Colleen Dewhurst

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Colleen Rose Dewhurst (June 3, 1924 — August 22, 1991) was a Canadian-American actress known for a while as "the Queen of Off-Broadway." In her autobiography, Dewhurst wrote: "I had moved so quickly from one Off-Broadway production to the next that I was known, at one point, as the 'Queen of Off-Broadway'. This title was not due to my brilliance but rather because most of the plays I was in closed after a run of anywhere from one night to two weeks. I would then move immediately into another." Dewhurst was a renowned interpreter of the works of Eugene O’Neill on the stage, and her career also encompassed film, early dramas on live television, and Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival. Description above from the Wikipedia article Colleen Dewhurst, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

2 3

Anne of Green Gables (1985)

At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Sullivan
CAST:  Megan Follows  •  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Richard Farnsworth  •  Patricia Hamilton

At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Sullivan
CAST:  Megan Follows  •  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Richard Farnsworth  •  Patricia Hamilton

Annie Hall (1977)

InsightfulRomanticBrainyCharming

New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Diane Keaton  •  Tony Roberts  •  Carol Kane

New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Diane Keaton  •  Tony Roberts  •  Carol Kane

The Dead Zone (1983)

EmotionalViolentDramaticFantastical

Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, present and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Brooke Adams  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Martin Sheen

Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, present and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Brooke Adams  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Martin Sheen

The Exorcist III (1990)

Fifteen years after the original film, the philosophical Lieutenant William F. Kinderman is investigating a baffling series of murders on Georgetown that all contain the hallmarks of The Gemini, a deceased serial killer. His investigation eventually leads him to a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Peter Blatty
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Ed Flanders  •  Brad Dourif  •  Jason Miller

Fifteen years after the original film, the philosophical Lieutenant William F. Kinderman is investigating a baffling series of murders on Georgetown that all contain the hallmarks of The Gemini, a deceased serial killer. His investigation eventually leads him to a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Peter Blatty
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Ed Flanders  •  Brad Dourif  •  Jason Miller

Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (1987)

Anne Shirley, now a schoolteacher, has begun writing stories and collecting rejection slips. She acts as Diana's maid of honor, develops a relationship with Gilbert Blythe, and finds herself at Kingsport Ladies' College. But while Anne enjoys the battles and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Sullivan
CAST:  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Patricia Hamilton  •  Megan Follows  •  Jonathan Crombie

Anne Shirley, now a schoolteacher, has begun writing stories and collecting rejection slips. She acts as Diana's maid of honor, develops a relationship with Gilbert Blythe, and finds herself at Kingsport Ladies' College. But while Anne enjoys the battles and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Sullivan
CAST:  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Patricia Hamilton  •  Megan Follows  •  Jonathan Crombie

When a Stranger Calls (1979)

A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Walton
CAST:  Carol Kane  •  Charles Durning  •  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Tony Beckley

A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Walton
CAST:  Carol Kane  •  Charles Durning  •  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Tony Beckley

A Fine Madness (1966)

A womanizing poet falls into the hands of a psychiatrist with a straying wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Jean Seberg  •  Colleen Dewhurst

A womanizing poet falls into the hands of a psychiatrist with a straying wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Jean Seberg  •  Colleen Dewhurst

The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)

Thought provokingCharmingCleverFantastical

Milly and Louis, and their recently-widowed mom, Charlene, move to a new neighborhood. Once there, they all deal with a variety of personal problems, but Milly finds a friend in Eric, her autistic next door neighbor. Eric has a fascination with flight, and as the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Castle
CAST:  Jay Underwood  •  Fred Savage  •  Bonnie Bedelia  •  Colleen Dewhurst

Milly and Louis, and their recently-widowed mom, Charlene, move to a new neighborhood. Once there, they all deal with a variety of personal problems, but Milly finds a friend in Eric, her autistic next door neighbor. Eric has a fascination with flight, and as the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Castle
CAST:  Jay Underwood  •  Fred Savage  •  Bonnie Bedelia  •  Colleen Dewhurst

Sword of Gideon (1986)

Chronicles a Mossad team hand picked to hunt down the terrorists involved in the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre of Israeli athletes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  Steven Bauer  •  Michael York  •  Rod Steiger  •  Colleen Dewhurst

Chronicles a Mossad team hand picked to hunt down the terrorists involved in the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre of Israeli athletes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  Steven Bauer  •  Michael York  •  Rod Steiger  •  Colleen Dewhurst

Termini Station (1989)

Termini Station is a Canadian made drama, released in 1989 and directed by Allan King. The film stars Colleen Dewhurst and Megan Follows as Molly and Micheline Dushane, a mother and daughter living in a small Northern Ontario town. Molly is an alcoholic, which ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allan King
CAST:  Megan Follows  •  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Debra McGrath  •  Norma Dell'Agnese

