Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Jules Tasca to Sam Trammell
Constance Towers Biography (1934-)
Born May 20, 1934, in Whitefish, MT; daughter of Harry J. and Ardath L. (Reynolds) Towers; married Eugene C. McGrath (divorced); married John Gavin (an actor and former U.S. ambassador to Mexico), September 8, 1974; children: (first marriage) Michael Ford, Maureen; (second marriage) Cristina, Maria. Addresses: Agent--Stone Manners Agency, 8091 Selma Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90046.
- Birth Details
- May 20, 1934
- Whitefish, Montana, United States
Credits; Stage Appearances
- Sarah Brown, Guys and Dolls, Civic Light Opera Company, Los Angeles, CA,1960.
- Title role, Anya, Ziegfeld Theatre, 1965.
- Julie, Showboat, New York State Theatre, New York City, 1966.
- Julie Jordan, Carousel, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1966.
- Maria Rainer, The Sound of Music, 1967, later Jones Beach Marina, 1971, also Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, PA, 1973, later Jones Beach Marina, 1980.
- Marie, Dumas and Son, Civic Light Opera, Los Angeles, CA, 1967.
- Anna Leonowens, The King and I, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1968,later Jones Beach Marina, 1972, then State Fair Music Hall, Dallas, TX, 1973, later Uris Theatre, New York City, 1977-79.
- Vivian Whitney, The Engagement Baby, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City,1970.
- Kitty Fremont, Ari, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1971.
- Agnes, I Do! I Do!, Chateau de Ville, Saugus, MA, 1972.
- Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady, Indianapolis, IN, 1973.
- Title role, Mame, Springfield, MO, 1973.
- Eleanor Hilliard, The Desperate Hours, Arlington Park, IL, 1973.
- Oh Coward!, Westport Country Playhouse, CT, 1974.
- Rodgers and Hart, Westwood, CA, then Detroit Civic Light Opera, Detroit,MI, 1975.
- Something Wonderful, McCallum Theatre, Palm Springs, CA, 1998.
- Also appeared in Follies and Steel Magnolias.
Credits; Major Tours
- Camelot, U.S. cities, 1962.
- Oh Coward!, U.S. cities, 1974.
- Anna Leonowens, The King and I, U.S. cities, 1976.
Credits; Film Appearances
- Nancy Willows, Bring Your Smile Along, Columbia, 1955.
- Hannah Hunter, The Horse Soldiers, United Artists, 1959.
- Mary Beecher, Sergeant Rutledge (also known as Captain Buffalo), Warner Bros., 1960.
- Cathy, Shock Corridor, Allied Artists, 1963.
- Peg Burke, Fate Is the Hunter, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964.
- Kelly, The Naked Kiss (also known as The Iron Kiss), Allied Artists, 1964.
- Muffy, Sylvester, Columbia, 1985.
- Jessie Granger, Fast Forward, Columbia, 1985.
- Mrs. Henderson, The Nutt House (also known as The Nutty Nut), Triboro Entertainment Group, 1992.
- Louisa, The Next Karate Kid, Columbia, 1994.
- Academy principal, Thunder in Paradise 3, Vidmark Entertainment, 1995.
- Mrs. Blaisedale, The Relic, Paramount, 1997.
- Sandra Bradford, A Perfect Murder (also known as Dial M for Murder), Warner Bros., 1998.
Credits; Television Appearances; Series
- Clarissa McCandless, Capitol, CBS, 1982-87.
- Camilla, 2000 Malibu Road, CBS, 1992.
- Audrey North, The Young and the Restless, CBS, 1996.
- Helena Cassadine, General Hospital, ABC, 1997--.
- Madame Julianna Deschanel, Sunset Beach, NBC, 1997--.
- Also appeared in Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, CBS; Thunder in Paradise, syndicated; and in VTV.
Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
- The Ed Sullivan Show (also known as Toast of the Town), CBS, 1957.
- Beth Woodfield, "Knight of the Sun," Zane Grey Theater, CBS, 1961.
- Jonny Baker, "The Case of the Missing Melody," Perry Mason, CBS, 1961.
- Esther Metcalfe, "The Case of the Prankish Professor," Perry Mason, CBS,1963.
- Joanne Pennington, "The Case of the Tragic Trophy," Perry Mason, CBS, 1964.
- Leona Devore, "The Case of the Laughing Lady," Perry Mason, CBS, 1965.
- "The Big Cheese," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1979.
- Margaret, Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986.
- Francine Leyland, "Ma Dalton," MacGyver, ABC, 1989.
- Ambassador Taxco, "The Forsaken," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, syndicated,1993.
- Clarice, Frasier, NBC, 1994.
- Karen Krane, "Ask the Dust," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1994.
- Boaty Fairbanks, High Society, CBS, 1995.
- Barbara, "Caroline and the Folks," Caroline in the City, NBC, 1995.
- Interviewee, "Yul Brynner: The Man Who Was King," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1995.
- Kelly, Kelly, 1998.
- Also appeared in Baywatch, syndicated; The Bob Hope Show, NBC; Civil Wars, ABC; Designing Women, CBS; The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, NBC; Hawaii Five-O,CBS; The Home Show, ABC; Hour Magazine, syndicated; The Johnny Carson Show,CBS; L.A. Law, NBC; The Loner, CBS; Matlock, NBC and ABC; Midnight Caller, NBC; and The Mike Douglas Show, syndicated.
Credits; Television Appearances; Miniseries
- Margot Perot, On Wings of Eagles, NBC, 1986.
- Sidney Sheldon's Memories of Midnight (also known as Memories of Midnight), 1991.
- Sidney Sheldon's The Sands of Time (also known as The Sands of Time), syndicated, 1992.
Credits; Television Appearances; Pilots
- Kate Shane, The Loner, ABC, 1988.
Credits; Television Appearances; Movies
- Sassie Taggert, Things That Go Bump in the Night (also known as ABC Saturday Mystery, Amanda Vanderbilt, and Christine Cromwell), ABC, 1989.
Credits; Other Television Appearances
- Appeared in Once in Her Life and Robin's Nest.
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