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Bonnie Rideout

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Bonnie Rideout was raised on a plantation in Michigan, spent a lot of her child years on Cliff Isle, Casco Bay, Me personally, and studied classical violin in the University or college of Michigan. Her fiddling, nevertheless, displays the musical customs of her ancestral house of Scotland. The receiver of Instrumentalist of the entire year and Record of the entire year WAMA (Washington Region Music Association) honours in 2000, Rideout is really a three-time champion of america Country wide Scottish fiddle tournament and the only real American to become invited to show 18th hundred years and Highland fiddle designs in the Edinburgh International Event. The Washington Post praised Rideout on her behalf “soulful, elegant, and virtuosic fiddle playing,” while Rock’n Reel required a similar look at, composing that Rideout’s “playing is usually examplary throughout, with exhilaration and desolate beauty in equivalent measure.” Rideout inherited her like of music from her mom, who performed piano, and her dad, who performed ocarina. While looking for Xmas presents in her parent’s wardrobe, Rodeout “found out” a vintage violin. Fascinated with the device, she dedicated herself to learning the traditional method of the violin. Improving quickly, she sharpened her playing abilities while playing in public areas college orchestras and was approved for personal lessons in the University or college of Michigan. She also performed using the school’s youngsters orchestra. Enrolling in the University or college of Michigan like a viola main, Rideout soon turned her regions of concentrate. She graduated in 1985 with levels in violin overall performance and good arts. Influenced by Scottish fiddler, Dr. John Turner, Rideout relocated to Scotland where she used many strathspey and reel societies. Veteran Scottish fiddlers Ron Gonnella, Expenses Hardie, and Angus Cameron required her under their wing, revealing her to an array of Scottish fiddle designs. Rideout discovered many music from Scottish farmer/fiddler Jim Falconer and his wife, Katherine. While providing as musician-in-residence at Armadale Castle around the Isle of Skye, she trained herself many music from a series assembled within the 18th hundred years by Patrick MacDonald. A number of these parts were featured on her behalf debut record, “Soft May Morning hours.” Currently surviving in Alexandria, VA, Rideout alternates between single performances and displays with her music group the Bonnie Rideout Scottish Trio, offering guitarist Bryan Aspey and percussionist Paddy Group. Rideout has created four books for Mel Bay Posting.

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Full Name Bonnie Rideout
Profession Fiddler
Nationality American
Music Songs Yell Yell, Kindred Spirits, Brose and Butter / Cuzle Together / Elsie Marly, Mary Do It Again / Cross Roads / Jig in A, Pipe Major WIlliam Wilson, North Highland Tunes, Gloomy Winter, Black Donald's March to Harlaw, Grace Hay's Delight / Dunkeld House / Mrs. McGee's Reel, The Highlands of Scotland / The Lowlands of Scotland / Kelo House / Miss Clementina Stewart, Here We Come A-Wassailing / Bottom of the Punch Bowl, Tunes from the Western Isles, Flo'ers O' the Forest, Gillie Callum / Highland Rant / Ryan's Rant, Lament on the Death of Sor Blanca Maria, Bonny Jean O' Aberdeen, Christmas Carousing / Ale Is Dear / New Christmas, Lude's Lament, Prince Charlie's Farewell to Scotland / Winyadepla, Hurry Burry, Oh Onochie O, Da' Day Dawis / Christmas Day i' Da Moornin', Christmas Duanag / Hark the Bonny Christ Church Bells, Lament for Limerick/Lochaber No More/Irish Lamentation, Rock Thee o' Child / Christ Child's Lullaby, Lament for the Bishop of Argyll, New Year's Day / On Christmas Night, Mrs. Gunn's Strathspey/Sweet Molly/The Wise Maid, What the Devil Ails You! / Loch Ness, Fiddler From Dooney, Dunblane, Lament for the Horses of Uist
Albums A Scottish Christmas, Scottish Rant, Celtic Circles, Soft May Morn, Gi'me Elbow Room: Folk Songs Of A Scottish Childhood, Scotland's Fiddle Piobaireachd, Music in the Great Hall: Instrumental Music From the Ancient Celtic Lands, Harlaw, Scotland - 1411, Scottish Reflections, Scottish Inheritance, Kindred Spirits, Scotland's Fiddle Piobaireachd, Volume 2, The Celebration, Scottish Fire, A Scottish Fiddle Collection
Nominations Independent Music Award for Best Song - World Traditional


