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Also Known As: Madeleine Thornton, Madeline Thornton-Sherwood Died:
Born: November 13, 1926 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, CA Profession: actor, director, acting coach

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An award-winning, apple-cheeked player Madeleine Sherwood worked extensively on Broadway in the 1950s, and was still playing occasional character parts in the 80s. She is perhaps best known as the stern, conservative Mother Superior on the frothy ABC sitcom "The Flying Nun" (1966-70). Often billed as Thornton-Sherwood since 1980, she has operated a theater workshop under her hyphenated name.

An award-winning, apple-cheeked player Madeleine Sherwood worked extensively on Broadway in the 1950s, and was still playing occasional character parts in the 80s. She is perhaps best known as the stern, conservative Mother Superior on the frothy ABC sitcom "The Flying Nun" (1966-70). Often billed as Thornton-Sherwood since 1980, she has operated a theater workshop under her hyphenated name.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Silence Like Glass (1989) Eva'S Grandmother
2.
3.
 Broken Vows (1987) Mrs Chase
4.
 Haunted by Her Past (1987) Mr Goode
5.
 Nobody's Child (1986) Nurse Rhonda
6.
7.
 Teachers (1984) Grace
9.
 Resurrection (1980)
10.
 Changeling, The (1979)
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Made stage debut in Montreal Repertory Company's production of "The Corn Is Green"
1941:
Screen debut "The Last Days of Edo"
1952:
Made TV debut in episode of "The Westinghouse Summer Theatre/Studio One")
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Made Broadway debut replacing Kim Stanley in "The Chase"
1953:
Played Abigail in "The Crucible"
1955:
Had featured role as Mae (Sister Woman) in Tennesse Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway
1956:
Played a nurse in film "Baby Doll", directed by Elia Kazan and scripted by Tennessee Williams
1958:
Reprised role of Mae in screen version of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (directed by Richard Brooks)
1966:
Played Mother Superior in "The Flying Nun" (ABC)
1971:
Returned to stage performing in Harold Pinter's "Old Times"
1978:
Was featured in off-Broadway production of Marsha Norman's "Getting Out"
1984:
Co-starred in the feature "Teachers"
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Education

School of Drama, Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut -
Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute: - 1977

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husband:
Robert Sherwood. Divorced.

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father:
Laurence H Thornton.
mother:
Yvonne M Thornton.
daughter:
Chloe Sherwood.

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