Penelope Milford is an American stage and screen actress. She is best known for her role as Vi Munson in Coming Home for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Penelope Dale Milford was born March 23, 1948 in St. Louis, Missouri and grew up in Illinois. She is the daughter of Richard George Milford and Ann Marie (Felt) Milford. She graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, an affluent suburb of Chicago.
Her first television appearance was on a 1976 episode of The Blue Knight. In 1980, Milford starred in Seizure: The Story of Kathy Morris, as Kathy Morris. Also in 1980, she co-starred in the Emmy Award-winning television movie The Oldest Living Graduate starring Henry Fonda and Cloris Leachman. In 1982 she starred opposite Sondra Locke in the Jackie Cooper directed Emmy Award-winning television film Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story. In this film, she played Betty Clooney, the sister of Rosemary Clooney. In 1984, Penelope appeared in the Golden Globe award-winning television movie The Burning Bed starring Farrah Fawcett. In 1985 she guest-starred on an episode of The Hitchhiker.