Manoff), produced at Los Angeles Theatre Works, Los Angeles, 1992 and broadcast by NationalPublic Radio.
  • Teleplays
  • Movies
  • (And author of story) Maid for Each Other, NBC, 1992

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Empire, October, 1997, p. 65
    • People Weekly, April 13, 1998

    User Contributions:

    Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic:

    CAPTCHA


    forum