(November 16 to December 10, 1972) She played Essie, her daughter, in George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's play, "You Can't Take It With You," at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Mainstage) in Louisville, Kentucky with Jean Inness (Penelope Vanderhof Sycamore); Thelma Carter (Rheba, the maid); Max Gulack (Paul, Penny's husband); ...
Jim Henson's Muppets
Did You Know?
The Muppet "Zoe" was originally modeled after Fran herself. The producers of "Sesame Street" wanted to name the character "Franny," but
- in a display of modesty, maybe? - she decided to change the name.
Recalling J.D. Salinger's book "Franny and Zooey," she suggested "Zoe" as an alternate name, and it stuck.