Anita O'Day (I) (1919–2006)

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Anita O'Day was born on October 18, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Anita Belle Colton. She was an actress, known for Zig Zag (1970), Torch Song Trilogy (1988) and Plenilune (1999). She was married to Carl Hoff and Don Carter. She died on November 23, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Zig Zag Sheila Mangan
Torch Song Trilogy Soundtrack
Plenilune Soundtrack
Shortbus Soundtrack


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 1970 Zig Zag
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 1942 Thanks for the Boogie Ride (Short)
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Other Works:

Appeared on the WNBQ (later WMAQ) TV music show "Adults Only" in Chicago, with host Tom Mercein and show regulars Nancy Wright and Mike Douglas. O'Day may have appeared the previous week as well. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »

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Carl Hoff  (divorced) | See more »

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Impoverished and largely abandoned in childhood, became a marathon dancer and changed surname from Colton to O'Day, pig Latin for "dough", slang for "money". See more »


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