Madolyn Smith Osborne

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Madolyn Smith Osborne
Born Madolyn Smith
(1957-01-01) January 1, 1957 (age 57)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, US
Occupation Actress
Years active 1980–1994
Spouse(s) Mark Osborne

Madolyn Smith Osborne (born April 21, 1957) is a former American actress.

Life and career[edit]

Madolyn Smith Osborne was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She may be best known for her role in the movie Urban Cowboy, opposite John Travolta. Osborne is also known for her roles in the TV miniseries If Tomorrow Comes[1] and the feature film Funny Farm, which co-starred Chevy Chase.[2] In 1984, she appeared in 2010, with Roy Scheider. She portrayed Jehan Al Sadat, wife of Egyptian president Anwar Al Sadat, in the TV miniseries Sadat. She also starred in The Super with Joe Pesci, and appeared in All of Me with Steve Martin.

Osborne guest-starred in an episode of the sitcom Cheers titled "What's Up Doc?" (episode 164, season 7, first aired on Thursday, March 30, 1989) where she plays beautiful psychiatrist Dr. Sheila Rydell, whom Sam "Mayday" Malone (Ted Danson) actually fakes having impotence for, so he can be treated by her in hopes of sparking a romantic relationship.[3]

Smith has not appeared in film or television since 1995. Before her marriage to former NHL hockey player Mark Osborne, Osborne was known and credited as Madolyn Smith.



  1. ^ Buck, Jerry. "Madolyn Smith Plays Bank Clerk Turned Con Artist". Daytona Beach News-Journal, March 16, 1986, TV-4. Retrieved on July 23, 2013.
  2. ^ Richardson, John H. "Madolyn Smith takes a shot at comedy". Ocala Star-Banner, June 14, 1988, p. 4C. Retrieved on July 23, 2013.
  3. ^ Zuckerman, Faye. "Highlights". Lakeland Ledger, March 30, 1989, p. 4C. Retrieved on July 23, 2013.

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