Alice Ghostley

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After Alice went to the University of Oklahoma to study theater and singing, 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 he put her in his annual revue ''New Faces'' of 1952.  They played Broadway for a year, and then toured to Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles.  Oddly enough, two of the other aspiring members of the revue that year were [[Paul Lynde]] and [[Eartha Kitt]].  The tour was so successful, that "New Faces" was made into a Cinemascope production.
 
After Alice went to the University of Oklahoma to study theater and singing, 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 he put her in his annual revue ''New Faces'' of 1952.  They played Broadway for a year, and then toured to Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles.  Oddly enough, two of the other aspiring members of the revue that year were [[Paul Lynde]] and [[Eartha Kitt]].  The tour was so successful, that "New Faces" was made into a Cinemascope production.
  
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.
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About 1953 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.
  
 
Although Alice had many roles on television and film, she never was cast in a starring position.  She is most remembered today for her television roles as "Alice" on ''Mayberry, R.F.D.'', as "Esmerelda" on ''Bewitched'' and as "Bernice Clifton" on ''Designing Women''  
 
Although Alice had many roles on television and film, she never was cast in a starring position.  She is most remembered today for her television roles as "Alice" on ''Mayberry, R.F.D.'', as "Esmerelda" on ''Bewitched'' and as "Bernice Clifton" on ''Designing Women''  

Revision as of 00:03, 6 August 2008

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