Murder, She Wrote (1984 - 1996)


Murder, She Wrote

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Series Info

A feisty widow solves murders when she's not writing about them in her home town of Cabot Cove, Maine, a coastal community with a peculiarly high homicide rate.

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Seasons

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1995, CBS, 24 episodes

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1994, CBS, 21 episodes

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1993, CBS, 21 episodes

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1992, CBS, 22 episodes

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1991, CBS, 22 episodes

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1990, CBS, 22 episodes

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1989, CBS, 22 episodes

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1988, CBS, 22 episodes

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1987, CBS, 22 episodes

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1986, CBS, 22 episodes

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1985, CBS, 22 episodes

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Critics Consensus: Murder, She Wrote strikes the tightrope balance of wholesome murder mysteries, with a marvelous Angela Lansbury proving to be the perfect foil for tasteful investigations into heinous crimes.

1984, CBS, 22 episodes

Cast

Angela Lansbury
as Jessica Beatrice Fletcher
Tom Bosley
as Sheriff Amos Tupper
Michael Horton
as Grady Fletcher
William Windom
as Dr. Seth Hazlitt
Richard Paul
as Mayor Sam Booth
Ron Masak
as Sheriff Mort Metzger
Keith Michell
as Dennis Stanton
James J. Sloyan
as Robert Butler
Ken Swofford
as Lt. Perry Catalano
Hallie Todd
as Rhoda Markowitz
Louis Herthum
as Dep. Andy Broom
Michael Horton
as Grady Fletcher
Julie Adams
as Eve Simpson
Will Nye
as Deputy Floyd
Herb Edelman
as Bus Driver
Ken Howard
as Sergeant Barnes
Herbert Edelman
as Lt. Artie Gelber
Len Cariou
as Michael Haggerty
Christine Belford
as Erica Baldwin
George DiCenzo
as Michael Gardner
Vera Miles
as Warden Elizabeth Gates
James Sutorius
as Ron Mercer
Daphne Ashbrook
as Alice Diamond
Mark Lindsay Chapman
as Johnny Constable
John Astin
as Ross Hayley
Lyman Ward
as Lawrence
Larry Wilcox
as Andy Crane
Clu Gulager
as Carl Mestin
Mark Rolston
as Finn Dawley
Don Galloway
as Andrew Hudson
Gregg Henry
as Barry Bristol
Ian Ogilvy
as Harold Baines
Edward Byrnes
as Sid Hooper
Theodore Bikel
as Prof. Crenshaw
Christopher Allport
as Donald Granger
Genie Francis
as Victoria Brandon
Marty Ingels
as Seymour Densch
Steve Forrest
as Rev. Willie John Fargo
George Furth
as Farley Pressman
Robert Pine
as Doug Helman
John Karlen
as Lt. Martin McGinn
Stuart Whitman
as Charles Woodley
Eugene Roche
as Billy Simms
Claude Akins
as Ethan Cragg
Cyril O'Reilly
as Johnny Dowd
Richard Beymer
as Sydney Jarvis
Stephen Macht
as Dan Keppner
Ed Nelson
as Carl Turnbull
Stan Shaw
as Eddie Walters
Geoffrey Lewis
as Lester Grinshaw
Allan Miller
as Phil Krueger
Van Johnson
as Daniel O'Brien
William Lucking