Termini Station is a Canadian made drama, released in 1989 and directed by Allan King. The film stars Colleen Dewhurst and Megan Follows as Molly and Micheline Dushane, a mother and daughter living in a small Northern Ontario town. Molly is an alcoholic, which ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allan King
CAST:  Megan Follows  •  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Debra McGrath  •  Norma Dell'Agnese

The Cowboys (1972)

EpicInspiringClassicAdventurous

When his cattlemen abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his cowboys in order to get his herd to market in time to avoid financial disaster. The boys learn to do a man's job under Andersen's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Rydell
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Roscoe Lee Browne  •  Bruce Dern  •  Colleen Dewhurst

When his cattlemen abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his cowboys in order to get his herd to market in time to avoid financial disaster. The boys learn to do a man's job under Andersen's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Rydell
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Roscoe Lee Browne  •  Bruce Dern  •  Colleen Dewhurst

Dying Young (1991)

After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know their love cannot ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Campbell Scott  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Colleen Dewhurst

After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know their love cannot ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Campbell Scott  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Colleen Dewhurst

Bed & Breakfast (1991)

Life changes for three woman who run a failing hotel, when a mysterious man washes up at the beach.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Ellis Miller
CAST:  Roger Moore  •  Talia Shire  •  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Nina Siemaszko

Life changes for three woman who run a failing hotel, when a mysterious man washes up at the beach.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Ellis Miller
CAST:  Roger Moore  •  Talia Shire  •  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Nina Siemaszko

Man on a String (1960)

U.S. spies catch a Moscow-born U.S. citizen helping spies, and they force him to counterspy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  André de Toth
CAST:  Ernest Borgnine  •  Kerwin Mathews  •  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Alexander Scourby

U.S. spies catch a Moscow-born U.S. citizen helping spies, and they force him to counterspy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  André de Toth
CAST:  Ernest Borgnine  •  Kerwin Mathews  •  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Alexander Scourby

Baby Comes Home (1980)

In this sequel to "And Baby Makes Six," a middle-aged couple deals with familial upheaval after giving birth to an unplanned fourth baby --- 17 years after their last child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Waris Hussein
CAST:  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Warren Oates  •  Devon Ericson  •  Fredric Lehne

In this sequel to "And Baby Makes Six," a middle-aged couple deals with familial upheaval after giving birth to an unplanned fourth baby --- 17 years after their last child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Waris Hussein
CAST:  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Warren Oates  •  Devon Ericson  •  Fredric Lehne

The Music School (1974)

This drama is based on a John Updike story and is narrated by the author. It is the tale of an angst-filled hero attending music school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Korty
CAST:  Ron Weyand  •  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Dana Larsson  •  Cathleen Bauer

This drama is based on a John Updike story and is narrated by the author. It is the tale of an angst-filled hero attending music school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Korty
CAST:  Ron Weyand  •  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Dana Larsson  •  Cathleen Bauer

Between Two Women (1986)

When shy school teacher Val and Harry, the son of an aged opera singer, get married, Val quickly discovers that Harry's mother, Barbara, is not very happy with their union. In fact, Barbara tries to separate the couple. But, when Barbara suffers a debilitating ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Avnet
CAST:  Farrah Fawcett  •  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Michael Nouri  •  Bridgette Andersen

When shy school teacher Val and Harry, the son of an aged opera singer, get married, Val quickly discovers that Harry's mother, Barbara, is not very happy with their union. In fact, Barbara tries to separate the couple. But, when Barbara suffers a debilitating ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Avnet
CAST:  Farrah Fawcett  •  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Michael Nouri  •  Bridgette Andersen

Night of 100 Stars (1982)

The most glittering, expensive, and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place Friday February 19, 1982 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible as a contribution to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Peter Allen  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Steve Allen

The most glittering, expensive, and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place Friday February 19, 1982 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible as a contribution to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Peter Allen  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Steve Allen

Split Cherry Tree (1982)

Split Cherry Tree is a 1982 short film directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. A father learns the importance of education and gains an understanding of his son and an insight into his dreams and ambitions. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Colleen Dewhurst  •  William Newman  •  Jarred Ross  •  Roy K. Stevens

Split Cherry Tree is a 1982 short film directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. A father learns the importance of education and gains an understanding of his son and an insight into his dreams and ambitions. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Colleen Dewhurst  •  William Newman  •  Jarred Ross  •  Roy K. Stevens

The Crucible (1967)

Landmark adaptation of the Arthur Miller play. Nominated for 3 Emmy awards.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Segal
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Henry Jones

Landmark adaptation of the Arthur Miller play. Nominated for 3 Emmy awards.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Segal
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Henry Jones
2 3