Colleen Dewhurst

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Colleen Dewhurst
Birth name Colleen Rose Dewhurst
Born June 3, 1924 in Montréal, Québec, Canada
Died August 22, 1991 in South Salem, New York, USA from cervical cancer
Notable Roles Marilla Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables
Notable Episodes
Awards
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Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Studs Lonigan Mary Lonigan 1979 miniseries
A.D. Antonia 1985 miniseries
Anne of Green Gables Marilla Cuthbert 1985 miniseries
Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel Marilla Cuthbert 1987 miniseries

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Studio One 10x02 - First Prize for Murder October 16, 1957
Kraft Television Theatre Christine 11x51 - Presumption of Innocence October 1, 1958
Decoy Taffy 1x07 - Deadly Corridor October 8, 1958
The DuPont Show of the Month 2x02 - The Count of Monte Cristo October 28, 1958
The United States Steel Hour Vera Brandon 7x02 - The Hours Before Dawn September 23, 1959
Play of the Week Woman 1x01 - Medea October 12, 1959
Play of the Week Mordeen Saul 1x03 - Burning Bright October 26, 1959
The DuPont Show of the Month Aldonza / Dulcinea / Escalante 3x03 - I, Don Quixote November 9, 1959
Play of the Week 2x23 - No Exit/The Indifferent Lover February 27, 1961
Ben Casey Phyllis Anders 1x04 - I Remember a Lemon Tree October 23, 1961
The Virginian Celia Ames 1x01 - The Executioners September 19, 1962
The Nurses Grace Milo 1x03 - Fly, Shadow October 11, 1962
The Eleventh Hour Joanne Novak 1x04 - I Don't Belong in a White-Painted House October 24, 1962
The United States Steel Hour Francie Broderick 10x13 - Night Run to the West February 20, 1963
The DuPont Show of the Week Karen Holt 2x16 - Something to Hide May 5, 1963
Camera Three Miss Amelia Evans 9x11 - The Ballad of the Sad Café (1) December 8, 1963
Camera Three Miss Amelia Evans 9x12 - The Ballad of the Sad Café (2) December 15, 1963
East Side/West Side Shirley Frost 1x24 - Nothing but the Half Truth March 30, 1964
Dr. Kildare Eleanor Markham 4x24 - All Brides Should Be Beatiful March 11, 1965
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Nurse Ellen Hatch 3x28 - Night Fever May 3, 1965
Festival Winifred Hennessy A Cheap Bunch of Nice Flowers September 22, 1965
The F.B.I. Mrs. Amy Doucette 1x22 - The Baby Sitter February 13, 1966
The Big Valley Annie Morton 2x13 - A Day of Terror December 12, 1966
ITV Saturday Night Theatre Mrs Franz 3x16 - The Price March 28, 1971
The Wide World of Mystery Margery Landing A Prowler in the Heart March 26, 1973
Quincy, M.E. Dr. Barbara Lubow 7x13 - For Love of Joshua February 3, 1982
Great Performances Red Queen 12x02 - Alice in Wonderland October 3, 1983
Finder of Lost Loves Rachel Green 1x05 - Echoes October 27, 1984
Great Performances Grand Duchess Olga Katrina 13x04 - You Can't Take It with You November 21, 1984
The Love Boat Maud 8x11/12 - My Mother, My Chaperone / The Present / The Death and Life of Sir Alfred Demerest / Welcome Aboard November 24, 1984
The Twilight Zone Hallie Parker 3x13 - There Was an Old Woman December 17, 1988
Moonlighting Betty Russell 5x06 - Take My Wife, for Example February 7, 1989
Murphy Brown Avery Brown 1x15 - Mama Said March 6, 1989
Murphy Brown Avery Brown 2x10 - Brown Like Me (1) November 27, 1989
Murphy Brown Avery Brown 2x11 - Brown Like Me (2) November 27, 1989
Murphy Brown Avery Brown 3x06 - Bob & Murphy & Ted & Avery November 5, 1990

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The Foxes September 21, 1961
Focus January 21, 1962
The Crucible Elizabeth Proctor May 4, 1967
The Hands of Cormac Joyce Molly Joyce November 17, 1972
Legend in Granite Marie Lombardi December 14, 1973
Parker Adderson, Philosopher Hostess 1974
The Music School Hostess 1974
The Story of Jacob and Joseph Rebekah April 7, 1974
A Moon for the Misbegotten Josie Hogan May 27, 1975
Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story Mrs. O'Neil February 24, 1979
And Baby Makes Six Anna Kramer October 22, 1979
Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith Elizabeth December 9, 1979
Death Penalty Elaine Lipton January 22, 1980
Escape Lily Levinson February 20, 1980
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Mrs. Myrtle Kennedy January 25, 1980
The Women's Room Val September 14, 1980
A Perfect Match Meg Larson October 5, 1980
Baby Comes Home Anna Kramer October 16, 1980
A Few Days in Weasel Creek Aunt Cora October 21, 1981
Night of 100 Stars Herself March 8, 1982
Between Two Brothers March 9, 1982
Sometimes I Wonder Grandma 1983
The Glitter Dome Lorna Dillman November 18, 1984
Night of 100 Stars Herself March 10, 1985
Between Two Women Barbara Petherton March 10, 1986
Johnny Bull Marie Kovacs May 19, 1986
As Is Hospice Worker July 27, 1986
Sword of Gideon Golda Meir November 29, 1986
Bigfoot Gladys March 8, 1987 Disneyland
Hitting Home Judge September 21, 1988
Those She Left Behind Margaret Page March 6, 1989
Lantern Hill Hepzibah January 27, 1990
Kaleidoscope Margaret October 15, 1990

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Tony Awards

  • Won: Best Featured Actress in a Play (1961)
All the Way Home
  • Won: Best Leading Actress in a Play (1974)
A Moon for the Misbegotten

Primetime Emmy Awards

(4 Wins in 13 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (1986)
Between Two Women
  • Won: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (1989)
Those She Left Behind
  • Won: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (1989, 1991)
Murphy Brown

Trivia