as Lt. Quinlan
Leonard Lightfoot
as Det. Henderson
Madlyn Rhue
as Doris West
Carol Lawrence
as Candace Drake
Vincent Baggetta
as Frank Lapinski
Pat Harrington Jr.
as Melvin Comstock
Terry Kiser
as LaMonica
Jackie Cooper
as Neil Fletcher
Bobby Sherman
as Jimmy Firth
John Oliver
as Mike Holbert
David Oliver
as Jeff Ogden
Stephen Liska
as Carl Graham
Barry Nelson
as Eugene McLendon
Jason Evers
as Marshall MacGill
Charles Rocket
as Lt. Stuyvesant
Richard Johnson
as Geoffrey Constable
John Capodice
as Lt. Giordano
Karen Black
as Dr. Sylvia Dunn
James Carrol Jordan
as Skip Fleming
Michael Callan
as Carl Anglin
Sam Anderson
as Ethan Stevens
Brian McNamara
as Harry Neville
Jamie Rose
as Anne Lowery
Lois Nettleton
as Amelia Browne
Joe Dorsey
as Harry Kingman
Martin Milner
as Sheriff Bodine
Cassie Yates
as Lisa Earl Shelby
Bruce Gray
as Dean Merrill
William Atherton
as Larry Holleran
Lise Hilboldt
as Nurse Stephanie Holtz
Anne Lockhart
as Grace Earl Lamont
Diana Canova
as Joan Germaine
Bryan Cranston
as Brian East
Sandy McPeak
as Morgan Rogers
Mel Ferrer
as Eric Brahm
Art Hindle
as Sam McKittrick
David McCallum
as Cyril Grantham
Daniel McDonald
as Bobby Shipton
Robert Walker Jr.
as Otto Hardwick
Doug McClure
as Sheriff Rankin
Elaine Joyce
as Sheri Diamond
Rosanna DeSoto
as Consuela Schaefer
James Stephens
as Lt. Bert Donovan
Dack Rambo
as Brian Shelby
Mike Connors
as Walter Murray
Jon Cypher
as Max Flynn
Frederick Coffin
as Tim Mulligan
Andrew Prine
as Prof. Todd Lowrey
Michael Zelniker
as Henry Phelps
Andrew Stevens
as David Tolliver
Roddy McDowall
as Alger Kenyon
Henry Gibson
as Harold Banner
Shirley Knight
as Grace Fenton
Dean Jones
as Marcus Boswell
Kevin McCarthy
as Milton Porter
Mark Shera
as Stewart Danziner
Gary Lockwood
as Commissioner Harris Talmadge
Christopher Neame
as Peter Jatich
Michael Tolan
as Ralph Whitman
George Wyner
as Dr. Lewis
Jessica Walter
as Joyce Holleran
Lisa Darr
as Carrie Benton
John Considine
as Horton Thayer
Nicholas Pryor
as Harry Parmel
Elizabeth Gracen
as Michele Grimaldi
Liz Vassey
as Monica Evers
Bill Maher
as Rick Rivers
Michael Woods
as Lance Brinegar
Linda Grovenor
as Tracy Macgill
Anthony Geary
as Lt. Alexandrov
Charles Haid
as Augie Specter
Lee Purcell
as Joanna Benson
Anne Francis
as Louise McCallum
Tricia O'Neil
as Ashley Vickers
Todd Eric Andrews
as Ethan Kaufman
Dale Robertson
as Lee Goddard
Christopher Stone
as Adam Frobisher
John Beck
as Web McCord
Karen Grassle
as Christine Stoneham
Clive Revill
as Jonathan Hawley
Leslie Nielsen
as Captain Daniels
Alan Fudge
as Axelrod
George Grizzard
as Dr. Arthur Benson
Linda Purl
as Terry Shannon
Lloyd Bochner
as Terence Mayhew
Pamela Susan Shoop
as Katie McCallum
Robert Reed
as Adrian Winslow
Barry Newman
as Lt. McMasters
June Havoc
as Thelma Vante
Francis Guinan
as Fred Chandler
Shea Farrell
as Larry Matthew
Diane Baker
as Eleanor Thane
Michael McGrady
as Sean Shilleen
Rosanna Huffman
as Eleanor Thompson
Ross Kettle
as Dennis McSorley
Judith Chapman
as Jayne Honig
Patrick Macnee
as Oliver Trumbull
Kenneth Danziger
as Archie Weems
Joan McMurtrey
as Eleanor Cantrell
Leann Hunley
as Shannon McBride
Fritz Weaver
