Lainie Kazan

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Lainie Kazan
Birth name Lainie Levine
Born May 15, 1940 in New York, New York, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
Awards

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Paper Chase Rose Samuels 1985–1986 3
Tough Cookies Rita 1986 1
Karen's Song Claire Steiner 1987 1
My Big Fat Greek Life Maria Portokalos 2003 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Ben Casey Delia 5x13 - Why Did the Day Go Backwards? December 6, 1965
Baretta Lottie 2x15 - Murder for Me January 14, 1976
Columbo Valerie Kirk 7x03 - Make Me a Perfect Murder February 28, 1978
Hotel Fay Wells pilot - Hotel September 21, 1983
St. Elsewhere Frieda Fiscus 6x03 - A Moon for the Misbegotten September 30, 1987
Hotel Beatrice Dolan 5x06 - Desperate Moves November 14, 1987
St. Elsewhere Frieda Fiscus 6x10 - No Chemo, Sabe? December 9, 1987
St. Elsewhere Frieda Fiscus 6x21 - The Abby Singer Show May 18, 1988
Beverly Hills, 90210 Rose Zuckerman 2x12 - Down and Out of District in Beverly Hills October 17, 1991
Murder, She Wrote Anna Grimaldi 11x08 - Crimson Harvest November 20, 1994
The Nanny Aunt Frieda 3x04 - A Fine Family Feud October 2, 1995
The Nanny Freida Rubinsky Mannarino Chong Dow Bitterman 4x05 - Freida Needa Man October 16, 1996
The Nanny Aunt Freida 5x05 - The Ex-Niles October 29, 1997
Touched by an Angel Doris 4x13 - Deconstructing Harry January 4, 1998
The Nanny Aunt Freida 6x11 - The In-Law Who Came Forever January 6, 1999
Will & Grace Aunt Honey 4x09/10 - Moveable Feast November 22, 2001
Touched by an Angel Aunt Meg 8x16 - The Princeless Bride March 9, 2002
The King of Queens Ava St. Clair 9x10 - Manhattan Project April 30, 2007
The King of Queens Ava St. Clair 9x12/13 - China Syndrome May 14, 2007
Boston Legal Judge Paula Stern 5x03 - Dances with Wolves October 6, 2008
Ugly Betty Dina Talercio 4x15 - Fire and Nice March 10, 2010
Desperate Housewives Maxine Rosen 7x01 - Remember Paul? September 26, 2010
Desperate Housewives Maxine Rosen 7x02 - You Must Meet My Wife October 3, 2010
Desperate Housewives Maxine Rosen 7x03 - Truly Content October 10, 2010
Desperate Housewives Maxine Rosen 7x04 - The Thing That Counts is What's Inside October 17, 2010
Desperate Housewives Maxine Rosen 7x05 - Let Me Entertain You October 24, 2010
Modern Family Eleanor 4x11 - New Year's Eve January 9, 2013
Grey's Anatomy C.J. 10x08 - Two Against One November 7, 2013

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The $10,000 Pyramid July 21-25, 1975
The New Hollywood Squares October 6-10, 1986
The New Hollywood Squares January 18-22, 1988
The New Hollywood Squares March 13-17, 1989
Hollywood Squares (1998) March 24-28, 2003

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series (1988)
St. Elsewhere: The Abby Singer Show