Actress Who Starred In ‘Sisters’, ‘Winds Of War’, And ‘Fear No Evil’ Passes Away

Actress Elizabeth Hoffman, known for her memorable roles in various films and television series, has passed away at the age of 97.

Hoffman’s career, which spanned two decades, left a huge mark on the entertainment industry. She portrayed Catherine Langford in the hit series “Stargate SG-1” and played an essential role in the show’s early seasons.

In “Stargate SG-1,” Hoffman’s character, Catherine Langford, was a key figure in the exploration of the mysterious Stargate. She embarked on a journey to rescue her fiancé, played by the late Keene Curtis, in the memorable episode “The Torment of Tantalus.” Later, Hoffman returned to the series, portraying an alternate universe version of Catherine Langford in “There But For the Grace of God.” Her portrayal of this character brought depth and intrigue to the series.

Catherine Langford was the daughter of the archaeologist responsible for discovering the Stargate, and she dedicated her life to making the Stargate program a reality. Hoffman’s performance in this role was particularly remarkable as she succeeded Viveca Lindfors, who had originally portrayed the character in the 1994 “Stargate” feature film.

Hoffman’s son confirmed her passing due to natural causes at her Malibu home on August 21, marking the end of a remarkable career. She was born in Corvallis, Oregon, in 1927, and her journey in the entertainment industry began in 1980 with a guest appearance on “Little House on the Prairie” as Miss Mason.

Throughout her career, Hoffman made guest appearances on popular shows like “The A-Team” and “The Greatest American Hero.” However, it was her portrayal of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in the 1983 miniseries “The Winds of War” (reprised in 1988’s “War and Remembrance”) that she held closest to her heart.

Hoffman continued to make her mark with recurring roles on “Matlock” and “Thirtysomething.” For six seasons, she co-starred as Bea, the family matriarch, on NBC’s “Sisters.” On the big screen, she appeared in the 1997 volcano disaster movie “Dante’s Peak,” alongside Pierce Brosnan.

Science fiction enthusiasts will recognize her as Bhavani, the leader of the Barzan people negotiating access to a newly discovered wormhole in the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” episode “The Price.” This role allowed her to explore acting under intricate prosthetics.

While her final on-screen role was in “Stargate SG-1” in 1998, Hoffman returned to the stage before retiring. In an interview with GateWorld in 2006, she expressed her dedication to infusing honesty into the characters she portrayed throughout her career.

Hoffman leaves a lasting legacy in the world of film and television. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends as they remember her and cherish her remarkable life.

What was your favorite role portrayed by Elizabeth Hoffman in her career?