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Overview (4)

Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (stroke)
Birth NameFlorence Schwartz
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Florence Stanley was born Florence Schwartz on July 1, 1924 in Chicago. She enjoyed a prolific career in the theatre before achieving fame on television as Abe Vigoda's long-suffering, neglected wife, Bernice, on Barney Miller (1975), and later, as Bernice Fish in the short-lived spinoff Fish (1977). Other notable performances include small roles in, Robert Mulligan's Up the Down Staircase (1967), Mike Nichols's The Day of the Dolphin (1973), and The Fortune (1975).

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Spouse (1)

Martin Newman (13 October 1951 - 3 October 2003) (her death) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Stone-faced, raspy-voiced

Trivia (8)

Played matchmaker Yenta on stage in "Fiddler on the Roof" for six years (1965-1971).
Graduated from Northwestern University.
Began her career with a 1950 TV production of "The Taming of the Shrew" for "Studio One."
Showed a serious side in 1964 with the New York Shakespeare Festival by giving a powerful performance as Clymnestra in "Electra" opposite Lee Grant in the title role. Also played the Nurse in "Romeo and Juliet" for Seattle Repertory.
Started her professional career following college when she traveled to Germany as a Civilian Actress Technician, as part of the U.S. Army Special Services after World War II.
Met husband Martin Newman when both were cast in the production of "Bury the Dead" at the Cherry Lane Theatre in 1948.
Was a member of the League of Professional Theater Women.
Played the wife of the donuts baker in the 1984 Dunkin Donuts commercial line.

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