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(10/87) Stage: Appeared (as "Abby Brewster") in "Arsenic and Old Lace" at the Schubert Theatre, Chicago, IL.

TV commercial: Metamucil

(1956). Stage Play: Bells Are Ringing. Musical comedy. Material adaption by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Music by Jule Styne. Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Vocal arrangements and direction by Herbert Greene and Buster Davis. Dance arrangements by John Morris. Incidental music by John Morris. Choreographed by Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse. Shubert Theatre (moved to The Alvin Theatre from 15 Dec 1958 to close): 29 Nov 1956- 7 Mar 1959 (924 performances). Cast: Judy Holliday (as "Ella Peterson"), Sydney Chaplin (as "Jeff Moss"), Pam Abbott, Frank Aletter (as "Blake Barton"), Doria Avila, Joanne Birks, Dort Clark (as "Inspector Barnes"), Frank Derbas, Norma Doggett, Phyllis Dorne, Don Emmons, Peter Gennaro (as "Carl"), Frank Green, Eddie Heim, George S. Irving, Patti Karr, Kasimir Kokich, Eddie Lawrence, Marc Leon, Urylee Leonardos, Jeannine Masterson, David McDaniel, Paul Michael, Frank Milton, Barbara Newman, Tom O'Steen, Julian Patrick, John Perkins, Nancy Perkins, Ellen Ray, Michelle Reiner, Marsha Rivers, Steve Roland, Donna Sanders, Jean Stapleton (as "Sue"), Willy Sumner, Ed Thompson, Beryl Towbin, Ben Vargas, Ann Wallace, Bernard West (as "Dr. Kitchell"), Jack Weston (as "Francis"), Pat Wilkes, Billy Wilson, Gordon Woodburn. Replacement cast during Shubert Theatre run: Heywood Hale Broun (as "Francis"), Betty Garrett (as "Ella Peterson") [during Judy Holliday's vacation], Scott Hunter (as "Joey"), Hal Linden (as "Jeff Moss") [Broadway debut], David McDaniel (as "Singer at Night Club"), Paul Michael (as "Police Officer"), Larry Parks (as "Jeff Moss) [during Sidney Chaplin's vacation], Jack Rains (as "Maitre D'Hotel"), Ben Raisen (as "Waiter"). Understudy: June Ericson (as "Ella Peterson"). Replacement cast during Alvin Theatre run: Doria Avila (as "Another Actor"), Vincent Beck (as "Man from Corvello Mob"), Louisa Cabot (as "Dancer"), Michael Davis (as "Singer"), Frank Derbas (as "Carl"), Joan Elliott (as "Singer"), Jain Fairfax (as "Dancer"), Barbara Gutierrez (as "Carol"), Marian Hunter (as "Dancer"), Louis Kosman (as "Dancer/Other Man"), Marc Leon (as "Waiter"), Ripple Lewis (as "Singer"), Hal Linden (as "Jeff Moss"), Paul Lipson (as "Larry Hastings"), Sigyn Lund (as "Dancer"), Frances Martin (as "Dancer"), Paul Merrill (as "Maitre D'Hotel/Singer"), William Miller (as "Dancer"), Philip Nasta (as "Dancer/Master of Ceremonies/Telephone Man"), Mitchell Nutick (as "Dancer/Joey"), Ernest Parham (as "Dancer"), Alice Pearce (as "Sue"), Alan Peterson (as "Dancer"), Ralph Roberts (as "Francis"), Bob Roman (as "Singer"), Adolph Sambogna (as "Dancer"), Donna Sanders (as "Olga"), Mary Ellen Schimmel (as "Singer"), Jim Smock (as "Dancer"), Harriet Spitz (as "Dancer"), Mark Tully (as "Singer/Singer at Night Club"), Edmund Walenta (as "Police Officer/Singer"), Louise Woods (as "Mrs. Mallet/Singer"). Understudies: Doria Avila (as "Carl"), Vincent Beck (as "Jeff Moss"), Jain Fairfax (as "Carol/Olga"), Louis Kosman (as "Man from Corvello Mob"), Marc Leon (as "Dr. Kitchell"), Paul Lipson (as "Sandor"), Frances Martin (as "Gwynne"), Mitchell Nutick (as "Francis"), Steve Roland (as "Inspector Barnes"), Bob Roman (as "Paul Arnold/Ludwig Smiley"), Lynne Stuart (as "Ella Peterson"), Mark Tully (as "Blake Barton"). Note: Filmed as Bells Are Ringing (1960). Produced by The Theatre Guild. Note: Ms. Holliday won Tony award as Best Actress, Musical.

