Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Bibi Osterwald Biography (1920-)
Full name, Margaret Virginia Osterwald; born February 3, 1920, in New Brunswick, NJ; daughter of Rudolf August (an hotel owner) and Dagmar (Kvastad) Osterwald; married Edward Justin Arndt (a musician), January 14, 1951; children: Christopher. Addresses: AGENT--c/o Contemporary Artists, 132 Lasky Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.
- Birth Details
- February 3, 1920
- New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
- STAGE DEBUT--Sal, Broken Hearts of Broadway, New York Music Hall, New York City, 1944.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Texas Guinan, Sing Out Sweet Land, International Theatre, New York City,1944.
- Lily Bedlington, Sally, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1948.
- Maybelle, Magnolia Alley, Mansfield Theatre, New York City, 1949.
- Dorothy, then Lorelei Lee, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Ziegfeld Theatre, New York City, 1949.
- Lovey Mars, The Golden Apple, Phoenix Theatre, then Alvin Theatre, both New York City, 1954.
- Bessie Biscoe, The Vamp, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1955.
- Grace, Bus Stop, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1955.
- Marty, New Girl in Town, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1957.
- Madame Elizabeth, Look Homeward, Angel, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New YorkCity, 1957.
- Elizabeth Cooney, Laurette, Shubert Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1960.
- Miss Lumpe, A Family Affair, Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, 1962.
- Dolly Gallagher Levi, Hello, Dolly!, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1964-71.
- Mrs. O'Dare, Irene, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 1975.
- Also appeared in Three to Make Ready, Adelphi Theatre, New York City, 1946; Gallows Humor, Academy Playhouse, Highland Park, IL, 1973; Annie Get YourGun, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA, 1977; and Bye Bye Birdie inNew York City.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Maggie Jones, 42nd Street, U.S. and Canadian cities, 1983-86.
- Also in Three to Make Ready.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Rosie, Parrish, Warner Brothers, 1961.
- Boothy, The World of Henry Orient, United Artists, 1964.
- Mrs. Fitzgerald, A Fine Madness, Warner Brothers, 1966.
- Mrs. Ratner, The Tiger Makes Out, Columbia, 1967.
- Mums, Bank Shot, United Artists, 1974.
- Also appeared in The Great Smokey Roadblock (also known as The Last of the Cowboys), Dimension, 1978; Moving, Warner Brothers, 1988; and Caddyshack II, Warner Brothers, 1988.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Regular, Captain Billy's Mississippi Music Hall, CBS, 1948.
- regular, Front Row Center, Dumont, 1949-50.
- regular, Starlit Time, Dumont, 1950.
- Helen Milliken, The Imogene Coca Show, NBC, 1955.
- Sophie Steinberg, Bridget Loves Bernie, ABC, 1972-73.
- nanny, General Hospital, ABC, 1980--.
- Also Where the Heart Is, 1970-71.
- MINI-SERIES Nell Kenrick, Beulah Land, NBC, 1980.
- American Musical Theatre, CBS.
- Falcon Crest, CBS.
- Highway to Heaven, NBC.
- The Jackie Gleason Show, CBS.
- Kraft Playhouse, NBC.
- Love Boat, ABC.
- Mama's Family, NBC.
- Martin Kane, Private Eye, CBS.
- The Milton Berle Show, NBC.
- Naked City, ABC.
- The Nurses, CBS.
- Philco Television Playhouse, NBC.
- Quincy, M.E., NBC.
- Remington Steele, NBC.
- Route 66, CBS.
- Stingray, NBC.
- Studio One, CBS.
- Too Close for Comfort, ABC.
- Three's Company, ABC.
- Werewolf, Fox.
- The Red Buttons Show.
- Matron, Little Ladies of the Night, ABC, 1977.
- Mrs. Dooley, Happy Endings, CBS, 1983.
- Also Stillwatch, CBS, 1987.
- ABC Afterschool Special, ABC.
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