Renee Taylor Biography (1935?-)

Original name, Renee Wechsler (some sources cite surname as Wexler); born March 19, 1935 (some sources cite 1933), in the Bronx, New York, NY; married Joseph Bologna (an actor, comedian, and writer), August 6, 1965; children: Gabriel Bologna (an actor, writer, and director).

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, director, writer
Birth Details
March 19, 1935?
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • The Mugger, 1958
  • Miss Giles, The Errand Boy, Paramount, 1961
  • A Fine Madness, Warner Bros., 1966
  • Eva Braun, The Producers (also known as Springtime for Hitler), Embassy, 1968
  • Rachael Schoenstein, The Detective, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968
  • Lovers and Other Strangers, Cinerama, 1970
  • Pandora Gold, Made for Each Other, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1971
  • Sally Hart, A New Leaf, Paramount, 1971
  • Selma, Jennifer on My Mind, United Artists, 1971
  • Janette, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Paramount, 1972
  • Mrs. Mondragon, Lovesick, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Herself, That's Adequate, Manley Productions, 1989
  • Theda Blau, It Had to Be You, Limelite Studios, 1989
  • Edith Baron, White Palace, Universal, 1990
  • Angel, The End of Innocence, Skouras, 1991
  • Arlene Sherwood, Delirious, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Pathe, 1991
  • Sylvia, All I Want For Christmas, Paramount, 1991
  • Belle, The Joke (short film), Thunder Road Productions, 1992
  • Charlotte, Forever, Triax Entertainment Group, 1994
  • Mona, Love Is All There Is, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1996
  • The Tic Code, 1998
  • Jeannie, Returning Mickey Stern, 2 Life! Films, 2001
  • Voice of female tortoise, Dr. Doolittle 2 (also known as DR.2 and DR2), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • Film Work
  • Director
  • Two, 1971
  • (With others) It Had to Be You, Limelite Studios, 1989
  • (With Joseph Bologna) Love Is All There Is, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1996
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Regular, The Jack Paar Tonight Show (also known as The Jack Paar Show and The Tonight Show), NBC, 1959-1962
  • Annabelle, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, syndicated, 1977-1978
  • Annabelle Kearns, Forever Fernwood, syndicated, 1977-1978
  • Doris Tupper, Dream On, Fox, 1992, HBO, 1994
  • Helen Mitchell, Daddy Dearest, Fox, 1993
  • Sylvia Fine, The Nanny, CBS, 1993-2000
  • Also appeared in The Perry Como Show, NBC.
  • Movies
  • Tess Harding, Woman of the Year, 1976
  • Isobel, A Match Made in Heaven (also known as A Mother's Wish), CBS, 1997
  • Claire Ruth, 61* (also known as Home Run Race and 61), HBO, 2001
  • Specials
  • The Trouble with People, NBC, 1972
  • Acts of Love ... and Other Comedies (also known as Marlo Thomasin Acts of Love and Other Comedies), ABC, 1973
  • Paradise, 1979
  • Her friend, Love, Sex ... and Marriage, 1983
  • Host, Riva, and Wendy, Bedrooms, HBO, 1984
  • Hollywood Women, syndicated, 1988
  • AFI Presents TV or Not TV? (also known as TV or Not TV?), NBC, 1990
  • Carol Leifer: Gaudy, Bawdy and Blue, Showtime, 1992
  • Voice of lounge lung, Smoke Alarm: The Unfiltered Truth about Cigarettes, HBO, 1996
  • Gail Sheehy's New Passages, ABC, 1996
  • Episodic
  • "Judgment Eve," The Defenders, CBS, 1963
  • On Broadway Tonight, CBS, 1964
  • "The Showgirl Murders," Matt Houston, ABC, 1983
  • "Breathless," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1984
  • "Strikeout," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1984
  • Pearl King, "A Serpent's Tooth," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1986
  • Herself, The Barbour Report, ABC, 1986
  • Electra Rosenbloom, "The Guilty Party," thirtysomething, ABC, 1990
