Dorothy Provine
American singer, dancer, actress and comedienne
Dorothy Provine
Dorothy Michelle Provine was an American singer, dancer, actress, and comedienne.
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The long road to chart dominance: Female stars battle to the top after 55 years -
Google News - over 5 years
Although still rare, more albums by female solo artists started to chart over the next couple of years, with Peggy Lee, Shirley Bassey, Eartha Kitt, Dorothy Provine and Judy Garland all making their presence felt. No woman could improve on the modest
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Mad men and women-themed movies on TCM, new 'Friday Night Lights' on tap tonight - New Philadelphia Times Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
“Good Neighbor Sam,” a film dating to 1964, follows at 10 pm Jack Lemmon stars as Sam Bissell, an advertising executive who loves his wife, Min (Dorothy Provine), and his family as much as he loves peace and quiet. When Janet Lagerlof (Romy Schneider),
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Dorothy Provine, 75, Film and TV Actress
NYTimes - almost 7 years
Dorothy Provine, the leggy, blond actress perhaps best known for her quirky role in the Stanley Kramer movie ''It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World'' and as the flouncy nightclub singer on the 1960s television series ''The Roaring '20s,'' died on Sunday in Bremerton, Wash. She was 75 and lived on Bainbridge Island, Wash. The cause was emphysema, her
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DVDS; Everyman, Tempted
NYTimes - over 7 years
IN a career that spanned almost 50 years Jack Lemmon was seldom a soothing presence. Sweaty, stammering and hyperactive, Lemmon seemed to embody the countertype of the monumental, granite-jawed leading men of the 1950s -- stars like John Wayne, Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck. Where Peck, for example, seemed to embody the World War II squadron
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Whoa, Trigger! Auteur Alert!
NYTimes - over 16 years
THE six-by-eight-foot flickering rectangle of light turns the white wall to amber above Quentin Tarantino's fireplace. Not far away, back through a Spanish archway, a 16-millimeter projector rattles with a persistent click that never quite disappears beneath the bleating of the soundtrack, like static on a short-wave radio. ''I love this scene,''
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NYTimes - over 19 years
Generally fast, funny, festive and bright, THE GREAT RACE (1965) is a long, bulging movie comic-strip, culled from the good old days of sneering culprits, daredevil heroes, brave beauties and flying custard pies. A scrambly, international marathon of early-1900 autos, it carries the likes of Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood and Dorothy Provine, under
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George Burns, Straight Man And Ageless Wit, Dies at 100
NYTimes - almost 21 years
George Burns, the cigar-puffing comedian who was the best comic "straight man" of his time in a partnership with the brilliantly scatterbrained Gracie Allen, and who began a solo career when he was nearly 80, died yesterday. He was 100 years old and his career in show business lasted 93 years. He died at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif., said his
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NYTimes - almost 32 years
Good Neighbor Sam Starring Jack Lemmon, Romy Schneider, Dorothy Provine, Edward G. Robinson; directed by David Swift, 1964 RCA Columbia Home Video 130 minutes. $59.95 Just one well-meaning lie leads to a host of comic complications in this amiable farce derived from a novel by Jack Finney, the author of ''Invasion of the Body Snatchers'' and ''Time
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dorothy Provine
  • 2010
    Age 75
    Provine died of emphysema on April 25, 2010 in Bremerton, Washington.
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  • 1968
    Age 33
    In 1968, Provine married the film and television director Robert Day and retired from acting, apart from occasional guest roles on television.
    More Details Hide Details The couple moved to Bainbridge Island, Washington, about 1990, where they resided with their son. Provine was somewhat reclusive in retirement and indulged her love of reading and movies and occasionally drove around the island with her husband.
  • 1965
    Age 30
    In September 1965, Provine starred in the two-part episode "Alexander the Greater" that opened the second season of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. TV series, alongside Rip Torn and David Opatoshu, later repackaged as theatrical feature One Spy Too Many (1966).
    More Details Hide Details Her films included Stanley Kramer's It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Good Neighbor Sam (1964), The Great Race (1965), That Darn Cat! (1965), Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (1966), Who's Minding the Mint? (1967), and Never a Dull Moment (1968).
  • 1959
    Age 24
    In 1959, Provine appeared as Ann Donnelly in the episode "The Confession" of another ABC/WB western series, Colt .45, starring Wayde Preston.
    More Details Hide Details Charles Aidman was cast in this episode as Arthur Sibley; Don C. Harvey as Sheriff Clinter. About this time she was also cast in an episode of the ABC sitcom The Real McCoys starring Walter Brennan. Another 1959 appearance was as "Chalmers" in the episode "Blood Money" of the CBS western The Texan starring Rory Calhoun as Bill Longley and Ralph Meeker in the guest cast as Sam Kerrigan. She also guest starred in the syndicated western series Man Without a Gun starring Rex Reason. Provine had a starring role in two ABC/WB series: The Alaskans (1959 - 1960), in the role of Rocky Shaw and with Roger Moore, and The Roaring 20s (1960 - 1962), in which she played the beautiful singer Pinky Pinkham. A profile in Time stated that "It is Dorothy’s oooohing and shimmying that have kept the series afloat." Rex Reason, from Man Without a Gun, co-starred with her in The Roaring 20s, along with Donald May, John Dehner, Mike Road, and Gary Vinson. Provine recorded an album of songs from the show, and had two hit singles in the UK Singles Chart - "Don't Bring Lulu" (#17 in 1961) and "Crazy Words, Crazy Tune" (#45 in 1962).
    On January 3, 1959, Provine appeared as Laura Winfield in the episode "The Bitter Lesson" of the NBC western series Cimarron City.
    More Details Hide Details Laura Winfield is a newly arrived schoolteacher with false credentials who is plotting with a male companion to rob a stage shipment of gold, but not before Deputy Sheriff Lane Temple (series star John Smith) falls in love with her. Dan Blocker and Gregg Palmer also appear in this episode as interested suitors of the new teacher. A few weeks thereafter, she was cast in a supporting role in the episode "The Giant Killer" of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series Sugarfoot, with Will Hutchins in the title role.
    In 1959, she was in the cast of The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock, which was Lou Costello's last screen appearance.
    More Details Hide Details In that same year she again appeared in Wagon Train in the episode "Matthew Lowry Story", this time having a part that ran the full episode.
  • 1958
    Age 23
    In Hollywood, she starred in the 1958 film The Bonnie Parker Story.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, she performed in a credited walk-on part in the NBC western television series Wagon Train, in the episode "The Marie Dupree Story."
  • 1935
    Age 0
    Born in 1935.
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