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Madlyn Rhue

Mostly Credited As: Madlyn Rhue
Sometimes Credited As: Madeline Rhue
Madelyn Rhue

Birth Name: Madleine Roche
Date Of Birth: October 03, 1935 (Age 68)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Washington, District of Columbia
Date Of Death: December 16, 2003
Cause Of Death: Pneumonia and Multiple Sclerosis

Madlyn Rhue


Madlyn Rhue's career spanned nearly 40 years and included appearances in diverse shows
like The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Star Trek, Hawaii Five-O and The Untouchables. Although she appeared mainly on television, she had roles in a few theatrical release films including It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World in 1966 which boasted an all-star cast with the likes of Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle and Ethel Merman.

In 1977, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), a degenerative nerve disease. She continued to work despite the debilitating effects of MS, appearing in shows like Hart to Hart, Fantasy Island, Dynasty, Fame and the long-running soap Days of Our Lives.

Her last series appearance was a recurring role in Murder, She Wrote as librarian Jean O'Neill. Reportedly series star Angela Lansbury heard that Rhue was about to lose her Screen Actors Guild medical coverage due to her lack of work and earnings and had the librarian character created for Rhue so she could meet the union requirement and keep her medical benefits. The role allowed Rhue to sit behind a desk and assist Lansbury's character in her investigations.

By 1993, Rhue was too ill to work. She retired from acting and moved to a nursing facility. She passed away in 2003 from complications from multiple sclerosis.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Bracken's World (1969)As: Marjorie Grant (S01 & only one episode in S02)
Days of our Lives (1965)As: Daphne DiMera (1983)
Episode Cast Credits 

Murder, She Wrote (1984) 
  Murder in Tempo 12x14: (Jan/11/1996) As Jean O'Neill 
  Home Care 12x05: (Oct/19/1995) As Jean O'Neill 
  Wheel of Death 10x21: (May/22/1994) As Jean O'Neill 
  Seal of the Confessional 06x02: (Oct/01/1989) As Doris West 

Fame (1982) (1982) 
  Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? 04x21: (Apr/01/1985) As Angela Schwartz 
  Dreams 04x12: (Dec/31/1984) As Angela Schwartz 
  Blizzard 04x06: (Oct/29/1984) As Angela Schwartz 
  Heritage 03x23: (May/14/1984) As Mrs. Schwartz 

CHiPs (1977) 
  Brat Patrol 06x17: (Feb/27/1983) As Unknown 
  Country Action 06x14: (Jan/23/1983) As Unknown 

Fantasy Island (1977) (1978) 
  The Perfect Gentleman/Legend 06x03: (Oct/30/1982) As Unknown 

Dynasty (US) (1981) 
  The Bordello 01x08: (Feb/23/1981) As Lucy 

Quincy, M.E. (1976) 
  Unhappy Hour 05x16: (Feb/14/1980) As Ann Asten Stedman 

Hart to Hart (1979) 
  Max in Love 01x08: (Nov/13/1979) As Charlotte Fleming 

Charlie's Angels (1976) (1976) 
  Angels on the Street 04x08: (Nov/07/1979) As Georgia 

The Tony Randall Show (1976) 
  Case: The Phantom of the Poconos 02x19: (Feb/18/1978) As Evelyn 

We've Got Each Other (1977) 
  S'Mackenzie 01x07: (Nov/19/1977) As Millie 

Switch (1975) 
  Three for the Money 02x22: (Mar/13/1977) As Donna Mendarez, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Cold War Con 01x12: (Dec/09/1975) As Evelynn Thurston 

The Streets of San Francisco (1972) 
  Clown of Death 04x20: (Feb/26/1976) As Crystal 

Cannon (1971) 
  Snap Shot 05x22: (Feb/11/1976) As Phyllis Behr 
  Voice from the Grave 04x03: (Sep/25/1974) As Gloria Norlan 

Starsky & Hutch (1975) 
  Losing Streak 01x16: (Jan/14/1976) As Belinda Williams 

Medical Story (1975) 
  Medical Story 01x01: (Sep/04/1975) As Mrs. Doran 

Petrocelli (1974) 
  A Lonely Victim 01x17: (Feb/19/1975) As Ellen Walker 

Baretta (1975) 
  He'll Never See Daylight Again 01x01: (Jan/17/1975) As Sharon Fowler 

Police Story (1973) (1973) 
  Headhunter 02x13: (Jan/14/1975) As Sue Ellen 

Mannix (1967) 
  Man in a Trap 08x14: (Jan/12/1975) As Nedda 
  The Sound of Murder 05x17: (Jan/12/1972) As Marcia Inman 
  Death Run 02x13: (Jan/04/1969) As Laura Geils 

Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974) 
  Firefall 01x06: (Nov/08/1974) As Marie 

Ironside (1967) 
  Cross Doublecross 08x05: (Oct/10/1974) As Amy Frost 
  Love Me in December 06x18: (Feb/01/1973) As Kate Dunhill, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Gambling Game 05x04: (Oct/05/1971) As Betty 
  Message from Beyond 01x01: (Sep/14/1967) As Margaret Blackwell ("And" (end credits)), [Featuring]

Barnaby Jones (1973) 
  The Deadly Prize 02x08: (Nov/04/1973) As Myra Stayley 

Hawaii Five-O (1968) (1968) 
  Here Today, Gone Tonight 05x17: (Jan/23/1973) As June Fleming 
  The Payoff 03x13: (Dec/09/1970) As Madge 

Ghost Story (1972) 
  Creature of the Canyon 01x12: (Dec/15/1972) As Georgia Strauss 

Mission: Impossible (1966) (1966) 
  Ultimatum 07x10: (Nov/18/1972) As Adele Cooper 

