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Diana Muldaur
Muldaur in 1974's Born Free
Born (1938-08-19) August 19, 1938 (age 85)[1]
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Alma materSweet Briar College
Years active1963–present
Known for
James Vickery
(m. 1969; died 1979)
Robert Dozier
(m. 1981; died 2012)

Diana Muldaur (born August 19, 1938[2]) is an American film and television actress. Muldaur's television roles include Rosalind Shays on L.A. Law and Dr. Katherine Pulaski in the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She also appeared in two episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series in the late 1960s, playing two different roles (Dr. Miranda Jones and Ann Mulhall). She has been nominated for an Emmy twice, as a supporting actress on L.A. Law in 1990 and 1991.[3]

Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard,[4] Muldaur started acting in high school and continued on through college, graduating from Sweet Briar College in Virginia in 1960.[5] She studied acting under Stella Adler,[4] and made her name on the New York stage.[6] She was at one point a board member of the Screen Actors Guild and was the first woman to serve as president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (1983–1985).[7]

Early career[edit]

In 1965, Muldaur landed the role of Ann Wicker in the CBS daytime soap opera The Secret Storm. She then did a five-episode arc as Jeannie Orloff in the final season of Richard Chamberlain's NBC medical drama Dr. Kildare.

Various roles as a guest star in episodes of numerous television shows followed, including Bonanza, I Spy, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, The Invaders, Mannix, Mod Squad, Hawaii Five-O, The F.B.I., The Virginian, a two-episode arc on the Ben Gazzara drama Run for Your Life, and as a guest star in 1975 in S.W.A.T. playing Kate Darby in the episode "Terror Ship".

Multiple collaborations between Muldaur and Burt Reynolds began when Muldaur appeared in an episode of Hawk (1966), a weekly procedural with Reynolds in the title role. Subsequently, they both guest-starred in a third-season episode of The F.B.I. (1968), and Muldaur guest-starred in an episode of Reynolds' series Dan August (1970).

In 1967, Muldaur guest-starred on the Gunsmoke episode "Fandango" with James Arness. An excerpt of that episode's dialogue was sampled on the Pink Floyd album The Wall, after "Hey You" and before the brief song "Is There Anybody Out There?"[8]

In 1968, she appeared in the original Star Trek episodes "Return to Tomorrow" as Science Officer Dr. Ann Mulhall, and in "Is There in Truth No Beauty?" as Dr. Miranda Jones. During this time, a friendship with creator Gene Roddenberry formed that led to him casting Muldaur as Marg in the television film Planet Earth (1974) with John Saxon. Later, she appeared as Dr. Katherine Pulaski in 20 episodes of the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1988–1989).

Muldaur's first major role was as Belle in the ABC primetime serial Harold Robbins' The Survivors (1970). The soap, intended as a comeback vehicle for Hollywood star Lana Turner, was cancelled early into the 1970 television season after 15 episodes.

Supporting roles in films[edit]

After the cancellation of The Survivors, Muldaur accepted a number of supporting roles in motion pictures, including The Swimmer (1968) with Burt Lancaster, football film Number One (1969), and psychological thriller The Other (1972) with Uta Hagen. She also appeared in Sidney J. Furie's The Lawyer (1970), One More Train to Rob (1971) with George Peppard, and the John Wayne crime drama, McQ (1974).

Muldaur appeared in the ensemble-apocalypse thriller Chosen Survivors (1974) with Jackie Cooper, Richard Jaeckel, and Barbara Babcock. In 1977, she played Elaine Mati, the concerned wife of mentally unstable doctor Telly Savalas in the independent film Beyond Reason.

Other television guest-starring roles[edit]

In 1967, Muldaur guest-starred on Mannix episode "Coffin for a Clown". In 1971, she appeared as Rachel Bonham in The Men From Shiloh (rebranded name for the TV Western The Virginian) in the episode titled "The Politician". Muldaur guest-starred in a first-season episode of Alias Smith and Jones, "The Great Shell Game" in 1971. In the second season of Kung Fu in 1973, opposite David Carradine, she guest-starred in the episode "The Elixir" playing a traveling-show woman who yearned for freedom from men—topical at the time—and starred in the pilot episode of Charlie's Angels. In a 1972 Hawaii Five-O episode, she was a guest star along with Ricardo Montalbán.

She had a recurring role as Judge Eleanor Hooper on The Tony Randall Show during the show's 1976–1978 run, and was a guest star in season two of Fantasy Island. Muldaur guest-starred on The Incredible Hulk, playing the part of Helen Banner, David Banner's sister, in the season-three episode "Homecoming" in November 1979. In 1981, she played a nun in the fifth-season episode "Sanctuary".

