Elizabeth Wilson

Elizabeth Wilson

  • Highest Rated: 96% Quiz Show (1994)
  • Lowest Rated: 13% The Incredible Shrinking Woman (La Increíble Mujer Diminuta) (1981)
  • Birthday: Apr 4, 1921
  • Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
  • Trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse, Elizabeth Wilson made her first Broadway appearance as Christine Schoenwalder in the original 1953 production of William Inge's Picnic. Christine Schoenwalder served as Wilson's entrée into films when Picnic was transferred to the Big Screen in 1956. She continued racking up such impressive Broadway credits as Desk Set and The Tunnel of Love throughout the fifties. During the next two decades, Wilson found her particular niche in uptight maternal roles, notably such characters as Marjorie Newquist in the stage and screen versions of Jules Feiffer's Little Murders and Harriet in Joseph Papp's production of Stick and Bones, which earned her an Emmy. She was a favorite of director Mike Nichols, who cast her in The Graduate (1967, as Benjamin Braddock's mother), Catch 22 (1970) and Day of the Dolphin (1973). On television, Elizabeth Wilson had regular roles in such series as East Side/West Side (1963) Dark Shadows (1966-71, as Mrs. Hopewell) and Doc (1975). In 1980, she played office snitch Roz Keith in 9 to 5 and later played the main antagonist in The Addams Family (1991). Wilson continued to work in film and TV movies in her later years, playing the Van Doren matriarch in Quiz Show (1994) and Sara Delano Roosevelt in Hyde Park on Hudson (2012). Wilson died in 2015, at age 94.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

37% Hyde Park on Hudson Mrs. Roosevelt $6.4M 2012
No Score Yet The Boys Next Door Mary Fremus 1996
91% Nobody's Fool Vera (uncredited) 1994
96% Quiz Show Dorothy Van Doren 1994
No Score Yet Scarlett Actor 1994
76% Addams Family Values Actor 1993
No Score Yet Skylark Harriet 1993
83% It's All True Actor 1993
64% The Addams Family Abigail Craven 1991
41% Regarding Henry Jessica 1991
No Score Yet A Conspiracy of Love Lilly Woldarski 1987
35% The Believers Kate Maslow 1987
33% Where Are the Children? Dorothy Prentiss 1986
No Score Yet Grace Quigley (The Ultimate Solution of Grace Quigley) Emily Watkins 1985
No Score Yet You Can't Take It with You Actor 1984
13% The Incredible Shrinking Woman (La Increíble Mujer Diminuta) Dr. Ruth Ruth 1981
82% 9 to 5 Roz 1980
No Score Yet Sanctuary of Fear Mrs. Glidden 1979
No Score Yet The Happy Hooker Mrs. Gordon 1975
57% The Prisoner of Second Avenue Pauline 1975
No Score Yet Miles to Go Before I Sleep Actor 1974
No Score Yet Man on a Swing Dr. Wilson 1974
45% The Day of the Dolphin Mrs. Rome 1973
60% Little Murders Mrs. Newquist 1971
79% Catch-22 Mother 1970
No Score Yet Let Me Hear You Whisper Actor 1969
No Score Yet Jenny Mrs. Marsh 1969
88% The Graduate Mrs. Braddock 1967
No Score Yet The Tiger Makes Out Receptionist 1967
No Score Yet Invitation to a Gunfighter Screenwriter 1964
95% The Birds Helen 1963
92% A Child Is Waiting Miss Fogarty 1963
No Score Yet Too Hot to Handle Jacky 1961
No Score Yet The Tunnel of Love Miss MacCracken 1958
No Score Yet The Goddess Secretary 1958
80% Patterns Marge Fleming 1956
57% Picnic Christine Schoenwalder 1955

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Lucille Mobray
  • 2002
50% Gideon's Crossing
2000-2001
Camellia Kellog
  • 2000
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Serena
  • 1995
13% Delta
1992-1993
Rosalind Dupree
  • 1993
No Score Yet All in the Family
1971-1979
Amelia
  • 1975
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Penny

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