June Louise Squibb
November 6, 1929
Vandalia, Illinois, U.S.
(m. 1953; div. 1959)
(m. 1959; died 1999)
Squibb has appeared in the films Alice, In & Out, About Schmidt, Would You Rather, I'll See You in My Dreams, Other People, Table 19, Summer '03, Blow the Man Down, Palm Springs, Hubie Halloween, Godmothered, Palmer, and The Humans. She also provided voice acting roles for the animated films Ralph Breaks the Internet, Toy Story 4 and Soul.
Squibb was born in Vandalia, Illinois. Her mother, JoyBelle, was a silent film pianist. Her father, Lewis, was an insurance agent. Squibb married Edward Sostek in 1953. They divorced in 1959. Squibb married acting teacher Charles Kakatsakis. They have a son, Harry, a filmmaker whose short film is Admissions. Squibb converted to Judaism in the 1950s. When asked about ageism in show business, she said, "Well, it's like anything else. I always feel, rules are meant to be broken."
Squibb worked at The Muny and trained at HB Studio. She works at the Cleveland Play House, and starred in productions of Marseilles, The Play's the Thing, Goodbye, My Fancy, The Heiress, Detective Story, Antigone, Ladies in Retirement and Bloomer Girl. She played Dulcie in the 1958 off-Broadway The Boy Friend and starred in the 1959 Off-Broadway revival of Lend an Ear. She replaced Electra for her Broadway debut in the original production of Gypsy: A Musical Fable. Squibb appeared in the 1968 Broadway version of The Happy Time. The musical was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical. She did modeling work for romance novels and appeared in the 1995 Broadway for Sacrilege. She played Stella Gordon in Dividing the Estate at the Dallas Theater Center and received standout reviews. She played Old Josie in the 2018 Broadway production of Waitress. Squibb was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, among other accolades for the film Nebraska. She was inducted into the Cleveland Play House Hall of Fame. She starred in the Disney+ film Godmothered. She also played Vivian in the 2021 Apple TV film Palmer. In her role, she was the grandmother of Eddie Palmer which was played by Justin Timberlake.
|1985||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Sylvia the Landlady||Episode: "The Day the Senior Class Got Married"|
|1995; 1999||Law & Order||Sylvia Sherman / Eileen De Rose||2 episodes|
|2001||Ed||Dr. Bernaman||Episode: "Valentine's Day"|
|2003–2004||Judging Amy||Louise Flowers||5 episodes|
|2003||ER||Agnes||Episode: "No Strings Attached"|
|2003||Just Shoot Me!||Mrs. Nora Pebbles||Episode: "Son of a Preacher Man"|
|2005||House||Ramona||Episode: "Love Hurts"|
|2005||The Bernie Mac Show||Sister Rosetta Hamillton||Episode: "Night of Terror"|
|2005||Two and a Half Men||Margaret||Episode: "Sleep Tight, Puddin' Pop"|
|2005||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Mrs. Edie Cone||Episode: "The End"|
|2005–2007||Ghost Whisperer||Grandma Anne||6 episodes|
|2006||7th Heaven||Ms. Bessie Rusnak||Episode: "Love and Obsession"|
|2007||The Bill Engvall Show||Edda||2 episodes|
|2007||A Stranger's Heart||Aunt Cass||Television film|
|2008||Cold Case||Annette Hicks||Episode: "Slipping"|
|2008||Shark Swarm||Bess Wilder||Television film|
|2008–2009||The Young and the Restless||Pearl||19 episodes|
|2011||Eagleheart||Esther||Episode: "Once in a Wattle"|
|2012||Castle||Jamie Isaacson||Episode: "Once Upon a Crime"|
|2012||Mike & Molly||Francine||Episode: "The Rehearsal"|
|2013–2015||Getting On||Varla Pounder||3 episodes|
|2013||The Millers||Blanche||Episode: "Carol's Parents Are Coming to Town"|
|2014||Girls||Grandma Flo||Episode: "Flo"|
|2014||Glee||Maggie Banks||Episode: "Old Dog, New Tricks"|
|2014||Devious Maids||Velma Mudge||2 episodes|
|2015||The Jack and Triumph Show||June Gregory||7 episodes|
|2015||7 Days in Hell||Elizabeth II||Television film|
|2015||Axe Cop||June Esther (voice)||Episode: "The Ultimate Mate"|
|2015||Wander Over Yonder||Stella Starbella (voice)||Episode: "The Loose Screw"|
|2015||Mom||Dottie||Episode: "Terrorists and Gingerbread"|
|2015||Code Black||Dorothy||Episode: "Buen Árbol"|
|2016||The Big Bang Theory||Constance, Sheldon's 'Meemaw'||Episode: "The Meemaw Materialization"|
|2016||Modern Family||Auntie Alice||2 episodes|
|2016||Dream Corp, LLC||Nora||Episode: "The Smoking Nun"|
|2016||Clarence||Rosie Randell (voice)||Episode: "Cloris"|
|2017||Bones||Barbara Baker||Episode: "The Final Chapter: The New Tricks in the Old Dogs"|
|2017||Grey's Anatomy||Elsie Clatch||Episode: "Til I Hear It From You"|
|2017||I'm Sorry||Diane||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2018||Living Biblically||Mrs. Mary Jean Murphy||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2018–2019||Good Girls||Marion Peterson||7 episodes|
|2019||The Good Doctor||Ida Guelph||Episode: "Trampoline"|
|2019||Room 104||Jean||Episode: "Crossroads"|
|2020||Solar Opposites||Ruth (voice)||Episode: "The Unstable Grey Hole"|
|2020||Little Voice||Mrs. Esther Finch||5 episodes|
|2020–2021||The Fungies!||Granny Tullabett Grancie (voice)||11 episodes|
|2021–2022||Little Ellen||Gramsy (voice)||8 episodes|
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