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Zelma O'Neal (1903–1989)

Zelma O'Neal was a singer, dancer and comedienne whose greatest successes came on Broadway. She appeared in the New York and London companies of Good News (1927) in which she originated the Varsity Drag in the role of Flo. She starred in the musical comedy Follow Through (1929) on Broadway, originating the song "Button Up Your Overcoat", and ... See full bio »


(age 86) in Largo, Florida, USA

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Known For

Follow Thru Angie Howard
Peach O'Reno Pansy Bruno
Mister Cinders Jill Kemp
Paramount on Parade Gym Sweetheart (In a Girls' Gym)


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 1935 Joy Ride
Virgy Maxwell
 1935 Mister Cinders
Jill Kemp
 1934 Spring in the Air
 1934 Scandals of Paris
 1934 Freedom of the Seas
 1934 Give Her a Ring
Trude Olsen
 1931 Peach O'Reno
Pansy Bruno
 1931 How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 7: 'the Spoon' (Short)
Zelma - the Wife (uncredited)
 1930 Follow Thru
Angie Howard
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Gym Sweetheart (In a Girls' Gym)
 1926 Who Hit Me? (Short)
 1926 Who's My Wife? (Short)
The New Bride
 1926 Sky Bound (Short)
 1926 Quick Service (Short)
 1926 Keep Trying (Short)
 1926 Brotherly Love (Short)
 1925 Look Out (Short)
 1925 Permit Me (Short)
 1925 Wake Up (Short)
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She acted in Martin Broones, Guy Bolton, Thompson, Douglas Furber, and John's musical, "Swing Along," at the Gaiety Theatre in London, England with Leslie Henson, Louise Browne, Roy Royston, Fred Emney, Richard Caldicot, and Richard Hearne in the cast.

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5' 2¾" (1.59 m)


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