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Polly Holliday


The normally erudite, soft-spoken and well-mannered Alabama-born actress Polly Holliday had accumulated quite an extensive theater background by the time she hit it big on 70s TV as the brash, uninhibited, gum-cracking waitress Florence Jean Castleberry (Flo for short) on the popular sitcom Alice (1976). As a long and respected member of the Asolo ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Mrs. Doubtfire
(1993)
Alice
Alice Flo Castleberry
(1976-1980)
The Parent Trap
The Parent Trap Marva Kulp, Sr.
(1998)
Gremlins
Gremlins Ruby Deagle
(1984)

Filmography

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 2004 It Must Be Love (TV Movie)
Mama Bell
 1996 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Mrs. Rath
- The Heart of a Saturday Night (1996) ... Mrs. Rath (as Polly Holiday)
 1996 A Loss of Innocence (TV Movie)
Christina Eriksen
 1996 Mr. Wrong
Mrs. Alston
 1993 Mrs. Doubtfire
Gloria
 1988 Moon Over Parador
Midge
 1988 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Sister Sara
- Regrets Only (1988) ... Sister Sara (as Polly Holiday)
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Elma Dinnock
- The Pumpkin Competition (1986) ... Elma Dinnock
 1986 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Lily
- Blind Ambitions (1986) ... Lily
 1985 Konrad (TV Movie)
Berti Bartolotti
 1985 Stir Crazy (TV Series)
Captain Betty
- Pilot (1985) ... Captain Betty
 1985 Lots of Luck (TV Movie)
Lucille
 1983 The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (TV Movie)
Aunt Minerva
 1982 Missing Children: A Mother's Story (TV Movie)
Mary Gertrude
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Wooster
- The Shady Hill Kidnapping (1982) ... Mrs. Wooster
 1981 All the Way Home (TV Movie)
Aunt Hannah
 1978 The One and Only
Mrs. Crawford
 1976 Bernice Bobs Her Hair (TV Movie)
Mrs. Harvey
 1976 NBC Special Treat (TV Series)
Mrs. Cronkite
- Luke Was There (1976) ... Mrs. Cronkite
 1976 All the President's Men
Dardis' Secretary
 1975 The Silence (TV Movie)
Mrs. Watson
 1975 Distance
Mrs. Herman
 1975 W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings
Mrs. Cozzens
 1974 The American Parade (TV Mini-Series)
- The 34th Star (1974)
 1974 Wedding Band (TV Movie)
Annabelle
 1974 The Catamount Killing
Miss Pearson
 1951 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Prison Inmate Leader (1974)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

: Plays Teacher in "Every Good Boy Deserves Favor" play by Tom Stoppard and Andre Previn (Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA). See more »

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Alternate Names:

Polly Holiday

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Trivia:

Holliday attended Alabama College for Women (now the University of Montevallo, a small liberal arts college just below Birmingham, Alabama). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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