In 1975, she made a guest appearance in an episode of The Rockford Files as Mrs. Bannister, a married woman who has an affair with a former cellmate of the series' title character. During this time, Muldaur also appeared on Police Woman, Quincy M.E., The Streets of San Francisco, The Love Boat, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, and Hart to Hart, among others. She appeared in the first season of Angela Lansbury's Murder, She Wrote.

In 1986, she also appeared in a commercial for Muzzy in Gondoland.

Recurring television roles[edit]


Muldaur had a recurring role on the seven-season Dennis Weaver mystery anthology McCloud as Chris Coughlin, McCloud's love interest. Her character was introduced in the pilot episode in 1970, and made her last of 16 appearances in April 1977. She reprised her role as Chris for the 1989 reunion movie The Return of Sam McCloud.

Muldaur was cast as conservationist Joy Adamson in the television drama Born Free about Elsa the Lioness. Filming for the ambitious project, which co-starred Gary Collins, took place in Kenya, and the NBC series, which debuted in the fall of 1974, lasted one season. Guest stars on Born Free included several of Muldaur's future co-stars, including Alex Cord (Chosen Survivors) and Susan Dey (L.A. Law).

In 1979, Muldaur starred with David Huddleston in the short-lived NBC sitcom Hizzonner, which lasted just seven episodes and co-starred Kathy Cronkite, daughter of news presenter Walter Cronkite. She played the mayor's secretary, Ginny.

First an Emmy-winning miniseries and then a weekly drama, A Year in the Life was a critical success for NBC, with a cast including Richard Kiley and Sarah Jessica Parker. As Dr. Alice Foley, Muldaur praised the show as an example of how television was becoming more realistic about women.[7]

Star Trek: The Next Generation[edit]

Muldaur is known for playing "dignified, sophisticated characters".[9] Gene Roddenberry was already familiar with Muldaur from her second-season appearance in the Star Trek episode, "Return to Tomorrow", and later in a third-season appearance in "Is There in Truth No Beauty?". He subsequently cast her in his 1973 TV movie Planet Earth. Consequently, for the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Roddenberry chose her specifically to replace the outgoing Gates McFadden (who was let go at the insistence of the show's first-season producer Maurice Hurley).[10] Muldaur was cast to play the role of Dr. Pulaski, the new chief medical officer. "We needed someone with a little more of an edge," Rick Berman explained of the choice. "Kate's a strong, confident woman with an edge who can hold her own with Captain Picard. Their relationship is not all that unlike the one between Kirk and McCoy ... although from the onset we had no intention of trying to duplicate the original team."[11]

Muldaur said after her casting

I hadn't kept in touch with Gene over the years. I'd only done a pilot of his, Planet Earth, in 1974, so this call was totally out of the blue. I love being back in Star Trek. It's a challenge, but a healthy challenge. I find so much TV depressing—even the sitcoms. The chances of shows working and being funny or meaningful are very slim, but this show is very exciting. It has such an uplifting view of humanity in the 24th century. They want the crafty old doctor, so basically I'm a woman Dr. McCoy.[4]

Of Pulaski's willingness to stand up to the captain, Muldaur said

We've been in a fairly stormy relationship due to two very strong personalities, but we end up admiring each other. I'm also giving Brent Spiner (as the android, Data) a very hard time, treating him as a total machine, because that's how I see him, a machine that I can't treat and I don't deal with. But I'm also beginning to see the wonderful android that he is.[4]

Some television critics praised Muldaur's performance, with one noting her "wry, no-nonsense warmth that plays nicely off of some of the icier regulars".[12] The addition of Muldaur, along with Whoopi Goldberg, also served to redress the absence of women from the principal cast, as the departure of McFadden and Denise Crosby had left only Marina Sirtis, a rapid attrition of women that recalled the imbalance of the original Star Trek series.[9]

Ultimately, Muldaur found working on the syndicated show an "unhappy" experience, saying, "The imagination and joy wasn't there".[13] "Everybody was out for themselves. I don't think they were happy to have me there."[6] "It wasn't what I hoped it would be. I thought it would be wonderfully inventive and wonderfully creative, and I found it was not any of those things, but it did give me Trekkies. I love Trekkies. I find them very dear."[5]