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#Fact
1 She played the wife of her real life husband William Daniels in three different series: St. Elsewhere (1982), Boy Meets World (1993) and Touched by an Angel (1994).
2 On Boy Meets World (1993), she had a recurring role as the dean of the college that Cory and his friends attended. Her real-life husband, William Daniels, played Cory's beloved principal who followed them there and accepted a professorship. Bartlett and Daniels married each other on the show after their characters met each other, just as they have been in real life.
3 Her first child with actor William Daniels--whom she had met while attending Northwestern University--was a son they named William Daniels Jr., but he died shortly after birth in 1961.
4 In the fall of 2000 she was an honoree at her former school, Moline High School, in their Hall of Honor. Her plaque sits in a viewing window in the auditorium lobby in Moline, Illinois.
5 Raised in Moline, Illinois (USA)
6 Bartlett and husband, actor William Daniels, won Emmys in 1986 for their portrayals of another married couple, Dr. and Mrs. Mark Craig, on the cult TV series St. Elsewhere (1982).


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nina 2016 Recital Stage Woman
Key and Peele 2015 TV Series Mother
Parks and Recreation 2013 TV Series Paula Horke
Of Two Minds 2012 TV Movie Kathleen
Valediction 2011 Short Annabel
Grey's Anatomy 2008 TV Series Rosemary Bullard
General Hospital 2006 TV Series Miriam Spinelli
Boston Legal 2006 TV Series Marguerite Hauser
Saving Shiloh 2006 Mrs. Wallace
Huff 2005 TV Series Margaret
It Must Be Love 2004 TV Movie Kate Gazelle
NCIS 2004 TV Series Dr. Sylvia Chalmers
Touched by an Angel 1997-2003 TV Series Loretta / Dr. Lucy Scribner / Emily Vincent
Firefly 2002 TV Series Patience
Strong Medicine 2002 TV Series Edna Carlyle
Once and Again 1999-2002 TV Series Barbara Brooks
Tuesdays with Morrie 1999 TV Movie Charlotte
The Practice 1997-1999 TV Series Joanne Oz
Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season 1999 Mrs. Wallace
Boy Meets World 1997-1999 TV Series Dean Lila Bolander
Home Improvement 1995-1998 TV Series Lucille Taylor
Family Blessings 1998 TV Movie Mavis Lallek
Stargate SG-1 1998 TV Series Linea
Primary Colors 1998 Martha Harris
ER 1997-1998 TV Series Ruth Greene
Sleeping with the Devil 1997 TV Movie Stasha Dubrovich
Ghosts of Mississippi 1996 Billie DeLaughter
Shiloh 1996 Mrs. Wallace
The Faculty 1996 TV Series Katherine
The Courtyard 1995 TV Movie Cathleen Fitzgerald
In the Name of Love: A Texas Tragedy 1995 TV Movie Aunt Alice
The Grass Harp 1995 Mrs. Buster
See Jane Run 1995 TV Movie Doris
Take Me Home Again 1994 TV Movie Sylvia
A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor 1994 TV Movie Rosemary Sutter
Where Are My Children? 1994 TV Movie Judge Carol Jean Woods
SeaQuest 2032 1994 TV Series Secretary General Andrea Dre
Victim of Love: The Shannon Mohr Story 1993 TV Movie Lucille Mohr
Donato and Daughter 1993 TV Movie Renata Donato
Dave 1993 Female Senator
Bloodlines: Murder in the Family 1993 TV Movie Ruth
I'll Fly Away 1992 TV Series Beth Lekatzis
Room for Two 1992 TV Series Francine Luboff
L.A. Law 1992 TV Series Gloria Lee
The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake 1990 TV Movie Anita Parker
Midnight Caller 1989-1990 TV Series Hillary Townsend King / Hillary Townsend-King
Wiseguy 1990 TV Series Harriet Weiss
Murder, She Wrote 1989 TV Series Marilyn North
Matlock 1989 TV Series Lorraine Maslin
