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Brett Somers (1924–2007)

Brett Somers was born on July 11, 1924 in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada as Audrey Dawn Johnston. She was an actress, known for Battlestar Galactica (1978), The Odd Couple (1970) and Mary Tyler Moore (1970). She was married to Jack Klugman and Robert Klein. She died on September 15, 2007 in Westport, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica Siress Belloby
(1978)
The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple Blanche
(1971-1973)
Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore Aunt Rose
(1973)
Have Gun - Will Travel
Have Gun - Will Travel Myra Draco / Sarah
(1960-1963)

Filmography

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 1980 Getting There (TV Short)
Rose Miller
 1978-1980 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Sarah Cronkle / Anita Carmichael
 1979 CHiPs (TV Series)
Brett Somers
- Roller Disco: Part 2 (1979) ... Brett Somers (uncredited)
 1978 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Siress Belloby
- The Magnificent Warriors (1978) ... Siress Belloby
 1975-1976 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Edna Relkie / Mrs. Stavochek
- The Election (1976) ... Edna Relkie
- Stakeout (1975) ... Mrs. Stavochek (as Brett Sommers)
 1975 The Bob Crane Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Strauss
- The Doctor Sings the Blues (1975) ... Mrs. Strauss
 1975 Caribe (TV Series)
Mama Jean
- Vanished (1975) ... Mama Jean
 1973 If I Had a Million (TV Movie)
 1973 The New Perry Mason (TV Series)
Gertrude Lade
- The Case of the Cagey Cager (1973) ... Gertrude Lade
- The Case of the Furious Father (1973) ... Gertrude Lade (uncredited)
- The Case of the Prodigal Prophet (1973) ... Gertrude Lade
- The Case of the Horoscope Homicide (1973) ... Gertrude Lade
 1971-1973 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Blanche
- That Is the Army Mrs. Madison (1973) ... Blanche (as Brett Somers Klugman)
- The Odd Holiday (1973) ... Blanche (as Brett Somers-Klugman)
- The Odd Couples (1972) ... Blanche (as Brett Somers Klugman)
- A Night to Dismember (1972) ... Blanche (as Brett Somers Klugman)
- Being Divorced Is Never Having to Say I Do (1971) ... Blanche (as Brett Somers Klugman)
 1973 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Aunt Rose
- Rhoda's Sister Gets Married (1973) ... Aunt Rose
 1965-1973 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Mrs. Benderson / Amelia Gates
- Memory of a Legend (1973) ... Mrs. Benderson (as Brett Somers Klugman)
- Image in a Cracked Mirror (1965) ... Amelia Gates
 1973 The Great American Beauty Contest (TV Movie)
Miss Texas Chaperone
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Gladys (segment "Love and the Cheaters")
- Love and the Amateur Night/Love and the Cheaters/Love and the Love Nest/Love and the Unbearable Fiance (1972) ... Gladys (segment "Love and the Cheaters") (as Brett Somers Klugman)
 1972 Bone
X-Ray Lady
 1964-1967 Festival (TV Series)
Maxine / (segment 'My Lost Saints') / Evalyn Dally
- The Paper People (1967) ... Maxine
- My Lost Saints/Brecht: A Threepenny Profile (1966) ... (segment 'My Lost Saints')
 1965 A Rage to Live
Jessie Jay (uncredited)
 1965 Bus Riley's Back in Town
Carlotta
 1964 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Miss Edmonds
- Cry Uncle (1964) ... Miss Edmonds
 1963-1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Mildred Larch / Maude Vega
- Blacklist (1964) ... Mildred Larch
- Poltergeist (1963) ... Maude Vega
 1960-1963 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Myra Draco / Sarah
- The Eve of St. Elmo (1963) ... Myra Draco
- The Poker Fiend (1960) ... Sarah
 1961-1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Dorothy Blaylock / Selma Baker
- All the Dead Faces (1962) ... Dorothy Blaylock
- Wave Goodbye to Grandpa (1961) ... Selma Baker
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Barbara Thurman
- And If I Die (1962) ... Barbara Thurman
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Mrs. Garvin
- Vengeance Is a Wheel (1961) ... Mrs. Garvin
 1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Teddy Bear (1956)
 1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Sarah
- Rise Up and Walk (1956) ... Sarah (as Brett Sommers)
 1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Cigarette Girl
- The Women (1955) ... Cigarette Girl
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote a three-act play that was produced in a regional theater in St. Louis.

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Dawn Johnston | Brett Somers Klugman | Brett Somers-Klugman | Brett Sommers

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

She appeared on several episodes of The Odd Couple (1970) playing the ex-wife (Blanche) of Klugman's character Oscar Madison. The estranged couple also made countless television appearances together. For many years, they were sought after guests on the 1970s game and talk show circuit, including The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962), The Mike Douglas Show (1961), He Said, She Said (1969)... See more »

Trademark:

Deep husky voice

Star Sign:

Cancer

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