Colleen Dewhurst

Highest Rated: 100% Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Lowest Rated: 23% Dying Young (1991)
Birthday: Jun 3, 1924
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
With the same drive that had distinguished her father's hockey career, Colleen Dewhurst took any number of odd jobs to pay for her tuition at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. On Broadway from 1955, Dewhurst became one of America's foremost interpreters of such pantheon playwrights as Eugene O'Neill and Edward Albee; she won a 1981 Tony Award for her performance in the revival of O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten. The forceful, deep-throated Dewhurst was not always easy to cast in films, but she chalked up several memorable movie portrayals, not least of which was as Diane Keaton's WASP-ish mom in Annie Hall (1977). Her TV work included the delightful "middle aged pregnancy" comedy And Baby Makes Six (1979) and numerous appearances as Candice Bergen's mom on Murphy Brown. From 1985 through 1991, Colleen was president of Actors' Equity. Twice married to actor George C. Scott, Colleen Dewhurst is the mother of another performer, Campbell Scott.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story Actor 1996
No Score Yet Bed and Breakfast Ruth 1992
23% Dying Young Estelle Whittier 1991
No Score Yet Termini Station Molly Dushane 1991
No Score Yet Lantern Hill (Jane of Lantern Hill) Hepzibah 1990
No Score Yet Obsessed The Judge 1988
No Score Yet Anne of Green Gables - The Sequel (Anne of Avonlea) Marilla 1987
No Score Yet Light of the Gods Actor 1987
67% The Boy Who Could Fly Mrs. Sherman 1986
No Score Yet Sword of Gideon Golda Meir 1986
No Score Yet Between Two Women Barbara Petherton 1986
No Score Yet The Blue And The Gray Actor 1985
100% Anne of Green Gables Marilla Cuthbert 1985
No Score Yet As Is Hospice Worker 1985
No Score Yet The Good Fight Actor 1984
No Score Yet The Glitter Dome Lorna Dillman 1984
No Score Yet You Can't Take It with You Actor 1984
90% The Dead Zone Henrietta 1983
No Score Yet Between Two Brothers Actor 1982
No Score Yet Blue and the Gray Actor 1981
No Score Yet Tribute Gladys Petrelli 1980
No Score Yet Final Assignment Dr. Valentine Ulanova 1980
No Score Yet Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Mrs. Kennedy 1980
No Score Yet And Baby Makes Six Anna Kramer 1979
33% When a Stranger Calls Tracy 1979
No Score Yet Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story Actor 1979
No Score Yet Arthur Miller on Home Ground Actor 1979
No Score Yet Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith Actor 1979
No Score Yet The Third Walker Kate MacLean 1978
44% Ice Castles Beulah Smith 1978
97% Annie Hall Mom Hall 1977
No Score Yet A Moon for the Misbegotten Actor 1975
No Score Yet The Story of Jacob and Joseph Rebekah 1974
50% McQ Myra 1974
75% The Cowboys Kate 1972
No Score Yet The Last Run Monique 1971
No Score Yet A Fine Madness Dr. Vera Kropotkin 1966
No Score Yet Man on a String Helen Benson 1960
93% The Nun's Story Archangel 1959
No Score Yet Burning Bright Mardeen Saul 1959
No Score Yet Medea Actor 1959

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Avonlea
1990-1996
Marilla Cuthbert
  • 1990
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Avery Brown Avery
  • 1990
  • 1989
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
Betty Russell
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • 1988
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
The Red Queen
  • 1983

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