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Joyce Bulifant

Highest Rated:   97% Airplane! (1980)
Lowest Rated:   4% Dirty Love (2005)
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Actress Joyce Bulifant clocked in as a television mainstay for several decades, nearly always in small supporting roles or guest spots, on series such as Perry Mason, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, and Dr. Kildare. Beginning in 1971, one year into the eight-season run of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Bulifant landed an assignment as a regular on that program; she played Marie Slaughter, the wife of amiable newswriter Murray Slaughter (Gavin MacLeod) -- an assignment that carried her through the final season of the series. During the 1970s, she also appeared as a regular contestant/participant on the game show Match Game, alongside such "Me Decade" stars as McLean Stevenson and Mary Tyler Moore Show co-star Betty White. Bulifant's small-screen work continued unabated for several decades; in time, she also moved into occasional bit parts and supporting roles in features. She was particularly memorable (and visible) as Mrs. Davis, the mother of a sick child whose IV is knocked out by a klutzy singing nun, in the farce Airplane! (1980), and then, around 20 years later, experienced a career resurgence thanks to her son, director John Mallory Asher (the child of Bulifant and beach movie director William Asher), who cast her in the road comedy Diamonds (1999) and the critically reviled sex farce Dirty Love (2004).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Tooken
  • Edna Millers
2015
4% Dirty Love
  • Actor
2005
26% Diamonds
  • June
1999
97% Airplane!
  • Mrs. Davis
1980
No Score Yet Better Late Than Never
  • Jean Wallace
1979
No Score Yet Big John, Little John
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet The Happiest Millionaire
  • Rosemary
1967

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
1979-1988
  • Margaret
  • 1985

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