Can you I.D. these obscure female characters from 1970s TV shows?

Small roles. Big impressions.

In the 1970s, even if a TV character only appeared a handful of times, it could still make a big impression. Many of the decade's most memorable actresses filled bit parts on iconic series, and on every show, from sitcoms to sci-fi, we met so many strong female characters.

Think you can I.D. them all? This quiz is a good start!
  1. On Wonder Woman, Debra Winger played Diana Prince's younger sister:
  2. On Diff'rent Strokes, Janet Jackson plays Willis' first love:
  3. On Charlie's Angels, she was the last angel to be called by Charlie:
  4. On Happy Days, real rocker Suzi Quatro played what character?
  5. On Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, she was the chief villain bent on conquering Earth:
  6. On M*A*S*H, this nurse gets involved with Hawkeye and in a pivotal scene, stitches up a patient due to a shortage of doctors:
  7. In the very first episode of The Odd Couple, the guys go on a double date with these sisters:
  8. On The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Penny Marshall appeared twice as this nurse and Mary's neighbor:
  9. On WKRP in Cincinnati, the marvelous character actress Edie McClurg played Herb Tarlek's wife:
  10. For The Brady Bunch episode "Kelly's Kids," we watched the Kelly family adopt a son for a potential spin-off of the family show. What was the Kelly family's mom's name?

Can you I.D. these obscure female characters from 1970s TV shows?

Your Result...

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AndreaZ 26 months ago
Guessed on all of them except for Princess Ardala and Suzi Quattro and still got 7 out of 10....LOL
WILD 34 months ago
You got 10 out of 10
Janet Jackson knows who the biggest '70s fan is.
WILD WILD 34 months ago
I am not a fan of her or her type of music.
WILD 57 months ago
You got 9 out of 10
Janet Jackson knows who the biggest '70s fan is. Maybe so but is sure as hell is not me.
Lacey 64 months ago
Um, Princess Ardala was an "obscure female character" ???
EllisClevenger 64 months ago
You got 9 out of 10
Janet Jackson knows who the biggest '70s fan is.
Missed #3.
Joe 64 months ago
7/10 and I only knew the odd couple question
Lucyneenah19701 64 months ago
8 out of 10. Edit McClure was also Mrs. Poole in The Hogan Family, and the secretary in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
She was also in Back to School as Thornton Melon's secretary, and she was the one with a stenotype machine taking notes in Economics class.
It's sad, that as talented an actress as Edie was, she is no longer able to perform. I believe {one of} the last parts she played was in Frozen. She had been working steadily up until 2 years ago.
She's in her 70's now, and is suffering from Dementia. They have been trying to get one of her cousins to gain control of her. To oversee her affairs, as she can no longer do so herself. Here's hoping her family is able to help her. One final note: There is a man who claims he's trying to help her, and he could best do so if he and Edie were married. Edie's family really believes that she doesn't fully comprehend what that would mean if they were married; but it doesn't sound good. The family claims that he has been verbally abusive towards her.
Amalthea TimWarneking 57 months ago
She was also one of the girls who picked on Carrie White in "Carrie".
WILD Amalthea 57 months ago
Who was?
Amalthea WILD 56 months ago
Edie McClure; she was the little slightly chubby one with glasses.
MrsPhilHarris 64 months ago
Missed #10. I think I only saw that episode once.
anthony 64 months ago
10/10💃💃💃💃💃 You got 10 out of 10."Janet Jackson knows who the biggest 70's fan is." Well....,all due respect to Ms Jackson,but I have no clue how I aced this one.😋
cperrynaples 64 months ago
8/10 and a few comments: I believe Dorothy Ramsey was I Love Lucy. On 3, I mixed up Shelly Hack and Tanya Roberts[who didn't show up until 1980, so not for this quiz]. Pinky was the older sister played by Roz Kelly. I mentioned Paula in a previous post, but STILL got her name wrong! Finally, I guessed the last question [haven't seen that episode since the first broadcast] but got it right anyway!!!
teire cperrynaples 64 months ago
Are you thinking of Betty Ramsey? The Ricardos’ next door neighbor in Westport?
rycki1138 cperrynaples 26 months ago
Dorothy Ramsey was Tootie's (Kim Fields) real name on The Facts of Life.
teire 64 months ago
6/10, did not know these well at all.
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