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Priscilla Morrill
Priscilla Morrill appeared 4 times on "All In The Family", in various roles.
Personal Information
Born: (1927-06-04)June 4, 1927
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: November 9, 1994(1994-11-09) (aged 67)
Deathplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Also known for: A guest appearance as Mrs. Snow, Chrissy's mother on the ABC-TV series Three's Company in the second episode of that series
Character/Series involvement
Series: All in the Family
Episodes appeared in: 4 appearances from Seasons 3-7
Character played: various
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Priscilla Morrill (June 4, 1927 – November 9, 1994) appeared in four episodes of All in the Family from Seasons 3 through 7 in various roles, most notably as Nurse Bernice in the Season 5 episode "Birth of the Baby:Part 2". Priscilla is perhaps also well known to TV sitcom fans for her appearance as Chrissy Snow's mother on the ABC-TV series Three's Company, in the episode titled "And Mother Makes Four", which was the second episode of the series. A venerable stage, TV and film actress, Priscilla was probably best known for her television performance as Lou Grant's wife on another hit 1970's sitcom series, CBS-TV's long-running The Mary Tyler Moore Show.


Born and raised in Boston, Morrill attended the Carnegie Institute before making her stage debut opposite John Carradine in Julius Caesar. She made her Broadway acting debut in The Relapse with Cyril Ritchard.[1]

Morrill's first television performance was on the Outer Limits episode "The Man With The Power" in 1963. She went on to guest star on numerous television series and television movies. Morrill also had recurring roles on Family, Bret Maverick, Santa Barbara, and Newhart. In addition to guest-starring roles, she also co-starred in two short-lived series: In the Beginning starring McLean Stevenson, and Baby Makes Five starring Peter Scolari. Morrill made her last onscreen appearance on an episode of the hit ABC-TV sitcom Coach in 1992. Jean Stapleton stated in an interview for the Archive of American Television, Morrill was the stand-in for her in the ninth season episode of All In The Family, "A Girl Like Edith" where Stapleton had a dual role. She made an appearance in the ABC-TV action series MacGyver, in the season two episode "D.O.A.: MacGyver" as Helen Wilson.


On November 9, 1994, Morrill died of complications of a kidney infection at the Cedars Siani Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 67. She was survived by her husband, Paul Bryson.[1]

Selected filmography[]

Year Title Role Notes
1966 The F.B.I. Ann King 1 episode
1967 Felony Squad Liz McCready 1 episode
1968 The WIld,Wild West Phalah Episode: "The Night of the Undead"
1968 Mannix Janet Paulson Episode: "Edge of the Knife"
1973 Breezy Dress Customer
1973 to 1975 The Mary Tyler Moore Show Edie Grant 5 episodes
1975 Kolchak: The Night Stalker Griselda Episode: "The Trevi Collection"
1976 to 1977 Family Elaine Hogan 8 episodes
1977 Three's Company Mrs. Snow Episode: "And Mother Makes Four"
1977 The Jeffersons Mrs. Fletcher Episode: "The Costume Party"
1978 The Love Boat Ida Snead Episode: "Taking Sides/A Friendly Little Game/Going by the Book"
1979 Welcome Back, Kotter Mrs. Gladstone Trevors-Smythe Episode: "The Breadwinners"
1981 It's A Living Dean Pressman Episode: "Making the Grade"
1982 One Day At A Time Grandma Cooper Episode: "Gift Horses"
1982 to 1984 Family Ties Kate Donnelly 2 episodes
1983 The Powers of Matthew Star Mrs. Aldridge Episode: "Starr Knight"
1984 St. Elsewhere Sister Teresa 2 episodes
1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King Margaret Brock Episode: "Spiderweb"
1985 Three's A Crowd Judge Hancock Episode: "September Song"
1985 to 1989 Newhart Marian "Mary" Vanderkellen 7 episodes
1986 The Golden Girls Lucille Beatty Episode: "In a Bed of Rose's"
1987 MacGyver Helen Wilson Episode: "D. O. A.: MacGyver"
1989 CBS Summer Playhouse Miss Gordon Episode: "Shivers"
1989 to 1992 Coach Mrs. Rizzendough 4 episodes
1991 Blossom Mrs. Whiting Episode: "School Daze"


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Priscilla Morrill, Actress, 67", The New York Times, 1994-11-29. Retrieved on 2009-06-30. 

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