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SpouseWilliam Daniels
FactHer first child with actor William Daniels--whom she had met while attending Northwestern University--was a son they named William Daniels Jr., but he died shortly after birth in 1961.

Bonnie Bartlett is an American actress. She was born on June 20, 1929 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, to parents Bessie and Bert Bartlett. She has two older sisters, Beverly and Barbara. Bartlett attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she majored in English and drama. After graduation, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting.

Bartlett’s first major role was on the soap opera Guiding Light, which she played from 1953 to 1955. She also appeared on Broadway in plays such as The Diary of Anne Frank and The Miracle Worker. In the 1960s, Bartlett began appearing in films and television shows such as The Twilight Zone and Gunsmoke. She also had a recurring role on the sitcom Lassie.

In the 1980s, Bartlett’s career took a turn when she was cast as Ellie Craig on the medical drama St. Elsewhere. She won two Emmy Awards for her performance on the show. After St. Elsewhere ended in 1988, Bartlett appeared in a number of made-for-television movies and guest-starred on several television shows.

Bartlett has been married to actor William Daniels since 1951. The couple has two children, Michael and Robert.

As of 2021, Bonnie Bartlett’s net worth is $5 million.

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Full NameBonnie Bartlett
EducationNorthwestern University


SpouseWilliam Daniels
ChildrenWilliam Daniels Jr., Michael Daniels, Robert Daniels
ParentsCarrie Bartlett, E.E. Bartlett


AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
MoviesTwins, Saving Shiloh, Shiloh, Tuesdays with Morrie, Dave, Primary Colors, Sleeping with the Devil, The Last Tycoon, Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season, Promises in the Dark, The Deliberate Stranger, Valediction, Love Letters, The Great Los Angeles Earthquake, Nina, In the Name of Love: A Texas Tragedy, Take Me...
TV ShowsSt. Elsewhere, V, Love of Life

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1She played the wife of her real life husband William Daniels in three different series: St. Elsewhere (1982), Boy Meets World (1993) and Touched by an Angel (1994).
2On Boy Meets World (1993), she had a recurring role as the dean of the college that Cory and his friends attended. Her real-life husband, William Daniels, played Cory's beloved principal who followed them there and accepted a professorship. Bartlett and Daniels married each other on the show after their characters met each other, just as they have been in real life.
3Her first child with actor William Daniels--whom she had met while attending Northwestern University--was a son they named William Daniels Jr., but he died shortly after birth in 1961.
4In the fall of 2000 she was an honoree at her former school, Moline High School, in their Hall of Honor. Her plaque sits in a viewing window in the auditorium lobby in Moline, Illinois.
5Raised in Moline, Illinois (USA)
6Bartlett and husband, actor William Daniels, won Emmys in 1986 for their portrayals of another married couple, Dr. and Mrs. Mark Craig, on the cult TV series St. Elsewhere (1982).