Banacek (1972) 
  Let's Hear it for a Living Legend 01x01: (Sep/13/1972) As Holly Allencamp 

Land of the Giants (1968) 
  The Deadly Dart 02x20: (Feb/01/1970) As Bertha Fry 

The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967) 
  The Straw Man 02x06: (Nov/08/1968) As Marion Hagger 

Cowboy in Africa (1967) 
  Work of Art 01x23: (Mar/11/1968) As Christine Blaine 

The Wild Wild West (1965) 
  The Night of the Bubbling Death 03x01: (Sep/08/1967) As Carlotta (Carlotta Waters) 

Captain Nice (1967) 
  Who's Afraid of Amanda Woolf? 01x10: (Mar/27/1967) As Amanda Woolf 

Star Trek (1966) 
  Space Seed 01x22: (Feb/16/1967) As Marla (Lt. Marla McGivers) 

The Iron Horse (1966) 
  The Man from New Chicago 01x10: (Nov/14/1966) As Angela 

The Fugitive (1963) (1963) 
  The Sharp Edge of Chivalry 04x04: (Oct/04/1966) As Liz Roland 
  Somebody to Remember 01x26: (Mar/24/1964) As Sophie 

Laredo (1965) 
  The Would-Be Gentleman of Laredo 01x29: (Apr/14/1966) As Dona Dolores 

A Man Called Shenandoah (1965) 
  A Special Talent for Killing 01x12: (Dec/06/1965) As Ann Clayton 

I Spy (US) (1965) 
  The Time of the Knife 01x08: (Nov/03/1965) As Jean (Jean Dillard) 

Burke's Law (1963) (1963) 
  Steam Heat 03x03: (Sep/29/1965) As Manicurist 

Slattery's People (1964) 
  Question: Does Nero Still at Ringside Sit? 01x17: (Feb/05/1965) As Lupe Leon 

Daniel Boone (1964) (1964) 
  The Hostages 01x13: (Jan/07/1965) As Esther Mancour 

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (1964) 
  The Terbuf Affair 01x14: (Dec/29/1964) As Clara Valdar 

Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre (1963) 
  The Game with Glass Pieces 01x27: (May/01/1964) As Lillian 

The Lieutenant (1963) 
  The Alien 01x14: (Dec/28/1963) As Jackie Madian 

The Virginian (1962) 
  A Portrait of Marie Valonne 02x08: (Nov/06/1963) As Marie Valonne 

Arrest and Trial (1963) 
  Tears From a Silver Dipper 01x03: (Sep/29/1963) As Christine Ortega 

Rawhide (1959) 
  Incident at Rio Doloroso 05x28: (May/10/1963) As Inez Maldenado 

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) 
  The Dark Pool 01x29: (May/03/1963) As Consuela Sandine 

Route 66 (1960) (1960) 
  Every Father's Daughter Must Weave Her Own 03x09: (Nov/16/1962) As Ara Rados 

Cain's Hundred (1961) 
  Woman of Silure 01x28: (Apr/24/1962) As Margarita Safe 

Bus Stop (US) (1961) 
  Jaws of Darkness 01x14: (Dec/31/1961) As Gloria White 

Adventures in Paradise (1959) 
  The Assassins 03x09: (Nov/26/1961) As Sherry Drake 

The Untouchables (1959) (1959) 
  The Tommy Karpeles Story 02x11: (Dec/29/1960) As Sally Karr / Karpeles 
  Head of Fire - Feet of Clay 01x27: (Apr/21/1960) As Chickie Bernstein 

General Electric Theater (1953) 
  The Other Wise Man 09x14: (Dec/25/1960) As Deborah 

Sugarfoot (1957) 
  A Noose for Nora 04x02: (Oct/24/1960) As Nora Sutton 

Bonanza (1959) 
  Day of Reckoning 02x07: (Oct/22/1960) As Hatoya 

The Roaring 20's (1960) 
  Burnett's Woman 01x01: (Oct/15/1960) As Julie Fiore 

Outlaws (1960) (1960) 
  Ballad for a Badman 01x02: (Oct/06/1960) As Rose Dabney 

Bourbon Street Beat (1959) 
  Last Exit 01x30: (May/02/1960) As Nita Roulas 
  Portrait of Lenore 01x13: (Dec/28/1959) As Lenore Lemartine 

The Alaskans (1959) 
  Disaster At Gold Hill 01x24: (Mar/20/1960) As Fay Loomis 

Perry Mason (1957) 
  The Case of the Wayward Wife 03x13: (Jan/23/1960) As Marian Ames 

Laramie (1959) 
  The Pass 01x16: (Dec/29/1959) As Eve 

Gunsmoke (1955) 
  Tag, You're It 05x15: (Dec/19/1959) As Rusty 

Tales of Wells Fargo (1957) 
  Woman with a Gun 04x13: (Dec/07/1959) As Linda 

The Rebel (1959) 
  In Memoriam 01x10: (Dec/06/1959) As Beth 

Tightrope (US) (1959) 
  The Money Fight 01x10: (Nov/17/1959) As Judy 

Cheyenne (1955) (1955) 
  Prisoner of Moon Mesa 04x06: (Nov/16/1959) As Ellen 

Riverboat (1959) 
  About Roger Mowbray 01x03: (Sep/27/1959) As Cassie Baird, [Co-Guest Stars]

Black Saddle (1959) 
  Client: Reynolds 01x19: (May/23/1959) As Julie Reynolds 

Have Gun, Will Travel (1957) 
  Hunt the Man Down 02x21: (Feb/07/1959) As Elizabeth DeVries 
  Deliver the Body 01x38: (Jun/07/1958) As Jean Nelson (as Madeline Rhue) 

Mike Hammer (1958) (1958) 
  Aces and Eights 02x05: (Feb/21/1958) As Linda 
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