The character also proved unpopular with some fans, who among other things found her treatment of the lovable android Data to be mean-spirited.[14] Muldaur left the series after a season. Show representatives denied that she had been fired, saying, "Technically, she's just not returning", while other sources said that her option had not been renewed.[15] Roddenberry described Muldaur as "a most talented actress" and said that the decision "to let her go was made solely because the hoped-for chemistry between her and the rest of the starship cast did not develop."[15][16][17] Berman added, "The thought of bringing Gates back was a good idea to us. The feeling was that we had perhaps made a mistake, and the best way to remedy it was to bring her back."[18] The "revolving door" and the limited opportunities for female crew led critics to suggest that the mostly male series still had a problem featuring women.[19][20][21]

L.A. Law[edit]

Muldaur subsequently earned two Emmy nominations for her role as lawyer Rosalind Shays on L.A. Law. Of Roz's creation, by prolific television writer David E. Kelley, Muldaur said:

We didn't think of her as an evil wench at the time. I don't think they knew, and I don't think I knew, what she was going to evolve into. Obviously, they wanted her to stir things up in the office. I don't think they quite understood how she was going to stir things up in America ... The hardest part is having to gear up to play her because some of the things she does are so horrifying. I just say, "Oh, no, they can't have her doing that." If it were a man doing the same thing, no one would blink. In fact, it wouldn't even be good copy. It goes on every day. It's that a woman is doing... things a man has done forever and ever.[5]

In one episode of the Stephen Bochco drama, Jill Eikenberry's character Ann Kelsey tells Shays: "If you were a man, you'd be applauded for your achievements."[5] Muldaur insisted her character "was just too strong for a lot of men".[6]

Muldaur described the L.A. Law actors as "the closest family",[6] and said she was "thrilled" to play a villain like Shays after portraying "everybody's mistress for 20 years",[13] and expressed fascination with the public reception for Shays:

Not my kind of lady at all. I often read a script and am just horrified. I can't believe they'd be having me do these things. I find very little to like about her. But I'm shocked by the reaction of people. They say, "Yea! Rosalind!" A lot of women come up to me and say, "I wish I could have said something like that when so-and-so said such-and-such to me." I think, "What a terrible thing to want to do," but they mean it. I don't think anybody would have really noticed if it had been a man. They would have said, "He's a pain in the neck," or something, but they wouldn't have doubted his word for a second. I'm doing some things now that horrify me, but if Leland had done the same things, nobody would be reacting the way they are now.[13]

The surprise scene where Roz and Leland are seen in bed together was ranked as the 38th-greatest moment in television in an issue of EGG magazine. Equally spectacular was Roz's fatal exit from the show, falling down an elevator shaft.[19][22] Muldaur joked: "I was as shocked as everybody else. I thought maybe I had asked for too much money!"[6]

Jill Eikenberry, who played Ann Kelsey on L.A. Law, said on E! True Hollywood Story that the whole L.A. Law cast loved the dynamic between Muldaur and Richard Dysart, and that they were all very sad to see Muldaur leave the show.

Other television series[edit]

In 1975, Muldaur appeared in one episode in the first season of The Rockford Files. In 1977, she guest-starred in the second episode ("Mirror Image") of the short-lived CBS espionage series Hunter. Early in 1979, she guest-starred in the second episode ("Dewey and Harold and Sarah and Maggie") of the NBC anthology series $weepstake$. In the early 1990s, she also guest-starred on two episodes of Matlock, as well as Empty Nest with Richard Mulligan and the pilot for Aaron Spelling's Hearts Are Wild. Muldaur provided the voice of Dr. Leslie Thompkins on Batman: The Animated Series from 1992 to 1994.

Television films[edit]

In 1973, Muldaur co-starred in the television film Call to Danger as Carrie Donovon, a Justice Department investigator. In 1974, Muldaur starred in The Wonderful World of Disney presentation of Hog Wild! with John Ericson and Kim Richards for NBC. In 1979, she starred in the made-for-television film version of The Miracle Worker in which she played the role of Katie Keller, the mother of Helen Keller. The NBC film starred Melissa Gilbert and Patty Duke Astin.

In an attempt to capitalize on Burt Reynolds' international superstardom, Muldaur's performance in the pilot episode of the Reynolds-Norman Fell crime series, Dan August (1970–1971) was edited together with a subsequent episode and repackaged as a 1980 ABC Movie of the Week titled Dan August: The Jealousy Factor.

In 1991, Muldaur played Lauren Jeffreys, the main client of Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) in the NBC television film Perry Mason and the Case of the Fatal Fashion. Muldaur had previously worked with Burr as a guest star on the detective series Ironside (1971) and his short-lived series Kingston: Confidential (1977).

