Priscilla Morrill
Priscilla Morrill appeared as Mrs. Luther Snow, Chrissy's mom, on Three's Company.
Personal Information
Born: (1927-06-04)4 June 1927
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Died 9 November 1994(1994-11-09) (aged 67)
Deathplace: Los Angeles, California
Career/Family Information
Character information
Appeared on: Three's Company guest appearance
Character played: as Mrs. Luther Snow in episode "And Mother Makes Four" in Season 1
Three's Company Script

Priscilla Morrill (4 June 1927 - 9 November 1994) appeared as Mrs. Luther Snow, mother of Chrissy Snow and wife of Reverend Luther Snow, in the Three's Company episode titled "And Mother Makes Four", the second episode of the series. A venerable stage, TV and film actress, Priscilla was probably best known for her television performance as Lou Grant's wife on another hit 1970s sitcom series, CBS-TV's long-running The Mary Tyler Moore Show.


Born and raised in Boston, Morrill attended the Carnegie Institute before making her stage debut opposite John Carradine in Julius Caesar. She made her Broadway acting debut in The Relapse with Cyril Ritchard.[1]

Morrill's first television performance was on the Outer Limits episode "The Man With The Power" in 1963. She went on to guest star on numerous television series and television movies. Morrill also had recurring roles on Family, Bret Maverick, Santa Barbara, and Newhart. In addition to guest-starring roles, she also co-starred in two short-lived series: In the Beginning starring McLean Stevenson, and Baby Makes Five starring Peter Scolari. Morrill made her last onscreen appearance on an episode of the hit ABC-TV sitcom Coach in 1992. Jean Stapleton stated in an interview for the Archive of American Television, Morrill was the stand-in for her in the ninth season episode of All in the Family, "A Girl Like Edith" where Stapleton had a dual role. She made an appearance in the ABC-TV action series MacGyver, in the season two episode "D.O.A.: MacGyver" as Helen Wilson.


On 9 November 1994, Morrill died of complications of a kidney infection at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 67. She was survived by her husband, Paul Bryson.[1]

Selected Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1966 The F.B.I. Ann King 1 episode
1967 Felony Squad Liz McCready 1 episode
1968 The Wild, Wild West Phalah Episode: "The Night of the Undead"
1968 Mannix Janet Paulson Episode: "Edge of the Knife"
1973 Breezy Dress Customer
1973 to 1975 The Mary Tyler Moore Show Edie Grant 5 episodes
1975 Kolchak: The Night Stalker Griselda Episode: "The Trevi Collection"
1976 to 1977 Family Elaine Hogan 8 episodes
1977 Three's Company Mrs. Snow Episode: "And Mother Makes Four"
1977 The Jeffersons Mrs. Fletcher Episode: "The Costume Party"
1978 The Love Boat Ida Snead Episode: "Taking Sides/A Friendly Little Game/Going by the Book"
1979 Welcome Back, Kotter Mrs. Gladstone Trevors-Smythe Episode: "The Breadwinners"
1981 It's a Living Dean Pressman Episode: "Making the Grade"
1982 One Day at a Time Grandma Cooper Episode: "Gift Horses"
1982 to 1984 Family Ties Kate Donnelly 2 episodes
1983 The Powers of Matthew Star Mrs. Aldridge Episode: "Starr Knight"
1984 St. Elsewhere Sister Teresa 2 episodes
1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King Margaret Brock Episode: "Spiderweb"
1985 Three's a Crowd Judge Hancock Episode: "September Song"
1985 to 1989 Newhart Marian "Mary" Vanderkellen 7 episodes
1986 The Golden Girls Lucille Beatty Episode: "In a Bed of Rose's"
1987 MacGyver Helen Wilson Episode: "D. O. A.: MacGyver"
1989 CBS Summer Playhouse Miss Gordon Episode: "Shivers"
1989 to 1992 Coach Mrs. Rizzendough 4 episodes
1991 Blossom Mrs. Whiting Episode: "School Daze"


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Priscilla Morrill, Actress, 67", The New York Times, 1994-11-29. Retrieved on 2009-06-30. 

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