as Judge Lambert
Ben Masters
as Roy Dandridge
Macdonald Carey
as Oscar Ramsey
Rick Lenz
as Jonathan Martin
John Petlock
as Nils Andersen
Ruth Roman
as Loretta Spiegel
Ron Leibman
as Roland Trent
Robert Forster
as Gilbert Gaston
Anne Meara
as Winnie Banner
Taylor Nichols
as George Erwin
Jerry Hardin
as Hamish McPherson
Robert Vaughn
as Gideon Armstrong
Jennifer Warren
as Cynthia Olston
Jay Underwood
as Will Rafferty
Dirk Benedict
as Dr. Latimer
Vivian Wu
as April Dunbar
David Ackroyd
as Casselli
Martin Balsam
as Edgar Carmody
Michelle Johnson
as Monica Chase
Kathleen Beller
as Mary Carver
Lorenzo Caccialanza
as Insp. Piero Amati
Meg Foster
as Del Scott
Jay Acovone
as Sgt. Gorella
Caroline Williams
as Amanda North
Cliff De Young
as Father Francis
Gail Strickland
as Kate Hollander
Leslie Bevis
as Barbara Desmond
John Saxon
as Jerry Lydecker
David Birney
as Franchesco
Chad Everett
as Kevin Keats
Linda Kelsey
as Diana Simms
Marilyn Hassett
as Maggie Earl
Guy Stockwell
as Dorn Van Stotter
Gloria de Haven
as Phyllis Grant
Conrad Janis
as Dr. Lambert
Melanie Smith
as Nina Larson
Barney Martin
as Lt. Timothy Hanratty
Heidi Bohay
as Donna Crenshaw
Alex Rocco
as Ernie Santini
Shelley Smith
as Alison Hampton
Roy Thinnes
as Lt. Ted Misko
Morgan Stevens
as Scott Bennett
Hurd Hatfield
as Leo Peterson
Robert Lipton
as Martin Grattop
Doran Clark
as Nancy Earl
Robin Dearden
as Kay Davis
John D'Aquino
as Sgt. Tom Jarrow
Roy Dotrice
as Prof. Chandler Fitzpatrick
Connie Stevens
as Cynthia Armstrong
Yuji Okumoto
as Det. Ishimini
Patricia McCormack
as Lana Whitman
Janet Julian
as Bonnie Hartman
Jon Polito
as Lt. DiMartini
Lisa Wilcox
as Lori Graham
Emma Samms
as Pamela Leeds
Marc Singer
as Rick Banner
Eric Pierpoint
as Bradford Thorpe
Joyce Hyser
as Portia Dekker
Perrey Reeves
as Susan Constable
Robert Stack
as Chester Harrison
Farley Granger
as Jerome Ashcroft
James Acheson
as Russell Connell
Tom Wopat
as Bill Dawson
John O'Hurley
as Ralph Stafford
Robert Culp
as Norman Amberson
Cotter Smith
as Robert Rhine
Nehemiah Persoff
as Constantine Stavros
Carrie Hamilton
as Geraldine Stone
Dorothy Loudon
as Pamela Bates
Bernard Fox
as Andrew Wyckham
Rita Taggart
as Janine Foster
Jane Powell
as Reverend Mother Claire
Patrick Houser
as Marty Reed
Vivian Blaine
as Rita Talbot
Shawnee Smith
as Jill Cleveland
Jim Piddock
as Malcolm Brooker
Paul Sand
as Horace Lynchfield
Noah Beery Jr.
as Doc Wallace
Dirk Blocker
as Sheriff Monday
Lynn Redgrave
as Abby Freestone
Graham Jarvis
as Ellis Holgate
Mike Barger
as Lab Man
Robert Costanzo
as Rudolfo Petrocelli
Susan Anspach
as Lois Fricksey
John De Lancie
as Binky Holborn
Bryan Travis Smith
as Woody Seabrook
Peter Van Nordan
as Dennis Quinlan
Sam Hennings
as Webb Prentiss
Mickey Gilley
as Conrad Booker
Ben Murphy
as Scott Lodge
Randee Heller
as Lt. Deveraux
Hank Stratton
as Scott Blanchard
Dean Stockwell
as Elliot Easterbrook
Denise Miller
as Betty O'Hara
Matthew Ryan
as Solly Prince
Jamie Farr
as Theo Wexler
Musetta Vander
as Shirin Hourani
E.G. Marshall
as Prof. Walker
Murray Hamilton
as Bud Michaels
Ana Alicia
as Sgt. Hilda Dupont
Reiner Schöne
as Hans Dietrich