Twins 1988 Old Mary Ann Benedict
Police Story: The Watch Commander 1988 TV Movie Margaret Wilson
St. Elsewhere 1982-1988 TV Series Ellen Craig
The Golden Girls 1988 TV Series Barbara Thorndyke
Right to Die 1987 TV Movie Lillian
Deadly Deception 1987 TV Movie Marge Shoat
Welcome Home 1986 Short
The Wizard 1986 TV Series Rachel
North and South, Book II 1986 TV Mini-Series General's Wife
The Deliberate Stranger 1986 TV Movie Louise Bundy
Hotel 1985 TV Series Olga Petrovsky
Malice in Wonderland 1985 TV Movie Ida Koverman
Celebrity 1984 TV Mini-Series Mabel Hofmeyer
Dreams 1984 TV Series
Dempsey 1983 TV Movie Celia Dempsey
V 1983 TV Mini-Series Lynn Bernstein
Love Letters 1983/II Maggie Winter
Frances 1982 Studio Stylist
Lou Grant 1982 TV Series Claire
Barney Miller 1980-1982 TV Series Emily Loftis / Ellen Milford
Blind Tom: The Story of Thomas Bethune 1981 Short
A Long Way Home 1981 TV Movie JoAnn Booth
Knots Landing 1981 TV Series Dr. Ruth West
ABC Afterschool Specials 1981 TV Series Miriam Scott
Eight Is Enough 1981 TV Series Mrs. Gregory
All Night Long 1981 Patricia
Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case 1980 TV Movie Norma Joyce
A Perfect Match 1980 TV Movie Judge Greenburg
Seed of Innocence 1980 Velma, Alice's Mother
Visions 1980 TV Series
Shirley 1979 TV Series Sarah
Salem's Lot 1979 TV Movie Ann Norton
Little House on the Prairie 1974-1979 TV Series Grace Snider Edwards Grace Snider
Promises in the Dark 1979 Nurse Farber
Hart to Hart 1979 TV Series Myra Bensinger
The Last Word 1979 Mrs. Garrity
California Dreaming 1979 Melinda Booke
Ike: The War Years 1979 TV Mini-Series Mamie Eisenhower
A Death in Canaan 1978 TV Movie Teresa Noble
Rafferty 1977 TV Series
Killer on Board 1977 TV Movie Debra Snowden
Washington: Behind Closed Doors 1977 TV Mini-Series Mrs. Bailey / Joan Bailey
The Last Tycoon 1976 Brady's Secretary
The Rockford Files 1976 TV Series Casey Patterson
The Legend of Lizzie Borden 1975 TV Movie Sylvia Knowlton
Kojak 1975 TV Series Joan Milner
Gunsmoke 1974 TV Series Agnes Benton / Maylee Baines
Murder or Mercy 1974 TV Movie Elena Champion
The Waltons 1974 TV Series Martha Rudge
Emergency! 1973 TV Series Eunice Evans
The Jackie Gleason Show 1969 TV Series Donna Douglas
The Patty Duke Show 1965 TV Series Miss Castle
Love of Life 1951 TV Series Ellie Crown (1951) / Vanessa 'Van' Dale Raven Sterling (1955-1959)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Grass Harp 1995 performer: "ROCK OF AGES"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Storyline Online 2003 TV Series Herself
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1988 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1987 TV Special Herself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
The Morning Program 1987 TV Series Herself
The New Hollywood Squares 1987 TV Series Herself - Panelist
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ER 2001 TV Series Ruth Greene
Little House Years 1979 TV Movie Grace Snider Edwards
The Meanest Men in the West 1978 TV Movie Aunt Myrtle

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1987 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series St. Elsewhere (1982)
1987 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama Series St. Elsewhere (1982)
1986 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series St. Elsewhere (1982)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series St. Elsewhere (1982)


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