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Imogene Coca (1908–2001)

Imogene Coca is best remembered for playing opposite Sid Caesar in the live 90-minute Your Show of Shows (1950), which ran every Saturday night in regular season on NBC from February 1950 to June 1954. Their repertoire of comedy acts included the very memorable, hilarious, timeless and irreconcilable married couple Charlie and Doris Hickenlooper. ... See full bio »

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 1996 Hollywood: The Movie (Video)
 1989 Monsters (TV Series)
- The Face (1989)
 1988 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Clara DiPesto
- Los Dos Dipestos (1988) ... Clara DiPesto
 1987 Buy & Cell
Reggie's Mother / Head Ceo
 1985 Papa Was a Preacher
Missy B
 1985 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
The Cook
 1984 Nothing Lasts Forever
Daisy Schackman
 1983 Mama's Family (TV Series)
Gert Corey
- Aunt Gert Rides Again (1983) ... Gert Corey
 1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Martha Holly
- God Child/Curtain Call (1983) ... Martha Holly
 1981 Standing Room Only (TV Series)
Molly - Bag Lady
- Red Skelton's Christmas Dinner (1981) ... Molly - Bag Lady
 1981 The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies (TV Movie)
Granny's Maw
 1980 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
- Quarantine (1980) ... Veronica
 1978 Rabbit Test
Madam Marie
 1975 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Mrs. Bradshaw
- Too Easy to Kill (1975) ... Mrs. Bradshaw
 1970-1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Netta Clark (segment "Love and the Out-of-Town Client") / Doctor's Wife (segment "Love and the Fighting Couple")
- Love and the Ghost/Love and the Out-of-Town Client/Love and the Secret Habit (1972) ... Netta Clark (segment "Love and the Out-of-Town Client")
- Love and the Pick-Up/Love and the Proposal/Love and the Fighting Couple (1970) ... Doctor's Wife (segment "Love and the Fighting Couple")
 1972 The Enchanted World of Danny Kaye: The Emperor's New Clothes (TV Movie)
Princess Jane Klockenlocher
 1972 The Brady Bunch (TV Series)
Aunt Jenny
- Jan's Aunt Jenny (1972) ... Aunt Jenny
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Wife (segment "The Merciful")
- Death in the Family/The Merciful/Class of '99/Witches' Feast (1971) ... Wife (segment "The Merciful")
 1971 Bewitched (TV Series)
- The Good Fairy Strikes Again (1971) ... Mary
- Mary, the Good Fairy (1971) ... Mary
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Gladys Mason (1983-1984)
 1966-1967 It's About Time (TV Series)
Shad / Shag
- The Stowaway (1967) ... Shad
 1963-1964 Grindl (TV Series)
- Aunt Grindl (1964) ... Grindl
- Some Dogs Have the Biggest Mouths (1964) ... Grindl
- Everything's Coming Up Roses (1964) ... Grindl
- The Moon Killer (1964) ... Grindl
 1963 Under the Yum Yum Tree
Dorkus Murphy
 1963 Promises..... Promises!
Woman under hair dryer (uncredited)
 1958 The Sid Caesar Show (TV Movie)
Arline Phillips
 1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Virginia Odell
- Cab Driver (1957) ... Virginia Odell
 1956 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Elsa Meredith
- Made in Heaven (1956) ... Elsa Meredith
 1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Janet Blaine
- Helpmate (1956) ... Janet Blaine
 1956 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Alice Hammond (1983)
 1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Jackie Connors
- The Funny Heart (1956) ... Jackie Connors
 1954 The Imogene Coca Show (TV Series)
Betty Crane
 1950 Your Show of Shows (TV Series)
Heself - Regular Performer
- Episode #2.12 (1950) ... Heself - Regular Performer
 1948 Buzzy Wuzzy (TV Series)
 1941 They Meet Again
Lulu Ford (uncredited)
 1938 Beauty Shoppe (Short)
Beauty Shop Operator
 1937 Dime a Dance (Short)
 1937 Bashful Ballerina (Short)
Miss Klutz
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The trouble with most comedians who try to do satire is that they are essentially brash, noisy and indelicate people who have to use a sledge hammer to smash a butterfly. Miss Coca, on the other hand, is the timid woman who, when aroused, can beat a tiger to death with a feather. -- TV critic See more »


During an evening talk show (1960), she described the comical side of audiences thinking she and Sid Caesar were married, due to their long, successful work together. she described Sid's wife as tall and gorgeous, and who invariably heard restaurant customers whisper loudly "Well, I wonder what Imogene will think when she hears about this" As she walked by with Sid, her husband. Imogene always ... See more »

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