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Florence Lake

From Wikipedia Florence Lake (born Florence Silverlake, November 27, 1904 – April 11, 1980) was an American actress best known as the leading lady in most of the Edgar Kennedy comedy shorts. Florence was petite, with a high-pitched speaking voice. She perfected a comical singsong delivery that established her in "dumb" roles. She personified flightiness in the Kennedy shorts, as the scatterbrained Mrs. Kennedy. After the series ended upon Kennedy's death in 1948, she continued to play character roles in films and television. Her best-known TV role was Jenny, the Claverton telephone operator in Lassie. Lake played the role for the entire ten year "farm seasons" of the show (1954–1964), thus becoming the Lassie player with the longest tour of duty on the series. She played the role of Mama Angel in a 1957 episode of the The Lone Ranger TV series entitled "The Angel and the Outlaw". She also appeared in the first color episode of the TV series Superman in 1957 as a cave woman. In her later years, Lake appeared as Elvira Norton on an episode of Dragnet entitled "Frauds". She also played a blind date for the character Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show episode, "Lou's First Date". Her last roles were in the TV series Emergency! and Baretta in 1976.


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Born:
Nov 27, 1904 In Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
81
First Appeared:
In the movie Thru Different Eyes 1929-04-13
Latest Project:
Movie Long Way Home 1975-09-07
Known For
Poster of The Rockford Files
Poster of Mr. Terrific
Poster of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
Poster of What Fur
Filmography
Movie Long Way Home Grandma Boggs 1975-09-07
Movie The Day of the Locust Lee Sister #2 1975-05-07
Movie Live Again, Die Again Old Friend 1974-02-16
Movie Welcome to Arrow Beach Landlady 1974-05-01
Series The Rockford Files Old Woman 1974-09-13
Movie Happy Anniversary and Goodbye Mrs. Foster 1974-11-19
Movie The Girl Most Likely to... Unknown 1973-11-06
Movie Savage Intruder Mildred 1970-01-01
Series Mr. Terrific Maw 1967-01-09
Movie She Couldn't Say No Mrs. Gruman 1954-02-15
Movie The Desperado Mrs. Cameron 1954-06-20
Movie The Flaming Urge Unknown 1953-09-27
Movie Man from the Black Hills Martha 1952-03-29
Movie Fargo Maggie 1952-09-07
Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Clara Randolph 1952-10-03
Movie The Maverick Grandma Watson 1952-12-14
Movie Brother Knows Best Florence Kennedy 1948-01-02
Movie Contest Crazy Florence Kennedy 1948-10-01
Movie Dig That Gold Florence Kennedy 1948-06-25
Movie Do or Diet Florence - Edgar's Wife 1947-02-10
Movie I'll Build It Myself Florence 1946-10-18
Movie Trouble or Nothing Florence, Edgar's Wife 1946-01-25
Movie Riverboat Rhythm Penelope Beeler Witherspoon 1946-02-16
Movie Motor Maniacs Florence Kennedy 1946-07-26
Movie Little Giant (uncredited) 1946-02-22
Movie What, No Cigarettes Florence Kennedy 1945-07-13
Movie It's Your Move Mrs. Florence Kennedy 1945-08-10
Movie The Big Beef Florence Kennedy 1945-10-19
Movie You Drive Me Crazy Florence Kennedy 1945-09-07
Movie Radio Rampage Florence 1944-03-28
Movie Her Primitive Man Miss Crims 1944-05-29
Movie Feather Your Nest Florence 1944-10-23
Movie Goin' to Town Abigail 1944-09-01
Movie San Diego I Love You Miss Lake 1944-09-29
Movie Crash Dive Doris - Jean's Roommate 1943-04-22
Movie Four Jacks and a Jill Counter Girl (uncredited) 1942-01-23
Movie Duck Soup Florence 1942-12-18
Movie Stagecoach Nancy Whitney (uncredited) 1939-03-03
Movie Pacific Liner Miss Smith - Dancing with Crusher (uncredited) 1939-01-06
Movie Union Pacific Woman (uncredited) 1939-05-05
Movie Bachelor Mother Oliver's Wife (uncredited) 1939-06-30
Movie 5th Ave Girl Slavey (uncredited) 1939-09-22
Movie When Tomorrow Comes Waitress 1939-08-11
Movie Condemned Women Prisoner 1938-03-18
Movie Ears of Experience Florence 1938-01-28
Movie Law of the Underworld Mrs. Billy Winters 1938-05-06
Movie I Met My Love Again Carol Towner 1938-01-14
Movie Rebellious Daughters Dizzy 1938-07-01
Movie Convicts at Large Hattie 1938-12-14
Movie Next Time I Marry Justice of the Peace's Wife 1938-12-09
Movie Quality Street Henrietta Turnbull 1937-03-26
Movie Edgar & Goliath Florence, Edgar's wife 1937-11-19
Movie Muss 'em Up Tony's Girlfriend 1936-02-13
Movie Gasoloons Florence Kennedy 1936-01-03
Movie Will Power Florence Kennedy 1936-03-05
Movie To Mary - with Love Salesgirl 1936-08-01
Movie Dummy Ache Florence 1936-07-10
Movie Women Are Trouble Clara 1936-07-31
Movie Brick-a-Brac Florence 1935-01-18
Movie Edgar Hamlet Florence 1935-07-04
Movie In Love at 40 Florence Kennedy 1935-08-29
Movie Two-Fisted Doris Pritchard 1935-10-03
Movie Love on a Ladder Florence 1934-03-18
Movie Wrong Direction Florence, Edgar's Wife 1934-05-18
Movie The Winnah! Florence 1934-07-20
Movie Poisoned Ivory Florence Kennedy 1934-11-16
Movie Art in the Raw Unknown 1933-02-23
Movie Midshipman Jack Sally Withers 1933-09-22
Movie Quiet Please! Florence Kennedy 1933-08-10
Movie The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi Dizzy 1933-10-25
Movie What Fur Florence 1933-11-03
Movie Only Yesterday One of Jim's Friends (Uncredited) 1933-11-01
Movie Westward Passage Elmer's Wife 1932-05-27
Movie Ladies of the Jury Mrs. Dace (uncredited) 1932-02-02
Movie Fish Feathers Florence Kennedy 1932-12-16
Movie The Drums of Jeopardy Anya Karlov 1931-03-01
Movie Secret Service Caroline Mitford 1931-11-14
Movie The Rogue Song Nadja 1930-05-09
Movie Romance Susan Van Tuyl 1930-08-26
Movie Thru Different Eyes Myrtle 1929-04-13
Movie Waltzing Around George's Wife 1929-05-13