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.

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


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

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