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Frances Sternhagen

  • Jan 13, 1930 (age 89)
  • 5' 3" (1.60 m)
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2014
And So It Goes
MovieJul 10, 2014

And So It Goes

A self-absorbed realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when …
A self-absorbed realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.
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2013
Award2013

Lifetime Achievement

Won Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Obie Award
2011
Prohibition
MovieOct 2, 2011

Prohibition

Prohibition is a 2011 American television documentary …
Prohibition is a 2011 American television documentary miniseries directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick with narration by Peter Coyote. The series originally aired on PBS between October 2, 2011 and October 4, 2011. It was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. It draws heavily from the 2010 book Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent.
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Dolphin Tale
MovieSep 21, 2011

Dolphin Tale

A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin …
A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.
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2010
Parenthood
TV ShowMar 2, 2010

Parenthood

Parenthood is an American family comedy-drama television …
Parenthood is an American family comedy-drama television series developed by Jason Katims and produced by Imagine Television and Universal Television for NBC. The show tells of the Braverman clan, consisting of an older couple, their four children, and their families.
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2009
Julie & Julia
MovieJul 30, 2009

Julie & Julia

Julia Child and Julie Powell - both of whom wrote memoirs - …
Julia Child and Julie Powell - both of whom wrote memoirs - find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.
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2007
The Mist
MovieNov 12, 2007

The Mist

When a thick fog descends upon a rural community and claims …
When a thick fog descends upon a rural community and claims the lives of anyone unfortunate enough to be caught outside, a small band of survivors seeks refuge in a local grocery store. Now trapped in a darkened cloud of pure horror, the frightened denizens of the town are forced to fend off an advancing horde of murderous monsters.
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Award2007

The Helen Hayes Tribute, sponsored by …

Won The Helen Hayes Tribute, sponsored by Jaylee Mead.
2005
The Closer
TV ShowJun 13, 2005

The Closer

The Closer is an American television police procedural, …
The Closer is an American television police procedural, starring Kyra Sedgwick as Brenda Leigh Johnson, a Los Angeles Police Department deputy chief. Originally a CIA-trained detective from Atlanta, Georgia, Brenda has a reputation as a closer—an interrogator who not only solves a case, but also obtains confessions that lead to convictions, thus "closing" the case. Deputy Chief Johnson sometimes uses deceit and intimidation to persuade a suspect to confess. The series ran on TNT from June 13, 2005, to August 13, 2012.
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Nomination2005

Outstanding Actress in a Play

Nominated for "Echoes of the War".
Drama Desk Award
2003
Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nomination2003

Best Supporting Actress – Series, Minise…

Nominated for "The Laramie Project".
Satellite Award
2002
Highway
MovieMar 26, 2002

Highway

Jack is caught with the wife of his employer, a Vegas thug. The …
Jack is caught with the wife of his employer, a Vegas thug. The thug sends goons after Jack, who convinces his best friend, Pilot, to flee with him. Pilot insists that they head for Seattle, but doesn't tell Jack why. The goons learn from Pilot's drug source where the youths are headed, and they follow, hell bent on breaking Jack's feet. On the road, Jack and Pilot give a ride to Cassie, a distressed young woman. She and Jack hit it off. They pick up an aging stoner headed to Seattle for Kurt Cobain's memorial, and they help a circus sideshow family. Why is Pilot so set on Seattle, will the goons catch Jack, and is there any way the friends' competing needs can be resolved?
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The Laramie Project
MovieJan 10, 2002

The Laramie Project

The true story of an American town in the wake of the murder of …
The true story of an American town in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard.
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Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Nomination2002

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy …

Nominated for "Sex and the City".
Primetime Emmy Award
Nomination2002

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Nominated for "Morning's at Seven".
Tony Award
1999
New York: A Documentary Film
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MovieNov 14, 1999

New York: A Documentary Film

New York: A Documentary …
New York: A Documentary Film is an eight-part, 17½ hour, American documentary film on the history of New York City. It was directed by Ric Burns and originally aired in the U.S. on PBS. The film was a production of Steeplechase Films in association with WGBH Boston, Thirteen/WNET, and The New-York Historical Society.
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1998
Becker
TV ShowNov 2, 1998

