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Kay Medford (1914–1980)

A veteran scene stealer known for her delightful dry, poker-faced delivery, Kay Medford was born Maggie O'Regan in New York City in 1914, the daughter of James and Mary (Kelly) O'Regan, of Irish stock. Kay attended both public and Catholic schools growing up, her parents both dying while she was in her teens. She quickly gravitated toward humor ... See full bio »

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 1978-1980 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Lila Wakeman / Mitzi Kamen / Irene Schuman
- Dietrich's Arrest: Part 2 (1980) ... Lila Wakeman
- The DNA Story (1979) ... Mitzi Kamen
- Evaluation (1978) ... Irene Schuman
 1980 House Calls (TV Series)
Mrs. Micklewhite
- Beast of Kensington (1980) ... Mrs. Micklewhite
 1980 Windows
Ida Marx
 1979 Flying High (TV Series)
Mrs. Charles
- Ladies of the Night (1979) ... Mrs. Charles
 1978 More Than Friends (TV Movie)
Gertie
 1977 On Our Own (TV Series)
Mrs. Bonino
- The Battling Boninos (1977) ... Mrs. Bonino
 1977 Fire Sale
Ruth Fikus
 1976 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Edna Zelinka
- Murder at Sea (1976) ... Edna Zelinka
 1974 Kojak (TV Series)
Bernice M. Sandler
- Nursemaid (1974) ... Bernice M. Sandler
 1972-1973 Medical Center (TV Series)
Meg / Mattie
- Deadly Game (1973) ... Meg
- The Outcast (1972) ... Mattie
 1969-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Mrs. Rosetti (segment "Love and the Heavy Set") / Bella (segment "Love and the Anniversary Crisis") / Mrs. Adams (segment "Love and Mother")
- Love and the Athlete/Love and the Dummies/Love and Mother/Love and the Shower (1969) ... Mrs. Adams (segment "Love and Mother")
 1972 No Place to Run (TV Movie)
Landlady
 1971 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Gloria Neugast
- In 25 Words or Less (1971) ... Gloria Neugast
 1971 Men at Law (TV Series)
Grace Deland
- The View from the Top (1971) ... Grace Deland
 1971 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Mrs. Varni
- Don't Kid a Kidder (1971) ... Mrs. Varni
 1970 But I Don't Want to Get Married! (TV Movie)
Hallie
 1969-1970 To Rome with Love (TV Series)
Aunt Harriet
- We Remember Mama (1970) ... Aunt Harriet
- One Coin in the Fountain (1970) ... Aunt Harriet
- A Gown for Alison (1970) ... Aunt Harriet
- Anything Can Happen in Rome (1970) ... Aunt Harriet
- And One More Spring (1969) ... Aunt Harriet
 1970 Lola
Mrs. Wardman, Scott's mother
 1969 Angel in My Pocket
Racine
 1968-1969 That's Life (TV Series)
Mrs. Quigley
- Happy Anniversary (1969) ... Mrs. Quigley
- Our First Vacation (1969) ... Mrs. Quigley
- Bringing Baby Home (1968) ... Mrs. Quigley
- The Honeymoon (1968) ... Mrs. Quigley
- Our Wedding (1968) ... Mrs. Quigley
 1967 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series)
Sketch Performer
- Episode #1.9 (1967) ... Sketch Performer
 1967 The Busy Body
Ma Norton
 1966 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Piper
- My Son, the Doctor (1966) ... Mrs. Piper
 1966 A Fine Madness
Mrs. Fish
 1964 Ensign Pulver
Head Nurse
 1959-1964 Brenner (TV Series)
Barbara Reardon
- Episode #2.6 (1964)
- False Witness (1959) ... Barbara Reardon
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Jean Smith
- If There Were Dreams to Sell (1963) ... Jean Smith
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Woman
- But What Do You Do in March? (1963) ... Woman
 1962 Two Tickets to Paris
Aggie
 1960 Girl of the Night
Rowena Claiborne
 1960 The Rat Race
Mrs. 'Soda' Gallo, Landlady
 1959 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Willie Foster
- Somewhere South of Suva (1959) ... Willie Foster
 1959 Decoy (TV Series)
Georgia
- Queen of Diamonds (1959) ... Georgia
 1958 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Aunt Natalie
- Cyrano De Bilko (1958) ... Aunt Natalie
 1958 Kitty Foyle (TV Series)
Sophie Foyle
 1957 Jamboree!
Grace Show
 1957 A Face in the Crowd
First Mrs. Rhodes
 1956 Singing in the Dark
Luli
 1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Trees (1955)
 1954-1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Betty Winston / Louise
- The Trees (1955)
- Play Me Hearts and Flowers (1955) ... Betty Winston
- Somebody Special (1954) ... Louise
 1955 Star Tonight (TV Series)
Vinney
- That Ryan Girl (1955) ... Vinney
 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Helen
- The Gambler (1955) ... Helen
 1954 Suspense (TV Series)
 1954 The Web (TV Series)
- Stopover (1954)
 1952 Mr. Walkie Talkie
Marge
 1951 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Hester Walsh (1955)
 1950 La bisarca
Anna Paperiska
 1950 Guilty Bystander
Angel
 1949 The Undercover Man
Gladys LaVerne
 1948 Tap Roots
Caller (uncredited)
 1945 Adventure
Red (uncredited)
 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray
Girl (uncredited)
 1944 Return from Nowhere (Short)
Waitress (uncredited)
 1944 Mrs. Parkington
Minnie (uncredited)
 1944 An American Romance
Yulka - Farmer's Wife (uncredited)
 1944 Meet the People
Mrs. Smith (uncredited)
 1944 Rationing
Information Girl (uncredited)
 1944 Broadway Rhythm
Cashier at Arcade (uncredited)
 1943 Lost Angel
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1943 Whistling in Brooklyn
Phone Operator (voice, uncredited)
 1943 Swing Shift Maisie
Ann Wilson
 1943 Pilot #5
Davis' Secretary (uncredited)
 1943 Three Hearts for Julia
Thelma (uncredited)
 1943 Slightly Dangerous
Girl Getting Off Bus (uncredited)
 1942 Random Harvest
Wife (uncredited)
 1942 Northwest Rangers
Girl in Casino (uncredited)
 1942 The War Against Mrs. Hadley
Flossie (uncredited)
 1942 Maisie Gets Her Man
Woman in Audience (uncredited)
Show Show Self (11 credits)

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Stage Play: Mr. Wonderful. Musical comedy. Book by Joseph Stein and Will Glickman. Music by Larry Holofcener, Jerry Bock [earliest Broadway credit] and George David Weiss [credited as George Weiss] (earliest Broadway credit). Lyrics by Jerry Bock, Lawrence Holofcener [credited as Larry Holofcener] and George David Weiss. Musical Director: ... See more »
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Was nominated for Broadway's 1964 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for "Funny Girl," a part she recreated in an Oscar-nominated performance in the film version of the same name, Funny Girl (1968). See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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