  • Anne, Empty Nest, NBC, 1991
  • Zelda, The Single Guy, NBC, 1995
  • Mrs. Fox, "Caroline and the Therapist," Caroline in the City (alsoknown as Caroline), NBC, 1996
  • Roweena Johnson, "Oedipus Wrecks," Lois and Clark: The New Adventuresof Superman (also known as Lois and Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1996
  • Sylvia Fine, "The Other Mother," The Simple Life, CBS, 1998
  • Herself, Happy Hour, USA Network, 1999
  • Television Work
  • Creator and Producer; with Joseph Bologna; Series
  • Calucci's Dept., CBS, 1973
  • Producer; Specials
  • Lovers and Other Strangers, 1983
  • (And director) Bedrooms, HBO, 1984
  • Stage Appearances
  • Luv, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1964-1966, then Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1966, then Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1966-1967
  • Agatha Sue, I Love You, Henry Miller Theatre, New York City, 1966
  • Lovers and Other Strangers (four one-act plays), Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • It Had to Be You, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1981, laterMarilyn Monroe Theatre, Los Angeles, 1985
  • Fannie, Bermuda Avenue Triangle, Promenade Theatre, New York City,1997
  • An Evening with Golda Meir (solo show), Sid Caesar Theatre, Huntington, Long Island, NY, 2001, also at the Parker Playhouse, FL
  • If You Ever Leave Me, I'm Going with You, Cort Theatre, New York City, beginning in 2001
  • Also appeared in Machinal, One of the All-Time Greats, Rehearsal, and Three Sisters. Appeared as a slave girl in a Purim pageant, Madison Square Garden, New York City. Performed in the off-Broadway revue The Third Ear.
  • Major Tours
  • Appeared in Li'l Abner, Natural Affection, and Wish YouWere Here.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • with Joseph Bologna
  • Lovers and Other Strangers, Cinerama, 1970
  • Made for Each Other, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1971
  • It Had to Be You, Limelite Studios, 1989
  • Love Is All There Is, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1996
  • Teleplays
  • Movies; with Joseph Bologna
  • Woman of the Year, 1976
  • A Cry for Love, 1980
  • Also wrote The Witch of Naples.
  • Specials; with Joseph Bologna
  • Benny, 1971
  • Acts of Love ... and Other Comedies (also known as Marlo Thomasin Acts of Love and Other Comedies), ABC, 1973
  • Paradise, 1979
  • Bedrooms, HBO, 1984; published as Bedrooms: Five Comedies,Samuel French (New York City), 1986
  • Episodic; with Joseph Bologna
  • Calucci's Dept., CBS, episodes in 1973
  • Also wrote The American Dream Machine (also known as The GreatAmerican Dream Machine), PBS.
  • Stage Plays
  • with Joseph Bologna
  • Lovers and Other Strangers (four one-act plays), produced at Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1968; published by Samuel French (New YorkCity), 1968
  • It Had to Be You, produced at John Golden Theatre, New York City,1981, later Marilyn Monroe Theatre, Los Angeles, 1985
  • Bermuda Avenue Triangle, produced at Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1997
  • An Evening with Golda Meir (solo show), produced at Sid Caesar Theatre, Huntington, Long Island, NY, 2001, also at the Parker Playhouse, FL
  • If You Ever Leave Me, I'm Going with You, produced at Cort Theatre, New York City, beginning in 2001
  • Also wrote for the off-Broadway revue The Third Ear.
  • Nonfiction
  • My Life on a Diet: Confessions of a Hollywood Diet Junkie, Putnam(New York City), 1986
  • (With Joseph Bologna) Love Always, Samuel French (New York City),1993

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • People Weekly, July 24, 1995, pp. 84-89
    • TV Guide, September 7, 1996, pp. 28-32
    • Variety, April 21, 1997, pp. 67-68

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