Michael Ansara
as Nicholas Rossi
Robert Mandan
as Irving Randolph
Lucy Arnaz
as Det. Stacey
Sheldon Leonard
as Bulldog Kowalski
Linda Hamilton
as Carol McDermott
Basil Hoffman
as Milton Overguard
Peter White
as Mason Logan
Richard Davalos
as D.L. Beaumont
Michael McKean
as Ross McKay
Ken Kercheval
as Alex Ericson
Stephen Nichols
as Barry Carroll
Kamala Lopez
as Rosa Garcia
Thom Bray
as Dorian Beecher
Roxie Roker
as Jennifer Bryce
Eleanor Parker
as Maggie Tarrow
Robert F. Lyons
as Steven Honig
Ed Lauter
as Sheriff Yates
Wallace Langham
as Todd Merlin
Eli Wallach
as Salvatori
Barbara Rush
as Eva Taylor
Mary Beth Evans
as Julie Knight
Ned Bellamy
as Capt. Meyers
Valerie Wildman
as Diane Weaver
Joseph Maher
as Peter Allison
Piper Laurie
as Peggy Shannon
Amanda Wyss
as Laura Maples
Michael Learned
as Maria Hudson
Lucie Arnaz
as Det. Bess Stacy
Stewart Granger
as Sir John Landry
Caitlyn Jenner
as Zak Farrell
Gale Hansen
as Albert Wynn
Shannon Tweed
as Priscilla Lake
Shani Wallis
as Olivia Waverly
Sally Struthers
as Nancy La Rue
Katherine Olsen
as Marla Hastings
Tony Bill
as Mark Reynolds
Marshall Colt
as Ross Corman
David Hemmings
as Errol Pogson
Max Wright
as Yelverton
Harold Sylvester
as Blaster Boyle
James Noble
as Paul Carlisle
Tess Harper
as Irene Rutledge
David Clennon
as Wilton Tibbles
Victor Brandt
as David Osterman
Kabir Bedi
as Vikram Singh
Gabe Kaplan
as Freddy York
Patrick McGoohan
as Oliver Quayle
Robin Bach
as Maitre D'
Peter Donat
as Sergei Chaloff
Lonny Chapman
as Jack Bowen
Raphael Sbarge
as Stephen Thurlow
Charles Napier
as Hank Sutter
Marcia Rodd
as Betty Fiddler
Gary Kroeger
as Christy
Susan Anton
as Christine Clifford
Kate Mulgrew
as Sonny Greer
David Ogden Stiers
as Aubrey Thornton
Peter Van Norden
as Coroner Sid Lantz
Ray Girardin
as Lt. Casey
Lyle Waggoner
as Martin Strindberg
Peter Fox
as Bud Johnson
Max Baer Jr.
as Johnny Wheeler
Betsy Palmer
as Lila Norris
Alex Cord
as Preston Bartholomew
Cameron Dye
as Ian O'Connor
Kathryn Grayson
as Ideal Molloy
Susan Blakely
as Pauline Byrne
Jeff Yagher
as Deputy Beeler
Tim Ransom
as Brett Dillon
Talia Balsam
as Debbie Delancey
Gordon Thomson
as Maj. Daniel McGuire
Cliff Gorman
as Chief Cooper
Joe Santos
as Joe Rinaldi
George Maharis
as Alec Burton
Cindy Fisher
as Linda Bonner
Sydney Walsh
as Kay Garrett
Rene Auberjonois
as Prof. Papazian
Jason Beghe
as Steve Chambers
Joe Maruzzo
as Rudy Bianco
Greg Evigan
as Brad Kaneally
David Warner
as Justin Hunnicut
Jack Bannon
as Dr. Mark Brdy
Gary Sandy
as Joe Blinn
Edward Mulhare
as Richard Bennett
Joel Fabiani
as Boris Steloff
Jennifer Runyon
as Kelly Barrett
James Shigeta
as John Sugahara
Ellia Thompson
as Molly Altrip
Jared Martin
as Spenser Langley
Michael Beck
as Danny Schubert
Norman Lloyd
as Lloyd Marcus
Robert Hogan
as Lt. Bertcam
Robert Curtis Brown
as Steve DiNapoli
Corinne Bohrer
as Wanda Andrews
Dakin Matthews
as Neal Gillen
Scott Valentine
as Dean Richards
Judith Jones
as Ruth Nelson
Tomás Milian
as Enrico Montejano
Dee Wallace
as Mildred Terhune
David Groh
as Dr. Stan Garfield
Fionnula Flanagan
as Freida Schmidt
John Dye
as Andy Broom
Nina Foch
as Katie Emhardt
Eileen Brennan