Her other television films include the Black Beauty miniseries (1977), Pine Canyon is Burning (1977), Maneaters Are Loose! (1978), The Word (1978), and Joseph Wambaugh's two-hour film Police Story: A Cry for Justice (1978) with Dennis Weaver and Larry Hagman. Muldaur teamed with The Smothers Brothers for Terror at Alcatraz (1982) and turned in strong dramatic performances in Murder in Three Acts (1986) opposite Peter Ustinov and Locked Up: A Mother's Rage (1991) with Jean Smart and Angela Bassett.

Personal life[edit]

Muldaur is a 1960 graduate of Sweet Briar College, a small, private, women's school in central Virginia.

She is the older sister of singer-songwriter Geoff Muldaur, who is the former husband of singer Maria Muldaur. She is also the aunt of singer-songwriter Jenni Muldaur and singer-songwriter Clare Muldaur-Manchon. She lived in Los Angeles from 1970 to 1991.[4]

Muldaur was married to actor James Vickery, her co-star on The Secret Storm, until his death from cancer in 1979.[6] She then married writer and producer Robert Dozier (son of producer William Dozier), who died of prostate cancer in 2012.[23]

Muldaur is a former Airedale Terrier breeder and owner.[24]

At one point, Muldaur contemplated a face lift, noting in 2000 at the age of 61, "You don't see many people my age on television", but eventually decided against it, remarking, "Somebody has to look the right age."[6] Her stated ambition is "to play all the great women's roles... I'd love to play Lady Macbeth."[6]

Selected filmography[edit]

Title Year Role Notes Refs
The Swimmer 1968 Cynthia
Number One 1969 Ann Marley
The Lawyer 1970 Ruth Petrocelli
One More Train to Rob 1971 Katy
The Other 1972 Alexandra
McQ 1974 Lois
Planet Earth 1974 Marg
Chosen Survivors 1974 Alana Fitzgerald
Pine Canyon is Burning 1977 Sandra
Beyond Reason 1985 Elaine
Murder in Three Acts 1986 Angela Stafford
Locked Up: A Mother's Rage 1991 Frances
Finding Hannah TBA Anat Bergman [25]


