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Elizabeth Wilson

Highest Rated:   96% Quiz Show (1994)
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Birthplace:   Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse, Elizabeth Wilson made her first Broadway appearance as Christine Schoenwalder in the original 1953 production of William Inge's Picnic. Christine Schoenwalder served as Wilson's entrée into films when Picnic was transferred to the Big Screen in 1956. She continued racking up such impressive Broadway credits as Desk Set and The Tunnel of Love throughout the fifties. During the next two decades, Wilson found her particular niche in uptight maternal roles, notably such characters as Marjorie Newquist in the stage and screen versions of Jules Feiffer's Little Murders and Harriet in Joseph Papp's production of Stick and Bones, which earned her an Emmy. She was a favorite of director Mike Nichols, who cast her in The Graduate (1967, as Benjamin Braddock's mother), Catch 22 (1970) and Day of the Dolphin (1973). On television, Elizabeth Wilson had regular roles in such series as East Side/West Side (1963) Dark Shadows (1966-71, as Mrs. Hopewell) and Doc (1975). In 1980, she played office snitch Roz Keith in 9 to 5 and later played the main antagonist in The Addams Family (1991). Wilson continued to work in film and TV movies in her later years, playing the Van Doren matriarch in Quiz Show (1994) and Sara Delano Roosevelt in Hyde Park on Hudson (2012). Wilson died in 2015, at age 94.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
37% Hyde Park on Hudson
  • Mrs. Roosevelt
$6.4M 2012
No Score Yet The Boys Next Door
  • Mary Fremus
1996
91% Nobody's Fool
  • Vera (uncredited)
1994
96% Quiz Show
  • Dorothy Van Doren
1994
No Score Yet Scarlett
  • Actor
1994
78% Addams Family Values
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Skylark
  • Harriet
1993
82% It's All True
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Queen
  • Actor
1992
60% The Addams Family
  • Abigail Craven
1991
44% Regarding Henry
  • Jessica
1991
No Score Yet A Conspiracy of Love
  • Lilly Woldarski
1987
33% The Believers
  • Kate Maslow
1987
No Score Yet Where Are the Children?
  • Dorothy Prentiss
1986
No Score Yet Grace Quigley (The Ultimate Solution of Grace Quigley)
  • Emily Watkins
1985
No Score Yet You Can't Take It with You
  • Actor
1984
0% La Increíble Mujer Diminuta
  • Dr. Ruth Ruth
1981
84% 9 to 5
  • Roz
1980
No Score Yet Sanctuary of Fear
  • Mrs. Glidden
1979
No Score Yet The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington
  • Mrs. Gordon
1977
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Second Avenue
  • Pauline
1975
No Score Yet Miles to Go Before I Sleep
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet Man on a Swing
  • Dr. Wilson
1974
43% The Day of the Dolphin
  • Mrs. Rome
1973
57% Little Murders
  • Mrs. Newquist
1971
85% Catch-22
  • Mother
1970
No Score Yet Let Me Hear You Whisper
  • Actor
1969
No Score Yet Jenny
  • Mrs. Marsh
1969
89% The Graduate
  • Mrs. Braddock
1967
No Score Yet The Tiger Makes Out
  • Receptionist
1967
No Score Yet Invitation to a Gunfighter
  • Screenwriter
1964
96% The Birds
  • Helen
1963
91% A Child Is Waiting
  • Miss Fogarty
1963
No Score Yet Too Hot to Handle
  • Jacky
1961
No Score Yet The Tunnel of Love
  • Miss MacCracken
1958
No Score Yet The Goddess
  • Secretary
1958
80% Patterns
  • Marge Fleming
1956
57% Picnic
  • Christine Schoenwalder
1955

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Lucille Mobray
  • 2002
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Penny

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