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Vivian Blaine (I) (1921–1995)

Ms. Blaine is most noted for having portrayed Miss Adelaide, the long-suffering, perpetually engaged chorus girl, in the Broadway and film versions of Guys and Dolls (1955). She originated the role in 1950 on Broadway and stopped the show each night with her rendition of "Adelaide's Lament," in which she complains about having a bad cold because ... See full bio »

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Guys and Dolls
Guys and Dolls Miss Adelaide
State Fair
State Fair Emily Edwards
Doll Face
Doll Face Mary Elizabeth 'Doll Face' Carroll
Jitterbugs Susan Cowan


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 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Rita Bristol
- Broadway Malady (1985) ... Rita Bristol
 1983 I'm Going to Be Famous
Laura Lowell
 1983 Amanda's (TV Series)
Aunt Sonia
- Aunt Sonia (1983) ... Aunt Sonia
 1982 Parasite
Miss Elizabeth Daley
 1979 CHiPs (TV Series)
Vivian Blaine
- Roller Disco: Part 2 (1979) ... Vivian Blaine (uncredited)
 1979 The Dark
Courtney Floyd
 1979 Sooner or Later (TV Movie)
Make-up artist
 1979 Fast Friends (TV Movie)
 1979 The Cracker Factory (TV Movie)
 1979 Vega$ (TV Series)
- Everything I Touch (1979) ... Lenora
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Barbara Sharp
 1978 Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold (TV Movie)
Marietta Cutler
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Mrs. Deverse
- The Big Dipper/The Pirate (1978) ... Mrs. Deverse
 1976 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series)
Betty McCullough
- Episode #1.130 (1976) ... Betty McCullough (credit only)
- Episode #1.126 (1976) ... Betty McCullough (uncredited)
- Episode #1.125 (1976) ... Betty McCullough
- Episode #1.124 (1976) ... Betty McCullough (uncredited)
- Episode #1.121 (1976) ... Betty McCullough (uncredited)
 1972 Richard
Cameo appearance
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Dixie Martin
- A Bunch of Lonely Pagliaccis (1963) ... Dixie Martin
 1959 Your Hit Parade (TV Series)
 1957 Public Pigeon No. 1
Rita DeLacey
 1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- The Undesirable (1957) ... Coral
 1956 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series)
- The Awful Truth (1956)
 1955 Dream Girl (TV Movie)
Georgina Allerton
 1955 Guys and Dolls
Miss Adelaide
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Cutie Singleton
- Pick the Winner (1955) ... Cutie Singleton
 1954 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Winnie Potter
- Let's Face It (1954) ... Winnie Potter
 1954 Center Stage (TV Series)
- Heart of a Clown (1954)
 1953 Main Street to Broadway
Vivian Blaine (uncredited)
 1952 Skirts Ahoy!
Una Yancy
 1946 Three Little Girls in Blue
Liz Charters
 1946 If I'm Lucky
Linda Farrell
 1945 Doll Face
Mary Elizabeth 'Doll Face' Carroll
 1945 State Fair
Emily Edwards
 1945 Nob Hill
Sally Templeton
 1944 Something for the Boys
Blossom Hart
 1944 Greenwich Village
Bonnie Watson
 1943 Jitterbugs
Susan Cowan
 1943 He Hired the Boss
Sally Conway
 1942 Girl Trouble
 1942 Thru Different Eyes
Sue Boardman
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Show Show Self (31 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

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Stage Play: Say, Darling. Comedy. See more »

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5' 2" (1.57 m)

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Personal Quote:

I put all my intelligence, such as it is, into playing dumb blondes.


For her starring role in Guys and Dolls (1955), Ms. Blaine won a Donaldson award for best newcomer of the year. See more »


At 20th Century Fox, she was known as the cherry blonde because of her extraordinary hair color as shown in Technicolor. See more »

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