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Doris Belack (1926–2011)


A New York native, Doris Belack began her acting career as an audio reader and lent her voice to the 1955 album "Poetry of the Negro" with Sidney Poitier. She later was active in television; she was best known for her roles as Anna Wolek on the television soap opera One Life to Live (1968) and Judge Margaret Barry on television crime and court ... See full bio »

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Tootsie
Tootsie Rita
(1982)
Prime
Prime Blanche
(2005)
*batteries not included
*batteries not included Mrs. Thompson
(1987)
What About Bob?
What About Bob? Dr. Catherine Tomsky
(1991)

Filmography

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 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game)
Mrs. McReary (voice)
 2007 Arranged
Elona
 2006 Delirious
Les's mother
 2005 True Crime: New York City (Video Game) (voice)
 2005 Prime
Blanche
 2003 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Lenore
- Hop, Skip, and a Week (2003) ... Lenore
 2002 The Lovers (Video short)
 2002 Everwood (TV Series)
Ruth Hoffman
- Is There a Doctor in the House? (2002) ... Ruth Hoffman
- Turf Wars (2002) ... Ruth Hoffman
 1990-2001 Law & Order (TV Series)
Judge Margaret Barry
- School Daze (2001) ... Judge Margaret Barry
- Venom (1998) ... Judge Margaret Barry
- Denial (1997) ... Judge Margaret Barry
- Girlfriends (1996) ... Judge Margaret Barry
- Wannabe (1995) ... Judge Margaret Barry
 2000-2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Judge Margaret Barry
- Pique (2001) ... Judge Margaret Barry
- Closure: Part 2 (2000) ... Judge Margaret Barry
- Closure (2000) ... Judge Margaret Barry
 2000 Madigan Men (TV Series)
Theatre Usher
- Pilot (2000) ... Theatre Usher
 2000 Now and Again (TV Series)
General Roskin
- There Are No Words (2000) ... General Roskin
 2000 Fail Safe (TV Movie)
Mrs. Johnson
 1999 Disney's Doug (TV Series)
- Doug: Beebe Goes Broke (1999) ... (voice)
 1999 Doug's 1st Movie
Mayor Tippi Dink (voice)
 1999 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Judge
- Catharsis (1999) ... Judge (as Doris Belak)
 1998 Cosby (TV Series)
Judge Venezia
- Judgment Day (1998) ... Judge Venezia
 1998 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Elaine Weiss
- Elijah (1998) ... Elaine Weiss
 1998 The Odd Couple II
Blanche Madison Povitch
 1998 Krippendorf's Tribe
President Porter
 1998 Dellaventura (TV Series)
Maddy
- Made in America (1998) ... Maddy
 1997 Prince Street (TV Series)
- Pilot (1997)
 1996 Public Morals (TV Series)
Gabriella Biondi
- The Purple Cover ... Gabriella Biondi
- The Orange Cover ... Gabriella Biondi
 1995 Ellen (TV Series)
Cora
 1991-1995 Sisters (TV Series)
Shirley Nuesbaum / Naomi Margolis
- Word of Honor (1995) ... Shirley Nuesbaum
- The Kindness of Strangers (1991) ... Naomi Margolis
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Mrs. Taubler
- Heartbreak (1995) ... Mrs. Taubler
 1994 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Justice Ginsburg
- May It Please the Court (1994) ... Justice Ginsburg
 1991-1994 Doug (TV Series)
Tippi Dink / Mrs. Wingo / Ruby Valentine / ...
- Doug's Math Problem/Doug's Big Feat (1994) ... Tippi Dink (voice)
- Doug Ripped Off!/Doug's Babysitter (1993) ... (voice)
- Doug's Great Beet War/Doug's Magic Act (1993) ... Tippi Dink (voice)
 1993 Family Album (TV Series)
Lillian Lerner
- Will You Still Feed Me? (1993) ... Lillian Lerner
- Salon, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehn, Goodbye (1993) ... Lillian Lerner
- Guardian Angel (1993) ... Lillian Lerner
- Sibling Revelry (1993) ... Lillian Lerner
 1993 Lifestories: Families in Crisis (TV Series)
Judge Ruth Cohen
- Dead Drunk: The Kevin Tunell Story (1993) ... Judge Ruth Cohen
 1992 Laurie Hill (TV Series)
Beverly Fielder
- The Babysitter (1992) ... Beverly Fielder
- Much Ado About Nancy (1992) ... Beverly Fielder
- The Birds, the Bees and the Elephants (1992) ... Beverly Fielder
- Walter and Beverly (1992) ... Beverly Fielder
- The Heart Thing (1992) ... Beverly Fielder
 1992 Mathnet (TV Series)
Broadway Annie Rose
- The Case of the Smart Dummy (1992) ... Broadway Annie Rose
