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Allyn Ann McLerie (1926–2018)


Talented actress, dancer and singer with a long history on Broadway and in Hollywood. Ms. McLerie apparently decided to retire in 1993. She was married to actor George Gaynes for over 60 years, until his death in 2016. They had two children. McLerie died at her home in Washington state in May 2018. See full bio »

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Calamity Jane Katie Brown
(1953)
All the President's Men Carolyn Abbott
(1976)
(1953)
The Way We Were Rhea Edwards
(1973)

Filmography

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 1994 Police Academy: Mission to Moscow
Irina Petrovskaya (uncredited)
 1993 Brooklyn Bridge (TV Series)
Emma / Emma Brooks
- No Time Like the Future (1993) ... Emma
- The Hollywood Country Club (1993) ... Emma Brooks
 1992 The New WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Carmen Carlson
- Strange Bedfellows (1992) ... Carmen Carlson
 1987-1991 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV Series)
Florence Bickford
- Here's a Little Touch of Harry in the Night (1991) ... Florence Bickford
- Here's How to Put an Egg in Your Shoe and Beat It (1991) ... Florence Bickford
- Here's How to Break the Other Leg (1991) ... Florence Bickford
- Here's One Way to Fill Every Waking Moment (1991) ... Florence Bickford
 1988 Dirty Dancing (TV Series)
Baby's Mother
- Turn Me Loose (1988) ... Baby's Mother
 1987 Stranger in My Bed (TV Movie)
Shirley Hunter
 1986 Comedy Factory (TV Series)
Edna McCauley
- The Faculty (1986) ... Edna McCauley
 1986 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Edith 'Edie' Krelman
- D-I-V-O-R-C-E (1986) ... Edith 'Edie' Krelman
 1986 Webster (TV Series)
Theo Gabler
- Almost Home (1986) ... Theo Gabler
 1986 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series)
Isabel Carsola
- The Teacher (1986) ... Isabel Carsola
 1984-1985 Punky Brewster (TV Series)
Maggie McLerie / Lois Dent
- Henry Falls in Love: Part 2 (1985) ... Maggie McLerie
- Henry Falls in Love: Part 1 (1985) ... Maggie McLerie
- Punky Finds a Home: Part 3 (1984) ... Lois Dent
 1984 The Duck Factory (TV Series)
Skip's Mother
- Call Me Responsible (1984) ... Skip's Mother
 1984 The Paper Chase (TV Series)
Mrs. Emily Hart
- Hart Goes Home (1984) ... Mrs. Emily Hart
 1984 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Roxanne Reed
- Drama Center (1984) ... Roxanne Reed
 1984 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Marietta Mattheson
- White-Line Warriors (1984) ... Marietta Mattheson
 1984 Domestic Life (TV Series)
Enid Hamilton
- Good Neighbor Cliff (1984) ... Enid Hamilton
 1978-1983 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Liliane Prendergast / Cynthia Parker
- The Last Case/Looking for Mr. Wilson/Love on Strike (1983) ... Liliane Prendergast
 1983 Two Kinds of Love (TV Movie)
Aunt Emily
 1983 After George (TV Short)
Rose
 1983 The Renegades (TV Series)
ConnieTempleton
- Film at Eleven (1983) ... ConnieTempleton
 1983 The Thorn Birds (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Smith
- Part 4 (1983) ... Mrs. Smith
- Part 3 (1983) ... Mrs. Smith
- Part 1 (1983) ... Mrs. Smith
 1981-1983 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Hettie Gates / Henrietta
- Primetime (1983) ... Hettie Gates
- King of the Road (1981) ... Henrietta
 1983 Living Proof: The Hank Williams, Jr. Story (TV Movie)
Audrey Williams
 1982 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV Series)
Doris Palmer
- Christmas Song (1982) ... Doris Palmer
 1982 Dynasty (TV Series)
Dr. B. Forrester / Dr. Morrell
- The Baby (1982) ... Dr. B. Forrester / Dr. Morrell
 1982 Fantasies (TV Movie)
Shirley
 1979-1982 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Carmen Carlson
- You Can't Go Out of Town Again (1982) ... Carmen Carlson
- A Simple Little Wedding (1981) ... Carmen Carlson
- The Baby (1980) ... Carmen Carlson
- The Patter of Little Feet (1979) ... Carmen Carlson
 1981 Benson (TV Series)
Louise Hill
- Marcy's Wedding (1981) ... Louise Hill
 1981 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Pearl Danko
- Ex-Wives Can Be Murder (1981) ... Pearl Danko
