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March 10, 1929 |
New York City
Alice Hirson (born March 10, 1929) is an American actress best known for her roles on television.
She appeared regularly in soap opera with roles as Stephanie Martin on The Edge of Night, as Marcia Davis on Somerset, and as Eileen Riley on One Life to Live. Later in her career, she had a recurring role in the prime-time drama Dallas as Mavis Anderson, friend and confidante of Miss Ellie Ewing. She also is known for playing "Lois Morgan", the mother of Ellen DeGeneres' character on the situation comedy Ellen. She also played Jenny Jackson, mother of Annie Camden in 7th Heaven, whose illness and death occurred as the series began in 1996. Her most recent role was playing Mimsy on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She appeared as Claire Tanner on Full House.
In 1980, she met actor Stephen Elliott, who also had a recurring role on Dallas as attorney Scotty Demarest. Although Hirson and Elliott were longtime friends the two did not start a relationship until the 1990s.
Other television credits include: The Waltons, Maude, Taxi, All My Children, Flamingo Road, Quincy, M.E., Barney Miller, St. Elsewhere, Hotel, Full House, Matlock, Law & Order, Murphy Brown, ER, NYPD Blue, Judging Amy, Just Shoot Me.
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