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Fran Ryan

Highest Rated:   92% Pale Rider (1985)
Lowest Rated:   0% The $1,000,000 Duck (1971)
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A familiar presence on the Chicago theatrical scene, American character actress Fran Ryan has kept busy in films since the late 1960s. Often cast as tight-lipped "battle-ax" types (albeit with the proverbial twinkle in the eye), Ryan was an invaluable presence in several Disney films. On TV, she has thrice found herself in the unenviable position of last-minute replacement: she took over the role of Doris Ziffel from Barbara Pepper during the 1969-70 season of Green Acres; as Miss Hannah, she succeeded Kitty Russell (Amanda Blake) as proprietress of the Long Branch Saloon in the 1974-75 season of Gunsmoke; and on the Saturday-morning kiddie show Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (1974-77), she replaced the departing Mary Wickes as the series' requisite wisecracking housekeeper. Fran Ryan's other TV-series credits include The Doris Day Show (1968-69 season, as housekeeper Aggie Thompson), No Soap, Radio (1982, as hotelier Mrs. Belmont) and The Wizard (1987, as yet another housekeeper, this one named Tillie).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
71% Suture
  • Mrs. Lucerne
1993
No Score Yet River of Rage: The Taking of Maggie Keene
  • Hattie
1993
No Score Yet Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again
  • Miss Grundy
1990
64% Chances Are
  • Mavis Talmadge
1989
No Score Yet Out Cold
  • Arlene
1989
No Score Yet Lucky Stiff
  • Ma
1988
No Score Yet Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge
  • Hannah
1987
No Score Yet Quiet Cool
  • Ma
1986
No Score Yet Stewardess School
  • Fainting Lady
1986
92% Pale Rider
  • Ma Blankenship
1985
87% The Sure Thing
  • Louise
1985
No Score Yet Rebel Love
  • Granny Plug
1985
No Score Yet Eyes of Fire
  • Sister
1983
No Score Yet Private School
  • Miss Dutchbok
1983
No Score Yet Circle of Power
  • Marie Davis
1983
No Score Yet Tough Enough
  • Gert Long
1983
No Score Yet Savannah Smiles
  • Farmer Wilma
1982
No Score Yet Johnny Belinda
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Take This Job and Shove It
  • Mrs. Hinkle
1981
86% Stripes
  • Dowager
1981
No Score Yet The Adventures of Nellie Bly
  • Mrs. Roman
1981
82% The Long Riders
  • Mrs. Samuel
1980
83% Straight Time
  • Cafe Owner
1978
67% Big Wednesday
  • Lucy
1978
56% The Apple Dumpling Gang
  • Mrs. Stockley
1975
No Score Yet How to Seduce a Woman
  • Mrs. Toklas
1974
No Score Yet Pickup on 101
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Scandalous John
  • Farm Woman
1971
0% The $1,000,000 Duck
  • Mrs. Purdham
1971

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • Nancy
  • 1978
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Chairlady
  • 1966

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