Becker

Becker is an American sitcom television series that …
Becker is an American sitcom television series that originally aired on CBS from November 2, 1998 to January 28, 2004, broadcasting 129 episodes. Set in the New York City borough of the Bronx, the show starred Ted Danson as John Becker, a cantankerous doctor who operates a small practice and is constantly annoyed by his patients, co-workers, and friends, and practically everything and everybody else in his world. Despite everything, his patients and friends are loyal because Becker genuinely cares about them. The series was produced by Dave Hackel Productions and Industry Entertainment, in association with Paramount Network Television.
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Sex and the City
TV ShowJun 6, 1998

Sex and the City

Sex and the City is an American romantic comedy-drama …
Sex and the City is an American romantic comedy-drama television series created by Darren Star and produced by HBO. Broadcast from 1998 until 2004, the original run of the show had a total of 94 episodes. Throughout its six-year run, the show received contributions from various producers, writers, and directors, principally Michael Patrick King.
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The Con
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MovieMar 4, 1998

The Con

A lonely gas station attendent in Mississippi falls in love with a …
A lonely gas station attendent in Mississippi falls in love with a con woman who wants to get her hands on an inheritance he doesn't know about.
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Nomination1998

Outstanding Actress in a Play

Nominated for "Long Day's Journey Into Night".
Drama Desk Award
1995
The Outer Limits
TV ShowMar 26, 1995

The Outer Limits

The Outer Limits is a Canadian-American television series …
The Outer Limits is a Canadian-American television series that originally aired on Showtime, Syfy and in syndication between 1995 and 2002. The series is a revival of the original The Outer Limits series that aired from 1963–65.
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Nomination1995

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Nominated for "The Heiress".
Tony Award
Award1995

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Won award for "The Heiress".
Tony Award
1994
Reunion
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MovieDec 11, 1994

Reunion

When a woman loses her child, this traumatic event takes her to …
When a woman loses her child, this traumatic event takes her to the edge of sanity. However, the child suddenly appears which is impossible... or is it?
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ER
TV ShowSep 19, 1994

ER

ER is an American medical drama television series created by …
ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994, to April 2, 2009. It was produced by Constant c Productions and Amblin Entertainment, in association with Warner Bros. Television. ER follows the inner life of the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and various critical issues faced by the room's physicians and staff. The show ran for 15 seasons with a total of 331 episodes, becoming the longest-running primetime medical drama in American television history. It won 23 Emmy Awards, including the 1996 Outstanding Drama Series award, and received 124 Emmy nominations, which makes it the most nominated drama program in history. ER won 116 awards in total, including the Peabody Award, while the cast earned four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series.
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1993
Labor of Love: The Arlette Schweitzer Story
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MovieMay 9, 1993

Labor of Love: The Arlette Schweitzer St…

A woman becomes the …
A woman becomes the surrogate for her daughter's baby.
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1992
Raising Cain
MovieAug 7, 1992

Raising Cain

The oncologist wife of a prominent child psychologist suspects …
The oncologist wife of a prominent child psychologist suspects her husband has an unhealthy scientific obsession with their child, unaware of what - or who - is really going on inside his head.
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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Nomination1992

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Co…

Nominated for "Cheers".
Primetime Emmy Award
1991
Doc Hollywood
MovieJul 31, 1991

Doc Hollywood

Benjamin Stone is a young doctor driving to L.A., where he is …
Benjamin Stone is a young doctor driving to L.A., where he is interviewing for a high-paying job as a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. He gets off the highway to avoid a traffic jam, but gets lost and ends up crashing into a fence in the small town of Grady. He is sentenced to 32 hours of community service at the local hospital. All he wants is to serve the sentence, get his car fixed and get moving, but gradually the locals become attached to the new doctor, and he falls for the pretty ambulance driver, Lou. Will he leave?
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Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Nomination1991

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy …

Nominated for "Cheers".
Primetime Emmy Award
1990
Misery
MovieNov 29, 1990

Misery

After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of …
After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.
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Sibling Rivalry
MovieOct 26, 1990

