Jo Anne Worley Biography (1939?-)

Born September 6, 1939 (some sources say 1937), in Lowell, IN; daughter of Joseph F. (a farmer) and Rose I. (maiden name, Gardner) Worley; married Roger Perry (an actor), May 11, 1975 (divorced, 2000). Addresses: Manager: Perry & Neidorf, 9720 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Actress, comedienne, singer
Birth Details
September 6, 1939?
Lowell, Indiana, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Talking woman, Laugh Capades, Le Grande Comedy Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 1953
  • (New York debut) Billy Barnes People, Royale Theatre, 1961
  • Standby for Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, Hello, Dolly!, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1964
  • Angelique Pinglet, Hotel Passionato, East 74th Street Theatre, NewYork City, 1965
  • The Mad Show, New Theatre, New York City, 1966-67
  • Margie Miller, Prince of Central Park, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1989
  • Miss Lynch, Grease, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, c. 1998
  • Also appeared in Second City Revue, off-Broadway productions; That Thing at the Cherry Lane, Broadway production; Die Fledermaus;Gypsy; Mame; Annie Get Your Gun; Gentleman Prefer Blonds; Wizard of Oz.
  • Major Tours
  • Appeared in Carnival; Pirates of Penzance; Gypsy; Mame; Hello, Dolly!; They're Playing Our Song; Annie Get Your Gun; Once upon a Mattress; Anything Goes; Can-Can; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Wizard of Oz; Most Happy Fella; Wonderful Town; The Mikado; Same Time Next Year;Lovers & Other Strangers; Luv; Murder at the Howard Johnsons; Goodbye Charlie.
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Beatnik, Moon Pilot, Buena Vista, 1960
  • Katrinka Muggelberg, Tim's ice cream Conrad, The Shaggy D.A., Buena Vista, 1976
  • Voice of Queen Morphia, Nutcracker Fantasy (animated), Sanrio Communications, 1979
  • Voice of Wardrobe, Beauty and the Beast (animated; also known as Beauty and the Beast: Special Edition), Buena Vista, 1991
  • Voice of Principal Miss Maples, A Goofy Movie (animated), Buena Vista, 1995
  • (As Joanne Worley) Voice of Wardrobe, Belle's Magic World (animated; also known as Disney's "Belle's Magical World"), Walt Disney Home Video, 1998
  • Voice of Mrs. Rockwaller, Kim Possible: The Secret Files (animated), Walt Disney Home Entertainment, 2003
  • Goodnight, We Love You (documentary), 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Regular performer, Rowan & Martin's "Laugh-In" (also known asLaugh-In), 1968-70
  • Regular, Hot Dog, 1970
  • Panelist, It Pays to Be Ignorant, syndicated, 1973
  • Voice of Hopopotamus, The Wuzzles, CBS, 1985
  • Movies
  • Dr. Debby Inglefinger, The Feminist and the Fuzz, ABC, 1971
  • Cynthia, What's a Nice Girl Like You ... ?, ABC, 1971
  • Charlie Chan's widow, Don't Miss the Boat, 1980
  • Mutnedjmet, Through the Magic Pyramid (also known as Tut and Tuttle), 1981
  • Mrs. Buzzard, The Elf Who Saved Christmas, USA Network, 1992
  • Mrs. Buzzard, The Elf and the Magic Key, USA Network, 1993
  • Aunt Kate, Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare, ABC, 1995
  • Also appeared in Gift of the Magi.
  • Specials
  • The Bob Hope Show, NBC, 1970, 1971
  • Herself, The Monty Hall Smokin-Stokin' Fire Brigade, ABC, 1972
  • Super Comedy Bowl 2, CBS, 1972
  • Circus of the Stars, CBS, 1977
  • Miss Osborne, The Mouseketeers at Walt Disney World, 1977
  • The Gift of the Magi, 1978
  • The Arthur Godfrey Special, syndicated, 1979
  • Herself, Kraft Salutes Disneyland's 25th Anniversary, CBS, 1980
  • The Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1988
  • (In archive footage) Herself, Rowan & Martin's "Laugh-In: 25th Anniversary Reunion," NBC, 1993
  • Herself, Laugh-In Past Christmas Present, NBC, 1993
  • Rowan & Martin's "Laugh-In: A Valentine's Day Special," NBC, 1994
  • Also appeared in Tom Jones Specials; Engelbert Humperdink Specials; Andy Williams Specials; Jerry Lewis Show; Robert Goulet Special; Tony Orlando Special; Jackson 5 Special.
