Anne Haney

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Anne Haney
BornAnne Ryan Thomas
(1934-03-04)March 4, 1934
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedMay 26, 2001(2001-05-26) (aged 67)
Studio City, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesAnne T. Haney
Ann Harvey
Years active1978–2001
Spouse(s)John Haney (19??-1980; his death)

Anne Ryan Haney, née Thomas, (March 4, 1934 – May 26, 2001) was an American actress of stage and screen, perhaps best known for her roles as social worker Mrs. Sellner in Mrs. Doubtfire and Greta the secretary in Liar Liar.


Haney appeared in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Survivors" as Rishon Uxbridge, and later appeared as a Bajoran arbitrator in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Dax". She was a regular guest-star during the syndicated run of Mama's Family, playing Alberta Meechum, the nemesis of Thelma Harper. On Our House she played fussy neighbor Virginia Taft. She was also a recurring cast of L.A. Law, playing Judge Marilyn Travelini. She guest starred on Benson,Cheers, Designing Women, The Golden Girls, Charmed, Boy Meets World, Columbo, ER, and Curb Your Enthusiasm as the mother of Mary Steenburgen's character. One of her last appearances was in the Ally McBeal season 4 episode "Reasons to Believe" (which aired on January 8, 2001).[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Haney was born in Memphis, Tennessee. She was married to John Haney, a public television executive whom she met at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she had been studying drama, radio, and television. After his death in 1980, she moved with their daughter to Southern California, where she began her acting career. Haney was close friends with actor Robert Reed. She and Reed's daughter, Karen, were the only persons Reed allowed to visit him as he was dying of colon cancer.


On May 26, 2001, Haney died of heart failure at age 67.

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