Anita Gillette

Actor, Singer
This Strasberg-trained supporting actor came out of musical theater to gain face recognition on panel shows before moving into playing character and mother roles on sitcoms and features. Anita Gillette is best recalled ... Read more »
Born: 08/16/1936 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (47)

Elementary 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Public Morals 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Last Adam 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Modern Family 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2006 - 2007, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fitzgerald Family Christmas 2012 (Movie)

Rosie (Actor)

30 Rock 2007, 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Women's Murder Club 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Great New Wonderful 2006 (Movie)

Lainie (Actor)

Hiding Victoria 2005 (Movie)

Althea Jaffery (Actor)

Shall We Dance? 2004 (Movie)

Miss Mitzi (Actor)

The Guru 2003 (Movie)

Mrs McGee (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Normal, Ohio 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Dinner and a Movie 2000 (Movie)

Heddie (Actor)

Frasier 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sex and the City 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Christmas Memory 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Boy's Life 2 1998 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Charlie Hoboken 1998 (Movie)

Stepmother (Actor)

Larger Than Life 1996 (Movie)

Mom (Actor)

Law & Order 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

She's The One 1996 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

Boys on the Side 1995 (Movie)

Elaine (Actor)

Mad About You 1979 - 1980, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bum Rap 1993 (Movie)

Drunk Woman (Actor)

Bob Roberts 1992 (Movie)

The Mayor's Wife (Actor)

Undertow 1991 (Movie)

Marlene (Actor)

Moonstruck 1987 (Movie)

Mona (Actor)

Marathon 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Baxters 1979 - 1980 (Tv Show)

Actor

It Happened at Lake Wood Manor 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

All That Glitters 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Quincy, M.E. 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

What's My Line? 1968 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

I've Got a Secret 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Me and the Chimp 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

George M! 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Pinocchio 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Almost Grown (TV Show)

Actor

Brass (TV Show)

Actor

The Summer of Ben Tyler (TV Show)

Actor

Through Thick & Thin (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This Strasberg-trained supporting actor came out of musical theater to gain face recognition on panel shows before moving into playing character and mother roles on sitcoms and features. Anita Gillette is best recalled as Mona, Vincent Gardenia's mistress in Norman Jewison's "Moonstruck" (1987) and as Mary-Louise Parker's outspoken mother in Herbert Ross' "Boys on the Side" (1995).

Relationships

John Alfred Luebben

Father

Juanita Luebben

Mother

Christopher John

Son

Timothy Ronald

Son

Armand Coullet

Husband
married in 1982

Ronald Gillette

Husband
married in 1957 divorced in 1967

EDUCATION

Peabody Conservatory

Actors Studio

New York, New York
trained with Lee Strasberg and Robert Lewis

Milestones

2004

Appeared in "Shall We Dance," a remake of a classic Japanese ballroom dance film

2001

Appeared on tour as Madame Hortense in the stage musical "Zorba"

2000

Joined regular cast of "Normal, Ohio", a fall Fox sitcom starring John Goodman

1996

Featured in "Larger Than Life" and "She's the One"

1995

Played Mary-Louise Parker's mother in "Boys on the Side"

1988

Played Eve Gordon's mother on the CBS drama series "Almost Grown"

1987

Played featured role of Mona in Norman Jewison's film comedy "Moonstruck"

1982

Portrayed Jack Klugman's wife on the NBC drama "Quincy, M.E."

1979

Was regular on the syndicated experimental series, "The Baxters"

1973

Played Alice in the ABC sitcom "Bob & Ted & Carol & Alice"

1972

Became panelist, "I've Got a Secret"

1972

Primetime series debut as regular, "Me and the Chimp" (CBS)

1968

Assumed the role of Sally Bowles in Broadway musical "Cabaret"

1968

Made first appearances as a panelist on the game show "What's My Line?"

1966

Toured US as Eliza Doolittle in "My Fair Lady"

1963

Had title role of "Pocohantas" in London stage debut

1959

Made Broadway debut as Thelma in "Gypsy"

1958

Made stage debut in "Roberta" in summer stock production in Beverly, Massachusetts

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