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  • (1972) Novel: "Center Door Fancy".
  • (1959) Unsold pilot: Starred in a sitcom pilot called "The Jacksons".
  • (1965) Unsold pilot: Co-starred in a comedy pilot for ABC called "Ace of the Mounties" where she played the girlfriend of a bumbling member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police whose dog always got its man.
  • (1967) Unsold pilot: Starred in a sitcom pilot for ABC called "Mrs. Thursday," where she played a maid who inherits a small fortune as well as a business that she has no idea how to run.
  • (1927) Stage: Appeared in "The Trial of Mary Dugan" on Broadway. Written by Bayard Veiller. National Theatre: 19 Sept 1927-Oct 1927 (437 performances). (Replacement actor). Cast included: Robert Cummings, Arthur Hohl, Oscar Polk.
  • (1929) Stage: Appeared in "Maggie the Magnificient" on Broadway. Written by George Kelly. Cort Theatre: 21 Oct 1929-Nov 1929 (closing date unknown/32 performances). Cast included: James Cagney. Produced by Laurence Rivers, Inc.
  • (1929) Stage: Appeared (as "Myrtle") in "Penny Arcade" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Marie Baumer. Directed by William Keighley. Fulton Theatre: 10 Mar 1930-Mar 1930 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: Eleanor Andrus (as "Anna"), Harry Balcom (as "Johnston"), George Barbier (as "Sikes"), Don Beddoe (as "George"), Valerie Bergere (as "Mrs. Delano"), James Cagney, John J. Cameron (as "Jim"), Jules Cern (as "Fred"), Eric Dressler (as "Angel"), Lucile Gillespie (as "Rose"), Harry Gresham (as "Dick"), Paul Guilfoyle (as "Joe Delano"), Marshall Hale (as "Bob"), Desiree Harris (as "Mabel"), Annie Laurie (as "Jaques Vivian"), Lenita Lane (as "Jenny Delano"), Martin Malloy (as "Nolan"), Millard Mitchell [credited as Millard F. Mitchell] (as "Happy"), Edmund Norris (as "Mr. James"), Ackland Powell (as "Bum Rogers"), Ben Probst (as "Dugan"), Frank Rowan (as "Mitch McKane"), William Whitehead (as "Jack"). Produced by William Keighley and W.P. Tanner. NOTE: Perhaps the most significant Broadway flop in relation to Hollywood history. Al Jolson would buy the rights to the play cheaply and sell them to Warner Brothers with the proviso that Cagney and Blondell be cast in the Warner Bros. film version, Sinners' Holiday (1930). It is unknown why Jolson, never known as a benefactor to anyone, chose to include this requirement and, oddly, he and Cagney would never meet. Keighley would also follow to Hollywood and find long-time employment at Warner Brothers, directing Cagney in five films there from 1935- 41.
  • (1943) Stage: Appeared (as "Honey Bee Carroll") in "The Naked Genius" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Gypsy Rose Lee. Scenic Design by Frederick Fox. Costume Design by Billy Livingston. Directed by George S. Kaufman. Plymouth Theatre: 21 Oct 1943-20 Nov 1943 (36 performances). Cast: Frieda Altman (as "Mrs. Davis"), Mary Ashworth (as "Gladys"), Bertha Belmore (as "Lollie Adams"), Kay Buckley (as "Shop Girl"), Lewis Charles (as "Sam Hinkle"), George Cotton (as "A Moving Man"), Tom Daly (as "A Man"), Marie Louise Dana (as "Mrs. Goodwin"), Robert Downing (as "State Trooper"), Ralph Glover (as "A Man"), Judson Langill (as "Mr. Goodwin"), Ralph Lewis (as "A.P. Man"), Bernice Maison (as "Sally Martin"), Gil Maison (as "Teddy Martin"), Anton McQuade (as "Drunk"), Doro Merande (as "Myrtle McGuire"), Millard Mitchell (as "Stuart Tracy"), James Moore (as "First Judge"), Pauline Myers (as "Angela"), Edmonia Nolley (as "Miss Holmes"), Rex O'Malley (as "Fred-Eric"), Phyllis Povah (as "Pansy"), Eleanore Prentiss (as "Shop Girl"), Donald Randolph (as "Charles Goodwin"), Rosemary Rice (as "Emily"; Broadway debut), Emily Ross (as "Mrs. Thompson"), Marcel Rousseau (as "Alonzo"; final Broadway role), Byron Russell (as "Williams"), Georgia Sothern (as "Alibassi"), John Souther (as "Judge Taylor"), Karen Stevens (as "Shop Girl"), William Torpey (as "Second Judge"). Produced by Mike Todd.
  • (1957) Stage: Appeared (as "Mrs. Farrow") in "The Rope Dancers" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Morton Wishengrad. Directed by Peter Hall. Cort Theatre: 20 Nov 1957-3 May 1958 (189 performances). Cast: Art Carney, Siobhan McKenna, Theodore Bikel, Joe Boland, William Edmons', Joseph Julian, Beverly Lunsford, Barbara Myers. Produced by the Playwrights Company.
  • (7/52) Stage: Appears in "Call Me Madam", Dallas, TX.
  • (1955) Stage: Appeared in Anita Loos' play, "Happy Birthday," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, with Stephen Elliott in the cast. Frank Carrington and Agnes Morgan were directors.
  • (9/51) Stage: Appeared in William Inge's play, "Come Back, Little Sheba," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, ME.
  • (1/2/39) Radio: Appeared (as "Mona Carter") in a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of "The Perfect Specimen".
  • (Summer 1949) She acted in Anita Loos' play, "Happy Birthday," in a Kenley Players production in Lakewood Park Theatre in Barnesville, Pennsylvania. John Kenley was artistic director.
  • (Summer 1952) She acted in William Inge's play, "Come Back, Little Sheba," in a Kenley Players production in York, Pennsylvania. John Kenley was artistic director.

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