Allyn Ann McLerie - Rotten Tomatoes

Allyn Ann McLerie

Highest Rated:   95% Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
Lowest Rated:   20% Words and Music (1948)
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Gamine-like Canadian singer-dancer Allyn Ann McLerie built her reputation on Broadway, where she made her debut at 16 in the chorus of One Touch of Venus. She rose to stardom playing soubrette roles in such hits as Leonard Bernstein's On the Town and Irving Berlin's Miss Liberty Four years after her tentative movie debut in the 1948 MGM feature Words and Music Ms. McLerie won a Warner Bros. contract when she repeated her Broadway role of Amy Spettigue in the film version of Frank Loesser's Where's Charley? Rapidly outgrowing the wearisome ingenues assigned her by the studio, Allyn temporarily retired in 1954. Resuming her acting, singing and dancing lessons in the mid-1960s, Allyn slowly reemerged as a versatile character actress, popping up in such small but powerful roles as Red Buttons' psychotic dance partner in They Shoot Horses, Don't They (1969) and the "wrong" White House source in All the President's Men (1976). On TV, she played spinsterish secretary Janet Reubner on The Tony Randall Show (1976-78), while on the 1987 critic's darling Days and Nights of Molly Dodd she portrayed Molly's divorced mother. Allyn Ann McLerie has been married twice, to actor/playwright/lyricist Adolph Green and to Broadway leading man George Gaynes.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
75% André Gregory: Before and After Dinner
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Where's Charley?
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Stranger in My Bed
  • Shirley Hunter
1987
No Score Yet Living Proof: The Hank Williams, Jr. Story
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Two Kinds of Love
  • Aunt Emily
1983
No Score Yet Rascals and Robbers/Sawyer and Finn
  • Aunt Polly
1982
No Score Yet Fantasies
  • Shirley
1981
No Score Yet Beulah Land
  • Edna Davis
1980
No Score Yet And Baby Makes Six
  • Dora
1979
No Score Yet Return Engagement
  • Actor
1978
94% All the President's Men
  • Carolyn
1976
No Score Yet Someone I Touched
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Death Scream
  • Mrs. Whitmore
1975
No Score Yet Born Innocent
  • Emma Lasko
1974
No Score Yet France société anonyme (France Inc.)
  • Woman
1974
63% Cinderella Liberty
  • Miss Watkins
1973
62% The Way We Were
  • Rhea Edwards
1973
No Score Yet The Magnificent Seven Ride!
  • Mrs. Donavan
1972
95% Jeremiah Johnson
  • Crazy Woman
1972
80% The Cowboys
  • Ellen Price
1972
89% Monte Walsh
  • Mary Eagle
1970
85% They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
  • Shirl
1969
80% The Reivers
  • Alison McCaslin
1969
No Score Yet Battle Cry
  • Ruby, Waitress
1955
No Score Yet Phantom of the Rue Morgue
  • Yvonne
1954
73% Calamity Jane
  • Katie Brown
1953
20% Words and Music
  • Singer in Garrick Gaeities
1948

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% Brooklyn Bridge
1991-1993
  • Emma
  • 1993
  • 1991
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
  • Roxanne Reed
  • 1988
  • 1984
No Score Yet Simon & Simon
1981-1989
  • Edie
  • 1986
No Score Yet Webster
1983-1989
  • Theo
  • 1986
No Score Yet Knight Rider
1982-1986
  • Marietta
  • 1984
  • 1983
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
  • Henrietta Hettie
  • 1983
  • 1981
No Score Yet The Love Boat
1977-1986
  • Cynthia Parker Liliane Prendergast
  • 1983
  • 1978
No Score Yet WKRP in Cincinnati
1978-1982
  • Carmen
  • 1982
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet Hart to Hart
1979-1984
  • Actor
  • 1981
No Score Yet Barney Miller
1975-1982
  • Harriet Shulton
  • 1980
No Score Yet Medical Center
1969-1976
  • Marion
  • 1974
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
  • Widow Widow Simmons
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Charity Moffet
  • 1970

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