Madolyn Smith

Madolyn Smith is an American former actress. She is known for her roles in the films Urban Cowboy (1980), 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984), and Funny Farm (1988).

Madolyn Smith
Other namesMadolyn Smith Osborne
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
Years active1980–1994
(m. 1988)


Smith first came to public attention with her role as Pam in the 1980 John Travolta film Urban Cowboy, and later co-starred in the films All of Me (1984), a Steve Martin-Lily Tomlin comedy,[1] and 2010 (1984), the science fiction sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey. In the early 1980s she also appeared in several TV movies, including Pray TV, Rehearsal for Murder and Deadly Intentions. She portrayed Jehan Sadat, wife of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, in the 1983 TV miniseries Sadat, and played Ernie Kovacs' wife Dorothy in the 1984 TV movie Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter.[1]

Smith may be best known for her starring role as Tracy Whitney in the 1986 TV miniseries If Tomorrow Comes, based on the Sidney Sheldon novel of the same name.[2] She subsequently costarred in films like Funny Farm (1988) opposite Chevy Chase[1] and The Super (1991) with Joe Pesci; the 1990 TV movies The Plot to Kill Hitler and The Rose and the Jackal; and the 1990 miniseries The Kennedys of Massachusetts.

Smith guest-starred in a 1989 episode of the sitcom Cheers titled "What's Up, Doc?".[3] She also appeared in multiple episodes of the 1993 drama series Class of '96, and her last TV appearance to date was a 1994 episode of Due South.

Personal lifeEdit

Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Smith graduated from the University of Southern California.[1] She married National Hockey League player Mark Osborne in 1988, and continued to perform under her maiden name. In 1994, in her last credited role (the Due South episode "Diefenbaker's Day Off"), Smith was credited as Madolyn Smith-Osborne.

TV and film rolesEdit

Year Project Role Notes
1980 Urban Cowboy Pam Feature film
1981 Trapper John, M.D. Bonnie Wicks TV series (Episode: "That Old Gang of Mine")
1982 Pray TV Liz Oakes TV movie
1982 Rehearsal for Murder Karen Daniels TV movie
1983 The Other Woman Cindy Barnes TV movie
1983 Casablanca TV series (Episode: "Master Builder's Woman")
1983 Sadat Jihan Sadat Miniseries
1984 All of Me Peggy Schuyler Feature film
1984 2010 Caroline Floyd Feature film
1984 Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter Dorothy Kovacs TV movie
1985 Deadly Intentions Katherine Raynor TV movie
1986 If Tomorrow Comes Tracy Whitney Miniseries
1987 The Caller The Girl Feature film
1988 Funny Farm Elizabeth Farmer Feature film
1989 Cheers Dr. Sheila Rydell TV series (Episode: "What's Up, Doc?") (Season 7) (as Madolyn Smith Osborne)
1990 The Plot to Kill Hitler Countess Nina von Stauffenberg TV movie
1990 The Kennedys of Massachusetts Gloria Swanson Miniseries
1990 The Rose and the Jackal Rose O'Neal Greenhow TV movie
1991 Final Approach Casey Halsey Feature film
1991 The Super Naomi Bensinger Feature film
1993 Class of '96 Dean Keller TV series (4 episodes)
1994 Due South Mackenzie King TV series (Episode: "Diefenbaker's Day Off") (credited as Madolyn Smith-Osborne)


  1. ^ a b c d Richardson, John H. (June 14, 1988). "Madolyn Smith takes a shot at comedy". Ocala Star-Banner. p. 4C. Retrieved July 23, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Buck, Jerry (March 16, 1986). "Madolyn Smith Plays Bank Clerk Turned Con Artist". Daytona Beach News-Journal. p. TV-4. Retrieved February 18, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Zuckerman, Faye (March 30, 1989). "Highlights". Lakeland Ledger. p. 4C. Retrieved July 23, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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