Caroline McWilliams

Caroline McWilliams

  • Highest Rated: 73% Mermaids (1990)
  • Lowest Rated: 29% White Water Summer (1987)
  • Birthday: Apr 4, 1945
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Many remember actress Caroline McWilliams for the role of Marcy on the popular sitcom Benson. Born in Washington and raised in Rhode Island, McWilliams began her career on screen in the late '60s, taking on the role of Janet Mason Norris on the long-standing soap opera The Guiding Light in 1969. She'd stick with the series until 1975, and eventually moved into comedy, parodying the daytime TV world she was so familiar with on the series Soap from 1979 to 1981. She'd simultaneously appear on Benson and married actor Michael Keaton in 1982, giving birth to a son the following year. McWilliams would go on to spend the 1980s making frequent guest appearances on everything from Hill Street Blues to Cagney and Lacey. The next decade would begin on a bittersweet note for the actress. While she made a prominent appearance in the 1990 film Mermaids, this was also the year she and Keaton divorced. The actress remained on top of her game professionally, however, with a recurring role on Beverly Hills 90210, and later on the 2003 drama Judging Amy. McWilliams also found a tremendous niche as a director, staging critically lauded productions of Divorcons (Let's Get a Divorce) and The Smoke and Ice Follies. Tragically, the actress died in 2010 at the age of 64.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Into Thin Air Actor 2002
No Score Yet Switched at Birth Lois Morehead 1991
73% Mermaids Carrie 1990
No Score Yet Pigeon Feathers Actor 1988
29% White Water Summer Virginia Block 1987
No Score Yet Sworn to Silence Maureen Fischetti 1987
No Score Yet Revolt of Mother Elsie 1986
No Score Yet Shattered Vows Sister Agnes 1984
No Score Yet The Day the Bubble Burst Dorothy Livermore 1982
No Score Yet The Aliens Are Coming Sue Garner 1980
No Score Yet Rage! Actor 1980

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Helene Steele
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Hannah
  • 1997
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
Veda Doodsen
  • 1996
No Score Yet Beverly Hills, 90210
1990-2000
Mrs. Pruit Ray's Mother LuAnn Pruit
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
  • 1984
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
Dr. Holtz
  • 1984
No Score Yet Soap
1977-1981
Sally
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
Claudia
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet Barney Miller
1975-1982
Tricia
  • 1978

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