American stage and television actress who appeared in Earl Carroll’s Vanities in Broadway through the 1930s. She produced an un-credited display screen appearance within the 1952 film Dresses Ahoy! She produced guest performances on such well-known tv series as Blondie, Gilligan’s Isle, and The Like Sail boat. She was wedded to television professional Jim Backus from 1943 to 1989. Both co-authored a funny book entitled ONLY ONCE I Have fun. She was the longtime wife of tv superstar Jim Backus .
|1||Second wife and widow of Jim Backus.|
|The Love Boat||1981||TV Series||Mrs. Landers|
|Magic Carpet||1972||TV Movie||Edna Benson|
|Emergency!||1972||TV Series||Ginger Merkl|
|Hello Down There||1969||Mrs. Webster|
|Blondie||1968||TV Series||Mrs. Cora Dithers Mrs. Dithers|
|Accidental Family||1967||TV Series||Aunt Helen|
|Gilligan's Island||1965||TV Series||Native Mother|
|The Jim Backus Show||1961||TV Series||Henrietta Updyke|
|Holiday for Lovers||1959||Connie McDougal|
|Playhouse 90||1958||TV Series|
|The High Cost of Loving||1958||Mrs. Mason (uncredited)|
|The Great Man||1956||Mrs. Rieber|
|Meet Me in Las Vegas||1956||Bossy Wife|
|Blackboard Jungle||1955||Miss Brady (uncredited)|
|Mayor of the Town||1954||TV Series||Jane|
|Affair with a Stranger||1953||Lucy Lawson (uncredited)|
|Julius Caesar||1953||Citizen of Rome (uncredited)|
|Skirts Ahoy!||1952||Nurse (uncredited)|
|E! True Hollywood Story||1999||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Password All-Stars||1973||TV Series||Herself|
|Mooch Goes to Hollywood||1971||TV Movie||Herself (uncredited)|
|The Merv Griffin Show||1969||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|Don't Make Waves||1967||Herself (uncredited)|
|Girl Talk||1967||TV Series||Herself|
|Talent Scouts||1962||TV Series||Herself|
|The Jack Paar Tonight Show||1962||TV Series||Herself|
|The Tonight Show||1962||TV Series||Herself - Comedienne|
|This Is Your Life||1958||TV Series||Herself|
|The 27th Annual Academy Awards||1955||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member|
|Johnny Olsen's Rumpus Room||1949||TV Series||Herself|
|ET in TV Land||2003||TV Series documentary||Herself|
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