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Also Known As: Died: February 15, 1984
Born: January 16, 1908 Cause of Death: died of complications from a brain tumor
Birth Place: Astoria, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Airplane! (1980) as Lieutenant Hurwitz
When a flight crew falls ill, the only man who can land the plane is afraid of flying.
Journey Back to Oz (1974) as Voice
Once back in Oz, Dorothy sets off for the Emerald City to see her old friend the Scarecrow. But soon she encounters Mombi, the evil cousin of her old nemesis the Wicked Witch of the West, who plans to use her evil sorcery to depose the Scarecrow and install herself as Queen of the Emerald City. It's
The Art of Love (1965) as Madame Coco La Fontaine
A struggling artist fakes his own death to sell more paintings.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) as Mrs. Marcus
A group of greedy clowns tears up the countryside in search of buried treasure.
There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) as Molly Donahue
A blonde beauty upsets a show business family.
Call Me Madam (1953) as Sally Adams
A Washington hostess takes an assignment as ambassador to the world''''s smallest nation.
Stage Door Canteen (1943) as
A USO girl defies the rules when she falls for a soldier visiting the star-studded Stage Door Canteen.
Happy Landing (1938) as Flo Kelly
The Bride's Fair in a small Norwegian village is interrupted by the forced landing of Jimmy Hall (Don Ameche) and Duke Sargent (Cesar Romero), two Americans lost - really, really lost - while flying from New York to Paris. Jimmy is the manager of Duke, a publicity-seeking band leader. An old superstition points to Duke as the appointed husband-to-be (not likely) of Trudy Ericksen (Sonja Henie), daughter of villager Herr Ericksen (Jean Hersholt). Duke, however, has an understanding with Flo Kelly (Ethel Merman) back in the states, and leaves for Paris. Trudy follows him to New York, only to find he has left for Florida with Flo. Jimmy takes Trudy skating in Central Park, falls in love with her and is so impressed that he gets her a contract to skate professionally. Duke hears of her success and flies back and begins a series of romantic entanglements.
Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938) as Jerry Allen
A forward thinking bandleader fights to make ragtime respectable.
Strike Me Pink (1936) as Joyce Lennox
An assertiveness course gets a shy guy mixed up with racketeers at an amusement park.
Anything Goes (1936) as Reno Sweeney
A young man falls in love with a beautiful blonde. When he sees her being forced onto a luxury liner, he decides to follow and rescue her. However, he discovers that she is an English heiress who ran away from home and is now being returned to England. He also discovers that his boss is on the ship. To avoid discovery, he disguises himself as the gangster accomplice of a minister, who is actually a gangster on the run from the law.
The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935) as
A radio star''s efforts to save his station get him mixed up with con men, enemy agents and a beautiful countess.
Kid Millions (1934) as Mrs. Edward Grant Wilson, Sr., "Mama"
A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.
We're Not Dressing (1934) as Edith
A marooned socialite finds herself taking orders from the sailor she had snubbed before their shipwreck.
Follow the Leader (1930) as Helen King

Music (feature film)

