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Penny Santon (1916–1999)

Penny Santon was born on September 2, 1916 in New York City, New York, USA as Pierina della Santina. She was an actress, known for Short Circuit (1986), Funny Girl (1968) and Fletch (1985). She died on May 12, 1999 in Burbank, California, USA. See full bio »

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(age 82) in Burbank, California, USA

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 1997 Friends (TV Series)
Nonna
 1996 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Grandma Louisa
- A Comedy of Eros (1996) ... Grandma Louisa
 1995 Northern Exposure (TV Series)
Mama Grippo
- Little Italy (1995) ... Mama Grippo
 1991-1994 Columbo (TV Series)
Lucia / Momma
- Undercover (1994) ... Lucia
- Death Hits the Jackpot (1991) ... Momma
 1994 Burke's Law (TV Series)
 1993 There Was a Little Boy (TV Movie)
Maria
 1993 Che bella famiglia (Short)
Grandma Angelina
 1990-1993 Life Goes On (TV Series)
Teresa Giordano
- Lost Weekend (1993) ... Teresa Giordano
- Happy Holidays (1992) ... Teresa Giordano
- Consenting Adults (1992) ... Teresa Giordano
- Hearts & Flowers (1992) ... Teresa Giordano
- Loaded Question (1991) ... Teresa Giordano
 1991 One Good Cop
Mrs. Cristofaro
 1990 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Monchelli Sister
- Leap of Faith - August 19, 1963 (1990) ... Monchelli Sister
 1990 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Mama Cimino
- Brotherly Love: Part 2 (1990) ... Mama Cimino
- Brotherly Love: Part 1 (1990) ... Mama Cimino
 1990 Mulberry Street (TV Movie)
Carmella Savoia (as Penny Stanton)
 1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Mrs. Rizzo
- Deadpan (1988) ... Mrs. Rizzo
 1986-1988 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Muriel / Muriel Lacey
- Friendly Fire (1988) ... Muriel
- Old Flames (1988) ... Muriel
- To Sir, with Love (1987) ... Muriel Lacey
- Post Partum (1986) ... Muriel Lacey
 1988 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Mrs. Gianelli
- Full Marital Jacket (1988) ... Mrs. Gianelli
 1987 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Madame Palmer, The Fortune Teller
- Cool Hand Dave: Part 2 (1987) ... Madame Palmer, The Fortune Teller
 1987 Starman (TV Series)
Aunt Rose
- The Wedding (1987) ... Aunt Rose
 1985-1986 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Anna Furillo / Barbara Furillo
- Fathers and Guns (1986) ... Anna Furillo
- The Virgin and the Turkey (1985) ... Barbara Furillo
 1986 Short Circuit
Mrs. Cepeda
 1986 Hunter (TV Series)
Mrs. Fiori
- Scrap Metal (1986) ... Mrs. Fiori
 1985 Stir Crazy (TV Series)
Tony's Mother
- Where's Mary? (1985) ... Tony's Mother
 1985 Fletch
Velma Stanwyk
 1985 The Ferret (TV Movie)
Mother
 1984 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Mama
- A Pocketful of Steele (1984) ... Mama
 1984 Airwolf (TV Series)
Market Owner
- The Hunted (1984) ... Market Owner
 1984 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Grandma Rizzo
- To Touch the Moon (1984) ... Grandma Rizzo
 1984 Rhinestone
Mother
 1984 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Mrs. Vincenzo
- Olympic Quest (1984) ... Mrs. Vincenzo
 1983 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Frannie Catalano
- All About Eve (1983) ... Frannie Catalano
 1983 When Your Lover Leaves (TV Movie)
Flora
 1982-1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Mama Rosa Novelli / Mrs. Novelli
- The Hunted (1983) ... Mama Rosa Novelli
- A Novel Way to Die (1983) ... Mama Rosa Novelli
- A Deadly Parlay (1983) ... Mama Rosa Novelli
- Fear for Tomorrow (1983) ... Mama Rosa Novelli
- The Showgirl Murders (1983) ... Mama Rosa Novelli
 1982 Moonlight (TV Movie)
Josephine Barbella
 1982 Chicago Story (TV Series)
Verna
- Vendetta (1982) ... Verna
 1982 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Mrs. Martinez
- The Protectors (1982) ... Mrs. Martinez
 1980 B.A.D. Cats (TV Series)
