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Priscilla Alden (1939–2007)


Heavyset character actress Priscilla Diane Alden was born on June 27, 1939 in San Francisco, California. Alden moved with her family to Santa Barbara, where she attended high school and graduated from UC Santa Barbara. After receiving a master's degree in English literature from the University of Montana, Priscilla returned to the Bay Area to ... See full bio »

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Known For

Nine Months
Nine Months Older Woman
(1995)
Criminally Insane
Criminally Insane Ethel Janowski
(1975)
Birdy
Birdy Waiting Room Lady
(1984)
Criminally Insane 2
Criminally Insane 2 Ethel Janowski
(1987)

Filmography

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 2003 The Turn of the Screw
Mrs. Grose
 1996 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Nurse Rachet
- Night Train (1996) ... Nurse Rachet
 1995 Nine Months
Older Woman
 1993 Quest of the Delta Knights (Video)
Old Woman
 1991 Dying Young
Nurse (uncredited)
 1990 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Elderly Woman
- The Language Barrier (1990) ... Elderly Woman
 1990 Stolen: One Husband (TV Movie)
Court Clerk (as Pricilla Alden)
 1988 Death Nurse 2 (Video)
Edith Mortley R.N. (uncredited)
 1987 Criminally Insane 2
Ethel Janowski
 1987 Death Nurse (Video)
Edith Mortley R.N. (uncredited)
 1984 Birdy
Waiting Room Lady
 1978 Please Please Me
Psychiatrist
 1977 .357 Magnum
Esther
 1975 Criminally Insane
Ethel Janowski
Hide Hide Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
 2016 Crazy Fat Ethel (special thanks)
 2012 A Tribute to Priscilla Alden (Video documentary short) (dedicatee)
 1986 Behind the Green Door: The Sequel (special thanks - as Pricilla Alden)
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 2012 A Tribute to Priscilla Alden (Video documentary short)

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Pricilla Alden
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Personal Quote:

[acceptance speech for winning the Bay Area Theatre Critics Award in 1982] I want to thank all the little people I had to walk over to get this.

Trivia:

Harsh, heavyset character actress who gained a minor cult name for herself portraying psycho killer Ethel Janowski in Criminally Insane (1975). She followed it with a sequel: Criminally Insane 2 (1987) [Crazy Fat Ethel 2]. See more »

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Cancer

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