Anita Morris

Anita Morris

Highest Rated: 93% Ruthless People (1986)

Lowest Rated: 24% Radioland Murders (1994)

Birthday: Mar 14, 1943

Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina, USA

A hoofer and actress of stage and screen, Anita Morris is most famous for her role in the Broadway musical "Nine" (1982). Morris also enhanced the NYC productions of "Seesaw" (1973), "The Magic Show" (1974, staged by her husband Grover Dale) "Sugar Babies" (1979, succeeding Ann Jillian) and "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" (1981, playing Miss Mona, the brothel owner). In her glam showgirl incarnation, she graced such features as "Absolute Beginners" (1986), "Aria" (1987) and Tony Richardson's "The Hotel New Hampshire" (1984). Morris provided cameos on several timely series of the moment like "Cheers" (1987), "Miami Vice" (1987) and "Melrose Place" (1992), often as sexy single ladies and moms. She starred in the TV version of "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" (Fox, 1987), taking over the role once held by Bette Midler, and was cast as a sultry matriarch on the soapy miniseries "Trade Winds" (NBC, 1993). Perhaps her most remembered film role was playing the mistress of Danny De Vito in "Ruthless People" (1986).

Highest rated movies

Ruthless People
Absolute Beginners
Maria's Lovers
18 Again!
Radioland Murders




24% 59% Radioland Murders Claudette Katsenback (Character) $1.2M 1994
No Score Yet 11% Me and the Kid Mrs. Feldman (Character) $45.7K 1993
No Score Yet 43% Little Miss Millions Sybil Lofton (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock: The Legacy Elaine Genrich (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 14% Martians Go Home! Dr. Jane Buchanan (Character) $131.3K 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Off and Running Florence (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Sinful Life Claire Vin Blance (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 23% Bloodhounds of Broadway Miss Missouri Martin (Character) $25.8K 1989
29% 46% 18 Again! Madeline (Character) $2.3M 1988
93% 72% Ruthless People Carol Dodsworth (Character) $70.9M 1986
78% 38% Absolute Beginners Dido Lament, Gossip Columnist (Character) $278.9K 1986
No Score Yet 25% Blue City Malvina Kerch-Turner (Character) $6.0M 1986
No Score Yet 81% A Smoky Mountain Christmas Jezebel (Character) - 1986
43% 59% Maria's Lovers Mrs. Wynic (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magic Show Charmin (Character) - 1983


No Score Yet No Score Yet Trade Winds Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1989 1992
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet 0% Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down and Out in Beverly Hills Barbara Whiteman (Character) 1987
87% 93% Cheers Madeline Keith (Guest Star) 1987