Mrs. Bernardi
- Pilot (1980) ... Mrs. Bernardi
 1979 The Last Word
Mrs. Tempino
 1979 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Ma Gagglio
- The Man Who Saw the Alligators (1979) ... Ma Gagglio
 1979 ...And Your Name Is Jonah (TV Movie)
Grandma
 1978 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Grandma DeFazio
- Festival: Part 2 (1978) ... Grandma DeFazio
- Festival: Part 1 (1978) ... Grandma DeFazio
 1978 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Aunt Rose
- Airliner (1978) ... Aunt Rose
 1977 Rosetti and Ryan (TV Series)
Ma Rosetti
- Men Who Love Women (1977) ... Ma Rosetti
 1977 Delvecchio (TV Series)
Mrs. Coletta
- Licensed to Kill (1977) ... Mrs. Coletta
 1976 The Practice (TV Series)
Rose
- Jules' Vacation (1976) ... Rose
 1976 Police Woman (TV Series)
Mama Rossini
- Generation of Evil (1976) ... Mama Rossini
 1975 The Legend of Valentino (TV Movie)
Madame Tullio
 1975 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
Mother
- The Youth Killer (1975) ... Mother
 1975 Get Christie Love! (TV Series)
Mrs. Oblonski
- My Son, the Murderer (1975) ... Mrs. Oblonski
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Theresa
- Prelude to Vengeance (1974) ... Theresa (as Penny Stanton)
 1973-1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Madame Kapati / Grocer's Wife
- What's New with Mark? (1974) ... Madame Kapati
- Downhill All the Way (1973) ... Grocer's Wife
 1974 The Last Angry Man (TV Movie)
Mrs. Parelli
 1974 Chase (TV Series)
Mrs. Katz
- Eighty-Six Proof TNT (1974) ... Mrs. Katz
 1974 The Magician (TV Series)
Shirley
 1974 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Mrs. Casino
- Pssst! Hammerman's After You! (1974) ... Mrs. Casino
 1974 Kojak (TV Series)
Sophie
- Cop in a Cage (1974) ... Sophie
 1973 Roll Out (TV Series)
Madam Delacort
- No Wages: All Fear (1973) ... Madam Delacort
- Members of the Wedding (1973) ... Madam Delacort
- Sweet Millions (1973) ... Madam Delacort
- Dark Victory (1973) ... Madam Delacort
- Pilot (1973) ... Madam Delacort
 1973 Needles and Pins (TV Series)
Angela
- Union Trouble (1973) ... Angela
 1973 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Woman Shoplifter / Mary Maxwell
- Van Nuys Division: Pete's Mustache (1973) ... Woman Shoplifter
- Clear with a Civilian: Part 1 (1973) ... Mary Maxwell
 1973 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series)
- The Strike (1973)
 1973 Portrait: A Man Whose Name Was John (TV Movie)
Maria Roncalli
 1972 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Ma Ferguson
- The Year of the Locusts (1972) ... Ma Ferguson
 1972 Search (TV Series)
Concierge
- Live Men Tell Tales (1972) ... Concierge
 1971 Bewitched (TV Series)
Isabel Baldoni
- Bewitched, Bothered and Baldoni (1971) ... Isabel Baldoni
 1971 The Impatient Heart (TV Movie)
Mrs. Esposito
 1971 Kotch
Mrs. Segura
 1970 Matt Lincoln (TV Series)
- Doc (1970)
 1970 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
Mrs. Montero / Nurse
- No Tears for Mrs. Thomas (1970) ... Mrs. Montero
- My Sister, the Doctor (1970) ... Nurse
 1970 A Storm in Summer (TV Movie)
Mrs. Gold
 1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Consuelo Guadalupe-Lopez
- A Matter of Humanities (1969) ... Consuelo Guadalupe-Lopez
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Head Nurse
- Keep the Doctor Away (1969) ... Head Nurse
 1969 The Outsider (TV Series)
Mrs. Andrade
- A Bowl of Cherries (1969) ... Mrs. Andrade (as Penny Stanton)
 1960-1968 Bonanza (TV Series)
Maria Rossi / Rosalie Michelson / Esmerelda Lopez
- The Sound of Drums (1968) ... Maria Rossi
- The Deed and the Dilemma (1967) ... Maria Rossi
- Big Shadow on the Land (1966) ... Maria Rossi
- Look to the Stars (1962) ... Rosalie Michelson
- El Toro Grande (1960) ... Esmerelda Lopez
 1968 Funny Girl
Mrs. Meeker
 1968 Don't Just Stand There
Renée
 1968 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Sister Angelica
- A Joyful Noise (1968) ... Sister Angelica
