Rosemary Murphy

Rosemary Murphy

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

Lowest Rated: 20% Dust (2001)

Birthday: Jan 13, 1925

Birthplace: Munich, Germany

A veteran actor of stage and screen who has won critical acclaim for her work on Broadway and television, Rosemary Murphy is best known for playing steadfast matriarchs such as Mary Ball Washington and Sara Delano Roosevelt in presidential film biographies. The daughter of a United States diplomat, Murphy was born in Germany and educated in Paris. After relocating to New York, she studied the Meisner technique at the Neighborhood Playhouse and briefly apprenticed at Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio, making her Broadway stage debut in Robinson Jeffers's "The Tower Beyond Tragedy" (1950). Murphy continued with a particularly fruitful decade as a stage actor in the 1960s, earning three Tony Award nominations for her roles in the plays "Period of Adjustment" (1961), "Any Wednesday" (1964), and "A Delicate Balance" (1966). The 1970s and '80s saw the actor making significant strides on TV, with long stints on the daytime soaps "All My Children" and "Another World," as well as an Emmy Award-winning performance as F.D.R.'s mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, in the 1976 TV biopic "Eleanor and Franklin." Murphy went on to numerous other historical roles, including satirist Dorothy Parker in the 1977 film "Julia" and Mary Ball Washington (mother of George) in the 1984 miniseries "George Washington."

Highest rated movies

To Kill a Mockingbird
The Tuskegee Airmen
Julia
Walking Tall
September
Ben
Message in a Bottle
After.Life

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
25% 33% After.Life Mrs. Whitehall (Character) - 2009
20% 62% Dust Angela (Character) - 2001
32% 66% Message in a Bottle Helen at the B&B (Character) $52.8M 1999
88% 79% The Tuskegee Airmen Eleanor Roosevelt (Character) - 1995
67% 52% September Mrs. Mason (Character) $404.8K 1987
20% 28% The Hand Karen Wagner (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 28% The Attic Mrs. Perkins (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Before and After Carole's Mother (Character) - 1979
76% 70% Julia Dottie (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 100% Eleanor and Franklin Sara Delano Roosevelt (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judgement Day Margaret Blumenthal (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucas Tanner Margaret Blumenthal (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Case of Rape Muriel Dyer (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 62% Forty Carats Mrs. Latham (Character) - 1973
75% 71% Walking Tall Callie Hacker (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies Hannah (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Fan's Notes Moms (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 85% You'll Like My Mother Mrs. Kinsolving (Character) - 1972
67% 38% Ben Beth Garrison (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 48% Any Wednesday Dorothy Cleves (Character) - 1966
92% 92% To Kill a Mockingbird Maudie Atkinson (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 29% The Young Doctors Miss Graves (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Night Nurse "Chorny" Chornis (Character) - 1957

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer Bea Einhorn (Character) 1999
93% 95% Frasier Carol Larkin (Guest Star) 1999 1997
60% No Score Yet Cracker Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet EZ Streets Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bodies of Evidence Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Civil Wars Judge Carla White (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate & Allie Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet 83% Columbo Margaret Halperin (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Etta Morris Randolph (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Nurse Ann Marsh (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Mrs. Turney (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Nancy Ross Briggs (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1960

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