Rosemary Murphy

Rosemary Murphy

Highest Rated: 92% To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

Lowest Rated: 11% The Hand (1981)

Birthday: Jan 13, 1927

Birthplace: Not Available

Born in Germany to American parents, Rosemary Murphy was educated in Paris. When her family relocated to the U.S. in 1939, Murphy completed her schooling in Kansas City. After preparing for an acting career at Neighborhood Playhouse and the Actors Studio, she returned to Germany, where she made her film bow in Berlin Express (1948) and her stage debut in a 1949 production of Peer Gynt. The following year, she made her first Broadway appearance. Murphy's stage credits include Period of Adjustment (1961), Any Wednesday (1964) and A Delicate Balance (1966); she earned Tony nominations for all three, and was honored with the New York Critic's Poll award for her work in Balance. Her film and TV characterizations ranged from meek subservience to homicidal intensity. She spent several years as Loretta Fowler on the daytime soap opera Another World, and has played such "historical celebrity" roles as Sara Delano Roosevelet in Eleanor and Franklin (winning an Emmy for her work), Dorothy Parker in Julia (1977), Mary Ball Washington in the 1984 miniseries George Washington, and Rose Kennedy in the 1991 TV biopic A Woman Named Jackie. Rosemary Murphy has also been prominently featured in three recent Woody Allen productions: September (1987), Don't Drink the Water (1994), and Mighty Aphrodite. Her final film role was in the indie rom-com The Romantics. Murphy died in 2014, at age 89.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Der Ruf Actor 2013
25% After.Life Mrs. Whitehall 2010
89% The Savages Doris Metzger $6.5M 2007
20% Dust Angela 2003
32% Message in a Bottle Helen 1999
77% Mighty Aphrodite Adoption Coordinator 1995
88% The Tuskegee Airmen Eleanor Roosevelt 1995
44% Don't Drink the Water Miss Pritchard 1994
43% For the Boys Luanna Trott 1991
67% September Mrs. Mason 1987
No Score Yet The Woman Who Willed a Miracle Actor 1983
11% The Hand Karen Wagner 1981
No Score Yet The Attic Mrs. Perkins 1980
76% Julia Dorothy Parker 1977
No Score Yet Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years Sara Delano Roosevelt 1977
No Score Yet Eleanor and Franklin Sara Delano Roosevelt 1976
No Score Yet 40 Carats Mrs. Latham 1973
75% Walking Tall Callie 1973
67% Ben Beth Garrison 1972
No Score Yet A Fan's Notes Mom 1972
No Score Yet You'll Like My Mother Mrs. Kinsolving 1972
No Score Yet Any Wednesday Dorothy Cleves 1966
92% To Kill A Mockingbird Miss Maudie Atkinson 1962
No Score Yet The Young Doctors Miss Graves 1961


93% Frasier
Carol Larkin Carol Guest 1999
No Score Yet Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Mrs. Bing 1993
No Score Yet Law & Order
Mrs. Catherine Messimer Mrs. Messimer 1991
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Sybil 1987
No Score Yet Kate & Allie
Allie's Mother 1984
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
Marion Danforth 1982
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
Dr. Diana Green 1982
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
Etta 1974
No Score Yet Maude
Jane 1973
No Score Yet The Fugitive
Mrs. Turney 1966
100% Bob
Mrs. O'Reilly


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