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Overview (2)

Born in Decorah, Iowa, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Film, TV and stage actress Georgann Johnson was a product of Decorah High School, Luther College and Northwestern University. Her father, George, was a local plumbing contractor and an amateur actor. Georgann's specialization has been in the portrayal of the all-American girl/housewife and/or the young comic's sweetheart. She met her husband, Stanley Prager, in 1953 when both were appearing briefly as replacements in the Broadway stage revival of "Room Service". In 1954, she appeared with Mike Wallace in the stage comedy, "Reclining Figure", a spoof of the art world. Her recurring role as the menacing "Princess Arura" in the noted DuMont Television Network series, Captain Video and His Video Rangers (1949), widened her acceptance as a strong dramatic artist. Georgann has been notably critical of what she terms the false glamor of the stage.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Louis Rugani

Spouse (2)

Jack Tenner (6 September 1981 - 13 October 2008) ( his death)
Stanley Prager (31 July 1954 - 18 January 1972) ( his death) ( 4 children)

Trivia (5)

Mother, with Stanley Prager, of four daughters: Carol Prager, Anne Prager, actress Sally Prager and Molly Prager.
Her classmates at Northwestern included Paul Lynde, William Daniels and Bonnie Bartlett.
Received her bachelor's degree from Luther College in Iowa and a master's in oratory from Northwestern University.
Georgann was an actress whose professional career lasted 65 years and spanned Broadway, live television, Oscar-winning films, soap operas, and more.
Georgann liked to say that the only non-acting job she ever held was the two weeks she spent selling gloves at Lord & Taylor's.

Personal Quotes (2)

I am what the young American mother wishes she could look like.
Theater people are more sane than ever before, and working in a play is a good way to pay the family diaper bills.

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