Dorothy Lyman

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Dorothy Lyman (born April 18, 1947) is an American television actress, director and producer. She is most commonly known for her work as Gwen Frame in Another World and in All My Children as Opal Sue Gardner, and on the syndicated sitcom Mama's Family, as Naomi Harper. Lyman was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Violet E. (née Brightwell) and Hector H. Lyman, who was a stockbroker. She first appeared on her first soap opera A World Apart as Julie Stark in 1971. Several years later, Dorothy appeared as the evil Elly Jo Jamison on The Edge of Night. She played architect Gwen Parrish Frame (1976–1980,1989) on Another World and played Ralphie's mother in Jean Shepherd's Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss from 1988. She appeared in the Tales from the Darkside television series in the 'In the Cards' episode (1985), in ALF as Maura Norris in the episode 'Tequila' (1988), Generations as Rebecca Whitmore (1990–1991), and in The Bold and the Beautiful as Bonnie Roberts (1991–1992).


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