Eileen Heckart

Lowest Rated: 40% Burnt Offerings (1976)
Birthday: Mar 29, 1919
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Over her long career, character actress Eileen Heckart has distinguished herself on stage, television, and in feature films. Tall and thin with sharp angular features, she often plays outspoken, strong-willed, and highly intelligent women. Fans of The Mary Tyler Moore show from the 1970s will remember Heckart for playing Mary's brassy Aunt Flo. Trained at the American Theater Wing following studies at Ohio State University, Heckart was on Broadway in the early '40s and appeared in numerous major productions. For the 1957-1958 theater season, Heckart earned a New York Drama Critics Award for her work in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs. She has won six Tony nominations during her stage career and in the late '90s was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. Heckart began her sporadic television career in 1952 and made her feature-film debut with Miracle in the Rain (1956). She earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination that year for her work in The Bad Seed (1956); she was also awarded a Golden Globe for the film. In 1972, she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1976 for her role in Butterflies Are Free. In 1967, Heckert received an Emmy for Win Me a Place at Forest Lawn. She won her second one in 1994 for a 1993 appearance on the sitcom Love & War. In addition to her many kudos, Heckart has also been awarded three honorary doctorates.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
49% The First Wives Club Catherine MacDuggan 1996
No Score Yet Ultimate Betrayal Sarah McNeil 1994
No Score Yet Breathing Lessons Mabel 1994
79% Heartbreak Ridge Little Mary 1986
No Score Yet Seize the Day Funeral Woman No. 1 1986
No Score Yet Joe Dancer: The Big Black Pill Actor 1981
No Score Yet The Big Trade Actor 1981
No Score Yet White Mama Three Bag Lady 1980
No Score Yet Backstairs at the White House Actor 1979
No Score Yet Sorrows of Gin Actor 1979
40% Burnt Offerings Roz Allardyce 1976
No Score Yet The Hiding Place Katje 1975
No Score Yet Zandy's Bride (For Better, for Worse) Ma Allan 1974
67% Butterflies Are Free Mrs. Baker 1972
89% No Way to Treat a Lady Mrs. Brummel 1968
80% Up the Down Staircase Henrietta Pastorfield 1967
No Score Yet My Six Loves Actor 1963
No Score Yet Heller in Pink Tights Lorna 1960
63% The Bad Seed Mrs. Daigle 1956
82% Somebody Up There Likes Me Ma Barbella 1956
No Score Yet Miracle in the Rain Grace Ullman 1956
79% Bus Stop Vera 1956

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Home Improvement
1991-1999
Elaine
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
1984-1992
Mrs. Hickson
  • 1987
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Guest Helen
  • 1986
  • 1985
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Amanda
  • 1979
No Score Yet Rhoda
1978
Lillian
  • 1976
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
Aunt Flo
  • 1976
  • 1975
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Athena Partridge Royce Hattie
  • 1969
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Sister Veronica
  • 1967
  • 1965
  • 1964
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Lucy Baldwin
  • 1961
No Score Yet Trauma Center
1983
Amy Decker

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