The Red Skelton Hour
McGurk of Vaudeville Team
/ Dancing School Director
/ Sadie Murphy
Appeared in several Broadway revues in the 1940s, as well as Irving Berlin's musical "Miss Liberty" (1949), as Eddie Albert's girlfriend. She made something of a comeback to Broadway in the 1970s, appearing in Stephen Sondheim's "Follies," in which she played Stella, who sang and led the company in the dance to "Who's That ...
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[on her mother's ambitions for her career] My mother didn't push. She aimed me.
Created the role of raucous Mama Morton in the Broadway stage version of "Chicago." Her musical role was later played by Queen Latifah in the 2002 film version.