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Mercy Otis Warren

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An American Revolutionary-era writer of history, propaganda, and politics satire, she actually is best known on her behalf multi-volume work, History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination from the American Trend (1805). This is the first traditional account from the American Trend to be compiled by a female. She received no formal education, but examined informally using a teacher who worked on her behalf brothers. From her early adulthood, she transferred in influential circles; her close friends included John Hancock, Martha and George Washington, Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, and Thomas Jefferson. She authored a 1788 pamphlet beneath the pseudonym of “A Columbian Patriot.” Within this pamphlet, she needed the inclusion from the Costs of Privileges in the Constitution. She was the 3rd of thirteen kids blessed to Colonel Adam Otis and Mary Allyne Otis. She wedded Adam Warren in 1754; the few eventually became parents to five sons. She and her hubby were good friends of Abigail and John Adams.

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Full Name Mercy Otis Warren
Date Of Birth September 15, 1728
Place Of Birth Barnstable, MA
Profession Historian
Nationality American
Spouse James Warren
Children Charles Warren, James Warren, George Warren, Winslow Warren, Henry Warren
Parents James Otis Sr., Mary Allyne
Siblings James Otis Jr.
Star Sign Virgo

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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stranger in the House2015Alice
Unearthing2015Mary Hart
Hellman v. McCarthy2014TV MovieLillian Hellman
What We Have2014Rosemary
Hungry Hearts2014Anne
Warehouse 132009-2010TV SeriesRebecca St. Clair
Rookie Blue2010TV SeriesMarie D'Abramo
The Killing Floor2007Ms. Alimet (uncredited)
The Mermaid Chair2006TV MovieNelle
Booky Makes Her Mark2006TV MovieAunt Aggie
Brokeback Mountain2005Jack's Mother
Queer as Folk2005TV SeriesMichael's Lawyer
Riding the Bus with My Sister2005TV MovieValerie
Vinegar Hill2005TV MovieEllen's Mother
Gracie's Choice2004TV MovieJudge
The Atwood Stories2003TV SeriesLois
Scar Tissue2002TV MovieMora Carlisle-Nevsky
Benjamin Franklin2002TV Mini-Series documentaryDeborah Read Franklin
Full Disclosure2001VideoSarah Archer
What Makes a Family2001TV MovieClaire
The Dinosaur Hunter2000TV MovieAdult Julia
Trust Dance2000Sister Bernadette
Life in a Day2000TV MovieCarla Jennings
The Outer Limits2000TV SeriesMrs. Reynolds
Law & Order2000TV SeriesTeresa Brewster
Shadow Lake1999TV MovieLouise Garvey
Twice in a Lifetime1999TV SeriesEloise Hawke / Eileen Kotter
Forget Me Never1999TV Movie
Water Damage1999Dr. Winston
Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke1999TV MovieMyra
At the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story1998TV MovieDoe
Last Night1998/IMrs. Wheeler
The Postman1997Irene March
Liberty! The American Revolution1997TV Mini-SeriesMercy Otis Warren
Fall1997Joan Alterman
When Innocence Is Lost1997TV MovieCynthia Adams
Mistrial1996TV MovieJudge Friel
We the Jury1996TV MovieLydia Bosco
Dead Man Walking1995Lucille Poncelet
Philadelphia1993Judge Tate
Kingsgate1989
The Hitchhiker1989TV SeriesMarybeth
The Equalizer1989TV Series
Great Performances1974-1989TV SeriesMrs. Webb Clara
Air Waves1986-1987TV SeriesJean Lipton
Psycho III1986Tracy
St. Elsewhere1984TV SeriesCat Lady
Special Bulletin1983TV MovieDiane Silverman
As You Like It1983TV MovieRosalind
Faerie Tale Theatre1982TV SeriesQueen Beatrice / Griselda
Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal1982TV MovieMary Belinski
Popeye1980Nana Oyl
The Changeling1980Eva Lingstrom
Rich Kids1979Barbara Peterfreund
Mourning Becomes Electra1978TV Mini-SeriesLavinia Mannon
For the Record1978TV SeriesCarol
The Other Side of Victory1976TV Movie
A Touch of the Poet1974TV MovieSara Melody
All My Children1970TV SeriesNanny Judith (1988)
A Great Big Thing1968Eve
Festival1961-1965TV SeriesRia Hennessy / Sonia / Rebecca
Another World1964TV SeriesBarbara Weaver #1 (1974)
Emergency-Ward 101962TV SeriesNurse Merritt
BBC Sunday-Night Play1962TV Mini-SeriesCarolyn Claybourne
Encounter1957-1961TV SeriesHelen / Stella Meredith / Laurie / ...
Just Mary1960TV Series voice
Folio1957TV Series

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Killing Floor2007special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Junior Magazine1955TV SeriesHost (1957-1958)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesScar Tissue (2002)
1999GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleLast Night (1998)


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