Alice Ghostley

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==Alice Ghostley==
 
==Alice Ghostley==
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.
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Alice Ghostley 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.  Her father was the station manager, but was enumerated in 1930 as a "telegraph operator".  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 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.

Revision as of 13:45, 6 August 2008

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