Elizabeth Hoffman (actress)

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Elizabeth Hoffman
Born (1927-02-08) February 8, 1927 (age 88)
Corvallis, Oregon
Years active 1981–1998

Elizabeth Hoffman (born February 8, 1927) is an American character actress. Hoffman was born in Corvallis, Oregon. She is best known for her regular role as Beatrice Reed Ventnor, Swoosie Kurtz', Sela Ward's, Patricia Kalember's and Julianne Phillips' characters' mother, on the NBC drama series Sisters (1991-1996).[1][2]

Hoffman also guest-starred in a number of television shows and mini-series such as Little House on the Prairie, War and Remembrance, Matlock and thirtysomething, and well as several movies including playing the role of Grandma Ruth in Dante's Peak.[3] She also played the role of Catherine Langford in Stargate SG-1.[4]



  1. ^ Barbara Szul (May 5, 1991). "New `Sisters` Tv Series Explores The Tangle Of Family, Relationships". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  2. ^ John J. O'Connor (May 4, 1996). "After 5 Years of Family Fractiousness, 'Sisters' Exits Elegantly". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  3. ^ Rita Kempley (February 7, 1997). "'Dante's Peak': Lava Among the Ruins". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  4. ^ "Elizabeth Hoffman: Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 

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