Grayson Hall (1922–1985)


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Grayson Hall was an American actress of Jewish descent. She is better known for her role as Dr. Julia Hoffman in Gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows" (1966-1971). She was once nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 1922, Hall was born under the name of "Shirley Grossman" in Philadelphia. Her father Joseph Grossman was from ... See full bio »

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(age 62) in New York, USA

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The Night of the Iguana Judith Fellowes
(1964)
Dark Shadows Dr. Julia Hoffman / Opening Voiceover / Magda / Julia Collins / Natalie duPres / Dr. Julia Hoffman Collins / Hoffman / Natalie du Pres / Constance Collins / Hoffman.Opening Voiceover / Natalie DuPres / Openning Voiceover
(1967-1971)
House of Dark Shadows Dr. Julia Hoffman
(1970)
That Darn Cat! Margaret Miller
(1965)

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 1982 CBS Library (TV Series)
Mrs. Mahoney (segment: The Chaparral Prince)
- Robbers, Rooftops and Witches (1982) ... Mrs. Mahoney (segment: The Chaparral Prince)
 1975 Pick-up (voice, uncredited)
 1975 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Rhea
 1974 The Great Ice Rip-Off (TV Movie)
Helen Calso
 1974 Kojak (TV Series)
Mrs. Cambell
- Hush Now, Don't You Die (1974) ... Mrs. Cambell
 1972 Gargoyles (TV Movie)
Mrs. Parks
 1971 Night of Dark Shadows
Carlotta Drake
 1967-1971 Dark Shadows (TV Series)
Dr. Julia Hoffman / Opening Voiceover / Magda / ...
- Episode #1.1245 (1971) ... Julia Collins / Opening Voiceover
- Episode #1.1244 (1971) ... Julia Collins / Opening Voiceover
- Episode #1.1243 (1971) ... Julia Collins / Opening Voiceover
- Episode #1.1242 (1971) ... Julia Collins / Opening Voiceover
- Episode #1.1241 (1971) ... Julia Collins
 1970 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Ann Brigham (segment "Certain Shadows on the Wall")
- The House/Certain Shadows on the Wall (1970) ... Ann Brigham (segment "Certain Shadows on the Wall")
 1970 Adam at Six A.M.
Inez Treadly
 1970 House of Dark Shadows
Dr. Julia Hoffman
 1970 End of the Road
Peggy Rankin
 1970 All My Children (TV Series)
Marge Grey (1973)
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Euphemia Ralston (1982)
 1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Mrs. Fowler
- The High and the Deadly Affair (1967) ... Mrs. Fowler
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Jody Moore
- The Pieces of Fate Affair (1967) ... Jody Moore
 1966 Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?
Miss Maxwell
 1966 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Louise Malcolm
- A Horse Called Destiny (1966) ... Louise Malcolm
 1965 That Darn Cat!
Margaret Miller
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Fitzhugh
- Back to Back (1965) ... Miss Fitzhugh
 1964 The Night of the Iguana
Judith Fellowes
 1964 Route 66 (TV Series)
Mrs. Reston
 1962 Satan in High Heels
Pepe
 1961 Run Across the River (as Shirley Grayson)
 1959 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Secretary
- Wish on the Moon (1959) ... Secretary (as Shirley Grayson)
 1958 True Story (TV Series)
- The Scent of Roses (1958) ... (as Shirley Grayson)
 1957 Modern Romances (TV Series)
- The Misguided Man: part 5 (1957) ... (as Shirley Grayson)
- The Misguided Man: part 4 (1957) ... (as Shirley Grayson)
- The Misguided Man: part 3 (1957) ... (as Shirley Grayson)
- The Misguided Man: part 2 (1957) ... (as Shirley Grayson)
- The Misguided Man: part 1 (1957) ... (as Shirley Grayson)
 1956 Omnibus (TV Series)
Narrator - Something About The Sky
- The Better Half (1956) ... Narrator - Something About The Sky (as Shirley Grayson)
 1955 Star Tonight (TV Series)
- The Critic (1955) ... (as Shirley Grayson)
 1955 Danger (TV Series)
- The Operator (1955) ... (as Shirley Grayson)
 1955 Justice (TV Series)
- Shadow of Terror (1955) ... (as Shirley Grayson)
 1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Sylvia Baker
- The Way Things Happen (1955) ... Sylvia Baker (as Shirley Grayson)
 1954 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- A Dream of Summer (1954) ... (as Shirley Grayson)
 1954 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Charm Bracelet (1954) ... (as Shirley Grayson)
 1954 The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- Friday the Thirteenth (1954) ... (as Shirley Grayson)
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
Laura Holloway
- For Release Today (1951) ... Laura Holloway (as Shirley Grayson)
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Other Works:

(play) "Happy End" opened on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre on May 7, 1977. Meryl Streep also appeared, making her Broadway debut. The play closed on July 10, 1977 after 75 performances. See more »

Official Sites:

Broadway org. | Official Site | See more »

Alternate Names:

Shirley Grayson
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Personal Quote:

I've always had this old, husky voice. I never was your little itsy-poo 18 or 20-year-old. I was a character actress as a teenager.

Trivia:

Her mother, Eleanor (Witkins), was born in South Africa, to a Russian Jewish family. Her father, Joseph Grossman, was a Latvian Jewish immigrant. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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