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Carol Bruce (I) (1919–2007)


Daughter of Harry and Beatrice Levy - Graduate of Erasmus High School, Brooklyn, NY. Made her Broadway debut in "Louisiana Purchase" which was especially written for her by Irving Berlin. See full bio »

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Known For

Behind the Eight Ball
(1942)
American Gigolo
American Gigolo Mrs. Sloan
(1980)
WKRP in Cincinnati
WKRP in Cincinnati Lillian 'Mama' Carlson
(1979-1982)

Filmography

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 1999 Profiler (TV Series)
Petra Strauss
- Three Carat Crisis (1999) ... Petra Strauss
 1997 Pacific Palisades (TV Series)
Mrs. Fitzpatrick
- Desperate Measure (1997) ... Mrs. Fitzpatrick
 1997 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Constance Lockwood
- The Murder of Mark Sloan (1997) ... Constance Lockwood
 1995 Party of Five (TV Series)
Sarah's Grandmother
- Grand Delusions (1995) ... Sarah's Grandmother
 1995 Live Shot (TV Series)
Shirley
- What Price Episode? (1995) ... Shirley
 1991-1992 The New WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Mama Carlson / Lillian 'Mama' Carlson / Mrs. Carlson
- Nancy in Charge (1992) ... Mama Carlson
- Chicken a La Russe (1992) ... Lillian 'Mama' Carlson
- Herb's Got a Guy (1992) ... Mrs. Carlson
- Jennifer and the Prince (1992) ... Mama Carlson
- Where Are We? (1991) ... Mama Carlson
 1991 Equal Justice (TV Series)
Mrs. Thomason
- What Color Are My Eyes? (1991) ... Mrs. Thomason
 1991 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Mrs. Clark
- It Never Entered My Mind (1991) ... Mrs. Clark
 1991 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Lucille
- Older and Wiser (1991) ... Lucille
 1990 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series)
Mrs. Beatrice Portmeyer
- Academia Nuts (1990) ... Mrs. Beatrice Portmeyer
 1989 Hooperman (TV Series)
 1987-1988 Perfect Strangers (TV Series)
Mrs. 'Muffy' Endicott / Margaret
- High Society (1988) ... Mrs. 'Muffy' Endicott
- Tux for Two (1987) ... Margaret
 1988 Marblehead Manor (TV Series)
Margaret Stonehill
- Randolph's Mom (1988) ... Margaret Stonehill
 1987 Rags to Riches (TV Series)
- Pilot (1987)
 1986 Our House (TV Series)
Mrs. Findley
- Home Again (1986) ... Mrs. Findley
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Mrs. Whitford (segment "Wong's Lost and Found Emporium")
- Dead Woman's Shoes/Wong's Lost and Found Emporium (1985) ... Mrs. Whitford (segment "Wong's Lost and Found Emporium")
 1984 Too Close for Comfort (TV Series)
Sally Ruth
- Home Is Where the Bart Is (1984) ... Sally Ruth
 1984 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Miss Gilbert
- The Wedding (1984) ... Miss Gilbert
 1979-1982 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Lillian 'Mama' Carlson
- Up and Down the Dial (1982) ... Lillian 'Mama' Carlson
- The Creation of Venus (1982) ... Lillian 'Mama' Carlson
- Love, Exciting and New (1982) ... Lillian 'Mama' Carlson
- The Consultant (1981) ... Lillian 'Mama' Carlson
- The Union (1981) ... Lillian 'Mama' Carlson
 1981 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Annette Cunningham / Mrs. Cunningham
- The Surprise (1981) ... Annette Cunningham
- Moving In (1981) ... Annette Cunningham
- Squeezeplay (1981) ... Mrs. Cunningham
 1980 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Mrs. Pattison
- Three for the Money (1980) ... Mrs. Pattison
 1980 American Gigolo
Mrs. Sloan
 1969 The Girl Who Returned (voice)
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
Jennifer Talbot #1
 1961 The Witness (TV Series)
Mildred Hall
- Dillinger (1961) ... Mildred Hall
 1954-1957 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Hurricane Diane
- Lost $2 Billion: The Story of Hurricane Diane (1955) ... Hurricane Diane (voice)
- Hit a Blue Note (1954)
 1952 Curtain Call (TV Series)
- The Promise (1952)
 1951 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Amanda Randolph (1969-1970)
 1951 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series)
Maisie Doll
- Miss Liberty (1951) ... Maisie Doll
 1950 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
- Happy Marriage (1950)
 1942 Behind the Eight Ball
Joan Barry
 1941 Keep 'Em Flying
Linda Joyce
 1941 This Woman Is Mine
Julie Morgan
 1937 Koo Koo Korrespondance Skool (Short)
Singer
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "New Priorities of 1943" on Broadway. 46th St Theatre. See more »

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The role of Mama Carlson was played by Sylvia Sidney in the pilot only and played by Carol Bruce throughout the run of the series WKRP in Cincinnati (1978). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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