Colleen Dewhurst (1924-1991) was best known for her theatre roles but was also known for The Nun's Story, Ice Castles. On TV she starred as Murphy Brown's mother and in The Anne of Green Gables movies as Marilla Cuthbert Dewhurst was married 3 times, most notably to George C. Scott twice.  She has two sons, Alexander and Campbel..

Colleen Dewhurst (1924-1991) was best known for her theatre roles but was also known for The Nun's Story, Ice Castles. On TV she starred as Murphy Brown's mother and in The Anne of Green Gables movies as Marilla Cuthbert Dewhurst was married 3 times, most notably to George C. Scott twice. She has two sons, Alexander and Campbel..

Colleen Dewhurst as a "soiled dove" - The Cowboys

Colleen Dewhurst as a "soiled dove" - The Cowboys

Colleen Dewhurst (1924-1991) Tall, luminous and leonine, the legendary Colleen Dewhurst must go down as one of the theater's finest contemporary tragediennes of the late 1900s.

Colleen Dewhurst (1924-1991) Tall, luminous and leonine, the legendary Colleen Dewhurst must go down as one of the theater's finest contemporary tragediennes of the late 1900s.

Colleen Dewhurst home in Fortune Bridge, Prince Edward Island.  It was built by the playwright Elmer Blaney Harris.  It is now a private inn.  (2008)

Colleen Dewhurst home in Fortune Bridge, Prince Edward Island. It was built by the playwright Elmer Blaney Harris. It is now a private inn. (2008)

Colleen Dewhurst was one of my most favorite character actresses, but she was at her best as Marilla in Anne of Green Gables!

Colleen Dewhurst was one of my most favorite character actresses, but she was at her best as Marilla in Anne of Green Gables!

Still of Colleen Dewhurst in Ice Castles (1978)

Still of Colleen Dewhurst in Ice Castles (1978)

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