Polly Holliday
Actress
Polly Holliday
Polly Dean Holliday is an American actress. She has appeared on stage, television and in film. She is best known for her portrayal of sassy waitress "Flo" on the hit 1970s sitcom Alice, and her starring role in its short-lived spinoff, Flo. Flo's signature line was "Kiss my grits!"
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Join Us for the Pedalpalooza Opening Ride and Party... TOMORROW!
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
OH, WHAT A JOLLY HOLIDAY IT IS when Pedalpalooza comes whipping around the bend each June. I love this three-week fest so much, I would same-sex marry it. And now, you can join in on the fun, too—because tomorrow June 7 is the official Mercury/Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride and Party! We're all gonna meet up at 6 pm at the South Park Blocks at PSU (SW Park & Montgomery) and take a leisurely five-mile ride to bike shop Velo Cult (1969 NE 42nd), where the fun is really gonna start poppin'! We'll have beer, food, bouncy sex-time music from the awesome The Suicide Notes, and laughs! TONS OF LAUGHS! So be sure to join us because this year's Pedalpalooza is gonna be the BEST... EVER... YET! [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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Jersey Shore Recap: Isn't It Romantical? - New York Magazine (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Who knew that Alice star Polly Holliday opened up a dreadful nightclub in Florence?? Well, kiss my grits (and my taint)! The gang is having a great time at Flo. They've got it popping, and Mike seems to be laying the foundation for a disturbing
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Tom Aldredge (1928-2011); Consummate Supporting Actor - Village Voice (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... He played spouse to Elizabeth Wilson in Sticks and Bones (1971); Frances Sternhagen in On Golden Pond (1979); Elizabeth Taylor, no less, in that Little Foxes; Polly Holliday in the Lincoln Center revival of Laurents's Time of the Cuckoo (2000)
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In 1881, President Garfield shot by Charles Guiteau - Bend Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
Actress Polly Holliday is 74. Writer-director-comedian Larry David is 64. Rock musician Roy Bittan (Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band) is 62. Actress-model Jerry Hall is 55. Actor Jimmy McNichol is 50. Country singer Guy Penrod is 48
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Oscar Winner Melissa Leo and Hayden Panettiere Eye Broadway Revival of Picnic - Broadway.com
Google News - over 5 years
... 1953, and ran for 477 performances. The original production starred Peggy Conklin as Flo and featured Paul Newman in his Broadway debut as Alan. A 1994 revival starred Ashley Judd, Tate Donovan, Kyle Chandler, Debra Monk and Polly Holliday
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What's On Today
NYTimes - almost 8 years
9 P.M. (Science) SCIENCE OF THE MOVIES Nar Williams, the self-described geek in chief of AchieveNerdvana.com, analyzes famous film scenes to reveal the science behind the silver screen. In this premiere episode Mr. Williams, above, interviews John Dykstra, the Academy Award-winning special-effects pioneer for ''Star Wars'' and ''Spider-Man 2'' who
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TELEVISION REVIEW; Stuck in the Woods on the Way to Divorce
NYTimes - about 13 years
The song could belong to Shawn Colvin, Beth Orton, Carly Simon. It is sweet and whiny. Plaintive (for what other word exactly applies?), the Lilith Fair-like lament comes about two-thirds of the way through ''It Must Be Love,'' a movie having its premiere tonight on CBS. Possibly the gloriously slurred and sad-smiling drawl of Mary Steenburgen, who
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WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS; Taylor Holliday, Craig Havighurst
NYTimes - over 13 years
Poleda Taylor Holliday and Craig Perryman Havighurst were married yesterday by the Rev. William T. Friskics-Warren, a Disciples of Christ minister, at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. Ms. Holliday, 39, is known as Taylor. She will keep her surname. She is a freelance arts writer in Nashville. Until January, Ms. Holliday was the
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BOLDFACE NAMES; But Harvey! What Would Mr. Turnblad Say?
NYTimes - almost 14 years
DICK LATESSA, the Broadway actor who's been around for more than 40 years, was upstairs at Sardi's the other day, in happy tears. Earlier this month he received his first Tony nomination for his role as Wilbur Turnblad in ''Hairspray.'' On Thursday afternoon, among a theatrical crowd, Mr. Latessa's caricature was unveiled at Sardi's. Mr. Latessa,
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THEATER GUIDE
NYTimes - over 14 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy Broadway and Off Broadway shows this weekend. Approximate running times are in parentheses. * denotes a highly recommended show.+ means discounted tickets were at the Theater Development Fund's TKTS booth for performances last Friday and Saturday nights. Broadway + ''FORTUNE'S FOOL.''
