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Bonnie Bartlett Biography
Bonnie Bartlett is an actress of American TV and film. Her career spans more than 60 years, with her first major role in a daytime drama of the 1950s, Love of Life. She is best known on the medical drama series St. Elsewhere for her role as Ellen Craig. She and her husband, actor William Daniels, who played Dr. Mark Craig’s fictional husband, won the 1986 Emmy Awards on the same night, becoming the first married couple to achieve the feat since Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in 1965.Bonnie Bartlett
Bonnie Bartlett Age
Bonnie was born on June 20, 1929, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, U.S. She is 93 years old.
Bonnie Bartlett Wife
Bartlett met her husband, actor William Daniels at Northwestern University. They were married on June 30, 1951.
In 1961, she gave birth to a son, who died just 24 hours later. They later adopted two children: Michael, who became an assistant director and stage manager in Los Angeles, and Robert, who became an artist and computer graphics designer based in New York City.
Bonnie Bartlett Early Life
The daughter of Carrie Archer and Elwin Earl Bartlett was born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, and raised in Moline, Illinois. Her father was a seller of insurance and a failed actor, and she was determined to live out her dream. She graduated from high school in Moline in 1947.
Bonnie Bartlett The Waltons
Played the role of Martha Rudge.
Bonnie Bartlett Career
Bartlett studied acting with Lee Strasberg and started playing the heroine “Vanessa Dale Raven” on the soap opera Love of Life from 1955 to 1959 for actress Peggy McCay in television. She also played an earlier role on the program in which she briefly played Ellie Crown’s character, a role that Hildy Parks played for several years. Then, in the 1960s, she moved on tonight roles.
Her most popular role was on St. Elsewhere as Ellen Craig. She took on greater prominence in the 1984–1985 season when the storyline included the marital problems of Ellen and Mark. In the next season, the storyline deepened when their son was killed and their granddaughter had to be raised. Bartlett won Emmys back-to-back and became a player in the contract. Ellen and Mark’s divorce and slow reconciliation after the loss of their granddaughter in a custody dispute with her birth mother included further difficult material.
Bartlett accepted only small guest appearances on programs such as The Golden Girls, Gunsmoke, The Rockford Files, and The Waltons for many years, as well as a recurring role as Grace Snider Edwards on the Prairie Little House from 1974 to 1977. In the 1980s, her acting career picked up significantly, including the V and North and South miniseries: Book II.
Bartlett and husband William Daniels made the history of the Emmy Awards in 1986 when they became the second real-life married couple to win the same night’s performing awards. The feat was first performed by Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in 1965. Bartlett and Daniels won on the St. Elsewhere TV series for their portrayals of Dr. Mark and Mrs. Ellen Craig. They later acted together again in a season of Daniels’ ABC series Boy Meets World when she played a college dean who employed the character of her husband, and their characters later married.
When St. Elsewhere came to an end in 1988, Bartlett’s career moved into a wide range of guest-starring appearances, including major roles on Wiseguy as a tough and corrupt sewage business matriarch; as Andrea Drey, Secretary-General of the United Earth Oceans Organization (UEO) on SeaQuest DSV; on Home Improvement as Lucille Taylor’s mother; and on ER as Ruth Katherine Greek Taylor’s mother; The last feature film role of Bartlett to date has been in the movie Valediction.
Bonnie Bartlett Movies
2012-Valediction as Anabell
2006-Saving Shiloh as Mrs. Wallace
1998-Primary Colors as Martha Harris
1996-Ghosts of Mississippi as Billie DeLaughter
1995-The Grass Harp as Mrs. Buster
1993-Dave as Female Senator
1988-Twins as Mary Ann Benedict
1979-California Dreaming as Melinda Brooke
1979-Promises in the Dark as Nurse Farber
1976-The Last Tycoon as Brady’s secretary
Bonnie Bartlett Net Worth
Bartlett made money by Actors niche. For all time, at the moment, 2019 year, Bonnie Bartlett earned $58 Million. Exact sum is $58000000.
Bonnie Bartlett Tv Shows
2017-Better Call Saul as Helen
2013-Parks and Recreation as Paula Horke
2012-Of Two Minds as Kathleen
2008-Grey’s Anatomy as Patient Rosie Bullard
2006-Boston Legal as Marguerite Hauser
2006-General Hospital as Miriam Spinelli
2005-Huff as Margaret
2004-NCIS as Dr. Sylvia Chalmers
2003-Touched by an Angel as Loretta
2002-Firefly as Patience
2002-Strong Medicine as Edna Carlyle
2000-Touched by an Angel as Lucy Scribner
1999–2002-Once and Again as Barbara Brooks
1998-Stargate SG-1 as Linea
1997–1999-Boy Meets World as Dean Bolander
1997–1999-The Practice as Joanne Oz
1997–1998-ER as Ruth Greene
1997-Touched by an Angel as Emily
1997-Sleeping with the Devil as Stasha Dubrovich
1996-The Faculty as Katherine
1995–1998-Home Improvement as Lucille Taylor
1994-SeaQuest DSV as Secretary General of the UEO
1992-L.A. Law as Gloria Lee
1992-Room for Two as Francine Luboff
1992-I’ll Fly Away as Beth Lekatzis
1990-The Great Los Angeles Earthquake as Anita Parker
1990-Wiseguy as Harriet Weiss
1989-Matlock as Lorraine Maslin
1989-Murder, She Wrote as Marilyn North
1988-The Golden Girls as Barbara Thorndyke
1986-The Deliberate Stranger as Louise Bundy
1985-Hotel as Olga Petrovsky
1983-V as Lynn Bernstein
1982–1988-St. Elsewhere as Ellen Craig
1982-Barney Miller as Emily Loftis
1982-Lou Grant as Claire
1981-ABC Afterschool Specials Miriam Scott
1981-Knots Landing as Dr. Ruth West
1980-Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case as Norma Joyce
1979-Hart to Hart as Myra Bensinger
1979-Salem’s Lot as Ann Norton
1977-Washington: Behind Closed Doors as Joan Bailey
1977-Killer on Board as Debra Snowden
1976-The Rockford Files as Casey Patterson
1975-Kojak Joan as Milner
1974–1979-Little House on the Prairie as Grace Snider Edwards
1974-Gunsmoke as Maylee Baines
1974-The Waltons as Martha Rudge
1974-Gunsmoke as Agnes Benton
1973-Emergency! as Eunice Evans
1969-The Jackie Gleason Show as Donna Douglas
1965-The Patty Duke Show as Miss Castle
1955–1959-Love of Life as Vanessa Dale Raven
1951-Love of Life as Ellie Crown