Year Title Role Notes
1963 The Doctors Carol Carter, Ann Carwell 2 episodes: "Twice Born", "The Sacred Disease"
1964 The DuPont Show of the Week Dorothy Episode: "Ambassador at Large"
Mr. Broadway Receptionist Episode: "Don't Mention My Name in Sheboygan"
1965 For the People The Woman Episode: "Seized, Confined and Detained"
1966 Dr. Kildare Jeannie Orloff 5 episodes: "The Encroachment", "A Patient Lost", "What Happened to All the Sunshine and Roses?", "The Taste of Crow", "Out of a Concrete Tower"
Hawk Laura Case Episode: "The Man Who Owned Everyone"
T.H.E. Cat Lilah Hadis Episode: "None to Weep, None to Mourn"
New York Television Theatre Episode: "The Dark Lady of the Sonnets"
1967 Gunsmoke Laurel Tyson Episode: "Fandango"
Judd, for the Defense Gloria Morton Episode: "The Money Farm"
Run for Your Life Dr. Jean Winters Episode: "Cry Hard, Cry Fast
1968 I Spy Sally Episode: "This Guy Smith"
The Invaders Claire Episode: "The Life Seekers"
The Outcasts Peg Skinner Episode: "A Ride to Vengeance"
Bonanza Mary Roman Episode: "The Passing of a King"
Star Trek: The Original Series Ann Mulhall / Thalassa, Dr. Miranda Jones 2 episodes: "Return to Tomorrow", "Is There in Truth No Beauty?"
The Felony Squad Margaret Collins Episode: "The Distant Shore"
1969 The Courtship of Eddie's Father Lynn Bardman Episode: "And Eddie Makes Three"
The Survivors Belle 10 episodes: "Chapter Two", "Chapter Four", "Chapter Five", "Chapter Seven", "Chapter Eight", "Chapter Nine", "Chapter Ten", "Chapter Eleven", "Chapter Twelve", "Chapter Thirteen"
1970 The Mod Squad Claire Tragis Episode: "The Loser"
Dan Oakland Elizabeth Episode: "Murder by Proxy"
1967-1971 The Virginian Laura Messinger, Rachel Bonham 2 episodes: "The Masquerade", "The Politician"
1971 Alias Smith and Jones Grace Turner Episode: "The Great Shell Game"
The Name of the Game Terry Lanson Episode: "Beware of the Watchdog"
Marcus Welby, M.D. Ann Rolf Episode: "Tender Comrade"
Ironside Captain Pauline Daniels Episode: "Good Samaritan"
1968-1972 The F.B.I. Irene Davis, Irene Devers 2 episodes: "Act of Violence", "Escape to Nowhere"
1970-1972 Hawaii Five-O Cathy Wallis, Angela Storey 2 episodes: "Time and Memories", "Death Wish on Tantalus Mountain"
1972 Medical Center Dr. Harper Episode: "Doctor and Mr. Harper"
Banyon Paula Vander Episode: "Dead End"
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Ann Dahms Episode: "The Velvet Prison"
1973 Hec Ramsey Rose Ryan, Miss Savannah Episode: "Mystery of the Yellow Rose"
Call to Danger Carrie Donovan Television film
Search Sheila Episode: "Ends of the Earth"
1972-1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law Gloria Shields, Janet 2 episodes: "Charlie Gave Me Your Number", "A Lesson in Loving"
1973 Ordeal Kay Damian Television film
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak Episode: "A Special Act of Love"
1967-1973 Mannix Fran Webber
Leslie Carlson
Jan Holloway
3 episodes: "Coffin for a Clown", "A Gathering of Ghosts", "Cry Danger"
1973 Kung Fu Theodora Episode: "The Elixir"
1974 Hog Wild Martha Melborne Television film
Disneyland Martha Melborne Episode: "Hog Wild
Cannon Ava Brannigan Episode: "Blood Money"
Planet Earth Marg Television film
Born Free Joy Adamson Main role (13 episodes)
1975 The Rockford Files Linda Bannister Episode: "Charlie Harris at Large"
Caribe Laura Springman Episode: "Counterfeit Killer"
S.W.A.T. Kate Darby Episode: "Terror Ship"
1976 Ellery Queen Paulette Sherman Episode: "The Adventure of the Judas Tree"
Bicentennial Minutes Self - Narrator 1 episode
Charlie's Angels Rachel LeMaire Episode: "Charlie's Angels"
1977 Police Woman Helen Murphy Episode: "Solitaire"
Hunter Frieda Scott Episode: "Mirror Image"
Kingston: Confidential Eileen Partridge Episode: "Triple Exposure"
1970-1977 McCloud Chris Coughlin 15 episodes: "Portrait of a Dead Girl", "Who Says You Can't Make Friends in New York City?", "Horse Stealing on Fifth Avenue", "The Disposal Man", "A Little Plot at Tranquil Valley", "Give My Regrets to Broadway", "The New Mexican Connection", "The Park Avenue Rustlers", "The Million Dollar Round Up", "Return to the Alamo", "Fire!", "Three Guns for New York", "'Twas the Fight Before Christmas...", "London Bridges", "McCloud Meets Dracula"
1977 The Streets of San Francisco Judith Winters Episode: "Dead Lift"
Pine Canyon is Burning Sandra Television film
The Deadly Triangle Edith Cole Television film
Rosetti and Ryan Elaine Episode: "Everybody Into the Pool"
1978 Lucan Carol Damaree Episode: "How Do You Run Forever?"
1976-1978 The Tony Randall Show Judge Eleanor Hooper 6 episodes: "His Honor vs. Her Honor", "Franklin in Love", "The Hooper Affair", "Dream Maker", "Love vs. Excitement", "Philadelphia Triangle"
