Alice Ghostley

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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'', for which she received a Tony nomination.
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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 three seasons of ''The Jackie Gleason Show'', from 1962 to 1964, Ghostley and Gleason regularly played Agnes and Arthur, two lovelorn residents of a tenement." (''The Independent'')
 
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Her husband Felice was known during this period for playing roles in film as gangsters.
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===Middle Career===
 
===Middle Career===

Revision as of 17:08, 6 August 2008

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