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Rosanna Huffman

  • Birthplace: Timblane, Pennsylvania
  • Birthday: August 12
Date of passing: 
May 20, 2016

Obituary

Rosanna Huffman was an actress and voiceover performer best known for her role on the television series Columbo and Murder, She Wrote. Both series were co-created by her late husband, Richard Levinson. Over the course of a decade, she appeared in seven episodes of Murder, She Wrote, playing a different character in each.

Huffman also appeared on the series The Big Valley, Insight, Mission: Impossible, The Streets of San Francisco, Barnaby Jones, Moonlighting, The Golden Girls, Family Ties, Cagney & Lacey, 7th Heaven and ER.

She also had recurring roles on Murder One and Hill Street Blues. In the latter, she was the ex-wife of Lt. Henry Goldblume, played by Joe Spano.

Additionally, Huffman had roles in the films Seems Like Old Times, starring Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase; The Distinguished Gentleman, starring Eddie Murphy; The Trigger Effect, with Kyle MacLachlan, Elisabeth Shue and Dermot Mulroney; and Sour Grapes, starring Steven Weber.

Rosanna Huffman was an actress and voiceover performer best known for her role on the television series Columbo and Murder, She Wrote. Both series were co-created by her late husband, Richard Levinson. Over the course of a decade, she appeared in seven episodes of Murder, She Wrote, playing a different character in each.

Huffman also appeared on the series The Big Valley, Insight, Mission: Impossible, The Streets of San Francisco, Barnaby Jones, Moonlighting, The Golden Girls, Family Ties, Cagney & Lacey, 7th Heaven and ER.

She also had recurring roles on Murder One and Hill Street Blues. In the latter, she was the ex-wife of Lt. Henry Goldblume, played by Joe Spano.

Additionally, Huffman had roles in the films Seems Like Old Times, starring Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase; The Distinguished Gentleman, starring Eddie Murphy; The Trigger Effect, with Kyle MacLachlan, Elisabeth Shue and Dermot Mulroney; and Sour Grapes, starring Steven Weber.

Huffman also provided voice work for the animated films Oliver & Company, The Fabulous Baker Boys, FernGully: The Last Rainforest, White Palace and Babe, in which she voiced one of the sheep.

She got her start in entertainment after moving to New York and landing a singing role in the 1965 Broadway production of Half of Sixpence. She married Levinson in 1969 and moved to Los Angeles, where she scored the lead role in the stage comedy Jane Heights.

Huffman died May 20, 2016, in Santa Monica, California. She was 77.

 

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