Maxine Stuart

Maxine Stuart (June 28, 1918 – June 6, 2013) was an American actress.

Maxine Stuart
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Maxine Shlivek

(1918-06-28)June 28, 1918
DiedJune 6, 2013(2013-06-06) (aged 94)
Years active1937–2003
Spouse(s)Alfred Gordon (1941-?) (divorced)
Frank Maxwell (1949-1963) (divorced) (1 child)
David Shaw (1974-2007) (his death) (2 children)[1]
ChildrenChris Ann Maxwell
Ellen Shaw Agress
Liz Shaw Baron


Stuart was born in Deal, New Jersey as Maxine Shlivek, and raised in Manhattan and Lawrence, Nassau County, New York.[2]

Stuart was a life member of The Actors Studio.[3] Her Broadway credits include At War With the Army (1949), A Goose for the Gander (1945), Nine Girls (1943), Ring Two (1939), Sunup to Sundown (1938), and Western Waters (1937).[4]

On television, she portrayed B.J. Clawson in Slattery's People,[5]:980 Amanda Earp in The Rousters,[5]:912 Ruth Burton in Room for One More,[5]:908-909 Steve's grandmother in The Pursuit of Happiness,[5]:865 Maureen in Norby,[5]:771 Mrs. Jackson in Margie,[5]:655 and Lenore in Hail to the Chief.[5]

She also appeared in numerous other television series, including The Donna Reed Show, The Asphalt Jungle, Stoney Burke, The Outer Limits, Mr. Novak, The Wonder Years, Chicago Hope, Judging Amy[6] NYPD Blue,[7] The Twilight Zone,[8] and Trapper John, MD, as well as the daytime dramas The Edge of Night,[9] and The Young and the Restless.[10]

She appeared in TV movies such as Goodbye, Raggedy Ann (1971) and The Suicide Club (1974).[9] She appeared in feature films such as The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975), Private Benjamin (1980),[10] Coast to Coast (1980),[11] and Time Share (2000).[12]

Personal lifeEdit

Stuart was married to actors Frank Maxwell[13] and later, David Shaw.[14] She was a friend of writer Helene Hanff and is mentioned in several of Hanff's books.[citation needed]


Maxine Stuart died June 6, 2013, at her Beverly Hills, California home of natural causes at the age of 94.[15]


For her role in The Wonder Years in 1989, Stuart was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.[16]


  1. ^ Fox, Margalit (June 17, 2013). "Maxine Stuart, 94, Dies; Acted on Stage, Film and TV (Published 2013)" – via
  2. ^ Fox, Margalit. "Maxine Stuart, 94, Dies; Acted on Stage, Film and TV", The New York Times, June 17, 2013. Accessed July 13, 2017. "Maxine Shlivek was born on June 28, 1918, in Deal, N.J., and reared in Lawrence, on Long Island, and Manhattan."
  3. ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 280. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.
  4. ^ "Maxine Stuart". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on March 19, 2018. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 425. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  6. ^ Vinyard, Samuel. "Jane (Character)". IMDb. IMDb. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  7. ^ Vinyard, Samuel. "Catherine Kelly (Character)". IMDb. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  8. ^ Vinyard, Samuel. "Janet Tyler (Character)". IMDb. IMDb. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  9. ^ a b Vinyard, Samuel. "Maxine Stuart profile at". IMDb. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  10. ^ a b Vinyard, Samuel. "Maxine Stuart- IMDb". IMDb. IMDb. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  11. ^ "Maxine Stuart". IMDb. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  12. ^ Vinyard, Samuel. "Maxine Stuart- IMDb". IMDb. IMDb. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  13. ^ III, Harris M. Lentz (2014). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2013. McFarland. p. 361. ISBN 9780786476657. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  14. ^ Dawn, Randee (June 13, 2013). "Maxine Stuart, bandaged 'Twilight Zone' patient, soap actress, dies at 94". Today. Archived from the original on March 19, 2018. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  15. ^ Noland, Claire (June 11, 2013). "Maxine Stuart, veteran actress of stage, film and TV, dies at 94". Retrieved July 4, 2013.
  16. ^ "("Maxine Stuart" search results)". Emmy Awards Database. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Archived from the original on March 19, 2018. Retrieved March 19, 2018.

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