Georgann Johnson

Georgann Johnson

Highest Rated: 82% The Deep End (2001)

Lowest Rated: 10% Father Hood (1993)

Birthday: Aug 15, 1926

Birthplace: Decorah, Iowa, USA

Georgann Johnson was an American actress born on August 15, 1926 in Decorah, Iowa. After graduating from Luther College with a bachelor's degree, she earned her master's in oratory from Northwestern University, where her classmates included Paul Lynde, William Daniels, and Bonnie Bartlett. Johnson began her acting career in television commercials, and met her future husband, actor Stanley Prager, on the set of the 1953 revival of the play "Room Service." The pair would be married from 1956 until his death in 1972. They had four daughters: Carol, Anne, Sally, and Molly. By this time, Johnson had made her television debut as part of the regular cast of the sitcom "Mister Peepers" (NBC, 1952-55) for its first season. She appeared in numerous anthology shows, sitcoms, and dramas of the 1950s and '60s, including a trio of episodes of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (CBS/NBC, 1955-1962) through 1956 and 1957. Johnson made her film debut in the iconic actor James Cagney's only directorial effort, "Short Cut to Hell" (1957). But over a decade later, never lacking in television parts, she would land her most widely recognized role as the rich woman who encounters John Voight's character in "Midnight Cowboy" (1969). The 1970s saw episodic appearances in soap operas and a slightly declining workload for Johnson, but Johnson appeared in more films than ever before and made herself known in numerous sitcoms during the 1980s. She appeared in Robert Altman's "HealtH" (1980), Michael Crichton's "Looker" (1981), "Three's Company" (ABC, 1977-1984), "Archie Bunker's Place" (CBS, 1979-1983), and Hal Ashby's "The Slugger's Wife" (1985). She also started a new relationship, marrying Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jack Tenner in 1981; the couple would remain together until his death in 2008. Johnson starred on the short-lived drama "Our Family Honor" (1985-86), appeared in the Kim Basinger/Bruce Willis-led film "Blind Date" (1989), and headed into the 1990s with a starring role on "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill" (CBS, 1990-92) and a recurring one on "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (CBS, 1993-98). Johnson landed the "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998) episode "The Beard" in 1995, and made her last film appearance in the Tilda Swinton-led drama film "The Deep End" (2001). She made her last TV and acting appearance on an episode of "Cold Case" (CBS, 2003-2010) in 2007 after a career that spanned over 50 years and amassing over 100 credits. Johnson passed away on June 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California at age 91.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 64% Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within Elizabeth Ann Weston Quinn (Character) - 2001
82% 59% The Deep End 50ish Woman (Character) $8.8M 2001
No Score Yet 0% Woman Undone Enid (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 30% An Unfinished Affair Mimi (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twilight Man Mrs. Barns (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Case for Life Marian Cromwell (Character) - 1996
10% 34% Father Hood Judge (Character) $3.3M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet A House of Secrets and Lies Susan's Mother (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 60% Shattered Dreams Helen O'Donnell (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 60% Do You Know the Muffin Man? Mavis Richardson (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Side by Side Alice Grayson (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate's Secret Faith (Character) - 1986
73% 75% Murphy's Romance Margaret (Character) $27.3M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Mrs. Kincaid (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Short Cut to Hell Glory Hamilton (Character) - 1957

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 84% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
23% No Score Yet Kate Brasher Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Promised Land Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brooklyn South Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Quinn Unknown (Guest Star) 1997 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
88% 95% Seinfeld Mrs. Stevenson (Guest Star) 1995
78% No Score Yet The Trials of Rosie O'Neill Charlotte O'Neill (Character) 1990-1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Civil Wars Helen Walworth (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Senator Janet Getzloff (Guest Star) 1988-1989
85% No Score Yet thirtysomething Aileen Shepherd (Guest Star) 1989
89% 90% Star Trek: The Next Generation Adm. Gromek (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living Phyllis Frankel (Guest Star) 1988 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1983 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Camille Hendricks (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Archie Bunker's Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1981-1982
No Score Yet 94% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Laura Craig (Guest Star) 1967 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1964 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1956-1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956

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