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Frances Sternhagen

Frances Sternhagen

Frances Sternhagen won Tony Awards for her performances in THE HEIRESS and THE GOOD DOCTOR, and was nominated for her work in ON GOLDEN POND and most recently MORNINGS AT SEVEN. Other Broadway credits include HOME FRONT, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, GROWN-UPS, THE FATHER, ANGEL, EQUUS, THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN'S WINDOW, and THE RIGHT HONORABLE GENTLEMAN, as well as the London production of THE WAR AT HOME. Off-Broadway, Ms. Sternhagen created the famous role of Daisy Werthen in DRIVING MISS DAISY. She also won Obie Awards for her performances in THE PINTER PLAYS and THE ADMIRABLE BASHVILLE. Other Off-Broadway credits include A PERFECT GANESH, REMEMBRANCE, LITTLE MURDERS, THE COUNTRY WIFE, and most recently THE EXACT CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE. She can be seen in numerous films including, MISERY, RAISING CAIN, DOC HOLLYWOOD, SIBLING RIVALRY and COMMUNION, to name a few. She can currently be seen on television playing Kyle MacLaughlin's tough but affectionate mother on SEX AND THE CITY for which she was nominated for an Emmy, and as Noah Wylie's grandmother on ER. Other television credits include, LAW & ORDER, THE GOLDEN YEARS, FOLLOW YOUR HEART, and most notably as Cliff Claven's mother on CHEERS.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Frances Sternhagen Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdayJanuary 13, 1930 (87)
SignCapricorn
BirthplaceWashington DC, District of Columbia, USA

Selected Filmography

Doc Hollywood
Misery
The Serpent's Tooth
The Mist
Outland
The Laramie Project
The Hospital
Starting Over
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