Mitzi Hoag was an American actress.
Before embarking on a television career, Hoag studied at the famed Actors Studio, then starred in an off-Broadway production of James Forsyth’s Heloise.
She later appeared in several films, before landing a TV role as Steve McGarrett’s (Jack Lord) secretary on the pilot episode of Hawaii Five-0 in 1968. Hoag also appeared on several episodes of The Partridge Family in various roles, as well as many other shows of the era including The Rockford Files, Archie Bunker’s Place, The Rookies, and Barnaby Jones.
In the late 1960s, Mitzi Hoag played schoolteacher Miss Essie on ABC’s Here Come the Brides, and she went on to co-star with Paul Sorvino on We’ll Get By, a short-lived sitcom created by Alan Alda in 1975. Hoag was also a familiar face on several Michael Landon-produced shows, including Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, Highway to Heaven, and Father Murphy.
Hoag may be best remembered for her role as Evie Green, the adoptive mother of Mindy Cohn’s character, Natalie Green, on the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life in the 1980s.
Hoag auditioned for the role of Olivia Walton on The Waltons, which ultimately went to Michael Learned.
Hoag’s last acting credit came in 1993 on an episode of Grace Under Fire.
Hoag died February 26, 2019, in Sherman Oaks, California. She was 86.