Maxine Stuart (Maxine Stuart)

Maxine Stuart

Actress. A versatile performer with numerous television credits over a long career, she shall perhaps be best remembered for a classic 1960 episode of “The Twilight Zone”. Born Maxine Shlivek, she was raised in the New Jersey suburbs, took to show business from a young age, bowed on Broadway in 1937’s “Western Waters”, made her 1946 screen debut in the short “Sorry, Wrong Number”, refined her skills on the New York stage and in such television fare of the day as the “Lux Video Theatre”, “Robert Montgomery Presents”, and the “Armstrong Circle Theatre”, was a regular on “The Edge of Night” during the early days of television soaps, and relocated to Southern California in the late 1950s. In a November  1960 “Twilight Zone” episode entitled “Eye of the Beholder” she was seen as a young girl encased in surgical bandages while wishing for her 11th, and by law last, surgery to make her attractive enough to live in society; removal of the dressings revealed a young Donna Douglas, condemned to be exiled from a world where pretty is ugly. Over the coming decades Maxine was kept busy on the small screen, compiling a massive list of credits which included “Dr. Kildare”, “Hazel”, “Chicago Hope”, “Wanted: Dead or Alive”, “Perry Mason”, “The Fugitive”, “Peyton Place”, “Murphy Brown”, “Cannon”, “The Streets of San Francisco”, “Barnaby Jones”, and “NYPD Blue”. In 1993 her appearance on “Murphy Brown” led to her being invited to join the cast of the long-running CBS daytime soap “The Young and Restless”; though primarily a television artist, Maxine was seen on the big screen a few times, her appearances including the 1962 alcoholism-themed “Days of Wine and Roses”, Neil Simon’s 1975 “The Prisoner of Second Avenue”, and the role of Goldie Hawn’s Aunt Betty in 1980’s comedic “Private Benjamin”. A life member of The Actor’s Studio, she earned an Emmy nomination for her 1989 performance as a piano teacher on “The Wonder Years” and remained active well into advanced years, last seen on a 2003 episode of “Judging Amy”. (bio by: Bob Hufford)  Family links:  Spouses:  Frank Maxwell (1916 – 2004)  David Shaw (1916 – 2007)

Born

  • June, 28, 1918
  • USA

Died

  • June, 06, 2013
  • USA

Other

  • Cremated

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