Elizabeth Wilson appears as Amelia DeKuyper, Edith's cousin, in the Season 5 AITF episode "Amelia's Divorce".
|Born:||April 4, 1921|
|Birthplace:||Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.|
|Died:||May 9, 2015(aged 94)|
|Deathplace:||New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Episodes appeared in|
(and/or) involved with:
|"Amelia's Divorce" (Season 5)|
|Character played:||Amelia DeKuyper|
Elizabeth Welter Wilson (born April 4, 1921 – May 9, 2015) was a Tony Award-winning veteran stage and screen actress. She was elected to the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2007. She makes a guest appearance on All in the Family as Amelia DeKuyper, Edith's cousin, in the Season 5 episode "Amelia's Divorce".
Life and career
Wilson was born in Grand Rapids, MI, the daughter of Marie Ethel (née Welter) and Henry Dunning Wilson, who was an insurance agent. Elizabeth attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, then studied with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. She made her Broadway theatre 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.
She 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, The Day of the Dolphin, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Wine 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, Murder, She Wrote, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Awards and nominations
- 1972 - Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play - Sticks and Bones
- 1980 - Drama Desk Award|Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance - Morning's at Seven
- 1957 - BAFTA Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Patterns
- 1976 - Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Threepenny Opera
- 1985 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play - Salonika
- 1987 - Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special - Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder
- Elizabeth Wilson at the Internet Broadway Database
- Elizabeth Wilson at the Internet Movie Database
- Elizabeth Wilson at the Internet Off-Broadway Database