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Arlene Golonka


A native Chicagoan, veteran character actress Arlene Golonka was born Arline Golonka. She seemed destined for acting from the start, having been named after silver screen actress Arline Judge, and her childhood was dominated by singing and acting classes. She headed to New York at the age of 19 and began a career on Broadway and in films made in ... See full bio »
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 2005 The King of Queens (TV Series)
Annette
- Inn Escapable (2005) ... Annette
 2001 A Family Affair
Leah Rosen
 1998 Have a Periwinkle Day (Short)
 1997 Skeletons (TV Movie)
Melanie Jove
 1995 The Boys Are Back (TV Series)
Doris
- The French Class (1995) ... Doris
 1995 Fudge (TV Series)
Mrs. Yarby
- How Turtle Got His Name (1995) ... Mrs. Yarby
 1995 Capitol Critters (TV Series)
- The Bug House (1995) ... (voice)
 1991-1993 Matlock (TV Series)
Jackie Westmore / Jackie Flemming
- The Haunted (1993) ... Jackie Westmore
- The Celebrity (1991) ... Jackie Flemming
 1993 Amore!
Acting Coach
 1992 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Sally Nash
- Fool for Love (1992) ... Sally Nash
 1991 Drexell's Class (TV Series)
Mary
 1989-1990 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)
Edna
- She's Ba-ack (1990)
- Clean and Sober (1989) ... Edna
 1986-1990 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Gloria Winslow / Sally Conover
- The Return of Preston Giles (1990) ... Gloria Winslow
- Trial by Error (1986) ... Sally Conover
 1990 The End of Innocence
Claire
 1988-1990 Growing Pains (TV Series)
Nancy / Kitty
- Where There's a Will (1990) ... Nancy
- The Marrying Kind (1988) ... Kitty
 1990 The Gumshoe Kid
Gracie Sherman
 1990 Dragnet (TV Series)
Ronelle Gates
- Dead Samaritan (1990) ... Ronelle Gates
 1989 Trained to Kill
Martha Cooper
 1989 Dr. Alien
Mom
 1988 We Got It Made (TV Series)
Mrs. Hanlon
- Confidence Man (1988) ... Mrs. Hanlon
 1987 Survival Game
Barbara Hawkins
 1987 Valerie (TV Series)
Darlene Franklin
- The Return of Uncle Skip (1987) ... Darlene Franklin
 1987 The Bronx Zoo (TV Series)
Mrs. Gianelli
- Changes (1987) ... Mrs. Gianelli
 1986 New Love, American Style (TV Series)
 1986 Foxtrap
Emily
 1984 The Hoboken Chicken Emergency (TV Movie)
 1984 An All Consuming Passion (Video)
Billie
 1983 Benson (TV Series)
Betty
- Unlisted Love (1983) ... Betty
 1983 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Joyce Allreed
- Fly the Alibi Skies (1983) ... Joyce Allreed
 1983 The Best of Times (TV Series)
Peggy Falcone
 1983 My Tutor
Mrs. Chrystal
 1982-1983 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
Maxine
- Eddie Gets Married (1983) ... Maxine
- Brother Ed and the Hooker (1982) ... Maxine
 1982 CBS Afternoon Playhouse (TV Series)
Hilda
- Help Wanted (1982) ... Hilda
 1979-1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Doris Weldon / Suzy Butterfield
- Going My Way/Dance with Me/Doc, Be Patient (1979) ... Suzy Butterfield
 1979-1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Elaine Price / Ava Foster / Gretchen Wassermann
- A Very Strange Affair/The Sailor (1982) ... Elaine Price
- Baby/Marathon: Battle of the Sexes (1979) ... Gretchen Wassermann
 1981 Separate Ways
Annie Donahue
 1981 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Sadie
- Who's the Lucky Father? (1981) ... Sadie
 1981 Secrets of Midland Heights (TV Series)
Nancy Grey
- The Race (1981) ... Nancy Grey
 1968-1981 Insight (TV Series)
Fran / Model / Mary Burke / ...
