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.

Actress, director
Birth Details
July 3, 1926
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • 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.
  • Stage
  • (With Timothy Near) Adaptor, A Christmas Carol (musical), Stage/West, West Springfield, MA, 1977

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