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Allyn Ann McLerie

Allyn Ann McLerie (December 1, 1926 - May 21, 2018) was a Canadian-born, Brooklyn-reared actress, singer, and dancer who worked with many Golden Age musical theatre's major choreographers, including George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, and Jerome Robbins. McLerie made her Broadway debut as a teenager in Kurt Weill's One Touch of Venus.  She went on to replace Sono Osato as Ivy in On the Town, then created the role of Amy Spettigue in the 1948 Broadway production of Where's Charley? (Theatre World Award).  Her other Broadway credits include Miss Liberty,  the drama Time Limit, Redhead (understudying Gwen Verdon), and West Side Story. McLerie also danced as a guest soloist with American Ballet Theatre during its 1950-51 European and South American tour. McLerie's best-known film appearances are as Amy in Where's Charley? (1952),  Katie Brown in Calamity Jane (1953), Shirley in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) and as The Crazy Woman in Jeremiah Johnson (1972). Other film work includes Words and Music (1948) and The Desert Song (1952).  She enjoyed a long career as a character actress on television, making frequent guest appearances on shows such as Bonanza, The Waltons, The Love Boat, Barney Miller, Benson, Hart to Hart, St. Elsewhere, and Dynasty, among many others. She played Miss Janet Reubner, Tony Randall's assistant, on The Tony Randall Show from 1976-1978.  McLerie played the recurring role of Arthur Carlson's wife, Carmen on WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–82). She may be best-remembered as Florence Bickford, the title character's mother on The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd from 1987-1991. Her last role was on an episode of Brooklyn Bridge in 1993. Description above from the Wikipedia article Allyn Ann McLerie, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Dec 1, 1926 In Grand-Mère, Quebec, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Series Brooklyn Bridge 1991-09-20
Known For
Poster of Knight Rider
Poster of Sister Terri
Poster of The Love Boat
Poster of Jeremiah Johnson
Series Brooklyn Bridge Unknown 1991-09-20
Movie Stranger in My Bed Shirley Hunter 1987-01-12
Series Punky Brewster Unknown 1984-09-16
Movie Living Proof: The Hank Williams, Jr. Story Audrey Williams 1983-03-08
Movie Fantasies Shirley 1982-01-18
Movie Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn Aunt Polly 1982-02-27
Series Knight Rider Marietta Mattheson 1982-09-26
Series St. Elsewhere Unknown 1982-10-26
Series Dynasty Unknown 1981-01-12
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Movie To Find My Son Mrs. Braggs 1980-10-06
Movie The Oldest Living Graduate Mrs. Hampton 1980-04-07
Series Beulah Land Edna Davis 1980-10-07
Series Hart to Hart Unknown 1979-09-22
Series Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1979-09-23
Movie And Baby Makes Six Dora Finley 1979-10-22
Movie A Shining Season Polly Baker 1979-12-26
Movie Sister Terri Mother Superior Helen 1978-05-27
Series WKRP in Cincinnati Unknown 1978-09-18
Movie Return Engagement Florence 1978-11-17
Series The Love Boat Cynthia Parker 1977-09-24
Movie The Entertainer Mrs. Pasko 1976-03-10
Series The Tony Randall Show Janet Reubner 1976-09-23
Movie All the President's Men Carolyn Abbott 1976-04-04
Series Barney Miller Unknown 1975-01-23
Series Baretta Unknown 1975-01-17
Movie Someone I Touched Jean 1975-02-26
Movie Death Scream Alice Whitmore 1975-09-26
Movie France société anonyme L'américaine 1974-06-04
Movie A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Miss Martin 1974-03-27
Movie Born Innocent Emma Lasko 1974-09-10
Movie The Way We Were Rhea Edwards 1973-10-17
Movie Cinderella Liberty Miss Watkins 1973-12-18
Movie The Cowboys Ellen Price 1972-01-13
Movie The Magnificent Seven Ride! Mrs. Donavan 1972-08-01
Series The Waltons Unknown 1972-09-14
Movie Jeremiah Johnson Crazy Woman 1972-09-10
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Movie Monte Walsh Mary Eagle 1970-10-02
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Series My World and Welcome to It Unknown 1969-09-15
Movie They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Shirl 1969-12-10
Movie The Reivers Alison 1969-12-25
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Movie 40 Pounds of Trouble Blanchard's Secretary 1962-01-01
Series Bonanza Charity Moffet 1959-09-12
Series Music For A Summer Night Unknown 1959-06-03
Movie Battle Cry Ruby - Waitress in Diner 1955-02-02
Movie Phantom of the Rue Morgue Yvonne (as Allyn McLerie) 1954-03-27
Movie The Desert Song Azuri 1953-05-30
Movie Calamity Jane Katie Brown 1953-11-04
Movie Where's Charley? Amy Spettigue 1952-06-26
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Words and Music Singer in Garrick Gaeities 1948-12-31