Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Allyn Ann McLerie Biography (1926-)
Born December 1, 1926, in Grand'Mere, PQ, Canada; daughter of Allan Gordon (an aviator) and Vera Alma MacTaggart (Stewart) McLerie; married Adolph Green (a playwright and lyricist), March 21, 1947 (divorced, 1953); married George Gaynes (an actor), December 20, 1953; children: Iya, Matthew. Addresses: OFFICE--c/o Actors' Equity Association, 6430 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles,CA 90028.
- Birth Details
- December 1, 1926
- Grand'Mere, Canada
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Dancer, One Touch of Venus, Imperial Theatre, 1943.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Second ballet girl, doll girl, then Ivy Smith, On the Town, Adelphi Theatre, New York City, 1945.
- Eustasia, Bonanza Bound!, Shubert Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, 1947.
- Susan, Finian's Rainbow, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1948.
- Amy Spettigue, Where's Charley?, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1948.
- Monique DuPont, Miss Liberty, Imperial Theatre, 1949.
- Amy Spettigue, Where's Charley?, Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1951.
- Myrtle, To Dorothy, a Son, Garrick Theatre, London, 1951.
- Lady India, Ring Around the Moon, Hyde Park Playhouse, Hyde Park, NY, 1955.
- WAC Corporal Jean Evans, Time Limit!, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1956.
- Gwynne, Bells Are Ringing, Coliseum Theatre, London, 1957.
- Lola, Damn Yankees, Ninotchka, Silk Stockings, Gladys, The Pajama Game, all Sacramento Music Circus, Sacramento, CA, 1957.
- Anita, West Side Story, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1960.
- Ensign Nellie Forbush, South Pacific, City Center Theatre, New York City,1961.
- Claudine, Can-Can, Garden Court Dinner Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 1962.
- various roles, The Beast in Me, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1963.
- Ellie, Show Boat, State Theater, New York City, 1966.
- Tlimpattia, Dynamite Tonight, Martinique Theatre, New York City, 1967.
- Elmire, Tartuffe, Clytemnestra, The Flies, both Inner City Repertory, LosAngeles, CA, 1967.
- Irma, Irma La Douce, Anita, West Side Story, both Sacramento Music Circus, 1967.
- Lenore, LA under Siege, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA, 1970.
- Alma Stone, The Mind with the Dirty Man, Mark Taper Forum, 1973.
- Judith Fellowes, The Night of the Iguana, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles,CA, 1975.
- Calpurnia, Julius Caesar, Matrix Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 1979.
- Also played in a scene from Floradora at a benefit for the American National Theatre and Academy, Ziegfeld Theatre, New York City, 1950; appeared in You Never Can Tell, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, 1952; King of Hearts, Fall River, MA, 1955; Our Town, Long Beach Theatre, Long Beach, CA, 1978; Dancing in the Dark, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1979.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Dancer, Rodeo and Fancy, with the Ballet Theatre, European cities, 1950.
- Anita, West Side Story, U.S. cities, 1963.
- Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady, U.S. cities, 1964.
Credits; PRINCIPAL CABARET APPEARANCES
- Appeared as part of a dance team with John Butler throughout the U.S., 1947-48.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Words and Music, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1948.
- Where's Charley?, Elstree, 1951.
- Battle Cry, Warner Brothers, 1955.
- Calamity Jane, Warner Brothers, 1953.
- Phantom of the Rue Morgue, Warner Brothers, 1954.
- The Reivers, National General, 1969.
- They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Warner Brothers, 1969.
- Monte Walsh, National General, 1970.
- The Cowboys, Warner Brothers, 1972.
- Jeremiah Johnson, Warner Brothers, 1972.
- The Magnificent Seven Ride, Universal, 1972.
- The Way We Were, Columbia, 1973.
- Cinderella Liberty, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974.
- All The President's Men, Warner Brothers, 1976.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
- The Delphi Bureau, ABC.
- The Walton, CBS.
- Cannon, CBS.
- The F.B.I., ABC.
- Love Story, NBC.
- Ghost Story, NBC.
- Bonanza, NBC.
- My World and Welcome to It, NBC.
- Nichols, NBC.
- We'll Get By, CBS.
- Kodiak, ABC.
- Lou Grant, CBS.
- Young Dr. Kildare, syndicated.
- Janet Reubner, Tony Randall Show, ABC, 1976-77, then CBS, 1977-78.
- mother, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, NBC, 1987--.
- MINI-SERIES Edna Davis, Beulah Land, NBC, 1980.
- Mrs. Smith, The Thorn Birds, ABC, 1983.
- Miss Martin, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, NBC, 1974.
- Emma Lasko, Born Innocent, NBC, 1974.
- Jean, Someone I Touched, ABC, 1975.
- Alice Whitmore, Death Scream, ABC, 1975.
- Mrs. Pasko, The Entertainer, NBC, 1976.
- Polly Baker, A Shining Season, CBS, 1979.
- Dora, And Baby Makes Six, NBC, 1979.
- Shirley, Fantasies, ABC, 1982.
- Aunt Polly, Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer andHuck Finn, CBS, 1982.
- Aunt Emily, Two Kinds of Love, CBS, 1983.
- Audrey Williams, Living Proof: The Hank Williams, Jr. Story, NBC, 1983.