Starred in the West Coast premiere of the play "Moon Over Buffalo" at The Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California.
Jo Ann Worley | JoAnne Worley | Joanne Worley
5' 8" (1.73 m)
Did You Know?
I have a big mouth, and I'm sorry to say I've always had one. When I was young, in church, I never sang with everybody else. I only mouthed the hymns, so I wouldn't drown everyone else out. I have my quiet moments. But I don't have many.
At the recommendation of Gower Champion
, she was picked to be Carol Channing
's standby in the original 1964 Broadway production of "Hello Dolly!" Channing, unfortunately, was known for never missing a performance. Jo Anne later played the title role on the road.
The catchphrase, "Was that a chicken joke?"