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Penny Singleton (1908–2003)


Her father was Irish Philadelphian newspaperman, Benny McNulty. He was related to Jim Farley Roosevelt's campaign managers and later Postmaster General. As a child, she sang songs at a silent movie theater. After the sixth grade she joined a touring vaudeville act called "The Kiddie Kabaret." Billed as Penny McNulty, she sang and danced with ... See full bio »

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The Jetsons
The Jetsons Jane Jetson / Molecular Motors Video Woman / Zoom Broom
(1962-1987)
Jetsons: The Movie
Jetsons: The Movie Jane Jetson
(1990)
After the Thin Man
After the Thin Man Polly Byrnes
(1936)
Blondie Goes Latin
Blondie Goes Latin Blondie Bumstead
(1941)

Filmography

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 1988 Rockin' with Judy Jetson (TV Movie)
Jane Jetson (voice)
 1962-1987 The Jetsons (TV Series)
Jane Jetson / Zoom Broom / Molecular Motors Video Woman
- Spacely for a Day (1987) ... Jane Jetson (voice)
- Two Many Georges (1987) ... Jane Jetson (voice)
- The Odd Pod (1987) ... Jane Jetson (voice)
- Wedding Bells for Rosey (1987) ... Jane Jetson (voice)
- Clean as a Hound's Tooth (1987) ... Jane Jetson (voice)
 1987 The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones (TV Movie)
Jane Jetson (voice)
 1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Aunt Mildred
- The Perfect Foil (1986) ... Aunt Mildred
 1964 The Best Man
Mrs. Claypoole (scenes deleted)
 1964 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Mrs. Flemington
- Sounds and Silences (1964) ... Mrs. Flemington
 1963 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Maggie Franklin
- The Holy Terror (1963) ... Maggie Franklin
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Wilhelmina
- Mrs. January and Mr. Ex (1950) ... Wilhelmina
 1946 Young Widow
Peg Martin
 1938 Blondie
Blondie
 1938 Hard to Get
Hattie
 1938 The Mad Miss Manton
Frances Glesk
 1938 Garden of the Moon
Miss Calder
 1938 Campus Cinderella (Short)
Marge Stanhope
 1938 Secrets of an Actress
Miss Reid
 1938 Boy Meets Girl
Peggy
 1938 Mr. Chump
Betty Martin
 1938 Racket Busters
Gladys
 1938 Men Are Such Fools
Nancy
 1938 Outside of Paradise
Colleen Kerrigan
 1938 Swing Your Lady
Cookie
 1937 Sea Racketeers
Florence 'Toots' Riley (as Dorothy McNulty)
 1937 Vogues of 1938
Miss Violet Sims (as Dorothy McNulty)
 1936 After the Thin Man
Polly Byrnes (as Dorothy McNulty)
 1934 Howd' Ya Like That? (Short)
Baby - Dancer (as Dorothy McNulty)
 1930 Love in the Rough
Virgie (as Dorothy McNulty)
 1930 Good News
Flo (as Dorothy McNulty)
 1930 Belle of the Night (Short) (as Dorothy McNulty)
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No, No, Nanette (1971). Musical comedy (revival). Music by Vincent Youmans. Lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto A. Harbach. Book by Otto A. Harbach and Frank Mandel. Book adapted by Burt Shevelove. Lighting Design by Jules Fisher. Sound Design by Jack Shearing. Principals' Coiffures by Vidal Sassoon. Production Supervised by Busby... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dorothy McNulty
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Personal Quote:

"God bless Chic Young." - on playing Blondie in the series of films based on Young's comic-strip character. See more »

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In 1958 Penny Singleton was asked to run for member of the national board of American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA) She did and scored the highest vote in the union's history. Despite a growing feud with administrative officers, Penny advanced in the AGVA hierarchy and even served one term as president in 1958-59. In 1959, she got sued after going on the Mutual Broadcasting System and calling ... See more »

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