Penelope Windust
BornJuly 13, 1945
New York City, U.S.
DiedFebruary 2, 2022 (aged 76)
OccupationActress
Years active1967–2008
Spouse
(m. 1969⁠–⁠1984)
Children2

Penelope Marjorie Windust (July 13, 1945 – February 2, 2022) was an American television, film, and stage actress. She was known for her role as Kathleen Maxwell in the 1983 miniseries V.

Biography

Windust was born in New York City, the daughter of Irene, an actress, and Bretaigne Windust, a stage and film director. She studied drama at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Tech just before its merger into Carnegie Mellon University in 1967.[citation needed]

Windust began her career on Broadway, appearing in a 1967 production of Spofford with Melvyn Douglas,[1] and in 1972 production of Elizabeth I.[2] Windust has starred in many television movies. Her best-known film roles were in the movies Ghost Town and Bird in 1988. Her final movie appearance was You Don't Mess with the Zohan in 2008.

She made many guest appearances on television, including Hawaii Five-O, The Six Million Dollar Man, Falcon Crest, Dallas, Matlock, Criminal Minds, ER, Third Watch and Boston Legal. She died on February 2, 2022, at the age of 76.[3]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1976 The Keegans Pamela Voorhees Keegan Television film
1976 The Call of the Wild Rosemary
1977 Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo Gloria Beasley Television film
1981 Death Ray 2000 Emma Blessing Television film
1982 Mother's Day on Waltons Mountain Nurse Norris Television film
1982 Johnny Belinda Dr. Harris Television film
1982 The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Lady Capulet [4]
1984 Children in the Crossfire TV Newswoman Television film
1985 Scandal Sheet Television film
1988 Bird Bellevue Nurse
1988 Ghost Town Grace
1989 Flying Blind Blonde Teacher Television film
1989 Naked Lie Alison Browning Television film
1992 A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story Dr. Miller Television film
1992 The Nightman Mrs. Fordyce Television film
1993 Cooperstown Receptionist Television film
1994 Iron Will Maggie Stoneman
2008 McBride: Requiem Celeste Clayton Television film
2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan Second Woman in Cab

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1975 Mannix Ruth O'Neill 1 episode
1975 Hawaii Five-O Dr. Sheila Cramer 1 episode
1975 Ellery Queen Anita Leslie/Cousin Lindsay 1 episode
1975 Emergency! S5Ep8 Jane Larson 1 episode
1976 The Six Million Dollar Man Marlene Bekey 2 episodes
1977 Delvecchio Estelle Richards 1 episode
1978 Husbands, Wives & Lovers Mrs. Howard/Flo 2 episodes
1978 Wonder Woman Dr. Sylvia Stubbs 1 episode
1978 Nero Wolfe Laura Fromm 1 episode
1981 The Waltons Bernadine Norris 1 episode
1982 Lou Grant Josephine Bowers 1 episode
1983 V Kathleen Maxwell 2 episodes
1983 Hotel Elizabeth Stanton 1 episode
1985 Cover Up Model 1 episode
1985 Finder of Lost Loves Mrs. Murdock 1 episode
1982–85 Falcon Crest Doctor 4 episodes
1986 Dallas Mrs. Crane 2 episodes
1987 MacGyver Connie Thornton 1 episode
1988 Matlock Donna Stewart 1 episode
1989 1st & Ten: The Championship Rebecca 1 episode
1990 China Beach Jean Winslow 1 episode
1992 Doogie Howser, M.D. Dr. Joanna Fields 1 episode
1992 Civil Wars Rita Sawyer 1 episode
1992 Married... with Children Sales Lady 1 episode
1993 Reasonable Doubts Elaine Curtis 1 episode
1993 Murder, She Wrote Laura Bennett 1 episode
1996 High Incident 1 episode
1997 ER Mrs. Martineau 1 episode
2002 Third Watch Crazy Lady 1 episode
2004 Boston Legal Martha Silver 1 episode
2005 Criminal Minds Lynette Giles 1 episode
2006 Smith Dental Receptionist 1 episode

Stage credits

Year Title Role Director Notes
1967 Spofford Geneva Herman Shumlin [1]
1972 Elizabeth I Elizabeth the Player Queen John-Michael Tebelak [5]

References

  1. ^ a b "Spofford Broadway @ ANTA Playhouse". Playbill Vault. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "Penelope Windust". Playbill Vault. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  3. ^ "Penelope Marjorie Windust Obituary (2022) Los Angeles Times". Legacy.com. Retrieved 2022-07-17.
  4. ^ "Penelope Windust". The British Film Institute (BFI). Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  5. ^ "Elizabeth I Broadway @ Lyceum Theatre". Playbill Vault. Retrieved February 1, 2017.