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.  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 [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEs8Bz801NA "Making of Cinderella" here] on YouTube.
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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 [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEs8Bz801NA "Making of Cinderella" here] on YouTube.  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'')
 
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'')

Revision as of 18:56, 6 August 2008

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