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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
Blondie Blondie
(1938)

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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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Sky High (1925). Musical. Music by Robert Stolz, Al Goodman, Carlton Kelsey and Maurice Ruebens. Book by Harold Atteridge and Harry Graham. Lyrics by Harold Atteridge and Harry Graham. Musical Director: Carlton Kelsey. Additional lyrics by Clifford Grey. Based on an English musical farce by Harry Graham. Based on a Viennese ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dorothy McNulty
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Personal Quote:

I was the economical Claire Trevor. I just didn't want to be typed. It goes to show you how you can eat your words. I became probably the most typed actress in the world. But, at least it had some dignity. I'm proud and grateful I was Blondie. She was dumb and shrewish sometimes. But she was real and sympathetic and warm, a real woman, a human being. And that's how I tried to play her. See more »

Trivia:

Elected president of AGVA (American Guild of Variety Artists) in 1969. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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