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Dody Goodman (1914–2008)


Her quivery, high-pitched, Southern-cracked tones were once described as sounding like "a Tweetie Pie cartoon bird strangling on peanut butter." Just the absurdity of that description fits comedienne Dody Goodman to a tee. One did not know what to make of her, but she could certainly induce laughter with a mere perplexed look, a spaced-out pause, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
(1976-1977)
One Life to Live
One Life to Live Molly McDermott (1985)
(1968)
Grease
Grease Blanche
(1978)
Splash
Splash Mrs. Stimler
(1984)

Filmography

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 2007 Black Ribbon
Aunt Gayle (scenes deleted)
 2006 Bully (Video Game)
Mrs. Lisburn (voice)
 2000 Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman (Video)
Miss Miller (voice, uncredited)
 1997 Boston Common (TV Series)
Mrs. Gunderson
- I.D. Endow (1997) ... Mrs. Gunderson
 1995 Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare (TV Movie)
Grandma Dotty Dooley
 1993 Alvin's Christmas Carol (Short)
 1992 Here and Now (TV Series)
William Grandmother
- Take My Grandparents... Please (1992) ... William Grandmother
 1992 Frozen Assets
Mrs. Patterson
 1991 Cool as Ice
Mae
 1991 Samantha
Mrs. Higgins
 1988 Splash, Too (TV Movie)
Mrs. Stimler
 1988 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Mrs. Stimler
- Splash, Too: Part 1 (1988) ... Mrs. Stimler
 1988 Duet (TV Series)
Helen
- Special Delivery (1988) ... Helen
 1988 Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis (TV Movie)
Ruth
 1987 Bustin' Loose (TV Series)
Mrs. Madison
- Rain, Rain, Go Away (1987) ... Mrs. Madison
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Beverly Hills
- If It's Thursday, It Must Be Beverly (1987) ... Beverly Hills
 1986 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
- The Duke Is Dead (1986)
 1985 Private Resort
Mrs. Rawlings
 1984-1985 Punky Brewster (TV Series)
Mrs. Morton
- My Aged Valentine (1985) ... Mrs. Morton
- Parents Night (1984) ... Mrs. Morton
 1983-1984 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Gretchen Parks
- Blizzard (1984) ... Gretchen Parks
- All About Eve (1983) ... Gretchen Parks
 1983 Just Our Luck (TV Series)
Rose
- Uncle Harry (1983) ... Rose
 1983 Max Dugan Returns
Mrs. Litke
 1982 Texas (TV Series)
Mavis Cobb
- Episode #1.612 (1982) ... Mavis Cobb
 1982 Grease 2
Blanche
 1978-1981 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Ms. Chadwick / Patricia Seldon
- Rocky/Julie's Dilemma/Who's Who? (1978) ... Patricia Seldon
 1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Mona Boggs
- High Off the Hog/Reprisal (1981) ... Mona Boggs
 1980 CBS Children's Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Eells
- The Treasure of Alpheus T. Winterborn (1980) ... Miss Eells
 1980 Valentine Magic on Love Island (TV Movie)
Ida Kramer
 1979 CHiPs (TV Series)
Dody Goodman
- Roller Disco: Part 2 (1979) ... Dody Goodman (uncredited)
 1978 Flying High (TV Series)
Midge
- Beautiful People (1978) ... Midge
 1978 Grease
Blanche
 1977 Forever Fernwood (TV Series)
Martha Schumway
 1976 Silent Movie
Tourist Woman #1 (uncredited)
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Molly McDermott (1985)
 1962 The Defenders (TV Series)
Miss Kalish
- The Locked Room (1962) ... Miss Kalish
 1955-1958 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Waitress
- Papa Bilko (1958) ... Waitress (uncredited)
- Dinner at Sowici's (1956) ... Waitress (uncredited)
- Rich Kid (1955) ... Waitress
- Mardi Gras (1955) ... Waitress (uncredited)
- The Boxer (1955) ... Waitress
 1951 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Althea Franklin (1968)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Jennie") in "The Front Page" on Broadway. Comedy (revival). Written by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. Directed by Harold J. Kennedy. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 18 Oct 1969-28 Feb 1970 (158 performances + 6 previews). Cast: Val Avery (as "Diamond Louis"), Peggy Cass (as "Mollie Malloy"), Bert Convy (as "Hildy ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

Dodie Goodman
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Personal Quote:

I will do a dumb thing for fun. That's how I got the reputation for being dopey and dumb. I don't like dumb jokes but I will do dumb things for a laugh. See more »

Trivia:

Imogene Coca, with whom she had acted, steered her to comedy. See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive high-pitched voice

Nickname:

Red

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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