Anne Haney

Anne Haney (born Anne Ryan Thomas; March 4, 1934 – May 26, 2001) was an American actress of stage and screen, perhaps best known for her roles as social worker Mrs. Sellner in Mrs. Doubtfire and Greta the secretary in Liar Liar. Haney appeared in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Survivors" as Rishon Uxbridge, and later appeared as aBajoran arbitrator in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Dax". She was a regular guest-star during the syndicated run ofMama's Family, playing Alberta Meechum, the nemesis of Thelma Harper. On Our House she played fussy neighbor Virginia Taft. She was also a regular guest-star of L.A. Law, playing Judge Marilyn Travelini. She guest starred on Cheers, Designing Women, The Golden Palace, Charmed, Boy Meets World,Columbo, ER, and Curb Your Enthusiasm as the mother of Mary Steenburgen's character. One of her last appearances was in the Ally McBeal season 4 episode "Reasons to Believe" (which aired on January 8, 2001). On May 26, 2001, Haney died of heart failure at age 67.

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The American President (1995)

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Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd, one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade, a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and decimate his approval ratings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Annette Bening  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Martin Sheen

Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd, one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade, a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and decimate his approval ratings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Annette Bening  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Martin Sheen

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

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Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English nanny. Soon he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Sally Field  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Harvey Fierstein

Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English nanny. Soon he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Sally Field  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Harvey Fierstein

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Jude Law  •  Alison Eastwood

A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Jude Law  •  Alison Eastwood

Hopscotch (1980)

When CIA operative Miles Kendig deliberately lets KGB agent Yaskov get away, his boss threatens to retire him. Kendig beats him to it, however, destroying his own records and traveling to Austria where he begins work on a memoir that will expose all his former ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald Neame
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Sam Waterston  •  Herbert Lom  •  Ned Beatty

When CIA operative Miles Kendig deliberately lets KGB agent Yaskov get away, his boss threatens to retire him. Kendig beats him to it, however, destroying his own records and traveling to Austria where he begins work on a memoir that will expose all his former ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald Neame
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Sam Waterston  •  Herbert Lom  •  Ned Beatty

Liar Liar (1997)

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Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday he has just one wish - that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his mouth has suddenly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Maura Tierney  •  Justin Cooper  •  Cary Elwes

Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday he has just one wish - that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his mouth has suddenly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Maura Tierney  •  Justin Cooper  •  Cary Elwes

Making Love (1982)

A perfect typical LA couple find their happily-ever-after life broken when Zach confronts his long-repressed attraction for other men.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Michael Ontkean  •  Harry Hamlin  •  Kate Jackson  •  Wendy Hiller

A perfect typical LA couple find their happily-ever-after life broken when Zach confronts his long-repressed attraction for other men.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Michael Ontkean  •  Harry Hamlin  •  Kate Jackson  •  Wendy Hiller

Some Kind of Hero (1982)

A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his own country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Pressman
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Margot Kidder  •  Ronny Cox  •  Ray Sharkey

A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his own country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Pressman
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Margot Kidder  •  Ronny Cox  •  Ray Sharkey

The Best of Times (1986)

A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Kurt Russell  •  Pamela Reed  •  Holly Palance

A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Kurt Russell  •  Pamela Reed  •  Holly Palance

Frances (1982)

The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graeme Clifford
CAST:  Jessica Lange  •  Kim Stanley  •  Sam Shepard  •  Bart Burns

The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graeme Clifford
CAST:  Jessica Lange  •  Kim Stanley  •  Sam Shepard  •  Bart Burns

The Osterman Weekend (1983)

The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  Rutger Hauer  •  John Hurt  •  Craig T. Nelson  •  Dennis Hopper

The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  Rutger Hauer  •  John Hurt  •  Craig T. Nelson  •  Dennis Hopper

The Lesser Evil (1998)

Twenty-two years ago four friends went to the quarry on the edge of town with a case of beer and a loaded handgun. At the end of the day the beer was gone, the gun was empty and a stranger lay dead at the bottom of the quarry. Now, the four are together again, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mackay
CAST:  David Paymer  •  Arliss Howard  •  Colm Feore  •  Tony Goldwyn

Twenty-two years ago four friends went to the quarry on the edge of town with a case of beer and a loaded handgun. At the end of the day the beer was gone, the gun was empty and a stranger lay dead at the bottom of the quarry. Now, the four are together again, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mackay
CAST:  David Paymer  •  Arliss Howard  •  Colm Feore  •  Tony Goldwyn

Marian Rose White (1982)

