Millicent Martin
English actress
Millicent Martin
Millicent Mary Lillian Martin is an English actress, singer and comedienne. She is best known as the resident singer of topical songs on the weekly BBC Television satire show That Was The Week That Was (1962–63).
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Taking The Good, Taking The Bad: Charlotte Rae Shares The Facts of Her Life in New Book
Huffington Post - 5 months
You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who grew up in the 1980's who can't sing the famous theme song to TV's The Facts of Life. Of course, it wasn't just the show's catchy opening tune that won the affections of the American public for over ten years. Television audiences fell in love with the sitcom's four girls: Blair, Jo, Natalie, and Tootie. At the heart of the show was Charlotte Rae's iconic Edna Garrett, who ruled over the all-girls Eastland School (and beyond...) with a mix of common-sense advice and quick wit. The Facts of Life was not a hit when it initially debuted in 1979, but the Season Two premiere of the retooled series saw an immediate boom in ratings. By its third season, The Facts of Life had become the number one comedy and the number two overall program for NBC. For the first time, it even beat out its predecessor Diff'rent Strokes, the show that first introduced us to Mrs. Garrett. Facts went on to become one of the longest-running sitcoms of the 1980's, and R ...
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Letters, Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 - Sunderland Echo
Google News - over 5 years
I remember Millicent Martin singing a marvellous song about the assassination which had been hurriedly written for her minutes before the programme started. I REFER to Leslie Scott's letter (Echo, July 7) in which he criticises my earlier letter on an
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2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - Signal
Google News - over 5 years
Actress Millicent Martin is 77. Actor James Darren is 75. Author Sara Paretsky is 64. Actress Sonia Braga is 61. Actress Kathy Baker is 61. Country musician Tony Rice is 60. Actor Griffin Dunne is 56. “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams is 54
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'Chuck' - Versus Agent X - Airlock Alpha
Google News - almost 6 years
The comedy skills of the regular cast and guest stars Ray Wise and Millicent Martin. The revelations and the big surprise are exactly as you would hope they'd be. There is no more beating around the bush. It's all out in the open for the Bartowski's
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Theater review: 'Side by Side by Sondheim' at Signature Theatre - Washington Post
Google News - almost 6 years
Sondheim songs famous and obscure are equitably distributed among Anderson, Edelen and Scott, who assume the parts in the show originated by Julia McKenzie, David Kernan and Millicent Martin. “Side by Side” is the Sondheim ur-revue, parent to the
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Chuck season 4 episode 22 review: Chuck Versus Agent X - Den Of Geek
Google News - almost 6 years
They arrive at a house in England (yer, right) and meet a truculent old lady played scintillatingly by the legendary Millicent Martin. She turns out to be Hartley's mum, an octogenarian who packs a heavy machine gun under her coffee table
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'Chuck': Say hello to Agent X - Zap2it.com (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
And the stuff in England, featuring a tremendous guest turn by British actress Millicent Martin, was that great "Chuck" mix of comedy and action -- to say nothing of its leading to the revelation that Agent X and Alexei Volkoff are one and the same
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Taking care of business - Palladium-Item
Google News - almost 6 years
Palladium-Item file photo by Millicent Martin Sandra Ward-Angell buys lemonade from Mikayla Kirk and Cheyenne Henley. / Palladium-Item photo by Millicent Martin The idea of kids building a lemonade stand into a business empire has been the subject of a
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The 'Irish insight' proves a royal pain - Irish Independent
Google News - almost 6 years
... though he later worked with Paul McCartney, with whom he remains close, as was evident in this affectionate and absorbing film, which also featured fine contributions from Ringo Starr, Millicent Martin, Michael Palin and Jeff Beck
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Ned Sherrin, Creator of Mock News 'Week,' Dies at 76
NYTimes - over 9 years
Ned Sherrin, a producer who defied staid British standards with barbed, up-to-the-minute mockery of the powerful, pompous and preposterous in his groundbreaking '60s TV show ''That Was The Week That Was,'' died in London on Oct. 1. He was 76. Because of his ubiquity as a director, author, dramatist and radio personality -- or ''shower-off'' in his
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Footlights
NYTimes - over 14 years
Going Up The Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation will break ground tomorrow for the company's new home, at 55th Street and Ninth Avenue. The $54 million, eight-floor, 77,000-square-foot structure, to be known as the Joan Weill Center for Dance in honor of a principal benefactor, is to house 12 dance studios, a 5,000-square-foot theater seating 295, a
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THEATER; A Season Short on Sparkle
NYTimes - over 18 years
RELAX. An overview of the summer theater season, several weeks underway, hardly appears to be one of anticipated pleasures and somehow it's hard to fret over missed opportunities. The summer's sole Shakespeare, ''The Taming of the Shrew,'' outdoors in Pinkney Park in Rowayton, is past. Stratford's re-opening is still in the talking stage -- is
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Footlights
NYTimes - almost 19 years
NEWS Vanished Valuables Antiquities valued at more than $200 million have been stolen from Nigerian museums in the last five years, Nigeria's news agency reports. Yaro Gella, the director general of museums and monuments, says the sum represents the value of 95 works stolen in break-ins at six museums. ''This does not include objects that were
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Changes on the Marquee: Will a Theater's New Leader Usher In a New Era?
