Los Angeles Times

Bess Armstrong

Actress and Towson native Bess Armstrong (left, with Claire Danes), a graduate of the Bryn Mawr school, has starred in such films as "Jaws 3-D," "High Road to China" and "The Four Seasons," as well as in the TV series "All Is Forgiven." She is probably best remembered for playing the mother of Claire Danes' character in ABC's "My So-Called Life."