(1955). Stage Play: Damn Yankees. Musical comedy. Written by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, from Wallop's novel "The Year of the Yankees." Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop. From the novel "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant" by Douglass Wallop. Musical Director: Hal Hastings. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Dance arrangements by Roger Adams. Dances and Musical Numbers Staged by Bob Fosse. Directed by George Abbott. 46th Street Theater (moved to The Adelphi Theatre (6 May 1957- close): 5 May 1955- 6 May 1957 (1019 performances). Cast: Stephen Douglass (as "Joe Hardy"), Gwen Verdon (as "Lola "), Ray Walston (as "Applegate"), Rae Allen (as "Gloria Thorpe"), Richard Bishop (as "Welch"), Shannon Bolin (as "Meg Boyd"), Frank Bouley (as "Singer"), Russ Brown (as "Van Buren"), Fred Bryan, Betty Carr (as "Dancer"), Ronn Cummins, Cherry Davis (as "Teen-Ager/Singer"), Robert Evans (as "Dancer"), Timmy Everett (as "Dancer"), Patricia Ferrier (as "Dancer"), Nathaniel Frey (as "Smokey"), Jeanne Grant (as "Singer"), Marlyn Greer (as "Dancer"), Janet Hayes (as "Singer"), Del Horstmann (as "Lynch/Commissioner/Singer"), Elizabeth Howell (as "Doris"), Janie Janvier (as "Miss Weston/Singer"), William Joyce (as "Dancer"), Harvey Jung (as "Dancer"), Joan Keenan (as "Singer"), Marie Kolin (as "Dancer"), James Komack (as "Rocky") [credited as Jimmie Komack], Al Lanti (as "Henry/Dancer"), Albert Linville (as "Vernon/Postmaster/Singer"), Suzanne Lovell (as "Singer"), Ralph Lowe (as "Singer"), George Marcy (as "Guard/Dancer"), Julia Marlowe, Svetlana McLee, Eddie Phillips, Jackie Scholle, Robert Shafer (as "Joe Boyd"), Jean Stapleton (as "Sister"), Ralph Strane, Mark Ward. Produced by Frederick Brisson, Robert E. Griffith and Harold Prince. Produced in association with Albert B. Taylor. Note: Filmed as Damn Yankees! (1958).

In the Summer House (1953). Music by Paul Bowles. Written by Jane Bowles. Directed by José Quintero. Playhouse Theatre: 29 Dec 1953- 13 Feb 1954/55 performances). Cast: Judith Anderson (as "Gertrude Eastman Cuevas"), Mildred Dunnock (as "Mrs. Constable"), Logan Ramsey (as "Lionel"), Elizabeth Ross (as "Molly, Gertrude's daughter"), Muriel Berkson (as "Vivian Constable"), Paul Bertelsen (as "Figure Bearer"), Miriam Colon (as "Frederica"), Marjorie Eaton (as "Alta Gracia"), Phoebe Mackay (as "Quintina"), Don Mayo (as "Mr. Solares"), Daniel Morales (as "Chauffeur"), Isabel Morel (as "Esperanza"), Marita Reid (as "Mrs. Lopez"), [George Spelvin (as "Another Figure Bearer")], Jean Stapleton (as "Inez") [Broadway debut]. Produced by Oliver Smith and The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson, S.N. Behrman, Elmer Rice, Robert E. Sherwood, Sidney Howard).

