Louise Latham is an American theater, film and television actress best known for her role as Bernice Edgar, the mother of Tippi Hedren's character in the movie "Marnie." She was born on September 23, 1922, in Hamilton, Texas. She became popular as a theater actress in the 1950s and '60s, playing in different venues including the Arena Stage Theatre. Her first Broadway project came in 1956 as a maid in the play "Major Barbara" and she later appeared in other plays such as "Invitation to a March" and "Isle of Children." She often played the role of neurotic mother or opinionated lady in hundreds of film and TV shows later in her career. Among her major television credits are "Family Affair," "Perry Mason," "Murder," "She Wrote," "Bonanza," "Gunsmoke," "Hawaii Five-O," "Designing Women," and The X-Files. Her movie appearances include "Mass Appeal," "Firecreek," "Making It," "Paradise," and "Love Field." She retired from acting on television and movies in 2007 and currently lives in Santa Barbara, California.