Allyn Ann McLerie

Allyn Ann McLerie

  • Born on
    • December 1st, 1926
  • Died on
    • May 21st, 2018
Allyn Ann McLerie (December 1, 1926 - May 21, 2018) was a Canadian-born, Brooklyn-reared actress, singer, and dancer who worked with many Golden Age musical theatre's major choreographers, including George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, and Jerome Robbins. McLerie made her Broadway debut as a teenager in Kurt Weill's One Touch of Venus.  She went on to replace Sono Osato as Ivy in On the Town, then created the role of Amy Spettigue in the 1948 Broadway production of Where's Charley? (Theatre World Award).  Her other Broadway credits include Miss Liberty,  the drama Time Limit, Redhead (understudying Gwen Verdon), and West Side Story. McLerie also danced as a guest soloist with American Ballet Theatre during its 1950-51 European and South American tour. McLerie's best-known film appearances are as Amy in Where's Charley? (1952),  Katie Brown in Calamity Jane (1953), Shirley in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) and as The Crazy Woman in Jeremiah Johnson (1972). Other film work includes Words and Music (1948) and The Desert Song (1952).  She enjoyed a long career as a character actress on television, making frequent guest appearances on shows such as Bonanza, The Waltons, The Love Boat, Barney Miller, Benson, Hart to Hart, St. Elsewhere, and Dynasty, among many others. She played Miss Janet Reubner, Tony Randall's assistant, on The Tony Randall Show from 1976-1978.  McLerie played the recurring role of Arthur Carlson's wife, Carmen on WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–82). She may be best-remembered as Florence Bickford, the title character's mother on The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd from 1987-1991. Her last role was on an episode of Brooklyn Bridge in 1993. Description above from the Wikipedia article Allyn Ann McLerie, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Acting (15 Credits)

1976All the President's Men as Carolyn Abbott
1974Born Innocent as Emma Lasko
1973Cinderella Liberty as Miss Watkins
1973The Way We Were as Rhea Edwards
1972Jeremiah Johnson as Crazy Woman
1972The Cowboys as Ellen Price
1972The Magnificent Seven Ride! as Mrs. Donavan
1970Monte Walsh as Mary Eagle
1969They Shoot Horses, Don't They? as Shirl
1969The Reivers as Alison
196240 Pounds of Trouble as Blanchard's Secretary
1955Battle Cry as Ruby - Waitress in Diner
1954Phantom of the Rue Morgue as Yvonne (as Allyn McLerie)
1953Calamity Jane as Katie Brown
1948Words and Music as Singer in Garrick Gaeities

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