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Judy Canova

From Wikipedia Judy Canova (November 20, 1913 – August 5, 1983), born Juliette Canova, (some sources indicate Julietta Canova), was an American comedienne, actress, singer, and radio personality. She appeared on Broadway and in films. She hosted her own self-titled network radio program, a popular series broadcast from 1943 to 1955. When bandleader Rudy Vallée offered the still-teenaged Canova a guest spot on his radio show in 1931, The Fleischmann Hour, the door opened to a career that spanned more than five decades. The popularity of the Canova family led to numerous performances on radio in the 1930s, and they made their Broadway theater debut in the revue Calling All Stars. An offer from Warner Bros. led to several bit parts before she signed with Republic Pictures. She recorded for the RCA Victor label and appeared in more than two dozen Hollywood films, playing leading roles as well as supporting parts, including Scatterbrain (1940), Joan of Ozark (1942), and Lay That Rifle Down (1955). In 1943, she began her own radio program, The Judy Canova Show, that ran for twelve years—first on CBS and then on NBC. Playing herself as a love-starved Ozark bumpkin dividing her time between home and Southern California. By the time her radio program ended in 1955, Canova made a smooth transition to television with appearances on The Colgate Comedy Hour, The Steve Allen Show, Matinee Theatre, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Make Room For Daddy,and other shows. In 1967, she portrayed Mammy Yokum in an unsold TV pilot adapted from Al Capp's Li'l Abner. She also worked on Broadway and in Vegas nightclubs through the early 1970s, touring with No, No Nanette in 1971. She appeared as a mystery guest on the TV show What's My Line on July 18, 1954. Canova is honored with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to the film & television Industry.

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Nov 20, 1913 In Starke, Florida, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie In Caliente 1935-05-25
Latest Project:
Series The Love Boat 1977-09-24
Known For
Poster of The Love Boat
Poster of Hillbilly Jamboree
Poster of The Colgate Comedy Hour
Poster of What's My Line?
Series The Love Boat P. J. Muldoon 1977-09-24
Movie Cannonball Sharma Capri 1976-07-06
Series Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Series Pistols 'n' Petticoats Unknown 1966-09-17
Series Vacation Playhouse Unknown 1963-07-22
Movie Hillbilly Jamboree Unknown 1960-01-01
Movie The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Sheriff's Wife 1960-07-21
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Movie Lay That Rifle Down Judy Canova 1955-07-07
Movie Carolina Cannonball Judy Canova 1955-01-28
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie Untamed Heiress Judy 1954-03-31
Movie Oklahoma Annie Judy Canova 1952-03-24
Movie The WAC From Walla Walla Judy Canova 1952-10-10
Movie Honeychile Judy Canova 1951-10-20
Series What's My Line? Self - Mystery Guest 1950-02-02
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie Singin' in the Corn Judy McCoy 1946-12-26
Movie Hit the Hay Judy Stevens / Helen Rand 1945-11-29
Movie Louisiana Hayride Judy Crocker 1944-07-13
Movie Sleepy Lagoon Judy Joyner 1943-09-05
Movie Chatterbox Judy Boggs 1943-04-27
Movie True to the Army Daisy Hawkins 1942-03-21
Movie Sleepytime Gal Bessie Cobb 1942-03-05
Movie Joan of Ozark Judy Hull 1942-07-15
Movie Sis Hopkins Sis Hopkins 1941-04-12
Movie Puddin' Head Judy Goober 1941-06-25
Movie Scatterbrain Judy Hull 1940-07-20
Movie Artists & Models Toots 1937-08-04
Movie Thrill of a Lifetime Judy Canova 1937-12-03
Movie In Caliente Specialty Singer 1935-05-25
Movie Broadway Gondolier Hillbilly Specialty 1935-07-27
Movie Going Highbrow Annie 1935-08-23
Movie Things You Never See on the Screen Herself 1935-12-01