Fannie Flagg Biography (1941-)

Born Patricia Neal, September 21, 1941 (some sources say 1944), in Birmingham, AL; daughter of William Hurbert, Jr. (a small-business owner and projectionist) and Marion Leona (LeGore) Neal. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 1888 Century Park East, 14th Fl., Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
actress, comedienne, producer, writer
Birth Details
September 21, 1941
Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; Stage Appearances
  • Player, Just for Openers, Upstairs at the Downstairs, 1966.
  • Pearl/Dot, Patio Porch, Century Theatre, New York City, 1978.
  • Sissy, Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Hudson Guild Theatre, New York City, 1980.
  • Mona Stangley, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1980.
  • The Supporting Cast, Burt Reynolds Theatre, Jupiter, FL, 1984.
  • Also appeared as the Maid in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Town & Gown Theatre. Appeared in major U.S. touring productions of Private Lives, Annie, Mary Mary, Finishing Touches, and Once More with Feeling.
  • Credits; Film Appearances
  • Stoney, Five Easy Pieces, Columbia, 1970.
  • Helen Mildred Pierce, Some of My Best Friends Are..., Bluebird, 1971.
  • Amy Walterson, Stay Hungry, United Artists, 1976.
  • Nurse Wilkins, Grease, Paramount, 1978.
  • U.S. President's wife, Rabbit Test, Avco Embassy, 1978.
  • Mrs. Capello, My Best Friend Is a Vampire, Kings Road, 1988.
  • Credits; Television Appearances
  • Regular participant, Candid Camera, CBS, 1960-67, syndicated, 1974-80.
  • Member of panel, Liar's Club, syndicated, 1969.
  • The Bobbie Gentry Special, syndicated, 1971.
  • Michele "Mike" Preston, The New Dick Van Dyke Show, CBS, 1971-73.
  • Comedy News (pilot), ABC, 1972.
  • Reporter, Comedy News II (pilot), ABC, 1973.
  • Adelle, Home Cookin' (pilot), ABC, 1975.
  • Amazon Doctor, Wonder Woman (pilot), ABC, 1975.
  • Member of panel, Match Game P.M., NBC, 1975-82.
  • Virginia Ladysmith, Sex and the Married Woman (pilot), NBC, 1977.
  • Cassie Bowman, Harper Valley P.T.A., NBC, 1981.
  • Cassie Bowman, Harper Valley, NBC, 1981-82.
  • George Burns Comedy Week, CBS, 1985.
  • Candid Camera: The First Forty Years, CBS, 1987.
  • Dolly, ABC, 1987.
  • Guest appearances on The Tonight Show, The Merv Griffin Show, The MikeDouglas Show, and The Love Boat. Judge, America's Junior Miss, 1984.
  • Credits; Television Work
  • Producer, Morning Show, WBRC-TV, Birmingham, AL, 1964-65.
  • Recordings; Comedy Albums
  • Rally 'Round the Flagg (comedy album; also see below), RCA Victor,1967.
  • My Husband Doesn't Know I'm Making This Phone Call (comedy album;also see below), Sunflower, 1971.
  • Credits; Screenplays
  • (With Carol Sobieski) Fried Green Tomatoes (based on novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe; also see below), Universal, 1991.
  • Credits; Television Series
  • Candid Camera, CBS, 1960-67, syndicated, 1974-80.
  • Also author of comedy routines and scripts for various television series.
  • Credits; Plays
  • Material for revues at Upstairs at the Downstairs Theatre.
  • Credits; Comedy Albums
  • Rally 'Round the Flagg, RCA Victor, 1967.
  • My Husband Doesn't Know I'm Making This Phone Call, Sunflower, 1971.
  • Credits; Books
  • Coming Attractions: A Wonderful Novel, Morrow, 1981.
  • Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Random House, 1987.
  • Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man, Warner Books, 1992.
  • Also contributor of book reviews to New York Times Book Review, and of articles to magazines and to newspapers.

Further Reference

Books

  • Contemporary Authors, Volume 111, Gale, 1984.
Periodicals
  • People, November 23, 1981.

User Contributions:

Jean Holt
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Sep 29, 2014 @ 9:09 am
Enjoyed the article in today's Birmingham News. Brought back memories.

Were you a student at Birmingham-Southern College? A friend of Mary Jean Parson?
Jean Holt: member of PFLAG, Birmingham, Alabama

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