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Ethel Shutta (1896–1976)

Ethel Shutta, best remembered as Eddie Cantor's nurse in his movie Whoopee! (1930) was in the 1920s a well-known stage actress. She was married with the band leader George Olsen, with whom she also sang in clubs and on radio. In the late 1930s she worked on her own as a singer, made a Broadway comebacks in 1943 and later in 1963 and 1971. See full bio »


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Known For

Whoopee! Mary Custer
The Playground
The Playground Mrs. Cartwright
Wagon Train
Wagon Train Mrs. Parker / Mildred Anderson / Mrs. Foster's Friend / Woman
Feelin' Good
Feelin' Good Mrs. Stebbins


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 1974 Feelin' Good (TV Series)
Mrs. Stebbins
 1965 The Playground
Mrs. Cartwright
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
Ruth Hull
- The Reckoning (1960) ... Ruth Hull
 1958-1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mrs. Parker / Mrs. Foster's Friend / Mildred Anderson / ...
- The Countess Baranof Story (1960) ... Mrs. Foster's Friend
- Trial for Murder: Part 1 (1960) ... Mildred Anderson
- The Kitty Angel Story (1959) ... Mrs. Parker
- The Dick Richardson Story (1958) ... Mrs. Parker
- The Doctor Willoughby Story (1958) ... Mrs. Parker
 1959 M Squad (TV Series)
Mrs. Colfax
- Another Face, Another Life (1959) ... Mrs. Colfax
 1959 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Mrs. Foster
- The Ratman (1959) ... Mrs. Foster (as Ethel Shuttá)
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- The Castaway (1958) ... Mollie
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 1930 Whoopee! (performer: "My Baby Just Cares for Me" (1930), "Stetson" (1930) - uncredited)

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Stage Play: Whoopee! Musical comedy. Book by William Anthony McGuire. Based on "The Nervous Wreck" by Owen Davis. Music by Walter Donaldson. Lyrics by Gus Kahn. Musical Director: Gustave Salzer. Dialogue directed by William Anthony McGuire. Dances and Ensembles Staged by Seymour Felix. Directed by Seymour Felix. New Amsterdam Theatre: 4 ... See more »

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Ethel Shuttá

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Last name pronounced "Shoo - tay."

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