NYTimes - about 19 years
When rehearsals of ''After-Play'' began at Manhattan Theater Club in 1994, Anne Meara, a veteran funny lady in sketches and commercials but a rookie playwright, suddenly realized she knew everything about jokes but nothing about humor. In walked David Saint, the play's director. ''He taught me that comedy in theater is about a sense of proportion;
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Dramas Off Stage and On, Gala Evenings
NYTimes - over 19 years
NO summer announcements rival the momentous changes forecast by the season just ended, or the anticipation of the one yet to begin in which new artistic directors will take charge of two of Connecticut's high-profile theaters. At the Long Wharf in New Haven, the new artistic head, Douglas Hughes, has arrived; his predecessor was Arvin Brown, who
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The Good, and the Not So Good
NYTimes - about 20 years
AFTER the customary year-end gathering of remembrances -- some memorably good, others unforgettably bad -- what? The abiding thrill of a New Year's anticipation, of course. The past year of professional theater in Connecticut brought forth a conclusive ambivalence. No theater reached Hartford Stage's consistent highs of the previous year. Not even
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - over 20 years
LOVE - hedonistic, obsessive, hopeless and highly romantic - courses through four exceptional films on this week's schedule. For hedonism, look no farther than ALFIE, with Michael Caine (right, with Millicent Martin) delivering a memorable performance as a Cockney Casanova. Lewis Gilbert's incisive 1966 comedy-drama about the egotistical British
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THEATER;Sampling the Season Around the State
NYTimes - over 20 years
TO summer trifles of no surprise, the theater season is adding heady fare and superstar wattage. At the Westport Country Playhouse, three premieres are the flip side of staples like "Brigadoon." A. R. Gurney's latest crowd pleaser, "Sylvia" (the title character is a dog), appears in different productions in Westport and in Simsbury. A new
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THEATER;Phoenix Has Answers For Broadway's Woes
NYTimes - over 20 years
AMID the glitter of tonight's Tonys, which celebrate 50 years of awards for achievement on Broadway, an accumulation of statistics interlock golden memories with jolting reality. The fact that Julie Harris possesses more of Broadway's Oscar equivalents (five) than any other actress and holds the record for nominations as well (nine) evokes a
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Millicent Martin
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 76
    In 2011 she guest-starred opposite her former Frasier daughter, Jane Leeves, in the TV Land series Hot in Cleveland.
    More Details Hide Details She has also had an appearance in the fourth season of Chuck as the mother of Hartley Winterbottom, who was given the first Intersect prototype and became Alexei Volkoff; she also guest-starred on an episode of the fourth season of Castle as a theatre critic who wrote a harsh review of a performance given by Castle's mother.
  • 2008
    Age 73
    In 2008, she appeared at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park with Topol, Linda Thorson and Lisa O'Hare in the Lerner & Lowe musical, Gigi.
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  • 2005
    Age 70
    In 2005 she had a small part in the film, Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont which starred Joan Plowright.
    More Details Hide Details Her later television roles include Gertrude Moon, Daphne Moon's Mancunian mother, in the American sit-com Frasier. She has worked for the Disney Channel, starring in the shows The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Jonas, and in the movie Return to Halloweentown. Other performances include guest roles in The Drew Carey Show, Will & Grace, and Days of Our Lives. She also had a small role on an episode of Gilmore Girls, and a key role in an episode of "Modern Family".
  • FIFTIES
  • 1992
    Age 57
    Martin appeared as Gladys Moon in 13 episodes of Moon and Son, a 1992 BBC detective series created by Robert Banks Stewart, and co-starring John Michie.
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  • 1988
    Age 53
    In 1988 Martin joined the London production of the Sondheim musical Follies starring with Eartha Kitt.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1977
    Age 42
    In 1977 on Jubilee Day, she appeared in a gala edition of BBC TV's The Good Old Days to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee in a double act with Julia Mackenzie.
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  • 1975
    Age 40
    In London's West End, she starred opposite Jim Dale in The Card in 1975.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1969
    Age 34
    In 1969, Sir Lew Grade wanted to make a comedy film series that would appeal to audiences on both sides of the Atlantic starring Martin.
    More Details Hide Details He sent six comedy sketches of Martin to producer Sheldon Leonard and he came up with the premise of From a Bird's Eye View. The series was not a success and was cancelled after 16 episodes had been filmed.
  • 1966
    Age 31
    She also appeared in the 1966 film Alfie starring Michael Caine.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1964
    Age 29
    Martin had her own BBC television series between 1964 and 1966, titled Mainly Millicent for the first two series, and shortened to Millicent for the third and final series.
    More Details Hide Details In one episode, Martin and guest-star Roger Moore performed a comedy skit in which Moore played secret agent James Bond some years before he was cast in the role. In the mid-1960s she guested, alongside Pete Murray and Kenneth Williams, in an episode of Juke Box Jury.
  • 1963
    Age 28
    One of the songs she sang on the show, the John F. Kennedy tribute "In the Summer of His Years", was released as a single and 'bubbled under' the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No 104 in 1963 (but was outcharted by a cover version by Connie Francis, which reached No 46).
    More Details Hide Details She has also released recordings in Swedish, such as the 7" single "Om du nånsin skulle ändra dej".
  • 1959
    Age 24
    In London she starred in The Crooked Mile in 1959.
    More Details Hide Details During the early 1960s, Martin became known to British television audiences as the resident singer of topical songs on the original British version of the weekly satire show That Was The Week That Was (1962–63).
  • 1958
    Age 23
    Martin was married to the pop singer Ronnie Carroll from 1958 until 1965, and subsequently to actor Norman Eshley, but both marriages ended in divorce.
    More Details Hide Details She has been married to American Marc Alexander since 1978 and is now a permanent resident of the United States.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1954
    Age 19
    Martin was born in Romford, Essex. She made her Broadway debut opposite Julie Andrews in The Boy Friend in 1954.
    More Details Hide Details Her additional New York theatre credits include 42nd Street, Side by Side by Sondheim, and King of Hearts (she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for the latter two). Millicent Martin starred with Paul Scofield and James Kenney in Expresso Bongo at the Saville Theatre.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1934
    Born
    Born on June 8, 1934.
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