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Shani Wallis

Biography

British actress and singer who gained fame on her behalf role as Nancy within the 1968 film Oliver! She was raised in London, made an appearance in her initial stage function at age group four and went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Artwork. She produced her tv debut in Gunsmoke. She wedded Bernie Abundant with 1968 plus they had a little girl called Rebecca. She co-starred with Oliver Reed in the creation of Oliver!

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Full Name Shani Wallis
Date Of Birth April 14, 1933
Place Of Birth London, England
Profession Movie Actress
Education Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Nationality American, British
Spouse Bernie Rich
Children Rebecca Rich
Parents James John Wallis, Ethel Caroline Wallis
Siblings Leon Roy
Nominations NME Award for British Female Singer
Movies The Pebble and the Penguin, The Great Mouse Detective, Mayday at 40,000 Feet!, Arnold, Terror in the Wax Museum, Oliver!, A King in New York, Ramsbottom Rides Again, Columbo: Strange Bedfellows
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1Gave birth to her only child at age 38, a daughter Rebecca Rich on November 25, 1971. Child's father is her husband, Bernard Rich.
2Designs Christmas ornaments for her friend, Connie Stevens.
3Sister of jazz drummer, Leon Roy.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Columbo1995TV SeriesGwen
The Pebble and the Penguin1995Narrator (voice)
Round Numbers1992Binky
Murder, She Wrote1989TV SeriesOlivia Waverly
The Great Mouse Detective1986Lady Mouse (voice)
Fantasy Island1981TV SeriesWife in Towel
Charlie's Angels1977TV SeriesEllen Jason
Mayday at 40,000 Feet!1976TV MovieTerry Dunlap
Police Story1975TV SeriesJanet Stiles
Arnold1973Lady Jocelyn Dwellyn
Gunsmoke1973TV SeriesStella
Terror in the Wax Museum1973Laurie Mell
Night Gallery1971TV SeriesMiss Danton (segment "The Doll")
The Harry Secombe Show1968TV Series
Oliver!1968Nancy
The Red Skelton Hour1965-1968TV SeriesGuest Vocalist
Once Upon a Mattress1964TV MovieLady Larken
Spectacular1960TV Series
A Santa for Christmas1957TV Movie
A King in New York1957Singer
Frankie Howerd1956TV Mini-SeriesVarious Characters (episode one)
The Extra Day1956Shirley
Ramsbottom Rides Again1956Joan Ramsbottom
Mojave Phone Booth2006Greta
The Young and the Restless2004TV SeriesFrances
One World2000TV SeriesMs. Cosgrove

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World1998Video performer: "What a Day in London"
Arnold1973performer: "Arnold"
Oliver!1968performer: "It's a Fine Life" 1960, "I'd Do Anything" 1960, "As Long as He Needs Me" 1960, "Oom-Pah Pah" 1960 - uncredited
The Red Skelton Hour1965TV Series performer - 1 episode
Once Upon a Mattress1964TV Movie performer: "NORMANDY"
Ramsbottom Rides Again1956performer: "This Is The Night"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Frankenpimp's Revenge: The Romeo and Juliet Massacrespecial thanks filming

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1960's2009Video documentaryHerself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing2009Video documentaryHerself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History2008Video documentaryHerself
I'd Do Anything2008TV SeriesHerself - on screen contributor (uncredited)
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Celebrate 'Oliver!'2005TV MovieHerself
The 100 Greatest Family Films2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
After They Were Famous2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The 100 Greatest Musicals2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1966-1972TV SeriesHerself - Vocalist / Herself - Co-Host / Herself
The Real Tom Kennedy Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Squares1969-1970TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Engelbert Humperdinck Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The 42nd Annual Academy Awards1970TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Score (Musical)
Della1970TV SeriesHerself
This Is Tom Jones1969-1970TV Series documentaryHerself
The Joey Bishop Show1968-1969TV SeriesHerself
The Joan Rivers Show1969TV SeriesHerself
The Liberace Show1969TV SeriesHerself
The Match Game1969TV SeriesHerself - Team Captain
The Jonathan Winters Show1969TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Operation: Entertainment1968TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Palace1964-1968TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The Ed Sullivan Show1968TV SeriesSinger
The Carol Burnett Show1968TV SeriesHerself
The Steve Allen Show1968TV SeriesHerself
International Cabaret1966-1967TV SeriesHerself
Spotlight1967TV SeriesHerself
The Ken Dodd Show1966TV SeriesHerself
Mickie Finn's1966TV SeriesHerself
The Bell Telephone Hour1964-1966TV SeriesHerself - Singer
That Regis Philbin Show1964TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-Host
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1964TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Garry Moore Show1963-1964TV SeriesHerself
Two of a Kind1963TV SeriesHerself
The Country and Western Show1963TV SeriesHerself - Guest Star
Thank Your Lucky Stars1961-1963TV SeriesHerself
The Andy Stewart Show1963TV SeriesHerself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHerself - Vocalist
Juke Box Jury1959-1962TV SeriesHerself - Panellist
Showtime1961TV SeriesHerself
Be My Guest1960TV SeriesHerself
Find the Singer1959TV SeriesHerself
Crackerjack!1958-1959TV SeriesHerself
Billy Cotton Band Show1958TV SeriesHerself
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium1956-1957TV SeriesHerself
The Lenny the Lion Show1957TV SeriesHerself
Film Fanfare1956TV SeriesHerself
The Tin Pan Alley Show1956TV SeriesHerself
Christmas Box1955TV MovieHerself
Hit Parade1955TV SeriesHerself
Off the Record1955TV SeriesHerself
Kaleidoscope1953TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Michael Grade's Stars of the Musical Theatre2014TV Movie documentary

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1970Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsFemale New FaceOliver! (1968)


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