“Forgotten Hollywood”- Loss of a Great Character Actress…

Posted on May 11, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Elizabeth Wilson was a Tony Award-winning actress. She was elected to the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2007. She also had a wonderful cinematic career, best remembered as the screen mom to  Dustin Hoffman, Ralph Fiennes, and Bill Murray  in various movies.

   Wilson made her Broadway debut in Picnic in 1953. Her stage credits include Desk SetThe Importance of Being Earnest, You Can’t Take It with You, Ah Wilderness, and A Delicate Balance. She won a Tony for her performance in 1972’s Sticks and Bones.

800 <—–  ELIZABETH WILSON made her screen debut in 1946 in Notorious. She reprised her character in the 1955 film adaptation of Picnic. Other movies include The Birds, The GraduateThe Day of the Dolphin, Catch-22The Prisoner of Second Ave., 9 to 5, Regarding Henry, The Addams Family, and Quiz Show. Her final celluloid appearance was as Sara Delano Roosevelt in Hyde Park on Hudson. On television, she appeared in Kraft Television Theatre, The U.S. Steel Hour, Another World, Dark Shadows, Murder She Wrote, a recurring role in All in the Family, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

   The matronly Elizabeth Wilson was 94.


   The ugly Lucy artifact just won’t go away. A statue of Lucille Ball in her western New York hometown has made enough people laugh to earn a spot in the new National Comedy Center, breaking ground soon. Chairman Tom Benson says the center will embrace the statue not as a likeness of the late comedian but as a tribute to what she was about — making people laugh.

   I think I’ve done enough splaning

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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