Amzie Ellen Strickland (January 10, 1919 – July 5, 2006) was an American character actress who began in radio, made some 650 television appearances, had roles in two dozen films, appeared in numerous television movies and also worked in TV commercials. In a seven-decade career, from the 1930s to 2001, she amassed well over 100 credits.
|Died||July 5, 2006 (aged 87)|
Spokane, Washington, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Frank Behrens (1946-1986) (his death) (1 child)|
Strickland began as a radio actress during the old time radio era and her various radio roles included those shown in the table below.
|Call the Police||Libby|
|The Fat Man||Cathy Evans|
|Our Gal Sunday||Erica Dorn|
|The Romance of Helen Trent||Harriet Eagle|
Strickland appeared (sometimes on a recurring basis) on such programs as Adam-12, Dragnet, with Jack Webb, Gunsmoke, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Andy Griffith Show, I Love Lucy, Make Room for Daddy, The Twilight Zone, My Three Sons, Leave It To Beaver, Mission: Impossible, Alias Smith & Jones, Happy Days, Carter Country, Bonanza, The Golden Girls, The Facts of Life, The Jeffersons, Three's Company, ER, 7th Heaven, Ellen, Wings, ALF, Dragnet, Father Dowling Mysteries, Full House, Ned and Stacey, Perry Mason and Knight Rider. Her TV movies include Tower of Terror and Inherit the Wind.
In 1966, Strickland played the widow Laticia Daigle in the episode "The Lady and the Sourdough" of the syndicated western series Death Valley Days, hosted by Robert Taylor; she co-starred with Paul Brinegar and Stanley Adams). That same year, she appeared as Martha Hall, wife of chicken farmer Alfred Hall (Strother Martin) in the comedy episode "The Four Dollar Law Suit".
Personal life and deathEdit
She was married to radio and television actor Frank Behrens from 1946 until his death in 1986. They had a son, Tim Behrens.
- Dunning, John (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (Revised ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. p. 131. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
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- "Named for Colonel". Harrisburg Telegraph. Pennsylvania, Harrisburg. January 6, 1945. p. 16. Retrieved June 26, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "She's a Menace". Harrisburg Telegraph. Pennsylvania, Harrisburg. January 5, 1946. p. 15. Retrieved June 27, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Staff, Hollywood.com (2015-02-06). "Amzie Strickland | Biography and Filmography | 1919". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
- Staff, Legacy (July 5, 2019). "Died July 5".
- An Interview With Amzie Strickland, Skip E. Lowe, 1994