Alice E. Ruyter
May 21, 1928
Pawtucket, Rhode Island, U.S.
Spouse(s) Paul Drummond (m. March 3, 1951–1975; divorced)
Alice Drummond (born May 21, 1928) is an [1 ] American actress. In 1970 she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance as Mrs. Lee in The Chinese by Murray Schisgal.
Life and career [ edit ]
Drummond was born as
Alice E. Ruyter in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, daughter of Sarah Irene ( née Alker), a secretary, and Arthur Ruyter, an auto mechanic. She graduated from Pembroke College (Brown University) in 1950.
She played Nurse Jackson on the TV series
in 1967. Miss Drummond was a regular on the Dark Shadows CBS soap opera, , where she created the role of "Loretta Jardin," which she played until the series ended in 1973. She also appeared in a short-term role on another CBS Where the Heart Is soap opera, . As the World Turns
She has appeared on television in guest roles on
, Kate & Allie , Law & Order and Boston Legal . Yes, Dear
One of Drummond's notable movie roles is the
librarian frightened by an evil spirit at the beginning of . She also served as the Ghostbusters senior citizen stereotype in the movie . Furry Vengeance
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Dark Shadows Nurse Jackson
Recurring role (5 episodes)
New York Television Theatre
Episode: "The Sandbox"
Where the Heart Is Loretta Jardin
Particular Men Mrs. Ewing
Best of Families, The The Best of Families Mabel Baldwin
Great Performances Mrs. Varney
Episode: "Secret Service"
Ryan's Hope Susie Simpson
Episodes: "1.714", "1.719", "1.720"
Sanctuary of Fear Grace Barringer
Park Place Frances Heine
Main role (4 episodes)
Love, Sidney Tina
Episode: "Hello, Yetta"
American Playhouse Hiss' Secretary
Episode: "Concealed Enemies, Part I: Suspicion"
Night Court Mavis Tuttle
Episode: "Harry and the Rock Star"
Great Performances Gay Wellington
Episode: "You Can't Take It with You"
Equalizer, The The Equalizer Kind Woman
Night Court Alice Beeker
Kate & Allie Mrs. Rinde
Episode: "The Band Singer"
Nikki and Alexander Mrs. Klein
Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, The The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Juror
Episode: "Here's a Major Organ Interlude"
Money, Power, Murder. Helen
Lenny Mary Callahan
Regular role (16 episodes)
Frannie's Turn Rosa Escobar
Main role (6 episodes)
Grace Under Fire Nana Lil
Episode: "With This Ring"
Law & Order Zelda
New York News
Episode: "Thin Line"
Cosby Mrs. Bagley
Episode: "Neighborhood Watch"
Trinity Mrs. Bingham
Earthly Possessions Old Woman in Jalopy
Spin City Sondra Spencer
Episode: "Suffragette City"
Ed Mrs. Shroeder
Episode: "Memory Lane"
Jury, The The Jury Hannah Francis
Episode: "The Honeymoon Suite"
Boston Legal Lydia Tuffalo
Episode: "The Ass Fat Jungle"
Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day
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