Rae Allen Biography (1926-)

Original name, Raffaella Julia Theresa Abruzzo; born July 3, 1926, in Brooklyn, NY; daughter of Joseph and Julia (maiden name, Riccio) Abruzzo; married John M. Allen (divorced); married Herbert Harris (divorced). Addresses:Agent: SDB Partners, Inc., 1801 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 902, Los Angeles,CA 90067.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, director
Birth Details
July 3, 1926
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • Singer and understudy, Where's Charley?, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1948
  • Alive and Kicking (revue), Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1950
  • Singer and understudy, Call Me Madam, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1950
  • Poopsie, The Pajama Game, St. James Theatre, 1954-1956 then Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1956
  • Gloria, Damn Yankees, Forty-Sixth Street Theatre, New York City, 1955-1957 then Adelphi Theatre, New York City, 1957
  • Pictures in the Hallway (staged reading), Kauffman Concert Hall, 1956
  • I Knock at the Door (concert reading), Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1957
  • Lorna, Cock-a-Doodle Dandy, Playhouse, Carnegie Hall, New York City, 1958
  • Pearl Cunningham, Summer of the 17th Doll, Players Theatre, New York City, 1959
  • Miss Krantz, Sweet Love Remember'd, Shubert Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1959
  • USA (revue), Martinique Theatre, New York City, 1960
  • Ceres, The Tempest, Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1960
  • Charmian, Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1960
  • Drums under the Window (staged reading), Cherry Lane Theatre, NewYork City, 1960
  • Nurse, The Death of Bessie Smith, York Playhouse, New York City, then Cherry Lane Theatre, both 1961
  • Title role, Saint Joan, Princeton Repertory Company, Princeton, NJ, 1961
  • Tekla, Creditors, Mermaid Theatre, then Professional Theatre Repertory Company, University of California, Los Angeles, both 1962
  • Hippolyta, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Professional Theatre RepertoryCompany, University of California, Los Angeles, 1963
  • Casilda, Peribanez, Professional Theatre Repertory Company, University of California, Los Angeles, 1963
  • Miss Frost, The Ginger Man, Orpheum Theatre, 1963
  • Goneril, King Lear, Shonberg Hall, Los Angeles, 1964
  • Juliette, Traveller without Luggage, Playhouse, American NationalTheatre and Academy, New York City, 1964
  • I Knock at the Door, Theatre De Lys, New York City, 1964
  • Pictures in the Hallway, Theatre De Lys, 1964
  • Rosaline, Love's Labour's Lost, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre,New York City, 1965
  • Mrs. Hatch, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1965-1966
  • Essie, You Can't Take It with You, APA Phoenix Repertory Theatre,1966-1967
  • Lady Sneerwell, The School for Scandal, APA Phoenix Repertory Theatre, 1966-1967
  • Right You Are if You Think You Are, APA Phoenix Repertory Theatre,1966-1967
  • Doll Tearsheet, Henry IV, Part II, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 1968
  • Saint Joan, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1968
  • Golde, Fiddler on the Roof, Imperial Theatre, 1969
  • Anne, A Cry of Players, Center Stage, Baltimore, MD, 1970
  • Fleur Stein, And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1971
  • Reba, Dude, Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1972
  • The Highway Life, Broadway Theatre, 1972
  • Clytemnestra 2, The Orphan, Anspacher Theatre, Public Theatre, NewYork City, 1973
  • The Trouble with People ... , Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami, FL,1974
  • Endgame, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1979-1980
