Marilyn Lightstone

Marilyn Lightstone (born June 28, 1940) is a Canadian film, television and voice actress and writer.

Marilyn Lightstone
Born (1940-06-28) June 28, 1940
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
OccupationActress and writer
Years active1970–present


Born in Montreal, she starred on Canadian television in Anne of Green Gables and Road to Avonlea. She also has had various voice roles in animated series. She has won two Canadian Film Awards.

Lightstone is also a painter and writer, and formerly the brand announcer for Canadian arts television network Bravo!. She has said she is still interested in acting, even on stage, but only in what she would consider "meaningful" roles. As of 2008, she has said she is currently interested in mainly painting and photography.

She hosts an evening program on Classical 96, Moses Znaimer's classical music radio station in Toronto. She is in a long-term relationship with Znaimer, who is the current head of ZoomerMedia.



Year Title Role Notes
1975 Lies My Father Told Me Annie Herman
1978 In Praise of Older Women Klari
1981 Heavy Metal Queen (voice) Segment: "Den"
1982 Love Marilyn Segment: "Love on Your Birthday"
1983 Bonheur d'occasion Rose-Anna Lacasse
1983 Spasms Dr. Claire Rothman
1983 The Wild Pony Sarah Chase
1984 The Surrogate Dr. Foreman
1986 Heathcliff: The Movie Sonja / Grandma (voice) 4 Segments
Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords Crasher (voice)
1990 Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe Abraxas' Answer Box (voice)
1992 Timescape Madame Iovine
1995 Iron Eagle on the Attack Dr. Francis Gully
2012 My Titanic Uncle Narrator (voice) Short


Year Title Role Notes
1977 The New Avengers Ranoff "Forward Base"
1978 King of Kensington Sharon Rockwell "The Old Flame"
1979 Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith Anna TV film
1981 Titans Nefertiti "Nefertiti"
1983 The Littlest Hobo Dr. Fagan "The Loneliest Day of the Week"
1984 Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats Sonja/Grandma (voice) TV series
1984-85 Challenge of the GoBots Various (voice) TV series
1985 Anne of Green Gables Muriel Stacey TV miniseries
1985 ABC Weekend Special Skin Horse / Nana (voice) "The Velveteen Rabbit"
1985 The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo Astrid (voice) "Scooby in Kwackyland"
1985 Night Heat Mrs. Loris "Snow White"
1986 Blind Justice Dr. Lathrop TV film
1986 Cagney & Lacey Gerilee Thackeray "Exit Stage Center"
1986 Wildfire Jude (voice) "Secret of Sinti Magic"
1986 Pound Puppies Lady Belveshire (voice) "From Wags to Riches"
1986 Danger Bay Sister Sophia "Thursday's Child"
1986 Cheers Leeza "Dance, Diane, Dance"
1986-88 Dennis the Menace Martha Wilson / Alice Mitchell (voice) Main role
1987 Amen Prue "The Divorce Lawyer"
1987 Starman Lainie Fine "Starscape: Parts 1 & 2"
1987 Anne of Avonlea Miss Muriel Stacey TV miniseries
1987 The Real Ghostbusters Aunt Lois (voice) "The Spirit of Aunt Lois"
1990-96 Road to Avonlea Muriel Stacey Pettibone Recurring role
1991 Dracula: The Series Mrs. Pfenning "Sophie, Queen of the Night"
1991 Wish Kid (voice) TV series
1992-93 Street Legal Sunny Bernstein "Persistence of Vision", "Never Say Die", "Faking It"
1993 E.N.G. Kay Lundgrigan "The Big Sleepover"
1994 Ready or Not Adele "Family Therapy"
1995 The Neverending Story Ygramul (voice) "To Save Falkor"
1999 Psi Factor Dr. Jenica "883"
2002 Dennis the Menace in Cruise Control Alice Mitchell / Martha Wilson (voice) TV film
2002 Madeline: My Fair Madeline Miss Higginsbottom (voice) TV film


Literary works

  • Rogues & Vagabonds


Marilyn Lightstone attended TFcon 2013 as a guest where she reprised her roles as Crasher and Pathfinder (called Roswell) for a voice actor play.

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