1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Leta Manheim Episode: "Sole Survivor"
Carter Country Ms. Barrington Episode: "Roy Pays His Taxes"
To Kill a Cop Florence Television film
Maneaters Are Loose! May Purcell Television film
1968-1978 Insight Betty, Stella, Mrs. Gleason,
Julie Sears
4 episodes: "The 34th Hour", "The Day God Died", "I'm Gonna Be Free", "It Can't Happen to Me"
1978 The Word Claire Randall 4 episodes: "Part I", "Part II", "Part III", "Part IV"
1979 Fantasy Island Mrs. Castle Episode: "Photographs/Royal Flush"
Sweepstakes Melinda Episode: "Dewey and Harold and Sarah and Maggie"
The Love Boat Laura Akers Episode: "Best of Friends/Aftermath/Dream Boat"
1977-1979 Police Story Margaret Wilson, Jessica Bentley 2 episodes: "Trigger Point", "A Cry for Justice"
1979 Hizzonner Ginny Linden 7 episodes: "Daughter on 10th Avenue", "Mizzonner", "Nails Gets Kidnapped", "Tea and Synthesizers", "The Book Story", "Mr. Perfect", "The Election Story"
Black Beauty Elizabeth Episode: "#1.4"
The Miracle Worker Kate Keller Television film
1980 B.J. and the Bear Dr. Nivens Episode: "Bear Bondage"
The Return of Frank Cannon Sally Bingham Television film
1979-1981 The Incredible Hulk Helen Banner, Sister Anita 2 episodes: "Homecoming", "Sanctuary"
1981 Fitz and Bones Terri Seymour 4 episodes: "Terror at Newsline 3", "Blue Pigeon Blues", "To Kill a Ghost", "A Difficult Lesson"
1980-1981 Quincy M.E. Dr. Janet Carlyle 2 episodes: "Deadly Arena", "Slow Boat to Madness"
1982 Terror at Alcatraz Terri Seymour Television film
1983-1984 Hart to Hart Claire Beaumond, Janet 2 episodes: "Harts on the Scent", "Harts on the Run"
1984 The Master Maggie Sinclair Episode: "Juggernaut"
1985 Murder, She Wrote Alexis Post Episode: "Footnote to Murder"
1986 Murder in Three Acts Angela Stafford Television film
A Year in the Life Dr. Alice Foley 2 episodes: "Springtime/Autumn", "Christmas '86"
1987-1988 A Year in the Life Dr. Alice Foley 7 episodes: "Don't I Know You from Somewhere?", "What Do You Think Love Is?", "What Do People Do All Day?", "Goodbye to All That", "The Go-Between", "The Politics of Being", "Love Mother"
1988 Hour Magazine Self
1988-1989 Star Trek: The Next Generation Doctor Katherine Pulaski 20 episodes: "The Child", "Where Silence Has Lease", "Elementary, Dear Data", "Loud as a Whisper", "The Schizoid Man", "Unnatural Selection", "A Matter of Honor", "The Measure of a Man", "The Dauphin", "Contagion", "The Royale", "Time Squared", "The Icarus Factor", "Pen Pals", "Samaritan Snare", "Up the Long Ladder", "Manhunt", "The Emissary", "Peak Performance", "Shades of Gray"
1989 The Return of Sam McCloud Chris Coughlin Television film
1991 Matlock Judge Diana Levin Episode: "The Trial"
1989-1991 L.A. Law Rosalind Shays 24 episodes: "One Rat, One Ranger", "Lie Down and Deliver", "The Good Human Bar", "Noah's Bark", "The Pay's Lousy, But the Tips Are Great", "True Brit", "On Your Honour", "Whatever Happened to Hannah?", "Ex-Wives and Videotape", "Blood, Sweat and Fears", "Bound for Glory", "Justice Swerved", "Watts a Matter?", "Bang...Zoom...Zap", "Forgive Me Father, for I Have Sued", "Outward Bound", "The Bitch Is Back", "Happy Trails", "Lie Harder", "God Rest Ye Murray Gentleman", "Pump It Up", "He's a Crowd", "The Beverly Hills Hangers", "Good to the Last Drop"
1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion Lauren Jeffreys Television film
Locked Up: A Mother's Rage Frances Television film
1992 Hearts Are Wild Episode: "Pilot"
Empty Nest Sonya Phillips Episode: "The Boomerang Affair"
1993 The Legend of Prince Valiant Lady Morgana (voice) 2 episodes: "A Light in the Dark", "The Gathering Storm"
1992-1993 Batman: The Animated Series Leslie Thompkins (voice) 5 episodes: "Appointment in Crime Alley", "Perchance to Dream", "I Am the Night", "Blind as a Bat", "Paging the Crime Doctor"


Year Title Role Notes
1962 Seidman and Son Doreen (Original)
Laura Menken (Understudy - Original)
Belasco Theatre
October 15, 1962 - April 20, 1963
(216 performances)
1964 Poor Bitos Victoire (Lucille Desmoulins) (Original) Cort Theatre
November 14, 1964 - November 28, 1964
(17 performances)
1965 A Very Rich Woman Miss Moran (Original) Belasco Theatre
September 30,1965 - October 23, 1965
(28 performances + 12 performances)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Production Results
1990 Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series L.A. Law Nominated
1991 Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series L.A. Law Nominated
1990 Q Award Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama Series L.A. Law Nominated
1991 Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama Series L.A. Law Nominated


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