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Penny Singleton (1908–2003)


Her father was Irish Philadelphian newspaperman, Benny McNulty. He was related to Jim Farley Roosevelt's campaign managers and later Postmaster General. As a child, she sang songs at a silent movie theater. After the sixth grade she joined a touring vaudeville act called "The Kiddie Kabaret." Billed as Penny McNulty, she sang and danced with ... See full bio »

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Known For

After the Thin Man
After the Thin Man Polly Byrnes
(1936)
Blondie's Holiday
Blondie's Holiday Blondie Bumstead
(1947)
Blondie Goes Latin
Blondie Goes Latin Blondie Bumstead
(1941)
Blondie Takes a Vacation
Blondie Takes a Vacation Blondie Bumstead
(1939)

Filmography

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 1990 Jetsons: The Movie
Jane Jetson (voice)
 1990 The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera (Short)
Jane Jetson (voice)
 1988 Rockin' with Judy Jetson (TV Movie)
Jane Jetson (voice)
 1962-1987 The Jetsons (TV Series)
Jane Jetson / Zoom Broom / Molecular Motors Video Woman
- Spacely for a Day (1987) ... Jane Jetson (voice)
- Two Many Georges (1987) ... Jane Jetson (voice)
- The Odd Pod (1987) ... Jane Jetson (voice)
- Wedding Bells for Rosey (1987) ... Jane Jetson (voice)
- Clean as a Hound's Tooth (1987) ... Jane Jetson (voice)
 1987 The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones (TV Movie)
Jane Jetson (voice)
 1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Aunt Mildred
- The Perfect Foil (1986) ... Aunt Mildred
 1964 The Best Man
Mrs. Claypoole (scenes deleted)
 1964 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Mrs. Flemington
- Sounds and Silences (1964) ... Mrs. Flemington
 1963 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Maggie Franklin
- The Holy Terror (1963) ... Maggie Franklin
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Wilhelmina
- Mrs. January and Mr. Ex (1950) ... Wilhelmina
 1950 Beware of Blondie
Blondie Bumstead
 1950 Blondie's Hero
Blondie
 1949 Blondie Hits the Jackpot
Blondie Bumstead
 1949 Blondie's Big Deal
Blondie Bumstead
 1948 Blondie's Secret
Blondie
 1948 Blondie's Reward
Blondie Bumstead
 1947 Blondie's Anniversary
Blondie
 1947 Blondie in the Dough
Blondie Bumstead
 1947 Blondie's Holiday
Blondie Bumstead
 1947 Blondie's Big Moment
Blondie
 1946 Blondie Knows Best
Blondie Bumstead
 1946 Blondie's Lucky Day
Blondie
 1946 Young Widow
Peg Martin
 1945 Life with Blondie
Blondie Bumstead
 1945 Leave It to Blondie
Blondie Bumstead
 1943 Footlight Glamour
Blondie Bumstead
 1943 It's a Great Life
Blondie Bumstead
 1942 Blondie for Victory
Blondie
 1942 Blondie's Blessed Event
Blondie Bumstead
 1942 Blondie Goes to College
Blondie Bumstead, aka Blondie Smith
 1941 Go West, Young Lady
Belinda Pendergast
 1941 Blondie in Society
Blondie
 1941 Blondie Goes Latin
Blondie Bumstead
 1940 Blondie Plays Cupid
Blondie
 1940 Blondie on a Budget
Blondie Bumstead
 1939 Blondie Brings Up Baby
Blondie Bumstead
 1939 Blondie Takes a Vacation
Blondie Bumstead
 1939 Blondie Meets the Boss
Blondie
 1938 Blondie
Blondie
 1938 Hard to Get
Hattie
 1938 The Mad Miss Manton
Frances Glesk
 1938 Garden of the Moon
Miss Calder
 1938 Campus Cinderella (Short)
Marge Stanhope
 1938 Secrets of an Actress
Miss Reid
 1938 Boy Meets Girl
Peggy
 1938 Mr. Chump
Betty Martin
 1938 Racket Busters
Gladys
 1938 Men Are Such Fools
Nancy
 1938 Outside of Paradise
Colleen Kerrigan
 1938 Swing Your Lady
Cookie
 1937 Sea Racketeers
Florence 'Toots' Riley (as Dorothy McNulty)
 1937 Vogues of 1938
Miss Violet Sims (as Dorothy McNulty)
 1936 After the Thin Man
Polly Byrnes (as Dorothy McNulty)
 1934 Howd' Ya Like That? (Short)
Baby - Dancer (as Dorothy McNulty)
 1930 Love in the Rough
Virgie (as Dorothy McNulty)
 1930 Good News
Flo (as Dorothy McNulty)
 1930 Belle of the Night (Short) (as Dorothy McNulty)
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No, No, Nanette (1971). Musical comedy (revival). Music by Vincent Youmans. Lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto A. Harbach. Book by Otto A. Harbach and Frank Mandel. Book adapted by Burt Shevelove. Lighting Design by Jules Fisher. Sound Design by Jack Shearing. Principals' Coiffures by Vidal Sassoon. Production Supervised by Busby... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dorothy McNulty

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

"God bless Chic Young." - on playing Blondie in the series of films based on Young's comic-strip character. See more »

Trivia:

Aunt of Kevin McNulty. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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