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Elizabeth Hoffman (actress)

Elizabeth Hoffman (born February 8, 1927)[1] is an American character actress. Hoffman was born in Corvallis, Oregon.[1] She is best known for her regular role as Beatrice Reed Ventnor, Swoosie Kurtz', Sela Ward's, Patricia Kalember's and Julianne Phillips' characters' mother, on the NBC drama series Sisters (1991-1996).[2][3]

Elizabeth Hoffman
Born (1927-02-08) February 8, 1927 (age 91)
Years active1981–1998

Hoffman also guest-starred in a number of television shows and mini-series such as Little House on the Prairie, War and Remembrance, Matlock and thirtysomething, and well as several movies including playing the role of Grandma Ruth in Dante's Peak.[4] She also played the role of Catherine Langford in Stargate SG-1.[5]



  1. ^ a b c d Baker, Jeff (April 30, 2014). "17 actors you (maybe) didn't know were from Oregon". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. Retrieved 2016-02-16.
  2. ^ Barbara Szul (May 5, 1991). "New 'Sisters' TV Series Explores The Tangle Of Family, Relationships". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  3. ^ John J. O'Connor (May 4, 1996). "After 5 Years of Family Fractiousness, 'Sisters' Exits Elegantly". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  4. ^ Rita Kempley (February 7, 1997). "'Dante's Peak': Lava Among the Ruins". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  5. ^ "Elizabeth Hoffman: Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-06-08.

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