Sibling Rivalry

Marjorie Turner is suffocating. Her younger sister Jeanine has …
Marjorie Turner is suffocating. Her younger sister Jeanine has no ambition, and her eight year marriage to Harry puts her in constant competition with his family (all doctors), of whom he is also competing for the affections. One day, she snaps while food shopping, and beds a mysterious man, who dies during the moment of passion. When she forgets her wallet, a vertical-blinds salesman finds it, and things get complicated from there.
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1989
The Simpsons
TV ShowDec 17, 1989

The Simpsons

The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by …
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of working-class life, epitomized by the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture and society, television, and the human condition.
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Communion
MovieNov 10, 1989

Communion

Whitley Strieber goes with his family and some friends to …
Whitley Strieber goes with his family and some friends to his holiday home in the forest. They experience some weird occurances, are they UFO activity? Whitley is abducted and then faces a horrible dilema; was I abducted or am I going mad? He sees a psychiatrist who tries to use hypnotic regression to discover the truth.
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Tales from the Crypt
TV ShowJun 10, 1989

Tales from the Crypt

Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the …
Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the Crypt, is an American horror anthology television series that ran from June 10, 1989 to July 19, 1996 on the premium cable channel HBO for seven seasons with a total of 93 episodes. The title is based on the 1950s EC Comics series of the same name and most of the content originated in that comic or the other EC Comics of the time (The Haunt of Fear, The Vault of Horror, Crime SuspenStories, Shock SuspenStories, and Two-Fisted Tales). The show was produced by HBO.
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See You in the Morning
MovieApr 14, 1989

See You in the Morning

Three years after his divorce …
Three years after his divorce from his model-wife is the psychologist Larry Livingstone ready for a new commitment. He falls in love with the young widow Beth who has two children. But Beth...
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1988
American Experience
TV ShowOct 4, 1988

American Experience

American Experience is a television program airing on Public …
American Experience is a television program airing on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) television stations in the United States. The program airs documentaries, many of which have won awards, about important or interesting events and people in American history.
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Bright Lights, Big City
MovieApr 1, 1988

Bright Lights, Big City

Jamie Conway (Michael J. …
Jamie Conway (Michael J. Fox) is an aspiring writer and yuppie living in New York City who seeks oblivion in cocaine and the glittery nightclub scene as his life falls apart (his wife leaves him, his mother dies, etc.). With his hard-partying friend Tad Allagash (Kiefer Sutherland) tagging along with him during their nights out, Jamie finds it increasingly difficult to show up every day at his unfulfilling job as a fact checker for a literary Manhattan magazine.
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1987
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd
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TV ShowMay 21, 1987

The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

The Days and Nights of …
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on NBC from May 21, 1987 to June 17, 1988 and on Lifetime from April 17, 1989 to April 13, 1991. It was created by Jay Tarses and stars Blair Brown in the title role.
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1986
American Masters
TV ShowJun 22, 1986

American Masters

American Masters is a PBS television series which …
American Masters is a PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and those who have left an indelible impression on the cultural landscape of the United States. It is produced by WNET in New York City. The show debuted on PBS in 1986.
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1983
Romantic Comedy
MovieOct 7, 1983

Romantic Comedy

Two of the screen's finest comic actors, Dudley Moore and …
Two of the screen's finest comic actors, Dudley Moore and Mary Steenburgen, star as successful writing partners whose timing is perfect on stage but amusingly pathetic in their love life. In HD.
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Independence Day
MovieJan 21, 1983

Independence Day

Mary Ann Taylor loves the comforts of her hometown in Mercury, …
Mary Ann Taylor loves the comforts of her hometown in Mercury, Texas. She has a steady job as a waitress in her father's diner, yet she can't help but feel unfulfilled by a life of pouring coffee and grilling hamburgers. Mary Ann's real passion is photography, but pursuing her dream of becoming a photographer means leaving Mercury behind. Despite her desperation to expand her horizons, Mary Ann hesitates to leave because of her mother's declining health and because of her new romance with Jack Parker. Jack is a mechanic who just returned to town after realizing the cruelties of the outside world. He experienced big-city living first-hand and wants nothing more than to settle down back home. But Jack and Mary Ann soon find that cruelties exist in their own little town when Jack discovers that his sister Nancy is being brutally beaten and routinely abused by her husband Les. While Jack struggles with how to help Nancy, Mary Ann is faced with a crucial choice about her future: stay in town with Jack or pursue her dream in California without him.
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1982
Cheers
TV ShowSep 30, 1982

