Carole Shelley Biography (1939-)

Born August 16, 1939, in London, England; daughter of Curtis (a composer) andDeborah (a singer; maiden name, Bloomstein) Shelley; married Albert G. Woods, July 26, 1967 (died, 1971). Addresses: Agent: Duva-Flack Ltd., 200 West 57th St., Suite 1008, New York, NY 10019.

Birth Details
August 16, 1939
London, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • (Debut) Little Nell, The Old Curiosity Shop, George Inn, Southwark, United Kingdom, 1950
  • (London debut) Mabel, Simon and Laura, Apollo Theatre, 1955
  • For Adults Only (revue), Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London, 1958
  • New Cranks (revue), Lyric Theatre, 1959
  • The Art of Living (revue), Criterion Theatre, London, 1960
  • Jane, Boeing-Boeing, Apollo Theatre, London, 1962
  • Mary McKellaway, Mary, Mary, Globe Theatre, London, 1963
  • (Broadway debut) Gwendolyn Pigeon, The Odd Couple, Plymouth Theatre, 1965
  • Barbara, The Astrakhan Coat, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1967
  • Fay, Loot, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • Noel Coward's Sweet Potato (revue), Ethel Barrymore Theatre, thenBooth Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • Patsy Newquist, Little Murders, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1969
  • Jackie Coryton, Hay Fever, Helen Hayes Theatre, 1970
  • Tonight at 8:30, Shaw Festival Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, 1971
  • Press Cuttings, Shaw Festival Theatre, 1971
  • War, Women and Other Trivia, Shaw Festival Theatre, 1971
  • Rosalind, As You Like It, Stratford Festival, Ontario, Canada, 1972
  • Constance Neville, She Stoops to Conquer, Stratford Festival, 1972
  • Regan, King Lear, Stratford Festival, 1972
  • First witch, Macbeth, American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1973
  • Margery Pinchwife, The Country Wife, American Shakespeare Festival, 1973
  • Nora, A Doll's House, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, 1973
  • Viola, Twelfth Night, American Shakespeare Festival, 1974
  • Lady Capulet, Romeo and Juliet, American Shakespeare Festival, 1974
  • Jane, Absurd Person Singular, Westport Country Playhouse, CT, thenMusic Box Theatre, New York City, 1974
  • Ruth, The Norman Conquests (a trilogy that included "Table Manners," "Living Together," and "Round and Round the Garden"), Morosco Theatre, NewYork City, 1975
  • Ann Whitefield, Man and Superman, Shaw Festival, 1977
  • Epifania, The Millionairess, Shaw Festival, 1977
  • Cherry Buck, Thark, Shaw Festival, 1977
  • Judith Anderson, The Devil's Disciple, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1977, then Brooklyn Academy, NY, 1978
  • Lady Driver, Donkey's Years, New York City, 1978
  • Ilona Szabo, The Play's the Thing, Brooklyn Academy, 1978
  • Madge Kendal, The Elephant Man, Theatre of St. Peter's Church, then the Booth Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • The Grand Hunt, Seattle Repertory Theatre, WA, 1981
  • Margaret, Double Feature, Theatre at St. Peter's Church, 1981
  • Dorothy Trowbridge, Twelve Dreams, New York Shakespeare Festival (NYSF), Public Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • Arsinoe, The Misanthrope, Circle in the Square, 1983
  • Elvira, Blithe Spirit, Stratford Festival, 1983
  • Dotty Otley, Noises Off, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Waltz of the Toreadors, Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1985-86
  • Maxine, Stepping Out, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1987
  • Kate, Broadway Bound, Shubert Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1987; then with the Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, 1988
  • Mrs. Prentice, What the Butler Saw, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1989
  • Lettice, Lettice and Lovage, Globe Theatre, London, 1989-90
  • Frosine, The Miser, Circle in the Square Uptown, New York City, 1990
  • Maggie, Maggie and Misha, Vineyard 26th Street, New York City, 1991
  • Rena Weeks, The Destiny of Me, Lortell Theatre, New York City, 1993
  • Later Life, Westside Arts Theatre, New York City, 1993-94
  • London Suite, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 1995
  • Boo Levy, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Helen Hayes Theatre, 1997-98
  • Fravlein Schneider, Cabaret, Kit Kat Klub, 1998-99, then Studio 54, 1998-
  • Also appeared in A Christmas Carol and Jubilee in Concert;and appeared in premiere season productions, Robin Phillips Grand Theatre Company, London, Ontario, Canada, 1983-84.
  • Major Tours
  • Regan, King Lear, and Bianca, The Taming of the Shrew, Denmark, Holland, Poland, and Russia, 1973
  • Julie Cavendish, The Royal Family, National Company, U.S. cities,1975-76
  • Dottie Otley, Noises off, National Company, U.S. cities, 1983-84
  • Kate, Broadway Bound, National Company, U.S. cities, 1987-88
  • Film Appearances
  • Give Us This Day, Gaumont, 1949
  • Cure for Love, British Lion, 1949
  • It's Great to Be Young, Fine Arts, 1957
  • First typist, No My Darling Daughter, 1961
  • Mrs. Smith, The Cool Mikado, 1962
  • Carry on Regardless, Governor, 1963
  • Carry on Cabby, Governor, 1964
  • Gwendolyn Pigeon, The Odd Couple, Paramount, 1968
  • The Boston Strangler, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968
  • (Uncredited) Some Kind of Nut, 1969
  • Voice of Amelia, The Aristocats (animated), Buena Vista, 1971
  • Voice of Lady Kluck, Robin Hood (animated), Buena Vista, 1974
  • Henrietta Phelps, The Whoopee Boys, 1986
  • Irine Kritski, The Super, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • Aunt Shirley, Little Noises, Prism Entertainment, 1992
  • Cornwall Aunt, Quiz Show, Buena Vista, 1994
  • Mrs. Hookstratten, The Road to Wellville, 1994
  • Fiona, JungleJungle (also known as Jungle 2 Jungle and Un Indien a New York), Buena Vista, 1997
  • The Fates, Hercules (animated), Buena Vista, 1997
  • Lachesis, Hercules: Zero to Zero (animated; video), Walt Disney Productions, 1999
  • Labor Pains, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Charlotte Brennan, Devlin, Showtime, 1992
  • Series
  • Gwendolyn Pigeon, The Odd Couple, ABC, 1970-71
  • (As Carol Shelley) Iris Cory Carrington Delaney Bancroft Wheeler, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), 1980
  • (As Carol Schelley) Lachos the Fate, Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's Hercules), ABC/syndicated, 1998
  • Episodic
  • Ingrid Storm, "Kill the King," The Avengers, 1961
  • Irene, "An Eye for an Eye," Spenser: For Hire, 1986
  • Helen Moskowitz, "Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz," Frasier, NBC,1998
  • "Nocturne," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC, 2000
  • Appeared in "A Salute to Noel Coward," Camera Three, CBS; appearedin England in many of the "Brian Rix" farces; and on The Dickie HendersonShow.
  • Specials
  • Sally Van Buren, Coconut Downs, ABC, 1991
  • Gabby's Mom, Gabby, NBC, 1993
  • Video Games
  • Voice, Hercules, 1997

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