 1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Linen Maid
- The Little John Doe Affair (1966) ... Linen Maid
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Grandmama Monteri
- The Concrete Overcoat Affair: Part II (1966) ... Grandmama Monteri
- The Concrete Overcoat Affair: Part I (1966) ... Grandmama Monteri
 1965-1966 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Grandmother / Miss Gonzales
- When a Martian Makes His Violin Cry (1966) ... Grandmother
- Keep Me from the Church on Time (1965) ... Miss Gonzales
 1965 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
Theresa Maggiore
- The Return of Giuseppe (1965) ... Theresa Maggiore
 1962-1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Mama Bedoya
- The Man from Quasilia (1965) ... Mama Bedoya
 1965 Peyton Place (TV Series)
Mrs. Zito
- Episode #1.72 (1965) ... Mrs. Zito
 1965 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Italian Woman
- The Jet Set (1965) ... Italian Woman
 1965 That Girl (TV Series)
Helen Marie
 1964 Wendy and Me (TV Series)
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Vivian Santo
- The Revenge of the Worm (1964) ... Vivian Santo
 1964 Channing (TV Series)
Serafina Donati
- Another Kind of Music (1964) ... Serafina Donati
 1964 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Mrs. Rivera
- My Door Is Locked and Bolted (1964) ... Mrs. Rivera
 1963 Temple Houston (TV Series)
Senora Ortega
- The Dark Madonna (1963) ... Senora Ortega
 1963 Captain Newman, M.D.
Waitress at Blue Grotto (uncredited)
 1963 Love with the Proper Stranger
Mama Rossini
 1960-1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Rosa Pucci / Mrs. Elster / Signora Mello / ...
- Bonus Baby (1963) ... Rosa Pucci
- The Floating Man (1962) ... Mrs. Elster
- The Lovely American (1962) ... Signora Mello
- The Antwerp Caper (1960) ... Mrs. Neuman
 1963 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Mrs. Gorson
- Fall from a White Horse (1963) ... Mrs. Gorson (as Penny Stanton)
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
Celeste Fourant
- The Battle of the Roses (1963) ... Celeste Fourant
 1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Carlota Perez
- The Adam MacKenzie Story (1963) ... Carlota Perez
 1960-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Mrs. Romaldi / Gio's Wife / Mrs. Zagano / ...
- The Butcher's Boy (1963) ... Mrs. Romaldi
- Augie 'The Banker' Ciamino (1961) ... Gio's Wife
- The Underworld Bank (1960) ... Mrs. Zagano
- One-Armed Bandits (1960) ... Emily Brodowski
 1963 California
Dona Ana Sofia Hicenta
 1962-1963 Don't Call Me Charlie (TV Series)
Madame Fatime
- Lorenzo Johnson, D.V.M., Retired (1963) ... Madame Fatime
- No Milk Today (1963) ... Madame Fatime
- Rollo the Wonder Dog (1963) ... Madame Fatime
- Raise Your Right Hand (1963) ... Madame Fatime
- Take My Hand (1962) ... Madame Fatime
 1963 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Mama Donelli
- The Home-Coming Bit (1963) ... Mama Donelli
 1962 Ensign O'Toole (TV Series)
Mama Di Julio
- Operation: Brooklyn (1962) ... Mama Di Julio (as Penny Stanton)
 1962 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (TV Series)
Mrs. Celli
- First Class Citizen (1962) ... Mrs. Celli
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Mme. Berengeri / Rose Groat
- Women of Silure (1962) ... Mme. Berengeri
- The Cost of Living (1962) ... Rose Groat
 1961-1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
- A Man's Castle (1962)
- Quicksand (1961)
 1960-1962 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Mrs. Andreades / Mrs. Novotny / Mrs. Fiore
- Footlights (1962) ... Mrs. Andreades
- The Twelfth Hour (1961) ... Mrs. Novotny
- Burnett's Woman (1960) ... Mrs. Fiore
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Ruth Agurski
- My Brother, the Doctor (1962) ... Ruth Agurski
 1961 Lover Come Back
Hotel Maid (uncredited)
 1961 West Side Story
Madam Lucia (uncredited)
