Polly Holliday Biography (1937-)

Full name, Polly Dean Holliday; born July 2, 1937, in Jasper, AL; daughter ofErnest Sullivan (a truck driver) and Velma Mabell (maiden name, Cain) Holliday. Addresses: Agent: Blake Agency, 1333 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA90401.

Birth Details
July 2, 1937
Jasper, Alabama, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Prison inmate leader, Search for Tomorrow, 1974
  • Florence Jean "Flo" Castleberry, Alice, CBS, 1976-80
  • Florence Jean "Flo" Castleberry, Flo, CBS, 1980-81
  • Captain Betty, Stir Crazy, CBS, 1985-86
  • Momma Love, The Client (also known as John Grisham's The Client), CBS, 1995
  • Movies
  • Mrs. Watson, Nichols' secretary, The Silence, NBC, 1975
  • Mary Gertrude, Missing Children: A Mother's Story, CBS, 1982
  • Aunt Minerva ("Min"), The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story, CBS, 1983
  • Lucille, Lots of Luck, The Disney Channel, 1985
  • Ruth Weidner, A Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story, CBS, 1991
  • Christina Erikson, A Loss of Innocence, ABC, 1996
  • Specials
  • Mrs. Lucas, "Eliza," Our Story, PBS, 1975
  • Mrs. Cronkite, "Luke Was There," Special Treat, NBC, 1976
  • Miriam Kirby, You Can't Take It with You, CBS, 1979
  • Aunt Hannah, All the Way Home, NBC, 1981
  • Mrs. Wooster, "The Shady Hill Kidnapping," American Playhouse, PBS, 1981
  • Episodic
  • Mrs. Harvey, "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," American Short Story, PBS, 1977
  • Major Amanda Allen, Private Benjamin, CBS, 1983
  • Lily Lindstrom, "Blind Ambitions," The Golden Girls, 1986
  • Elma, "The Pumpkin Competition," Amazing Stories, 1986
  • Sister Sara, "Regrets Only," The Equalizer, 1988
  • Mrs. Lillian Patterson, "Much Ado about Nana," Home Improvement, ABC, 1993
  • Mrs. Lillian Patterson, "'Twas the Night before Chaos," Home Improvement, ABC, 1994
  • Mrs. Ruth, "The Heart of a Saturday Night," Homicide: Life on the Street, NBC, 1996
  • Mrs. Lillian Patterson, "Taps," Home Improvement, ABC, 1997
  • Mrs. Lillian Patterson, "Jill's Passion," Home Improvement, ABC, 1997
  • Mrs. Lillian Patterson, "Bright Christmas," Home Improvement, ABC,1997
  • Mrs. Lillian Patterson, "Loves Labor Lost: Part 2," Home Improvement, ABC, 1999
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Flo Castleberry, Alice (pilot), CBS, 1976
  • Bertie Bartolotti, "Konrad" (miniseries), Wonderworks, PBS, 1985
  • Film Appearances
  • Miss Pearson, The Catamount Killing (also known as Pittsville--Ein Safe voll Blut, Lohngelder fuer Pittsville, and Zabojstwo wCatamount), Hallmark, 1975
  • Mrs. Cozzens, W. W. and the Dixie Dancekings, 1975
  • Mrs. Herman, Distance, 1975
  • Dardis' secretary, All the President's Men, Warner Bros.,1976
  • Mrs. Crawford, The One and Only, Paramount, 1978
  • Mrs. Ruby Deagle, Gremlins, Warner Bros., 1984
  • Midge, Moon over Parador, Universal, 1988
  • Gloria Chaney, Mrs. Doubtfire, 1993
  • Mrs. Alston, Mr. Wrong, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Marva Kulp, Sr., The Parent Trap, Buena Vista, 1998
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Off-Broadway debut) Orphee, 1964
  • Major Barbara, Asolo Theatre Festival, Sarasota, FL, 1967
  • As You Like It, Asolo Theatre Festival, 1967
  • Servant of Two Masters, Asolo Theatre Festival, 1968
  • Look Back in Anger, Asolo Theatre Festival, 1968
  • Joe Egg, Asolo Theatre Festival, 1970
  • Candida, Asolo Theatre Festival, 1971
  • The Subject Was Roses, Asolo Theatre Festival, 1971
  • Bananas Shaughnessy, The House of Blue Leaves, Asolo Theatre Festival, 1971
  • Annabelle, Wedding Band, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1972
  • Dolly, The Red Blue-Grass Western Flyer Show, New Dramatists Theatre, New York City, 1972
  • Lee, The Girls Most Likely to Succeed, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1973
  • (Broadway debut) Philomena Hopkins, All Over Town, Booth Theatre,1974
  • Jean Manning, A Sense of Humor, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1983
  • Julie Cavendish, The Royal Family, GeVa Theatre, Rochester, NY, 1985
  • Black Coffee, GeVa Theatre, 1985
  • Martha Brewster, Arsenic and Old Lace, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • The Glass Menagerie, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1988
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Broadway production, 1990
  • Quarrel of Sparrows, off-Broadway production, 1993
  • Picnic, off-Broadway production, 1994
  • Edith McIlhenny, The Time of the Cuckoo, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Also appeared in Marco Polo Sings a Solo, off-Broadway production;in Dinner on the Ground, New York City; and in Ballad of the Sad Cafe, Memphis Front Street Theatre.
  • Major Tours
  • Jean Manning, A Sense of Humor, U.S. cities, 1983

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