Alice Ghostley

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(Alice Ghostley)
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Alice was born 14 Aug 1926 in a train station in Eve, Vernon County, [[Missouri]] as the second child of Harry F Ghostley and his wife Edna M Rooney.  By 1930, the family had moved to Siloam Springs, [[Benton County, Arkansas|Benton County]], [[Arkansas]] where her father Harry was buried in 1933 having died at a hospital in Missouri that year.  The rest of the family eventually moved to Henryetta, Okmulgee County, [[Oklahoma]] where Alice finished growing up.
 
Alice was born 14 Aug 1926 in a train station in Eve, Vernon County, [[Missouri]] as the second child of Harry F Ghostley and his wife Edna M Rooney.  By 1930, the family had moved to Siloam Springs, [[Benton County, Arkansas|Benton County]], [[Arkansas]] where her father Harry was buried in 1933 having died at a hospital in Missouri that year.  The rest of the family eventually moved to Henryetta, Okmulgee County, [[Oklahoma]] where Alice finished growing up.
  
After went to the University of Oklahoma to study theater, and then moved to New York City, where her first job was as an usher at the Imperial Theatre for $11.88 a week.  At her 648th audition she was accosted by "G", who persuaded her, that what she really was, was a comedienne.  The two of them begun doing comedy in small venues when she was spotted by Imogene Coca.  Imogene told Leonard Sillman about her, and her put her in his revue ''New Faces''.  That's when her career took off.
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After Alice went to the University of Oklahoma to study theater, she then moved to New York City, where her first job was as an usher at the Imperial Theatre for $11.88 a week.  At her 648th audition she was accosted by "G", who persuaded her, that what she really was, was a comedienne.  The two of them begun doing comedy in small venues when she was spotted by Imogene Coca.  Imogene told Leonard Sillman about her, and her put her in his annual revue ''New Faces'' of 1952.  That's when her career took off.  Oddly enough, one of the other aspiring members of the revue that year was [[Paul Lynde]].
  
 
About 1943 Alice met and married Italian-born actor Felice Antonio Orlandi, who had been born in 1924 in Avezzano, Italy.  They remained married until his death.
 
About 1943 Alice met and married Italian-born actor Felice Antonio Orlandi, who had been born in 1924 in Avezzano, Italy.  They remained married until his death.

Revision as of 20:06, 5 August 2008

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