Priscilla Morrill

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Priscilla Morrill
Priscilla Morrill 1974.jpg
as Lou Grant's wife in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, 1974.
Born(1927-06-04)June 4, 1927
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedNovember 9, 1994(1994-11-09) (aged 67)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Spouse(s)Paul Bryson (19?? – November 9, 1994; her death)
 
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Priscilla Morrill
Priscilla Morrill 1974.jpg
as Lou Grant's wife in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, 1974.
Born(1927-06-04)June 4, 1927
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedNovember 9, 1994(1994-11-09) (aged 67)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Spouse(s)Paul Bryson (19?? – November 9, 1994; her death)

Priscilla Morrill (June 4, 1927 – November 9, 1994) was an American actress best known for her television performance as Lou Grant's wife on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Career[edit]

Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Morrill attended the Carnegie Institute before making her stage debut opposite John Carradine in Julius Caesar. She made her Broadway debut in The Relapse with Cyril Ritchard.[1]

Morrill's first television performance was on the Outer Limits episode "The Man with the Power" in 1963. She went on to guest star on numerous television series and television movies. Morrill had recurring roles on Family, Bret Maverick, Santa Barbara, and Newhart.[2]

In addition to guest-starring roles, she also co-starred in two short-lived series: In the Beginning starring McLean Stevenson, and Baby Makes Five starring Peter Scolari. Morrill made a guest appearance in MacGyver, in the season two episode "D.O.A.: MacGyver" as Helen Wilson. She made her last onscreen appearance on an episode of Coach in 1992. Jean Stapleton stated in an interview for the Archive of American Television that Morrill was the stand-in for her in the ninth season episode of All in the Family, "A Girl Like Edith", in which Stapleton had a dual role.[2]

Death[edit]

On November 9, 1994, Morrill died of complications of a kidney infection at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 67. She was survived by her husband, Paul Bryson.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1966The F.B.I.Ann King1 episode
1967Felony SquadLiz McCready1 episode
1968The Wild Wild WestPhalahEpisode: "The Night of the Undead"
1968MannixJanet PaulsonEpisode: "Edge of the Knife"
1973BreezyDress Customer
1973-75The Mary Tyler Moore ShowEdie Grant5 episodes
1975Kolchak: The Night StalkerGriseldaEpisode: "The Trevi Collection"
1976-77FamilyElaine Hogan8 episodes
1977Three's CompanyMrs. SnowEpisode: "And Mother Makes Four"
1977The JeffersonsMrs. FletcherEpisode: "The Costume Party"
1978The Love BoatIda SneadEpisode: "Taking Sides/A Friendly Little Game/Going by the Book"
1979Welcome Back, KotterMrs. Gladstone Trevors-SmytheEpisode: "The Breadwinners"
1981It's a LivingDean PressmanEpisode: "Making the Grade"
1982One Day at a TimeGrandma CooperEpisode: "Gift Horses"
1982-84Family TiesKate Donnelly2 episodes
1983The Powers of Matthew StarMrs. AldridgeEpisode: "Starr Knight"
1984St. ElsewhereSister Teresa2 episodes
1985Scarecrow and Mrs. KingMargaret BrockEpisode: "Spiderweb"
1985Three's a CrowdJudge HancockEpisode: "September Song"
1985-89NewhartMarian "Mary" Vanderkellen7 episodes
1986The Golden GirlsLucille BeattyEpisode: "In a Bed of Rose's"
1987MacGyverHelen WilsonEpisode: "D. O. A.: MacGyver"
1989CBS Summer PlayhouseMiss GordonEpisode: "Shivers"
1989-92CoachMrs. Rizzendough4 episodes
1991BlossomMrs. WhitingEpisode: "School Daze"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Priscilla Morrill, Actress, 67". The New York Times. 1994-11-29. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  2. ^ a b Priscilla Morrill at the Internet Movie Database

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