Nina2016Recital Stage Woman
Key and Peele2015TV SeriesMother
Parks and Recreation2013TV SeriesPaula Horke
Of Two Minds2012TV MovieKathleen
Grey's Anatomy2008TV SeriesRosemary Bullard
General Hospital2006TV SeriesMiriam Spinelli
Boston Legal2006TV SeriesMarguerite Hauser
Saving Shiloh2006Mrs. Wallace
Huff2005TV SeriesMargaret
It Must Be Love2004TV MovieKate Gazelle
NCIS2004TV SeriesDr. Sylvia Chalmers
Touched by an Angel1997-2003TV SeriesLoretta / Dr. Lucy Scribner / Emily Vincent
Firefly2002TV SeriesPatience
Strong Medicine2002TV SeriesEdna Carlyle
Once and Again1999-2002TV SeriesBarbara Brooks
Tuesdays with Morrie1999TV MovieCharlotte
The Practice1997-1999TV SeriesJoanne Oz
Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season1999Mrs. Wallace
Boy Meets World1997-1999TV SeriesDean Lila Bolander
Home Improvement1995-1998TV SeriesLucille Taylor
Family Blessings1998TV MovieMavis Lallek
Stargate SG-11998TV SeriesLinea
Primary Colors1998Martha Harris
ER1997-1998TV SeriesRuth Greene
Sleeping with the Devil1997TV MovieStasha Dubrovich
Ghosts of Mississippi1996Billie DeLaughter
Shiloh1996Mrs. Wallace
The Faculty1996TV SeriesKatherine
The Courtyard1995TV MovieCathleen Fitzgerald
In the Name of Love: A Texas Tragedy1995TV MovieAunt Alice
The Grass Harp1995Mrs. Buster
See Jane Run1995TV MovieDoris
Take Me Home Again1994TV MovieSylvia
A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor1994TV MovieRosemary Sutter
Where Are My Children?1994TV MovieJudge Carol Jean Woods
SeaQuest 20321994TV SeriesSecretary General Andrea Dre
Victim of Love: The Shannon Mohr Story1993TV MovieLucille Mohr
Donato and Daughter1993TV MovieRenata Donato
Dave1993Female Senator
Bloodlines: Murder in the Family1993TV MovieRuth
I'll Fly Away1992TV SeriesBeth Lekatzis
Room for Two1992TV SeriesFrancine Luboff
L.A. Law1992TV SeriesGloria Lee
The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake1990TV MovieAnita Parker
Midnight Caller1989-1990TV SeriesHillary Townsend King / Hillary Townsend-King
Wiseguy1990TV SeriesHarriet Weiss
Murder, She Wrote1989TV SeriesMarilyn North
Matlock1989TV SeriesLorraine Maslin
Twins1988Old Mary Ann Benedict
Police Story: The Watch Commander1988TV MovieMargaret Wilson
St. Elsewhere1982-1988TV SeriesEllen Craig
The Golden Girls1988TV SeriesBarbara Thorndyke
Right to Die1987TV MovieLillian
Deadly Deception1987TV MovieMarge Shoat
Welcome Home1986Short
The Wizard1986TV SeriesRachel
North and South, Book II1986TV Mini-SeriesGeneral's Wife
The Deliberate Stranger1986TV MovieLouise Bundy
Hotel1985TV SeriesOlga Petrovsky
Malice in Wonderland1985TV MovieIda Koverman
Celebrity1984TV Mini-SeriesMabel Hofmeyer
Dreams1984TV Series
Dempsey1983TV MovieCelia Dempsey
V1983TV Mini-SeriesLynn Bernstein
Love Letters1983/IIMaggie Winter
Frances1982Studio Stylist
Lou Grant1982TV SeriesClaire
Barney Miller1980-1982TV SeriesEmily Loftis / Ellen Milford
Blind Tom: The Story of Thomas Bethune1981Short
A Long Way Home1981TV MovieJoAnn Booth
Knots Landing1981TV SeriesDr. Ruth West
ABC Afterschool Specials1981TV SeriesMiriam Scott
Eight Is Enough1981TV SeriesMrs. Gregory
All Night Long1981Patricia
Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case1980TV MovieNorma Joyce
A Perfect Match1980TV MovieJudge Greenburg
Seed of Innocence1980Velma, Alice's Mother
Visions1980TV Series
Shirley1979TV SeriesSarah
Salem's Lot1979TV MovieAnn Norton
Little House on the Prairie1974-1979TV SeriesGrace Snider Edwards Grace Snider
Promises in the Dark1979Nurse Farber
Hart to Hart1979TV SeriesMyra Bensinger
The Last Word1979Mrs. Garrity
California Dreaming1979Melinda Booke
Ike: The War Years1979TV Mini-SeriesMamie Eisenhower
A Death in Canaan1978TV MovieTeresa Noble
Rafferty1977TV Series
Killer on Board1977TV MovieDebra Snowden
Washington: Behind Closed Doors1977TV Mini-SeriesMrs. Bailey / Joan Bailey
The Last Tycoon1976Brady's Secretary
The Rockford Files1976TV SeriesCasey Patterson
The Legend of Lizzie Borden1975TV MovieSylvia Knowlton
Kojak1975TV SeriesJoan Milner
Gunsmoke1974TV SeriesAgnes Benton / Maylee Baines
Murder or Mercy1974TV MovieElena Champion
The Waltons1974TV SeriesMartha Rudge
Emergency!1973TV SeriesEunice Evans
The Jackie Gleason Show1969TV SeriesDonna Douglas
The Patty Duke Show1965TV SeriesMiss Castle
Love of Life1951TV SeriesEllie Crown (1951) / Vanessa 'Van' Dale Raven Sterling (1955-1959)


The Grass Harp1995performer: "ROCK OF AGES"


Storyline Online2003TV SeriesHerself
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
The Morning Program1987TV SeriesHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Archive Footage

ER2001TV SeriesRuth Greene
Little House Years1979TV MovieGrace Snider Edwards
The Meanest Men in the West1978TV MovieAunt Myrtle


Won Awards

1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesSt. Elsewhere (1982)
1987Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama SeriesSt. Elsewhere (1982)
1986Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesSt. Elsewhere (1982)

Nominated Awards

1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesSt. Elsewhere (1982)

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