  • Pilots
  • Rowan and Martin's "Laugh-In," NBC, 1967
  • Episodic
  • (As Joanne Worley) "Act of Piracy," Adventures in Paradise, ABC, 1961
  • Herself, The Merv Griffin Show, syndicated, 1966
  • The Ed Sullivan Show, 1966, 1969
  • The Hollywood Palace, 1968, 1969
  • This Is Tom Jones, 1969
  • The Andy Williams Show, ABC, 1969, 1970, 1971
  • Kraft Music Hall, 1970
  • "Love and the Optimist," Love, American Style, ABC, 1970
  • Herself, The Engelbert Humperdinck Show, ABC, 1970
  • Herself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1971, 1972
  • "Love and the Pregnancy," Love, American Style, ABC, 1971
  • "Love and the Guilty Conscience," Love, American Style, ABC, 1971
  • Herself, Rowan & Martin's "Laugh-In," NBC, 1971, 1973
  • "Love and the Big Mother," Love, American Style, ABC, 1971
  • Iris Travers, "House--with Ghost," Night Gallery, NBC, 1971
  • Mrs. Stevens, "Love and the Happy Unhappy Couple," Love, American Style, ABC, 1972
  • Juju Perrin, "Mary Hong Loves Tommy Chen," Adam-12, NBC, 1972
  • "An Affair to Forget," The Paul Lynde Show, 1972
  • The $10,000 Pyramid, 1973, 1975
  • "Love and the Games People Play," Love, American Style, ABC, 1973
  • Screaming woman, "Zero," Emergency!, NBC, 1973
  • Match Game 73, 1974, 1976
  • Mona, "Survival of the Fittest," The Six Million Dollar Man, ABC,1974
  • The $20,000 Pyramid, 1976, 1977
  • Anna Jovanko, "Blood Money Is Hard to Wash," Hawaii Five-O, CBS, 1977
  • Sandy Beal, "Accidental Cruise/The Song Is Ended/A Time for Everything/Anoushka," The Love Boat, ABC, 1978
  • Herself, "Roller Disco: Part 2," CHiPs, NBC, 1979
  • Dottie Anderson, "The Stimulation of Stephanie/The Next Step/Life Beginsat 40," The Love Boat, ABC, 1979
  • "The Dog Show: Putting on the Dog/Going to the Dogs/Women's Best Friend/Whose Dog Is It Anyway?," The Love Boat, ABC, 1983
  • Carla Raymond, "My Johnny Lies over the Ocean," Murder, She Wrote,CBS, 1985
  • Herself, "The Funny Men vs. The Funny Women," Family Feud, 1989
  • "A Hippo Never Forgets," The Martin Short Show, NBC, 1994
  • Herself, "Dream Weaver," Mad about You, NBC, 1996
  • Herself, "Caroline and the Sandwich," Caroline in the City, NBC, 1998
  • Aunt Belulah, "Good Will Haunting," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, ABC, 1998
  • Mrs. Stevens, "Pickett Fences," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1999
  • Voice of Mrs. Rockwaller, "Downhill," Kim Possible, The Disney Channel, 2002
  • Herself, Hollywood Squares, syndicated, 2003
  • Made television debut as Mrs. Farrentino, Dobbie Gillis; appearedas guest host, Mouse Factory, syndicated;(as Joanne Worley) voice, Tom and Jerry Kids Show (animated), Fox; in Super Password; Body Language; $25,000 Pyramid; Cross Wits; It Takes Two; Hour Magazine; John Davidson Show; Jim Nabors Show; Don Ho Show; Mike Douglas Show; Captain Kangaroo; KidsAre People Too; New Zoo Review; The Las Vegas Show, UnitedNetwork.

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