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Pert Kelton (I) (1906–1968)


Vaudevillain, Broadway player and, for one decade from 1929, screen actress often in comedic roles. She also appeared in character parts in a handful of 60s films. She is memorable as the original - and the most believable - Alice Kramden, wife of Ralph Kramden (immortalized by Jackie Gleason), in TV's "The Honeymooners." Kelton's performances ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Music Man Mrs. Paroo
(1962)
Bed of Roses Minnie Brown
(1933)
Rhythm of the Saddle Aunt Hattie
(1938)
Bachelor Bait Allie Summers
(1934)

Filmography

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 1969 The Comic
Mama Bell
 1952-1968 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Alice Kramden (Honeymooners Sketch) / Mrs. Punck - scene from 'Spofford' / Alice Kramden
- Episode #21.20 (1968) ... Mrs. Punck - scene from 'Spofford'
- Episode #5.38 (1952) ... Alice Kramden
- Episode #5.35 (1952) ... Alice Kramden (Honeymooners Sketch)
- Episode #5.30 (1952) ... Alice Kramden (Honeymooners Sketch)
 1966 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series)
Mary Bloodgood
- The Canary Who Lost His Voice (1966) ... Mary Bloodgood
 1966 Occasional Wife (TV Series)
Mrs. Patterson
- Miss Greta Regrets (1966) ... Mrs. Patterson
 1966 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Iona Purcell
- Show Me the Way to Go Home (1966) ... Iona Purcell
 1965 Love & Kisses
Nanny
 1965 Kibbee Hates Fitch (TV Movie)
Marsha Fitch
 1964 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Thelma Wilson
- Stage Door Bub (1964) ... Thelma Wilson
 1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Mrs. Parkes
- Miniature (1963) ... Mrs. Parkes
 1962 The Music Man
Mrs. Paroo
 1961 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
Nelly O'Brien
- The Scrubwoman (1961) ... Nelly O'Brien
 1959 The Ballad of Louie the Louse (TV Movie)
Beggar Mary
 1959 Omnibus (TV Series) (segment)
- Malice in Wonderland (1959) ... (segment)
 1951-1952 Cavalcade of Stars (TV Series)
Alice Kramden
- Manager of the Baseball Team (1952) ... Alice Kramden
- Easter Hats (1952) ... Alice Kramden
- Surprise Party (1952) ... Alice Kramden
- Alice Finds a Dog (1952) ... Alice Kramden
- Alice's Sister Argues with Her Husband (1952) ... Alice Kramden
 1951 Beulah (TV Series)
Clara Dunston
- Bill, the Babysitter (1951) ... Clara Dunston
 1939 Whispering Enemies
Virginia Daniels
 1938 Rhythm of the Saddle
Aunt Hattie
 1938 Slander House
Mazie Mason
 1938 You Can't Take It with You
Inmate (uncredited)
 1937 Meet the Boy Friend
Beulah Potts
 1937 The Hit Parade
Eadie White
 1937 Women of Glamor
Nan LaRoque
 1936 Pan Handlers (Short)
Pert
 1936 Laughing at Trouble
Ella McShane
 1936 Cain and Mabel
Toddy
 1936 Sitting on the Moon
Mattie
 1936 Kelly the Second
Gloria
 1935 Annie Oakley
Vera Delmar
 1935 Mary Burns, Fugitive
Goldie Gordon
 1935 A Night at the Biltmore Bowl (Short)
Pert Kelton
 1935 Hooray for Love
Trixie Chummy
 1934 Lightning Strikes Twice
Fay, the Fan Dancer
 1934 Pursued
Gilda (uncredited)
 1934 Bachelor Bait
Allie Summers
 1934 Sing and Like It
Ruby
 1934 The Meanest Gal in Town
Lulu White
 1933 The Bowery
Trixie Odbray
 1933 Bed of Roses
Minnie Brown
 1931 The Albany Branch (Short)
Pert Kelsey
 1931 One Punch O'Toole (Short)
 1931 Ex-Bartender (Short)
 1931 Next Door Neighbors (Short)
Mrs. Green
 1930 Their Wives' Vacation (Short)
 1930 Fashion's Mirror (Short)
Singing Mannequin (uncredited)
 1930 Hot Curves
Cookie
 1929 Sally
Rosie
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: The Dubarry. Musical/operetta. Lyrics by Rowland Leigh. Music by Carl Millocker. Music arranged by Theo Mackaben. Libretto adapted by Rowland Leigh and Desmond Carter. From the German libretto of Paul Knepler and J.M. Willeminsky. Based on "Grafin Dubarry" by F. Zell and Richard Genee. Musical Director: Gustave Salzer. Scenic ... See more »

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1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Trivia:

Although some think that she was nominated for a Tony Award for "The Music Man" on Broadway, she was not. She was, however, actually nominated for two Tonys: in 1960, as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for "Greenwillow" and, in 1968, as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for "Spofford." The confusion about "The Music Man" may stem from the "Greenwillow" nomination. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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