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  • (1925) Stage: Appeared (as "Imogene"; Broadway debut) in "When You Smile" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by Tom Johnstone. Book by Tom Johnstone and Jack Alicoate. Lyrics by Phil Cook. Musical Director: F. Wheeler Wadsworth. Music arranged by Ronald Ross. Choreographed by Raymond Midgley. Directed by Oscar Eagle. National Theatre (moved to The Central Theatre from 19 Oct 1925-14 Nov 1925): 5 Oct 1925-14 Nov 1925 (49 performances). Cast: Florence Arledge (as "Florence"), Marjorie Brooks (as "Marjorie"), Betty Colet (as "Betty"), John Gallaudet (as "Jack King"), Wynne Gibson (as "Ann"; Broadway debut), Babs Grieg (as "Babs"), Dorothy Humphreys (as "Dorothy"), Carol Joyce (as "June Willard"), June Justice (as "June"), Myrtle Le Roy (as "Myrtle"), Philip Lord (as "Michael Malone"), Nita Martan (as "Elaine Le Mar"; final Broadway role), Thomas McKnight (as "R.H. Osgood"), Margaret Miller (as "Margaret"), Edna Pierce (as "Edna"), Ray Raymond (as "Wally King"), Richard Saunders (as "Jimmy Flynn"), Carol Seidler (as "Carol"), John Maurice Sullivan (as "John W. King"), Mildred Tolle (as "Mildred"), Harold Vizard (as "Henderson"), Jack Whiting (as "Larry Patton"), Woodey Lee Wilson (as "Woody"). Produced by James P. Beury.
  • (1930) Stage: Appeared in "Garrick Gaieties" on Broadway. Musical revue (revival). Music by Marc Blitzstein, Vernon Duke, Harold Goldman, Ned Lehac, Everett Miller, Peter Nolan, Willard Robison, Charles M. Schwab, Kay Swift, Richard Myers and Harold Goodman. Book by Carroll Carroll, Leopoldine Damrosch, Gretchen Damrosch Finletter, Landon Herrick, Sterling Holloway, Benjamin M. Kaye, Newman Levy, Sally Humason and Louis M. Simon. Lyrics by Allen Boretz, Ira Gershwin, E.Y. Harburg, Paul James, Ronald Jeans, Johnny Mercer, Henry Myers, Edward Eliscu, Josiah Titzell, Thomas McKnight, Newman Levy and Marc Blitzstein. Musical Director: Tom Jones. Assistant Choreographer: Stella Bloch. Choreographed by Olin Howard. Scenic Design by Kate Drain Lawson. Directed by Philip Loeb (also in cast). Guild Theatre: 4 Jun 1930-8 Oct 1930 (158 performances). Cast: Nan Blackstone [final Broadway role], Micky Burton, Albert Carroll, Ruth Chorpenning, Anna Marie Cotter, Ted Fetter, Edwin Gilcher, Hildegarde Halliday, Ray Heatherton, Sterling Holloway, Otto Hulett, Eve Latour, Kate Drain Lawson, Philip Loeb, Ginger Meehan, Edith Meiser, Jo Meyers, Ruth Montague, James Norris, Cynthia Rodgers, Polly Rose, Edith Sheldon, Florentine Sherman, Jane Sherman, Midge Sidney, Roger Stearns, Donald Stewart, William Tannen, Thelma Tipson, Velma Vavra. Produced by The Theatre Guild.
  • (1930) Stage: Appeared in "Garrick Gaieties" on Broadway. Musical revue (revival). Directed by Philip Loeb (also in cast). Guild Theatre: 16 Oct 1930-Oct 1930 ((closing date unknown/12 performances). Cast: Alice Bankert, Mary Brown, Donald Burr, Neal Caldwell, Katherine Carrington, Albert Carroll, Irene Carroll, Ruth Chorpenning, Anna Marie Cotter, Anne Delphin, Edwin Gilcher, Neila Goodelle, William Holbrook, Sterling Holloway', Otto Hulett, Robert La Branch, Ginger Meehan, Sylvia Miller, Mildred Muller, James Norris, Rosalind Russell [Broadway debut], Louis Simon, Roger Stearns, Edgar Stehli, Dot Stemme, Emily Thompson, Doris Vinton, Kathleen Whitcomb, Viola Wilson. Produced by The Theatre Guild.