Next Best Thing, The (2000) as Song Performer ("They Say It'S Wonderful")
Abbie Reynolds is a Los Angeles yoga instructor who is approaching 40 and has been burned by too many past relationships. Robbie Whitaker is a gay, aging Hollywood playboy who works as a gardener and has become Abbie's best friend. Their relationship takes a different turn when, after the funeral
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) as Song Performer ("Everything'S Coming Up Roses")
The local boosters of Mount Rose, Minnesota proudly invite you to watch as their annual celebration of civic pride, wholesome achievement, teenage innocence and spirited camaraderie all go up in flames over the course of one nasty, back-stabbing beauty contest. The story probes the heart of a small Minnesota town where a fictional teen beauty pageant has unleashed a fury of ladylike behavior. Here in the hallowed American heartland--amidst the cow fields, pork sausage factories and Lutheran churches, going after the tiara is not just a fairy-tale dream: it''s all out war. Everyone involved in the contest--mothers, daughters, boyfriends--knows only one thing counts and it isn''t talent, physical fitness, current events or sportsmanship. It''s being Number One, "yah, you betcha!" Because in Mount Rose, you win any way you can.
In & Out (1997) as Song ("Everything'S Coming Up Roses")
Howard Brackett's high school English students are astonished. Is it really true that their favorite high school teacher may be gay? But hey, he can't be gay; he's about to get married! Then again, he also teaches the drama class and boy, does he love those Barbra Streisand records... It all happene
Late Shift, The (1996)
Account of the behind-the-scenes maneuvering by representatives of Jay Leno and David Letterman to replace Johnny Carson when he announced his retirement from late-night television.
Terms Of Endearment (1983) as Song Performer ("Anything Goes")
A mother-daughter relationship survives years of rivalry and romantic problems.
Airplane! (1980) as Song Performer ("Everything'S Coming Up Roses")
When a flight crew falls ill, the only man who can land the plane is afraid of flying.
All That Jazz (1979) as Song Performer ("There'S No Business Like Show Business")
Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider), a womanizing, drug-using dancer.

Cast (special)

Texaco Star Theater: Opening Night (1982)
A tune-filled salute to the American musical theater.
100 Years of Golden Hits (1981)
An all-star cast salutes the recording industry in a program taped in 1978. The program focuses on the invention of the phonograph in 1877, and how music has progressed over the past 100 years.
Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme From This Moment On... Cole Porter (1977)
A musical tribute to composer Cole Porter, hosted by married singing duo Steve and Eydie.
You're Gonna Love It Here (1977) as Lolly Rogers
The story of Lolly Rogers, a Broadway star who is suddenly saddled with the temporary care of her eleven-year-old grandson, Peter, when the boy's parents are jailed for tax evasion.
Ted Knight Musical Comedy Variety Special Special (1976)
An hour of music and comedy with Ted Knight and friends.
Ed Sullivan's Broadway (1973)
A look at Broadway's past, present (1973), and future.
Jack Lemmon in 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin (1972)
A musical tribute to the songwriting team of George and Ira Gershwin.
Annie Get Your Gun (1967) as Annie Oakley
An adaptation for television of Irving Berlin's 1946 musical about Buffalo Bill's renowned "Wild West Show" of the late nineteenth century, featuring lady sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
Gershwin Years, The (1962)
A musical salute to composer George Gershwin hosted by Richard Rodgers.
Talent Scouts Program, The (1960) as Guest
The program showcases the talent discoveries of well-known celebrities.
Arthur Murray Party For Bob Hope, The (1960) as Guest
A two-part music and comedy party honoring comedian Bob Hope.
Merman on Broadway (1959) as Host
The program spotlights actress Ethel Merman's Broadway career.
Crescendo (1957) as Guest
A kaleidoscope of American music as seen through the eyes of Mr. Sir, a visiting Englishman whose skepticism about American culture is changed when he is introduced to a wide variety of American music styles.
Music of Gershwin, The (1956) as Guest
A musical salute to Gershwin.
Panama Hattie (1954) as Hattie Maloney
While in Panama, Hattie Maloney, a member of the singing and dancing "Canal Zone Girls," meets and falls in love with Nick Bullett, the scion of a wealthy Philadelphia family. The story revolves around Hattie's efforts to impress the eligible Mr. Bullett despite the differences their social position

Music (special)

Irving Berlin: An American Song (1999) as Song Performer ("You Can'T Get A Man With A Gun")
Profile of American songwriter Irving Berlin.
You're Gonna Love It Here (1977) as Theme Song Performer ("You'Re Gonna Love It Here")
The story of Lolly Rogers, a Broadway star who is suddenly saddled with the temporary care of her eleven-year-old grandson, Peter, when the boy's parents are jailed for tax evasion.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Rudolph & Frosty's Christmas in July (1979) as Voice Of Lillie Loraine

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