Cheers

Cheers is an American sitcom television series that ran on …
Cheers is an American sitcom television series that ran on NBC from September 30, 1982, to May 20, 1993, with a total of 275 half-hour episodes across eleven seasons. The show was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television, and was created by the team of James Burrows, Glen Charles, and Les Charles. The show is set in a bar named Cheers in Boston, Massachusetts, where a group of locals meet to drink, relax, and socialize. The show's main theme song, co-written and performed by Gary Portnoy, lent its refrain "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" as the show's catchphrase.
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1981
Outland
MovieMay 22, 1981

Outland

A federal marshal stationed at a mining colony on the Jupiter …
A federal marshal stationed at a mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io, uncovers a drug-smuggling conspiracy. He gets no help from the workers or authorities when he finds himself marked for murder.
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1979
Starting Over
MovieOct 5, 1979

Starting Over

Burt Reynolds is an attractive middle-aged man who …
Burt Reynolds is an attractive middle-aged man who suffers a crisis of confidence when ditched by his ambitious singer wife (Candice Bergen), until he begins to forge a new new relationship with an equally insecure teacher (Jill Clayburgh). But when the wife attempts a reconciliation - seduction followed by a truly excruciating song she has composed for him - he realizes where his loyalty lies.
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Nomination1979

Outstanding Actress in a Play

Nominated for "On Golden Pond".
Drama Desk Award
Nomination1979

Best Performance by a Leading Actress i…

Nominated for "On Golden Pond".
Tony Award
1978
Fedora
MovieMay 30, 1978

Fedora

Down-on-his-luck Hollywood producer Barry 'Dutch' …
Down-on-his-luck Hollywood producer Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler attempts to lure Fedora, a famous but reclusive film actress, out of retirement.
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Nomination1978

Best Actress in a Musical

Nominated for "Angel".
Tony Award
1975
Award1975

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Won award for "Equus".
Drama Desk Award
Nomination1975

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Nominated for "Equus".
Drama Desk Award
Nomination1975

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Nominated for "Equus".
Tony Award
1974
Nomination1974

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Nominated for "The Good Doctor".
Tony Award
Award1974

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Won award for "The Good Doctor".
Tony Award
1973
Two People
MovieMar 18, 1973

Two People

Evan Bonner is an army deserter who returns home to deal …
Evan Bonner is an army deserter who returns home to deal with the fallout of his actions. He becomes distracted when he meets attractive model Diedre McCluskey, thinking he's fallen in love.
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1972
Great Performances
TV ShowNov 4, 1972

Great Performances

Great Performances is a television anthology series dedicated to …
Great Performances is a television anthology series dedicated to the performing arts; the banner has been used to televise theatrical performances such as plays, musicals, opera, ballet, concerts, as well as occasional documentaries. It is produced by the PBS member stations WNET in New York City (originally in conjunction with KQED/San Francisco, WTTW/Chicago, Maryland Public Television, South Carolina ETV and KERA-TV/Dallas/Fort Worth).
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Nomination1972

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Nominated for "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window".
Tony Award
1971
The Hospital
MovieDec 14, 1971

The Hospital

An over-burdened doctor struggles to find meaning in his life …
An over-burdened doctor struggles to find meaning in his life while a murderer stalks the halls of his hospital.
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1967
The Tiger Makes Out
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MovieAug 18, 1967

The Tiger Makes Out

A mailman looks for a woman to kidnap as a personal act of …
A mailman looks for a woman to kidnap as a personal act of insurrection.
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Up the Down Staircase
MovieJun 28, 1967

Up the Down Staircase

The experiences of a young …
The experiences of a young female English teacher in an inner-city New York high school.
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1965
Award1965

Performance

Won award for "A Slight Ache".
Obie Award
1964
Profiles in Courage
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TV ShowNov 8, 1964

