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Colleen Dewhurst

Highest Rated:   97% Annie Hall (1977)
Lowest Rated:   23% Dying Young (1991)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
71% 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
No Score Yet 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Avonlea
1990-1996
  • Marilla Cuthbert
  • 1990
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Actor
  • 1988
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • The Red Queen
  • 1983

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