See index for CTFT sketch: Born May 21, 1926 (some sources say 1924),in Boston, MA; died of heart failure on March 8, 1999, in Manhattan, NY. Actress. Cass was known for her brassy-voiced comedy and for her role as a dim-witted secretary in the 1956 Broadway production of Auntie Mame. Cass won an Antoinette Perry Award for the role and later was nominated for an Academy Award for the movie version of the play. The actress headed for New York at age eighteen determined to find success as an actress. After several slow years she landed (as an understudy) a role in the play Born Yesterday(produced out of Chicago). Cass worked in television in the 1950s, enhancing the medium with her brand of humor. The actress also had a mind for facts and details and participated regularly on television quiz shows.
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