  • A Lie of the Mind, Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, 1988
  • Major Tours
  • Singer and understudy, Call Me Madam, U.S. cities, 1952-1953
  • Hippolyta, A Midsummer Night's Dream, U.S. cities, 1960
  • Paulina, The Winter's Tale, U.S. cities, 1960
  • Old lady, Candide, U.S. cities, 1971
  • Stage Work
  • Director
  • The Country Girl, Barter Theatre, Abingdon, VA, 1972
  • Private Lives, Barter Theatre, 1974
  • Hot House, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, 1974
  • Serenading Louie, Stage/West, West Springfield, MA, 1975
  • Ah, Wilderness, Stage/West, 1975
  • The Balcony, Stage/West, 1976
  • You Can't Take It with You, Stage/West, 1976
  • When We Dead Awaken, Stage/West, 1977
  • The Hot l Baltimore, Stage/West, 1977
  • Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well ... , Stage/West, 1977
  • The Little Foxes, Stage/West, 1977
  • A Christmas Carol (musical), Stage/West, 1977
  • The Gingerbread Lady, Queen's Festival, 1977
  • Rib Cage, Stage/West, 1978
  • Three Sisters, Stage/West, 1978
  • Father's Day, 1979
  • Other
  • Coproducer, Pictures in the Hallway (staged reading), Kauffman Concert Hall, 1956
  • Film Appearances
  • Gloria Thorpe, Damn Yankees! (also known as What Lola Wants), Warner Bros., 1958
  • Beverly, The Tiger Makes Out, Columbia, 1966
  • Gladys Hocheiser, Where's Poppa? (also known as Going Ape!), United Artists, 1970
  • Mrs. Divito, Taking Off, Universal, 1971
  • Dr. Phyllis Ames, Moving, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Holly, Far Out Man (also known as Soul Man II), New Line Cinema, 1990
  • Ma Keller, A League of Their Own, Columbia, 1992
  • Mrs. Macdonald, Calendar Girl, Columbia, 1993
  • Dr. Barbara Shore, Stargate (also known as Stargate, la porte des etoiles), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994
  • Aunt Violetta, Angie, Buena Vista, 1994
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Lucy Fearing, The Fearing Mind, Fox Family, 2000
  • Movies
  • Judge Gondon, She Said No, NBC, 1990
  • Keeping Secrets, ABC, 1991
  • Ruthie, Face of a Stranger, CBS, 1991
  • Episodic
  • Mrs. McClintock, "Can Do Patty," The Patty Duke Show, 1964
  • Amelia DeKuyper, "Edith Gets a Mink," All in the Family, CBS, 1972
  • Amelia DeKuyper, "Class Reunion," All in the Family, CBS, 1973
  • "Clash of Shadows," Medical Center, CBS, 1973
  • "The Park Avenue Beat," Madigan, 1973
  • Judge Betty Small, Soap, 1980
  • Edith, "The Beast in the Black," The Greatest American Hero, ABC,1981
  • Miss Letrell, "Steele Waters Run Deep," Remington Steele, NBC, 1982
  • Mrs. Wilma Tucker, "Little Boil Blue," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1982
  • Helen Patterson, "Obituary," Lou Grant, 1982
  • Aladdin's mother, "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp," Faerie Tale Theatre, Showtime, 1984
  • Sergeant Magovich, "Lost and Found," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS,1984
  • Mrs. Lenore Sokol, "The New Friend" (also known as "The Boyfriend: Parts1 & 2"), Seinfeld, NBC, 1992
  • Ma Keller, "Dottie's Back," A League of Their Own, CBS, 1993
  • Cousin Ruthie, "In a Family Way," Brooklyn Bridge, CBS, 1993
  • Fran Canetti, "Saturday Night's the Loneliest Night of the Week," Hudson Street, CBS, 1995
  • Mildred, "Fear of Flying," L.A. Doctors, CBS, 1998
  • Dr. Hallstorm, "Act Naturally," Providence, NBC, 2002
  • Appeared as Catarina in "Soul Food," an episode of Encore! Encore!; also appeared in episodes of Camera Three, Look up and Live,The Steve Allen Show, and The Untouchables.
  • Other
  • Female judge, Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (miniseries), CBS, 1994
  • Also appeared in The Little Moon of Alban.
  • WRITINGS
  • Stage
  • (With Timothy Near) Adaptor, A Christmas Carol (musical), Stage/West, West Springfield, MA, 1977

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