Dori Brenner

Dori Brenner (born Dori Levine; December 16, 1946 - September 16, 2000) was an American actress.[1] She was born in Manhattan, and went to Sarah Lawrence College and the Yale School of Drama.[2][1] Her sister was award-winning author Ellen Levine.[3]

Brenner's first film was Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams.[1] Some other films she appeared in were Altered States, For the Boys, and Next Stop, Greenwich Village.[1] She also appeared on television, with series regular roles on The Charmings and Ned and Stacey as well in Seventh Avenue and in a recurring role as the neighbor on Who's the Boss?[1] She was a close friend of Bette Davis.[1] She died of complications from cancer in Los Angeles, California.[1][4]


Year Title Role Notes
1972Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers
1973Summer Wishes, Winter DreamsAnna
1975The Other Side of the MountainCookie
1976Next Stop, Greenwich VillageConnie
1980Altered StatesSylvia Rosenberg
1984The OasisJill
1987Baby BoomPark Mom
1991For the BoysLoretta
1996InfinityTutti Feynman
2000Sunset StripDoctor

Award nominations

Year Award Category Title of work
1977 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Seventh Avenue


  1. Doug Galloway (September 28, 2000). "Dori Brenner". Variety. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  2. John Willis; Barry Monush (April 1, 2002). Screen World 2001. Applause. pp. 341–. ISBN 978-1-55783-479-9.
  3. "Award-Winning Author Ellen Levine (1939-2012) Dies at Age 73". May 30, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  4. Anne Commire, ed. (January 1, 2007). "Brenner, Dori (1946–2000)". Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages. Archived from the original on February 20, 2016.
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