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Also Known As: Anita Luebben Died:
Born: August 16, 1936 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Profession: singer, actor

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This Strasberg-trained supporting actor came out of musical theater to gain face recognition on panel shows before moving into playing character and mother roles on sitcoms and features. Anita Gillette is best recalled as Mona, Vincent Gardenia's mistress in Norman Jewison's "Moonstruck" (1987) and as Mary-Louise Parker's outspoken mother in Herbert Ross' "Boys on the Side" (1995).

This Strasberg-trained supporting actor came out of musical theater to gain face recognition on panel shows before moving into playing character and mother roles on sitcoms and features. Anita Gillette is best recalled as Mona, Vincent Gardenia's mistress in Norman Jewison's "Moonstruck" (1987) and as Mary-Louise Parker's outspoken mother in Herbert Ross' "Boys on the Side" (1995).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Hiding Victoria (2006)
3.
 Shall We Dance (2004) Miss Mitzi
4.
 Guru, The (2003) Mrs Mcgee
5.
 Dinner and a Movie (2001) Heddie
6.
 Boy's Life 2 (1998) Mother ("Karen Black Like Me")
7.
 Charlie Hoboken (1998) Stepmother
8.
 Christmas Memory, A (1997) Callie
9.
 Summer of Ben Tyler, The (1996) Suellen Maples
10.
 She's The One (1996) Carol
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1958:
Made stage debut in "Roberta" in summer stock production in Beverly, Massachusetts
1959:
Made Broadway debut as Thelma in "Gypsy"
1963:
Had title role of "Pocohantas" in London stage debut
1966:
Toured US as Eliza Doolittle in "My Fair Lady"
1968:
Assumed the role of Sally Bowles in Broadway musical "Cabaret"
1968:
Made first appearances as a panelist on the game show "What's My Line?"
1972:
Became panelist, "I've Got a Secret"
1972:
Primetime series debut as regular, "Me and the Chimp" (CBS)
1973:
Played Alice in the ABC sitcom "Bob & Ted & Carol & Alice"
1979:
Was regular on the syndicated experimental series, "The Baxters"
1982:
Portrayed Jack Klugman's wife on the NBC drama "Quincy, M.E."
1987:
Played featured role of Mona in Norman Jewison's film comedy "Moonstruck"
1988:
Played Eve Gordon's mother on the CBS drama series "Almost Grown"
1995:
Played Mary-Louise Parker's mother in "Boys on the Side"
1996:
Featured in "Larger Than Life" and "She's the One"
2000:
Joined regular cast of "Normal, Ohio", a fall Fox sitcom starring John Goodman
2001:
Appeared on tour as Madame Hortense in the stage musical "Zorba"
2004:
Appeared in "Shall We Dance," a remake of a classic Japanese ballroom dance film
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Education

Peabody Conservatory: -
Actors Studio: New York , New York -

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husband:
Ronald William Gillette. Doctor. Married in 1957; divorced in 1967.
husband:
Armand Eugene Coullet. Married in 1982.

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father:
John Alfred Luebben.
mother:
Juanita Luebben.
son:
Timothy Ronald.
son:
Christopher John.
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