Elizabeth Hoffman (actress)
February 8, 1927 |
Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.
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).
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. She also played the role of Catherine Langford in Stargate SG-1.
- Little House on the Prairie as Miss Mason (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
- Fear No Evil (1981) as Mikhail/Margaret Buchanan
- The Greatest American Hero as Margaret Detwiller (1 episode, 1982)
- The Winds of War as Eleanor Roosevelt (TV miniseries, 1983)
- The A-Team as Mother Superior (1 episode, 1983)
- Blue Thunder as Mrs. Moynihan (1 episode, 1984)
- Hunter as Mrs. Thelma Atkins (1 episode, 1985)
- Do You Remember Love (1985) as Lila
- Nuts (1987) as Dr. Johnson
- Elvis and Me (1988) as Mother Superior
- Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (1989) as Granny
- Born on the Fourth of July (1989) as Passerby
- L.A. Law as Jeanne Rubens (2 episodes, 1989)
- War and Remembrance as Eleanor Roosevelt (TV miniseries, 1988-1989)
- Star Trek: The Next Generation as Premier Bhavani (Episode: "The Price, 1989)
- Matlock as Judge Mary Russell (5 episodes, 1989-1990)
- thirtysomething as Eleanor Krieger (5 episodes, 1989-1991)
- The Great Pretender (1991) as Rose Outland
- The River Wild (1994) as Gail's Mother
- Superfights (1995) as Runner
- Sisters as Beatrice 'Bea' Reed Ventnor (127 episodes, 1991-1996)
- Dante's Peak (1997) as Ruth
- Stargate SG-1 as Catherine Langford (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
- Baker, Jeff (April 30, 2014). "17 actors you (maybe) didn't know were from Oregon". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. Retrieved 2016-02-16.
- Barbara Szul (May 5, 1991). "New 'Sisters' TV Series Explores The Tangle Of Family, Relationships". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
- John J. O'Connor (May 4, 1996). "After 5 Years of Family Fractiousness, 'Sisters' Exits Elegantly". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
- Rita Kempley (February 7, 1997). "'Dante's Peak': Lava Among the Ruins". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
- "Elizabeth Hoffman: Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
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