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Irene Dailey (1920–2008)

A well-rounded and well-respected actress of the stage, particularly on Broadway and London's West End, actress Irene Dailey was better known, however, as the annoyingly neurotic patrician Liz Matthews on daytime's Another World (1964), a role that made her a household face, if not quite a name. The daughter of Daniel James (manager of the ... See full bio »

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Five Easy Pieces Samia Glavia
The Amityville Horror Aunt Helena
Another World Liz Matthews
The Grissom Gang Gladys 'Ma' Grissom


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 1975-1992 Another World (TV Series)
Liz Matthews
- Episode #1.6745 (1992) ... Liz Matthews
- Episode #1.6848 (1991) ... Liz Matthews
- Episode #1.6846 (1991) ... Liz Matthews (uncredited)
- Episode dated 16 April 1985 (1985) ... Liz Matthews
- Episode #1.5250 (1985) ... Liz Matthews
 1987 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. McGuire
- Stacking (1987) ... Mrs. McGuire
 1979 The Amityville Horror
Aunt Helena
 1972 Jigsaw (TV Movie)
Mrs. Cummings
 1971 The Grissom Gang
Gladys 'Ma' Grissom
 1968-1970 NET Playhouse (TV Series) (segment "The Sand Castle") / Ruth
- The Sand Castle/The Tape Recorder (1970) ... (segment "The Sand Castle")
- Home (1968) ... Ruth
- Home (1968)
 1970 Five Easy Pieces
Samia Glavia
 1970 New York Television Theatre (TV Series)
- The Sand Castle (1970)
 1968 No Way to Treat a Lady
Mrs. Fitts
 1968 Daring Game
Mrs. Carlyle
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
Hallie Simmons
- How Close Can You Get? (1966) ... Hallie Simmons
 1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Annie Cloyne
- Threshold (1965) ... Annie Cloyne
 1964 Brenner (TV Series)
Mrs. Friedman
- The Vigilantes (1964) ... Mrs. Friedman
 1964 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Caroline Bullard
- Heap Logs and Let the Blaze Laugh Out (1964) ... Caroline Bullard
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Agatha Miller
- The Bride Wore Pink (1963) ... Agatha Miller
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Sara Anderson
- A Trip to Niagara (1963) ... Sara Anderson
 1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Miss Frank
- Mute (1963) ... Miss Frank
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Amelia Carter
- Everybody's Playing Polo (1962) ... Amelia Carter
 1962 The Defenders (TV Series)
Mrs. Prinzler
- The Avenger (1962) ... Mrs. Prinzler
 1959-1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Auntie Maud / Amy Gary
- Goodbye Mama, Hello Auntie Maud (1962) ... Auntie Maud
- Four Sweet Corners (1959) ... Amy Gary
 1959 Deadline (TV Series)
Elaine Manners
- Checkmate (1959) ... Elaine Manners
 1958 Decoy (TV Series)
Millie Baker
- Blind Date (1958) ... Millie Baker
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Pamela Stewart (1969-1970)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Lost in Yonkers. Comedy. Written by Neil Simon. Directed by Gene Saks. Richard Rodgers Theatre: 21 Feb 1991- 3 Jan 1993 (780 performances + 11 previews that began on 12 Feb 1991). Cast: Mercedes Ruehl (as "Bella"), Kevin Spacey (as "Louie"), Irene Worth (as "Grandma Kurnitz"), Mark Blum (as "Eddie"), Danny Gerard (as "Arty"), ... See more »

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Personal Quote:

I shall be 40 in September. I have nothing, really nothing. I'm not married. I have no children. All I really care about is the theater, but now, for the first time, I know in my stomach that my work is good. -- ID, after earning rave reviews in 1960 for her work in the London play "Tomorrow-With Pictures"


In 1971 she won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre. See more »

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