Eileen Heckart

Eileen Heckart

Highest Rated: 89% No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)

Lowest Rated: 50% Burnt Offerings (1976)

Birthday: Mar 29, 1919

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, USA

A celebrated character actress of stage, film and TV, Heckart's disarming laugh, almost gangly frame and large eyes have lent themselves to the portrayal of overbearing mothers, career women, villainous dames, and a host of sympathetic, beloved parts. Perhaps best remembered for her Broadway and film portrayal of Mrs. Daigle, the bereaved mother of Patty McCormack's first victim in "The Bad Seed" (1956), her Broadway and film portrayal of Mrs. Baker, the mother with overbearing concern for her blind son in the Broadway and film versions of "Butterflies Are Free" (1973) and her several appearances as Mary's "Aunt Flo" on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."

Highest rated movies

No Way to Treat a Lady
Up the Down Staircase
Somebody Up There Likes Me
Bus Stop
Butterflies Are Free
Heartbreak Ridge
The Bad Seed
The First Wives Club

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
50% 68% The First Wives Club Catherine MacDuggan (Character) $105.5M 1996
No Score Yet 57% Breathing Lessons Mabel (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 80% Ultimate Betrayal Sarah McNeil (Character) - 1994
68% 74% Heartbreak Ridge Little Marry Jackson (Character) $41.0M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners in Crime Jeanine (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Games Mother Never Taught You Martha Brewster (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 40% The Big Black Pill Sister Clara (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 100% White Mama Three Bag Lady (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet F.D.R. -- The Last Year Eleanor Roosevelt (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunshine Christmas Bertha Hayden (Character) - 1977
50% 43% Burnt Offerings Roz Allardyce (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 87% The Hiding Place Katje (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 58% Zandy's Bride Ma Allan (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alvin Karpis, Public Enemy No. 1 Ma Barker (Character) - 1974
69% 81% Butterflies Are Free Mrs. Baker (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Victim Mrs. Hawkes (Character) - 1972
89% 75% No Way to Treat a Lady Mrs. Brummel (Character) - 1968
86% 67% Up the Down Staircase Henrietta Pastorfield (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 56% My Six Loves Ethel (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 29% Heller in Pink Tights Mrs. Lorna Hathaway (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Doll's House Kristine Lind (Character) - 1959
85% 86% Somebody Up There Likes Me Ma Barbella (Character) - 1956
63% 82% The Bad Seed Hortense Daigle (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 71% Miracle in the Rain Grace Ullman (Character) - 1956
80% 62% Bus Stop Vera (Character) - 1956

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 73% Home Improvement Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cybill Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellen Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
91% No Score Yet Murder One Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 5 Mrs. Buchanans "Mother" Emma Buchanan (Character) 1994-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Annie McGuire Emma Block (Character) 1988
No Score Yet 54% The Cosby Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Helen Spencer (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners in Crime Jeanine (Character) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1981 1984
No Score Yet 92% Little House on the Prairie Amanda Cooper (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet 65% Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet 100% The Mary Tyler Moore Show Flo Meredith (Guest Star) 1975-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rhoda Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Story Marge Stone (Character) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Stella 'Stell' Charnovski (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Athena Partridge Royce (Guest Star) 1965 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Sister Veronica (Guest Star) 1964 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Ruth Ehlers (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Polly Jenks (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1950 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Vi Miller (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1949 1951-1952