79 (passed away Oct. 3rd, 2003)
Jul. 1st, 1924
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Florence Stanley's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2003 - Down with Love
2001 - Atlantis: The Lost Empire
1998 - Bulworth
1998 - The Odd Couple II
1995 - A Goofy Movie
1994 - Trapped In Paradise
1987 - Outrageous Fortune
1975 - The Prisoner of Second Avenue
1973 - The Day of the Dolphin
1967 - Up the Down Staircase
Guest TV Roles
Grandma Ethyl Phillips (Voiced)
Mrs. Griffin (Voiced)
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- Started her professional career following college when she traveled to Germany as a Civilian Actress Technician, as part of the U.S. Army Special Services after World War II.
- Graduated from Northwestern University.
- Stone-faced, raspy-voiced American character actress who played the typical overbearing relative or busybody on Broadway, film and TV.
- Best known as Abe Vigoda's wife on the "Barney Miller" TV series. As Bernice Fish, she and Vigoda went on to star in the short-lived spinoff "Fish."
- Showed a serious side in 1964 with the New York Shakespeare Festival by giving a powerful performance as Clymnestra in "Electra" opposite 'Lee Grant' in the title role. Also played the Nurse in "Romeo and Juliet" for Seattle Repertory.
- Was a member of the League of Professional Theater Women.
- Met husband 'Martin Newman (I)' (qv) when both were cast in the production of "Bury the Dead" at the Cherry Lane Theatre in 1948.
- Played matchmaker Yenta on stage in "Fiddler on the Roof" for six years (1965-1971).
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