Alice Ghostley

From RoyalWeb
Jump to: navigation, search
(Alice Ghostley)
(Alice Ghostley)
Line 9: Line 9:
 
<table><tr><td>At the Fireside Inn in New York City, where she was singing, Alice met Italian-born actor Felice Antonio Orlandi in 1951.  He had been born in 1924 in Avezzano, Italy.  She stated in one interview that she proposed to him and he accepted after several months.  They married near the end of 1951.  In their first few years of marriage, Alice went on-the-road in ''New Faces'' and was gone for six months.  They remained married until his death in 2003.
 
<table><tr><td>At the Fireside Inn in New York City, where she was singing, Alice met Italian-born actor Felice Antonio Orlandi in 1951.  He had been born in 1924 in Avezzano, Italy.  She stated in one interview that she proposed to him and he accepted after several months.  They married near the end of 1951.  In their first few years of marriage, Alice went on-the-road in ''New Faces'' and was gone for six months.  They remained married until his death in 2003.
  
Alice and Felice appeared together in a show called "All In One" in 1955,  although in different bits.  She got to sing opera in one bit, and Felice played in Tennessee William's one-actor "27 Wagons Full of Cotton".
+
Alice and Felice appeared together in a show called "All In One" in 1955,  although in different bits.  She got to sing opera in one bit, and Felice played in Tennessee William's one-actor "27 Wagons Full of Cotton" in another bit in the same show.
  
 
On Broadway Alice had parts in "Shangri-La" a musical and "Maybe Tuesday" a comedy.  Her off-Broadway experience included roles in "Sand Hog" and "Livin' the Life".  On television she has played in "Twelfth Night," with Maurice Evans, and as one of the ugly stepsisters in "Cinderella," with Julie Andrews, and "The Show-Off".  She appeared on the Jack Parr show in 1958/9 and performed for many years in Greenwich Village's Bon Soi, the Blue Angel, and other New York nighteries.  She also did a stint of summer stock in New England.  In 1961 she appeared with Art Carney in an NBC "Show of the Week" called "Fads and Foibles".
 
On Broadway Alice had parts in "Shangri-La" a musical and "Maybe Tuesday" a comedy.  Her off-Broadway experience included roles in "Sand Hog" and "Livin' the Life".  On television she has played in "Twelfth Night," with Maurice Evans, and as one of the ugly stepsisters in "Cinderella," with Julie Andrews, and "The Show-Off".  She appeared on the Jack Parr show in 1958/9 and performed for many years in Greenwich Village's Bon Soi, the Blue Angel, and other New York nighteries.  She also did a stint of summer stock in New England.  In 1961 she appeared with Art Carney in an NBC "Show of the Week" called "Fads and Foibles".
Line 16: Line 16:
 
For her work in "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window" she received a Tony Award.  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''
 
For her work in "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window" she received a Tony Award.  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''
  
Her character "Esmerelda" was introduced on the TV-series ''Bewitched'', when [[Marion Lorne]], the actress who played "Aunt Clara" died and the studio wanted another comedic-actress to be introduced to the series to replace her.  In 1967 she appeared in her first full-time TV series as "Mrs Nash" in NBC's new-series ''Captain Nice''.
+
Her character "Esmerelda" was introduced on the TV-series ''Bewitched'', when [[Marion Lorne]], the actress who played "Aunt Clara" died and the studio wanted another comedic-actress to be introduced to the series to replace her.  In 1967 she appeared in her first full-time TV series as "Mrs Nash" in NBC's new-series ''Captain Nice''.  Alice and Felice moved to California in 1967/8 when she states she didn't work for six months.  She appeared on "Hogan's Heroes" and "What's It All About World".  In 1969 she again teamed up with [[Paul Lynde]] to appear on the Jonathan Winters show.
  
In it's third season in 1970, Alice became "Alice" on the TV-series ''Mayberry, R.F.D.'' starring Andy Griffith.  Alice and Felice that year moved into their first house in the Hollywood Hills, previously having lived only in New York City apartments.
+
In it's third season in 1970, Alice became "Alice" on the TV-series ''Mayberry, R.F.D.'' starring Andy Griffith.  Alice and Felice in 1970 moved into their first house in the Hollywood Hills, previously having rented, mostly living in New York City apartments.
  
 
Her husband Felice died in 2003, and Alice died at her home in Studio City, California on 21 Sep 2007 from colon cancer and strokes.
 
Her husband Felice died in 2003, and Alice died at her home in Studio City, California on 21 Sep 2007 from colon cancer and strokes.
 +
 
===Primary Sources for 1===
 
===Primary Sources for 1===
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1920usfedcen%2c&rank=0&=%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c&gsfn=harry&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&pcat=35&fh=0&recid=106087936&recoff=14+16 1920 Census of Corozal, US Military Forces, Panama Canal Zone] showing (among others): "Harry F Ghostley, 35, MN/England/NJ, Single"
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1920usfedcen%2c&rank=0&=%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c&gsfn=harry&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&pcat=35&fh=0&recid=106087936&recoff=14+16 1920 Census of Corozal, US Military Forces, Panama Canal Zone] showing (among others): "Harry F Ghostley, 35, MN/England/NJ, Single"
Line 29: Line 30:
 
*''The Lawton Constitution-Morning Press'', 22 Jan 1967, "Alice Ghostley Says : Prove Yourself: Do Everything..."
 
*''The Lawton Constitution-Morning Press'', 22 Jan 1967, "Alice Ghostley Says : Prove Yourself: Do Everything..."
 
*''The Bridgeport Post'', 27 Feb 1969, " 'New Faces' Stars Help Jonathan As Supporting Members of His Cast"
 
*''The Bridgeport Post'', 27 Feb 1969, " 'New Faces' Stars Help Jonathan As Supporting Members of His Cast"
 +
*''The Press Courier'' (Oxnard, California), 18 Feb 1973
 
*[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"

Revision as of 15:12, 6 August 2008

Personal tools
MOOCOW
Google AdSense