(1952- ). Active on Broadway
in the following productions:
(1952). Stage Play: Three Wishes for Jamie. Musical comedy. Music by Ralph Blane
. Lyrics by Ralph Blane. Book by Charles O'Neal and Abe Burrows
. Based on the novel by Charles O'Neal. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
. Choral arrangements by William Ellfeldt. Choreographed by Ted Cappy, Herbert Ross and Eugene Loring. Scenic Design by George Jenkins. Costume Design by Miles White. Directed by Abe Burrows. Mark Hellinger Theatre (moved to The Plymouth Theatre from 27 May 1952- close): 21 Mar 1952- 7 Jun 1952 (92 performances). Cast: Leigh Allen, Doris Atkinson, Estelle Aza, Marian Baird, Robert Baird, Buddy Bryan, Michele Burke (as "Nora/Singer"), Walter Burke
(as "Power O'Malley"), James Capp, Jerry Cardoni, Alfred Catal, Billy Chapin (as "Kevin"), Wilton Clary (as "McCaffrey/Big Patrick"), Peter Conlow (as "Dennis O'Ryan"), Royal Dano
(as "Jess Proddy"), Ann Deasy, Donn Driver, Clifford Fearl, Pud Flanagan, Dick Foote (as "Sheriff Haines"), George Foster, Marie Gibson, 'Robert Halliday' (as "Tim Shanahan"), Mary Haywood, Anne Jeffreys
(as "Maeve Harrigan"), Malcolm Keen, Joan Kibrig, Robert Lamont, Elizabeth Logue, Mildred Ann Mauldin, Ralph Morgan, Jeff Morrow
(as "Randal Devlin"), Jerry Newby, Greg O'Brien, Grania O'Malley, Nancy Price, Charlotte Rae
(as "Tirsa Shanahan") [Broadway debut
], John Raitt, June Reimer, Ann Richards, Janet Sayers, Jackie Scholle, Richard Scott, Robert St. Clair, Joe Stember, Donald Thrall, Tafi Towers, Richard Vine, Martin Walker, Bert Wheeler
(as "Owen Roe Tavish"), Sandra Zell. Produced by Albert Lewis and Arthur Lewis.
(1954). Stage Play: Threepenny Opera.
(1954). Stage Play: The Golden Apple. Musical comedy. Book by John La Touche. Music by Jerome Moross. Lyrics by John La Touche
. Musical Director: Hugh Ross. Music orchestrated by Jerome Moross and Hershy Kay. Assistant Musical Dir.: Julian Stein. Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart. Costume Design by Alvin Colt. Choreographed by Hanya Holm. Directed by Norman Lloyd
. Alvin Theatre: 20 Apr 1954- 7 Aug 1954 (125 performances). Cast: Kaye Ballard
(as "Helen"), Stephen Douglass, Priscilla Gillette, Jack Whiting, Jonathan Lucas, Portia Nelson, Bibi Osterwald, Helen Ahola, Santo Anselmo, Sara Bettis, Larry Chelsi, Nola Day, Peter De Mayo, Crandall Diehl, Maurice Edwards (as "Nestor/Hero"), Dorothy Etheridge, Nelle Fisher, Robert Flavelle, Bob Gay, Murray Gitlin, Gary Gordon, Dee Harless, Janet Hayes, David Hooks, Lois McCauley, Dean Michener, Barton Mumaw, Ann Needham, Julian Patrick, Charles Post, Don Redlich, Joli Roberts, Marten Sameth, Arthur Schoep, Frank Seabolt, Jere Stevens, Jerry Stiller
(as "Mayor Juniper"), Tao Strong, Geraldine Viti. Replacement actors included: Charlotte Rae
(as "Mrs. Juniper"). Produced by Alfred De Liagre Jr.
and Roger L. Stevens. Produced in association with T. Edward Hambleton and Norris Houghton.
(1956). Stage Play: The Littlest Revue. Musical. Sketches by: Nat Hiken, Billy Friedberg
, Eudora Welty
, Mike Stewart, George Baxt, Bud McCreery, Allan Manings and Robert Van Scoyk
. Music by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke
. Lyrics by Ogden Nash
and Vernon Duke. Additional music and lyrics by John Latouche, Sheldon Harnick
, Lee Adams, Charles Strouse, John Strauss, Sidney Shaw, Sammy Cahn
and Michael Brown. Musical Director: Will Irwin. Music orchestrated by John Strauss. Additional orchestrations by Joe Glover and Tommy Goodman. Choreographed by Charles Weidman
. Conceived by Ben Bagley. Directed by Paul Lammers
. Phoenix Theatre: 22 May 1956- 17 Jun 1956 (32 performances). Cast: Beverley Bozeman (as "Young Woman/Sister/Evans/Show Girl"), Joel Grey
(as "Compere/Son/The Vice-President/The Window Washer/Prime Minister"), Tammy Grimes
(as "Woman/Mom/Compere/Violet Whichaway"), Mary Harmon (as "Show Girl/Slave Girl"), Dorothy Jarnac (as "Daughter-in-law/The Gamin/Show Girl"), George Marcy
(as "Junior/Compere/Wrecker/Escort/Judge"), Tommy Morton (as "Man/Grandfather/Wrecker/Escort/Cop/H. Drexel Groves"), Charlotte Rae
(as "Compere/Old Woman/Ecstasy/The Secretary/Millicent Fortescue/Brunhilde Benzine/Mrs. McKenzie"), Larry Storch
(as "Man/Dad/The Playwright/Desmond Dupree/Prince") [Broadway debut
]. Understudies: Mary Harmon, Jack Kauflin. Produced by The Phoenix Theatre (T. Edward Hambleton: Co-Founder and Managing Director. Norris Houghton: Co-Founder).
