Dena Dietrich Biography (1928-)

Born December 4, 1928, in Pittsburgh, PA. Addresses: Agent: J. MichaelBloom, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA, 90069.

Birth Details
December 4, 1928
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Gracie Peterson, Adam's Rib, ABC, 1973
  • Dena Madison, Karen, ABC, 1975
  • Molly Gibbons, The Practice, NBC, 1976-77
  • Ethel Armbrewster, The Ropers (also known as Three's Company'sFriends, the Ropers), ABC, 1979-80
  • Katie Wallace, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1985
  • Voice, Gravedale High (animated; also known as Rick Moranis inGravedale High), NBC, 1990-91
  • Wilma Marlowe, All My Children (also known as All My Children:The Summer of Seduction), ABC, 1994
  • Judge Ellen Armstrong, Philly, ABC, 2001-2002
  • Movies
  • Audrey, The Strange and Deadly Occurrence, NBC, 1974
  • Sylvia Carboni, Getting Married, CBS, 1978
  • Dora, Baby Comes Home, CBS, 1980
  • Specials
  • Della Kreller, "Cindy" (musical), Stage Two, WCBS-TV (New York City), 1964
  • Wife, The Trouble with People, NBC, 1972
  • Episodic
  • "Cry Uncle," The Mod Squad, ABC, 1973
  • Estelle Milner, "Date with Robert," Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers (also known as Friends and Lovers), CBS, 1974
  • Nurse Betty, "Surprise," Emergency!, NBC, 1974
  • Ilona Garland, Welcome Back, Kotter, ABC, 1975
  • Mrs. Faber, Fay, NBC, 1975
  • Marcia Giddings, "My Favorite Marcia," Space Academy, CBS, 1977
  • Renee, "The Isosceles Triangle/El Kid/Last Hundred Bucks," The Love Boat, ABC, 1978
  • "Is There a Doctor in the Big House?," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1981
  • Vida Aronov, "Muffy's Bat Mitzvah," Square Pegs, CBS, 1982
  • Voice of Mrs. Farber, "Chocolate Fever," CBS Storybreak (animated), CBS, 1985
  • Scooby's Mystery Funhouse (animated), ABC, 1985
  • Mrs. Hilda Loomis, "Lucy, Legal Beagle," Life with Lucy, ABC, 1986
  • Birdie Kravitz, "Accounts Receivable," thirtysomething, ABC, 1988
  • Beryl Metcalf, "Break a Leg, Mom," Life Goes On, ABC, 1989
  • Mrs. Whiteside, "Full Dress Burial," Good Grief, Fox, 1990
  • Phyllis, "Goin' to the Chapel: Parts 1 & 2," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1990
  • Ronnie's mother, "The One Where Charlene Meets Ronnie's Mother," Babes, Fox, 1990
  • Ursula, "Someone to Watch over Me," Empty Nest, NBC, 1990
  • Claire Griffin, "Mommy Dearest," Going Places, ABC, 1991
  • Gloria Petrillo, "The Monkey Show: Parts 1 & 2," The Golden Girls, NBC, 1991
  • Margaret Gardner, "Chris the Escort," Get a Life, Fox, 1991
  • Mrs. Ubermeyer, "Whines and Misdemeanors," Blossom, NBC, 1992
  • Aunt Helen, "The Sting," Empty Nest, NBC, 1993
  • Maxine, "The Big Yes," Hearts Afire, CBS, 1994
  • Clara Fuller, "Just a Gigolo," Baywatch Nights, syndicated, 1995
  • Estelle Bloom, "Travels with Andy," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1995
  • Mrs. Jacobsen, "A House Divided," Sisters, NBC, 1995
  • Sophie McGinnis, My Wildest Dreams, Fox, 1995
  • Mrs. White, "The Silent Tower," The Burning Zone, UPN, 1996
  • Phyllis, "Phil's Dead--Long Live Phil's," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1996
  • Gloria Heck, "B & B's B'n B," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1997
  • Mrs. Wilson, You Wish, ABC, 1997
  • "The 2nd Mrs. Buchman," Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1998
  • Voice, "Return to La Grunta," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 1999
  • Voice of Maureen, "Escape from Party Island," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 1999
  • Appeared in The Dean Martin Show (also known as The Dean MartinCelebrity Roast and The Dean Martin Comedy Hour), NBC; The Dinah Shore Show, NBC; The Merv Griffin Show, NBC, syndicated, and CBS; and The Mike Douglas Show, syndicated. Also appeared in The American Bag, And Baby Comes Home, Four in Love, Night Visit, The Gary Collins Show, and The Kelley Lange Show.
  • Pilots
  • Billie Barkley, But Mother! (also known as Mr. Right), NBC,1979
  • Mrs. Gallup, Gossip, NBC, 1979
  • Turnabout, NBC, 1979
  • Miss Pitts, Scamps, NBC, 1982
  • Film Appearances
  • Mrs. Vrooder, The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder (also known as Vrooder's Hooch), c. 1974
  • Mrs. Murchison, The Wild Party, American International Pictures, 1975
  • Mother, On the Air Live with Captain Midnight (also known as Captain Midnight), Sebastian International, 1979
  • Mother Carlisle, North Avenue Irregulars (also known as Hill'sAngels), Buena Vista, 1979
  • Competence, History of the World: Part I (also known as Mel Brooks' History of the World: Part 1), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • Judge D. Greenwalt, Disorganized Crime (also known as Disorganised Crime), Buena Vista, 1989
  • Mrs. Jacobs, The Sky Is Falling, Showcase Entertainment, 2000
  • Stage Appearances
  • Olive, Voice of the Turtle, Boothbay Playhouse, Boothbay, ME, 1950
  • Out of This World, 1962
  • Della Kreller, Cindy (musical), Gate Theatre, NY, 1963
  • Lucy Brown, The Threepenny Opera (opera), Charles Playhouse, Boston, MA, 1963
  • Mildred, The Freaking Out of Stephanie Blake, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1967
  • Wilma, The Rimers of Eldritch, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City,1967
  • Olive, Here's Where I Belong (musical), Billy Rose Theatre, New York Theatre, 1968
  • Pauline, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 1971-73
  • Mrs. January and Mr. Ex, Two, Actors Playhouse, Los Angeles, 1982-83
  • Aunt Prudence, December 12, 1904, Pasadena Museum of History, Fenyes Mansion Holiday Open House, Pasadena, CA, 2004
  • Appeared as Mrs. Strakosh and understudy for Mrs. Brice, Funny Girl (musical), Broadway production; appeared in East of Eden (musical);also appeared in other productions, including productions in the Los Angelesarea.
  • Major Tours
  • Mrs. Strakosh and understudy for Mrs. Brice, Funny Girl (musical),U.S. cities, c. 1965-67
  • Stage Director
  • Director of Dulcy, Los Angeles production.

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