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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 19 September 1904Enochville, North Carolina, USA
Date of Death 6 March 1992Santa Monica, California, USA  (pneumonia)
Birth NameElvia Beatrice Allman

Mini Bio (1)

Elvia Allman was born on September 19, 1904 in Enochville, North Carolina, USA as Elvia Beatrice Allman. She was an actress, known for Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), The Nutty Professor (1963) and The Prince and the Pauper (1990). She was married to Jerome Laveck Bayler, Charles ("C.C.") Pyle and Wesley Benton Tourtellotte. She died on March 6, 1992 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Spouse (3)

Jerome Laveck Bayler (1 December 1945 - 21 August 1978) (his death)
Charles ("C.C.") Pyle (3 July 1937 - 3 February 1939) (his death)
Wesley Benton Tourtellotte (1930 - 1933) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (8)

She was the original voice of Clarabelle the Cow
Best known in the 50s and 60s as the shrewish foil/nemesis to the top comic stars of the day: Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, George Burns, et al.
Voiced Clarabelle the Cow in 28 Disney cartoons from 1928 to 1942. She revived the voice of Clarabelle for the first time nearly 50 years later in Disney's Mickey Mouse cartoon feature version of The Prince and the Pauper (1990).
Made her debut on "The Pepsodent Show" starring Bob Hope on September 27, 1938, as man-chasing Cobina, a parody of society débutante Cobina Wright. She wound up portraying the popular role in motion pictures and even spoofed it in the Merrie Melodies cartoons.
Her first husband, Wesley B. Tourtellotte, was a musician whom she married in 1930. The marriage was short-lived and produced one child. Her second was Charles "C.C." Pyle (March 25, 1882 - February 3, 1939), who was often called Cash and Carry Pyle, an Illinois theater owner and sports agent who represented American football star Harold 'Red' Grange and French tennis player Suzanne Lenglen. They married in 1937 but he died of a heart attack two years later.
Began her radio career in early 1926 at KHJ in Los Angeles as a programme arranger and children's story reader, as well as a singer.
Her first two marriages were brief. Her third and last, to Jerome Bayler, lasted 33 years until his death in 1978.
Elvia's grandfather Nathaniel Alexander Allman (c. 1842-1890) was a private in Company B, 7th North Carolina Infantry (Confederate).

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