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Nora Denney

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nora Denney (September 3, 1927 – November 20, 2005), also known and credited as Dodo Denney, was an American stage, television, and film actress. Her show business career began in Kansas City when she was hired by the local television station Channel 5 (KCMO TV) to play Marilyn the Witch, an onscreen host for horror movies. She performed in many television series, including Green Acres, Petticoat Junction, Hart to Hart, Get Smart, Room 222 and That Girl, and her film credits included Who's Minding the Mint? (1967), I Walk the Line (1970), Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate (1971), I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now? (1975), American Hot Wax (1978) and Truman (1995). She made her final film appearance in 1999, in Ang Lee's Ride with the Devil. Perhaps her most notable film role was as Mrs. Teevee in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), starring Gene Wilder and Jack Albertson. She was initially the producers' second choice behind Jean Stapleton who performed in the television pilot for All in the Family instead.(Stapleton's portrayal of Edith Bunker in the long-running TV series became her signature role). Denney also appeared in Splash (1984) as the Bloomingdales shop lady who assists Daryl Hannah's mermaid character in buying new clothes.

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Sep 3, 1927 In Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Trouble With Women 1959-01-01
Latest Project:
Series Hart to Hart 1979-09-22
Known For
Poster of McCloud
Poster of The Second Hundred Years
Poster of He & She
Poster of Bewitched
Series Hart to Hart Unknown 1979-09-22
Series Eight Is Enough Unknown 1977-03-15
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Series ABC Afterschool Special Unknown 1972-10-04
Series The Sandy Duncan Show Unknown 1972-09-17
Movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Mrs. Teevee 1971-06-29
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-02-17
Movie I Walk the Line Darlene Hunnicutt 1970-11-18
Series He & She Unknown 1967-09-06
Series The Second Hundred Years Unknown 1967-09-06
Series That Girl Unknown 1966-09-08
Series Green Acres Unknown 1965-09-15
Series Get Smart Unknown 1965-09-18
Series Bewitched Unknown 1964-09-17
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Movie The Trouble With Women Myrtle Malloy 1959-01-01