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Fay DeWitt
Fay DeWitt
Fay DeWitt guest starred on AITF as Mrs. Haskell, a neighbr of the Bunkers, in "Sammy's Visit" in Season 2 (ep.#20).
Personal Information
Born: (1934-12-04)December 4, 1934
Birthplace: New York City, NY, U.S.
Years active: 1959–present
Spouse(s): Ray Allen
(?-1965, divorced, shortly before his death)
Character/Series involvement
Series: All in the Family
Episodes appeared in: "Sammy's Visit" in Season 2
Character played: Mrs. Haskell
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Fay DeWitt (born December 4, 1934) guest starred on All in the Family as Mrs. Haskell, one of the neighbors who dropped by the Bunkers' home to meet Sammy Davis, Jr., when he dropped by to retrieve his briefcase that he left in the cab Archie Bunker was driving in the Season 2 episode "Sammy's Visit" (#20).

A venerable character actress in TV and films, Fay is known for her many guest appearances on TV shows (primarily sitcoms) dating back to the 1950s, as well as her numerous film appearances that also date back nearly as far (the 1960s), which, most recently, includes work in the movies Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015), Red Dead Redemption (2010) and Circle (2015).


In 1965, Fay was charged with stabbing her ex-husband, playwright Ray Allen (1911-1965), to death with a letter opener. The next day, charges were dropped after it was determined that Allen was drunk, broke into DeWitt's home, and repeatedly banged her head against a wall. The couple had been divorced for about a month at the time of the incident.

Selected Filmography[]

Year Title Role Notes
1959 General Electric Theater (TV series) Woman in episode "Robbe and his mary"
1964 The Patsy Woman at party Uncredited, bit role
Harris Against the World (TV series) Helen Miller 1 episode
1965 I'll Take Sweden Hilda Film role
1967 The Reluctant Astronaut Secretary Uncredited, bit role
1968 The Shakiest Gun in the West Violet Supporting film role
1971 How to Frame a Figg Grace Supporting film role
1972 All in the Family Mrs. Haskell in episode "Sammy's Visit"
1975 Emergency! Mrs. White in episode "To Buy or Not to Buy"
Smile Mrs. Chambers TV Movie, credited as Fay De Witt
1977 Columbo: The Bye-Bye Sky-High I.Q. Murder Case Angela TV Movie special
1978 Harper Valley P.T.A. (Film) Willa Mae Jones Supporting role
1980 Three's Company Woman in Flower Shop in episode "A Crowded Romance"
1987 Murder, She wrote Sister Mary-Margaret in episode "Old Habits Die Hard"
1988-1989 Slimer! And the Real Ghostbusters(TV series) Mrs. Van Huego voice role, 2 episodes
1989 Kiki's Delivery Service Dora animated film, voice
1993 Designing Women Woman 1 episode, "The Odyssey"
1999 Lost & Found Blind Lady Film role
2008 Monk (TV series) Mrs. Parisi in episode "Mr. Monk and the Miracle"
2010 The Young and the Restless Therese 1 episode
2016 The Soul Man (TV series) Elizabeth in episode "Boyce Don't Cry"

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