  • (1931) Stage: Appeared in "Shoot the Works" on Broadway. Musical revue. Book by Heywood Hale Broun, Peter Arno, Sig Herzig, Dorothy Parker, Nunnally Johnson, E.B. White, Milton Lazarus, Jack Hazzard, Edward J. McNamara and H.I. Phillips. Music by Michael H. Cleary, Philip Charig, Jay Gorney, Robert Stolz, Jimmy McHugh, Irving Berlin, Ann Ronell, Vernon Duke, Joseph Meyer, Alexander Williams, Herbert Goode and Muriel Pollock. Lyrics by Armin Robinson, Leo Robin, Dorothy Fields, Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, E.Y. Harburg, Max Lief, Nathaniel Lief, Walter Reisch, Alexander Williams, Muriel Pollock and Joe Young. Musical Director: Harry Archer. Music orchestrated by Frank E. Barry and King Ross. George M. Cohan's Theatre: 21 Jul 1931-3 Oct 1931 (87 performances). Cast: Rose Armand, Alice Bankert, Johnny Boyle, Lee Brody, Heywood Broun (as "Opening/In the Dressing Room/Man about Town/Turtle Bay Dover's and Breeder's Social Club/I Want to Chisel in on Your Heart" [reprise]), Evelyn Carpenter, Cornelia Chason, Imogene Coca (as "Let's Go Out in the Open Air"), Fanille Davies, Frances Dewey, Margaret Doncaster, Frank Ericson, Mickie Forbs, Bobby Gillette, Al Gold, J. Gonzales Taylor Gordon (as "Shoulders"), Maerena Grady, Francis Guinan, Frank Hauser, Jack Hazzard (as "Proprietor, Turtle Bay Dover's and Breeder's Social Club/Otto K. Attelbury/The Radiomaniac/The Lover/Another Triangle"), Percy Helton (as "Cornelius Swaggerbilt/Turtle Bay Dover's and Breeder's Social Club/Mr. Coe/Lo, the Poor Doctor/The Man/Another Triangle/The Patient/Death Says It Isn't So/Believe It or Not"), Jack Irwin, Julie Johnson, Albert Jordan, Tom Jordan, Joe Kaye, Irene Kelly, Don Lannon, James Libby, Constance Madison, Lela Manor, Lila Manor, Vida Manuel, Dolly Martinez, Nellie Mayer, John McAvoy, Edward McNamara (as "In the Dressing Room/The Visitor/Death Says It Isn't So"), Leslyn Miller, John Muccio, George Murphy (as "Slit-throat McGillicuddy"), Edward Murray, Dick Neely, Edgar Nelson, Frances Nevins, James Notarro, William O'Neal, Lester Ostrander, Nora Puntin, Inez Purdy, Jack Ray, Jerry Reardon, Margot Riley, Virginia Smith, Dorothy Snowden, Marjorie Sohmer, Anne Stanley, Morris Tepper, Winnie Turner, Helen Tuttle, Florence Winkel. Produced by Heywood Broun. Produced in association with Milton Raison. Note: Heywood Broun (1888-1939) was Heywood Hale Broun's father.
  • (1932) Stage: Appeared in "Flying Colors" on Broadway. Musical revue. Music by / Lyrics by / Material by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz (also director). "On the American Plan" written in collaboration with George S. Kaufman. "Bon Voyage" and "The Salesman" written in collaboration with Corey Ford. "Lost in the Crowd" written in collaboration with Charles Sherman. Dances / Ensembles staged by Albertina Rasch. Imperial Theatre: 15 Sep 1932-25 Jan 1933 (188 performances). Cast: Charles Butterworth, Tamara Geva, Patsy Kelly, Clifton Webb, Larry Adler, Alfreda Allman, June Blossom, Vera Bracken, Elsie Burrows, Phyllis Cameron, Helen Carrington, Janet Carver, Florence Chumbecos, Lucille Cole, Aida Conkey, Muriel Cook, Leonore Cox, Maxine Darrow, Mildred Davenport, Dorothy Dodd, Nancy Dolin, Lillian Duncan, Enez Early, Buddy Ebsen, Vilma Ebsen, Lloyd Ericson, Jackie Godfreyer, Ruth Gormley, Wilhelmina Gray, Consuello Harris, Bobby Johns, David Johns, George Kirk, Katherine Laughlin, Philip Loeb, George Magis, Irene McBride, William Miley, Evelyn Monte, Monette Moore, Katherine Mullowny, Frances Nevins, Myrtle Quinland, George Raymond, Carol Renwick, Wilma Roeloff, Jean Sargent, Morrie Siegel, Dolores Townsend, Rosalie Trego, Albertina Vitak, John Walsh, Elida Webb, Teddy West, Dora White, Virginia Whitmore, Jay Wilson, Lucille Wilson, Billie Yarbo. Produced by Max Gordon.
