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Alice Drummond

Highest Rated:   100% Where's Poppa? (1970)
Lowest Rated:   5% 'Til There Was You (1997)
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Character actress Alice Drummond built a solid background in theater before regularly playing interesting older ladies in film and television. During the '60s, she played Nurse Jackson on the gothic TV series Dark Shadows. Her early work was mostly confined to the stage, though, and by 1970 she had earned a Tony nomination for her performance in The Chinese & Dr. Fish. During the '80s she appeared in many feature films and television shows, usually in roles like eccentric old ladies on Night Court. One of her most recognizable parts was the librarian who is chased by a ghost through the New York Public Library in the opening scene of Ghostbusters. During the '90s, she got a few more substantial roles, like a patient in Awakenings and Ray Finkle's mother in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. She found meager success with independent comedy dramas in the late '90s, starting with Adrienne Shelly's I'll Take You There. In 2001 she played Aunt Millie in Tom Rice's The Rising Place and in 2003 she was Grandma Dottie in Peter Hedges' Pieces of April. Drummond died in 2016, at age 88.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
8% Furry Vengeance
  • Mrs. Martin
$17.6M 2010
26% After.Life
  • Mrs. Hutton
2010
20% Motherhood
  • Edith
$50.6k 2009
79% Doubt
  • Sister Veronica
$33.5M 2008
No Score Yet Chronic Town
  • Elizabeth
2008
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's 'For One More Day'
  • Rose
2007
10% House of D
  • Mrs. Brevoort
$0.4M 2004
84% Pieces of April
  • Grandma Dottie
$2.5M 2003
13% The Rising Place
  • Older Millie Hodge
2002
67% Joe Gould's Secret
  • Helen
2000
33% The Love Letter
  • Postal Clerk
1999
No Score Yet Earthly Possessions
  • Old Woman in Jalopy
1999
43% I'll Take You There
  • Stella
1999
12% Office Killer
  • Dorine's Mother
1997
72% In & Out
  • Aunt Susan
1997
5% 'Til There Was You
  • Harriet
1997
19% Commandments
  • Mrs. Mann
1997
86% Walking and Talking
  • Amelia's Neighbor, Betsy
1996
39% To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
  • Clara
1995
68% Jeffrey
  • Grandma Rose
1995
46% I.Q.
  • Dinner guest
1994
91% Nobody's Fool
  • Hattie
1994
No Score Yet Daybreak
  • Anna
1993
No Score Yet Money for Nothing
  • Mrs. Breen
1993
46% Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • Mrs. Finkle
1993
88% Awakenings
  • Lucy
1990
35% Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
  • Carolyn
1990
13% Animal Behavior
  • Site Committee
1989
85% Running on Empty
  • Mrs. Powell
1988
67% Funny Farm
  • Mrs. Dinges
1988
67% The House on Carroll Street
  • Woman at Hearing
1988
No Score Yet The Suicide Club
  • Actor
1987
97% Ghostbusters (1984 Original)
  • Librarian
1984
56% The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • Governor's Secretary
1982
90% Eyewitness
  • Mrs. Deever
1981
No Score Yet Hide In Plain Sight
  • Mrs. Novack
1980
No Score Yet Sanctuary of Fear
  • Grace
1979
80% King of the Gypsies
  • Zharko's Nurse
1978
No Score Yet Man on a Swing
  • Mrs. Dawson
1974
No Score Yet Particular Men
  • Mrs. Ewing
1972
100% Where's Poppa?
  • Woman in Elevator
1970

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Lydia Tuffalo
  • 2005
No Score Yet Grace Under Fire
1993-1998
  • Nana Lil
  • 1994
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Zelda
  • 1994

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