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Fran Ryan

Mostly Credited As: Fran Ryan
Date Of Birth: November 29, 1916 (Age 83)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California
Date Of Death: January 15, 2000
Cause Of Death: natural causes

Fran Ryan


Character actress whose resemblance to actress Marjorie Main of "Ma Kettle" fame led to her being typecast in matronly, strong-willed roles. She is best remembered to television viewers as the second Mrs. Ziffle on the long-running sitcom Green Acres .

Fran Ryan
TV Appearances

Main cast 
Little Dracula (1991)As: Hannah the Barbarian -- [Voice]
The Wizard (1986)As: Tillie Russell
Mister T (1983)As: Additional Voices -- [Voice]
No Soap, Radio (1982)As: Mrs. Belmont
Hong Kong Phooey (1974)As: Various -- [Voice]
The New Zoo Revue (1972)As: Ms. Goodbody
The Doris Day Show (1968)As: Aggie Thompson (S01)
Episode Cast Credits 

The Commish (1991) 
  Dying Affection 03x08: (Nov/20/1993) As Doris 
  Hero 03x07: (Nov/13/1993) As Doris 

Tiny Toon Adventures (1990) 
  Grandma's Dead 03x13: (Nov/10/1992) Voiced  Grandma 

Baywatch (1989) 
  Thin or Die 02x08: (Nov/04/1991) As Tillie McCabe 

Adam-12 (1989) (1990) 
  The Blue Avengers 01x13: (Dec/17/1990) As Unknown 

Quantum Leap (1989) 
  The Boogieman - October 31, 1964 03x05: (Oct/26/1990) As Dorothy Jaeger 

Night Court (1984) 
  A Family Affair (2) 08x02: (Oct/05/1990) As Miss Crombie 
  A Family Affair (1) 08x01: (Sep/28/1990) As Miss Crombie 
  Paternity 04x19: (Mar/18/1987) As Ethel La Rue 

The Bradys (1990) 
  Hat in the Ring (a.k.a. Bradys on the Move (2)) 01x04: (Feb/23/1990) As Housewife 

Forever Knight (1992) 
  Nick Knight (Aug/20/1989) As Jeannie 

Matlock (1986) 
  The Priest 03x20: (May/16/1989) As Doris Curtis 

Murder, She Wrote (1984) 
  The Sins of Castle Cove 05x17: (Apr/09/1989) As Rose 

Murphy Brown (1988) 
  Nowhere to Run 01x03: (Nov/28/1988) As The Asp 

Highway to Heaven (1984) 
  Man's Best Friend (2) 04x02: (Sep/23/1987) As Lil 
  Man's Best Friend (1) 04x01: (Sep/16/1987) As Lil 

Brothers (US) (1984) 
  Wake Me Up Before You Go Go 03x06: (Jun/04/1986) As Mrs. Murphy 

The Colbys (1985) 
  Anniversary Waltz 01x23: (May/15/1986) As Helen Webster 

Amazing Stories (1985) 
  The Sitter 01x13: (Jan/05/1986) As Mrs. Abbott 

Hill Street Blues (1981) 
  The Rise and Fall of Paul the Wall 05x10: (Dec/06/1984) As Mary Minot 

Manimal (1983) 
  Night of the Beast 01x08: (Dec/17/1983) As Sadie 

Falcon Crest (1981) 
  Solitary Confinement 03x08: (Nov/18/1983) As Cass 

Matt Houston (1982) 
  Marilyn 02x07: (Oct/21/1983) As Maggie 

It Takes Two (1982) (1982) 
  Mother and Child Reunion 01x20: (Mar/31/1983) As Bridget 

Laverne & Shirley (1976) 
  The Monastery Show 08x11: (Jan/04/1983) As Mother Superior 

Father Murphy (1981) 
  Eighty-Eight Keys to Happiness 01x12: (Jan/19/1982) As Toby's Mom 

Foul Play (1981) 
  Postage Due 01x06: (Aug/22/1981) As Lady in Black 

The Waltons (1972) 
  The Hostage 09x21: (May/28/1981) As Eula Mae Moonie 

When the Whistle Blows (1980) 
  The Wildcatters 01x04: (Apr/04/1980) As May 

Carter Country (1977) 
  The Big Move (2) 02x19: (May/17/1979) As Martha 

How the West Was Won (1978) 
  Hillary 02x05: (Feb/26/1979) As Mrs. Holmes 

Charlie's Angels (1976) (1976) 
  Pom Pom Angels 03x08: (Nov/01/1978) As Belle Asher 
  Terror on Ward One 01x18: (Feb/16/1977) As Nurse Fager 

CHiPs (1977) 
  Trick or Treat 02x06: (Oct/21/1978) As Nancy 

Starsky & Hutch (1975) 
  Photo Finish 04x04: (Oct/10/1978) As Landlady 
  Murder Ward 03x05: (Oct/08/1977) As Miss Bycroft 
  Jojo 01x19: (Feb/18/1976) As Stella 

The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1977) 
  The Great Burro Race 02x17: (Mar/01/1978) As Gerty Thackery 

Barney Miller (1975) 
  Corporation 04x04: (Oct/06/1977) As Mrs. Hirsch 

One Day at a Time (1975) 
  Julie's Operation 02x18: (Feb/08/1977) As Nurse 

The Quest (1976) (1976) 
  Seventy-Two Hours 01x05: (Nov/03/1976) As Mag Wood 

Days of our Lives (1965) 
  Ep. #2572 11x63: (Feb/09/1976) As Rosie Carlson 
  Ep. #2667 11x158: (Jun/21/1976) As Rosie Carlson 

Good Heavens (1976) 
  See Jane Run 01x05: (Mar/29/1976) As Ma Buckingham 

The Rookies (1972) 
  Ladies Day (a.k.a.) Ladies Kill, Too 04x05: (Oct/07/1975) As Ma Burker 

Gunsmoke (1955) 
  Manolo 20x23: (Mar/17/1975) As Hannah 
  The Busters 20x22: (Mar/10/1975) As Hannah 
  I Have Promises to Keep 20x21: (Mar/03/1975) As Hannah Cobb 
  Brides and Grooms 20x19: (Feb/10/1975) As Hannah Cobb 

Ironside (1967) 
  Five Days in the Death of Sgt. Brown (1) 06x01: (Sep/14/1972) As Charge Nurse, [Co-Guest Stars]

Bonanza (1959) 
  A Visit to Upright 13x25: (Mar/26/1972) As Widow Lucas 

McCloud (1970) 
  Give My Regrets to Broadway 02x07: (Feb/23/1972) As Nurse 

Night Gallery (1970) 
  Witches' Feast 02x09: (Sep/22/1971) As Third Witch 

The Partridge Family (1970) 
  My Son, the Feminist 01x12: (Dec/11/1970) As 1st Wife 

The Brady Bunch (1969) 
  To Move or Not to Move 01x23: (Mar/06/1970) As Mrs. Hunsaker 

The Bill Cosby Show (1969) 
  Rules is Rules 01x05: (Oct/12/1969) As Mrs. Beal 

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1969) 
  The Wonderful Old Saloon 01x03: (Oct/10/1969) As Rosie 

Daniel Boone (1964) (1964) 
  Love and Equity 05x21: (Mar/13/1969) As Miss Jones 

Green Acres (1965) 
  Eb Uses His Ingenuity 04x23: (Mar/12/1969) As Minnie Holcombe 
  Retreat From Washington 04x20: (Feb/19/1969) As Minnie Holcombe 

Batman (1966) 
  The Greatest Mother of Them All (1) 02x09: (Oct/05/1966) As Chairlady 
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