Ellen Albertini Dow Biography (1918-)

Original name, Ellen Albertini; born November 16, 1918, in Mount Carmel, PA;daughter of a car dealership owner and Ellen Albertini; married Eugene Dow, 1950. Addresses: Agent: GVA Talent Agency, 9229 Sunset Blvd., Suite 320, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Birth Details
November 16, 1918
Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Allison, American Drive-In, 1985
  • Old lady, Tough Guys, Buena Vista, 1986
  • Organist, Walk Like a Man, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1987
  • Little old lady, Munchies, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1987
  • Organist, Body Slam, New Line Home Video, 1987
  • Nun, My Blue Heaven, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Receptionist, Genuine Risk, IRS Entertainment, 1990
  • Old lady, Blood and Concrete (also known as Blood and Concrete,a Love Story), IRS Releasing, 1991
  • Mrs. Coulson, Memoirs of an Invisible Man (also known as Les aventures d'un homme invisible), Warner Bros., 1992
  • Choir nun, Sister Act, Buena Vista, 1992
  • Choir nun, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Mrs. Norton, Twogether, 1994
  • Organist (radio performer), Radioland Murders, Universal, 1994
  • Rosie, The Wedding Singer, New Line Cinema, 1998
  • Disco Dottie, 54 (also known as Studio 54), Miramax, 1998
  • Aggie Kennedy, Patch Adams, Universal, 1998
  • Mrs. Meltzer, Carnival of Souls (also known as Wes Craven Presents "Carnival of Souls"), Trimark Pictures, 1998
  • Mrs. MacKenzie, Ready to Rumble, Warner Bros., 2000
  • Barry's grandma, Road Trip, DreamWorks, 2000
  • (As Ellen Dow) Mrs. Fleisher, Longshot (also known as Jack of All Trades), 2001
  • (As Ellen Albertini-Dow) Voice of See's Candies Box, Eight Crazy Nights (also known as Adam Sandler's 8 Crazy Nights), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2002
  • Mrs. Kahn, Halfway Decent, 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • (As Ellen Dow) Ethel Quagmire, Kenan & Kel, Nickelodeon, 1996-1997
  • Grandma Harriet Krupp, Maybe It's Me, The WB, 2001
  • Movies
  • Grandma Haldane, Going to the Chapel (also known as Wedding Day and Wedding Day Blues), NBC, 1988
  • Nanny, Easy Come, Easy Go, ABC, 1989
  • Lydia, Things That Go Bump in the Night, ABC, 1989
  • Lila Duvane, Problem Child 3 (also known as Problem Child 3: Junior in Love), NBC, 1995
  • Miniseries
  • Esther Kettering, Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer, ABC, 1997
  • Pilots
  • Mrs. Pitman, K-9, ABC, 1991
  • Episodic
  • Mrs. Hotchkiss, "Need to Know," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1986
  • Old lady, "Grandma," Mr. Belvedere, 1986
  • Old woman, "The Storyteller," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1986
  • Lady, "A Mother and a Daughter," Highway to Heaven, 1987
  • (As Ellen Dow) Anna Lausch, "Nor Iron Bars a Cage," Beauty and the Beast, 1987
  • Mrs. Baer, "Los dos dipestos," Moonlighting, 1988
  • "The Trip: Part 1," Mr. Belvedere, 1988
  • Mrs. Leonard, "The Days and Nights of Sophia Petrillo," The Golden Girls, CBS, 1988
  • "In the Still of My Pants," Hooperman, 1989
  • Lillian, "Sophia's Choice," The Golden Girls, CBS, 1989
  • Dorothy Benson, "Utley Exposed," Newhart, CBS, 1989
  • Dorothy Benson, "Good Lord Louden," Newhart, 1989
  • Miss Gilbert, "The Big Reunion," Family Matters, ABC, 1990
  • Aunt Belle, "The Bitch's Back," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1990
  • Tight Lips, "Miss Trial," Designing Women, CBS, 1990
  • Mrs. Ferguson, "Have Yourself a Merry Winslow Christmas," Family Matters, ABC, 1990
  • Sarah, "Older and Wiser," The Golden Girls, NBC, 1991
  • Grandma, "Dr. Ruth--April 25, 1985," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1992
  • Debbie, "The Customer's Usually Right," Wings, NBC, 1992
  • Mrs. Tambora, "Kevin Delivers," The Wonder Years, 1992
  • The salesclerk, "Damned If You Do," The Building, CBS, 1993
  • Elderly lady, "Scenes from a Mall," Family Matters, ABC, 1993
  • Mrs. Ostendorf, "That's What Friends Are For," Family Matters, ABC, 1993
  • Old woman, "Dirty Deeds," The John Larroquette Show, NBC, 1993
  • Mildred, "The Woman Who Came to Dither," Empty Nest, NBC, 1994
  • Miss Abbington, "It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To," Hearts Afire, CBS, 1994
  • First little old lady, "Baby Blues," On Our Own, ABC, 1994
  • Felisa M. Howard, "Sub Rosa," Star Trek: The Next Generation, syndicated, 1994
  • Elderly woman, "Death and Execs," Cybill, CBS, 1995
  • Mrs. Riblet, "Hell and High Water," ER, NBC, 1995
  • Momma, "The Secret Code," Seinfeld, NBC, 1995
  • Betty, "Single White Teenager," Sister, Sister, ABC, 1995
  • Miss Mae, "One Sorry Mother," Hope & Gloria, NBC, 1996
  • Mrs. Porter, "Friends and Lovers," Ned and Stacey, Fox, 1996
  • Mrs. Porter, "New Year's Eve," Ned and Stacey, Fox, 1996
  • Aunt Ida Watherwax, "A Little Snag," Sisters, NBC, 1996
  • Mrs. Porter, "The End?," Ned and Stacey, Fox, 1996
  • Woman, "Something about Cheating," Something So Right, 1996
  • "Something about a Christmas Miracle," Something So Right, 1996
  • Craft granny, "Dave Barry, Call Your Agent," Dave's World, CBS, 1997
  • Old lady, "A River of Candy Corn Runs through It," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, ABC, 1997
  • (Uncredited) Mr. Kent's mother, "Fran Gets Shushed," The Nanny, 1998
  • Lily, "Seems Like Old Times," Suddenly Susan, NBC, 1998
  • Flo, "What Ever Happened to Baby Payne?," Payne, CBS, 1999
  • Flo, "Gossip Checks In and a Cat Checks Out," Payne, CBS, 1999
  • Flo, "Pacific Ocean Duck," Payne, CBS, 1999
  • Mrs. Gallo, "Jack Vents," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 1999
  • Spooky Eleanor, "Underworld," G vs. E (also known as Good vs. Evil), USA Network, 2000
  • Miss Marie, "The Next Step," Nikki, The WB, 2000
  • Sylvia Walker, "The Young and the Tactless," Will & Grace, NBC, 2001
  • Mrs. Powell, "Hold on Tight," Judging Amy, CBS, 2001
  • Grandma Nan, "March Madness," Yes, Dear, CBS, 2003
  • Also appeared as the old woman, Down the Shore, Fox; second woman,Frannie's Turn, CBS; Mrs. DiNovio, Cosby, CBS; Jennifer Simpson-Riley, Jack's Place, ABC; Nurse, Clueless, UPN; Emily, Second Chances, CBS; Mrs. Gunther, The Boys Are Back, CBS; in Vibe.

Further Reference


    • Entertainment Weekly, March 6, 1998, p. 79

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