Photo Flash: Remembering Elizabeth Wilson

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Elizabeth Wilson, famous for roles in the Broadway productions of THREEPENNY OPERA, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, and STICKS AND BONES (for which she won a Tony Award), died on Saturday in her home in New Haven, Connecticut. She was 94.

Wilson was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of Marie Ethel (née Welter) and Henry Dunning Wilson, who was an insurance agent. Wilson attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, then studied with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. She made her Broadway debut in Picnic in 1953. Her stage credits include Desk Set, The Good Woman of Szechuan, Sticks and Bones, Uncle Vanya, Threepenny Opera, The Importance of Being Earnest, Morning's at Seven, You Can't Take It with You, Ah, Wilderness!, and A Delicate Balance.

Wilson made her screen debut reprising her stage role in the 1955 film adaptation of Picnic. Additional credits include The Goddess, A Child Is Waiting, The Birds, The Graduate, Catch-22, Little Murders, The Day of the Dolphin, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Nine to Five, Grace Quigley, Regarding Henry, The Tunnel of Love, Nora's Christmas Gift (made by Bonneville Productions and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), The Addams Family, and Quiz Show. She portrayed Franklin Roosevelt's mother, Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt, in Hyde Park on Hudson (2012).

Wilson's television credits include such early anthology series as Kraft Television Theatre, The United States Steel Hour, and Armstrong Circle Theatre. She was a regular on the primetime drama East Side/West Side and sitcom Doc and has appeared in Dark Shadows, Another World, All in the Family, Murder, She Wrote, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

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Photo Flash: Remembering Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance of " 9 to 5 the Musical " at the Marriott Marquis Theatre in Times Square, New York City. April 30, 2009

Photo Flash: Remembering Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson attending the Opening Night Performance of Terrence McNally's DEDICATION or THE STUFF OF DREAMS at the Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters in New York City. August 18, 2005

Photo Flash: Remembering Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson attending the Opening Night Performance of Terrence McNally's DEDICATION or THE STUFF OF DREAMS at the Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters in New York City. August 18, 2005

Photo Flash: Remembering Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson attending the Opening Night Performance of Terrence McNally's DEDICATION or THE STUFF OF DREAMS at the Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters in New York City. August 18, 2005

Photo Flash: Remembering Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson attending the Primary Stages 23rd Anniversary Gala honoring Jack O'Brien and Daryl Roth at a Private Club in New York City. November 12, 2007

Photo Flash: Remembering Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson attending the Primary Stages 23rd Anniversary Gala honoring Jack O'Brien and Daryl Roth at a Private Club in New York City. November 12, 2007

Photo Flash: Remembering Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson attending a Primary Stages event in New York City on 2/13/2010

Photo Flash: Remembering Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson attending a Primary Stages event in New York City on 2/13/2010

Photo Flash: Remembering Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson attending a Primary Stages event in New York City on 2/13/2010

Photo Flash: Remembering Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson attending a Primary Stages event in New York City on 2/13/2010

Photo Flash: Remembering Elizabeth Wilson
Marian Seldes, Elizabeth Wilson, Frances Sternhagen & Susan Sullivan attending the Opening Night Party at Sarabeth's for the Primary Stages Production of BUFFALO GAL at 59E59 Theaters in New York City. August 5, 2008

Photo Flash: Remembering Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson attending the Opening Night Performance of the Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway Production of 'Picnic' at The American Airlines Theatre in New York City on 1/13/2013

Photo Flash: Remembering Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson attending the Opening Night Performance of the Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway Production of 'Picnic' at The American Airlines Theatre in New York City on 1/13/2013

Photo Flash: Remembering Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance of " 9 to 5 the Musical " at the Marriott Marquis Theatre in Times Square, New York City. April 30, 2009

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