Randee Heller

A prolific, though largely unsung performer of stage and screen, Randee Heller was a consummate character actress who essayed hard-working, often brassy women, including numerous mothers, teachers, and the occasional ... Read more »
Born: 06/10/1947

Filmography

Actor (53)

Partners 2014 (Tv Show)

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Emily Owens, M.D. 2013 (Tv Show)

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Modern Family 2013 (Tv Show)

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The Mentalist 2012 (Tv Show)

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In Plain Sight 2011 (Tv Show)

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Prime Suspect 2011 (Tv Show)

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Grey's Anatomy 2010 (Tv Show)

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Mad Men 2010 (Tv Show)

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HawthoRNe 2009 (Tv Show)

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Nip/Tuck 2006 (Tv Show)

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crazylove 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Monster-in-Law 2005 (Movie)

Beverly Hills Dog Owner (Actor)

Strong Medicine 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Division 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Stones 2004 (Tv Show)

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Judging Amy 1989 - 1990, 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Less Than Perfect 2003 (Tv Show)

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Chicago Hope 1989 - 1990, 1993 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Family Law 1989 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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High Incident 1989 - 1990, 1993 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Melrose Place 1989 - 1990, 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1989 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Barbra Streisand -- Timeless 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Jack & Jill 1989 - 1990, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Love & War 1989 - 1990, 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Popular 1989 - 1990, 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Face to Face 2000 (Movie)

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L.A. Doctors 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Bulworth 1998 (Movie)

Mrs Tannenbaum (Actor)

Fired Up 1989 - 1990, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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All-American Girl 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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ER 1994 (Tv Show)

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The Mommies 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Camp Wilder 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Frame-Up II: The Cover-Up 1992 (Movie)

Ruth (Actor)

Danielle Steel's 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Major Dad 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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The Karate Kid Part III 1989 (Movie)

Lucille (Actor)

Boys Will Be Boys 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Second Chance 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The Ladies Club 1986 (Movie)

Harriet (Actor)

Mama Malone 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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The Karate Kid 1984 (Movie)

Lucille (Actor)

Number 96 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Soap 1977 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Fast Break 1979 (Movie)

Jan (Actor)

Husbands, Wives and Lovers 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Husbands and Wives 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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And Your Name Is Jonah (TV Show)

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Better Days (TV Show)

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The Last Fling (TV Show)

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Biography

A prolific, though largely unsung performer of stage and screen, Randee Heller was a consummate character actress who essayed hard-working, often brassy women, including numerous mothers, teachers, and the occasional judge. But it took a good 40 years to earn her breakout role playing the ancient Miss Blankenship on "Mad Men" (AMC, 2007- ). A veteran of Broadway in the 1970s, Heller moved to Los Angeles at the end of the decade and worked steadily on television and in films, including a turn as one of the first lesbian television characters on "Soap" (ABC, 1977-1981) and as Ralph Macchio's mother in "The Karate Kid" (1984) and "The Karate Kid, Part III" (1989). Decades of small and silver screen appearances followed before she landed the role that brought her to national prominence, playing the elderly, shamelessly inappropriate Miss Blankenship, whose short tenure as Don Draper's secretary brought a sense of madcap comedy to the often gravely dramatic series. Heller's turn earned her a devoted fan base, and proved once again that persistence and talent paid off for those willing to wait.

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