Alice Ghostley

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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.  In March 1957 she appeared in the live show "Cinderella", as one of the ugly stepsisters with Kaye Ballard playing the other one, and with Julie Andrews as Cinderella.  Watch the "Making of Cinderella" on YouTube [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEs8Bz801NA Part 1], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9zbXuTBA-U Part 2], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhEl93xPtKk Part 3], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT48hmNUnqE Part 4].  Note: Alice does not appear in this documentary.
 
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.  In March 1957 she appeared in the live show "Cinderella", as one of the ugly stepsisters with Kaye Ballard playing the other one, and with Julie Andrews as Cinderella.  Watch the "Making of Cinderella" on YouTube [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEs8Bz801NA Part 1], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9zbXuTBA-U Part 2], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhEl93xPtKk Part 3], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT48hmNUnqE Part 4].  Note: Alice does not appear in this documentary.
  
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 also in "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 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 also in "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'') Watch one episode [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhfWqJPei4A here] on YouTube.
  
 
===Middle Career===
 
===Middle Career===

Revision as of 19:25, 6 August 2008

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