Special Sub-Topic: Women of the Century
|Which actress played Elaine Nardo on "Taxi" and Ava Evans Newton on "Evening Shade"?|
Marilu Henner. Marilu Henner was on "Taxi" for 114 episodes and on "Evening Shade" for 98 episodes. She has many other movie and TV credits to her name. She has since authored eight diet and health related books and did a show on the "Discovery Channel" called "Shape Up Your Life" based on these books.
|She played Elaine Benes on "Seinfeld" and Christine Campbell on "The New Adventures of Old Christine". Name her.|
Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Julia Louis-Dreyfus spent 173 episodes playing Elaine and has as of January 2010 done 79 episodes of "The New Adventures of Old Christine". She started out as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" before crossing over into sitcoms. She won an Emmy both for "Seinfeld" and for "The New Adventures of Old Christine".
|Who played Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan on "M*A*S*H"?|
Loretta Swit. Loretta Swit had many TV credits before and after "M*A*S*H" but this was her most memorable role, one she did for 241 episodes. She had nine Emmy nominations and two wins for the role. She was also nominated for four Golden Globes.
|This actress played Daphne Moon on "Frasier".|
Jane Leeves. Jane Leeves played Daphne Moon for 263 episodes. She started her career on "The Benny Hill Show" before moving to America where she got a recurring role on "Murphy Brown" playing Audrey Cohen. She also had a memorable guest starring role on "Seinfeld" as Marla Penny for several episodes.
|Which actress played Murphy Brown on "Murphy Brown" and Shirley Schmidt on "Boston Legal"?|
Candice Bergen. Candice Bergen had a long list of critically acclaimed movie credits before she landed the role of Murphy Brown, a character she played for 247 episodes. Her character had a famous run-in with then Vice President Dan Quayle when he mentioned her in a speech. They actually used footage of the speech on the show. On "Boston Legal", Bergen played Shirley Schmidt in 91 episodes.
|This actress is most famous for playing Fran Fine on "The Nanny". Name her.|
Fran Drescher. Fran Drescher starred on "The Nanny" for 145 episodes. Her big break came in the movie "Saturday Night Fever" but stardom only came after "The Nanny" began to air. The show was inspired largely by Drescher's real life and the people in it. She has continued to act and produce since this role.
|She introduced us to two well known characters - Laura Petrie on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and Mary Richards on her self titled show. Who is she?|
Mary Tyler Moore. Mary Tyler Moore has had the good fortune to star in two iconic roles, first as Laura Petrie, the quintessential wife and mother, and then as Mary Richards, the archetypical single career woman. She was on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" for 153 episodes and on "Mary Tyler Moore" for 168 episodes. Besides her work on TV she is also an accomplished film actress.
|She played Aunt Bee from 1960 to 1970 on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Mayberry R.F.D.". Can you name her?|
Frances Bavier. Frances Bavier starred as Aunt Bee in a total of 200 episodes between the two shows, 175 on "The Andy Griffith Show" and 25 on "Mayberry R.F.D.". She started in Vaudville and then moved on to the Broadway stage before turning to movies and TV. Bavier had numerous film and TV credits before landing the role of Aunt Bee. She won an Emmy for playing Aunt Bee.
|Which actress played Sue Ann Nivens on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and Rose Nylund on "The Golden Girls" and "The Golden Palace"?|
Betty White. Betty White has been acting in movies and on TV since 1945. She was in 39 episodes of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and played Rose for a total of 204 episodes between the two shows, 180 on "The Golden Girls" and 24 on "The Golden Palace". She was a fixture on game shows throughout the decades and has remained active co-starring recently with Sandra Bullock in "The Proposal". She has won six Emmy awards over her career.
|This actress played Nina Van Horn on "Just Shoot Me" for six years. Who is she?|
Wendie Malick. Wendie Malick had a long list of credits to her name both in film and TV before landing the role of Nina Van Horn, which she played for 149 episodes. The role was perfect for her since she was herself a former fashion model. She did not take the normal road to acting but took a detour first into the world of politics, working for then Congressman Jack Kemp. She soon realized this was not for her and turned to acting.
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