  • (1934) Stage: Appeared in "New Faces of 1934" on Broadway. Musical revue. Music by Warburton Guilbert, Donald Honrath, Martha Caples, James Shelton and Morgan Lewis. Book by Leonard Sillman. Lyrics by Viola Brothers Shore, Nancy Hamilton and June Carroll [credited as June Sillman]. Directed by Elsie Janis. Fulton Theatre: 15 Mar 1934-Jul 1934 (closing date unknown/149 performances). Cast: Reeder Boss, Frances Dewey, Henry Fonda, Dorothy Kennedy Fox, Hildegarde Halliday, Nancy Hamilton, Billy Haywood, Louise Lynch, Beverly Phalon, James Shelton, Edith Sheridan, Leonard Sillman, Roger Stearns, Charles Walter, O.Z. Whitehead. Produced by Charles B. Dillingham.
  • (1934) Stage: Appeared in "Fools Rush In" on Broadway. Musical revue.
  • (1936) Stage: Appeared in "New Faces of 1936" on Broadway. Musical revue. Music by Alexander Fogarty, Irvin Graham [earliest Broadway credit] and Joseph Meyer. Sketches by Mindret Lord, Everett Marcy and Edwin Gilbert. Lyrics by June Sillman, Edwin Gilbert, Bickley Reichner and Edward Heyman. Musical Director: Ray Cavanaugh. Music orchestrated by David Raksin. Choreographed by Ned McGurn. Directed / produced by Leonard Sillman. Vanderbilt Theatre: 19 May 1936-7 Nov 1936 (193 performances). Cast: Charles Kemper, Cliff Allen, Robert Bard, Jean Bellows, Jack Blair, Ralph Blane, Robert Burton, William Chandler, Dorothy Chilton, Ray Clarke, Frank Gagen, Billie Haywood, Indus Hollingsworth, Stretch Johnson, Van Johnson (as "Performer"; Broadway debut), Winnie Johnson, Patricia Mallinson, Marion Martin, Katherine Mayfield, Grace Milliman, Irene Moore, Gerry Probst, Ione Reed, Edna Russell, Tom Rutherfurd, Bea Thrift, Mildred Todd, Nancy Weatherill, Elizabeth Wilde, Joyce Worth, Dorothy Young.
  • (1938) Stage: Appeared in "Who's Who" on Broadway. Musical revue.
  • (1939) Stage: Appeared in "Straw Hat Revue" on Broadway. Musical revue. Book by Max Liebman (also director) and Sam Locke [earliest Broadway credit]. Music / lyrics by James Shelton (also in cast) and Sylvia Fine. Choreographed by Jerome Andrews (also in cast). Ambassador Theatre: 29 Sep 1939-2 Dec 1939 (75 performances). Cast: William Bales, Leon Barte, Dorothy Bird, Ruthanna Boris, Lee Brody, Robert Burton, Maude Davis, Alfred Drake, Bronson Dudley, Gertrude Goldsmith, Dolores Granafei, Henriette Henning, Albia Kavan, Danny Kaye [Broadway debut], Mata & Hari, Nana Matisse, Marjorie Moffet, Nan Rae, Richard Reed, Jerome Robbins, Lilli Sandan, Pancho Scordi, Herbert Shepard, Vera Volkenau. Produced by Lee Shubert and J.J. Shubert and Harry Kaufman.
  • (1940) Stage: Appeared in "All in Fun" on Broadway. Musical revue. Music by Baldwin Bergersen, John Rox and June Sillman. Additional music by Will Irwin and S.K. Russel. Sketches by Virginia Faulkner, Charles Sherman and Everett Marcy. Lyrics by June Sillman and John Rox. Additional lyrics by Will Irwin, S.K. Russel, Irvin Graham and Virginia Faulkner. Orchestral Arrangements by Charles L. Cooke and Hilding Andersson. Vocal arrangements by Pembroke Davenport. Orchestra Under the Direction of Ray Cavanaugh. Special Music by Glen Bacon. Manhattan Transfer suggested by Albert Lewis. Choreographed by Marjery Fielding. A Matter of Principle Director: Edward C. Lilley. Directed / produced by Leonard Sillman. Additional direction by John Murray Anderson. Majestic Theatre: 27 Dec 1940-28 Dec 1940 (3 performances).
  • (1/20/67). TV: Guested on the daytime program "It's Keene at Noon" with Roosevelt Grier.
  • (1983-84) Music video: Appeared (as "Bag Lady") in EBN OZN's music video "Bag Lady (I Wonder)".
