(March 4, 1934 – May 26, 2001) was an American actress
, perhaps best known for her roles as social worker Mrs. Sellner in Mrs. Doubtfire
, Greta the secretary in Liar Liar,
and for her unique, low-octave voice.
Haney appeared in the The Next Generation
episode "The Survivors
" as Rishon Uxbridge
, and later appeared as a Bajoran
arbitrator in the Deep Space Nine
”. She was a regular guest-star during the syndicated run of Mama's Family
, playing Alberta Meechum
, the nemesis of Thelma Harper
. On the TV series Our House
she played the fussy neighbor "Virginia Taft." She was also a regular guest-star of L.A. Law
, playing Marilyn Travelini, a no-nonsense judge.
She also guest starred on The Golden Palace
, Boy Meets World
, and Curb Your Enthusiasm
, in which she played Mary Steenburgen
Haney was married to John Haney, whom she met at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
, where she had been studying drama
, and television
. After his death in 1980, she moved with their daughter to Southern California
, where she began her acting career.
Haney was very close friends with......