as Marion Simpson
Whip Hubley
as Randy Jinks
Robert Lansing
as Herb Walsh
Jack Colvin
as Harris Atwater
Caroline Seymour
as Pauline Constable
Kerrie Keane
as Margo Saunders
John Glover
as Franz Mueller
Douglas Roberts
as Ron Friendly
Lela Ivey
as Norma
Robin Gammell
as Dr. Thor Lundquist
Al Pugliese
as Ole Korenack
Hallie Foote
as Sylvia Moffett
George Hearn
as Elliott Von Steuben
Elizabeth Ashley
as Vera Gerakaris
Philip Abbott
as Lt. Cullen
Lisa Melilli
as Marcia Mae Bailey
Florence Henderson
as Maria Morgana
Tom Isbell
as Ed Kriegler
Don Swayze
as Edge Potter
Ethan Embry
as Jimmy Taylor
Louis Giambalvo
as Lt. Blaisdell
Wren T. Brown
as Uniformed Policeman
Ramon Bieri
as Pat Phillips
Douglas Barr
as Mark Hazlitt
Don Stroud
as Carey Drayson
John Laughlin
as Bill Ainsley
Macon McCalman
as Det. Herman Rice
John Bennett Perry
as Perry Sillman
Mark Costello
as CHP Officer
Joseph Cali
as Vic LaRosa
Richard Dano
as Det. Boyd
Vince Howard
as 2nd Guard
Gustav Vintas
as Albert de Vere
William O'Leary
as Hank Duncan
Judson Mills
as Toby Grant
Norman Fell
as Vince Shackman
David Ciminello
as Sal Abruzzi
Sam Bottoms
as Sgt. Rice
Dennis Christopher
as Dr. Henry Carson
David Lansbury
as Brad Hellman
Dennis Patrick
as Dexter Baxendale
Judith Hoag
as Gretchen Price
Paul Ivy
as Duffy
Colleen Camp
as Dody Rogers
Kate McNeil
as Carrie Palmer
Edd Byrnes
as Sid Hooper
James Bartz
as Deputy #2
Glynn Turman
as Ben Coleman
Carole Cook
as Christine Carpenter
Henry Polic II
as Alan Dupree
Kenny Davis
as Husband
Alan Oppenheimer
as Dr. Auerbach
J.D. Cannon
as Bill Carmody
Peter Haskell
as Leland Biddle
Reni Santoni
as Lt. Caceras
Andrew Parks
as Russell Tompkins
Brandon Douglas
as Todd Carrier
Kevin Kilner
as Paul Marlow
Seth Jaffe
as Lt. Evans
Robin Gordon
as Employee
Ronny Cox
as Mayor Anson Powers
Steven Keats
as Stefan Conrad
Barrie Ingham
as Inspector Crimmins
Chris Mulkey
as Joey Freeman
Janice Rule
as Margaret Stone
Ray Abruzzo
as Mike LaRocca
Juli Donald
as Irene Terhune
Michael Brandon
as Alex Weaver
Michael Spound
as Del Goddard
Nicolas Coster
as Dr. Zachary
Casey Biggs
as Max Charles
Erin Gray
as Andrea Deane
Grant Heslov
as Bernie Berndlestein
Dean Butler
as Howard Griffin
Anne-Marie Johnson
as Priscilla Dauphin
Dwayne Hickman
as Brian Thursday
Christina Pickles
as Susan McGregor
Gregory Itzin
as Ralph Brewer
Pamela Bowen
as Cindy Marsh
Maggie Han
as Nobu Hitaki
Lila Kaye
as Teresa Mancini
Mariclare Costello
as Cassie Burns
Stacey Nelkin
as Cheryl Lodge
Marcia Cross
as Marci Bowman
Miles Chapin
as Walter Knapf
Janet Leigh
as Cornelia
Gary Kasper
as Earl Gray
Taina Elg
as Claudia Soury
John Gabriel
as Dr. Johnny Windhurst
Stephen Elliott
as Dr. Sam Garver
Kenneth McMillan
as Coach Kevin Cauldwell
Claire Trevor
as Judith Harlan
Ralph Waite
as DA Paul Robins
Henry Jones
as Morris Penroy
Ronald G. Joseph
as Joe Mancuso
Kaitlin Hopkins
as Marcie Devon
Marta Martin
as Francesca Garcia
Priscilla Barnes
as Vicky Gallegos
Tony Plana
as Desi Ortega
Allison Smith
as Carly McAllister
Millie Perkins
as Glenda Vandevere
Joel Brooks
as Ted Duffy
Joey Aresco
as Rocco Pastolino
Brynn Thayer
as Linette McKay