Marian Rose White is placed in a State Home for the feeble-minded by her uncaring mother when her father dies. She is a young teenager and there is nothing wrong with her except for some clumsiness, mostly caused by poor vision. State law (in 1934) requires ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Day
CAST:  Nancy Cartwright  •  Charles Aidman  •  Ruth Silveira  •  Louis Giambalvo

Marian Rose White is placed in a State Home for the feeble-minded by her uncaring mother when her father dies. She is a young teenager and there is nothing wrong with her except for some clumsiness, mostly caused by poor vision. State law (in 1934) requires ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Day
CAST:  Nancy Cartwright  •  Charles Aidman  •  Ruth Silveira  •  Louis Giambalvo

The Invisible Woman (1983)

In a research lab, a scientist's pet chimpanzee mixes up an invisibility formula. A young woman accidentally drinks the solution and becomes invisible.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Levi
CAST:  Bob Denver  •  Harvey Korman  •  Jonathan Banks  •  Alexa Hamilton

In a research lab, a scientist's pet chimpanzee mixes up an invisibility formula. A young woman accidentally drinks the solution and becomes invisible.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Levi
CAST:  Bob Denver  •  Harvey Korman  •  Jonathan Banks  •  Alexa Hamilton

The Bad Seed (1985)

Rachel is a 9-year-old girl who is perfection itself - unless she's crossed or challenged. Several disturbing recent incidents have led Rachel's mother Christine to suspect that her child is a latent murderess. Upon discovering that she herself is the daughter of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Wendkos
CAST:  Blair Brown  •  Lynn Redgrave  •  David Carradine  •  Carrie Wells

Rachel is a 9-year-old girl who is perfection itself - unless she's crossed or challenged. Several disturbing recent incidents have led Rachel's mother Christine to suspect that her child is a latent murderess. Upon discovering that she herself is the daughter of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Wendkos
CAST:  Blair Brown  •  Lynn Redgrave  •  David Carradine  •  Carrie Wells

In My Daughter's Name (1992)

A mother takes the law into her own hands after her daughter's murderer is acquitted on a technicality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jud Taylor
CAST:  Donna Mills  •  John Getz  •  Ari Meyers  •  John Rubinstein

A mother takes the law into her own hands after her daughter's murderer is acquitted on a technicality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jud Taylor
CAST:  Donna Mills  •  John Getz  •  Ari Meyers  •  John Rubinstein

Elvis and Me (1988)

The story of Priscilla's life with rock and roll star Elvis Presley.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Peerce
CAST:  Susan Walters  •  Dale Midkiff  •  Jon Cypher  •  Billy Green Bush

The story of Priscilla's life with rock and roll star Elvis Presley.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Peerce
CAST:  Susan Walters  •  Dale Midkiff  •  Jon Cypher  •  Billy Green Bush

Independence Day (1983)

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Mandel
CAST:  Kathleen Quinlan  •  David Keith  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Cliff DeYoung

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Mandel
CAST:  Kathleen Quinlan  •  David Keith  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Cliff DeYoung

The Thanksgiving Promise (1986)

A teenage boy is torn between his love for an injured Canadian goose that he has found and his agreement to fatten and kill it for an approaching Thanksgiving dinner for his neighbors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beau Bridges
CAST:  Millie Perkins  •  Beau Bridges  •  Courtney Thorne-Smith  •  Lloyd Bridges

A teenage boy is torn between his love for an injured Canadian goose that he has found and his agreement to fatten and kill it for an approaching Thanksgiving dinner for his neighbors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beau Bridges
CAST:  Millie Perkins  •  Beau Bridges  •  Courtney Thorne-Smith  •  Lloyd Bridges

When the Circus Came to Town (1981)

When the Circus Came to Town chronicles the life of Mary Flynn (Montgomery), a woman nearing middle age living in a small town. When the circus comes through town, she realizes nothing will ever change unless she does something different, so she leaves her boring ...  (more)

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CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Gretchen Wyler

When the Circus Came to Town chronicles the life of Mary Flynn (Montgomery), a woman nearing middle age living in a small town. When the circus comes through town, she realizes nothing will ever change unless she does something different, so she leaves her boring ...  (more)

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CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Gretchen Wyler

The Christmas Gift (1986)

A widowed New York City architect and his young daughter take a Christmas vacation and end up in a small mystical town in Colorado where everyone believes in Santa Claus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Pressman
CAST:  John Denver  •  Jane Kaczmarek  •  Edward Winter  •  Gennie James

A widowed New York City architect and his young daughter take a Christmas vacation and end up in a small mystical town in Colorado where everyone believes in Santa Claus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Pressman
CAST:  John Denver  •  Jane Kaczmarek  •  Edward Winter  •  Gennie James
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