Alice Drummond Biography (1928-)

Born Alice Ruyter, May 21, 1928 (some sources say 1929), in Providence, RI (some sources say Pawtucket, RI); daughter of Arthur (an auto mechanic) and Sarah Irene (a secretary; maiden name, Alker) Ruyter; married Paul Drummond, March 3, 1951 (divorced, 1975). Addresses: Agent: Paradigm, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd. #2500, Los Angeles, CA 90067-4100.

Birth Details
May 21, 1928
Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • Sweet Bird of Youth, Haymarket Theatre, London, England, 1985
  • Also appeared in You Can't Take It with You, Broadway production; in The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, Broadway production; in Thieves, Broadway production; in Summer Brave, Broadway production; in Some of My Best Friends, Broadway production; in Boy Meets Girl, Phoenix Theatre Company; in Secret Service, Phoenix Theatre Company; inA Memory of Two Mondays; in Endgame, Samuel Beckett Theatre; as Eloisa Brace, Malcolm, Broadway production; as Mrs. Lee, The Chinese and Dr. Fish, Broadway production; as Mrs. Carpenter, The Carpenters, off-Broadway production; as Anne of Cleves, Royal Gambit, off-Broadway production; as Marion, Go Show Me a Dragon, off-Broadway production; as Lucy and Martha, Gallows Humor, off-Broadway production; asBea, A Toy for the Clowns, off-Broadway production; as Isabel, TheBlue Boy in Black, off-Broadway production; as Boudicca, The Giants Dance, off-Broadway production; as Mrs. Barker, The American Dream,off-Broadway production; and as Persephone, Enter a Free Man, off-Broadway production.
  • Film Appearances
  • Woman in elevator, Where's Poppa (also known as Going Ape!), United Artists, 1970
  • Mrs. Dawson, Man on a Swing, Paramount, 1974
  • Thieves, Paramount, 1977
  • Zharko's nurse, King of the Gypsies, Paramount, 1978
  • Mrs. Novack, Hide in Plain Sight, United Artists, 1980
  • Mrs. Deever, Eyewitness (also known as The Janitor), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • Governor's secretary, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (also known as The Best Little Cathouse in Texas), 1982
  • Librarian, Ghostbusters (also known as Ghostbusters: The Supernatural Spectacular), Columbia, 1984
  • Mrs. Dinges, Funny Farm, 1988
  • Maltha, The Suicide Club, 1988
  • Mrs. Powell, Running on Empty, 1988
  • Woman at hearing, The House on Carroll Street, 1988
  • Site committee member, Animal Behavior, 1989
  • Carolyn, "Cat from Hell," Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, 1990
  • Lucy, Awakenings, 1990
  • Mrs. Breen, Money for Nothing, 1993
  • Mrs. Finkle, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, 1994
  • Hattie, Nobody's Fool, 1994
  • Dinner guest, I.Q., 1994
  • Grandma Rose, Jeffrey, 1995
  • Clara, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, 1995
  • Betsy, Amelia's neighbor, Walking and Talking, Miramax, 1996
  • Edith, Just in Time, 1996
  • Harriet, 'Til There Was You, Paramount, 1997
  • Carlotta Douglas, Office Killer, Miramax, 1997
  • Aunt Susan, In & Out, Paramount, 1997
  • Mrs. Mann, Commandments, Universal, 1997
  • Just the Ticket, United Artists, 1999
  • Postal clerk, The Love Letter, DreamWorks Distribution L.L.C., 1999
  • Stella, I'll Take You There, 1999
  • Diner grandmother, Advice from a Caterpillar, 1999
  • Helen, Joe Gould's Secret, USA Films, 2000
  • Millie Hodge, The Rising Place, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Loretta Jardin, Where the Heart Is, 1971-73
  • Frances Heine, Park Place, CBS, 1981
  • Mary Callahan, Lenny, CBS, 1990
  • Rosa Escobar, Frannie's Turn, CBS, 1992
  • Also appeared in The Best of Families.
  • Movies
  • Grace Barringer, Sanctuary of Fear (also known as Father Brown,Detective, Girl in the Park, and Sanctuary of Death), 1979
  • Gay Wellington, You Can't Take It with You, 1984
  • Helen, Money, Power, Murder, CBS, 1989
  • Anna, Daybreak, HBO, 1993
  • Old woman in jalopy, Earthly Possessions, HBO, 1999
  • Also appeared as Mrs. Milligan, The Milligan Case.
  • Specials
  • Mrs. Ewing, Particular Men, PBS, 1972
  • Hiss's secretary, Concealed Enemies, PBS, 1984
  • Mrs. Klein, Nikki & Alexander, NBC, 1989
  • Also appeared in Secret Service, PBS; and as Mommy, The Sandbox, PBS.
  • Pilots
  • Mrs. Bingham, "Pilot," Trinity, NBC, 1998
  • Episodic
  • Mavis Tuttle, "Harry and the Rock Star," Night Court, NBC, 1984
  • "Nocturne," The Equalizer, CBS, 1986
  • Alice Beeker, "Murder," Night Court, NBC, 1987
  • Nana Lil, "With This Ring," Grace under Fire, ABC, 1994
  • Zelda, "Mayhem," Law & Order, NBC, 1994
  • Mrs. Haggis, New York News, CBS, 1995
  • Mrs. Bagley, Cosby, CBS, 1996
  • Mrs. Spencer, "Suffragette City," Spin City, ABC, 2000
  • Also appeared in The Guiding Light, Search for Tomorrow, Love of Life, Dark Shadows, As the World Turns, and Father Brown, Detective.

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