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THEATER GUIDE
NYTimes - almost 15 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy Broadway and Off Broadway shows this weekend. Approximate running times are in parentheses. * denotes a highly recommended show. + means discounted tickets were at the Theater Development Fund's TKTS booth for performances last Friday and Saturday nights. ++ means discounted tickets
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THEATER REVIEW; Bewildered Ringmaster In a Celebrity Circus
NYTimes - almost 15 years
Many words to live by are summoned in the frantic course of ''A Few Stout Individuals,'' the vivacious, overstuffed new play by John Guare. There are trusty old proverbs, gems of Zen and Emersonian epigrams. But one popular phrase sums up the aspirations that abound in this galloping theatrical history lesson: Think big. Or as one character puts
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THEATER GUIDE
NYTimes - over 15 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy Broadway and Off Broadway shows this weekend. Approximate running times are in parentheses. * denotes a highly recommended show. + means discounted tickets were at the Theater Development Fund's TKTS booth for performances last Friday and Saturday nights. ++ means tickets were at the
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THEATER GUIDE
NYTimes - over 15 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy Broadway and Off Broadway shows this weekend. Approximate running times are in parentheses. * denotes a highly recommended show. + means discounted tickets were at the Theater Development Fund's TKTS booth for performances last Friday and Saturday nights. ++ means tickets were at the
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THEATER GUIDE
NYTimes - over 15 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy Broadway and Off Broadway shows this weekend. Approximate running times are in parentheses. * denotes a highly recommended show. + means discounted tickets were available at the Theater Development Fund's TKTS booth for performances last Friday and Saturday nights. Broadway * ''ANNIE
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THEATER REVIEW; Sorry, Pilgrims, No Absolution
NYTimes - over 15 years
Portraying a pair of guilt-crippled American tourists in John Guare's ''Chaucer in Rome,'' Polly Holliday and Dick Latessa give off the harsh clarity of certain black-and-white photographs. Think of Walker Evans's stark Depression-era portraits filtered through Diane Arbus's eye for the inner freak in everyone. What surrounds these sharp
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THEATER REVIEW; In Need of a Latin Lover (and the Betty Ford Clinic)
NYTimes - about 17 years
As Leona Samish, the unhappily single heroine of Arthur Laurents's ''Time of the Cuckoo,'' Debra Monk throws out her smile as if it were a baited fishhook. Shiny and sharp, it seems to precede her onto the stage, an invitation cast with energy but only slim expectations of getting a nibble. There's a hardness in that smile, a desperation, that
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THEATER REVIEW; Alienation on an Iceberg Where Anger Is Warmth
NYTimes - over 18 years
''Marco Polo Sings a Solo'' begins with an astronaut adrift among the stars, which is as apt a metaphor as any for this hyperbolic satire from the pen of John Guare. Like a space capsule on the fritz, the play gets stuck in perpetual orbit, floating somewhere out there, high above our heads. Mr. Guare prefigured the millennium craze when he wrote
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THEATER; Signs of a Tradition Not Gone After All
NYTimes - over 18 years
EXPECT the expected: Touring retreads with B-list stars (''Sunset Boulevard'' with Petula Clark and ''Victor/ Victoria'' with Toni Tennille), tryouts of the tried and true (''You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown,'' believe it, in a 50th anniversary revival) and good old Broadway replications (''Beauty and the Beast'' and ''Phantom of the Opera'') will
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Polly Holliday
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2000
    Age 62
    In 2000, she was inducted into the Alabama Stage and Screen Hall of Fame.
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    In 2000, she appeared at Lincoln Center in a revival of Arthur Laurents's The Time of the Cuckoo.
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  • 1998
    Age 60
    She also appeared in the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap as the director of Camp Walden.
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    Her notable roles in films include All the President's Men, Mrs. Doubtfire, the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap and her role as Mrs. Ruby Deagle in the 1984 box office smash Gremlins.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1983
    Age 45
    In 1983, Holliday joined the cast of the CBS-TV sitcom Private Benjamin as a temporary replacement for series regular Eileen Brennan, who was recovering from a serious car injury.
    More Details Hide Details However, the show was suffering low ratings before Holliday arrived and was shortly canceled. As a result, only one of the two episodes she filmed was aired. Holliday also made appearances on television shows such as The Golden Girls, where she played Rose Nylund's blind sister Lily; in a recurring role as Jill Taylor's mother on Home Improvement, and a regular on The Client. On the Broadway stage, she has appeared in revivals of Arsenic and Old Lace (1986) as Martha Brewster, one of the dotty, homicidal, sweet old aunties; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1990), for which she was nominated for a Tony for her portrayal of "Big Mama"; and Picnic (1994).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1976
    Age 38
    Soon, she was cast - in what would be her major break - in the role of sassy, man-hungry waitress Flo. While on Alice, she became very popular. After appearing on the show from 1976 to 1980, she moved to her own spin-off show, Flo, in which Flo left her residence in Arizona and moved back home.
    More Details Hide Details The show was moderately successful during its first abbreviated season, but ratings declined during the following season, and it was canceled in 1981.
    While working on All Over Town, she befriended the play's director, Dustin Hoffman, who would later work with her on the 1976 movie All the President's Men.
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  • 1973
    Age 35
    In 1973, she moved to New York and appeared in Alice Childress's play Wedding Band at the Public Theater.
    More Details Hide Details More than a year later, she was cast in the Broadway hit All Over Town.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1937
    Born
    Born on July 2, 1937.
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