Profiles in Courage

Profiles in Courage is an American historical anthology series …
Profiles in Courage is an American historical anthology series that was telecast weekly on NBC from November 8, 1964 to May 9, 1965 (Sundays, 6:30-7:30pm, Eastern). The series was based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book, Profiles in Courage by U.S. President John F. Kennedy, who had been assassinated the year before.
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Another World
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TV ShowMay 4, 1964

Another World

Another World (often shortened to AW) is an American …
Another World (often shortened to AW) is an American television soap opera that aired on NBC from May 4, 1964, to June 25, 1999. It was created by Irna Phillips along with William J. Bell, and was produced by Procter & Gamble Productions at NBC Studios, 1268 East 14th Street in Brooklyn.
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1963
The Doctors
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TV ShowApr 1, 1963

The Doctors

The Doctors is an American daytime soap opera …
The Doctors is an American daytime soap opera television series which aired on NBC from April 1, 1963, to December 31, 1982. There were 5155 episodes produced, with the 5000th episode airing in May 1982. The series was set in Hope Memorial Hospital in a fictional town called "Madison."
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1962
The Nurses
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TV ShowSep 27, 1962

The Nurses

The Nurses is a serialized primetime medical drama …
The Nurses is a serialized primetime medical drama that was broadcast in the United States on CBS from September 27, 1962, to May 11, 1965. For the second season, the title was expanded to The Doctors and the Nurses and it ran until 1965, when it was transformed into a half-hour daytime soap opera. The soap opera, also called The Nurses, ran on ABC from 1965 to 1967.
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1961
The Defenders
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TV ShowSep 16, 1961

The Defenders

The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that …
The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that ran on CBS from 1961 to 1965. It was created by television writer Reginald Rose. Original music for the series was scored by Frank Lewin and Leonard Rosenman.
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1956
Paul Carlin
ChildNovember 1956

Paul Carlin

Paul Carlin was born on November 26, 1956 in The Bronx, New …
Paul Carlin was born on November 26, 1956 in The Bronx, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Ryan's Hope (1975), 30 Rock (2006) and When Lilly Laney Moved In (1992).
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Thomas A. Carlin
MarriageFebruary 1956

Thomas A. Carlin

Thomas A. Carlin (1928 - 1991) was an American stage, …
Thomas A. Carlin (1928 - 1991) was an American stage, television and film actor during the mid twentieth century. Carlin was married to the film and television actress Frances Sternhagen and had six children.
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Award1956

Distinguished Performance By an Actress

Won award for "The Admirable Bashville".
Obie Award
1954
The Secret Storm
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TV ShowFeb 1, 1954

The Secret Storm

The Secret Storm is an American soap opera which the CBS …
The Secret Storm is an American soap opera which the CBS television network transmitted from February 1, 1954, to February 8, 1974. It was created by Roy Winsor, who also created the long-running soap operas Search for Tomorrow and Love of Life. Gloria Monty, of General Hospital fame, was a longtime director of the series. Like most CBS soap operas of the time, such as Guiding Light and As the World Turns, The Secret Storm was broadcast live, and later taped, in New York at the CBS Broadcast Center on West 57th Street. At some point in the 1970s up until cancellation, it was taped at CBS Studio 54 at 221 West 26 Street in the Chelsea section of Manhattan.
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1952
Omnibus
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TV ShowNov 9, 1952

Omnibus

Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" …
Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts, to original works by such ...
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1951
Love of Life
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TV ShowSep 24, 1951

Love of Life

Love of Life is an American soap opera televised on CBS from …
Love of Life is an American soap opera televised on CBS from September 24, 1951, to February 1, 1980. It was created by Roy Winsor, whose previous creation Search for Tomorrow had premiered three weeks before Love of Life, and who would go on to create The Secret Storm two and a half years later.
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1948
Studio One
TV ShowNov 7, 1948

Studio One

Studio One is an American radio anthology drama series that …
Studio One is an American radio anthology drama series that was also adapted to television. It was created in 1947 by Canadian director Fletcher Markle, who came to CBS from the CBC. It aired under several variant titles: Studio One in Hollywood, Studio One Summer Theatre, Westinghouse Studio One and Westinghouse Summer Theatre.
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1930
Frances Sternhagen
Birth1930

Frances Sternhagen

Frances Sternhagen was born.
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