(1964). Stage Play: Funny Girl. Musical comedy. Book by Isobel Lennart. Music by Jule Styne. Lyrics by Bob Merrill. Based on an original story by Isobel Lennart. Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock. Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns. Vocal arrangements by Buster Davis. Dance arrangements by Luther Henderson. Assistant Vocal arrangements: Marvin Hamlisch [earliest Broadway credit]. Scenic Design and Lighting Design by Robert Randolph. Costume Design by Irene Sharaff. Production Supervised by Jerome Robbins. Musical Staging by Carol Haney. Associate Director: Lawrence Kasha. Directed by Garson Kanin. Winter Garden Theatre (moved to The Majestic Theatre from 14 Mar 1966- 26 Nov 1966, then moved to The Broadway Theatre from 28 Nov 1966- close): 26 Mar 1964- 1 Jul 1967 (1348 performances + 17 previews that began on 10 Mar 1964). Cast: Sydney Chaplin (as "Nick Arnstein") [from 10 Mar 1964- 19 Jun 1965], Barbra Streisand (as "Fanny Brice"), Roger De Koven (as "Florenz Ziegfeld Jr."), Joseph Macauley (as "Tom Keeney"), Kay Medford (as "Mrs. Brice"), Danny Meehan (as "Eddie Ryan"), Jean Stapleton (as "Mrs. Strakosh"), Prudence Adams (as "Showgirl"), Jose Ahumada (as "Dancer"), Joan Cory (as "Cathy/Showgirl"), Diane Coupé (as "Jenny/Showgirl"), Edie Cowan (as "Dancer"), Christine Dalsey (as "Dancer"), Shellie Farrell (as "Bubbles/Dancer"), Bud Fleming (as "Dancer"), Lydia S. Fredericks (as "Mrs. Meeker/Singer"), Larry Fuller (as "Paul/Dancer"), Ellen Halpin (as "Maude/Dancer"), Blair Hammond (as "Trombone Smitty/Dancer"), Victor R. Helou (as "Heckie/Singer"), Robert Henson (as "Workman/Singer"), Robert Howard (as "John/Stage manager/Workman/Singer"), Rosemary Jelincic (as "Dancer"), Marc Jordan (as "Stage Director/Singer/Mr. Renaldi"), Lainie Kazan (as "Vera/Showgirl"), Karen Kristin (as "Dancer"), John Lankston (as "Ziegfeld Tenor/Adolph/Singer"), Mary Louise (as "Singer"), Joan Lowe (as "Polly/Dancer"), Jeanne McLaren (as "Singer"), Buzz Miller (as "Snub Taylor/Ben"), Diana Lee Nielsen (as "One of Two Stunning Showgirls"), John Nola (as "Dancer"), Joyce O'Neil (as "Mrs. O'Malley/Singer"), Alan Peterson (as "Dancer"), Rose Randolf (as "Mrs. Nadler/Singer"), George Reeder (as "Ziegfeld Lead Dancer"), Stephanie Reynolds (as "Singer"), Sharon Vaughn (as "One of Two Stunning Showgirls/Mimsey"), Royce Wallace (as "Emma"), Alan E. Weeks (as "Five Finger Finney/Dancer"), Rosemary Yellen (as "Showgirl"), Albert Zimmerman (as "Singer"). Standbys: Lainie Kazan (as "Fanny Brice"), George Reeder (as "Nick Arnstein"). Understudies: Jose Ahumada (as "Snub Taylor"), Bud Fleming (as "Eddie Ryan"), Lydia S. Fredericks (as "Mrs. Strakosh"), Blair Hammond (as "Ziegfeld Lead Dancer"), Robert Howard (Tom Keeney), Marc Jordan (as "Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.), Mary Louise (as "Emma"). Replacement cast during Winter Garden Theatre run: Robert Avian (as "Dancer"), Jackie Cronin (as "Dancer"), Johnny Desmond (as "Nick Arnstein"), Sheila Dowling (as "Mrs. Meeker"), Singer"), Mimi Hines (as "Fanny Brice"), Richard Ianni (as "Heckie/Singer"), Barbara London (as "Showgirl"), Alan Manson (as "Florenz Ziegfeld Jr."), Janet Moody Morris (as "Singer"), George Reeder (as "Nick Arnstein"). Understudies: Robert Avian (as "Snub Taylor"), Sheila Dowling (as "Mrs. Strakosh"). Replacement cast during Majestic Theatre run: Lynette Bennett (as "Cathy, One of Two Stunning Showgirls"), Larry Brucker (as "Adolph/Ziegfeld Tenor"), Fritzi Burr (as "Mrs. Brice"), Edie Cowan (as "Maude"), Karen Ford (as "Mrs. Meeker"), Phil Ford (as "Eddie Ryan"), Larry Fuller (as "Snub Taylor"), Beulah Garrick (as "Mrs. Strakosh"), Mimi Hines (as "Fanny Brice"), Linda Jorgens (as "Jenny/Showgirl"), William Larsen (as "Florenz Ziegfeld Jr."), Jeanne McLaren (as "Mrs. O'Malley"), Donna Monroe (as "Vera"), Barbara Rhoades (as "Mimsey, One of Two Stunning Showgirls/Showgirl"), Bud Spencer (as "Trombone Smitty/Dancer"), Albert Zimmerman (as "Workman"). Replacement cast during Broadway Theatre run: Rosemarie Barre (as "Dancer"), Phyllis Bash (as "Singer"), Lynette Bennett (as "Cathy/Jenny, One of Two Stunning Showgirls/Showgirl"), Larry Brucker (as "Adolph/Singer/Ziegfeld Tenor"), Fritzi Burr (as "Mrs. Brice"), Pamela Burrell (as "Showgirl"), Joan Cory (as "Showgirl"), Pat Dalsey (as "Dancer"), Gerry Dalton (as Dancer"), Johnny Desmond (as "Nick Arnstein"), Dorothy D'Honau (as "Showgirl"), Iris Elliott (as "Showgirl"), Shellie Farrell (as "Bubbles/Dancer"), Bud Fleming (as "Dancer"), Karen Ford (as "Mrs. Meeker/Singer"), Phil Ford (as "Eddie Ryan"), Beulah Garrick (as "Mrs. Strakosh"), Mimi Hines (as "Fanny Brice"), Robert Howard (as "John/Singer/Workman"), Virginia Kerr (as "Mimsey, One of Two Stunning Showgirls/Showgirl"), Mary Beth Kurdock (as "Dancer"), William Larsen (as "Florenz Ziegfeld Jr."), Harriet Lawyer (as "Singer"), Michael Loman (as "Dancer"), Joan Lowe (as "Dancer/Polly"), Joseph Macauley (as "Tom Keeney"), Donna Monroe (as "Showgirl/Vera"), Elizabeth Moore (as "Mrs. Strakosh"), Shirley Nelson (as "Dancer/Maude"), John Nola (as "Dancer/Paul/Trombone Smitty"), Hal Norman (as "Workman"), Jimmy Pompeii (as "Dancer"), Rose Randolf (as "Mrs. Nadler/Singer"), Jim Ray-James (as "Mr. Renaldi/Singer/Stage Director"), George Reeder (as "Ziegfeld Lead Dancer"), Stephanie Reynolds (as "Mrs. O'Malley/Singer"), Ken Richards (as "Heckie/Singer"), John D. Richardson (as "Dancer/Five Finger Finney"), Jimmy Smock (as "Dancer"), Bud Spencer (as "Snub Taylor"), Ted Sprague (as "Dancer/Trombone Smitty"), Terry Violino (as "Dancer"), Royce Wallace (as "Emma"), Barbara Ann Walters (as "Singer"), Albert Zimmerman (as "Singer/Workman"). Standbys: Barbara Minkus (as "Fanny Brice"), George Reeder (as "Nick Arnstein"). Understudies: Phyllis Bash (as "Emma"), Bud Fleming (as "Snub Taylor"), Karen Ford (as "Mrs. Strakosh"), Beulah Garrick (as "Mrs. Brice"), Robert Howard (Tom Keeney"), Jim Ray-James (as "Eddie Ryan"), Jimmy Smock (as "Ziegfeld Lead Dancer"), Ted Sprague (as "Ziegfeld Lead Dancer"), Albert Zimmerman (as "Florenz Ziegfeld Jr."). Produced by Ray Stark. Produced in association with Seven Arts Productions. Associate Producer: Al Goldin. Note: Filmed as Funny Girl (1968).

