Shirley Knight

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Shirley Knight
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Birth name Shirley Enola Knight
Born July 5, 1936 in Goessel, Kansas, USA
Died April 22, 2020 in San Marcos, Texas, USA from natural causes
Sometimes credited as Shirley Knight Hopkins
Notable Roles Phyllis Van De Kamp in Desperate Housewives
Notable Episodes
Awards

Contents

Roles

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Bronco Kathy 1x09 - The Baron of Broken Lance January 13, 1959
Hawaiian Eye Lynn 1x12 - A Dime a Dozen December 23, 1959
Hawaiian Eye Ginger Martin 1x21 - Fatal Cruise February 24, 1960
77 Sunset Strip Mary Ellen 2x31 - Fraternity of Fear May 6, 1960
Hawaiian Eye Jennifer Morgan 2x09 - The Kahuna Curtain November 9, 1960
Surfside 6 Miriam 1x08 - Power of Suggestion November 21, 1960
Surfside 6 Linda Lord 1x14 - Little Star Lost January 2, 1961
The Roaring 20's Ellie Hollis 1x13 - Big Town Blues January 21, 1961
Surfside 6 Jan Coates 2x28 - Elegy for a Bookkeeper April 2, 1962
Target: The Corruptors Phyllis 1x29 - A Book of Faces April 27, 1962
The DuPont Show of the Week Charmian Scott 3x05 - The Takers October 13, 1963
The Outer Limits (1963) Noelle Anderson 1x06 - The Man Who Was Never Born October 28, 1963
The Fugitive Janice Pruitt 1x28 - The Homecoming April 7, 1964
The Fugitive Mona 2x28 - A.P.B. April 6, 1965
The Fugitive Jane Washburn 3x19 - Echo of a Nightmare January 25, 1966
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors 4x05 - A Standard for Manhood October 17, 1972
The Streets of San Francisco
(credited as Shirley Knight Hopkins)
Mary Rae Dortmunder 1x18 - A Room with a View February 8, 1973
Barnaby Jones Kay Lewiston 3x19 - Fantasy of Fear February 25, 1975
Murder, She Wrote Grace Fenton 5x12 - Smooth Operators February 12, 1989
Murder, She Wrote Grace Lambert 6x19 - Always a Thief April 8, 1990
Matlock Phyllis Todd 5x01 - The Mother September 18, 1990
Law & Order Melanie Cullen 2x02 - The Wages of Love September 24, 1991
L.A. Law Belinda Collins 7x13 - Hello and Goodbye February 18, 1993
NYPD Blue Agnes Cantwell 2x12 - Large Mouth Bass February 7, 1995
Cybill Loretta 2x18 - Romancing the Crone March 10, 1996
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Warton 3x01 - Repression September 28, 2001
Ally McBeal Helen 5x14 - Homecoming February 25, 2002
ER Mrs. Berk 9x03 - Insurrection October 10, 2002
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Rose Granville 5x01 - Tragedy September 23, 2003
Crossing Jordan Frances 3x08 - Most Likely April 18, 2004
House, M.D. Georgia Adams 1x08 - Poison January 25, 2005
Desperate Housewives Phyllis Van De Kamp 2x01 - Next September 25, 2005
Desperate Housewives Phyllis Van De Kamp 2x02 - You Could Drive a Person Crazy October 2, 2005
Desperate Housewives Phyllis Van De Kamp 2x03 - You'll Never Get Away From Me October 9, 2005
Desperate Housewives Phyllis Van De Kamp 4x04 - If There's Anything I Can't Stand October 21, 2007
Desperate Housewives Phyllis Van De Kamp 4x05 - Art Isn't Easy October 28, 2007

Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Champions: A Love Story Barbara Harlich January 13, 1979

Awards and Accolades

Tony Awards

  • Won: Best Featured Actress in a Play (1976)
Kennedy's Children

Primetime Emmy Awards

(2 Wins in 8 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (1988)
Thirtysomething: The Parents Are Coming
  • Won: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special (1995) (tie)
Indictment: The McMartin Trial
  • Won: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (1995)
NYPD Blue: Large Mouth Bass

Golden Globe Awards

(1 Win in 4 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (1996)
Indictment: The McMartin Trial

Trivia

  • 1959 Deb Star