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Priscilla Morrill

Highest Rated: 57% Breezy (1973)

Lowest Rated: 57% Breezy (1973)

Birthday: Jun 4, 1927

Birthplace: Medford, Massachusetts, USA

Famous for her portrayal of Lou Grant's wife in the innovative newsroom sitcom "Mary Tyler Moore," actress Priscilla Morrill enjoyed a 30-year career in television. A Massachusetts native, she attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology but found herself on stage rather than in a lab upon graduation. She starred opposite Shakespearean actor John Carradine in a prominent production of "Julius Caesar" and bowed on Broadway in the adulterous 17th-century comedy "The Relapse." Morrill first appeared in American homes on a 1963 episode of the bizarro anthology series "The Outer Limits," a guest appearance that paved the way for dozens more. Following "Mary Tyler Moore," Morrill played several small parts on another groundbreaking series, the sitcom "All in the Family," remembered for its fearless tackling of taboo topics. Morrill appeared four times between 1973 and 1976. She then picked up a recurring role on the drama "Family" and was set to become a regular on the Faustian comedy "A Year at the Top" during the late '70s. The show lasted only five episodes before cancellation. In the 1980s, Morrill secured key roles in TV movies, memorably playing Mrs. Finter in the terminal-illness drama "Right of Way" with Bette Davis and James Stewart. She also embodied the aristocratic Marian Vanderkellen in comedian Bob Newhart's aptly named comedy series, "Newhart," before taking her final role as the well-to-do widow Mrs. Rizzendough in the sitcom "Coach." Morrill died from a kidney infection at age 67.

Highest rated movies

Breezy

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 67% Right of Way Mrs. Finter (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Patricia Neal Story Sarah (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The People vs. Jean Harris Juanita Edwards (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marilyn: The Untold Story Louella Parsons (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maneaters Are Loose! Edith Waites (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Peyton Place Mae Buehler (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Specialists Mrs. Stinnett (Character) - 1974
57% 66% Breezy Dress Customer (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dream Girl Claire Bleakley (Character) - 1955

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 90% Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1989 1991-1992
89% No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1985-1987 1989
No Score Yet 93% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 93% The Golden Girls Lucille Beatty (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet 100% Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1982 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bret Maverick Unknown (Character) 1981-1982
No Score Yet 100% One Day at a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living Dean Pressman (Guest Star) 1981
90% No Score Yet Mork & Mindy Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome Back, Kotter Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Mrs. Fletcher (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet 100% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1973 1975-1976
No Score Yet 100% The Mary Tyler Moore Show Edie McKenzie (Guest Star) 1973 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Head of Model Agency (Guest Star) 1973 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Belvedere Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Liz McCready (Guest Star) 1967
92% 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1963