Anne Haney (Anne Ryan Thomas)

Anne Haney

Haney appeared in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Survivors” as Rishon Uxbridge, and later appeared as a Bajoran arbitrator in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Dax”. She was a regular guest-star during the syndicated run of Mama’s Family, playing Alberta Meechum, the nemesis of Thelma Harper. On Our House she played fussy neighbor Virginia Taft. She was also a regular guest-star of L.A. Law, playing Judge Marilyn Travelini. She guest starred on Cheers, Designing Women, The Golden Palace, Charmed, Boy Meets World, Columbo, ER, and Curb Your Enthusiasm as the mother of Mary Steenburgen’s character. One of her last appearances was in the Ally McBeal season 4 episode “Reasons to Believe” (which aired on January 8, 2001). Haney was born in Memphis, Tennessee. She was married to John Haney, a public television executive whom she met at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she had been studying drama, radio, and television. After his death in 1980, she moved with their daughter to Southern California, where she began her acting career. Haney was close friends with actor Robert Reed. She and Reed’s daughter, Karen, were the only persons Reed allowed to visit him as he fought and eventually succumbed to colon cancer. On May 26, 2001, Haney died of heart failure at age 67. Her remains were cremated.

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  • March, 04, 1934
  • USA
  • Memphis, Tennessee


  • May, 26, 2001
  • USA
  • Studio City, Los Angeles, California

Cause of Death

  • heart failure


  • Cremated

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