(1956). Stage Play: Li'l Abner. Musical comedy. Book by Norman Panama
and Melvin Frank
. Based on cartoon characters by Al Capp
. Music by Gene de Paul. Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
. Musical Direction and Continuity: Lehman Engel. Vocals by Lehman Engel
. Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang. Ballet Music Arranged by Genevieve Pitot
. Assistant to Mr. Engel: John Passaretti. Choreographed by Michael Kidd. Directed by Michael Kidd
. St. James Theatre: 15 Nov 1956- 12 Jul 1958 (693 performances). Cast: Edie Adams
(as "Daisy Mae") [credited as Edith Adams], Stubby Kaye
(as "Marryin' Sam"), Peter Palmer (as "L'il Abner"), Charlotte Rae
(as "Mammy Yokum"), Howard St. John, William Lanteau
(as "Available Jones"), Joe E. Marks (as "Pappy Yokum"), Julie Newmar
(as "Stupefyin' Jones"), Stanley Simmonds (as "Dr. Rasmussen T. Finsdale"), Carmen Alvarez
(as "Moonbeam McSwine/Wife/Dancer"), Margaret Baxter, Chad Block, Don Braswell, Marc Breaux, Joan Cherof, Pat Creighton, Grover Dale, Lanier Davis (as "President/State Department Man/Colonel/Secretary/Singer"), Lillian D'Honau, Bonnie Evans, Joyce Gladmond, Jan Gunnar, Bern Hoffman
(as "Earthquake McGoon"), Hope Holiday (as "Wife/Singer"), Maureen Hopkins, Jane House, James Hurst (as "Clem Scragg/Radio Commentator/Singer"), James J. Jeffries, Lucky Kargo, Robert Karl, Barbara Klopfer, Mario Lamm, Ralph Linn, Tina Louise
(as "Appassionata Von Climax"), Richard Maitland
(as "Government Man/Dancer"), Jack Matthew, Robert McClure, Anthony Mordente, Reed Morgan, Al Nesor
(as "Evil Eye Fleagle"), Oran Osburn, Tom Panko, Louise Pearl, Christy Peterson, George Reeder, George Ritner, Anthony Saverino, Jeanette Scovotti, Sharon Shore, Ted Thurston, Aldo Ventura, Rebecca Vorno, Robert Weinsko, Deedee Wood. Produced by Norman Panama
, Melvin Frank
and Michael Kidd.
(1962). Stage Play: The Beauty Part. Comedy. Written by S.J. Perelman
. Incidental music by Don Walker. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Musical Director: Abba Bogin. Music by Don Walker
. Scenic Design by William Pitkin. Costume Design by Alvin Colt. Directed by Noel Willman. Music Box Theatre (moved to to The Plymouth Theatre from 25 Mar 1963- close): 16 Dec 1962- 9 Mar 1963 (85 performances). Cast: Bert Lahr
(as "Milo Leotard Allardyce DuPlessis"), Alice Ghostley
, Charlotte Rae
, Maurice Brenner, David Doyle
, Patricia Englund, Gil Gardner, Sean Garrison, Larry Hagman
(as "Lance Weatherwax"), William LeMassena
, Joseph Leon, Arnold Soboloff, Fiddle Viracola, Marie Wallace, Bernie West. Understudy [other members of original cast performed as understudies also]: Wallace Acton
. Produced by Michael Ellis. Produced in association with Edmund Anderson. Note: Major flop of the 1962-63 Broadway
season. Music Box Theatre owned and operated by Irving Berlin
who had no direct involvement in production.
(1965). Stage Play: Pickwick.
(1968). Stage Play: Morning, Noon and Night. [This production was composed of the following 1- act shows: Morning, Noon, and Night. "Morning" Written by Israel Horovitz. "Noon" written by Terrence McNally
. "Night" written by Leonard Melfi
credit]. All 3 acts directed by Theodore Mann
. Henry Miller's Theatre: 28 Nov 1968- 11 Jan 1969 (52 performances + 14 previews that began in mid- Nov 1968). Cast: Sorrell Booke
(as "Fibber Kidding"), John Heffernan (as "Robin Breast Western"), Robert Klein
(as "Cock Certain'), Charlotte Rae
(as "Filigree Bones"), Jana Marla Robbins (as "Miss Indigo Blues"). Understudy: Walter Rosen Scholz. Produced by Circle in the Square (Theodore Mann: Artistic Director. Paul Libin: Managing Director).
(1970). Stage Play: The Chinese and Dr. Fish.
(1973). Stage Play: Boom Boom Room. Drama.
(1960s) TV commercial
for Oil Heat - Actress (United States)
(1976) TV commercial
for Mr. Muscle Oven Cleaner - Actress (United States)
(1960s) TV commercial
for Oil Heat (National Oil Fuel Institute)
(January 11 to March 5, 1989) She acted in the musical, "Into the Woods," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Cleo Laine in the cast. James Lapine was director. Stephen Sondheim was composer and lyricist. James Lapine wrote the book. Ann Hould-Ward was costume designer.
(2015) "The Facts of My Life"- her memoir co-written with her son Larry Strauss
and published by BearManor Media
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