Alice Ghostley

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==Alice Ghostley==
 
==Alice Ghostley==
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.
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Alice Ghostley was born 14 Aug 1926 in a train station in a place called "Eve" in Vernon County, [[Missouri]] as the second child of Harry F Ghostley and his wife Edna M Rooney.  Her father was at that time, a telegrapher at this "whistle stop".  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.  She attended school in Siloam Springs through the sixth grade, and then the family moved to Henryetta, Okmulgee County, [[Oklahoma]] where Alice finished growing up and graduated from high school.
  
 
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.
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*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=7488&iid=NYT715_4606-0757&fn=Felice+Antonio&ln=Orlandi&st=r&ssrc=&pid=2040054339 ''New York Passenger Lists'', 1820-1957], 14 Oct 1929 showing : "Felice Antonio Orlandi, age 5, born Avezzano, Italy"
 
*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=7488&iid=NYT715_4606-0757&fn=Felice+Antonio&ln=Orlandi&st=r&ssrc=&pid=2040054339 ''New York Passenger Lists'', 1820-1957], 14 Oct 1929 showing : "Felice Antonio Orlandi, age 5, born Avezzano, Italy"
 
*''The Galveston News'', 26 Oct 1952, "Comedienne Ghostley Off Map — But Makes Grade Now", by Phyllis Battelle (INS)
 
*''The Galveston News'', 26 Oct 1952, "Comedienne Ghostley Off Map — But Makes Grade Now", by Phyllis Battelle (INS)
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*''The Lawton Constitution'', 28 Jul 1959, page 4 "The Billboard", by Bill Crawford
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=ssdi%2c&rank=0&gsfn=Felice&gsln=Orlandi&sx=&gs1co=1%2cAll+Countries&gs1pl=1%2c+&year=&yearend=&sbo=0&sbor=&ufr=0&wp=4%3b_80000002%3b_80000003&srchb=r&prox=1&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&o_iid=21416&o_lid=21416&pcat=34&fh=1&recid=54223142&recoff=1+2 Social Security Death Index] showing : "Felice Orlandi born 18 Sep 1924, died 21 May 2003 last residence Studio City, Los Angeles County, California; SSN issued by Ohio"
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=ssdi%2c&rank=0&gsfn=Felice&gsln=Orlandi&sx=&gs1co=1%2cAll+Countries&gs1pl=1%2c+&year=&yearend=&sbo=0&sbor=&ufr=0&wp=4%3b_80000002%3b_80000003&srchb=r&prox=1&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&o_iid=21416&o_lid=21416&pcat=34&fh=1&recid=54223142&recoff=1+2 Social Security Death Index] showing : "Felice Orlandi born 18 Sep 1924, died 21 May 2003 last residence Studio City, Los Angeles County, California; SSN issued by Ohio"
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=ssdi%2c&rank=0&gsfn=Alice&gsln=Ghostley&sx=&gs1co=1%2cAll+Countries&gs1pl=1%2c+&year=&yearend=&sbo=0&sbor=&ufr=0&wp=4%3b_80000002%3b_80000003&srchb=r&prox=1&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&o_iid=21416&o_lid=21416&pcat=34&fh=0&recid=25387585&recoff=1+2 Social Security Death Index] showing : "Alice Ghostley born 14 Aug 1923, SSN issued by Oklahoma, died 21 Sep 2007, last residence Studio City, Los Angeles County, California"
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=ssdi%2c&rank=0&gsfn=Alice&gsln=Ghostley&sx=&gs1co=1%2cAll+Countries&gs1pl=1%2c+&year=&yearend=&sbo=0&sbor=&ufr=0&wp=4%3b_80000002%3b_80000003&srchb=r&prox=1&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&o_iid=21416&o_lid=21416&pcat=34&fh=0&recid=25387585&recoff=1+2 Social Security Death Index] showing : "Alice Ghostley born 14 Aug 1923, SSN issued by Oklahoma, died 21 Sep 2007, last residence Studio City, Los Angeles County, California"

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