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Shani Wallis (born 14 April 1933) is an English actress and singer, who released several records in the 1950s.

Wallis was born in Tottenham, London. Making her first stage appearance at the age of four, she later studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) on a scholarship. Wallis went on to play many leading roles in the West End, but she is best known for the role of Nancy in Carol Reed's 1968 film production of Lionel Bart's musical Oliver! which co-starred Ron Moody, Harry Secombe, Oliver Reed, Jack Wild and Mark Lester. Wallis has appeared with Liberace, Jack Benny, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

Wallis is a naturalized citizen of the United States, where she has lived for many years. She married her agent/manager Bernie Rich on Friday 13 September 1968. Asked, "Why on that day?" she replied, "Everything good has happened to me on Friday 13th and Shani means 'lucky jewel'. The couple have one child, Rebecca, and two granddaughters. She is also the sister of jazz drummer Leon Roy.

Wallis is an Honorary Patron of The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Shani Wallis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Shani Wallis (born 14 April 1933) is an English actress and singer, who released several records in the 1950s.

Wallis was born in Tottenham, London. Making her first stage appearance at the age of four, she later studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) on a scholarship. Wallis went on to play many leading roles in the West End, but she is best known for the role of Nancy in Carol Reed's 1968 film production of Lionel Bart's musical Oliver! which co-starred Ron Moody, Harry Secombe, Oliver Reed, Jack Wild and Mark Lester. Wallis has appeared with Liberace, Jack Benny, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

Wallis is a naturalized citizen of the United States, where she has lived for many years. She married her agent/manager Bernie Rich on Friday 13 September 1968. Asked, "Why on that day?" she replied, "Everything good has happened to me on Friday 13th and Shani means 'lucky jewel'. The couple have one child, Rebecca, and two granddaughters. She is also the sister of jazz drummer Leon Roy.

Wallis is an Honorary Patron of The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Shani Wallis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 16

Birthday 1933-04-14

Place of Birth Tottenham, London, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History as Herself
1992 Round Numbers as Binky
1986 The Great Mouse Detective as Lady Mouse (voice)
1984 Murder, She Wrote (1 episode) as Olivia Waverly
1976 Mayday at 40,000 Feet! as Terry Dunlap
1976 Charlie's Angels (1 episode)
1973 Arnold as Lady Jocelyn Dwellyn
1973 Terror in the Wax Museum as Laurie Mell
1973 Police Story (1 episode)
1968 Oliver! as Nancy
1967 The Carol Burnett Show (1 episode)
1964 Once Upon a Mattress as Lady Larken
1957 A King in New York as Singer
1956 Ramsbottom Rides Again as Joan Ramsbottom
1956 The Extra Day as Shirley
1955 Gunsmoke (2 episodes)

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