Maureen Mcgovern Biography (1949-)

Full name, Maureen Therese McGovern; born July 27, 1949, in Youngstown, OH; daughter of James Terrence and Mary Rita (maiden name, Welsh) McGovern; married a drummer (divorced, 1974). Addresses: Agent: Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069-3604.

Actress, singer
Birth Details
July 27, 1949
Youngstown, Ohio

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Singer at party, The Towering Inferno, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974
  • Sister Angelina, Airplane! (also known as Flying High), Paramount, 1980
  • Sister Angelina, Airplane II: The Sequel, 1982
  • Voice of Rachel, Joseph: King of Dreams (animated), Universal, 2000
  • Patty, The Cure of Boredom (also known as Sex & Bullets), Creative Light Entertainment, 2000
  • Film Work
  • Song Performer
  • "The Morning After," The Poseidon Adventure, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972
  • "We May Never Love Like This Again," The Towering Inferno, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974
  • "Wherever Love Takes Me," Gold, Allied Artists, 1974
  • "Can You Read My Mind?" Superman, Warner Bros., 1978
  • "We Could Have It All," The Last Married Couple in America, Universal, 1980
  • "Halfway Home," The Earthling, Filmways, 1981
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Placido Domingo ... Steppin' Out with the Ladies, CBS, 1980
  • The Christmas Songs, PBS, 1980
  • Mr. T and Emmanuel Lewis in "A Christmas Dream," NBC, 1984
  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1986
  • "Irving Berlin's America," Great Performances, PBS, 1986
  • "Celebrating Gershwin" (also known as "The Jazz Age" and "'S Wonderful"),Great Performances, PBS, 1987
  • Sentimental Swing: The Music of Tommy Dorsey, PBS, 1987
  • All Star Gala at Ford's Theatre, ABC, 1987
  • Calgary Olympic Holiday Special, ABC, 1987
  • Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration, CBS, 1988
  • Maureen McGovern on Stage at Wolf Trap, PBS, 1988
  • The Smothers Brothers Comedy Special, CBS, 1988
  • CBS's Happy New Year America 1988, CBS, 1988
  • Our Common Future, Arts and Entertainment, 1989
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1990
  • A Capitol Fourth, PBS, 1990
  • Boston Pops: 4th of July Special with John Williams, PBS, 1991
  • Boston Pops: John Williams 10th Anniversary, PBS, 1991
  • The 27th Anniversary MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon, syndicated, 1992
  • Christmas Songs with Mel Torme, Maureen McGovern, and Doc Severinson, PBS, 1992
  • National Memorial Day Concert, PBS, 1994
  • The Great Love Songs, PBS, 1995
  • Cohost, Orange Bowl Parade, CBS, 1995
  • Champions on Ice (also known as Disney's Champions on Ice),1996
  • Ira Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall, PBS, 1997
  • A Celebration of Ira Gershwin, Arts and Entertainment, 1997
  • Happy Birthday, George Gershwin, PBS, 1998
  • George Gershwin 'S Wonderful, PBS, 1999
  • Host, 50 Years of the Four Freshmen, PBS, 1999
  • 20th Anniversary--Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Later with Tom Snyder, 1979
  • One Life to Live, 1986
  • Mother, "What I Did for Love," The Tracey Ullman Show, Fox, 1987
  • Late Night with David Letterman, 1995
  • Voice, "They Craved Duckman's Brain!" Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1996
  • Singing voice of Ajax, "Vuuck, As in Duck," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1997
  • Singing voice of Ajax, "Short, Plush, and Deadly," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1997
  • Rolanda, 1997
  • The Rosie O'Donnell Show, 1997
  • Geraldo, 1998
  • Tinsel Tales, Fox, 2000
  • Mrs. Hatchigan, "Damsel," Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction?, Fox, 2000
  • Appeared on American Bandstand in the 1970s; also appeared on America's Talking; Body by Jake; CBS This Morning, CBS; Charles Grodin; Charlie Rose; Collecting; The Crier Report; Crook and Chase; Joan Rivers; Larry King; Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous; Live with Regis and Kathie Lee; Primetime Country, The Nashville Network; Sally Jesse Raphael; Today Show; and The Tonight Show, NBC.
  • Awards Presentations
  • The Grammy Awards, 1973
  • The Golden Globe Awards, 1975
  • The 39th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1985
  • The Classical Music Awards, Arts and Entertainment, 1988
  • Other
  • Cohost, Girls' Night Out, 1995
  • Dr. Berg, Pacific Blue, USA Network, 1998
  • It's a Dog's Life, PBS, 2000
  • Television Work
  • Episodic
  • Song performer, "Love Will Show You," "Me and Mr. Stenner," CBS Afternoon Playhouse, CBS, 1981
  • Song Performer
  • "Paper Bridges," Having Babies (movie; also known as Giving Birth), ABC, 1976
  • "Nothing Stays the Same," A Guide for the Married Woman (movie), ABC, 1978
  • "Different Worlds," Angie (series), ABC, 1979-1980
  • Stage Appearances
  • Maria Von Trapp, The Sound of Music, Pittsburgh Light Civic Opera,Pittsburgh, PA, 1981
