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Mariclare Costello



Redheaded character actress Mariclare Costello has been in films and television since 1967. Best known as Rosemary Hunter Fordwick, wife of Rev. Fordwick (John Ritter) on TV's The Waltons (a role she played from 1973 to 1977), Costello was also a regular on the TV weeklies Sara (1976) and The Fitzpatricks (1977). Of her many TV-movie appearances, she is most fondly remembered as the aggrieved wife of the title character in The Execution of Private Slovik (1974). Always a welcome presence, Costello has yet to win her long-overdue stardom. For a while, it looked as though Mariclare Costello's breakthrough would be the theatrical feature Ragtime (1981), in which she was cast as anarchist Emma Goldman; alas, her entire performance ended up on the cutting room floor.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Massacre of the Burkittsville 7
  • Actor
2001
38% Indecent Proposal
  • David's Mother
1993
No Score Yet She Said No
  • Susan Finn
1990
No Score Yet Double Switch (Switching Places)
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story
  • Ellen Mancini
1985
70% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
  • Sen. Cunningham
1984
17% Nightmares
  • Mrs. Cooney
1983
No Score Yet Skeezer
  • Barbara Thompson
1982
No Score Yet Coward of the County
  • Actor
1981
93% Ordinary People
  • Audrey
1980
No Score Yet All God's Children
  • Winnie Naponic
1980
No Score Yet Raid on Entebbe
  • Gabrielle Krieger
1977
No Score Yet The Execution of Private Slovik
  • Antoinette Slovik
1974
33% Let's Scare Jessica to Death
  • Emily
1971
No Score Yet The Tiger Makes Out
  • Rosi
1967

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Helen Crane

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