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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 »

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Gremlins Ruby Deagle
Alice Flo Castleberry
The Parent Trap
The Parent Trap Marva Kulp, Sr.
Fair Game
Fair Game Diane Plame


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 2010/I Fair Game
Diane Plame
 2007 The Heartbreak Kid
 2006 Stick It
Judge Westreich
 2004 It Must Be Love (TV Movie)
Mama Bell
 1993-1999 Home Improvement (TV Series)
Lillian Patterson
- Love's Labor Lost: Part 2 (1999) ... Lillian Patterson
- Bright Christmas (1997) ... Lillian Patterson
- Taps (1997) ... Lillian Patterson
- 'Twas the Night Before Chaos (1994) ... Lillian Patterson
- Much Ado About Nana (1993) ... Lillian Patterson
 1998 The Parent Trap
Marva Kulp, Sr.
 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
 1995-1996 The Client (TV Series)
Momma Love
- Money Talks (1996) ... Momma Love
- The Good Samaritan (1996) ... Momma Love
- Past Imperfect (1996) ... Momma Love
- The High Ground (1996) ... Momma Love
- Damn Yankees (1996) ... Momma Love
 1996 Mr. Wrong
Mrs. Alston
 1993 Mrs. Doubtfire
 1988 Moon Over Parador
 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)
- 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)
 1984 Gremlins
Ruby Deagle
 1983 The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (TV Movie)
Aunt Minerva
 1982-1983 Private Benjamin (TV Series)
Capt. Amanda Allen
- Judy's Cousin (1983) ... Capt. Amanda Allen
- Take My Mother, Please (1983) ... Capt. Amanda Allen
- Be All That You Can Be (1982) ... Capt. Amanda Allen
 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
 1980-1981 Flo (TV Series)
Flo Castleberry
- The Daynce (1981) ... Flo Castleberry
- No Men's Land (1981) ... Flo Castleberry
- Flo's Encounter of the Third Kind (1981) ... Flo Castleberry
- You Gotta Have Hoyt (1981) ... Flo Castleberry
- Footsie (1981) ... Flo Castleberry
 1976-1980 Alice (TV Series)
Flo Castleberry
- Flo's Farewell (1980) ... Flo Castleberry
- Auld Acquaintances Should Be Forgot (1980) ... Flo Castleberry
- My Funny Valentine Tux (1980) ... Flo Castleberry
- Carrie's Wedding (1980) ... Flo Castleberry
- Alice Beats the Clock (1980) ... Flo Castleberry
 1979 You Can't Take It with You (TV Movie)
Miriam Kirby
 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)
 1974 The Catamount Killing
Miss Pearson
 1951 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Prison Inmate Leader (1974)
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Show Show Self (11 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

: Plays Mrs. G in "A Few Stout Individuals" play by John Guare (Signature Theater Company, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

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Polly Holiday


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Played Flo on the tv show Alice (1976), which was based on Diane Ladd's character from the movie Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) Both were nominated for the highest awards in their medium for playing Flo, Polly for an Emmy and Diane for the Oscar. They both lost. See more »

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