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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
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The Desert Song
All the President's Men
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The Way We Were
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 1994 Police Academy: Mission to Moscow
Irina Petrovskaya (uncredited)
 1993 Brooklyn Bridge (TV Series)
Emma / Emma Brooks
 1992 The New WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Carmen Carlson
 1987-1991 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV Series)
Florence Bickford
 1988 Dirty Dancing (TV Series)
Baby's Mother
 1987 Stranger in My Bed (TV Movie)
Shirley Hunter
 1986 Comedy Factory (TV Series)
Edna McCauley
 1986 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Edith 'Edie' Krelman
 1986 Webster (TV Series)
Theo Gabler
 1986 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series)
Isabel Carsola
 1984-1985 Punky Brewster (TV Series)
Maggie McLerie / Lois Dent
 1984 The Duck Factory (TV Series)
Skip's Mother
 1984 The Paper Chase (TV Series)
Mrs. Emily Hart
 1984 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Roxanne Reed
 1984 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Marietta Mattheson
 1984 Domestic Life (TV Series)
Enid Hamilton
 1978-1983 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Liliane Prendergast / Cynthia Parker
 1983 Two Kinds of Love (TV Movie)
Aunt Emily
 1983 After George (TV Short)
 1983 The Renegades (TV Series)
 1983 The Thorn Birds (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Smith
 1981-1983 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Hettie Gates / Henrietta
 1983 Living Proof: The Hank Williams, Jr. Story (TV Movie)
Audrey Williams
 1982 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV Series)
Doris Palmer
 1982 Dynasty (TV Series)
Dr. B. Forrester / Dr. Morrell
 1982 Fantasies (TV Movie)
 1979-1982 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Carmen Carlson
 1981 Benson (TV Series)
Louise Hill
 1981 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Pearl Danko
 1980 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Harriet Shulton
 1980 Beulah Land (TV Mini-Series)
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
 1979 Having Babies (TV Series)
 1979 A Shining Season (TV Movie)
Polly Baker
 1979 And Baby Makes Six (TV Movie)
Dora Finley
 1978 Return Engagement (TV Movie)
 1978 Sister Terri (TV Movie)
Mother Superior Helen
 1976-1978 The Tony Randall Show (TV Series)
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
 1975 Death Scream (TV Movie)
Alice Whitmore
 1975 We'll Get By (TV Series)
Cousin Emily
 1975 Baretta (TV Series)
Madame Shima
 1975 Someone I Touched (TV Movie)
 1974 Kodiak (TV Series)
 1974 Born Innocent (TV Movie)
Emma Lasko
 1974 France société anonyme
 1974 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (TV Movie)
Miss Martin
 1971-1974 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Helen Porter / Dorothy Harnolds / Marie Vale
 1974 Love Story (TV Series)
 1973 Cinderella Liberty
Miss Watkins
 1973 The Way We Were
Rhea Edwards
 1973 The Waltons (TV Series)
Marjorie Simmons / Mrs. Maybelle Simmons
 1973 The Delphi Bureau (TV Series)
 1973 Howzer
Faye Carsell
 1972 Young Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
 1972 The Magnificent Seven Ride!
Mrs. Donavan
 1972 Jeremiah Johnson
Crazy Woman
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Miss Tate
 1972 Nichols (TV Series)
 1972 Cannon (TV Series)
Mrs. Glen
 1972 The Cowboys
Ellen Price
 1970 Monte Walsh
Mary Eagle
 1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Charity Moffet
 1970 My World and Welcome to It (TV Series)
Mrs. McGraw
 1969 The Reivers
 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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(9/1/50) Stage: Appeared in George Balanchine's choreographed Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, "Theme and Variations," with Tudor's choreographed Schoenberg's ballet, "Pillar of Fire," Petipa's choreographed Tchaikovsky's ballet, "Pas De Deux from The Sleeping Beauty," and Agnes de Mille's choreographed Aaron Copland's ballet... See more »

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