Ronny Graham Biography (1919-)

Born August 26, 1919, in Philadelphia, PA; son of Steve (a vaudeville performer) and Florence (a vaudeville performer; maiden name, Sweeney) Graham; married Jean Spitzbarth, 1947 (divorced, 1950); married Ellen Hanley (a singer andactress), March 4, 1951 (divorced, December 4, 1963); married Sigyn Lund, 1965; children: five (one, first marriage; two, second marriage; two, third marriage). Addresses: CONTACT--Actors' Equity Association, 165 W. 46th Street, New York, NY 10036.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
August 26, 1919
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • STAGE DEBUT--It's about Time (revue), Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA, 1951.
  • BROADWAY DEBUT--New Faces of 1952 (revue), Royale Theatre, 1952.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
  • Charlie Reader, The Tender Trap, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1954.
  • Take Five (revue), Upstairs at the Downstairs, New York City, 1957.
  • Graham Crackers (revue), Upstairs at the Downstairs, 1963.
  • Monte Checkovitch, Something More!, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1964.
  • Weller Martin, Jokers, Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT, 1986.
  • Also appeared in as Mr. Applegate, Damn Yankess, Camden, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA, both 1960; in America, Be Seated, Louisiana Pavilion, New York World's Fair, Flushing, NY, 1964; in Room Service, St. Louis Repertory Theatre, St. Louis, MO, 1971; and in That Championship Season, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1973.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; DIRECTOR
  • Money (revue), Upstairs at the Downstairs, New York City, 1963.
  • America, Be Seated, Louisiana Pavilion, New York World's Fair, Flushing,NY, 1964.
  • Mating Dance, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1965.
  • Free Fall (revue), Upstairs at the Downstairs, 1969.
  • Grin and Bare It! and Postcards, both Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1970.
  • A Place for Polly, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1970.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • New Faces of 1952 (revue), U.S. cities, 1952.
  • Luv, U.S. cities, 1967.
  • Also director, Here Lies Jeremy Troy (retitled Jeremy Troy), U.S.
  • cities, 1968-69.
  • FILM DEBUT--New Faces, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
  • Charlie Niles, Dirty Little Billy, Columbia, 1972.
  • the Director, The World's Greatest Lover, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977.
  • Mark Bennett, Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood, Paramount, 1977.
  • Oedipus, History of the World, Part 1, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.
  • Sondheim, To Be or Not to Be, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.
  • minister, Spaceballs, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1987.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
  • Regular, The New Bill Cosby Show, CBS, 1972-73.
  • regular, The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters, syndicated, 1972.
  • regular, The Hudson Brothers Show, CBS, 1974.
  • Mr. Ernest Busso, The Bob Crane Show, NBC, 1975.
  • Reverend Bemis, Chico and the Man, NBC, 1975-76.
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • "Highlights of New Faces," Play of the Week, NTA, 1960.
  • M*A*S*H, CBS, 1978.
  • Also Toast of the Town, CBS; The Phil Silvers Show, CBS; The Colgate Comedy Hour, NBC; The Tonight Show, NBC; The Steve Allen Show,CBS; Omnibus, CBS.
  • Credits; MOVIES
  • Cap'n Andy, The Ratings Game, Movie Channel, 1984.
  • Credits; SPECIALS
  • Jonathan Winters Presents 200 Years of American Humor, NBC, 1976.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK; SERIES
  • Story consultant, M*A*S*H, CBS, 1977-81.
  • comedy consultant, Mel and Susan Together, ABC, 1978.
  • Writings;STAGE
  • Contributor of music, lyrics, and sketches, New Faces of 1952 (revue), Royale Theatre, 1952.
  • music, lyrics, and (with Sidney Carroll) continuity, Mask and Gown (revue), John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1957.
  • Take Five (revue), Upstairs at the Downstairs, New York City, 1957.
  • contributor, Let It Ride! (revue), Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City,1961.
  • lyrics, Bravo, Giovanni!, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1962.
  • contributor, The Cat's Pajamas (revue), Sheridan Square Playhouse, New York City, 1962.
  • Graham Crackers (revue), Upstairs at the Downstairs, 1963.
  • contributor, Wet Paint (revue), Renata Theatre, New York City, 1965.
  • contributor of music, lyrics, and sketches, New Faces of 1968 (revue), Booth Theatre, New York City, 1968.
  • Writings;FILM
  • (With Mel Brooks, Paul Lynde, Luther Davis, and John Cleveland) New Faces, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954.
  • (with Thomas Meehan) To Be or Not to Be, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.
  • (with Terence Marsh and Charles Dennis) Finders Keepers, Warner Brothers,1984.
  • (with Brooks and Meehan) Spaceballs, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists,1987.
  • Writings;TELEVISION; SERIES
  • The New Bill Cosby Show, CBS, 1972-73.
  • Writings;EPISODIC
  • "Your Hit Parade," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1978.
  • (with Ken Levine and David Isaacs) "Dr. Winchester and Mr. Hyde," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1978.
  • "Commander Pierce," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1978.
  • (with Levine, Isaacs, and Larry Balmagia) "Our Finest Hour," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1978.
  • "An Eye for a Tooth," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1978.
  • (with Balmagia) "C*A*V*E," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1979.
  • "Mr. and Mrs. Who?," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1979.

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