 1991 What About Bob?
Dr. Catherine Tomsky
 1991 Absolute Strangers (TV Movie)
Fran
 1990 Opportunity Knocks
Mona
 1989 She-Devil
Paula
 1989 Anything But Love (TV Series)
Dorothy Gold
- Dorothy Dearest (1989) ... Dorothy Gold
 1989 The Luckiest Man in the World
Mrs. Posner
 1988 Baby Boom (TV Series)
Lois Elkman
- Saturday (1988) ... Lois Elkman
 1988 Splash, Too (TV Movie)
Lois Needler
 1988 Hostage (TV Movie)
Edna
 1987 Almost Partners (TV Movie)
Anna McCue
 1987 *batteries not included
Mrs. Thompson
 1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Dorian
- High Performance (1987) ... Dorian
 1986 Mary (TV Series)
Norma Tucker
- Little Jo (1986) ... Norma Tucker
 1986 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series)
Customer #2
- The Will (1986) ... Customer #2
 1985 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Gloria Petrillo
- The Custody Battle (1985) ... Gloria Petrillo
 1985 Hometown (TV Series)
Alice Bender
- Mary's Yen (1985) ... Alice Bender
 1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Mrs. Courtney
- Vigilante Mothers (1985) ... Mrs. Courtney
 1985 Off the Rack (TV Series)
 1985 Fast Forward
Mrs. Gilroy
 1984-1985 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Myrtle / Rose
- Steele in the Family (1985) ... Myrtle
- Hounded Steele (1984) ... Rose
 1985 The Hearst and Davies Affair (TV Movie)
Louella Parsons
 1985 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Mrs. Harkins
- American Dream (1985) ... Mrs. Harkins
 1984 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Saleswoman
- Father's Day (1984) ... Saleswoman
 1984 Family Ties (TV Series)
Mrs. Willis
- Fabric Smarts (1984) ... Mrs. Willis
 1984 Emerald Point N.A.S. (TV Series)
Nancy Frost
- The Wedding (1984) ... Nancy Frost (uncredited)
 1983 Sessions (TV Movie)
 1983 The Cradle Will Fall (TV Movie)
Edna Burns (as Doris Belak)
 1982 Tootsie
Rita
 1982 Baker's Dozen (TV Series)
Captain Florence Baker
- Sauce for the Goose (1982) ... Captain Florence Baker
- I Was Told You Were a Racetrack (1982) ... Captain Florence Baker
- What a Difference a Cop Makes (1982) ... Captain Florence Baker
- Dear John (1982) ... Captain Florence Baker
- A Class by Himself (1982) ... Captain Florence Baker
 1982 Hanky Panky
Building Manager
 1981 We're Fighting Back (TV Movie)
Doctor
 1980 The Jilting of Granny Weatherall (TV Movie)
Olive (as Dorris Belack)
 1980 The Black Marble
Harried Woman
 1980 Family (TV Series)
Dr. Derwin
- When the Bough Breaks (1980) ... Dr. Derwin
 1978 The Last Tenant (TV Movie)
Housekeeper
 1977 Looking Up
Libby Levine
 1975 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Bernice Fish
- Fish (1975) ... Bernice Fish
 1969 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Anna Wolek
- Episode #1.260 (1969) ... Anna Wolek (uncredited)
 1966 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Carol
- Episode dated 15 April 1966 (1966) ... Carol
 1965 For the People (TV Series)
The Policewoman
- Any Benevolent Purpose (1965) ... The Policewoman
 1964-1965 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Miss Grey
- Don't Monkey with Mendel (1965) ... Miss Grey
- Patty, the People's Voice (1964) ... Miss Grey
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Madge Murray (1966-1967)
 1963 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Nurse
- Who Do You Kill? (1963) ... Nurse
 1963 The Doctors (TV Series)
Dr. Claudia Howard (1980)
 1951-1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Chicago Operator
- Long Distance (1953) ... Chicago Operator
- Long Distance (1951) ... Chicago Operator
 1947 The Borden Show (TV Series)
Maria
- Twelfth Night (1947) ... Maria
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Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1969). Comedy. Written by Neil Simon. Scenic Design by Oliver Smith. Costume Design by Donald Brooks. Lighting Design by Peggy Clark. Hair Design by Joe Tubens. Hair Stylist: Michael Chianese. Assistant to Mr. Smith: David Guthrie; Assistant to Mr. Brooks: Connie Wexler. Directed by Robert Moore. ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Dorris Belack | Doris Belak
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