Tresa Hughes (1929–2011)

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Born in 1929 in Washington, Tresa Hughes was raised in Baltimore. She attended Maryland Art Institute and Johns Hopkins and George Washington Universities and graduated from Wayne State University. She was in the acting company at Pennsylvania's Hedgerow Theatre, led by Jasper Deeter; and a member of Playwrights Theater Company in Chicago, with ... See full bio »


(age 81) in New York, New York, USA

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Fame Mrs. Finsecker
Don Juan DeMarco Grandmother DeMarco
Bad Medicine Dr. Elisabeth Marx
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 2001-2002 Ed (TV Series)
- Ends and Means (2002) ... Judge
- Losing Streak (2001) ... Judge
 1991-2001 Law & Order (TV Series)
May Peavey / Mrs. Sugarman / Mrs. Doris Keegan
- Whose Monkey Is It Anyway? (2001) ... May Peavey
- Kids (1994) ... Mrs. Sugarman
- In Memory Of (1991) ... Mrs. Doris Keegan
 2000 Wonderland (TV Series)
Robert Banger's Mother
- The Raw and the Cooked (2000) ... Robert Banger's Mother
 1996/I Dirty Laundry
Betty Greene
 1994 Don Juan DeMarco
Grandmother DeMarco
 1994 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Mrs. Santucci
- Pilot (1994) ... Mrs. Santucci
 1993 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Annette DiLeo
- Brown Appetit (1993) ... Annette DiLeo
 1993 Skylark (TV Movie)
Matty Wheaton
 1992 Last Wish (TV Movie)
 1991 A Marriage: Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz (TV Movie)
Selma Stieglitz
 1991 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Genendel Goldfarb (segment "Yiddish")
- The Sunset Gang (1991) ... Genendel Goldfarb (segment "Yiddish")
 1986 Intimate Strangers (TV Movie)
Meriam Bierston
 1985 Bad Medicine
Dr. Elisabeth Marx
 1984 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Voodoo Woman
- A Case of the Stubborns (1984) ... Voodoo Woman
 1980 Fame
Mrs. Finsecker
 1978 Daddy, I Don't Like It Like This (TV Movie)
Sister Theresa
 1978 Coming Home
Nurse Degroot
 1977 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Nurse Dumfrey / Nurse
- Episode #1.499 (1977) ... Nurse
- Episode #1.488 (1977) ... Nurse Dumfrey
- Episode #1.487 (1977) ... Nurse Dumfrey
 1977 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Dr. Eleanor Doctor
- Halls of Hartley (1977) ... Dr. Eleanor Doctor
 1977 The Sentinel
Rebecca Stinnett
 1975-1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Mrs. Harcourt / Mrs. Durant
- Bloodbath (1977) ... Mrs. Harcourt (uncredited)
- Shootout (1975) ... Mrs. Durant
 1975-1976 Another World (TV Series)
Emma Ordway
- Episode #1.3029 (1976) ... Emma Ordway
- Episode #1.2947 (1976) ... Emma Ordway
- Episode #1.2754 (1975) ... Emma Ordway
 1975 First Ladies Diaries: Rachel Jackson (TV Movie)
Mrs. Donelson
 1973 Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams
Betty Goody
 1973 Lolly-Madonna XXX
Elspeth Gutshall
 1971 The Hospital
Mrs. Donovan (uncredited)
 1967 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
- Walking Target (1967)
 1964 Quest (TV Series)
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Mrs. Mangione
- Let Me Die Before I Wake (1962) ... Mrs. Mangione
 1960 The Robert Herridge Theater (TV Series)
- The Stone Boy (1960) ... Ruth
 1960 The Stone Boy (TV Movie)
 1958 From These Roots (TV Series)
Rose Carelli Fraser (1960-1961)
 1958 The Double Cure (TV Movie)
Mme. Orm

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She acted in Paul Osborn's play, "Morning's at Seven," at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut with Emery Battis in the cast. Bill Francisco was director. Steven Rubin was set designer. Bill Walker was costume designer. Jamie Gallagher was lighting designer.

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Was nominated for Broadway's 1961 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for "The Devil's Advocate."

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