- When Heroes Fall (1981) ... Fran
- The Death of Superman (1972) ... Model
- The System (1972) ... Mary Burke
- Mummy (1968) ... Mummy
 1981 Longshot
Evelyn Gripp
 1979 Wally Brown (TV Series)
Ruthie Burdett
 1979 The In-Laws
Jean Ricardo
 1979 $weepstake$ (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1979)
 1979 Joe & Valerie (TV Series)
Stella Sweetzer
- Paulie's First Love (1979) ... Stella Sweetzer
- The Wedding (1979) ... Stella Sweetzer
- The Wedding Guest (1979) ... Stella Sweetzer
- The Engagement (1979) ... Stella Sweetzer
 1978 Taxi (TV Series)
Sheila Martin
- High School Reunion (1978) ... Sheila Martin
 1978 One Day at a Time (TV Series)
Joyce Emerson
- Ann's Friend (1978) ... Joyce Emerson
 1978 Police Story (TV Series)
Hostage's Mother
- No Margin for Error (1978) ... Hostage's Mother
 1978 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Jean Winslow / Rosenthal
- The Gang at Don's Drive-In (1978) ... Jean Winslow / Rosenthal
 1977 Carter Country (TV Series)
Eloise
- By the Light of the Moonlight (1977) ... Eloise
 1977 The San Pedro Beach Bums (TV Series)
Captain Baer
- Sweepstakes Bums (1977) ... Captain Baer
 1977 Final Warning (TV Movie)
Various
 1977 Most Wanted (TV Series)
Sheila
- The Tunnel Killer (1977) ... Sheila
 1977 Alice (TV Series)
Shirley Bartlett
- The Pain of No Return (1977) ... Shirley Bartlett
 1975-1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Rhoda / Barbara Tyler
- Dead or Alive (1976) ... Rhoda
- Dead Air (1975) ... Barbara Tyler
 1976 Jeremiah of Jacob's Neck (TV Movie)
Anne Rankin
 1976 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series)
Veronica McNeely
- Episode #1.100 (1976) ... Veronica McNeely (credit only)
- Episode #1.97 (1976) ... Veronica McNeely (uncredited)
 1976 The Cop and the Kid (TV Series)
Eileen
- Not with My Teacher (1976) ... Eileen
 1974-1975 Maude (TV Series)
Maybelle / Norma
- Arthur's Medical Convention (1975) ... Maybelle
- The Wallet (1974) ... Norma
 1975 The Family Holvak (TV Series)
Ruby
- A Stranger in a Strange Land (1975) ... Ruby
 1973-1975 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Nora Frazier / Sue Paige
- Bond of Fear (1975) ... Nora Frazier
- Sing a Song of Murder (1973) ... Sue Paige
 1975 The Secret Night Caller (TV Movie)
Charlotte
 1974 Police Woman (TV Series)
Carolee English
- The Cradle Robbers (1974) ... Carolee English
 1974 The Manhunter (TV Series)
 1971-1974 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Alice / Betty Bowerchuck
- Ted Over Heels (1971) ... Betty Bowerchuck
 1974 The Elevator (TV Movie)
Wendy Thompson
 1974 Chase (TV Series)
Joy
- Vacation for a President (1974) ... Joy
 1971-1974 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Judith (segment "Love and the Phobia") / Debbie (segment "Love and the Lucky Couple") / Gloria (segment "Love and the Ledge")
 1974 Nightmare (TV Movie)
Linda
 1973 Faraday and Company (TV Series)
Leah
- Fire and Ice (1973) ... Leah
 1973 The New Scooby-Doo Movies (TV Series)
Debbie
- The Weird Winds on Winona (1973) ... Debbie (voice)
 1973 Speed Buggy (TV Series)
Debbie (voice)
 1973 The Bait (TV Movie)
Liz Fowler
 1973 All in the Family (TV Series)
Tina
- Oh Say Can You See (1973) ... Tina
 1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Melissa 'BJ' Franklin
- The Dead Samaritan (1973) ... Melissa 'BJ' Franklin
 1972 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Nurse Edwina 'Eddie' Ferguson
- Edwina (1972) ... Nurse Edwina 'Eddie' Ferguson
 1972 The Delphi Bureau (TV Series)
Stella
 1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Gail Thompson
- The Gopher (1972) ... Gail Thompson
 1972 The Rookies (TV Series)
Store Clerk
- The Commitment (1972) ... Store Clerk
 1972 Call Holme (TV Movie)
Miss Musky
 1972 Young Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Kate Brandon
- The Million Dollar Property (1972) ... Kate Brandon
 1971 Sarge (TV Series)
 1971 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Ruth
 1968-1971 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Millie Swanson / Millie
- Mike's Car (1971) ... Millie Swanson
- Hair (1970) ... Millie Swanson
- All for Charity (1970) ... Millie
 1967-1968 That Girl (TV Series)
Terry / Bonita Lesalle / Margie
- The Hi-Jack and the Mighty (1968) ... Terry
- Old Man's Darling (1968) ... Bonita Lesalle
 1968 I Spy (TV Series)
Melanie
- Pinwheel (1968) ... Melanie
 1968 Get Smart (TV Series)
Zelda
- The Little Black Book: Part 2 (1968) ... Zelda
- The Little Black Book: Part 1 (1968) ... Zelda
 1968 Accidental Family (TV Series)
Annie
 1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Gail Miller
- Explosion!: Part 2 (1967) ... Gail Miller
- Explosion!: Part 1 (1967) ... Gail Miller
 1967 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
Dottie
- The Convert (1967) ... Dottie
 1967 The Busy Body
Bobbi Brody
 1966 Penelope
Honeysuckle Rose
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Mary
 1965 Harvey Middleman, Fireman
Harriet
 1964 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Bean Show (1964)
 1964 Diary of a Bachelor
Lois
 1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Terry Krimitz
- White on White (1964) ... Terry Krimitz
- A Kind of Loving (1964) ... Terry Krimitz
 1963 Love with the Proper Stranger
Marge (uncredited)
 1963 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Edie the Gun Moll / Laverne Montaine
- I've Been Here Before (1963) ... Edie the Gun Moll (uncredited)
- The White Elephant (1963) ... Laverne Montaine
 1961-1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Carol / Alma Corgi
- Dead on the Field of Honor (1961) ... Alma Corgi
 1959 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Nina Stover
- Apple of His Eye (1959) ... Nina Stover
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Come Blow Your Horn (1961). Comedy. Written by Neil Simon. Directed by Stanley Prager. Brooks Atkinson Theatre: 22 Feb 1961- 6 Oct 1962 (677 performances + 1 preview). Cast: Hal March (as "Alan Baker"), Warren Berlinger (as "Buddy Baker"), Lou Jacobi, Pert Kelton, Sarah Marshall, Carolyn Brenner, Arlene Golonka. Produced by ... See more »
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The word "golonka" is Polish for "pigs' foot" or "hamhock". See more »

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