 1961 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Mrs. Annuci
- Lady Killer (1961) ... Mrs. Annuci
 1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Servant
- Rio Salado (1961) ... Servant
 1959-1961 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Senora Madrera / Mama Patruzzio
- Blood Flower (1961) ... Senora Madrera
- The Aerialist (1959) ... Mama Patruzzio
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
Stella Lombardi
- Sleep on Four Pillows (1961) ... Stella Lombardi
 1960 Markham (TV Series)
Mme. Collet
- The Searing Flame (1960) ... Mme. Collet
 1960 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Senora Huerta
- The Case of Senor Huerto (1960) ... Senora Huerta
 1960 M Squad (TV Series)
Mrs. Ryder
- The Second Best Killer (1960) ... Mrs. Ryder
 1959 The Miracle
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1959 The Lineup (TV Series)
Maria Vanetti
- My Son Is a Stranger (1959) ... Maria Vanetti
 1959 Cry Tough
Señora Estrada
 1959 This Earth Is Mine
Mrs. Petucci
 1959 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
Nell Tashman
- Man to Man (1959) ... Nell Tashman
 1958-1959 State Trooper (TV Series)
Mother May
- The Choker (1959) ... Mother May
- Firebug (1958) ... Mother May
 1959 Zorro (TV Series)
Cresencia
- The Brooch (1959) ... Cresencia
 1958 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
Mrs. Kraus
- Six Faces of Satan (1958) ... Mrs. Kraus
 1958 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Mama Chamini
- The Paper Shroud (1958) ... Mama Chamini
 1958 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Price
- The Brownstone Incident (1958) ... Mrs. Price
 1957-1958 Telephone Time (TV Series)
- A Stubborn Fool (1958) ... (as Penny Stanton)
 1957 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Mrs. Armando Ochoa
- Laredo (1957) ... Mrs. Armando Ochoa
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Rebel Rookie (1957)
 1956-1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Lisa Jeffers / Madame Benoit / Mama Rojean
- House Divided (1957) ... Lisa Jeffers (as Penny Stanton)
- Counterfeit Dixie (1957) ... Madame Benoit
- Broomstick Wedding (1956) ... Mama Rojean (as Penny Stanton)
 1957 Dino
Mrs. Minetta
 1956 Full of Life
Carla Rocco
 1956 The Wrong Man
Spanish Woman (uncredited)
 1956 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Signora Scarlatti
- Nicked in Naples (1956) ... Signora Scarlatti
 1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Italian Tenant
- Toby (1956) ... Italian Tenant
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
Edna WIlkes
- The Healer (1956) ... Edna WIlkes
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Barecky
- I'll Make the Arrest (1956) ... Mrs. Barecky
 1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Panalya / Mother / Senora LaTorre
- In a Different Life (1956) ... Panalya
- The Thread (1956) ... Mother
- The Liberator (1956) ... Senora LaTorre
 1956 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Trantini
- Song of Rome (1956) ... Mrs. Trantini
 1955 Aimee De Rivery (TV Movie)
Katon Kaija
 1955 Interrupted Melody
Mme. Gilly's Secretary (uncredited)
 1953 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
- Rain No More (1953)
 1952 Sometimes She's Sunday (TV Movie)
 1952 Mister Peepers (TV Series)
Mrs. Gilroy / Cook
- Episode #1.6 (1952) ... Mrs. Gilroy (as Penny Stanton)
- Episode #1.1 (1952) ... Mrs. Gilroy (as Penny Stanton)
- Unaired Pilot ... Cook
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In 1973, she co-starred in an unsold sitcom pilot for NBC called "Patsy". Pat Cooper starred as the manager of a small Italian restaurant who must deal with his oddball relatives.

Alternate Names:

Penny Stanton
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She also appeared on Broadway in Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo" as an Italian lady. See more »

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