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Portland Hoffa (1905–1990)

Portland Hoffa was born on January 25, 1905 in Portland, Oregon, USA. She was an actress, known for The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950), All Star Revue (1950) and Omnibus (1952). She was married to Joseph W. Rines and Fred Allen. She died on December 26, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Colgate Comedy Hour Self - Comedian
All Star Revue Self - Guest Comedienne
Omnibus Self (segment "Treadmill to Oblivion)")
What's My Line? Self - Mystery Guest


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 1940 Buck Benny Rides Again
Portland Hoffa (voice, uncredited)
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 1955 What's My Line? (TV Series)
Self - Mystery Guest
- Portland Hoffa (1955) ... Self - Mystery Guest
 1954 Omnibus (TV Series)
Self (segment "Treadmill to Oblivion)")
- Treadmill to Oblivion (1954) ... Self (segment "Treadmill to Oblivion)")
 1953 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Self - Guest Comedienne
- Episode #3.31 (1953) ... Self - Guest Comedienne
 1947 Is Everybody Listening? (Documentary short)
Portland - Fred Allen Radio Program

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Other Works:

Stage Play: Three's a Crowd. Musical revue. Music by Arthur Schwartz. Material by Howard Dietz. Lyrics by Howard Dietz. Choreographed by Albertina Rasch. Lighting Design by Hassard Short. Directed by Hassard Short. Selwyn Theatre: 15 Oct 1930- Jun 1931 (closing date unknown/272 performances). Cast: Fred Allen, Joan Clement, Marybeth Conoly... See more »

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Mrs. Fred Allen


Joseph W. Rines  (his death) | See more »

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Her screechy voice was described by her husband as sounding like "two slate pencils mating." See more »

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