Carol Locatell

Carol Locatell (born December 13, 1940) is an American actress. She is known for her role in the 1985 slasher film, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning as the foul-mouthed mean lady Ethel.[1]

Carol Locatell
Carol Lawson

(1940-12-13) December 13, 1940 (age 81)
Years active1967-present
Spouse(s)Gregory Prestopino, ?-present


Locatell's first movie role was in the 1973 film Coffy. She also appeared in the Burt Reynolds films Paternity, Best Friends and Sharky's Machine. She also has made guest appearances on many television shows, including Bonanza, M*A*S*H, ER, The Practice, 7th Heaven, Touched by an Angel, Without a Trace, and Grey's Anatomy. In 2014 she appeared in season four, episode six of Shonda Rhimes' political drama series, Scandal as former First Lady Bitsy Cooper.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Locatell is married to musician/songwriter composer Gregory Prestopino. They divide time between residences in New York City and Thousand Oaks, California, their primary residence.



Year Title Character Note(s)
1973 Coffy Priscilla credited as Carol Lawson
This Is a Hijack Jennifer Pierce credited as Carol Lawson
The No Mercy Man Sally Hendricks credited as Carol Lawson
1974 Thunder County credited as Carol Lawson
1977 Sammy Marilyn Redding
1981 Paternity Ms. Werner
Sharky's Machine Mabel
1982 Best Friends Nellie Ballou
1985 Friday the 13th: A New Beginning Ms. Ethel Hubbard
1996 The Daytrippers Doris
2002 Bug Supervisor
2003 BachelorMan Mrs. Davis
2005 The Family Stone Jeweler
2014 Reality Lucienne
2016 Fishes 'n Loaves: Heaven Sent Widow Smythe
2019 The Way You Look Tonight MawMaw


Television roles
Year Title Character Note(s)
1967 The Flying Nun Wife 1 episode, "Polly Wants a Cracked Head" (as Carol Lawson)
1969 It Takes a Thief Girl 1 episode, "The Great Chess Gambit" (as Carol Lawson)
Medical Center Kim 1 episode, "The Last Ten Yards" (as Carol Lawson)
1970 McCloud Receptionist 1 episode, "Walk in the Dark" (as Carol Lawson)
1971 Sarge Anita Roselli 1 episode, "The Silent Target" (as Carol Lawson)
The Smith Family Mrs. Grey 1 episode, "Family Man" (as Carol Lawson)
1970-1972 Bonanza Mrs. Holcombe/Etta/Alice 3 episodes
1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Marcia Wells 1 episode, "Is This Operation Necessary?" (as Carol Lawson)
1973 The Streets of San Francisco Cassandra 'Cassey' Lauritsen 1 episode, "A Trout in the Milk" (as Carol Lawson)
Cry Rape Susan Hadley TV movie (as Carol Lawson)
Mannix Mrs. Slocum 1 episode, "Desert Run" {as Carol Lawson)
1974 Barnaby Jones Mrs. Nelson 1 episode, "Venus in a Flytrap" (as Carol Lawson)
Emergency! Mrs. Wheeler 1 episode, "" (as Carol Lawson)
Lucas Tanner Ann Glazer 1 episode, "Thirteen Going on Twenty" (as Carol Lawson)
1975 Bronk (TV series) Laura 1 episode, "Short Fuse" (as Carol Lawson)
1977 Police Woman (TV series) Cathy Leonard 1 episode, "Do You Still Beat Your Wife?" (as Carol Lawson Locatell)
This Is the Life (TV series) Muriel Bates 1 episode, "So Far from Home" (as Carol Lawson)
Yesterday's Child Marie Henley TV movie
The Death of Richie The Nurse TV movie (as Carol Lawson Locatell)
1976-1978 M*A*S*H Nurse Gaynor 2 episodes, "The Nurses", "Our Finest Hour"
1982 Games Mother Never Taught You Kitty TV movie
1983 Happy Sandy Hanover TV movie
1985 The Bad Seed Rita Daigler TV movie
1984-1985 Brothers Flo Waters 2 episodes
1986 Dynasty Peters 1 episode, "Focus"
1989 The Flamingo Kid Ruth Willis Television short
1991 Growing Pains Lynette Castille-Flechman 1 episode, "The Young and the Homeless"
Mathnet Sylvia Sherwood 1 episode, "The Case of the Calpurnian Kugel Caper"
1992 Life Goes On Ms. Blakeney 1 episode, "The Wall"
1995 ER 1 episode, "Do One, Teach One, Kill One"
1996-1997 The Pretender Jacob's nurse 2 episodes
1997 7th Heaven Mrs. Penn 1 episode, "America's Most Wanted"
Saved by the Bell: The New Class Wanda 1 episode, "Desperately Seeking Work"
Ally McBeal Judge Henrietta Fullem 1 episode, "One Hundred Tears Away"
1998 Caroline in the City Frieda 1 episode, "Caroline and the Bar Mitzvah"
2000 The Practice Erica Mathers 1 episode, "Liberty Bells"
Family Law Judge Sydney Miller 1 episode, "One Mistake"
The Mary Kay Letourneau Story
TV movie
2001 Touched by an Angel Eva Silverstein 1 episode, "Chutzpah"
2003 The Division Real Estate Agent 1 episode, "Cradle Will Rock"
1997-2003 NYPD Blue Jackie Shaughnessy/Iris Clacken 2 episodes
2004 Without a Trace Mrs. Reese 1 episode, "Nickel and Dimed"
2005 NUMB3RS Elsie Korfelt 1 episode, "Assassin"
2008 Grey's Anatomy Mai 1 episode, "Lay Your Hands on Me"
2009 Bound By A Secret Madam Wozak TV movie
Mad Men Miss Wakeman 1 episode, "Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency"
2010 Sonny with a Chance (TV series) Edith 1 episode, "Random Acts of Disrespect"
2013 Parole Officers Mrs. Monroe Television short
2014 Scandal Bitsy Cooper 1 episode, "An Innocent Man"
2015 I Didn't Do It Carol 1 episode, "Dog Date Afternoon"
Battle Creek Veronica 1 episode, "Stockholm"
2016 Jo Jo Head Grandma 1 episode, "Grandma, Mom & Me"
2017 NCIS Renee Prewdome 1 episode, "Keep Going"
2018 Station 19 Evelyn 1 episode, "Home to Hold Onto"
2019 Shameless Eleanor 1 episode, "We Few, We Lucky Few, We Band of Gallaghers!"


  1. ^ Muir, John Kenneth (July 28, 2010). Horror Films of the 1980s. ISBN 9780786455010.
  2. ^ "Spoiler Room: Scoop on 'Grey's,' 'Horror Story,' 'Agent Carter,' and more".

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