 1980 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Harriet Shulton
- Homicide: Part 2 (1980) ... Harriet Shulton
- Homicide: Part 1 (1980) ... Harriet Shulton
 1980 Beulah Land (TV Mini-Series)
Edna Davis
- Part III (1980) ... Edna Davis (credit only)
- Part II (1980) ... Edna Davis
- Part I (1980) ... Edna Davis
 1980 To Find My Son (TV Movie)
Mrs. Braggs
 1980 The Oldest Living Graduate (TV Movie)
Mrs. Hampton
 1979-1980 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Betty Newman / Martha Emmett
- Inheritance (1980) ... Betty Newman
- Hit (1979) ... Martha Emmett
 1979 Having Babies (TV Series)
Jean
- Transition (1979) ... Jean
 1979 A Shining Season (TV Movie)
Polly Baker
 1979 And Baby Makes Six (TV Movie)
Dora Finley
 1978 Return Engagement (TV Movie)
Florence
 1978 Sister Terri (TV Movie)
Mother Superior Helen
 1976-1978 The Tony Randall Show (TV Series)
Miss Janet Reubner
- The Way It Was (1978) ... Miss Janet Reubner
- Adios, Mr. Chips (1978) ... Miss Janet Reubner
- Eyes of the Law (1978) ... Miss Janet Reubner
- Twice Is Not Enough (1978) ... Miss Janet Reubner
- Philadelphia Triangle (1978) ... Miss Janet Reubner
 1976 All the President's Men
Carolyn Abbott
 1975 The Entertainer (TV Movie)
Mrs. Pasko
 1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
 1974-1975 Medical Center (TV Series)
Jan / Marion
- Too Late for Tomorrow (1975) ... Jan
- Three on a Tightrope (1974) ... Marion
 1975 Death Scream (TV Movie)
Alice Whitmore
 1975 We'll Get By (TV Series)
Cousin Emily
- Dearly Beloved (1975) ... Cousin Emily
 1975 Baretta (TV Series)
Madame Shima
- The Mansion (1975) ... Madame Shima
 1975 Someone I Touched (TV Movie)
Jean
 1974 Kodiak (TV Series)
Margaret
- The Rescue (1974) ... Margaret
 1974 Born Innocent (TV Movie)
Emma Lasko
 1974 France société anonyme
L'Américaine
 1974 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (TV Movie)
Miss Martin
 1971-1974 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Helen Porter / Dorothy Harnolds / Marie Vale
- The Lost Man (1974) ... Helen Porter
- The Jug-Marker (1972) ... Dorothy Harnolds
- The Minerva Tapes (1971) ... Marie Vale
 1974 Love Story (TV Series)
Vivian
- Time for Love (1974) ... Vivian
 1973 Cinderella Liberty
Miss Watkins
 1973 The Way We Were
Rhea Edwards
 1973 The Waltons (TV Series)
Marjorie Simmons / Mrs. Maybelle Simmons
- The Odyssey (1973) ... Marjorie Simmons
- The Townie (1973) ... Mrs. Maybelle Simmons
 1973 The Delphi Bureau (TV Series)
Ginny
- The Self-Destruct Project (1973) ... Ginny
 1973 Howzer
Faye Carsell
 1972 Young Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
- Pilot (1972)
 1972 The Magnificent Seven Ride!
Mrs. Donavan
 1972 Jeremiah Johnson
Crazy Woman
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Miss Tate
- The New House (1972) ... Miss Tate
 1972 Nichols (TV Series)
Maggie
- Wonder Fizz Flies Again (1972) ... Maggie
 1972 Cannon (TV Series)
Mrs. Glen
- A Deadly Quiet Town (1972) ... Mrs. Glen
 1972 The Cowboys
Ellen Price
 1970 Monte Walsh
Mary Eagle
 1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Charity Moffet
- Caution, Easter Bunny Crossing (1970) ... Charity Moffet
 1970 My World and Welcome to It (TV Series)
Mrs. McGraw
- The Fourth Estate (1970) ... Mrs. McGraw
 1969 The Reivers
Alison
 1962 40 Pounds of Trouble
Blanchard's secretary (uncredited)
 1955 Battle Cry
Ruby - Waitress in Diner (as Allyn McLerie)
 1954 Phantom of the Rue Morgue
Yvonne (as Allyn McLerie)
 1953 Calamity Jane
Katie Brown (as Allyn McLerie)
 1953 The Desert Song
Azuri (as Allyn McLerie)
 1952 Where's Charley?
Amy Spettigue (as Allyn McLerie)
 1948 Words and Music
Singer in Garrick Gaeities (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (6 credits)
Show Show Self (5 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Stage: Appeared in "On the Town" on Broadway. See more »

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Alternate Names:

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Studied with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio before becoming a contract player at Warner Brothers. See more »

Star Sign:

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