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Dorothy Shay (1921–1978)

Dorothy Shay was born on April 11, 1921 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA as Dorothy Sims. She was an actress, known for The Waltons (1971), Comin' Round the Mountain (1951) and Matinee Theatre (1955). She was married to Dick Looman. She died on October 22, 1978 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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The Waltons
The Waltons Thelma
Comin' Round the Mountain
Matinee Theatre
Matinee Theatre Actress
Adam-12 Mrs. Green


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 1976-1978 The Waltons (TV Series)
- The Return (1978) ... Thelma
- The Ordeal (1978) ... Thelma
- The Milestone (1977) ... Thelma
- The Battle of Drucilla's Pond (1977) ... Thelma
- The First Casualty (1977) ... Thelma
 1976 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Claire Dodsman
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
The Mother
- Nothing Left to Lose (1975) ... The Mother
 1974 Mixed Company
 1974 The Brady Bunch (TV Series)
Frances Mathews
- The Hustler (1974) ... Frances Mathews
 1973 Room 222 (TV Series)
Thelma Fitch
- El Greco to Jason (1973) ... Thelma Fitch
 1970 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Mrs. Green
- Log 75: Have a Nice Weekend (1970) ... Mrs. Green
 1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Widow Krebs
- You Can Lead a Horse to Water (1970) ... Widow Krebs
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1954 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Guest Vocalist
- USO Thanksgiving (1954) ... Guest Vocalist
 1951 Comin' Round the Mountain
Dorothy McCoy
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Her 1947 recording of "Feudin' and Fightin'" reached the top 5 on both the country and pop charts. She was a regular on Spike Jones' radio show. Eisenhower was a fan, and she was asked to perform at his inaugural ball in 1953. See more »


As a singer in the '40's, sang humorous "hillbilly" songs, while dressed to the nines in an evening gown. Very similar to her role in Comin' Round the Mountain.


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