Georgia Engel Biography (1948-)

Full name, Georgia Bright Engel; born July 28, 1948, in Washington, DC; daughter of Benjamin Franklin (a Coast Guard officer) and Ruth Caroline (maiden name, Hendron) Engel. Addresses: Agent: Cunningham, Escott & Dipene,257 Park Ave. S., 9th Floor, New York, NY 10010.

Actress, singer, voice performer
Birth Details
July 28, 1948
Washington, DC, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Georgette Franklin Baxter, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, CBS, 1972-1977
  • Regular, The Dean Martin Show (also known as The Dean Martin Comedy Hour), NBC, 1974
  • Mitzi Maloney, The Betty White Show, CBS, 1977-1978
  • Loretta Smoot, The Good Time Girls, ABC, 1980
  • Susan Elliot, Jennifer Slept Here, CBS, 1983
  • Shirley Burleigh, a recurring role, Coach, ABC, 1991-1996
  • Episodic
  • Georgette, "Rhoda's Wedding," Rhoda, CBS, 1974
  • Ambrosia Malspar, "A Bride for Exidor," Mork & Mindy, ABC, 1978
  • Maxine Bender, "Escape/Cinderella Girls," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1978
  • Sheila Lawrence, "Taking Sides/A Friendly Little Game/Going by the Book,"The Love Boat, ABC, 1978
  • Yasmine/Tracy, "The Sheik/The Homecoming," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1978
  • Ambrosia, "The Exidor Affair," Mork & Mindy, ABC, 1979
  • Ambrosia, "Exidor's Wedding," Mork & Mindy, ABC, 1979
  • The Associates, ABC, 1979
  • Fantasy Island, ABC, 1979
  • Karen Hughes, "Isaac's Teacher/Seal of Approval/The Successor," The Love Boat, ABC, 1981
  • Voice, "Misunderstood Monsters," CBS Library, CBS, 1981
  • "Romance Times Three," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1981
  • Kathy, "Burl of My Dreams/Meet the Author/Rhymes, Riddles, and Romance,"The Love Boat, ABC, 1982
  • Susan Henderson, "Touch and Go/The Devil Stick," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1983
  • Narrator, "Chickens Aren't the Only Ones," Reading Rainbow, PBS, 1983
  • "Love Is Sweet," The New Love, American Style, ABC, 1986
  • Joan Cosgrove, "The Lying Game," Working, NBC, 1998
  • Also voice of Evelyn, "Hercules and the Big Kiss," an episode of Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's Hercules), ABC and syndicated.
  • Specials
  • Dean Martin's California Christmas, 1975
  • Dean's Place, NBC, 1975
  • Dean Martin's Red Hot Scandals of 1926, 1976
  • Dean Martin's Red Hot Scandals, Part 2, 1977
  • The Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1987
  • Herself and Georgette Franklin Baxter, Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show, CBS, 1991
  • Movies
  • Cleo, The New Love Boat (also known as The Love Boat III),ABC, 1977
  • Claire Ruth, A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story, NBC,1978
  • Kathy Scott, The Day the Women Got Even, NBC, 1980
  • Mama Porter, Papa Was a Preacher, 1985
  • Stage Appearances
  • (New York debut) Lend an Ear, Equity Library Theatre, 1969
  • (Broadway debut) Minnie Fay, Hello, Dolly!, St. James Theatre, 1970
  • House of Blue Leaves, off-Broadway production, 1971
  • Tiptoes, Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT, and Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, 1978-1979
  • My One and Only, St. James Theatre, 1984-1985, then 1987
  • Steel Magnolias, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami, FL, 1989-1990
  • Cut the Ribbons, Westside Theatre, New York City, 1992
  • Film Appearances
  • Margot, Taking Off, Universal, 1971
  • Mrs. Barnes, The Outside Man (also known as Funerale a Los Angeles and Un homme est mort), United Artists, 1973
  • Voice of Love-a-Lot Bear, The Care Bears Movie, Samuel Goldwyn, 1985
  • Betty, Signs of Life (also known as One for Sorrow, Two for Joy), Avenue, 1989
  • Voice of giraffe, Dr. Dolittle 2 (also known as DR2), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • Albums
  • Cole Porter, Volume 3, 1990

Further Reference


    • Los Angeles Magazine, December, 1990, p. 229

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