|Other names Meg Wylie|
Name Meg Wyllie
|Years active 1952-1995|
|Full Name Margaret Gillespie Wyllie|
Born February 15, 1917 (1917-02-15) Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Died January 1, 2002, Glendale, California, United States
Movies and TV shows Marnie, The Last Starfighter, The Golden Girls, Lipstick, Beauty and the Beast
Similar People Herb Edelman, Nick Castle, Alfred Hitchcock, Garry Marshall, Tom Mankiewicz
MEG WYLLIE TRIBUTE
Margaret Gillespie "Meg" Wyllie (February 15, 1917 – January 1, 2002) was an American actress who appeared primarily on television.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, she grew up in the Philippines, where her father worked as an engineer in sugar plantations on Negros Island near Bacolod. She attended the Brent School in Baguio for grammar school and high school then and moved to New York City in the 1940s.
Wyllie acted with the Pasadena Playhouse, in Visit to a Small Planet (1958), Two on an Island (1940) and All the Comforts of Home (1941). She had previously appeared in Dear Brutus and Morning Glory there.
Wyllie "appeared on nearly every popular TV series of the late 1950s and much of the 1960s."
In 1960, Wyllie appeared as a grandmother in the "Bullets and Ballet" episode of Tightrope! and in the "Night of the Meek" episode of The Twilight Zone. That same year, she was cast as Mrs. Shafer in the episode "The Captain's Dilemma" of the CBS military sitcom/drama series, Hennesey, starring Jackie Cooper as a United States Navy physician and Abby Dalton as nurse Martha Hale.
Between 1962-1966 Wyllie made four guest appearances on Perry Mason. Her most substantial role of these was as Ninevah Stone in the episode, "The Case of the Nebulous Nephew" (1963). She also played Marguerite Keith, the owner of a home in the path of a road, in the 1964 episode "The Case of the Ruinous Road".
In the 1963-1964 season, Wyllie had a recurring role as Mrs. Kissel in 18 episodes of ABC's family western series, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, starring child actor Kurt Russell in the title role. Mark Allen played Matt Kissel, her husband, in nineteen episodes. In nine episodes, four of The Osmonds were cast as the singing sons of the Kissel family, all with given names of books of the Old Testament, Micah, Deuteronomy, Lamentations, and Leviticus. She played the first-ever villain in Star Trek, the Talosian "Keeper" in the pilot episode, "The Cage" (1964). Not broadcast in its original form for many years, this material was used in the two-parter, "The Menagerie" (1966).
Wyllie appeared on ABC's General Hospital as three different characters-Nurse Doris Roach (1974) who revealed to Lesley Faulkner that her daughter (Laura Vining) was still alive; Antique shop proprietor Hester Frumpkin (1982) who worked for Laura's kidnapper, David Gray; and a brief replacement for Anna Lee as Lila Quartermaine (1994). She also played several different characters on both Golden Girls and Designing Women.