Lois de Banzie

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Lois de Banzie
Born (1930-05-04) 4 May 1930 (age 89)
Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.

Lois de Banzie (born 4 May 1930) is a Scottish-born United States-based stage, film, and television actress.

She may be best known for her Drama Desk Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated performance in Paul Osborn's play Morning's at Seven. Her other Broadway credits include The Octette Bridge Club, Da, and The Last of Mrs. Lincoln.[1]

De Banzie has also had a prolific career in television and movies, mostly appearing in small to mid-sized roles but with numerous guest starring parts on various television programs. Her television credits include Baby Talk, Bodies of Evidence, Cheers, Diagnosis: Murder, Family Ties, Home Improvement, Major Dad, Mama's Family, Matlock, Murder, She Wrote, Sisters, Taxi and Who's the Boss? among others.[2]

Her film credits include Addams Family Values, Annie, Arachnophobia, Big Business, Mass Appeal, Sister Act, and Tootsie among others.[2]

Her aunt was noted British actress Brenda De Banzie.

Partial filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
1981 So Fine Waitress in House of Pancakes
1982 Annie Eleanor Roosevelt
Tootsie Autograph Hound #3
1983 Sudden Impact Judge Lundstrom
1984 Mass Appeal Mrs. Dolson
1988 Big Business Edwardian Room Hostess
1990 Arachnophobia Henrietta Manley
1992 Sister Act Immaculata
1993 Addams Family Values Delivery Nurse
1994 Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult Dr. Kohlzak
1996 Dunston Checks In Mrs. Winthrop