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Pert Kelton (1907–1968)

Vaudevillain, Broadway player and, for one decade from 1929, screen actress often in comedic roles. She also appeared in character parts in a handful of 60s films. She is memorable as the original - and the most believable - Alice Kramden, wife of Ralph Kramden (immortalized by Jackie Gleason), in TV's "The Honeymooners." Kelton's performances ... See full bio »

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The Music Man
The Music Man Mrs. Paroo
Annie Oakley
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Sing and Like It
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 1969 The Comic
Mama Bell
 1966 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series)
Mary Bloodgood
- The Canary Who Lost His Voice (1966) ... Mary Bloodgood
 1966 Occasional Wife (TV Series)
Mrs. Patterson
- Miss Greta Regrets (1966) ... Mrs. Patterson
 1966 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Iona Purcell
- Show Me the Way to Go Home (1966) ... Iona Purcell
 1965 Love and Kisses
 1965 Kibbee Hates Fitch (TV Movie)
Marsha Fitch
 1964 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Thelma Wilson
- Stage Door Bub (1964) ... Thelma Wilson
 1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Mrs. Parkes
- Miniature (1963) ... Mrs. Parkes
 1961 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Nelly O'Brien
- The Scrubwoman (1961) ... Nelly O'Brien
 1959 The Ballad of Louie the Louse (TV Movie)
Beggar Mary
 1959 Omnibus (TV Series)
 1951-1952 Cavalcade of Stars (TV Series)
Alice Kramden / Pamela Bumper - Guest at Reggie's Party
- Easter Hats (1952) ... Alice Kramden
- Cold (1952) ... Alice Kramden
 1951 Beulah (TV Series)
Clara Dunston
- Bill, the Babysitter (1951) ... Clara Dunston
 1939 Whispering Enemies
Virginia Daniels
 1938 Slander House
Mazie Mason
 1938 You Can't Take It with You
Inmate (uncredited)
 1937 Meet the Boy Friend
Beulah Potts
 1937 The Hit Parade
Eadie White
 1937 Women of Glamour
Nan LaRoque
 1936 Pan Handlers (Short)
 1936 Laughing at Trouble
Ella McShane
 1936 Cain and Mabel
 1936 Sitting on the Moon
 1936 Kelly the Second
 1935 Annie Oakley
Vera Delmar
 1935 Mary Burns, Fugitive
Goldie Gordon
 1935 A Night at the Biltmore Bowl (Short)
Pert Kelton
 1935 Hooray for Love
Trixie Chummy
 1934 Pursued
Gilda (uncredited)
 1934 Sing and Like It
 1934 The Meanest Gal in Town
Lulu White
 1933 The Bowery
Trixie Odbray
 1933 Bed of Roses
 1931 The Albany Branch (Short)
Pert Kelsey
 1931 One Punch O'Toole (Short)
 1931 Next Door Neighbors (Short)
Mrs. Green
 1931 Ex-Bartender (Short)
 1930 Their Wives' Vacation (Short)
 1930 Hot Curves
 1929 Sally
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Stage Play: I Was Dancing. Written by Edwin O'Connor. Scenic Design by Oliver Smith. Stage Manager: May Muth. Directed by Garson Kanin. Lyceum Theatre: 8 Nov 1964- 21 Nov 1964 (16 performances + 5 previews that began on 3 Nov 1964). Cast: Orson Bean (as "Tom Considine"), David Doyle (as "Billy Ryan"), Barnard Hughes (as "Father Frank ... See more »

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Was also the only actress in the history of "The Honeymooners" to play both Alice Kramden on Cavalcade of Stars (1949) and her mother in a 1967 musical episode originally aired on The Jackie Gleason Show (1966). See more »

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