  • (1934) Stage: Appeared in "Revenge With Music" on Broadway. Musical. Book / lyrics by Howard Dietz. Music by Arthur Schwartz. A variation on the old Spanish folk tale "El Sombrero de Tres Picos" by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Musical Director: Victor Baravalle. Conducted by Max Meth. General Stage Manager: E.B. 'Zeke' Colvan. Dance ensembles by Michael Mordkin. Directed by Theodor Komisarjevsky. New Amsterdam Theatre: 28 Nov 1934-27 Apr 1935 (158 performances). Cast: Libby Holman, Georges Metaxa (as "Carlos, The Miller"), Charles Winninger, Joseph Macaulay (as "Alonzo, Doorman at the Official Residence"), Helen Arden, Walter Armin (as "Salvador, A Bailiff"), Beatrice Berens, Gertrude Berggren, Marcus Blechman, Geraldine Bork, Andre Charise, Ilka Chase, Natalia Danesi, Margaret Daum, Frank Davenport, Marguerite De Anguera, Nunez de Polanco, Madeline de Souter, Bertha Donn (as "Juanita, Dona Isabella's Maid"), Tamara Doriva, John Dunbar, William Elliott, Frances Farnsworth, Raoul Fernandez, David Friedkin, Ernestine Henoch, Hernandez Brothers, Eleanor King, George Kirk, Ada Korvin, Marion Lawrence, Margaret Lee, Tom Long, Earle MacVeigh, Gene Martel, Paul Mathis, Rex O'Malley (as "Pablo"), Rosita Ortega, Harry Pick, Detmar Poppen (as "Miguel Rodriguez, The Mayor"), Frances Reid, Hyla Roberts, Charles Scanlon, Ivy Scott, Sidney Stark, George Thornton, Rowan Tudor, Omero Valencia, Bianca Volland, Eleanor Waldon, Herman Weiner, Cliff Whitcombe, Jay Wilson, Molly Wood, Paula Yasgour. Produced by Archibald Selwyn and Harold B. Franklin.
  • (1945) Stage: Appeared in "Concert Varieties" on Broadway. Musical/vaudeville. Featuring songs by Harl MacDonald and Paquita Anderson. Musical Director: Pembroke Davenport. [Act 2: Music by Morton Gould. Choreographed by Jerome Robbins] Company Manager: John Tuerk. Ziegfeld Theatre: 1 Jun 1945-28 Jun 1945 (36 performances). [Act 1] Cast: Albert Ammons, William Archibald, Talley Beatty, Sidney Catlett, Nestor Chayres, Katherine Dunham and Her Troupe, Peter Johnson, John Krise, Eddie Mayehoff, Zero Mostel, Janet Reed, Jerome Robbins, Rosario & Antonio, The Salici Puppets, Deems Taylor. [Act 2] Cast: Muriel Bentley, Michael Kidd, Eric Kristen, John Kriza [Broadway debut], Janet Reed, Jerome Robbins, Bettina Rosay, Roszika Sabo. Produced by Billy Rose.
  • (11/25/82) Guest on "Today in New York".
  • (1951) Stage: Appeared in "Happy Birthday," Cape Playhouse, Dennis, MA..
  • (1936) Stage: Appeared in "Spring Dance," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA, with Jose Ferrer in the cast.
  • (1937) Stage: Appeared in Leonard Sillman's play, "Calling All Men," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA, with Catherine Doucet in the cast.
  • (1/26/59-2/2/59) Stage: Appeared in Howard Teichmann's play, "Girls in 509," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, OH, with Peggy Wood, King Donovan, Robert Emhardt, James Millhollin, Fred Stewart, Les Damon, Laurinda Barrett, William Bush and Sam Schwartz in the cast. Donald Oenslager was set designer. Lucinda Ballard was costume designer. Bretaigne Windust was director. Alfred De Liagre Jr. was producer.
  • (1965) Stage: Appeared in Carolyn Green's play, "Janus," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, with June Allyson and Scott McKay in the cast. Alfred De Liagre Jr. was director.
  • (8/13/50) Stage: Appeared in Anita Loos' play, "Happy Birthday," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, ME.
  • Stage: Appeared in "Stock in Trade". Musical / Comedy / Revue. Bermuda.
  • (Summer 1980) She acted in Ira Levin's play, "Deathtrap," in a Kenley Players production at the Memorial Hall in Dayton and in Akron, Ohio with Robert Reed in the cast. John Kenley was artistic director.
  • (Summer 1981) She acted in Sholem Asch's play, "Greenwich Village Scandals of 1923," in a Kenley Players production at the Memorial Hall in Dayton and in Akron, Ohio with Cyd Charisse in the cast. John Kenley was artistic director.

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