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Cass Elliot (1941–1974)

Cass Elliot was born Ellen Naomi Cohen on September 19, 1941, in Baltimore, Maryland. She grew up in the Washington D.C. environs and in her senior year of high school, performed in a summer stock production of "The Boyfriend" at the Owings Mills Playhouse, where she played the French nurse who sings "It's Nicer, Much Nicer in Nice." After this ... See full bio »


(age 32) in London, England, UK

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 2010 Leap Year (performer: "DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME")
 2009 Horizon (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Why Can't We Predict Earthquakes? (2009) ... (performer: "California Earthquake")
 2008 Qwerty (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.32 (2008) ... (performer: "Make Your Own Kind of Music")
 2007-2008 Lost (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Meet Kevin Johnson (2008) ... (performer: "It's Getting Better" - uncredited)
- Flashes Before Your Eyes (2007) ... (performer: "Make Your Own Kind of Music" - uncredited)
 2004 Home of Phobia (performer: "Make Your Own Kind of Music" - as "Mama" Cass Elliot)
 2002 Ed (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Charlotte & Wilbur (2002) ... (performer: "Dream A Little Dream Of Me")
 1998 Zingo (performer: "DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME")
 1996 Beautiful Thing (performer: "It's Getting Better", "One Way Ticket", "California Earthquake", "Welcome To The World", "Make Your Own Kind Of Music", "Move In A Little Closer Baby")
 1973 L'Amour (performer: "Theme from L'Amour")
 1971 Doctors' Wives (performer: "The Costume Ball" - as Mama Cass Elliot)
 1970 Monte Walsh (performer: "The Good Times Are Comin" - as Mama Cass)
 1970 Pufnstuf (performer: "DIFFERENT")
 1969 Last Summer (performer: "Safari Mary")
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Was a member of The Mamas and the Papas, a folk-rock group in the 1960s. They were known for such hits as "Monday Monday" and "California Dreaming".

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Big 3 | Mama Cass | Ellen Naomi Cohen | 'Mama' Cass Elliot | Cass Elliott | The Mamas and the Papas | Mamas and the Papas


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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Rock and roll is relentless. That's what I want to do in Las Vegas, not let up. Really pour it on. See more »


A member of the folk group "The Mugwumps" before hitting it big, she married one of its members, James Hendricks, to help him avoid the draft. The marriage was never consummated and was later annulled. See more »

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