Alice Ghostley

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(Early Career)
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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.</td><td>http://www.findagrave.com/photos250/photos/2006/71/7489936_114223478208.jpg Felice Orlandi</td></tr></table>
 
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.</td><td>http://www.findagrave.com/photos250/photos/2006/71/7489936_114223478208.jpg Felice Orlandi</td></tr></table>
  
On Broadway, Alice had parts in 1956's "Shangri-La" a musical. Also and again on Broadway but in an as-yet-unknown-year in "Maybe Tuesday" a comedy.  Her off-Broadway experience included her role in 1957 as Tom Sawyer's Aunt Polly in ''Livin The Life''.  And also a role in a production "Sand Hog" in an undetermined year.  On television she 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 1960 she appeared in ''The Thurber Carnival'', a revue based on the humorist's writings.  In 1961 she appeared with Art Carney in an NBC "Show of the Week" called "Fads and Foibles".  She also had a role in the 1962 film ''To Kill a Mockingbird'', and later in 1962 she played on-stage in S.J. Perelman's fantasy ''The Beauty Party''.
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On Broadway, Alice had parts in 1956's "Shangri-La" a musical. Also and again on Broadway but in an as-yet-unknown-year in "Maybe Tuesday" a comedy.  Her off-Broadway experience included her role in 1957 as Tom Sawyer's Aunt Polly in ''Livin The Life''.  And also a role in a production "Sand Hog" in an undetermined year.  On television she 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 1960 she appeared in ''The Thurber Carnival'', a revue based on the humorist's writings.  In 1961 she appeared with Art Carney in an NBC "Show of the Week" called "Fads and Foibles".  She also had a role in the 1962 film ''To Kill a Mockingbird'', and later in 1962 she played on-stage in S.J. Perelman's fantasy ''The Beauty Party'', for which she received a Tony nomination.
  
 
For her work in the 1965 "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 1965 "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''.

Revision as of 16:36, 6 August 2008

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