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Muriel Landers

Highest Rated:   93% Pillow Talk (1959)
Lowest Rated:   27% Doctor Dolittle (1967)
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Comedienne/singer Muriel Landers had a 20 year career in television and movies, the most memorable aspects of which were built around the mixture of her plump physique, sexy voice, and seemingly boundless energy. Born in Chicago in 1921, she made her small-screen performing debut in 1950, surprisingly -- given her subsequent established flair for comedy -- in a pair of dramas on the anthology series The Clock and Lux Video Theater. In the years immediately following, she would exploit her gifts for humor working on the big screen with the Three Stooges (#"Sweet And Hot") and on series such as Make Room For Daddy and The Jack Benny Program, as well as one Bob Hope special. Her girth was, of course, a frequent source of humor surrounding her performances -- she could have been the Totie Fields or the Wendie Jo Sperber of her era -- but Landers carried it well, and could look extremely attractive, and also had a sultry singing voice that she used on occasion to great effect. Jules White, the producer/director in charge of Columbia Pictures' B-movie unit, even proposed a new line of short subjects built around Landers, to be called "Girlie Whirls," but ended the project after a single such effort and, instead, put her to work alongside the Three Stooges. Landers continued performing until the start of the 1970s, when ill-health, caused by hyper-tension, forced her retirement. She passed away in 1977 age 55.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
27% Doctor Dolittle
  • Mrs. blossom
1967
No Score Yet Moon Pilot
  • Fat Lady
1962
93% Pillow Talk
  • `Moose' Fat Girl
1959
No Score Yet Pony Soldier
  • Poks-Ki
1952
29% Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla
  • Salome
1952

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes
1965-1971
  • Nurse Gerda Frieda
  • 1970
  • 1969
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
  • Essiebelle
  • 1964
82% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Marge Moore
  • 1962
No Score Yet The Three Stooges
1934-1959
  • Actor
  • 1958

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