(2000) She played the title role in Caryl Ledner, Rhoda Lerman, and Cynthia Whitcomb's play, "Eleanor, First Lady of the World," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Jean Stapleton in the cast.

(1983) She acted in John Olive's play, "Clara's Play," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Jon DeVries in the cast.

(May 2, 1983) She performed in the revue, "Parade of Stars," at the Palace Theatre on Broadway in New York CIty, New York for the Actors' Fund Benefit with Eddie Albert, Debbie Allen, Edward Asner, Lauren Bacall, Harry Belafonte, Milton Berle, George Burns, David Cassidy, Dick Cavett, Carol Channing, Pam Dawber, Sandy Duncan, Bonnie Franklin, Jack Gilford, Gregory Hines, Ann Jillian, Larry Kert, Richard Kiley, Jack Klugman, Linda Lavin, Michele Lee, Rich Little, Dorothy Loudon, Lee Meredith, Jeanne Moreau, Christopher Plummer, Tony Randall, Lee Roy Reams, Ann Reinking, Dinah Shore, Gwen Verndon, Fred Waring, James Whitmore, Shelley Winters, and MIchael York in the cast. Hildy Parks was the writer. John Kander and Fred Ebb were composers. Michael Frayn wrote the book. Robert Randolph was set designer. Alvin Colt was costume designer. Elliott Lawrence was musical director. Albert Stephenson was special musical stager. Clark Jones was director. Alexander H. Cohen was producer.

(January 17, 1949) She acted in Mary Chase's play, "Harvey," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.

(October 30, 1950) She acted in William Inge's play, "Come Back, Little Sheba," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Sidney Blackmer and Shirley Booth in the cast.

(February 4, 1980) She acted in George Kelly's play, "Daisy Mayme," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.

(February 13 to March 20, 1984) She acted in George Kelly's play, "The Show-Off," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Orson Bean, Sally Dunn and Pamela Burrell in the cast. William H. Putch was director. James M. Fouchard was scenic designer. David Kissel was lighting designer. Arnold S. Levine was costume designer.

(July 1983) She acted in John Olive's play, "Clara's Play," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine.

(September 28 to November 18, 2001) She played Eleanor Roosevelt in Rhoda Lerman's play, "Eleanor: Her Secret Journey," in The Arena Stage production at the Kreeger Theater in Washington D.C. John Tillinger was director.

(April 2 to May 11, 1974) She acted in Arthur Laurents' play, "The Time of the Cuckoo," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Cesare Danova, Tamara Tourmanova, Patty McCormack and Ernest Thompson in the cast. Joseph Hardy was director. H.R. Poindexter was lighting designer.


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