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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Allyn Ann McLerie (born December 1, 1926, Grand-Mère, Quebec, Canada)  is a Canadian-born, Brooklyn-reared actress, singer and dancer who worked with most of 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.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Allyn Ann McLerie (born December 1, 1926, Grand-Mère, Quebec, Canada)  is a Canadian-born, Brooklyn-reared actress, singer and dancer who worked with most of 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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 53

Birthday 1926-12-01

Place of Birth Grand-Mère, Quebec, Canada

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

A Shining Season as Polly Baker
1991 Brooklyn Bridge (1 episode)
1987 Stranger in My Bed as Shirley Hunter
1984 Punky Brewster (3 episodes)
1983 Living Proof: The Hank Williams, Jr. Story as Audrey Williams
1982 St. Elsewhere (1 episode)
1982 Knight Rider (1 episode) as Marietta Mattheson
1982 Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn as Aunt Polly
1982 Fantasies as Shirley
1981 Simon & Simon (1 episode)
1981 Dynasty (1 episode)
1980 Beulah Land (3 episodes) as Edna Davis
1980 To find my son as Mrs. Braggs
1980 The Oldest Living Graduate as Mrs. Hampton
1979 And Baby Makes Six as Dora Finley
1979 Trapper John, M.D. (1 episode)
1979 Hart to Hart (1 episode)
1978 Return Engagement as Florence
1978 WKRP in Cincinnati (3 episodes)
1977 The Love Boat (1 episode)
1976 The Tony Randall Show (44 episodes)
1976 All the President's Men as Carolyn Abbott
1976 The Entertainer as Mrs. Pasko
1975 Death Scream as Alice Whitmore
1975 Someone I Touched as Jean
1975 Barney Miller (2 episodes)
1975 Baretta (1 episode)
1974 Born Innocent as Emma Lasko
1974 France société anonyme as L'américaine
1973 Cinderella Liberty as Miss Watkins
1973 The Way We Were as Rhea Edwards
1972 The Waltons (2 episodes)
1972 Jeremiah Johnson as Crazy Woman
1972 The Magnificent Seven Ride! as Mrs. Donavan
1972 The Cowboys as Ellen Price
1971 Cannon (1 episode)
1970 Monte Walsh as Mary Eagle
1969 The Reivers as Alison
1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? as Shirl
1969 Medical Center (2 episodes)
1969 My World and Welcome to It (1 episode)
1965 The F.B.I. (3 episodes)
1962 40 Pounds of Trouble as Blanchard's Secretary
1959 Bonanza (1 episode) as Charity Moffet
1959 Music For A Summer Night (1 episode)
1955 Battle Cry as Ruby - Waitress in Diner
1954 Phantom of the Rue Morgue as Yvonne (as Allyn McLerie)
1953 Calamity Jane as Katie Brown
1953 The Desert Song as Azuri
1952 Where's Charley? as Amy Spettigue
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1948 Words and Music as Singer in Garrick Gaeities
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (1 episode)

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