  • South Pacific, Pittsburgh Light Civic Opera, 1982
  • Mabel, The Pirates of Penzance, Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • Luisa Contini, Nine, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • Mary, Brownstone, Hudson Guild Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • I Do, I Do, Windmill Theatre, Houston, TX, 1984
  • Guys and Dolls, Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra, 1984
  • Mary Turner, Of Thee I Sing/Let 'em Eat Cake, Theatre at BrooklynAcademy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, and John F. Kennedy Center for the PerformingArts, Washington, DC, 1987
  • Polly Peachum, The Threepenny Opera, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1989
  • Mary Turner, Of Thee I Sing, Freud Playhouse, Los Angeles, 1998
  • Madame Emery, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Sundance Theatre, 1999
  • The Bengal Tiger's Ball (children's musical), Civic Theatres of Central Florida, Orlando, 1999
  • Maureen McGovern: With a Song in My Heart (concert), New York City, 2000
  • Eleanor, Letters from "Nam," John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Coronet Theatre, Los Angeles, both 2000
  • Performer at concerts and cabarets, including appearances at Poway Centerfor the Performing Arts, Poway, CA, Alice Tully Hall, and in San Francisco,CA.
  • Major Tours
  • Guys and Dolls, U.S. cities, 1984
  • I Do, I Do!, U.S. cities, 1984
  • Anna, The King and I, U.S. cities, 1998
  • Radio Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Garrison Keillor's American Radio Company, Minnesota Public Radio,1990-1992
  • Also appeared on The Howard Stern Show.
  • Albums
  • The Morning After, 20th Century, 1973
  • Nice to Be Around, 20th Century, 1974
  • Academy Award Performance, 20th Century, 1975
  • Maureen McGovern, Warner Curb, 1979
  • Maureen McGovern Greatest Hits, Curb, 1979
  • I Want to Learn to Fly, 1981
  • Another Woman in Love, CBS Records, 1987
  • State of the Heart, FM Masterworks, 1988
  • Naughty Baby, CBS, 1989
  • Christmas with Maureen McGovern, Sony Classical, 1990
  • Baby I'm Yours, RCA, 1992
  • Out of This World: McGovern Sings Arlen, Sterling/Koch, 1996
  • The Music Never Ends: The Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Sterling/Koch, 1997
  • The Pleasure of His Company, Sterling/Koch, 1998
  • Take My Hand: Songs from the 100 Acre Wood, Disney, 1998
  • With a Song in My Heart: The Great Songs of Richard Rodgers, Readers Digest Music, 2000
  • Contributor to albums, including Greatest Hits of the 1900's, CBS,1985; Save Your Nights for Me, CBS, 1985; Of Thee I Sing/Let 'Em Eat Cake, CBS, 1987; Cole Porter's Nymph Errant, EMI, 1990; David Shire at the Movies, Bay Cities, 1991; Love Songs: Domingo, McGovern, Patinkin, and Vaughn, Sony, 1992; Jay Leonhart with His Friends--Live at Fat Tuesday's, DRG, 1993; Amen! A Gospel Celebration, Telarc,1994; Christmas, 1995; Happy Birthday, George Gershwin, 1997;Pulse, Disney Entertainment/Magic Productions, 1999; The S.T.A.G.E.Series, LML Music, 1999; and The Trotter Trio: The Fantasticks in Jazz, Fynsworth Alley, 2000; also contributor to Domingo Performs Bernstein, Lucuona, Holdridge, and Others; Domingo Performs Holdridge, Hirsch, Ortolani, and Others; and Leonard Bernstein: Greatest Hits.
  • Singles include "The Morning After," 20th Century, 1972; "I Won't Last aDay without You," 20th Century, 1973; "Nice to Be Around," 20th Century, 1974; "Even Better Than I Know Myself," 20th Century, 1975; "Wherever Love TakesMe," 1975; "We May Never Love like This Again," 20th Century, 1975; "The Continental," 20th Century, 1976; "Different Worlds," Warner/Curb, 1979; "Can YouRead My Mind?" Warner/Curb, 1979; "We Could Have It All," Maiden Voyage, 1980; "Halfway Home," Maiden Voyage, 1980; "The Bottom Line," Maiden Voyage, 1981; "A Love until the End of Time," CBS, 1985; "I Could Have Been a Sailor," CBS, 1987; "The Same Moon," CBS, 1988; and "Baby I'm Yours," BMG, 1992.
  • Videos
  • I Could Have Been a Sailor, 1986
  • Anyone Who Had a Heart, 1990
  • Ordinary Miracles, 1997
  • Stage
  • Composer, I'm Mad at the Moon (children's concert; lyrics by MaryGrace Dembeck), 1997
  • Cocreator and composer, The Bengal Tiger's Ball (children's musical), Civic Theatres of Central Florida, 1999
  • Songs
  • Composer of numerous songs, including "Midnight Storm," 20th Century, 1973; "If I Wrote You a Song," 20th Century, 1973; "All I Want (All I Need)," 20th Century, 1974; "Memory," 20th Century, 1974; "Little Boys and Men," 20th Century, 1974; "Love Knots," 20th Century, 1974; "Count Me In," 1978; "Still Looking for a Man," Epic, 1978; "Wounded Dove," 1978; "Love Is a Game," Epic,1978; "Thief in the Night," Epic, 1978; "You Love Me Too Late," Epic, 1979; "Don't Stop Now," Warner/Curb, 1979; "Hello Again," 1979; "Halfway Home," 1980; and "Moonsnacks and Assorted Nuts," 1997.

Further Reference


    • Maureen McGovern Web Site, http://www., July 12, 2001

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