Madeleine Sherwood

Actor, Director, Acting coach
An award-winning, apple-cheeked player Madeleine Sherwood worked extensively on Broadway in the 1950s, and was still playing occasional character parts in the 80s. She is perhaps best known as the stern, conservative ... Read more »
Born: 11/13/1926 in Montreal, Quebec, CA

Filmography

Actor (22)

Silence Like Glass 1990 (Movie)

Eva's Grandmother (Actor)

An Unremarkable Life 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Barrington 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Heart of the Garden 1984 (Movie)

Nanny (Actor)

Teachers 1984 (Movie)

Grace (Actor)

The Doctors 1962 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Resurrection 1980 (Movie)

Ruth (Actor)

The Changeling 1978 (Movie)

Mrs. Norman (Actor)

Doctor Dan 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Wicked, Wicked 1972 (Movie)

Lenore Karadyne (Actor)

The Flying Nun 1967 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Pendulum 1968 (Movie)

Mrs Eileen Sanderson (Actor)

Hurry Sundown 1967 (Movie)

Eula Purcell (Actor)

Sweet Bird of Youth 1962 (Movie)

Miss Lucy (Actor)

Parrish 1961 (Movie)

Addie (Actor)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958 (Movie)

Mae Pollitt (Actor)

Baby Doll 1956 (Movie)

Nurse (Actor)

Broken Vows (TV Show)

Actor

Haunted by Her Past (TV Show)

Actor

Nobody's Child (TV Show)

Actor

The Manhunter (TV Show)

Actor

They Only Come Out at Night (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An award-winning, apple-cheeked player Madeleine Sherwood worked extensively on Broadway in the 1950s, and was still playing occasional character parts in the 80s. She is perhaps best known as the stern, conservative Mother Superior on the frothy ABC sitcom "The Flying Nun" (1966-70). Often billed as Thornton-Sherwood since 1980, she has operated a theater workshop under her hyphenated name.

Relationships

Laurence H Thornton

Father

Yvonne M Thornton

Mother

Chloe Sherwood

Daughter

Robert Sherwood

Husband
divorced

EDUCATION

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1977

School of Drama, Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

Milestones

1984

Co-starred in the feature "Teachers"

1978

Was featured in off-Broadway production of Marsha Norman's "Getting Out"

1970

Returned to stage performing in Harold Pinter's "Old Times"

1966

Played Mother Superior in "The Flying Nun" (ABC)

1958

Reprised role of Mae in screen version of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (directed by Richard Brooks)

1956

Played a nurse in film "Baby Doll", directed by Elia Kazan and scripted by Tennessee Williams

1955

Had featured role as Mae (Sister Woman) in Tennesse Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway

1953

Played Abigail in "The Crucible"

1952

Made TV debut in episode of "The Westinghouse Summer Theatre/Studio One")

1940

Screen debut "The Last Days of Edo"

Made stage debut in Montreal Repertory Company's production of "The Corn Is Green"

Made Broadway debut replacing Kim Stanley in "The Chase"

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