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Sheila James Kuehl

Babyboomers remember well the diminutive (4'10"), dark-haired comedienne Sheila James who raised a smile with her portrayals of tomboyish kid sisters and boy-crazy high schoolers on late 50s and early 60s TV. For a while she was a huge hit backed by her characters' plaintive, pony-tailed presences, strategies and sheer persistence to get what they... See full bio »

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Known For

The Stu Erwin Show
The Stu Erwin Show Jackie Erwin / Jackie
(1950-1955)
The Bob Cummings Show
(1955-1959)
Broadside
Broadside Selma Kowalski
(1964-1965)
Zelda
Zelda Zelda Gilroy
(1962)

Filmography

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 1988 Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis (TV Movie)
Zelda Gilroy Gillis
 1976 Emergency! (TV Series)
Phylis
- The Tycoons (1976) ... Phylis (as Sheila James)
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Agnes (segment "Love and the Security Building")
 1971 The Feminist and the Fuzz (TV Movie)
Liberation Lady (as Sheila James)
 1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Laura Mazza
- The Girl from Rainbow Beach (1970) ... Laura Mazza (as Shelia James)
 1969 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Children's Ward Nurse
- The Rebellion of the Body (1969) ... Children's Ward Nurse (uncredited)
 1964-1967 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Ginny Jennings
- The Clampett Curse (1967) ... Ginny Jennings (as Sheila James)
- Jed Foils a Home Wrecker (1964) ... Ginny Jennings (as Sheila James)
- Cabin in Beverly Hills (1964) ... Ginny Jennings (as Sheila James)
 1963-1966 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Gerelda / Model
- My Son, the Councilman (1966) ... Gerelda (as Sheila James)
- A Touch of Glamour (1963) ... Model (as Sheila James)
 1964-1965 Broadside (TV Series)
Selma Kowalski
- Operation Clip-Joint (1965) ... Selma Kowalski (as Sheila James)
- Miss Ranakai (1965) ... Selma Kowalski (as Sheila James)
- Once Upon an Island (1965) ... Selma Kowalski (as Sheila James)
- Witchcraft a Go-Go (1965) ... Selma Kowalski (as Sheila James)
- Anne Morgan's Home Movies (1965) ... Selma Kowalski (as Sheila James)
 1964 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series)
Sheila
- Rick and the Girl Across the Hall (1964) ... Sheila (as Sheila James)
 1964 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Sally Ragsdale
- The Ladybugs (1964) ... Sally Ragsdale (as Sheila James)
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Penelope
- Wake Up, Darling (1964) ... Penelope (as Sheila James)
 1963 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
Lt. Nancy Culpepper
- The Happy Sleepwalker (1963) ... Lt. Nancy Culpepper (as Sheila James)
 1959-1963 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Zelda Gilroy
- The Rice-and-Old Shoes Caper (1963) ... Zelda Gilroy (as Sheila James)
- Thanks for the Memory (1963) ... Zelda Gilroy (as Sheila James)
- The Moon and No Pence (1963) ... Zelda Gilroy (as Sheila James)
- And Now a Word from Our Sponsor (1963) ... Zelda Gilroy (as Sheila James)
- The Truth Session (1962) ... Zelda Gilroy (as Sheila James)
 1962 Zelda (TV Movie)
Zelda Gilroy
 1961 Daddy-O (TV Movie)
TV daughter
 1961 National Velvet (TV Series)
Judy
- The Beauty Contest (1961) ... Judy (as Sheila James)
 1960 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Betty
- Millionaire Susan Johnson (1960) ... Betty (as Shelia James)
 1959 How to Marry a Millionaire (TV Series)
Teenage Girl
- Loco, the Teenager (1959) ... Teenage Girl
 1955-1959 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
Gertrude
- The Wolf Sitter (1955) ... Gertrude (as Sheila James)
 1957 Date with the Angels (TV Series)
Laurie
- Return of the Wheel (1957) ... Laurie (as Shelia James)
 1957 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Mary
- Miss Ashley's Demon (1957) ... Mary (as Sheila James)
 1956 Teenage Rebel
Teenager in Malt Shop (uncredited)
 1950-1955 The Stu Erwin Show (TV Series)
Jackie Erwin / Jackie
- The Pearl Necklace (1955) ... Jackie Erwin (as Sheila James)
- The French Influence (1955) ... Jackie Erwin (as Sheila James)
- Father Becomes Efficient (1955) ... Jackie Erwin
- One of the Boys (1955) ... Jackie Erwin (as Sheila James)
- The Uninvited Guests (1955) ... Jackie Erwin (as Sheila James)
 1954 Mayor of the Town (TV Series)
- Mayor of the Town (1954) ... (as Sheila James)
 1954 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Jenny - Dorcas' Sister (uncredited)
 1952-1954 My Little Margie (TV Series)
Kathy / Norma Jean
- Dutch Treat (1954) ... Kathy (as Sheila James)
- Margie's Sister Sally (1952) ... Norma Jean
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- That Other Sunlight (1954) ... (as Sheila James)
 1953 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Luana
- A Matter of Advice (1953) ... Luana (as Sheila James)
 1953 Those Redheads from Seattle
Little Girl on Boat (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (8 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1962, she starred in an unsold pilot for a proposed TV series called "Zelda", a spin-off of her character on the hit TV series, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959). Joe Flynn played her father.

Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Sheila James | Shelia James | Sheila Ann Kuehl | The Ladybugs

Height:

4' 10" (1.47 m)
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Trivia:

Unsold pilot: Starred in a sitcom pilot for a series called "Zelda", based on her character from the hit TV series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959). The project was dropped when rumors began to circulate that she was a lesbian. When she was passed over for a promotion in favor of a man with less experience she began to see major obstacles for women in the job market. She went back to school, ... See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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